As much as I love FF7 I wish they would just let it die already. There's been numerous spinoff games and movies, I think the cow has been milked dry, why remake it? Only so it has shiny spiffy HD graphics? IMHO Square Enix should focus on other projects like Versus or whatever it's called. Better yet, how about a REAL sequel or a prequel even to Final Fantasy Tactics?
To be fair, FFVII did have some pretty beautiful environments that would look great on a current gen console. Still doesn't make it necessary, but I understand the desire for a remake.
The City of Ancients would be an impressive sight to behold in HD, but I can't see that being enough reason to warrant me wanting to buy a remake of the game. On one hand it would spark interest in future generations I suppose. Then again most gamers these days shudder at pixelated blobs and are more drawn at pretty shiny graphics.
Besides FF4 just say a recent remake, I think they are just honestly stalling for time, after that remake 5 and 6, they'll have no excuse for it, then after 7 and 8, we can get a freaking remake of 9 THANK YOU GOD.
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Everyone knows they're saving the Final Fantasy VII remake for a hypothetical future point in time when they're an inch away from bankruptcy, they'll pull FFVII out of a vault and rake in the millions.
I'm still interested in the possibility of an updated patch for the PC version through Steam.