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Wolf Kanno
03-09-2011, 04:09 AM
Since SE just loves porting and remaking this game to every console they can find, have you ever wondered what it would be like if SE decided to completely remake this game into something more modern, like giving the characters personalities, writing a full-fledged story with the characters harrowing adventures and escapades and an updated battle system? You probably haven't but work with me here.

What do you think it would be like and would you play it?

Vyk
03-09-2011, 04:46 AM
Hm, this just makes me want the guys behind South Park to help Brian Clevenger create an 8-bit Theater game xD I don't think I'd be all that interested in them just fleshing it out more. I think I'd like a whole new re-imagining though

Shaibana
03-09-2011, 05:34 PM
hhhmmmm.. i think i would play it anyway... and maybe even more bcaus i Dont know FF1..
So for me it would be a new story, and i wouldnt harm 'my feelings' about the origional.

Depression Moon
03-09-2011, 10:56 PM
I've said for a while that I want a PS3 remake for this game. It's the original it deserves the full-blown treatment. Keep the main characters nameless though. If there is voice acting just have everyone call each other by their job names.

Vyk
03-10-2011, 05:09 AM
Again, 8-Bit Theater. Maybe the 3D.Game Hero people could develop it. They seem to know how to update nostalgia

Shaibana
03-10-2011, 05:17 PM
Keep them nameles? wy? :o

Del Murder
03-12-2011, 09:27 AM
This sounds like a wonderful idea. This game has enough remakes that just update graphics and gameplay. It would be really cool to see a completely new vision of this game. I think they should do it!

Loony BoB
03-12-2011, 10:04 AM
I'm only halfway through the game but I would love this, as I've found the one thing it really, really lacks is a character-driven storyline. But since I named mine after EoFFers I can at least have a little story going in my head about it. But yeah, I'd love for a bit of light personality to be given to the characters. Not sure about a fully deep storyline on par with the later FF's, but class-driven personality at least would be nice.

Christmas
03-12-2011, 11:50 AM
Garland turning out to be one of the character's father will be cool. :bigsmile:

Jiro
03-13-2011, 01:21 PM
I don't think FF needs help being a Star Wars copycat :p

I would love to see them just go to town on it. It'd be a whole new game. I mean, the plot might not stand up to others these days, but man it would be fun to do :bou::bou::bou::bou: for a reason :p

VeloZer0
03-13-2011, 05:00 PM
As cool as it would be to have FF Re-Imagined into a new game, I can't help but think they would have to do so much work to it they might as well just make a new game from scratch.

Heath
04-02-2011, 07:02 PM
I agree with Del and BoB. It didn't bother me hugely about the lack of personality amongst the player characters because it's not all that uncommon (Link from Zelda? The main character in a Pokemon game?), though I certainly think it might make the game better. Having said that, it'd be interesting to see how they'd actually make that work because presumably they'd need to give each character a back story/reason for being part of the Warriors of Light. I think VeloZer0 is right though, if they're going to put that much work in, they might as well make a new game.

Remon
04-02-2011, 09:42 PM
Well one silent character is understandable. But four silent characters? Not that much. It might have worked back then, but now it's kind of frustrating. The only reason I played this game was just for the sake of playing it. What is a FF fan who hasn't played the first game? So I had to endure the lack of characters.
But yeah, if they're going to do it I think it would probably be something like FF3 on DS. So why not?

Rostum
04-03-2011, 11:44 PM
Since SE just loves porting and remaking this game to every console they can find, have you ever wondered what it would be like if SE decided to completely remake this game into something more modern, like giving the characters personalities, writing a full-fledged story with the characters harrowing adventures and escapades and an updated battle system? You probably haven't but work with me here.

May as well just make a new Final Fantasy game then, either main or side title.

Bastian
04-19-2011, 03:57 AM
I really think they should do something like that, but not for ps3. maybe the 3ds or the rumored new Nintendo console, so that they can keep the light and colorful vibe of the older FF games. I would think it would be something like the FF3 remake for the ds where they created actual characters with backstories and personalities. That turned out to be very effective for FF3, and I would imagine FF1 would benefit from such a treatment even more.

Depression Moon
04-19-2011, 07:19 PM
Why couldn't it be light and colorful on the PS3?

Cihnyl
04-24-2011, 11:52 AM
As cool as it would be to have FF Re-Imagined into a new game, I can't help but think they would have to do so much work to it they might as well just make a new game from scratch.
That's what I think too. Well, I've never played the game, but I've watched my brother struggle to understand the world map, environment, and surrounding objects. So from what I've seen, I'd say they should make a complete new game based on it (...though, isn't that what Final Fantasy IX was for?).

Even if they did revamp the game, I'd probably end up playing it anyway.

ReloadPsi
04-27-2011, 02:44 PM
Why couldn't it be light and colorful on the PS3?

Because brown and grey games are the PS3's selling point for some stupid reason.

nectarsis
01-25-2012, 10:35 PM
Wouldn't this idea effectively be what is FF III (Famicom)?

Lamia
02-01-2012, 07:38 AM
I guess I am in the minority here. I don't think that the Four Warriors of Light need to be fleshed out. I mean, maybe it's because FFI was my first FF and while I love the way the series has evolved the first FF was a different kind of game. Your warriors are supposed to be nameless because it is about your choice. You choose the name and job class.

I would definitely play a re-imagining though. But I think instead of trying to make FFI like later FFs, that they should soup up what is already there. A dramatic graphics overhaul is a must. Maybe there should be more job classes and abilities and greater visual customization of your characters. It would be like a Western RPG exceptyou get to customize FOUR characters :P The world would also need to be expanded and made more interesting to fit with modern times, as the original is a very simple and short game. In conclusion, a re-imagining would be like an open world Western RPG, but with improved turn based battle system and a JRPG art style.

Bolivar
02-01-2012, 01:44 PM
Your warriors are supposed to be nameless because it is about your choice. You choose the name and job class.

That's how I feel.

I'd like a PSN/XBLA remake with modest 3d, but high resolution graphics, preferably a more chibi art style like FFIX. Add in all the standard job classes we've come to know and love, like Dark Knight, Geomancer, and Dragoon. Balance them so they're all useful. Bring in more weapons and items, especially ones we've gotten used to, like Gladius or Gungnir. Throw in a novel customization system, again, like FFIX's abilities. Give us the ability to catch Chocobos, and throw in a moggle here and there.

Now, let us connect via PSN/Xbox Live where we can bring one character online to form parties with other players, with matchmaking to ensure similar levels/points in the story. Let us run around the dungeons free like in FFXII, but when you're in a "battle radius" with an enemy, you and whoever you're matchmade, also in that circle, get assigned turns in the battle. Maybe make a randomized loot system like Diablo II to make it addicting. Matter fact, give us a few procedurally generated dungeons to keep us coming back for more.

But keep the dungeon/town/world map design the same. The only issue is you might need to rebalance that section after the Dark Elf episode where you leave the huge pond/sea in the middle and start branching out to go after the crystals. You know how they just let you go back and get a ton of free items? Yeah, that might need to change or people might be at unequal footing at similar points in the multiplayer.

VeloZer0
02-01-2012, 02:40 PM
I'd like a PSN/XBLA remake with modest 3d, but high resolution graphics, preferably a more chibi art style like FFIX. Add in all the standard job classes we've come to know and love, like Dark Knight, Geomancer, and Dragoon. Balance them so they're all useful.
Maybe they could do something like have you pick from 6 at the start and then get the chance to chose between two different class upgrades.

Even cooler would be getting the choice between two different upgrades every crystal. The downside of this is that you need to make 13x6 new classes. Given this I would advocate having the characters start as teenagers/young adults, and have the original class change quest make you adults? Or work out some system that gives you some tangible benefit from each crystal. (While keeping the spirit of not changing classes.)



You know how they just let you go back and get a ton of free items? Yeah, that might need to change or people might be at unequal footing at similar points in the multiplayer.
That was the best part of the game for the OCD treasure hunter in all of us.

Bolivar
02-02-2012, 01:23 PM
Maybe they could do something like have you pick from 6 at the start and then get the chance to chose between two different class upgrades.

Even cooler would be getting the choice between two different upgrades every crystal. The downside of this is that you need to make 13x6 new classes. Given this I would advocate having the characters start as teenagers/young adults, and have the original class change quest make you adults? Or work out some system that gives you some tangible benefit from each crystal. (While keeping the spirit of not changing classes.)

Upgrading every crystal is a good idea, maybe instead of a class change (to cut down on jobs) you could choose from a set of abilities and stat boosts, like choosing to give your Warrior something like Cover or a desperation attack.

Going with your aging idea, I think it would be cool if after each crystal your characters got slightly more badass-looking after each one, instead of all at once with the Castle of Ordeals, more like Ramza in the FFTactics chapters. Maybe give the warrior a slick shoulder plate or give the B.Belt a bandana after Lich. Or, going with the customization theme, let the players choose. That would probably increase the novelty of the online element, if one players thief looked a little different from another player's thief.




That was the best part of the game for the OCD treasure hunter in all of us.

Maybe it would be a good idea then to randomize some of the loot, and have the rest determined by your party composition, like a party with a red mage would get some slick red coat or a party with a black mage would get a pointy hat with some abilities.

Jiro
02-02-2012, 04:46 PM
Upgrading every crystal is a good idea, maybe instead of a class change (to cut down on jobs) you could choose from a set of abilities and stat boosts, like choosing to give your Warrior something like Cover or a desperation attack.


That's a pretty neat idea.

VeloZer0
02-02-2012, 06:49 PM
That would actually be really cool, with each of the abilities affecting the character art in some small way. Like having counter give you some spikes on your pauldrons, or cover making your shield appear slightly larger.

I would also go as far as make these upgrades 'upgrade' when you change class.

KentaRawr!
02-15-2012, 11:13 PM
A new game following the same premise would be really cool, but I'm not sure if I'd like the developers to be limited to the game's original formula. Although, I think that if they remade FF5 in the same way suggested here, it'd be all kinds of awesome. :kakapo:

ignoman
02-24-2012, 03:45 PM
I don't think they need to augment the story any (I think it's fine, with plenty of fantastic elements, time travel, what have you).

Part of the game's charm is that the characters are YOURS, and it would be kindof a shame to see it turned into another RPG with tons of canned dialogue and personality.

There are, however, many things they could do to make the game more modern:

Additional class options. There's no reason why other fantasy staples couldn't be implemented, like druids, rangers, barbarians, chemists, acrobats, what have you.

Real time (FFXII) style battle system. I think you could pull it off *without even changing the underlying mechanics at all*, and that would be quite cool.

More dungeons. Longer dungeons. Randomly generated and placed dungeons so the adventure is new every time.

More challenging monsters. Stronger bosses. More powerful spells. Melee classes have it easy in FF, it'd be good to see the mages bringing some *real* power against some truly challenging opponents. Mages are supposed to be glass cannons in D&D, they have the glass part down, but when you shoot a cannon it should only fire *once* and it should hurt *a lot*.