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Wolf Kanno
12-15-2015, 06:39 PM
Famitsu (http://www.siliconera.com/2015/12/15/final-fantasy-vii-remake-plans-to-delve-more-deeply-into-biggs-wedge-and-jessie/) just ran an article on the game and gave us some new tidbits. Let the hype/backlash commence.

For those who are too lazy to click on the article:

- We'll get to explore all the parts of Midgard.

- The story is going to develop Biggs, Wedge, and Jessie a little more.

- SE is not sure how many Episodes there will be at this point.

- No word on any online features yet.

- The Main Scenario for the first part of the multi-series is complete.

- The game is using the Unreal Engine 4 and the KH team is apparently helping develop it.

- The addition of VA work means that Cloud's "voices" will be more interesting and meaningful.

- Expect most of the Advent Children VA cast to reprise their roles.

- The "ATB Gauge" that fills up and turns red is special and not associated with Limit Breaks.

- SE has a new element to the battle system they haven't shown yet that will change combat depending on the player's play style.

- They have yet to decide if their will be a Guard command.

Fynn
12-15-2015, 06:58 PM
Tha sounds... pretty damn awesome!

Fox
12-15-2015, 07:13 PM
SE is not sure how many Episodes there will be at this point.

That really freaking bugs me.

So you're remaking Final Fantasy VII. Apparently it is such an intensive undertaking that Square Enix, makers of massive RPGs, aren't able to do it without a multi-part release. This is the video game equivalent of landing human beings on the moon. And they don't know how many episodes there will be!? When the stakes are this high and the scale of the project so massive, "winging it" is not a valid option.

Look, SE, if you're gonna do this thing that seems really weird and dumb to a lot of people, at least give us the impression that you actually have a plan that you've given some level of thought to. Please.


Expect most of the Advent Children VA cast to reprise their roles.

Please Not Mena Suvari please not Mena Suvari please not Mena Suvari

Ayen
12-15-2015, 07:17 PM
I can't help but laugh that they don't know how many episodes there are going to be. Guess we were giving them too much credit assuming they'd have a number in mind.

The rest sounds fine, but I'm afraid my optimism has reverted down to caution since Modern Day Square Penis continue to rear its ugly head in this project.

Fynn
12-15-2015, 07:22 PM
Expect most of the Advent Children VA cast to reprise their roles.

Please Not Mena Suvari please not Mena Suvari please not Mena Suvari

Let's just make a petition to have Andrea Bowen voice Aerith. Who do I need to sacrifice to make it so?

Shauna
12-15-2015, 07:25 PM
Unknown number of episodes frightens me. Are they going to see how well they do with a first episode before deciding how much they're going to milk the hell out of it?

Fox
12-15-2015, 07:30 PM
Expect most of the Advent Children VA cast to reprise their roles.

Please Not Mena Suvari please not Mena Suvari please not Mena Suvari

Let's just make a petition to have Andrea Bowen voice Aerith. Who do I need to sacrifice to make it so?

Mena Suvari.

Fynn
12-15-2015, 07:30 PM
Expect most of the Advent Children VA cast to reprise their roles.

Please Not Mena Suvari please not Mena Suvari please not Mena Suvari

Let's just make a petition to have Andrea Bowen voice Aerith. Who do I need to sacrifice to make it so?

Mena Suvari.

Tch. What a pain...

Ayen
12-15-2015, 07:37 PM
Expect most of the Advent Children VA cast to reprise their roles.

Please Not Mena Suvari please not Mena Suvari please not Mena Suvari

Let's just make a petition to have Andrea Bowen voice Aerith. Who do I need to sacrifice to make it so?

Mena Suvari.

I'll get the shovel.

Freya
12-15-2015, 07:48 PM
Unknown number of episodes frightens me. Are they going to see how well they do with a first episode before deciding how much they're going to milk the hell out of it?

I didn't even think of that until you mentioned it. Yeah that's kind of curious.

Sephiroth
12-15-2015, 07:52 PM
So I was right with Midgar. I expect the episodes to be like 7 or so as I said. Maybe also just 5.

silentenigma
12-15-2015, 07:59 PM
Let's just make a petition to have Andrea Bowen voice Aerith. Who do I need to sacrifice to make it so?

I would sign this pretty hard.

Sephiroth
12-15-2015, 08:01 PM
And who do I need to sacrifice for Troy Baker to speak everyone?

Fynn
12-15-2015, 08:12 PM
And who do I need to sacrifice for Troy Baker to speak everyone?

Troy BAker is fucking everywhere nowadays!

http://gifsec.com/wp-content/uploads/GIF/2014/04/Enough-GIF.gif?gs=a

fat_moogle
12-15-2015, 08:45 PM
Just throwing it out there, but what if this ends up being like MGSV, in the sense that it's a full game split in to various parts. I haven't played it myself, nor do I intend to, but I've read that you had to sit through tons of credits after each part.

Rin Heartilly
12-15-2015, 09:03 PM
Are we going to be paying full game price for each episode? :S If so, there better be min 40hrs content per chapter/episode!

Also I am looking forward to seeing Jessie, Biggs and Wedge's characters fleshed out. I always felt bad for Jessie and her obvious crush on Cloud.

Zanmato
12-15-2015, 09:17 PM
So they're not sure how many Episodes there will be...
Hmmmm... Is it a joke?! O.o
C'mon, SE... You can (and you should) do better!
Today's video games industry is sinking low, indeed... :(

fat_moogle
12-15-2015, 09:52 PM
I'm not sure how they're going to pull this off, but I'm intrigued to know more.

Wolf Kanno
12-15-2015, 10:10 PM
Maybe SE will treat the Episodic content like Valve does for Half Life 2. ;)

Laddy
12-15-2015, 10:29 PM
The only news that really concerns me is the return of the Advent Children's cast, namely Aerith. I've always maintained that Aerith's personality, at least in the original script, is more "flirty spunky chick with sass to spare" rather than "waif with no real independence".

Keep in mind that this comes from Famitsu, so it's possible they're only referring to the Japanese VA's.

Fynn
12-15-2015, 10:31 PM
The only news that really concerns me is the return of the Advent Children's cast, namely Aerith. I've always maintained that Aerith's personality, at least in the original script, is more "flirty spunky chick with sass to spare" rather than "waif with no real independence".

Keep in mind that this comes from Famitsu, so it's possible they're only referring to the Japanese VA's.

Crisis Core really nailed Aerith's voice, though.


That's why we need that damn petition to bring Andrea Bowen back!

Wolf Kanno
12-15-2015, 10:43 PM
I don't really get the big deal with Aerith's VA is. She had like a handful of lines compared to the major players, hardly enough to judge her acting ability. I'm more annoyed that Cid is forever going to be a redneck hick southern accent when he should have been voiced by this old guy:

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Fynn
12-15-2015, 10:45 PM
I don't really get the big deal with Aerith's VA is. She had like a handful of lines compared to the major players, hardly enough to judge her acting ability. I'm more annoyed that Cid is forever going to be a redneck hick southern accent when he should have been voiced by this old guy:

QjM6xbJglPY

Vince is voiced by this guy :pSorry, wrong guy XD

Mena Suvari also voiced Aerith in KH2 and it was just as bad. Really, Bowen was the only one that sounded in any way real.

Wolf Kanno
12-15-2015, 11:03 PM
Again, not a huge scene and not enough to really tell. To be fair, the VA work of most of the FF characters feel phoned in for the KH series. I didn't start liking Squall's VA until Dissidia. Not to mention that I hate Hedy Burress' portrayal of Yuna in every incarnation cause she always sounds like she's whispering so as not to offend the men, but was pretty surprised to learn she a rather good portrayal of ass kicking Agrias Oaks in War of the Lions.

Chances are, that whoever did Aerith's VA for her last speaking role will get the role.

Fynn
12-15-2015, 11:04 PM
Again, not a huge scene and not enough to really tell. To be fair, the VA work of most of the FF characters feel phoned in for the KH series. I didn't start liking Squall's VA until Dissidia. Not to mention that I hate Hedy Burress' portrayal of Yuna in every incarnation cause she always sounds like she's whispering so as not to offend the men, but was pretty surprised to learn she a rather good portrayal of ass kicking Agrias Oaks in War of the Lions.

Chances are, that whoever did Aerith's VA for her last speaking role will get the role.

Yeah, Agrias had a pretty phenomenal voice. It's amazing what good voice direction can do.

Sephex
12-16-2015, 01:16 AM
They gonna put the Sohth in the remake or what?

Ayen
12-16-2015, 01:35 AM
They gonna put the Sohth in the remake or what?

They'll probably make it some DLC/Pre-Order bulltrout.

Fox
12-16-2015, 01:36 AM
They gonna put the Sohth in the remake or what?

How are they going to do that on a console where you can't open the disc tray while fighting the Midgar Zolom? Sure, they could put a throwback in with a different mechanic, but it won't be the same...

Laddy
12-16-2015, 01:50 AM
The only news that really concerns me is the return of the Advent Children's cast, namely Aerith. I've always maintained that Aerith's personality, at least in the original script, is more "flirty spunky chick with sass to spare" rather than "waif with no real independence". Keep in mind that this comes from Famitsu, so it's possible they're only referring to the Japanese VA's.Crisis Core really nailed Aerith's voice, though.That's why we need that damn petition to bring Andrea Bowen back!Definitely. He voice was kind but also fun and relateable.

Del Murder
12-16-2015, 06:21 PM
Expanding the Midgar section may be pretty cool, but I feel like that's the only part of the game that could be substantially expanded. Hopefully the other episodes roughly follow the pace of the original game and they don't draw this out to be a 200 hour game.

Chibi Youkai
12-20-2015, 01:25 AM
The most worrisome part is, are they going to finish it when each of the parts sell fewer than the first?