Square Enix Dusts Off Final Fantasy X for PS3 Remake

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FredTheUndead:

I can do exactly that because I found almost no parts of the game worthy of praise. It's not as bad as 8, but it's pretty bad.

Okay, then in -your opinion- Final Fantasy X was a godawful game. I can accept that, as I can't really tell you any different.

Forgive me, but online grammar lends itself to a lot of misinterpretation, and 90% of the people I see are (either intentionally or unintentionally) presenting all of their opinions and observations as fact, rather than simply acknowledging that it's just their point of view.

Fusioncode9:

Love it or not, FFX is one of the most loved entries in the series. No best games on PS2 list has excluded.

I've seen more than a few that don't mention it at all.

Dear Square:
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Also, thank you for not deciding to go with XII over this one.

Now don't get me wrong, my favorite FF game, and the one I feel most deserves a remake would actually be IX, but I understand why they went with this one first. It's much easier to remake than any of the PS1 era would be. Still, I'm hoping Square will do well enough here that they feel like making more remakes.

*Sigh* I just finished playing through FFX the other day (I can't remember exactly, but long enough ago for me to have finished Shadow Hearts Covenent, Dirge of Cerberus and Zelda: Ocarina of time Master Quest)

Did it really need new visuals? The only really big thing I saw in my play through was the fact that back then faces sucked at showing expressions (Which was only pointed out when Yuna said she was frowning... But still had the same expression she had the entire game)

Also WTB FFVIII... Mines broken and is the only one in my collection I haven't recently played through (Well that and Crystal Chronicles... Because like hell can I be bothered with finding a working GC memory card)

I do consider this good news, but the only reason I would buy it is if they included all the extra stuff from the International Version.

longboardfan:

Archangel768:
My favourite game ever and I can't wait for it.

Also, the thing you said about the protagonist in the article is a huge spoiler. I know this game is old but there are many people that will probably not have played this before that will be buying the HD release. So maybe it would be a good idea to put that in spoiler tags or something. Sorry but I just hate stories being spoiled no matter how old the game might be.

Wait really? You serious? Spoiler tags on a game that came out ten years ago? The fate of Tidas is well known gamer cultural knowledge. Even players that have never played it have at least heard of the terrible plot, bad voice acting, and the ending.

Well, I've heard of the bad plot and actually heard the bad voice acting, but Tidus's fate is still lost on me and I've never played it. Good thing I didn't read that spoiler! But I'm guessing he's dead.

Actually, I don't really plan on picking this up. I want a Vita, but PS2 remakes that I can go pick up for like $5 at Gamestop is not a reason to buy a console. If I pick one up, it will be for new games and some PSP ones.

Not my cup of tea, but good for whoever gets it. Decent game I suppose.

As far as the potential FFVII remake goes, considering the huge graphical update and alterations that would be needed to adapt it to the canon of the Compilation, might take a while.

Lawnmooer:
*Sigh* I just finished playing through FFX the other day (I can't remember exactly, but long enough ago for me to have finished Shadow Hearts Covenent, Dirge of Cerberus and Zelda: Ocarina of time Master Quest)

Did it really need new visuals? The only really big thing I saw in my play through was the fact that back then faces sucked at showing expressions (Which was only pointed out when Yuna said she was frowning... But still had the same expression she had the entire game)

Also WTB FFVIII... Mines broken and is the only one in my collection I haven't recently played through (Well that and Crystal Chronicles... Because like hell can I be bothered with finding a working GC memory card)

It will probably just be an HD upscale like they've been doing recently with the God of War and Sly Cooper collections. Realistically, all they need to do is get the game running at 720p or 1080p and make the engine compatible with the Playstation 3 and Vita hardware. Compared to any of the PS1 Final Fantasy games, which would all but necessitate a complete remake, what they're doing with Final Fantasy X is relatively simple.

Ehh not my first choice, but good for the people who actually want it... I guess.

If it is a complete remake I might look into it, but if it's just a slight upgrade then I can just ignore it. I have the original if I really want to play it.

Excludos:
So Square Enix really is out of ideas? I'm not against the remake, its a very good game after all. But it seems a tad pointless to me. The graphics aren't even that bad, even for today's standards. I'd rather see them put the resources into making a new, GOOD, ff game.

Likely due to lagging sales in the RPG market, lukewarm reception of XIII, and a large tsunami that nailed their country a bit ago; I imagine Square is looking for minimal investment for some easy income in order to reduce the risk of XIII-2.

longboardfan:

Archangel768:
My favourite game ever and I can't wait for it.

Also, the thing you said about the protagonist in the article is a huge spoiler. I know this game is old but there are many people that will probably not have played this before that will be buying the HD release. So maybe it would be a good idea to put that in spoiler tags or something. Sorry but I just hate stories being spoiled no matter how old the game might be.

Wait really? You serious? Spoiler tags on a game that came out ten years ago? The fate of Tidas is well known gamer cultural knowledge. Even players that have never played it have at least heard of the terrible plot, bad voice acting, and the ending.

Really? That's strange, they released a great game in PAL territories with a fantastic plot, decent voice acting and a great ending. What did you guys in the US get? Strange how they must change the game depending on the region.

Also, I said in my first post I didn't care about the age of the game. I and many others have not played many of the classic games out there but are very interested in doing so. I still have not played Final Fantasy IV, VI, IX yet I want to play them and will get the chance one day to play them and many other games I missed out on. I don't want people that write news articles to include spoilers in their articles without warning people of what's to come. The only reason I and many others have never played these games are because we were too young and didn't have the money (and still don't have the money) to buy them but we will eventually play them and it doesn't help us enjoy the games when people leave spoilers around without even so much as a warning.

It makes sense. They have released all the other ones on the PS store and they do seem to be going in order. It will most likely just be a HD rerelease like all those other ps2 games are getting.

longboardfan:
Wait really? You serious? Spoiler tags on a game that came out ten years ago? The fate of Tidas is well known gamer cultural knowledge. Even players that have never played it have at least heard of the terrible plot, bad voice acting, and the ending.

I didnt think it was very well known. I even played through at least 3/4 of the game probably more and I didnt know that.

JeanLuc761:
It will probably just be an HD upscale like they've been doing recently with the God of War and Sly Cooper collections. Realistically, all they need to do is get the game running at 720p or 1080p and make the engine compatible with the Playstation 3 and Vita hardware. Compared to any of the PS1 Final Fantasy games, which would all but necessitate a complete remake, what they're doing with Final Fantasy X is relatively simple.

Exactly why they are doing FFX now, because it won't take much resources to give FFX the collection upscale treatment, versus the ground up complete reconstruction of every part of FFVII (or any of the pre-PS2 FFs) which people have been guessing would be 3-5 years of work.

as said already, how well FFX does will probably dictate how much enthusiasm for when SE eventually releases the FFVII remake. besides, i actually like FFX due to the mindf**k story and trippy visual aesthetic - i'd prefer X to the bland story of XII (although i loved the battle system).

unacomn:
Do you head that? That's the sound of The Spoony One screaming in horror.

I'll join my voice to his... this is NOT what *I* wanted when I heard "FF remake for PS3"...

...

Bah, what can you do?

I'd hate to be within a 3 mile radius of the Spoony One when he hear this.

But I have to ask, why remake X and not VII? I'm pretty sure a remake VII is in much higher demand than X. I'm willing to follow the reasoning by Shamus that it isn't all that cheap to make a remake of VII, but will a remake of X be really all that easier? And if they 'reuse' the graphics from the original to make things easier, what is the point of the remake? Honestly, I don't get this as a buisness decision. The release on their mobile platform, sure, that's to be expected but on the PS3?

I personally would like to see 6 remade instead of 10.

bificommander:
I'd hate to be within a 3 mile radius of the Spoony One when he hear this.

But I have to ask, why remake X and not VII? I'm pretty sure a remake VII is in much higher demand than X. I'm willing to follow the reasoning by Shamus that it isn't all that cheap to make a remake of VII, but will a remake of X be really all that easier? And the graphical jump you make isn't nearly as big (I couldn't get into VII when I got a PC copy, and the graphics were a pretty mayor reason for it.), so there goes one of the main advantages. Honestly, I don't get this as a buisness decision.

It's cheap... the fans loving it is pretty much a sure thing... and it makes Square Enix look awesome after FFXIII bombed and FFXIV bombed even harder.

UGH, no. NO. NO. No! DO NOT WANT!

I liked this game, until the big plot twist, it completely killed the game for me, I still finished it, but I have yet to see a worse plot twist, probably wont get it

i might get a PS3 within the next year. and this'll definitely be on the list!

They really aught to shoot who ever hase been calling the shots at squee since 10 came out.

12 is the only shining one of the bunch and it had a lot of flaws, but 10! dear god what are they thinking.

I hated the story, the characters, the skill rings, the voices(they only dodged the bullet at the time because we never had voice overs for the most part), the blitz ball, the FUCKING TEMPLE PUZZLES. the random monsters, and the fact that I didn't learn a skill that stops you from getting gibbed late in the game made me a rage quit. And that everyone was so bloody cheery and prancing about like their shit didn't just get real.

The only thing I liked about the game Was that language quest thing where you find books and can decipher more and more of an unknown language.

The fact that it isnt getting any xbox love now that square does cross platform final fantasy this is just a glorious turd basket.

Just please, for the love of all that is (un)holy- CUT THE LAUGHING SCENE. GET RID OF IT. Seriously, who thought that was a good idea?!

Leave games that don't need remaking alone. Seriously. FFX is a great game. Don't fix what isn't broken.

I liked FFX, but does it really need to be remade/re-released? There were a lot of great elements and I wouldn't mind if a future Final Fantasy game borrowed from the FFX battle system a bit. But it's not so old that the people who remember it probably don't still have a copy. I know I do (somewhere) and if I really wanted to play it that badly, I'd just dust off my old copy and play it. Still, there are worse things they could do.

And since there is an underlying topic here. Honestly, I'm not even sure I want them to remake FFVII. And I'm a fan of the game. I just don't know if they could remake it without trying to tweak it a bit. And then what would we end up with? And that goes for other old school, but not quite that old, Final Fantasy games, as well. Yes, I'm thinking of FFVI, FFVIII, and FFIX in particular.

Zetsubou-Sama:
One of the best in the series gets a remake, best turn based combat, one of the best scripts, best soundtracks, and a fun sphere grid.

I can get behind that. Way more than I would for VII remade.

Are you fuckin' nuts?! FFX was one of the worst!

I love this game, the writings a bit iffy but Great battle system

Interesting. While FFX isn't my favorite in the FF games I've played, I thought it was still a good game in it's own right.

Of course I still have my copy, so I probably won't be getting this PS3 remake. I just wish that Kingdom Hearts 3 was announced already.

unacomn:
Do you head that? That's the sound of The Spoony One screaming in horror.

All we need now is an HD remake of FF8 and his sanity will crumble.

Well, I for one won't be spending another 200 hours clearing and rebuilding the sphere grid to get max stats and every item (Wakka's celestial anyone?). So unless it has a New Game + from my ps2 memory card I won't be needing the remake.

I have to ask about the 'it's cheap to make' argument. I don't know what they did with the HD remake of God of War that was mentioned, but won't they have to make completely new models and textures anyway? Or will they use the old models and just crank up the anti-aliasing and call it a day? That would be cheaper, but it would be a pretty pointless remake. They might as well re-release VII with the same graphics then, if all you're buying is a compatibility update, and maybe a better video and audio compression.

goldendriger:

Zetsubou-Sama:
One of the best in the series gets a remake, best turn based combat, one of the best scripts, best soundtracks, and a fun sphere grid.

I can get behind that. Way more than I would for VII remade.

Are you fuckin' nuts?! FFX was one of the worst!

That's the funny thing about opinions, everyone has one.

I personally consider VII to be full of shallow one dimensional characters, cliche ridden script, and full of plot holes, with a ever so slightly heavy handed moral, and I disliked the Materia system, neither fun and easily exploited, where VIII had at least a fun if exploitable system.

Also: I enjoyed the art design, and while the voice acting was grating at moments, the amount of depth and work that went into the script, story, and character arcs outshines most if not all FF's except for VI or Ix.

So yeah, just my opinion.

Do you want to hear me talk about X-2 which I also considered a good game even though it had all the flashy j-pop vibe going on?

Of all the... If they'd... WHATINTHEF-

Urge to kill rising. (Not hating on X, just the fact that out of all that they chose to remake, it was this one.)

They just can't be bothered to build a world map any more. Even one they've already done. This just seems completely unnecessary to me.

The reason they are remaking it is simple. It will be easy to update the graphics to PS3 standards and Final Fantasy Fanboys/Fangirls will buy anything with "Final Fantasy" smeared on the front. Yeah I know the game was one of Enix's big sellers, but that doesn't make it a good game. The Transformer films have made tons of money, but as movies go they're horribly made films. It's the same with FFX. The game sold well, but it's really just an over hyped and mediocre game. The story has tons of plot holes, the characters are either unlikable or complete idiots, and the plot twist is stupid. It's just a cash in for the company, just like all of the other HD remakes.

I can understand that some people might still enjoy the game in terms of the battle system and basic gameplay, but I am baffled when some people claim that FFX is some crowning achievement of the RPG genre. For me, if the story is weak or completely incoherent it's impossible for me to get into the game.

For those who want to hear a blow by blow account of the atrocities of this game see The Spoony One: http://spoonyexperiment.com/category/game-reviews/final-fantasy-x/

FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU, goddammit. Ok, so i don't care too much about FF remakes (i.e. i'm fine with ff7 as it is) but the LAST game i wanted to be remade in nice and shiny HD was FFX. The story took ages to really take off, the voice acting was diabolically bad and it was MORE linear than FF13 (which makes me wonder why FFX is considered a masterpiece while FF13 is derided so much). The only saving grace was the above average combat system and sphere grid which barely made the horrible characters and story bearable. I know this is a very douchey rant but i hate how FFX gets so much praise and attention when i honestly thing the only saving grace is the in-combat gameplay (which is still bested by the persona games and even dragonquest.)

They should've remade FFXII with the original plot. And a lot less Vaan.

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This is the greatest news of all time, yes.

No really, best day of my life is quite possibly today.

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