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Final Fantasy VII Remake -- A New Thread for an Old(?) Game [CLOSED SPOILERS]

ZonugalZonugal (He/Him) The Holiday ArmadilloI'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
edited April 2020 in Social Entropy++
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Hey nerds, goobers, duders, and worms.

I know the release of this new game is going to clog up some other threads, so I figured we should get one made as to contain the majesty of this here new video game in the dystopian time of April 2020.

What is Final Fantasy VII Remake?
Final Fantasy VII Remake is an action role-playing game developed and published by Square Enix. The game is a remake of the 1997 PlayStation game Final Fantasy VII. Square Enix developed the remake as a multi-part series, with the first entry released for the PlayStation 4 on April 10, 2020, with timed exclusivity for one year.

Players control mercenary Cloud Strife as he and a group known as AVALANCHE oppose Shinra, a megacorporation, from using the planet's life essence as an energy source. The gameplay combines real-time action with other strategic elements.

Need a refresher on the plot of Final Fantasy VII?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4bgiMlEYbU

But onto the most important question of the thread:

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WHO SHOULD CLOUD STRIFE DATE???

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Final Fantasy VII Remake -- A New Thread for an Old(?) Game [CLOSED SPOILERS] 111 votes

Tifa Lockhart
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Aerith Gainsborough
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Barret Wallace
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Jessie
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Cloud Strife Deserves To Be Alone
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    ZonugalZonugal (He/Him) The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    We want to do open spoilers for this?

    What are folks' thoughts?

    Also, who should Cloud Strife date?

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    rhylithrhylith Death Rabbits HoustonRegistered User regular
    Tifa Lockhart
    ch4
    "Really sorry about your ass."
    ~Cloud Strife

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    PlatyPlaty Registered User regular
    Tifa Lockhart
    I dunno but my Cloud went on a Saucer date with Tifa

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    PlatyPlaty Registered User regular
    Tifa Lockhart
    Isn't spoiling FF7 like spoiling the end of King Kong and The Passion

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    rhylithrhylith Death Rabbits HoustonRegistered User regular
    Tifa Lockhart
    Platy wrote: »
    Isn't spoiling FF7 like spoiling the end of King Kong and The Passion

    There are differences, and also people who were getting into gaming after the PS era won't have played it necessarily.

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    PlatyPlaty Registered User regular
    Tifa Lockhart
    Everyone here is old and cranky

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Cloud Strife Deserves To Be Alone
    My copy didn’t come today and I’m very sad

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    YaYaYaYa Decent. Registered User regular
    Jessie
    I vote no open spoilers, there's a lot of new stuff going on

    and also #TeamJessie but also because Tifa's too good for Cloud

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    JavenJaven Registered User regular
    Tifa Lockhart
    I’m gonna spoiler this just in case but it’s mostly me editorializing the original story
    I don’t know how it happened but there’s a ton of mischaracterization of FF7s characters across the board. Cloud gets done real dirty by the opening narrative but he’s actually a good guy. The Cloud we get pre-burning of Nibelheim and Cloud we get after he gets his brain sorted out is a good boy and it gets glossed over how much he was actively brainwashed in between

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    Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    Jessie
    thru chapter 4, light to no actual story spoilers but a fun moment
    parachuting back down to the slums after the raid on the base with that Top Gun-ass guitar anthem blasting was just the cheesiest thing in the world and I had such a huge grin on my face the entire time

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    Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    edited April 2020
    Jessie
    also, Normal difficulty is just a bit too much for me to be keeping track of but Easy feels like every fight is over before I get to pop any cool abilities

    it's hard to find a balance

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    Tifa Lockhart
    Just hit Chapter Eight, they're doing some interesting stuff with what you'd remember from the original game.

    Possibly...big spoilers here, so don't click this unless you've finished the Sector 5 mission and also if you've read spoilers for how this ends, for the love of god, don't tell me
    So, I meet Aerith in her church, and she tells Cloud about her special materia, and then...Cloud has one of his flashbacks to what sure seems like Aerith's death scene from the original game?

    Which is wild and I'm starting to wonder if this whole "remake" is like...an in-universe remake, of a sort, like...are these mysterious robed figures that started showing up actively trying to reshape the narrative in some way? I'm extremely intrigued, either way.

    again, if you know what happens, don't tell me, it's fun to speculate!

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    never dienever die Registered User regular
    Jessie
    I'm only through Chapter 3 so far but damn if Jesse, Biggs, and Wedge aren't charming as fuck.

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    Devlin_DragonusDevlin_Dragonus Gorgeous Dallas, TXRegistered User regular
    Cloud Strife Deserves To Be Alone
    The remake has reignited my crush on tifa and I don’t understand how that happen, I’ve watched Advent Children periodically but this does it?!

    I got nothing for you now. Try again later.

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    StempyStempy Registered User regular
    The remake has reignited my crush on tifa and I don’t understand how that happen, I’ve watched Advent Children periodically but this does it?!

    There’s ABSolutely something about this latest Tifa design.

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    QuidQuid Definitely not a banana Registered User regular
    edited April 2020
    What's the gameplay like? It was a big turn off for me when I tried to play it around 2015. I only made it a couple hours before getting annoyed at it and moving on. I'm not worried about spoilers.

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    DragkoniasDragkonias That Guy Who Does Stuff You Know, There. Registered User regular
    2015? They had a demo back then?

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    Rorshach KringleRorshach Kringle that crustache life Registered User regular
    Jessie
    i am gonna try the classic mode in the demo at some point because i really disliked how the regular combat worked and i don't buy anything at full price unless it's mortal kombat, so i have time

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    QuidQuid Definitely not a banana Registered User regular
    Dragkonias wrote: »
    2015? They had a demo back then?

    The original. It hasn't aged well for those of us who didn't play it when it released.

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    BilliardballBilliardball Registered User regular
    I'm up to Wall Market and it just clicked.

    The tone, the mini games, the side quests and the constant goofy enemies throwing themselves at the stoic, but also somewhat goofy protagonist.

    Did Square make a Yakuza game?

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    LockedOnTargetLockedOnTarget Registered User regular
    Tifa Lockhart
    The gameplay is nothing like the original.

    It’s a full action RPG, as opposed to turn/menu based.

    Personally I wish it played more like the classic game and I think the old gameplay has aged wonderfully, but I’ll never get what I wanted.

    But the new gameplay has been very well-received, it’s pretty good. You can always download the demo to try it out.

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    metaghostmetaghost An intriguing odor A delicate touchRegistered User regular
    I'm up to Wall Market and it just clicked.

    The tone, the mini games, the side quests and the constant goofy enemies throwing themselves at the stoic, but also somewhat goofy protagonist.

    Did Square make a Yakuza game?

    Chadley is Yakuza NPC Incarnate.

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    H0b0manH0b0man Registered User regular
    Barret Wallace
    I can't think of a single track I've heard up to chapter 8 that hasn't been a banger.

    They really outdid themselves with the music in this.

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    PlatyPlaty Registered User regular
    Tifa Lockhart
    Which is strange considering the remixes in the Secret of Mana remake mostly sucked

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    PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    quick question, how long is this?

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    TcheldorTcheldor Registered User regular
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    quick question, how long is this?

    I've heard like 30ish hrs. Based on on my current pace, I'd guess 25-30 without doing that much side stuff.

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    DaebunzDaebunz Registered User regular
    edited April 2020
    Barret Wallace
    im still waiting for my copy to arrive but according to howlongtobeat shy of 30hrs

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    DragkoniasDragkonias That Guy Who Does Stuff You Know, There. Registered User regular
    Yeah...30ish hours seems about right. Probably the pace I'll finish it at.

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Tifa Lockhart
    There are so many times this game has turned a single screen from the original into multiple level complexes.

    Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but dies in the process.
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    YaYaYaYa Decent. Registered User regular
    Jessie
    Chapter 4....

    Chapter 4........

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    Tifa Lockhart
    the payoff to the moogle medals was far more worth it than I expected

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Cloud Strife Deserves To Be Alone
    I wanna play so baaaaaaad

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    JavenJaven Registered User regular
    Tifa Lockhart
    I finished the Wall Market section, and for a part that they couldn't completely rewrite, it actually did...okay?

    (For Real Spoilers)
    Cloud is still embarassed, but the Honeybee Inn and Gym sequences are completely different, for the better, and Cloud actually getting really into the dance number was actually very fun. And Cloud's reaction to Tifa's reaction to his dress kind of made it all worth it.

    :"Wait...Cloud?!"

    "Yeah, I know. Nailed it. Moving on."

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    Tifa Lockhart
    it feels like every five minutes in this game, I just go, "heh, what the fuck" and that's very good

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    DisruptedCapitalistDisruptedCapitalist I swear! Registered User regular
    Barret Wallace
    So what's the best case scenario for a PC release? A year from now?

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    JavenJaven Registered User regular
    Tifa Lockhart
    So what's the best case scenario for a PC release? A year from now?

    March 2021

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    AistanAistan Tiny Bat Registered User regular
    Cloud Strife Deserves To Be Alone
    Tifa is the best but the question is in regards to Cloud and honestly I think all of them could do better. He has a lot of stuff he needs to figure out before he's a good match for anyone.

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    Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    yeah I do wonder what percentage of the matchmaking of what "team" people are on completely sidestep Cloud and are really just people voting "well but who do I wanna date"

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    Moth 13Moth 13 Registered User regular
    I demand the poll be updated with Jessie's last name.

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    Tifa Lockhart
    my vote represents my views when I first played the game, now I think that Tifa and Aeris should probably date each other and let Cloud get some therapy

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