Nothing Going On….

I have not forgotten about you, or this site.  Just not much going on right now in the world of FFVII, and my life has become a bit hectic.  I am currently taking a terrible marketing course that I absolutely hate, and I just purchased my first home.  I plan on getting back into this, I swear!!





Seriously though, this is awesome.   The images were released at MAGIC by Tetsuya Nomura.  He said he was asked to show a video, but Square refused.  What a bunch of dicks.  Just show us some video god dammit.  Don’t try and wet our beaks with two images!  WE WANT MORE!

The Remake


Well, its February and we haven’t gotten any real news on the FFVII Remake in some time.  No new game trailers, no new information, no screenshots, zip, ziltch, nada.  Since news broke last year that Tetsuya Nomura is going to be at MAGIC 2017, I have kind of assumed that this is the next time we will get any information on the game.  MAGIC is scheduled for February 18th, but I am starting to doubt now if we are going to get anything.  I know the rumors are that production on Kingdom Hearts III is what is holding up the remake, and personally I am starting to believe these rumors.  The fact is that Square has the story, the engine, the characters, the locations, everything that they need to make a game.  Maybe this is my naivety as a game developer coming through, but I really do not think it should take very long to put out Episode 1 of the FFVII Remake.

The FFVII Remake was officially announced in December of 2015.  A little over a year ago now at this point, but I have seen interviews since that has said the game was in development “for some time” already prior to the announcement.  To me, this means at least six months to a year prior to the official announcement the game was in development.  It begs the question, what the hell is taking so long?

I haven’t really written anything about how I feel about the remake in general.  My opinion, my fears, my hopes.  Initially the announcement made me super excited, but then I saw the gameplay and was bummed out.  Now that I have played FFXV, I don’t feel the same way.  The fact is, the game that I love and adore will always be available to me.  I can boot up my downloaded copy on PS4, or I can break out my PS1 and play the original discs.  Nothing can take away what the original game is to me.  However, I do feel that Square is going to fuck this up in some way.  The biggest hint to me that this is happening is the timeline.  The game has been in development for two years now, let’s just say for argument.  Square wants to release it in episodes, right?  So why don’t we have the first release yet?  I get that maybe they want to have Episode 1 done, and maybe Episode 2 90% done, so that players won’t have to wait long between episodes, but something seems up to me.  Nobody needs to write a story, or design towns and characters.  This makes me think they are obsessing over making it perfect, which is bad, or they are trying to change some things up story-wise, also bad.

Like I said, the good thing is that the original will always be there for me to play.  I don’t think a bad remake will ruin how I feel about the game, but I could be wrong.  It could be a complete train-wreck and I could burn all the FFVII stuff I own.  Who knows?



Small Update on the Remake from Gematsu

final_fantasy_vii_remake_2017_01_31_17_001There is a small interview with Final Fantasy VII Remake producer Yoshinori Kitase, in which he sheds some light on the progress of the game.  This interview appeared in the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu, which was reported by Gematsu.

The article can be found here: Final Fantasy VII Remake producer Yoshinori Kitase talks progress and more in Weekly Famitsu

Nothing groundbreaking here, but worth looking at if you are a fan.  Enjoy!

Nostalgia: Is it Really THAT Powerful?


Nostalgia…ahhhhh, what a powerful feeling.  I don’t know if you can really figure out where nostalgia comes from, or why it occurs, but it is an insanely powerful emotion.  Not everything that I really enjoyed when I was younger gives me nostalgia.  For instance, I played Final Fantasy Tactics and I think that might be one of the best strategy RPGs ever made.  I already posted before that I think Chrono Trigger is the best RPG ever made.  However, I don’t feel nostalgic when I think back on those games.  In all reality, I have only played through Chrono Trigger maybe 3-5 times total, and Tactis maybe twice.  Compare that to FFVII, which I have played through at least 35 times.  I started the game, and not actually finished it at least another 30 times.  I have wondered, why is this?  What makes something nostalgic?  It really has to be a perfect storm, but I hope to explain it here. Continue reading