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Better Than Final Fantasy VII?

Posted on Wednesday, May 16 @ 07:53:20 Eastern by


The latest issue of Famitsu features a retrospective on Final Fantasy VII, where Tetsuya Nomura, who was responsible for the game's memorable character design and epic story, gives his thoughts on the game and the series.

A couple key quotes stuck out like a sore thumb, dumbfounding me. First, he adknowledges that fans want to see a Final Fantasy VII remake, but says that new titles take precedence, adding that the FF teams want to create something "better than FFVII"...

Yeah, sure. You do that.

"The new Final Fantasy must over come Final Fantasy of the past".

Yeah, fucking right.

The realist in me understands that, of course, they're trying to make new and better games than what they've already done in the past. Anyone who cares about their career is always striving to do better, and best their own personal accomplishments.

But the gamer in me can't help but roll my eyes so far back into my skull that I can see my pituitary gland. Final Fantasy VII, while not my personal favorite (FFVI is), is undeniably the pinnacle of Final Fantasy, to which all other Final Fantasy games are compared—to which all other RPGs are compared.

If that's what they're going for (creating something better than FFVII), then they are missing their mark...by a lot. Final Fantasy XIII is by no means a "bad" game, but it's not the Final Fantasy I grew up loving. Final Fantasy XIV is a bad game. Period. Who the fuck even knows what is going on with Versus XIII. And we may never even see Type-0 in North America due to some localization issues (so Heath tells me).

Obviously the genius behind the Final Fantasy franchise have it in them to create greatness, but there's no harm in re-creating and re-capturing previous greatness. And I'm not just talking about a remake of FFVII, what I'm really getting at is that Final Fantasy needs to listen to its fans, go back to its roots, and stop trying to Westernize the franchise—something they clearly don't understand and cannot execute.

All of this said, I truly hope they can make something better than Final Fantasy VII. The fans deserve it. The developers deserve it.

Tell GR: Do you think Final Fantasy's heyday is long gone? Or will they ever make something that "overcome Final Fantasy of the past"?


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