Final Fantasy VII Remake (PS3): Reasons why it should not happen

 

By Posted 7 May 2010, 11:14

While most of you are still praying for Square-Enix to confirm a PS3 remake of legendary PS1 title Final Fantasy VII, we have an interesting article for you to check out, which lists three reasons why it SHOULDNT happen.

As reported from TheSilentChief, interest in a FF7 remake has gathered speed ever since Square-Enix released the game as a PS1 classic on the Playstation network store.

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While most would jump at any talk on a remake for the PS3, TheSilentChief has other ideas. They explain that the game would take far too long to develop, while they also fear that a new development team for the game would make too many changes to the core elements of the game, including that battle system within FF7 that we all loved dearly.

Finally, the last reason and probably the most significant of all, is that they think the game should not be touched at all, because it is simply a ‘masterpiece’. I have to say that I agree with them on that front. While towns and characters in HD would be amazing, I fear that too many changes will just spoil the game and risk ruining the legacy.

Do you agree with this or not? Let us know your opinions on a remake.

  • Anonymous

    I personally would love to see a final fantasy 7 remake for the PS3. i mean is it that unrealistis for them to make it without making that many changes. cant they just amp up on the graphics and leave it at that. also i enjoyed the original turn based attack. I even grew to like the final fantasy 12 battle system but i felt the final fantasy 13 wasnt that great. that was just an additinal thought. so if there is a final fantasy 7 remake they should definitly not touch the battle system. leave as is

  • Kenny

    Shut the fuck up

  • Sam

    I don't see why remaking FF7 would hurt anyone. Sure it was a masterpiece, but is playing it with better graphics going to ruin your memory of it? Is playing it, even if they change the battle system, going to affect your memories? Well it shouldn't. Personally, I think it would be brilliant if they remade it. I have many friends who have seen the film and/or played Crisis Core, but never the original game, and the simple reason that they haven't is because it is too old and the graphics look weird. I don't really blame them. I would leap at the opporunity to play it with better graphics myself, but why I really want a remake is so I can discuss it with my friends, because I loved the story, and they won't change that.

  • Sam

    I don't see why remaking FF7 would hurt anyone. Sure it was a masterpiece, but is playing it with better graphics going to ruin your memory of it? Is playing it, even if they change the battle system, going to affect your memories? Well it shouldn't. Personally, I think it would be brilliant if they remade it. I have many friends who have seen the film and/or played Crisis Core, but never the original game, and the simple reason that they haven't is because it is too old and the graphics look weird. I don't really blame them. I would leap at the opporunity to play it with better graphics myself, but why I really want a remake is so I can discuss it with my friends, because I loved the story, and they won't change that.

  • Sam

    I don't see why remaking FF7 would hurt anyone. Sure it was a masterpiece, but is playing it with better graphics going to ruin your memory of it? Is playing it, even if they change the battle system, going to affect your memories? Well it shouldn't. Personally, I think it would be brilliant if they remade it. I have many friends who have seen the film and/or played Crisis Core, but never the original game, and the simple reason that they haven't is because it is too old and the graphics look weird. I don't really blame them. I would leap at the opporunity to play it with better graphics myself, but why I really want a remake is so I can discuss it with my friends, because I loved the story, and they won't change that.

  • Sam

    I don't see why remaking FF7 would hurt anyone. Sure it was a masterpiece, but is playing it with better graphics going to ruin your memory of it? Is playing it, even if they change the battle system, going to affect your memories? Well it shouldn't. Personally, I think it would be brilliant if they remade it. I have many friends who have seen the film and/or played Crisis Core, but never the original game, and the simple reason that they haven't is because it is too old and the graphics look weird. I don't really blame them. I would leap at the opporunity to play it with better graphics myself, but why I really want a remake is so I can discuss it with my friends, because I loved the story, and they won't change that.

  • Booga

    There's no way ff 7 could get a tainted reputation even if they did make a messed up new version. The old would still be looked at as a masterpiece. I wish they would make an updated version and put ff13 to shame

  • Booga

    There's no way ff 7 could get a tainted reputation even if they did make a messed up new version. The old would still be looked at as a masterpiece. I wish they would make an updated version and put ff13 to shame

  • Chris

    It’s stupid. No one’s asking them to re-do the whole format of the game. Just re-do the original backgrounds, characters and everything else as in 1080 resolution with much greater detail and leave the core game itself exactly as it is… I don’t think fans want a remake, they just want a higher resolution, more detailed and graphically sophisticated version of the original.

  • Wing

    Kenny iu wanna fight

  • Dejitaru Entertainment

    I am open to a FF7 remake. Even if they do put a lot of changes, I am ready to accept it as a new game unrelated to the old FF7, and therefore my memory of FF7 won't be tainted.

  • Dejitaru Entertainment

    I am open to a FF7 remake. Even if they do put a lot of changes, I am ready to accept it as a new game unrelated to the old FF7, and therefore my memory of FF7 won't be tainted.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/dejient dejient

    I am open to any FF7 remake. Even if they do put a lot of changes, I am ready to accept it as a new game unrelated to the old FF7, and therefore my memory of FF7 won't be tainted.

    I am actually more interested if they make some changes in the story, like make it darker or more complex, or perhaps increase/reduce the number of dying characters. :p

    • alex

      No no, aerith was enough.

  • Wizz

    What about older remaked FF's? They are not ruined by better graphics! If you don't want a remake then don't and don't buy it when it comes -_- I would buy a PS3 for this game…

  • Wizz

    What about older remaked FF's? They are not ruined by better graphics! If you don't want a remake then don't and don't buy it when it comes -_- I would buy a PS3 for this game…

  • jim-x

    i definitely agree – because with the length of time it would take, they might as well continue to deliver us equally amazing NEW games… what's the point of looking back?

    • Alex

      for entertainment. the purpose of videogames.

  • Quartz

    Keep the core gameplay as is, enhance the graphics using the graphics engine of FF13 and there you have it, nothing would taint the memories of FF7 for me. It's perfection but a newer updated version is more than welcome…PLEASE SQUARE it would rock my world!!! lol =)

  • cowjedi

    but its okay to remake final fantasy IV like a bajillion times and for every console!

  • cowjedi

    but its okay to remake final fantasy IV like a bajillion times and for every console!

  • Anonymous

    Just Improve Graphics And Leave Battle System Alone, Dont Change Sound Effects And It Wont Hurt No One

  • Alex

    Think someone should post something along the lines of "Final Fantasy 7 Remake: Why it should happen" ff7 remake yes please

  • Alex

    Do not agree with your "Final Fantasy VII remake should not happen" post.

    -Fans have been asking for it, and we keep getting stuff we did not ask for.(Advent Children, Crisis Core, Dirge) although those weren't bad things IMO
    -It won't "ruin the legacy" for one simple fact, if you don't want to, you don't have to play the newer version.
    -A remake is needed to run into the conclusion of the final fantasy VII world. Example, the remake with up to date graphics leads into the final game(and not a sidestory of vincents or barrets etc) Obviously sephiroth keeps coming back and Advent Children did not see him dissapear for good he will come back. So (the main character being cloud again for once) the next game would have to find a way to have him stop coming back, be it clouds death too if it must because the two are linked.

    You could just go straight to that conclusion game however we wouldnt exactly need both as it would take alottt of time. But we do need that conclusion.

  • Blank, the Worth

    It is a RE-MAKE. That means, no changes, just better graphics and maybe itens, (i guess and hope so)

  • FFx

    NO I DONT AGREE AT ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Shay

    Personally for me I think it would be great as a remake. I think the graphics and characters would be absolutely AMAZING! I agree with the person above a Remake means not changing anything at all. I don't have a PS3 but if you get this game on the shelf I bet you anything PS3 will start sky rocketing in profits cause I sure as hell would buy one for this "masterpiece" game. :)

  • Frankie Negron

    Well just as many of you, I love the Final Fantasy series. We can’t deny that FF VII was an icon that many tried and still trying to copy in some way. Don’t misunderstand me; I love all FFs, currently playing XIII and waiting for Versus, and remaking VII will not only bring great joy to our hearts but imagine how the business will grow and learn form it once again. So let admit it, if the director of Final Fantasy XIII, Motomu Toriyama “really want to remake FFVII” if he had the manpower, there’s plenty of us here willing to help, even if all we got to do is give coffee to all those smart programmers. Really, just imagine… and don’t lose hope.

  • zack

    as long as they dont mess up the legacy of how cloud became the badass he is now and they dont mess up the story line then a final fantasy 7 remake will be ok but they have to inclued angeal and genisis form crisis core

  • cloud

    my friends final fantasy 7 was truly square soft best final fantasy game ever but if they did try to change the story line of the remake from the first ps1 version then they better make it better im not trying to say that the first story line was bad im just saying that if they did change it they should add stuff like show cloud having flash backs of zack fair his best friend time and time agean when playing and also show the true demented nature of sephiroth make truly play the role of hero turned villen so if square enix is truly making a ff7 remake they better make us surprided when we play as in dont make it dumb make it amazing make it the best ff7 remake in the history of final fantasy all hail cloud strif

  • Jimmy

    Im up for a remake but for all you ppl saying jsut change the graphics and keep the core unchanged your dreaming… putting in voice acting alone changes the game alot, there were jsut somethings that worked in the original because there was no voice acting at all.
    so for it to work there will need to be major changes other then the graphics

  • Brian

    I agree with you 110% just for the fact i would rather the game go down as a living legacy then as a pile of heeping sh*t cause yes as u stated new developers and designers want to add their touch into the game so they leave their mark in a legend and ruin the entire story and gameplay that we all know and love.. i would love to see a remake in HD but i never want to see some young group "try" and make a masterpiece better cause it can never be better then it alrdy is..

  • sniper_16

    It would be better in HD.. don’t make any changes..

  • Ben Jammin’

    I think that they should make a HD version of Crisis Core along with FFVII on the disc (or separate), just so you can get an idea of the whole story!