Square Enix Dusts Off Final Fantasy X for PS3 Remake

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sony knows ff7 fans have been begging for a remake since the tech demo. they finally decice to remake a final fantasy game and go with...final fantasy 10. Yeah im pretty sure sony is pretty much mocking us. dont get me wrong, i loved ff10, it was one of my favorite final fantasy games (no matter what spoony says) but if sony knows how much people want ff7, why not remake that instead of this since, as the article said, ff10 still has fairly decent graphics. oh well, i loved the game so ill probably pick it up

Red Albatross:
Oh wow. This actually excites me.

Btw guys, Blitzball is incredibly easy. Find Shaami in Luca, recruit her, put her in the center position, and proceed to win.

It was even easy to win the first Blitzball game, thanks to the Jecht Shot and the goalie glitch. Use the shot to manage to score at least one above Luca, then hide behind your goalie until time runs out.

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.

If they did it the EXACT same way, then yeah, it'd be good.

However, I have a strange feeling that Square Enix will pull a douche-bag move and do what they did to FFXIII, and, y'know, make it shit?

REMAKE FINAL FANTASY VI ALREADY!!!

*ahem* Yeah, I can understand why they're doing this. It'll come at very little cost, it was a popular game, and with some of the bad games that have hit Square really hard before, having a familiar title like this should help. As long as they allow us Americans to fight the Dark Aeons and Penance this time around, as well as fixing the Sphere Grid, I'll be happy with the remake. ... Of course, I'll need to buy a PS3 first, as I don't really care for the Vita.

Also...

REMAKE FINAL FANTASY VI ALREADY!!!

Loving the idea of playing FFX again. Best game in the series, IMO. Combat was fun, actually had SQs and things to distract you even if the path got occasionally linear. Characters were aggravating at times, but not FFXII or FFXIII level of bad. Story was my favorite in the series. So this is good news to me.

Atmos Duality:
I just find it hilarious how Squeenix contradict themselves.
As some of you may recall, Squeenix claimed that they didn't want to do a FF7 remake because "It would cost an astronomical sum" (paraphrased); And yet here they are going ahead and doing exactly that but with another game in the franchise.

Hilarious, and disheartening.

I mean, who in their fucking right mind would want to go back to TIDUS of all ncharacters? The man raped my brain through my ears with his insipid dialogue and constant nasally whining.

While I agree with the sentiment that is just not accurate. To remake FF7 they'd have to either build it from the start as a full polygon-based game, which has been dismissed as non viable time and time again; reach a compromise like using the mini-me versions of the characters for the whole game, or leave as it is and get a lot of flak for not updating it enough. The assets on which ff7 was built are in essence, low poly characters and heavily pixellated dated cg backgrounds. So yeah, it'd be like making a brand new game.

When they're saying they're not making PS3 level remakes they mean they cannot afford to develop games of the old series' breadth and complexity within the demands of PS3 level game development.

So sadly, remaking X may be the closest SE is getting towards releasing a full fledged PS3 RPG in the near future.

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

I was thinking the same thing. I can't wait to see his reaction. I'd imagine it'd be something like this:

OT: I'm indifferent. JRPGs don't really appeal to me, so... good for the fans, I guess?

Square... We're done.
*Thumbs down and square's head goes flying through the arena in the Colosseum.*

Wow, opinions are certainly split on this one.

While I'd be keen for a VII remake for purely nostalgic reasons, I'd look forward to this title too...if I owned I PS3...

...which I don't.

Awwwwwsheeeeeet.

Sounds like they're pulling a Nintendo.

I will refuse to buy this if it is anything other than a complete overhaul. Otherwise it's a just a marketing ploy to raise some cash.

Huh. Sad to see Square continually produce nothing but remakes. I mean, yeah, to be honest, I am pretty much done with JRPGs and have been for the past couple of years, but still, Square has been an icon of my youth and it just saddens me that they are producing so little original content these days.

Now, I'm personally one who only buys the remakes if I missed the original.

But still, it should be good for remake fans as well as those who missed it the first time around.

This is great news! Not because they're remaking FFX, that game sucked ass, but I can't wait to hear Spoony's reaction!

Oh man! Square Enix, you REALLY need to get your act together.

Still no Versus XIII for the PlayStation folks, another off-shoot of an established entry (Final Fantasy XIII-2), and now you're adding this to your production line?

When is enough enough? Let's just move on to finishing Versus XIII or starting another installment in the series. Do we /really/ need this remake of the oft-overhyped Final Fantasy X?

Oh yes, because we all LOVED played as Tidus so much the first time around! [/sarcasm]

Well, on the plus side, atleast if it's being remade that assures that Auryn will be back in it. Still, i really think out of all of the final fantasy games being remade...this one is probably the one the least amount of people were screaming out for. Seriously, listen to any major FF fan and they will most likely ask for one of the following to be remade: 6,7,8 or 9.

So..yeah Enix, why not just remake one of the above ones? Hell, i'm pretty sure a vast majority will settle for 6 being remade!

I have mixed feelings about this. On one hand, I'm very disappointed that they shoved remaking FFVII aside for this. That really was something to look forward to.

On the other hand, I loved the original FFX. It was fun, the story was engaging and interesting, the sphere grid was a unique take on getting stronger...Seeing it getting remade might not, overall, be a bad thing.

That does leave me with a few questions as to what might be included in this edition. Will we be seeing the extras that were introduced to the international version of the original that most US players didn't get to see outside of YouTube? Will there be more Aeons, or better weapons or new abilities? And will we get to see new cut scenes linking the game to X-2? There are so many things I would love to ask about this.

Inkidu:
Swing and a miss!

You might as well be that first pilot down the Death Star trench. Honestly, I think Square-Enix is just screwing with their fans right now. "We'll remake one, but it will be the least desired one of all." Final Fantasy X was a good game, but darn it, I'd take VIII, IX, IV, and VII before X.

I have a mental image of Japanese business men in suits huddled around a boardroom table snickering.

As much as I would love to see a fully realized HD remake of FF VII using FFXIII's tech and graphics, I can understand this choice, and it was actually a very good one on Square's part.

The games you specifically name, FF IV, VII, VIII and IX are all presently available on SONY's current hardware generation. They have had a thriving PSN business selling them for PS3 and/or PSP (IV is PSP only). A vast number of PS3 owning FF fans already have those games, and may or may not spring for simply buying them again with better graphics.

But because of radical technology differences between the PS2 and PS3 it has not been possible to simply port the PS2 FF games up. As a result they have not been available to fans for quite some time. Plus the already hires nature of their pre rendered cutscenes is probably far easier to convert to modern standards then redoing every frame of FF VII.

I'm actually looking forward to this. FF X was a great game and was simply stunning at the time. Hopefully this means they will also do FF XII (the one I never played). Heck I would even buy and replay X-2.

Atmos Duality:
I just find it hilarious how Squeenix contradict themselves.
As some of you may recall, Squeenix claimed that they didn't want to do a FF7 remake because "It would cost an astronomical sum" (paraphrased); And yet here they are going ahead and doing exactly that but with another game in the franchise.

Hilarious, and disheartening.

Because it's not as if Final Fantasy X was already a fully 3D RPG with high-polished graphics that can be easily re-textured and upscaled, opposed to Final Fantasy 7's nigh un-useable low poly characters and pixellated 2D backgrounds. Nope, it must be because Square Enix are mean bastards who want to specifically piss you off.

I really wish some people would think before they speak. The reasons why a FFX remake would be easier than an FF7 remake are obvious and numerous.

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.

AH HAH HAH HAH HAH HAH HAH HAH HAH!!!!

Seriously, best script? Maybe if they changed like 90% of the dialog and the voice actor for the greatest argument for partial-birth abortions known as Tidus, sure.

Lets see,

~Get rid of most of what Tidus says. It's not his story, it's Yuna's, so he needs to STFU.
~If they could, maybe turn Tidus into the original prototype of Tidus for what they had in mind, a part time Plumber and Gang Member (No, I'm not kidding on that, they really had that idea in mind but decided against it as it's not a strong main character for this game basically forgetting the entire mario series). It still sounds kind of weird for him to be a plumber, but it is easily a hundred times more interesting than his whiny pussy self from the getgo.
~Scrap Wakka entirely. "Don't feel bad that your entire home was destroyed Rikku. Boom! Like happy fireworks festival." That line alone is the greatest insult to humanity I've ever heard and it came from a guy who sports a waterproof cow-lick and uses a volleyball as a weapon, fuck this guy.
~Replace the end boss with something less insulting to gamers than a tick who gives you constant auto-life.
~Have the most competent member of the party, Auron, ENSURE Yuna sends Seymour after the second battle (seriously, aside from the first, there's nothing preventing her from sending Seymour any other time, and he adds NOTHING to the plot afterwards).
~Lose Blitzball, like ALL of it. This was NOT a fun addition to the game.
~Lose the Ass-shots. Seriously, how many cameras need to be pointed directly at someone's ass?
~More realistic steals (Grenades being stolen from fish? BWAHAHAHAHA)
~Less stupid, mindfucking minigames. 200 Thunder plains lightning dodges? Butterfly chasing with horrible camera perspectives in an area ALL ABOUT PERSPECTIVE? Wasting five to six hours trying to get a score of 0:0:0 in chocobo racing with birds flying at you repeatedly? Sadomasochists wouldn't even find that torture "fun" in any way.
~Scrap "Missable" Al-Bhed primers.
~Scrap ALL missable's actually.

Seriously, the only thing even remotely genius about this game is the combat system, everything else needs to die a horrible fiery death.

They would have to redesign pretty much the entire game and it's story for me to think it might be a good game.

Why did they have to do it to 10, The 2nd worst Final fantasy game (after 10-2).
I really don't wunna see a HD version of tidus crying for the entire game.
on the other hand, i'd love to see anima in HD, and -Hopefully- a non robot looking version of bahamut.

Yes, think god yes! Thank you SE. Thank you.

RedEyesBlackGamer:
Oh well. Persona 4 already sold the Vita for me.

Indeed, Speaking of which, superb shadow Naoto avatar, good sir.

OT: I want Final Fantasy III remade in HD. That was one of my favorite games in the series. I just loved the story.

j-e-f-f-e-r-s:
Anyone who bitches about this, yet at the same time says they're looking forward to the SOTC/Ico HD re-release is officially a hypocrite and needs to give up gaming.

What Squenix is doing is no different to what other publishers are doing: Taking a game with easily re-useable assets, and bumping up the textures and resolution. Unlike Final Fantasy 7, the character models in FFX don't look like complete shite. The backgrounds are all 3D, so they can upscale those like they would charatcer models, unlike a VII remake where they'd have to make everything from scratch. In short, FFX lends itself well to an HD upgrade by virtue of looking not too bad already. Plenty of people have yet to play FFX, and Squenix is simply giving them another chance to do so without having to hunt Ebay for a second hand copy and a PS2 to play it on.

This, a million times. I'd be willing to bet that this is a high definition remaster, not a remake. A few GUI assets will need replaced, and a bit of camera work might need updated for widescreen, but for the most part it'll just be rendered at a higher resolution. Exactly like was done for God of War Collection, and is being done for MGS Trilogy.

Besides, FFVII is already playable and purchasable over PSN on EVERY PS3. FFX cannot say the same thing, as it is a PS2 game and only works on some older PS3s, not currently sold models.

P.S. Thanks

I will be getting this myself... it is #2 on my Top ten list of favorite video games, under Kingdom Hearts 2 and above Mass Effect. I adored the music (Nobou Uematsu at his finest) and the characterization that every character had. I found Tidus to be more realistic than any other Protagonist I had seen if the earlier FFs (at least he had personality even if it started a little grating). The story was well made and executed, it showed Tidus' progression and had him grow up. I truly loved this story when I was a kid and still love this game even to this day.

Though that one Chocobo race can suffer with the fleas of a thousand sick camels.

Well hopefully they change the absolute steaming pile that was the Sphere Grid and all its horrible ilk. Although I find this unlikely to happen.

i much enjoyed all FFs, Hang on, subtracting 14, 13.....10-2. i enjoyed 10 as well, wasn't my fav, but it was up there

I really don't understand what's so bad about the laughing scene, it's actually what makes the game a standout for me =p

alithanar8:
I will be getting this myself... it is #2 on my Top ten list of favorite video games, under Kingdom Hearts 2 and above Mass Effect. I adored the music (Nobou Uematsu at his finest) and the characterization that every character had. I found Tidus to be more realistic than any other Protagonist I had seen if the earlier FFs (at least he had personality even if it started a little grating). The story was well made and executed, it showed Tidus' progression and had him grow up. I truly loved this story when I was a kid and still love this game even to this day.

Though that one Chocobo race can suffer with the fleas of a thousand sick camels.

KH2 had me until they started giving everyone and their frickin mothers keyblades. To me, the moment Kairi was given her keyblade was the moment the game died in my eyes. Sora and Rikku made sense, and Mickey (because he's Mickey Mouse, so wtf not?) but Kairi was inexcusable.

That said, I for one will open my wallet one more time to the Squeenix Overlords (if they do more than just an HD port of the game and upgrade the character models to more current graphics standards.) It was a good and fun game without a true leveling system. I enjoyed the sphere grid, and enjoyed blitzball despite how ridiculous and impractical the concept. Seriously, I'd love someone to try to compete in a swimming competition wearing some of those outfits.

Plinglebob:

CriticKitten:
That said, I think FFX being remade is an obvious sellout to easier money.

Very very true, but I don't care. X ties for the top spot for favourite Final Fantasy game as I loved the levelling and the turnbased combat and if theydo as good a job as the God of War people did, I will be a very happy bunny.

Now, how about X-2? Or was I the only person who liked it?

I liked X myself. So I'd agree that it'll be fun. But it's more than likely to be just an HD upgrade and some trivial features.

Developers seem to have forgotten that "remake" does not mean "the same game with minimal changes at a $60 price tag", but people keep buying them, so....

Atmos Duality:
I just find it hilarious how Squeenix contradict themselves.
As some of you may recall, Squeenix claimed that they didn't want to do a FF7 remake because "It would cost an astronomical sum" (paraphrased); And yet here they are going ahead and doing exactly that but with another game in the franchise.

Hilarious, and disheartening.

I mean, who in their fucking right mind would want to go back to TIDUS of all ncharacters? The man raped my brain through my ears with his insipid dialogue and constant nasally whining.

Rebuilding a game with the ancient FF7 graphics upgraded to the modern age WOULD cost an astronomical sum. They'd have to rebuild the entire thing from scratch. Any idea how much it'd cost to rebuild a game with the amount of content FFVII had, with full HD 1080p graphical quality? The answer is "more money than it would possibly recoup in sales". It would probably have to outsell itself in total units (that's ~10 million units) to recoup that much development time and labor.

By comparison, FFX is already fully-rendered in 3 dimensions with decent graphics. An HD upgrade would be very easy.

That's the reason why FFX is up for a remake and FFVII most likely never will be.

So of all the final fantasy games that could get a fantastic remake on the PS3 they chose X ?! Wtf...

Awwwwwww yeah. My PS2 is dead and my computer can't properly emulate it, so this finally gives me the chance to play FFX again, with better graphics to boot! Frankly, I don't care if this is just a shameless money grab. Squeenix deserves MUCH more money than I've already given them for this game, and I live in Australia, so that's saying something.

Also, while I haven't read the thread, I bet someone's complained about it, so let's just put this out there: the laughing scene was supposed to be forced and awkward.

Personally, its an alright game, not my fav in the series by a long shot (i like messing around i mean exploring and stuff) but considering ff 1 - 6 got re-released on ds and ps (or something like that, might have been elsewhere but thats what ive got them for), why not 7,8 and 9.

Infact, why have they done 1 - 6 then skipped 7 (which ive heard demands for a remake of since the ps3 was announced at least) 8 and 9, instead going for 10?

Might be something to do with why the mgs and silent hill hd collections dont include the originals, but beyond it takes more time i havent heard any other reason, which just makes them sound lazy and looking for a quick buck to me...

I am probably the only person that thinks this game was horrid. I would rather 7 or 8 get a remake.

What's next a Final Fantasy 13 remake? What's the point of remaking a game this new? Especially when the only thing being changed is greaphics.

I'm on the fence about this topic. Although it's great that FFX is getting a PS3/Vita release, I'm not so sure if this is a smart move, especially when there are other titles in the series that are in HIGH DEMAND for a release. FFX was my gateway RPG, and I would like to keep it that way. I definitely don't want to play the whole game over again (it took me years of on-and-off gameplay for me to beat it and collect all the secrets and items).

Unless the game looks more amazing on the PS3/Vita than it already did on the PS2, or has some new features to enhance the story or gameplay, I'll probably just stick to my PS2 copy.

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