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Which FF deserves the remake?!

Final Fantasy II 3 5.08%
 
FF III 1 1.69%
 
FF IV 1 1.69%
 
FF V 1 1.69%
 
FF VI 34 57.63%
 
FF VIII 8 13.56%
 
FF IX 7 11.86%
 
FF X 3 5.08%
 
FF XII 0 0%
 
FF XIII 1 1.69%
 
Total:59
haxxiy said:

Square Enix remade III and IV and they sold almost nothing. They only did VII because developers had the incentive of doing something different, since remaking tit-for-tat is something that elicits almost zero interest from them, and even then it's barely outselling FFXV if that.

I'd say there's a low chance of a faithful, high-budget remake of any of these games ever coming out unless it's something like a gacha remaster, as it is the case for Ever Crisis and likely the I-VI Pixel compilation.

They also had almost no marketing though. I didn't know about the 4 remake until years later when I saw it in a Steam sale. Had no idea about the initial DS release, not as if I would have bought it on DS anyway, but still.

Didn't know about the 3 remake until even more recently (this decade, I believe). So yeah, if they want to sell remakes maybe they should actually market them? They're marketing the hell out of 7 and that's selling.



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Ka-pi96 said:
EnricoPallazzo said:

Thats bad. At the same time, didnt you guys have imports, or game rental places?

I was able to beat it twice around 1995 living in Brazil and believe me, it was really hard to find stuff at that time.

Region locking was a thing back then. We were in the PAL region so anything from Japan/the Americas would be unplayable to us. If there were any import stores they were probably just imported from elsewhere in Europe which obviously wouldn't help. Rental places would only rent stuff that was also sold in the country.

I assume Brazil was the same region as the US? So it would've been easier to import stuff there.

Plus there wouldn't have really been any demand. I'm pretty sure FF7 was the first FF game to release in Europe, so the franchise was literally unknown prior to that. Even if it were easy, people aren't going to import a game they've never heard of.

Thanks for the info, I didnt know about all that. Brazil actually uses a system called PAL-M, I dont know the details but I know that american consoles and VCR's did work for us but the screen would be black and white. Therefore you had to buy a kind of small conversor that you needed to use to make it appear in colour. I really dont know if the PAL-M system use din Brazil has any relation to the PAL system from europe.

One thing that I always wanted to know is if we played the games on a wrong framerate, now I am curious and will do some research on it as it seems games on NTSC and PAL actually used to run at different framerates.

Back to the availability stuff, the game rentals would import the game mostly from US or Japan. We would have those rental places everywhere in big cities.

As for the demand, I dont know, again in Brazil there was demand so probably in Europe there would be demand as those games were covered extensively by games magazines. The first time I beat the game I used one of those guides as I did not know english by then.

Anyway, it's such a great game, so many memories.



Ka-pi96 said:
haxxiy said:

They also had almost no marketing though. I didn't know about the 4 remake until years later when I saw it in a Steam sale. Had no idea about the initial DS release, not as if I would have bought it on DS anyway, but still.

Didn't know about the 3 remake until even more recently (this decade, I believe). So yeah, if they want to sell remakes maybe they should actually market them? They're marketing the hell out of 7 and that's selling.

I mean, put yourself in their shoes. If "marketing the hell out of it" is the solution, they might as well do it for FFXIV or the upcoming FFXVI instead of looking back to an older title... since most of these sold less than XIV or XV back then, to begin with.

Not that it wouldn't be cool if Square Enix outsourced past FFs to a lesser third party dev to do remakes of these games with a mid-sized budget. You have examples of that out there such as Tony Hawk or Metroid 2. But "cool thing that developers won't do" is a gigantic list and has always been, so yeah.



 

 

 

 

 

None!

Stop making and stop asking for remakes of old games, give us new games instead.



Imagine VIII, but with a good junction system and other quality of life improvements. Make drawing less tedious and the junction system so you cannot break the game.
Imagine how scenes like the space-mission, or the war of the gardens could play out with modern graphics and gameplay. Or how Odin and Gilgamesh come about in this game. All the cool summons. And Esther, the hidden city. That would be so neat.



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Bristow9091 said:

There's more strategy involved in the remake combat than the original, and you can button mash in the original as well so your argument isn't exactly strong lol :P 

Neither is anyone elses that are saying otherwise. ATB was replaced with pressing square over and over in a short period of time. Didn't do this in the original, still don't do this. Making a choice every now and then is not button mashing, this part of FF7R worked, it was good, the entire game should have been that. Not mash square to do that.



Hmm, pie.

Otter said:

Yeah, I also miss turn based but we have to move passed the idea of that turn based equals tactical and action equals button mashing. You cannot button mash your way through FFVIIR lol

For me, things I miss about turn based.
1. Full input on all characters
2. clear overview of all combat actions
3. Cinematic angles and presentation of your characters, enemies and attacks.
4. Not concerning yourself with reflexes allows you to focus on tactics more (if battle calls for it)

IKR? There are turn based RPG that are nothing more than animes with gameplay and almost no need for any strategic or tactical input. There is a game is so often praised for being the epitome of a good RPG just because it's old-school  but in reality you can beat the said game only using the strongest attack available + healing. Buffs, debuffs and negative stats usage is circunstancial to a point of being negible, weapon or element advantage is noexistent, skills are mostly all the same, just do the basic  MP and HP management for 80 hours straight and you will win every battle without breaking a sweat 



VI but I would be happy if they just re release slightly enhanced versions of the DS versions of FFIII and IV. Both of those where very good especially IV since its one of only a few DS games that also had voice acting.



Spindel said:

None!

Stop making and stop asking for remakes of old games, give us new games instead.

The problem with that is I haven't liked a "new" FF game since 2002. So with 20 years of failing to make a good new game... why would I want more of that when I can ask for remakes of games I already know are good instead?



Ka-pi96 said:
Spindel said:

None!

Stop making and stop asking for remakes of old games, give us new games instead.

The problem with that is I haven't liked a "new" FF game since 2002. So with 20 years of failing to make a good new game... why would I want more of that when I can ask for remakes of games I already know are good instead?

Oh yes, I can only second that. X was the last good one for me. XI is completely uninteresting to me, as is XIV, since they are MMOJRPGs. XII was good, but not for me. XIII and XV were hot garbage. Much potential in them, but almost all of it wasted.

It is honestly a miracle to me, that I'm hopeful for XVI.