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Comic 158 - When the Final Fantasy VII Remake is Released

Posted on Wednesday, the 22nd of July at 12:00 AM, 2015 in 2015

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DanVzare Wed, 22. Jul 12:00 AM, 2015 edit delete
If you think about it, this comic is an allegory for the whole Optimist and Pessimist debate, but with the final panel being about a Realist (which is what I consider myself personally).

Now personally I think this remake is going to turn out to be a pretty decent game. I've never played FF7 but I did watch my sister play it all the way through, while I did the voices. This was all the way back in 2003 (maybe even 2004).
So yeah, unlike what a lot of people think, the graphics did age well. I mean come on, I went from Kingdom Hearts to FF7, and all I had to go on was the visual side and the story, and I still thought it was great. By the way, the only reason my sister got the game, was because we were both really interested in the FF7 characters in Kingdom Hearts. We were also interested in Leon, and got FF8 as well (which I played). FF8 isn't very good in my opinion, the story isn't bad, but the gameplay seems broken... and linear.

Now the reason why I think this remake is going to be good, is because I think it's too damn hard for them to mess it up. I mean come on, all they need to do is follow the basic plotline, include the notable events, throw in some of those memorable minigames, and then poof, you've got an award winning game.

Now I've heard a lot of people say FF7 is a bad game. While I do believe it's overrated (seriously, some people praise it a bit too much), I also know for a (subjective) fact that FF7 is a pretty damn good game. Probably not one of THE best, it is certainly a great game. The reason why I think people dislike it, is simply because the plot is a bit too... cliched and Japanesey. This is a problem now, because a lot of people now watch tons of anime, and as such can relate it to this. And not only that, but there's a lot of people who now downright hate anything that's Japanese, for what appears to be no particular reason. In short, I don't watch much anime (and currently aren't watching any), and I don't determine whether or not I'll like something based on its country of origin. So if you want to know if you'll like FF7 or not, then you just need to determine if you're anything like me.

Finally there's one last thing I want to address. People always go on about how there's three types of character models in the game, and how they ruin the game experience. The three models in case you're wondering, are the cutscene models, the overworld models, and the in-battle models.
Now the common reasoning why people think there are three different versions of the models at varying degrees of detail, is because they wanted to give the most graphical experience they could at the time.

Here's the reason.
The cutscene models are because, even to this day, the cutscene models are almost always different and more detailed than the in-game models.
As for the overworld models and in-battle models being different, have you ever played a JRPG before? In 2D games the overworld sprites and in-battle sprites have usually been different. The first game that comes mind is Maka Maka: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DYNayWC4XU
So yeah, they've been doing the "different looks for the character in the overworld and during battle" for a long time before FF7 came out.
It's a Japanese thing. It might be to make the game seem more graphical despite graphical limitations (and it probably started like that), but I think it actually has something to do with giving it a certain style. And in my opinion, it gave FF7 that style. A style I rather enjoyed by the way.

So yeah. I sure have a lot to say on this subject.
But there is one more thing I want to discuss. This ties directly in with the comic, but not so much FF7. It's the case of buggy and glitchy games being the norm now.
Do you remember when Sonic 06 came out and everyone was all aghast at how buggy it was? Well now the average game that is released is buggier than Sonic 06, and people rarely ever make a peep about it. It seems as though Sonic 06 came out about ten years too early.

And if you don't believe me that games are being released in a buggy form, and not being fixed. Well then, I merely need to ask you to search up Little Big Planet 3, or any LEGO game with an open world. There's plenty more as well, it's just those are the two that come to my mind first.
The game industry is in a really terrible state of affairs, and it's because for some reason I can't fathom, people want things here and now. And have only just recently stopped caring about the state a game is in, due to getting used to all of the buggy games that have been getting released recently

Well I've had my say. I should probably shut up now. Sorry for the rant, and if you read this far, then thanks for reading.
Please leave a comment below, whether it be contesting what I just said, or making a comment about the actual comic. I like comments, so really, anything you say will be sure to make me happier (even highly critical comments... probably).