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So are the newer final fantasy games' sales reflecting this? Are teenagers today buying the new games and enjoying them? Or is the COD generation of gamers to blame for sales or lack there of?

I'd say there are definitely younger folks picking up the series, but I'm not sure to what degree. Sales spiked with VII (10m) and VIII (8m), and have hovered around 6m since. There are probably about as many new fans coming in as there are old fans leaving. The only thing we know for certain is that people don't want more Final Fantasy XIII. XIII-2's sales were less than half of the original XIII's, and how many of those genuinely like XIII (as opposed to burned fans giving XIII a second chance with XIII-2) should be revealed by Lightning Returns' sales.

It's actually pretty interesting, that you can get a rough estimate of someone's age based on what their favorite (usually their first) Final Fantasy game is.
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He hasn't been with Square for nearly a decade now and has nothing to do with the company or its games.

Although I'm sure a Final Fantasy VII remake will happen at some point, and I hope it does so that people finally stop demanding it in every Square/Final Fantasy related topic.
For most, that 'something missing' is simply the fact that they aren't experiencing these stories through the eyes of a teenager. The writing found in Final Fantasy and other JRPGs was never particularly good to begin with, even within a medium that has trouble writing/telling good stories in general.

The fans have grown up and can no longer stomach all of the cheesy dialogue, cliches and pacing issues the genre has always been rife with. As much as I dislike people using 'nostalgia' to dismiss folks' affection for classic games, that's largely what we're seeing when people talk about how good the writing and storytelling used to be versus today. Final Fantasy VII's story wasn't good (it was enjoyable to me, however), it was just less terrible than, say, Final Fantasy XIII's.

What's funny is that for as much hate Final Fantasy XII gets for being yet another nail in the series' coffin, the man behind that game was probably the greatest writer ever to find themselves employed at Square, and also one of the most talented game designers. I admire Hironobu Sakaguchi, Hiroyuki Ito, Yuji Horii and so on, but Yasumi Matsuno was truly Square's greatest asset, and executive meddling forced him out.

I agree with you on dialogue and storytelling then vs now. I recently booted up ff7 on my psp. If I were playing it for the first time I would have written it off completely. Wish I could find that interview of him.
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Heh, yeah I always get flamed for saying the FF7 story was horrible...it was all chopped up with all these parts that didn't make sense. However, I loved the world...and for some reason the game play...the mind numbing, grinding, game play. I don't why, but I liked it...even though I would put a piece of tape over the Circle and down button so Cloud would slide back and forth across a beach getting into battles to farm some AP while I was a way...I'd leave it like that for days and come back to have all mastered materia.
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Why cant we get FF7-9 HD remakes....
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I would love an FF7 remake. It was my first RPG, and till this day my favorite (Xenogears is a VERY close second, with Xenoblade Chronicles and Chronotrigger tied for 3rd)

But seriously, I agree. The ORIGINAL team has to do this together. It wouldn't work any other way, and if any member of the original team is missing, the whole thing might fall apart and wind up being something that doesn't live up to the original's glory.

And for the first time in years little teeny kids will know what it's like to play a game with a story once again. (unless they're one of the few who picked up Xenoblade Chronicles, and played through the WHOLE GAME.)

Hell, I haven't even finished it yet. and last I remember, I had to start grinding at around hour 70 or hour 80 because I progressed too fast.
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FFX is my favorite of the series. An HD remake is 'music to my ears', if you'll excuse the cliche phrase.
   
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FFX is my favorite of the series. An HD remake is 'music to my ears', if you'll excuse the cliche phrase.

FFX was good, I really did enjoy the music in it, and graphically it was a lot better than FFVII, but I don't know, Something was always missing.

Death I think. It needed more death and tragedy. That's what made FFVII so great. It reeled you in, then punched you in the face.
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FFIX HD remake please.

And no voices, that's part of the attraction.
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what's with all the PC elitists comments?
i'm actually happy about this and the fact the PS3 version is packaged with both games together instead of separately as they could have done... the vita on the version on the other hand... tongue.gif
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I would love an FF7 remake. It was my first RPG, and till this day my favorite (Xenogears is a VERY close second, with Xenoblade Chronicles and Chronotrigger tied for 3rd)

But seriously, I agree. The ORIGINAL team has to do this together. It wouldn't work any other way, and if any member of the original team is missing, the whole thing might fall apart and wind up being something that doesn't live up to the original's glory.

And for the first time in years little teeny kids will know what it's like to play a game with a story once again. (unless they're one of the few who picked up Xenoblade Chronicles, and played through the WHOLE GAME.)

Hell, I haven't even finished it yet. and last I remember, I had to start grinding at around hour 70 or hour 80 because I progressed too fast.

A Xenogears remake would be a huge success for SquareEnix I think. That along with the FF7 remake, could help their image as a game developer.

They made the tech demo and a full movie for the after agents of FF7. They even had that PSP Final Fantasy game that took place before 7. They know 7 is popular. They need to make the remake already before the generation that loves dies off. They say they won't make a remake until another FF game reaches its success. Its not going to happen with the crap they keep putting out.

Remake the game, add some online co-op and some on-line battles(chocobo racing, my 3 vs your 3 etc). Add some leader boards for fastest time to beat x boss and other stuff. Hell, throw in some DLC or mico-transactions for extra stories/side quest or even accessories for the characters. Want to have Zack or Sephiroth on your team, pay $4.99. I don't care, just stop trolling us with remakes or HD revisions of other Final Fantasy games and give us the Final Fantasy 7 remake.

Wonder if there's going to be a FF7 Tech Demo for the PS4?
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