Square Enix Dusts Off Final Fantasy X for PS3 Remake

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Ah yes now I remember why I only liked it as a kid... well atleast the kids of today will get something "new".

AAAGGGH!! NOO! SCREW YOU SONY, YOU WON'T GET MY MONEY!!!!!!

... despite this awesome, awesome reason I will definitely be spending money on a Sony product.

/whimper

OT: Everyone knows that FFVII is going to be remade only when they've run out of ideas for spinoff products to welch more money from it's fanbase until nobody even cares about the remake anymore. Then, and only THEN will the FF7 remake finally be released (even though I happen to know for an indisputable fact it's been done for a while now).

Final Fantasy X is the reason I bought a PS2 in the first place. It is in fact the game that is currently in my third PS2 right now. (the other two died because I played DVD's in them)

EDIT: I plan to buy it used! Or at cost from a third-party retailer so they get none of the revenue. They simply do not deserve it.

I just don't see where the demand is coming from for this. I haven't read a lot about people clamoring for an updated FFX, but I have heard plenty of people who want KH3 and a FF7 or 6 remake. Yeah, making 7 would be expensive and time-consuming, we all understand that. So are a lot of things, but I would bet everything I have, including my life on Square ending up in the green off an FF7 remake.

The only thing that will make me get a Vita (the same reasons that will make me buy a PS3 funnily enough) is if they'll have either a new Kingdom Hearts (or a re-release of 1 and 2 FM's) or a new Final Fantasy (tactics or numbered) because frankly my 3DS, 360 and PSP can do, have done, and will do all of those things.

While I've still got VII, VIII, IX, Crisis Core, FFT: War of the Lions, KH:BBS and the former Agito XIII just on my PSP, I'm settled until Vs XIII shows up

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.

And now I too have this visual.

While it certainly wouldn't have been my first choice of a remake, it will be interesting to see how they can beef it up. Any chance we can get a re-dub of Tidus while we're at it?

Oh great. The shitty acid trip that ended by implying it was all a dream. A treat for me! I guess Square Enix is depending entirely on Eidos to make good games for them and are just letting their own developers piss around.

"Missed"? It's still in my PS2, languishing not-quite-hooked-up under the TV in my new place, and still not quite finished...

It can't be that hard or expensive just to pick up the original and the system to play it on can it? If you get the Slim, it doesn't even take up a significant amount of room.

Well, FFX is easier and faster to turn into an HD version than the PS1 titles we've been waiting for. This could be their way of testing how many people would buy a re-release with updated graphics. If this sells well, we could in fact get the three Final Fantasy titles from the PS1, too.

This is funny, I really didn't think we'd start to get persistent actual reruns of video games for at least a few more decades. Shows what I know.

Also wouldn't it just be easier to make the PS3 better at backwards compatibility and then start selling the PS2 game again?

I'm amazed on how many people here actually praise FFX story. Sorry people but you are WRONG.

It's like those who would claim Transformer 2 is a good movie in terms of story perspective. You would laugh at them and ask what they are smoking.

FFX story is just abysmal. Most of you probably just played through it while you where young and back then none of you cared much about the story anyway. Neither one of us did.

Gameplay was what kept people hooked. Or at least the turn based combat, not the other crappy stuff like Blitzball.

One of the more laughing moment was when the Army asked YOU to go find and bring back a chocobo which was taken by a "Powerful monster". The moment you're done with that quest they're going to charge Sin with swords. Do note that Sin was out in the water as well.

They've gone full retard there.

Man you don't just make armies that stupid anymore. :) Are you guys seriously going to defend the story of this game? The only character worth a damn was Auron.

Yuna also got kidnapped way to many times by people who could be classed as clowns in terms of their abilities.

I hope the reviewers today will actually use a brain when they review the game as they need to tear this up good to show how bad it really is.

I liked FFX, but like Ico and Shadow of the Colossus - I still have it on my PS2 and I still have a PS2 in perfect working order. I have no desire to play FFX again, even though I really liked Auron as a character.

Going to be honest, great move in my opinion. Definitely prefer this to FF7 despite the cult-following. Yes 7 was very very good, but I don't think it would keep the charm if it was re-done.

X is one of my favourite FF's just after 8.

Ugh why X, That is the game that destroyed my faith in the series, that has only been reawakened by versus XIII. Also whats the point of the graphics overhaul, it's good enough on the ps2. Now VII I love then I saw the pc version with graphic upgrade mods (which still aren't perfect but far better than the original) and had to get that because the popeye arms really bug me.

Logan Westbrook:
Square Enix Dusts Off Final Fantasy X for PS3 Remake

Don't worry if you missed Final Fantasy X the first time round, Square Enix is bringing it back for the PS3 and PS Vita.

I'll level with you, I have good news and I have bad news. The good news is that Square Enix is remaking one of the classic Final Fantasy games from the PlayStation era. The bad news is that it's not the Final Fantasy VII remake that so many people desperately want, it's Final Fantasy X instead.

Of course, it's not really bad news. While it might not have been the cultural phenomenon that was FFVII, Final Fantasy X was - and still is - a good game, even if it did have the slightly scary laughing scene you can see above, and a hero that was the dream of a dead civilization - and no, I'm not making that up. Square Enix hasn't revealed too many details about the remake as yet, except that the game will be available on the PS3 and the upcoming PS Vita.

If I had to guess, I'd say that it's going to be similar to the updates we've seen for series like God of War and Prince of Persia, which means updated visuals and maybe a 3D mode thrown in for the PS3. It seems unlikely that Square Enix will tweak very much other than the visuals, but it may yet surprise us.

Soruce: Joystiq

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Dead Square Enix,

You useless bastards. What on earth has limited your retarded minds to say 'forget Final Fantasy 4, 5, 6, '7', '8', or '9'! Let's remake 10

While 10 is not the worst ever Final Fantasy, it is very close. Besides 12, and 11, 10 was a shallow, pathetic Final Fantasy that dawned the end of a series of excellent RPGs, furthermore, it sparked the end of the Japanese RPG itself.

Why on earth you would revive it, is beyond all logic, and I hope your metal retardation will profit you little sales, and much ridicule.

Regards,

Conza

I'll buy a remake of final fantasy x if square promises that it has nothing to do with final fantasy x.

seriously though this is very sad...

this is square enix filing for creative bankruptcy.

and still if you were going to remake an FF title why not FFVII?!

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.

Remaking those would be much more costly than just giving a HD makeup to a PS2 era game. Because games like Final Fantasy VII use 2D environment. They would actually had to make a new game from scratch, like Tomb Raider Anniversary (remake of the first Tom Raider) to look decent in a PS3.

This will solely be an HD upgrade with forgettable fixes and new bugs. You watch.

Captcha; selvali sincere

It's not the FFVIII remake I'd murder a small child for, but I'll take it. I love FFX and even Tidus has a special place in my heart (the corner reserved for the few whiny, self-absorbed protagonists I don't despise), plus I've always wanted to see what the game would have looked like if the entire thing had been done in Well Rendered Cutscene-o-Vision.

They'd better not screw with the sphere grid. I loved that thing.

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.

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It's like they looked at all the message boards filled to the brim with requests for an ff7 remake and misread 7 as 10

Oh come now, they already made a bloody sequel to this insipid piece of shit and now they're "remaking" it. I can tolerate a remake of a cult classic by a smaller company which truly needs the money (e.g. Team ICO's remake of Ico and Shadow of the Colossus) but methinks Square Enix should try to see if they can make a new Final Fantasy game that's actually worth a damn instead of wallowing in their own shit.

My friends, methinks it's time to let this franchise die. There hasn't been a good Final Fantasy game since VII (or, arguably, IX.)

GOD DAMN IT. Why are they re-releasing this and not FF8?

Char12:

OutrageousEmu:

Inkidu:

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."

How on earth do you figure that?

Any way you slice it, X follows after VII as the most popular in the series. No, not the one that all the nostalgists say is "so totally better than modern Final Fantasies, because back then it didn't have stupid elements like emotion or a 3rd dimension", I mean in terms of crunching the numbers, X is the second best selling final fantasy game ever. Hell, throw in X-2 and it comes within spitting distance of outselling VII. In terms of fan prescence, it still also has a gigantic following. How could they not?

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

Given the way he screams, its in a pitch only dogs can hear.

Actually you are wrong, 13 was the best selling then 8. I am not against this as previously stated it will be good to have the potential to play numerous PS2 classics on my PS Vita/PS3

Final Fantasy XIII - 6.73 million across two systems. Final Fantasy VIII - 7.86 on one system. Final Fantasy X - 7.96 on one system. Final Fantasy VII - 9.72 million.

Where are you getting your figures? Of course XIII didn't sell best, why the hell would it?

tahrey:
"Missed"? It's still in my PS2, languishing not-quite-hooked-up under the TV in my new place, and still not quite finished...

It can't be that hard or expensive just to pick up the original and the system to play it on can it? If you get the Slim, it doesn't even take up a significant amount of room.

That doesn't make it portable, does it?

I loved FFX.
All I can say is suck it, I'm going to have playing this again.

Really needed to be FFVIII to get me excited. Ah well, wont exactly be hard to play through, prob give it a miss actually!

Zefar:

One of the more laughing moment was when the Army asked YOU to go find and bring back a chocobo which was taken by a "Powerful monster". The moment you're done with that quest they're going to charge Sin with swords. Do note that Sin was out in the water as well.

They've gone full retard there.

Actually the army never asked you to take out the chocobo eater, it just warned you about it, and then it attacked.

also the army wasn't charging sin, it was charging the sinspawn, preventing them from overrunning the cannons.

Honestly for every silly thing the game has (Yuna being kidnapped, Seymour) there are several things it gets right. Characterization is handled pretty well, with only a few really annoying characters, combat flowed nicely. The Plot was pretty good and it's in medias res narrative is a really interesting storytelling method. It led to some interesting a second playthrough once the big reveal was made toward the end of the game.

It's script is, at times really awkward, but this is more due to the time period, this was right at the point of most games getting voice overs and this one is 40 hours of voice over and it's being dubbed too.

OT: Final Fantasy X is a big reason why I still play games today. It's what inspired me to get into video games in the first place. Sure I've played better games, even in the FF franchise, but this one is one of my favorites.

I'm sold on the Vita as of now (and possibly the PS3.) Final Fantasy X was one of the best games I've ever played and my favourite game in the Final Fantasy franchise, so I'm ecstatic that they're actually remaking this.

7, 4, 6, 10, 8, 12 , # , #.

And really, Square Enix? I'm more ticked that you'd put out a remake at all, after denying us a FF7 remake all this time. I'd thought you'd stick to avoiding remakes/ trying new things (which, while I may not always like your direction, always appreciated your effort), but this is a low cash-grab. I'll stick to my PS2 version of the game, which I find memorable, and love.

EDIT: And wow, I am surprised at the desire for a VIII remake. THAT one I wouldn't mind too much remade.

You know...I like this. As long as they actually make the game new rather than just cleaning it up this could be great. FFX remains one of my favourite FF's and in terms of play time is HUGE, all in.

If they redub Tidus I'll be even happier.

Oh and as for why this and not VII, VII will cost them a LOT of money to remake, you do realise that yeah? Plus it's entire design is still fitted around the world map approach which worked great then but with modern tech might feel a little lacklustre so I can see arguments breaking out over how to approach that. I wish they'd redo it but I can understand the hesitation and FFX will be a LOT easier for them to remake, even to redesign with modern graphics. The game is set up for that.

*fangirl squeal*
Words cannot express how happy I am right now.

I don't think people are understanding the sheer magnitude of the task of completely rebuilding a game from the Playstation One from the ground up.

They'd lose more than they'd gain. That's why they're going the safer route of remaking F.F.X instead.

If this gets made, expect the all-singing, all-dancing FFX-2 for a Christmas release 2013! Y.R.P... Great :(

Really Squenix, do we need to relive the past? Just get Versus completed FFS! And lay off the spin-offs for a year or two. None of them have brought the money in- save Crisis Core maybe.

10 is an easy game to upgrade to HD, so it makes perfect sense why they would choose 10 (though I'd rather they choose 12) over the older ones. This is merely releasing FFX in HD, not a full blown remake like they would have to do with 7 or the older ones. Why can't anyone understand the difference?

Shit, I adore this game - it's one of my favourite games of all time. Sadly I don't have a PS3, but this might just be the final straw that tempts me into getting one. I guess I'll have to see what it looks like first.

Well I like X (its one of my favourite in the series) I dont know who they are aiming this at, fans will still have their original copies and it still looks quite nice even today (probably why its being done in HD) I actually finished my second playthrough a few months ago.

While those who disliked it obviously arent going to buy it again, so who does that leave the obsessive fans and the few who wanted to play it before or have heard about it in the last 10 years but for some reason never got the chance to try it?

I can understand the release for Vita a bit more but I wont be getting either version unless its really cheap and has some impressive extras I have already spent over 200 hours with the game time to give it another long break.

They are going to have to work hard to give this release any considerable impact if they are just looking at sales figures maybe they have forgotten that when X was released originally the visuals were stunning and the FF brand had hugely expanded its fanbase during the PS1 era and as such people were eagerly awaiting the next installment, now it is an old game and lots of people have moved on.

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