Nomura: Still No FFVII Remake, but Maybe Cloud Cameos

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Square Enix designer Tetsuya Nomura reiterated the no-plans watch for a Final Fantasy VII remake any time soon, although it would take much more than the nuanced way he said it to put to rest the speculation on this game.


In the current Famitsu, Nomura, who designed the game's much-beloved characters, says:

Fans are looking forward to an oft rumored remake of FFVII, but I don't believe this will happen for the time being. However, it's possible that he will appear in other titles as a guest character.

So, "for the time being," isn't a "no way, never," but it's indefinite enough that Final Fantasy VII fans are just going to have to play the PSOne original. That said, the potential for cameo appearances by the protagonist of this cherished game is something to look forward to.

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I have a question. What is wrong with just playing the original game? Will shinier graphics make Final Fantasy VII more fun? Will they make the story and characters more interesting? When you look at Square's attempts to revisit the FFVII universe, they have been mediocre at best. Should we really even trust them to do justice to a FFVII remake at this point?

Final Fantasy VII had a feel to it that no Final Fantasy since has had. It took itself seriously a lot of the time, but there were also some rather lighthearted whimsical moments such as the Honeybee Inn and well... pretty much everything else that happened in Wall Market for that matter. Frankly, I'm not even sure you could leave that stuff in a high definition version of the game without earning an Adults Only rating. I mean the hot tub scene alone would... wait, what was my point again?

At any rate, I don't think the current staff at Square understand and appreciate FFVII enough to give it a proper remake. They would almost definitely end up making cuts and alterations, missing subtle details that were part of the game's charm, and overall robbing the game of it's soul. By the time they finished, I doubt we would have a game that was better than the original FFVII. I think what we'd actually end up with would be something like FFVII: Advent Children: The Game. Is that really what we want?

By they way, to people who are complaining that Final Fantasy VII's deformed character models are justification for a remake in and of themselves, have you even checked out the FFVII NPC Reconstruction Project? (see the attached image) No need to thank me. Just, for the love of God, quit complaining about an issue there has been a solution to for years.