Tired of waiting for a Final Fantasy VII remake, fans have taken matters into their own hands, with impressive results.
It seems we can't go more than a week without someone bringing up FFVII and a potential remake thereof. This time the people at Studio Paint have remade the intro from Squaresoft's classic JRPG using Alias Maya and the Unreal development kit. In their words:
[The] FFVII REMAKE has been created for two main reasons: to learn how to create a videogame and to pay tribute to one of the best RPGs ever created, which most of us love and admire. The idea is to show its 2D world in 3D in a short demo, trying to keep it as accurate and respectful as possible to the original.
While the detailed, explorable version of the train station from the game's opening scene invoked a degree of nostalgia I didn't think I was actually capable of, I don't recall FFVII being quite so awkward in the animation department. Also, is one of those Shinra mooks using a M41A pulse rifle from Aliens? That's new.
You can read more about the project, see how it was made and download it yourself here.