Square Enix Dusts Off Final Fantasy X for PS3 Remake

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I have a feeling that within the week, they'll make another announcement: "Yeah, so we've been working on Versus XIII for five years and just entered full production about a week ago, but we're still gonna take all of our resources away from that to fund this remake nobody wanted. Don't worry though, you'll still get... Final Fantasy XIII-2! MWAHAHAHAHA!!!"

Honestly, X was my least favorite game in the series (I don't even consider XIII a game). Why would Square remake that over any other? I feel like they're just trolling us now like George Lucas is doing with Star Wars.

Absolutely brilliant, maybe SquEnix will get some more money off me after all. I was very disappointed with FFXIII, and vowed to only ever buy their new games used. I would rather see a FFXII remake, but hey, can't be too picky.

FredTheUndead:
No, no it really wasn't.

In your opinion. Please remember that.

shadowmagus:
You'll give this a remake, but won't give FFVI or FFIV from the SNES era, which are far superiors games, a modern upgrade. Way to go SE.

You never played the remakes on the GBA did you. Both are on there, and both are better than the SNES versions. IV also got a remake on both the DS and the PSP, so IV is one of the most remade Final Fantasy games of all time, if not the most remade.

Ugh... this isn't a remake. Square Enix never said that and this article is misleading.

It is a HD port of a PS2 game just like the God of War collection. Why are people going mad over the choice of title?

Wake up people!

this new is so awesome I had to tweet about it. I can't wait for this rmake for my ps3. Final Fantasy X is one the best JRPGs of all time.

Have I finally found a reason to buy a PS3? Or is there a chance this will be an xbox release as well?

Not Final Fantasy VII? Or are they trying to avoid the obvious? Well, maybe if they gave this game a good polishing it MIGHT be worthwhile...

Adam28:
Ugh... this isn't a remake. Square Enix never said that and this article is misleading.

It is a HD port of a PS2 game just like the God of War collection. Why are people going mad over the choice of title?

Wake up people!

so...instead of remaking it which would require SOME effort on their part their going the even LAZIER route by just giving it an "HD" update...do they even care anymore? cause this just screams "GIVE ME MONEY!" more then anything else still.

Well I am an FFVIII fanboy myself, but I can certainly get behind this. I have been meaning to replay FFX so I may as well get the HD version when it comes out and play that.

When I first played X, it didn't really compel me as much as I wanted it to. Maybe the second time around it will :)

Oh Square Enix I love you. You are so silly.

I, personally, think SquareEnix is taking the easy route by 'remaking' FFX. Other than a graphics update, there really isn't much they need to do to it. The combat, the voice-overs, the cut scenes, everything else about the game is fine, even by today's standards. But hey, it beats getting nothing.

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X was the point at which, IMO, Final Fantasy took a sharp nose dive after 6,7 and 9 (didn't personally like 8's "drawing" magic system) were great games. X wasn't -bad- but it certainly wasn't memorable or particularly -good- and nothing after it has been good either.

But seriously, Square Enix, people have been loudly wanting a final fantasy SEVEN/7/VII remake for a very long time, WHAT makes you think anyone wants you to remake 10? FFS most people still own PS2's and nothing particularly NEEDS a goddamn upgrade; The graphics are still fine and that's pretty much all you'll be tinkering with.

Give us Versus 13, Give us a FF7 remake, or STFU and GTFO.

If they want to play the remaking game, what about Parasite Eve? FFX was OK. Never cared for Blitzball.

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.

VIII? Really?

I do agree with you that they're messing with us now. But I would add the caveat that it's got to be a lot easier to remake PS2 iterations than any of the others. If you're really going to try to remake a PS1 game, you're not just talking about updating the graphics. You essentially have to rewrite the entire game. With PS2 code, at least they have a fully rendered 3 D models instead of stick figures with polygons glued to the frame. I think there's a very good reason Sony hasn't re-released any of their PS1 catalog. It's all PS2 for now, and probably will be until they adopt the Nintendo model.

blakfayt:
This is what they're doing instead of kingdom hearts 3? God, what horrible division of labor.

Might be a little late to the party at this point and I imagine someone else as probably already said this but I hear they are making Kingdom Hearts 3D for the 3DS or something and then moving on to do 3... Hopefully. Only problem is that... well its been about ten years since the original... Sora's balls were dropping in the second game... Well you get the point.

Really? I mean, I enjoyed it, but not nearly as much as the Final Fantasy games on the PSX. Even so, it'll be nostalgic and fun to play through this again.

zombiesinc:
Really? I mean, I enjoyed it, but not nearly as much as the Final Fantasy games on the PSX. Even so, it'll be nostalgic and fun to play through this again.

I can understand the reasoning behind it though. The PSX games would really need revamping, from scratch pretty much. Would be an expensive production and its a question on whether they'd profit from the remaking of those games.

However the PS2 games just need maybe HD it up like they did with the God of War games and there you go you can re-release it and profit from it. I imagine X-2 and XII will be on there way shortly after this. Possibly followed by other SE PS2 project like Kingdom Hearts 1/2 (though I do imagine they'll save those for when they start releasing the third game).

Sigh. I might pick this up and play it just because I never got around to beating the original version. I just hope they redo some of the voice acting.

Also...fuck blitzball. That is all.

Controversial maybe, but I'd prefer them to remake 12.

OR CHRONO TRIGGER!

I love how there is such a massive back and forth about which FF was better, everybody has their own favorite, some people prefer FF before it was all angsty drama, and some people like the new direction (I'm more impartial towards the latter, although I despise the whole sci-fi theme it's got going now over the aeons and you know, actual fantasy)

Keep in mind guys, if FFX sells well, they may indeed decide to invest the time and money into re-releasing the PS1 games. FFX Is less risky because it will be cheaper to remake.

anonymity88:
Controversial maybe, but I'd prefer them to remake 12.

OR CHRONO TRIGGER!

Ya know, if they remade, not just ported, 12, and cleaned up the gambit system so it was a bit less-stupid, I'd be for that. Oh and since Ashe is the main character, let her be the character we see walking around cities.. it just makes more sense than the rather racist "This is what Western males will identify with" token, with zero plot significance, that is known as Vaan.

@Inkidu By your logic they would be snickering at their......financial losses?

Seriously though that's nonsense, Square Enix isn't trying to mess with fans. It's an HD re-release, not so much a remake which means 10 is much better candidate than 7.

Adam28:
Ugh... this isn't a remake. Square Enix never said that and this article is misleading.

It is a HD port of a PS2 game just like the God of War collection. Why are people going mad over the choice of title?

Wake up people!

You're right. It is just a port. That's probably more of a reason to get upset in all reality. They could offer ports of the PS1 or NES/SNES games with maybe a little HD polish like they've done with a lot of their other titles for the PSP (FF4, Star Ocean, etc). Heck, they could even offer compilation packs much like the GoW collection; maybe 1-3, 4-6, or 7-9 on PS3/Xbox formats rather than the various GBA, DS, PSP, or digital only versions. Let us see these games on the big screen with a little current gen shine on the apple in nice little packages for new players and collectors alike.

Admitedly, I'm one of the few people who doesn't care either way. I still have my PS2 copy, can still run it, and can Gameshark the shit out of it if I don't want to bother doing the inane side quests. As it stands, there's no incentive for anyone to get this game when there's still plenty of functional PS2s and copies of X in circulation which probably cost less than this game will.. unless if course you're the sort of foaming SE fanboy who will buy whatever they slap the FF label on. Maybe if they add something worth while. I hear rumors that it's getting redubbed but those are completely unsubstantiated and listening to these people during Dissidia was not encouraging.

Chris Beck:
@Inkidu By your logic they would be snickering at their......financial losses?

Seriously though that's nonsense, Square Enix isn't trying to mess with fans. It's an HD re-release, not so much a remake which means 10 is much better candidate than 7.

Square is trolling their fans, just this isn't one of the examples of it. Them announcing games that don't exist and never will exist, like FFversus13 and KH3, or using FF7 as a tech demo, but then releasing stuff like FF13-2 and planning for FF13-3 on the other hand are them just screwing with their fanboys; feasting upon their sweet, sweet tears and growing ever stronger.

Oh good more fucking Tidus. Thanks Square just thanks. God forbid you give people a game they want, like finally making Kingdom Hearts 3.

I would much rather see a remake of FF10, rather than play the crap licking game called "final fantasy 13". I waited for that game for a least 4 years, and ended up being a real downer. FF10 might have had goofy characters, Wakka anyone, but FF13 took the cake of being crap, useless characters like Hope pathetic wimp, Vanille's a rip off Rikku, Sazch hardly used too annoying,Snow hulking douchebag, Fang again hardly used but not a bad character overall, lastly Lightning was the only good character with a good personalty and story.

Yeah okay, FF10 might not have awesome and hectic characters like Cloud, Sephiroth, Terra, Leon and the rest of the bunch, but when compared to FF13, come on, I would choose FF10 in a heart beat, well that's just me.

FF X is awesome! cant wait to play it on vita! hated everything about VII so pretty pleased with they decided to HD master X.

I'm sure it's already been said, but :

FF6 (3) or GTFO.

Yeah, I know, it already had a remake to the GBA, and it's a Nintendo product not Sony (though it did get ported to the original PS, iirc) but fuck it. Far and away my favorite FF.

DOO EEET

:-D

Of course, FFX wasn't too shabby, and I'll probably get it again and get everyone's celestial weapon, then make a BETTER weapon from the arena monster thing, make the greatest Blitz ball team possible (and win the first game with the crap team) and completely fill in everyone's sphere grid, to include adding buffs to the blank dots.

Because yeah, it's what I do.

Sylveria:

Chris Beck:
@Inkidu By your logic they would be snickering at their......financial losses?

Seriously though that's nonsense, Square Enix isn't trying to mess with fans. It's an HD re-release, not so much a remake which means 10 is much better candidate than 7.

Square is trolling their fans, just this isn't one of the examples of it. Them announcing games that don't exist and never will exist, like FFversus13 and KH3, or using FF7 as a tech demo, but then releasing stuff like FF13-2 and planning for FF13-3 on the other hand are them just screwing with their fanboys; feasting upon their sweet, sweet tears and growing ever stronger.

well i'm SE "new gen" fan and don't feel trolled at all. in fact it seems that they go out of their way to please me. releasing XIII-2 sequel for my most loved J-rpg this gen and planning for more. Releasing very nostalgic X in HD! i love SE more and more.

FF13-2 will KILL the FF franchise, but considering to release FF13-3 what are you thiking Square? FF13 was rubbish, making FF13-2 will be twice as rubbish as 13. Come on Square stop screwing around with us by making sleasy and pathetic FF games and finish versus 13 already. THEN work on a FF7 remake and possibly a FF8 remake loved both, FF10 remake should be good too.

I only hated FF13, if they redone any other FF game in HD graphics like FF12 I'm soooo there, BUT just thinking bout FF13 and 14 kills my hopes of square making another masterpiece like FF6,7,8,10 and 12.

Honestly, this is good news all around.
Way I see it, X is damn good. Lots of fans, so, while it IS easy money for Squeenix, it can be seen as funds for a POSSIBLE remake of an older game or games.
That, and Rikku is still my all time favorite game-girl. Ever. Of all time.

And I'm hoping X-2 follows!

*Runs for the hills*

hmmm good news to me. a hd remake of a game i played that much that the disk is worn down to dust, a few changes wouldn't hurt. but leave Auron's voice he was badass the was he is. also if this remake goes well maybe they will consider using said profits to fund the remakes of other older titles so good news all round :D

Fun fact, FFX was originally going to let you choose who Tidus ended up with. Yuna, Rikku, or Lulu, but it was cut due to lack of space. I kinda hope they can bring it in this time. I CAN'T be the only one who wanted to pick Lulu over Yuna can I?

The fact that she ended up with WAKKA of all people just makes it hurt more.

I think VI (or 3) would be a better remake for the PS3. A game that had a great story of saving the world and could do very well with an entire graphics overhall. Keep the game and characters but update everything else.

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