PSU Champions: Final Fantasy VII
- Posted March 14th, 2007 by Justin Pinter
- 6 Comments
Our series looking at past PlayStation games in desperate need of a PS3 makeover continues, with Justin's choice of an obscure RPG that many gamers won't even have heard of (as if!).
Name: Justin Pinter
PSU Role: Journalist and Media Manager
Game Title: Final Fantasy VII
Publisher/Developer: Square Enix
Release date: 1997
Synopsis of the original game
You are Cloud Strife, an ex member of the military group called Soldier. Hired by the rebel group Avalanche, Cloud is thrown into a dangerous world that leads him to come to terms with his shadowy past, and save the world at the same time.
Final Fantasy VII now has such a following that developer Square Enix has made a full length feature CGI movie, Final Fantasy: Advent Children.
Why is the original so good?
Final Fantasy VII is one of the greatest RPG games of all time, mixing traditional turn based action with amazing summons and an emotive and human storyline. As well as being great fun and great value (much was made of the game's duration when it launched), but FFVII featured some of the most memorable characters in gaming such as Cloud, Vincent, Aries, and Sephiroth (the biggest bad ass of all time!).
What would a PS3 remake/sequel add?
To redo the entire Final Fantasy VII game with the PS3 next gen hardware would be amazing; HDR lighting, normal mapping, complete 3D environments, and HD visuals. The summons would make for spectacular viewing with PS3's all new particle effects and next gen color displays. A remake could also expand on the ending of the original and offer side quests and alternate routes - anything really to mean FFVII on PS3 never ends.
Do you agree FFVII would make a good PS3 game or not? Tell us below, and look out for more PSU Champions entering the arena soon.
- 8:44am EDT - September 25th, 2007
I totally agree. Final Fantasy VII should be remade for the PS3. With all the re-releases that they have been putting out since the merger, Square-Enix has shown that it is far more profit minded than Squaresoft was. What I mean is that they have put profits over the release of originality, so why not revamp and release a game that all Final Fantasy fans are clamoring for, rather than another unasked for release of their 8 bit and 16 bit games. A remake of Final Fantasy VII for the PS3 would prove to be a very smart move financially for Square-Enix.
- 5:13pm EDT - October 5th, 2008
a bit random....misplaced article?
no game ive ever played compares to ffvii though
- 5:42am EST - January 2nd, 2010
FF VII remake for Playstation 3? It would be huge impact among fans! XD
If it happen, they must include original version on the same disc for huge comparison. xD
FF VII remake with full new 3D render on PS3 = WIN!
- 2:32am EST - February 14th, 2010
yea remake that game
- 1:04pm EDT - May 6th, 2010
would be freakin class
- 4:06pm EDT - July 2nd, 2010
Am I the only one who does not understand what makes ffvii so good? To me, it's one of my least favourite of the series...having said that, I would buy it if they remade it, but I'd rather have something knew.
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