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Is FFVIIR part 1 enough of a game for full price?

Yes 23 60.53%
 
No 15 39.47%
 
No game is worth 60 USD 0 0%
 
Total:38

I didn't even know this games comes in multiple pieces. Well, not buying this Humpty Dumpty until the king's men have put it back together.



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DonFerrari said:
Pemalite said:

The difference here it's a single game split up into multiple parts, so I would personally believe there should be a stronger emphasis on releasing all those parts on a single platform.

Split compared to FFVIIR sure, still LOTR for example is a single book and Godfather as well both were turned in 3 movies (and in godfather case took a long time). It is just a matter of perspective, a trilogy is still one story split in 3. It is just that you are hang on the original being single piece. Still the remake is enough content and self-contained to be satisfying by itself.

I dunno. Just doesn't sit well with me.

I mean... Mass Effect was amazing because there was no "generational leap" in all three games, they all use the same game engine and they were all released on the same hardware, so playing through all three games is great and not jarring.

I would have preferred it being a single release though... And one day I might get that opportunity if Bioware pulls it's finger out.



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JWeinCom said:
Despite what my ex says, length doesn't matter... or at least it's not the only thing that matters.

The complaint about splitting it into parts wasn't so much about the game being short, it was about a) having a lot of filler and b)having to buy three or more games to experience the complete narrative.

To avoid accusations of bias, I'll use Xenoblade Chronicles as an example instead. There are a ton of sidequests in this game that you have to do if you want to unlock certain things... and a lot of them suck. Halving the number of sidequests would have meant less game, but it would actually make me enjoy it more.

FF7 Remake is just not a complete narrative. By the end of the story the conflict is completely unresolved, and aside from Cloud becoming maybe slightly less stiff, there's not a ton of character growth. Whereas a game like Mass Effect 2 or Uncharted 2 is despite being being part of a larger story. It seems like to get the full narrative experience we're looking at at least 3 games for 180 bucks (if we buy them full price), and potentially upwards of 100 hours. Which... if you really love the game, I guess is a good thing. But in a world where I have limited time, limited funds, and a lot of games, there is something to be said for a more compact experience.

It's hard to judge whether or not the decision was a good one before seeing how the rest of the still undetermined number of parts are done. But again, it's really not about the length. The game's length is perfectly acceptable for an action RPG. That being said, I felt that the original game which took me about 25 hours with doing pretty much all the sidequests besides Chocobo racing (the 3x speed mode is a godsend) provided a more complete and ultimately fulfilling experience than the Remake, which to be clear I liked very much, provided.

Captain_Yuri have you taken to editing the beginning of JWeincom's posts or is it a case where you may need to speak with your lawyer.



shikamaru317 said:
From what I’ve seen it is definitely a full sized game. A playthrough with all main and side quests and a decent amount of grinding can easily go over 40 hours.

Even without grinding if you do all 24 sidequests (there are 26 total, but one chapter have you choose between doing 2 sidequests or the other 2) it will round 40h to finish first time if you explored the map to pick the weapons, minded the intel mission and colisseum.

numberwang said:

I didn't even know this games comes in multiple pieces. Well, not buying this Humpty Dumpty until the king's men have put it back together.

They have announced it would be like this for over 3 years already, seems like you don't care much about the title.

Pemalite said:
DonFerrari said:

Split compared to FFVIIR sure, still LOTR for example is a single book and Godfather as well both were turned in 3 movies (and in godfather case took a long time). It is just a matter of perspective, a trilogy is still one story split in 3. It is just that you are hang on the original being single piece. Still the remake is enough content and self-contained to be satisfying by itself.

I dunno. Just doesn't sit well with me.

I mean... Mass Effect was amazing because there was no "generational leap" in all three games, they all use the same game engine and they were all released on the same hardware, so playing through all three games is great and not jarring.

I would have preferred it being a single release though... And one day I might get that opportunity if Bioware pulls it's finger out.

Understand and it is valid, it have the two sides one that like to play it all at once and have that experience blowing some others like the expectation. I'm of the first type as well, but I can appreciate the expectation (I have been reading One Piece for over 15 years and know it will take another decade for it to finish).



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To me any very good RPG will easily beat it, it lacks a lot of gameplay and exploration



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I feel like it's worth the $60, it has enough content to be a solid stand alone game. Not every game has to be a 150hr platinum



PortisheadBiscuit said:
I feel like it's worth the $60, it has enough content to be a solid stand alone game. Not every game has to be a 150hr platinum

Usually I don't like the 150 platinum because a lot of it is just to much grind and pointless stuff on collecting and exploring.

For me persona 5 had a good balance but almost gone to much on grinding fest.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."