Final Fantasy VII Remake? Not Likely!

Final Fantasy VII Remake? Not Likely!

Tetsuya Nomura crushes our dreams and takes a significant crap all over them.

Despite millions upon millions of absolutely avid fans of Final Fantasy VII clamouring for a full blown remake of the game for modern consoles, Square Enix doesn’t listen. They tend to ignore the clamouring bells ringing in their ears that scream for this project to go ahead and instead churn out new games that don’t quite live up to the lofty heights VII achieved.

Even though we know Square Enix aren’t listening, we still hope in our hearts that they’re secretely working away behind closed doors on a Final Fantasy VII remake. I mean, they really didn’t help things by making both a tech demo of the game’s opening cinematic for the PS3 and making a full-blown CGI movie that showed how cool modern Final Fantasy VII would be!

Sephiroth

I’m particularly passionate about my love of Final Fantasy VII. Not three days ago I finished the game for the umpteenth time, pummelling Sephiroth’s evil backside all the way back to the lifestream using the powers of Omnislash. I’m one of those people who hopes in my heart that the game will one day be reborn with characters that don’t have squares for hands, but it seems like Square Enix has absolutely no plans to give the fans what they want anytime soon.

In an interview with Japanese mag Famitsu, Tetsuya Nomura, character designer for the Final Fantasy series, said: “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. The new Final Fantasy must overcome the Final Fantasy of the past.”

Despite heavy criticism of Final Fantasy XIII and a less than stellar performance from XIII-2, it’s amazing to see that Square Enix is still determined to completely ignore what could be a massive gold mine.  Final Fantasy VII has so many, many fans that the game would sell millions on launch day alone. Sure, we might end up totally hating it because they’ve changed things, but that’s a risk I’m willing to take.

If I don’t fight Sephiroth in full-blown fantastic HD with a fully orchestral version of One Winged Angel blasting in the background before I die, Dan Curtis’ headstone will read: ‘Here lieth Daniel Curtis – and he’s bloody annoyed with Squeenix.’

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