FF7… I think it needs little introduction. For many, it served as a way for fans to jump into the strange world of Japanese RPG’s. The storyline has provided some of the most memorable characters in gaming, and despite a few ‘half sequels’ (which weren’t RPG’s in the same right as FF7) and a fairly decent film as a spinoff, fans have demanded either a remake or a full true sequel.
it doesn’t look like we’ll be getting either anytime soon.
Famitsu (perhaps the most famous gaming magazine in the world, and certainly Japan’s biggest) had an article with Tetsuya Nomura (a character designer for the series) shared his thoughts on the remake and other Square works.
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e are some bullet quotes:
- “I consider Kitase a worthy successor of Final Fantasy.”
- “The new Final Fantasy must overcome the Final Fantasy of the past.”
- “There are a lot of people who want a remake of Final Fantasy VII. However, new titles take precedence. We work our hardest to make something that might be even better than Final Fantasy VII.”
- “At first Yuffie was planned to be an outlaw. There were going to be wanted posters in the street of the opener, one for each of the people you’d become friends.”
It’s a real shame, as I’d have loved to have seen another FF7 game, it’s certainly one of my favorite games of all time. My memories of playing this as a young kid are, well, some of my favorite gaming memories of all time. I can somewhat see his point… but given the sequels to Square’s recent and less popular FF games, it’s puzzling.