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That's a good score so far. I'm still going to wait until all three eisodes are out, whenever this may be.



Gameplay > Graphics

Substance > Style

Art Direction > Realism

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Overall a really good score. Wonder how everything turns out with the other episodes.



Metallox said:
AngryLittleAlchemist said:

You must have never taken a programming class. 

I'm not sure what programming as a whole, or a basic programming class for that matter, says about not being able to adapt an overambitious 1997 game to the modern tastes and preferences. 

To be fair, you have to have a very good grasp of quantum physics to understand Final Fantasy 7, let alone the remake. 



deskpro2k3 said:
SammyGiireal said:

If those spoilers are true, then it is worst than anything I could have ever imagined in terms of ruining the cannon of the OG game.

It's definitely not a remaster. Good thing it says It's Remake on the box. I mean I'm ok with changes, it gives a fresh new experience, but to each their own I guess.

A remake could change the graphic, the art style, the gameplay system and the control, but still keep the main plot. This game don't do that, it's a reboot. 



Leynos said:
The Kingdom's hearts fucking garbage turned me off this game entirely. I thought about getting it down the road when all eps were out but knowing what I know now. I further hate Nomura and I was never a fan of his. He sure did find a way to fuck this story up.

Having watched the ending, I don't necessarily mind what they did... but the marketing behind it is kind of horrid.  

It seems like they want to do something waaaaaay different with the story... and again, that's not inherently a bad thing, but a lot of fans are buying this specifically because they want a faithful adaptation of the original, and it looks like that's not what they intend on doing... and a lot of fans won't find that out until 60 dollars and 30 hours later.



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I'm a slight bit bummed about the reviews I'm reading so far.

While it sucks to know that we won't get to enjoy the full story for some time, it's something we've known for awhile, and I've come to terms with it. I can't hold out on playing this until the other games are released; I don't have the discipline.

Today I looked at reviews for the first time, and my reaction was negative (like most people here, despite some maybe suppressing this feeling in the interests of making the hype lead to a better personal experience). But it isn't only the scores, but the reviews themselves. I play games thoroughly and try to complete most all side content, but apparently the sidequests in this game are mostly filler quests that aren't integrated into the main story.

Polygon:

"Side quests in Remake are awkwardly cordoned off from the rest of the game. At a few points, typically upon arriving in a new town, you’ll have an opportunity to stop progressing the main story for a while and run around doing errands for people, but that opportunity closes the moment you decide to resume the central quest. This format prevents the quests from feeling like an organic, integrated aspect of the world and the lives of its people.

And the content just isn’t very interesting. You might have to find cats in different spots around the slums, or do a generic go-here-and-kill-the-monsters quest for a generic NPC. They’re filler, in other words, and not particularly enjoyable or inventive filler."


I tend to be a lot more negative when I post late at night, so maybe I will feel different about this tomorrow. I'm still looking forward to playing the game, but it doesn't seem like it's going to be as epic as I was hoping.

Edit: I'm also upset because one of my joy-cons started drifting and Nintendo's support is closed until further notice.

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Immersiveunreality said:
thismeintiel said:

This is NOT a remake.  This is a sequel (a lazy one) being advertised as a remake so more buy it.  A remake is what SE promised people.  A remake is what SE has been advertising this whole time.  New game mechanics.  New graphics and camera.  The story is to remain mainly the same, with a few additions to flesh it out. Again, this is what SE has been advertising it as for YEARS, now.  They lied to sell some crappy story about

Spoiler!
time travel and/or alternate dimensions.

It's not what you want from a remake but it remains a remake.

What i saw and heard from the reviews is what i expected from the information we got over the years by square enix.

This is a reboot.

DonFerrari said:
thismeintiel said:

I think you mean Aerith, but who knows, Tifa may be the one to die in this one.  Like I said, this is not a remake.  It's not following the same story.

I guess in your eyes Terminator: Genisys was a remake, just because it retreads some familiar scenes from the first film.  As someone said above, this is closer to a reboot like Genisys than a remake, like, say, the latest Little Women.  Anyone who is thinking that the main plot points will remain the same from the OG FF7 needs to look into spoilers before they plop down $70, like I was going to for the Deluxe Edition.

You said sequel.

A remake can and usually is a retelling, things are different, if not it would be a remaster.

You may not like this game or the whole story/game, but that doesn`t change it to not being a remake.

Wait for the whole thing to be concluded if you wish and then after full evaluation of what happens you can make your decision if it is good or bad.

Look at all other remakes so far, all the major plots with characters are still remained, this is a reboot.

Immersiveunreality said:
thismeintiel said:

I think you mean Aerith, but who knows, Tifa may be the one to die in this one.  Like I said, this is not a remake.  It's not following the same story.

I guess in your eyes Terminator: Genisys was a remake, just because it retreads some familiar scenes from the first film.  As someone said above, this is closer to a reboot like Genisys than a remake, like, say, the latest Little Women.  Anyone who is thinking that the main plot points will remain the same from the OG FF7 needs to look into spoilers before they plop down $70, like I was going to for the Deluxe Edition.

First bolded:No not at all.

Second:Most of the main plot points are still intact while it is also a retreading of the same scenes + extras.

Most, not all. Changing some major plot points mean this is a reboot, not remake.

DonFerrari said:
thismeintiel said:

And Terminator: Geniys is also a sequel.  This game is the same thing.  It is not a remake of FF7. 

Spoiler!
It is about going back in time to change the story of FF7.  With Ghost of Fate not succeeding in getting the story back to how it was originally supposed to play out.  I mean you fight Sephiroth as the One-Winged Angel at the end of this game for Christ's sake.

This game isn`t a sequel and I won`t read spoilers.

Of course, it isn't a sequel, more like an alternative story of the original FFVII, basically, a reboot.



Here is the ending scene, look like some changes of the main plot again:



JWeinCom said:
Leynos said:
The Kingdom's hearts fucking garbage turned me off this game entirely. I thought about getting it down the road when all eps were out but knowing what I know now. I further hate Nomura and I was never a fan of his. He sure did find a way to fuck this story up.

Having watched the ending, I don't necessarily mind what they did... but the marketing behind it is kind of horrid.  

It seems like they want to do something waaaaaay different with the story... and again, that's not inherently a bad thing, but a lot of fans are buying this specifically because they want a faithful adaptation of the original, and it looks like that's not what they intend on doing... and a lot of fans won't find that out until 60 dollars and 30 hours later.

It feels like they went Terminator Genisys with the story. It seems like they also took Kingdom Hearts X FFXV put them in a blender and added a FF7 skin. I hate KH and FFXV. I figured they would maybe expand on the old game like the demo showed.  The old game modernized and like you say. That's what was advertised, that's not what was delivered. Metascores mean little to me. FFXIII and XV got good reviews and both are awful games. Now I won't ask for an FFIX remake unless Sakaguchi was contracted to direct it.



Bite my shiny metal cockpit!

A tad lower score than I expected. The visual inconsistencies will damage immersion for me, and the side quests are apparently as bad as I thought they'd be. And from the spoilers I accidentally saw, I'm getting the feeling that a certain character may end up NOT dying in later episodes which would be a freaking disaster. I'd only accept changes like this if time travel/dimensions is a significant and established element of a fictional universe, which it isn't in FF7 as far as I know/remember.

That apart, this is looking like a great game, and a soild base to build the hopefully-more-open and better-polished sequel upon.