Final Fantasy VII Rebirth (FF7 Remake Part 2)

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Final Fantasy VII Rebirth (FF7 Remake Part 2) is coming out winter 2023. Trailer only mentions PS5, so I assume PC gamers will have to wait longer.

Essentially confirms this will be a trilogy.



More info.

I posted this in the PC section because it will almost certainly come out for PC seeing that Remake Part 1 did, and the upcoming Crisis Core- Final Fantasy VII Reunion is coming to PC as well. With luck it comes to PC sooner than the last game.

Please keep the thread spoilers free for those that never played the originals.
 

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Final Fantasy VII Rebirth (FF7 Remake Part 2) is coming out winter 2023. Trailer only mentions PS5, so I assume PC gamers will have to wait longer.

Essentially confirms this will be a trilogy.



More info.

I posted this in the PC section because it will almost certainly come out for PC seeing that Remake Part 1 did, and the upcoming Crisis Core- Final Fantasy VII Reunion is coming to PC as well. With luck it comes to PC sooner than the last game.

Please keep the thread spoilers free for those that never played the originals.

Holy crap. I was interested to see where they were going with this. This 60 second teaser was enough to give me goosebumps. Too bad we have to wait another year and a half.
 

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I wouldn’t be surprised if this ends up being exclusive to the PS5 for 6-12 months, I’m sure Sony is eager to keep it to themselves at first.
I hope not. At least with epic games store exclusives you can still play it on your pc even if you're not a fan of the store. PS5 exclusive runs $500 and is worse than my pc... Oh well, I guess I've got a lot of time to get part 1 on sale cheap and play it first!
 

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I hope not. At least with epic games store exclusives you can still play it on your pc even if you're not a fan of the store. PS5 exclusive runs $500 and is worse than my pc... Oh well, I guess I've got a lot of time to get part 1 on sale cheap and play it first!

It took around a year and a half for Part 1 to come to PC. But I think that was lengthened due to the PS5 port and Intergrade DLC. I am hoping this time it will only be a year. But may with Sony seemingly wanting to shorten the time it takes to bring ports to PC, maybe this will come within 6 months. It is a 3rd party game after all. Death Stranding only took 6 months.
 

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Final Fantasy VII Rebirth (FF7 Remake Part 2) is coming out winter 2023. Trailer only mentions PS5, so I assume PC gamers will have to wait longer.

Essentially confirms this will be a trilogy.



More info.

I posted this in the PC section because it will almost certainly come out for PC seeing that Remake Part 1 did, and the upcoming Crisis Core- Final Fantasy VII Reunion is coming to PC as well. With luck it comes to PC sooner than the last game.

Please keep the thread spoilers free for those that never played the originals.

Not for PC FYI.
 

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Square doing square s**t. I'm not even excited for this, you had a good story, why change it?
 

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Yeah, I just don't even care anymore. The first remake was tolerable, but stretching things out like this is too much. "Episodic" games can team up with early access games, roguelike games, and 30fps games to all go die in a fire.
 

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I'm glad they've confirmed it will be three parts (though I'm sure there will be 'intergrade'-style content in between), and I do like how they made the Remake its own separate thing - I think if they tried to do a one to one using FF VII remake's style of gameplay, it wouldn't have translated well.

Unrelated (well, sorta related), that 'Ever Crisis' or whatever project, is the style of remake I'd like to see made for the original FF VII storyline: New stylized overworld graphics, but turn-based combat with modern graphics on a separate battle screen. I'm not interested in the Ever Crisis in its current state (it appears to be trying to incorporate Zack's story and be 'mobile friendly') but that style of game would be a great way to remaster the original FF VII. They could even incorporate a similar style to update their other mainline FF entries.

As for being PS5 exclusive (probably limited, like the previous entry), I'm fine with that. FF VII Remake played great on PS5 and I find this style of RPG perfectly playable using a controller. I recently sold my PS5 (I was barely using it), but between GoW: Ragnarok and FF VII 2 Rebirth, I might grab another console (hopefully an updated 'slim' model).
 

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Square doing square s**t. I'm not even excited for this, you had a good story, why change it?

Because this trilogy isn't a straight remake of FF7, it's a sequel to FF7. We're seeing some of the same events play out, but in drastically different ways due to timeline shenanigans from FF7R.

Yeah, I just don't even care anymore. The first remake was tolerable, but stretching things out like this is too much. "Episodic" games can team up with early access games, roguelike games, and 30fps games to all go die in a fire.

It's not an episodic game, it's a trilogy of games.
 

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I'm super fucking hyped because I loved Part 1.
I'll also likely just end up getting this for PS5 at launch because, well, I have that option.
 

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Because this trilogy isn't a straight remake of FF7, it's a sequel to FF7. We're seeing some of the same events play out, but in drastically different ways due to timeline shenanigans from FF7R.
Well it was, because it was called ff7 remake.


This game is not a remake, so god only knows what they are going to do with the story. Why change it, there's no need.
 

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I'm super fucking hyped because I loved Part 1.
I'll also likely just end up getting this for PS5 at launch because, well, I have that option.
You realize this is NOT part 2, it's a completely different story.
 

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Well it was, because it was called ff7 remake.


This game is not a remake, so god only knows what they are going to do with the story. Why change it, there's no need.
Go and play Ever Crisis then? The mobile one that's coming out soon that retains the same Chibi Art style as the original and looks to be a basically straight 1:1 remake with redrawn backgrounds.



They're literally releasing a straight remake for those who didn't like FF7 remake.
 

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You realize this is NOT part 2, it's a completely different story.
Yep, and i'm 100% on board with that and I am 100% happy they're going this route because I've played the original FF7 over 5 times and honestly, the story isn't that great.
 

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Go and play Ever Crisis then? The mobile one that's coming out soon that retains the same Chibi Art style as the original and looks to be a basically straight 1:1 remake with redrawn backgrounds.



They're literally releasing a straight remake for those who didn't like FF7 remake.

Or just play the original.
 

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Well it was, because it was called ff7 remake.


This game is not a remake, so god only knows what they are going to do with the story. Why change it, there's no need.

Why keep it the same? A straight up remake in this graphical style would have been cool, but I like that they're trying something different instead of just retelling the exact same story in the same exact way they did 25 years ago. It makes me excited to see where they're taking it and what twists and turns the plot will take as it goes along.
 

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Why keep it the same? A straight up remake in this graphical style would have been cool, but I like that they're trying something different instead of just retelling the exact same story in the same exact way they did 25 years ago. It makes me excited to see where they're taking it and what twists and turns the plot will take as it goes along.
Agreed. They took "remake" literally and I am glad they did. You can still play the original game on every piece of hardware available currently if you want to. It even fixes the original Magic Defense bug, among others.
 

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all i can say is that the naming convention is confusing as fuck. will still play it though...
 

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I agree. Keep in mind there's a generation of people that have never played this game.
So... They should play it?

It's literally available on every current generation and even last generation console and phone. Except for maybe the Wii U. Also on PC and MAC across like 30 different storefronts.

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It's $9 on android.
 

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I agree. Keep in mind there's a generation of people that have never played this game.

And there are many, many, ways to do so. You can buy the original on Steam, on the Switch, PS4 and 5 (it's even part of the new Playstation Plus Extra tier), Xbox, pretty sure it's on mobile devices. Later this year SE is going to begin beta testing what looks to be a near 1:1 remake of the entire FF7 collect on mobile devices. Emulating the original PS1 release has been possible for the last 20+ years. If people want to play the original there's no excuse for them not to do so. FFVII isn't some game that's been forgotten and hard to find, it's been everywhere that SE could reasonably put it.
 

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And there are many, many, ways to do so. You can buy the original on Steam, on the Switch, PS4 and 5 (it's even part of the new Playstation Plus Extra tier), Xbox, pretty sure it's on mobile devices. Later this year SE is going to begin beta testing what looks to be a near 1:1 remake of the entire FF7 collect on mobile devices. Emulating the original PS1 release has been possible for the last 20+ years. If people want to play the original there's no excuse for them not to do so. FFVII isn't some game that's been forgotten and hard to find, it's been everywhere that SE could reasonably put it.
You don't have kids do you?
 

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I will stay with the original. I am not going to give SE anymore money for this garbage.
 

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Not sure what having kids has to do with a game that's under $20 on consoles (when it isn't on sale for significantly less), under $10 on mobile devices, and will have a free-to-play remake coming out for mobile devices.

I have no problem with that or people who want to play the originals. But I'm not really interested in playing games from 1997 so I'll just play the remakes.
 

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Not sure what having kids has to do with a game that's under $20 on consoles (when it isn't on sale for significantly less), under $10 on mobile devices, and will have a free-to-play remake coming out for mobile devices.
Sorry if that came off like an attack, it wasn't. I played the original, love it. But when i try to get my nephews or cousins to play it, they are appauled by the low poly 3d, and pre-rendered backgrounds. They have no interest. They will play 16bit 2d games though, it's like they aged better somehow.

I played remake, i'll play rebirth i'm sure, the remake deviated from the story a bit, but i felt the main theme was true, and i appreciated the extra character development. Guess i'll see how far they stray for rebirth, but all points to a much different story. Based on the complete lack of ps5 content right now, i should probably stop *****ing quite frankly. Something is better than nothing.
 
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Sorry if that came off like an attack, it wasn't. I played the original, love it. But when i try to get my nephews or cousins to play it, they are appauled by the low poly 3d, and pre-rendered backgrounds. They have no interest. They will play 16bit 2d games though, it's like they aged better somehow.

I played remake, i'll play rebirth i'm sure, the remake deviated from the story a bit, but i felt the main theme was true, and i appreciated the extra character development. Guess i'll see how far they stray for rebirth, but all points to a much different story. Based on the complete lack of ps5 content right now, i should probably stop *****ing quite frankly. Something is better than nothing.

2D did age better than 3D but oh well. If they care that much about graphics over gameplay their loss anyways.

The thing is FFVII was NEVER going to pull off the magic it did released right now. We also know Square screws with it's remakes. We saw that with the Mana series, we saw that with the Tactics series. They've always gone back and tweaked things like this. Some times they even call the game the exact same thing and then mess with it. Square gonna Square.

It's the start of the new generation so content is going to be slow. Oh well!
 
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