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Kitase puts the nail in the FF7 remake coffin.



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 11.30.2011 9:36pm
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Zubis
Registered Member



The most depressing thing about this interview is that it suggests that we've seen the end of large open worlds in Square-Enix RPGs.

http://www.oxm.co.uk/36521/interviews/final-fantasy-xiii-2-remaking-ff7-kinect-rpgs-and-killing-the-girly-feel/?page=2

Would you ever remake some of the earlier games in the series simply because you like the setting?

In the transition between XIII to XIII-2, it was quite easy because obviously we kept all the data and the engine - we had just finished using them so it was almost like they hadn't gone cold. The technology was already warm and ready to use, so it was quite good. Also within the team, we still had a feel for the game, it was still new to us, still lingering with us, so we were ready to move on to the sequel.

But if we were to take one of the past Final Fantasy titles and make a sequel to it, I think that would be a lot more challenging because when they were on PlayStation and PlayStation 2 their actual game volume was a lot bigger, kind of. Graphically they weren't as advanced as they are now, but there were lots of towns and worlds and cities and whatever. So if we were to recreate the same kind of game - sequel or not - with the same volume, but give it a much higher level of graphical quality, it would us take three times, four times, even ten times longer to make such a game. So making a sequel for an old game would be a lot more challenging.

We have experimented - Advent Children is a film sequel to Final Fantasy VII, if you like - and we know that the hundreds of fans would like to see a hi-def version of Final Fantasy VII. But if we were to achieve the modern graphical quality at the same time putting in exactly the same world and everything, I think it would take ten times longer as compared to the time we took to produce XIII, for example.








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 11.30.2011 10:06pm


Testament
Mitochondriac



It wouldn't take 10 times as long if you worked 10 times as fast...

Laziness.








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 11.30.2011 10:27pm


Rinoa
Night Star
Administrator



It's not so much laziness, but top level mismanagement of resources and talent. They can't even make proper FF games on time nowadays, how could they even do a remake?



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 12.01.2011 1:08am


Lexx
I know how they work



I like how he out and out says that graphics>content.




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 12.01.2011 1:28am


Crisium
N/A



That explains why much of FFXIII was the same repeating corridor over and over again.  Every area in FFVII was pre-rendered to be perfectly unique, and no two things are alike.  So they are saying this is not possible with modern graphics because it is too hard?

Then give me "inferior" graphics.  Although they have a very low resolution, the backgrounds in the PSX games (more 8 and 9, but some 7) make them still some of the most beautiful games to this day.

XIII is technically astonishing to first behold (especially the characters) but once you see the repeating backgrounds it really loses a lot.




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 12.01.2011 2:37am


Crono
Crono can cross dimensions too!



Yeah... I'd take a VII remake at the PS2 quailty level of graphics.  Hell, just do a PSP/Vita remake.  I know a lot wouldn't like that but I'd be fine.



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 12.01.2011 3:18am


Magnus
Registered Member

Funny he says that yet they made two actual remakes of FFIV.




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 12.01.2011 4:31am


Crux
You're Going To LOVE Me!!!!



Lexx said:

I like how he out and out says that graphics>content.
That's what I was going to say. heh heh




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 12.01.2011 6:25pm


Dr Squirrel
medicine woman



Crono said:

Yeah... I'd take a VII remake at the PS2 quailty level of graphics.  Hell, just do a PSP/Vita remake.  I know a lot wouldn't like that but I'd be fine.

And that way they might actually sell some Vitas.



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 12.01.2011 6:38pm


Sam Biscuits
Jammy Dodgers



Lexx said:

I like how he out and out says that graphics>content.

Crono said:

Yeah... I'd take a VII remake at the PS2 quailty level of graphics.  Hell, just do a PSP/Vita remake.  I know a lot wouldn't like that but I'd be fine.

Yup I agree with this.  Why does better graphics mean a better game?  As Rinoa said Square can't make good Hi-Res FF's anyway.  Go back to pre-rendered graphics I say, as FF's are crap without World Maps.  I mean the last good FF was X released 10 years ago for God's sake!  Not sure how Square are still in business.




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 12.01.2011 7:24pm


Murasame
HALE YEAH



BUT THE BACKGROUNDS WERE STATIC.

WHAT.




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 12.01.2011 11:11pm


Scribe
The Taru



I said it when X was released and I'll say it again... bring back pre-rendered backgrounds please.



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 02.09.2012 12:46am


Spidey
So Sigh Ety



The more likely scenario is that the creators of FF13 have no idea how a good game like FF7 was created, so it baffles them just playing it. I can understand that they don't understand concepts like a fun battle system or characters that you don't want to shoot in the face.




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 02.09.2012 2:43am


Fuuko Sakurada
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But ...but he said it would just be more challenging and would take 10 times longer ...that doesn't mean that they won't do it ...right?



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 02.09.2012 3:36am


kjonez
with a Z



Zubis said:We have experimented - Advent Children is a film sequel to Final Fantasy VII, if you like - and we know that the hundreds of fans would like to see a hi-def version of Final Fantasy VII.

lawl




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