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Title: Final Fantasy 7
Post by: Fishandchips on December 17, 2020, 07:07:57 am
I was originally going to ask if anyone has tried the remake FF7 but then realised many here might be too young to remember the original back in 1997. Instead has anyone played either version? If you have tried both what do you think? I’m particularly curious to know if any of the younger members here tried the remake and checked out the original game.

I loved the old PlayStation FF7. When I first got my ancient PS1 console, FF7 was among the first three games I got with it. Fast forward and Crisis Core on the PSP was great, although as a prequel to the original I felt the new characters didn’t fit in well (personal taste) and of course I knew what the ending had in store. Now I’ve given the remake a try and I really like it. Of course the graphics were going to be loads better but wasn’t sure about game play or the story, as there were bound to be differences between this and the original. So far the new game only covers the Midgar chapter and has been well padded up with extra story content and side quests. These have allowed the original story to be told unaffected by new additions and even adds to it.

As this current release only covers Midgar, the original Midgar section was only a small portion of the first of three discs of the entire game, some favourite bits were borrowed from later chapters of the original and inserted into the remake early on. Battle Arena from Gold saucer is now a feature of Wall Market in Sector 6. Normally, when things like this happen in prequels and remakes, they make me cringe but I was too busy either enjoying the game or getting frustrated with difficult battles and quests to care.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy 7
Post by: TheMattinator on December 17, 2020, 11:24:17 am
ive played them both, dad made me play the original oen when he heard i wanted the remake haha. the first one had a cool story but really dated - i liked it tho - weird having people look like shapes tho lol. the remake is amazing, im glad they fleshed a short bit out so well, its a good story and deserves some flesh! wonder if they'll stick to the old story or just skip to interesting bits a bit now.

hah battle arena was moved cos they needed an arena in the game. i bet therell be an arena in every game.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy 7
Post by: Fishandchips on December 17, 2020, 11:35:19 am
Thanks for the input @TheMattinator im really glad you enjoyed the original version too. I know the figures in that one were odd but for 90s graphics and so much content squeezed into those old discs I guess something had to be cut on. The cinematic scenes were great for their time though. When FF8 came out they used better shaping for the characters and my friend at the time commented on it while we were playing, “remember the shorties?” Gave us a chuckle. Then FF9 came and the shorties returned  :laughing

I hope future parts will follow the same, stick to the old story adding some extra juicy parts. I’d hate to see them chop it down. I wouldn’t be surprised if there is a battle arena in every game, it does need to be there however I hope they keep it to Wall Market and Gold Saucer as I feel any more would risk repetition as I’ve seen in so many reboots and remakes. The three JJ Abrams Star Trek movies were a classic example (I know not gaming related) and Star Wars Force Awakens felt like a compilation of the old movies. I know people will disagree but hey don’t lynch me for it ????
Title: Re: Final Fantasy 7
Post by: Calypso on December 18, 2020, 02:08:29 am
I loved the original in the 90s and I have the remake but haven’t even taken the plastic off. Too busy.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy 7
Post by: Fishandchips on December 18, 2020, 02:23:58 am
@Calypso i hope you get time soon and enjoy it.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy 7
Post by: coolstolSE on December 23, 2020, 02:31:25 am
Cloud is a cutie
Title: Re: Final Fantasy 7
Post by: Fishandchips on December 23, 2020, 02:47:26 am
Cloud is a cutie

I know.. think they made him too cute in the new version lol good thing he’s only a CGI Character ????
Title: Re: Final Fantasy 7
Post by: TheMattinator on December 23, 2020, 08:37:03 am
Cloud is a cutie

I know.. think they made him too cute in the new version lol good thing he’s only a CGI Character ????

Look, the voice actor is Cody Christian, so you'd probably find him attractive in real life too lol.

Also he apparently had nudes or a vid leaked or something - defo ruined my image of sweet innocent Cloud when I heard about that - especially coupled with the hand massage scene sound effects xD
Title: Re: Final Fantasy 7
Post by: Fishandchips on December 23, 2020, 12:41:13 pm
Cloud is a cutie

I know.. think they made him too cute in the new version lol good thing he’s only a CGI Character ????

Look, the voice actor is Cody Christian, so you'd probably find him attractive in real life too lol.

Also he apparently had nudes or a vid leaked or something - defo ruined my image of sweet innocent Cloud when I heard about that - especially coupled with the hand massage scene sound effects xD

Gawd I’m getting my celeb nude intel from you now?
Title: Re: Final Fantasy 7
Post by: TheMattinator on December 23, 2020, 08:00:45 pm
Cloud is a cutie

I know.. think they made him too cute in the new version lol good thing he’s only a CGI Character ????

Look, the voice actor is Cody Christian, so you'd probably find him attractive in real life too lol.

Also he apparently had nudes or a vid leaked or something - defo ruined my image of sweet innocent Cloud when I heard about that - especially coupled with the hand massage scene sound effects xD

Gawd I’m getting my celeb nude intel from you now?

im a "reputable source" lol
Title: Re: Final Fantasy 7
Post by: Fishandchips on December 23, 2020, 09:47:35 pm
@TheMattinator I can believe it ????
Title: Re: Final Fantasy 7
Post by: lintu on December 24, 2020, 04:07:07 pm
I've done the original FF7 when I was a teenager and really liked it. I look forward to playing the remake one. As I understood it, it will come in several episodes so that it will cover the whole FF7 story. It looks definitely more action-based but the spirit of the original one seems to have been preserved so hopefully I won't be disappointed.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy 7
Post by: Fishandchips on December 24, 2020, 08:22:06 pm
@lintu yeah that is right
Title: Re: Final Fantasy 7
Post by: Fishandchips on December 26, 2020, 02:54:16 pm
Found this video comparing the two versions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=luIUJ5sgT1I
Title: Re: Final Fantasy 7
Post by: coolstolSE on January 10, 2021, 05:25:36 pm
Cloud is a cutie

I know.. think they made him too cute in the new version lol good thing he’s only a CGI Character ????

Look, the voice actor is Cody Christian, so you'd probably find him attractive in real life too lol.

Also he apparently had nudes or a vid leaked or something - defo ruined my image of sweet innocent Cloud when I heard about that - especially coupled with the hand massage scene sound effects xD

Oh no he's hooooooot
Title: Re: Final Fantasy 7
Post by: Kemubu on January 10, 2021, 05:39:44 pm
I loved both. I haven't played the original since.. I was 13-14 or something. I played the remake and was not disappointed, they've modernised it in an amazing way :)
Title: Re: Final Fantasy 7
Post by: Fishandchips on January 10, 2021, 05:57:06 pm
I loved both. I haven't played the original since.. I was 13-14 or something. I played the remake and was not disappointed, they've modernised it in an amazing way :)

Yeah I love it but still not finished it. I am up to the bit in wall market waiting to climb the wall but I want to finish Chadleys quest first before moving on.

Did anyone else find the extra gym challenge and walk a box annoying though?
Title: Re: Final Fantasy 7
Post by: Zephyr on February 25, 2021, 12:41:16 am
I'm currently playing through Classic while it's on Xbox Game Pass and it only really got on my radar via Kingdom Hearts. Nevertheless, Cloud's story has me hooked even if all I've gotten up to is the first steps beyond Midgar. I do intend to watch an "all cinematics movie" of the remake in case the PlayStation exclusivity isn't timed, but until then or until I get a PS4/5, I'll just settle on what I have including purchasing Cloud for my 3DS copy of Super Smash Bros 4 (in the absence of a Wii U and Switch)
Title: Re: Final Fantasy 7
Post by: Fishandchips on February 25, 2021, 12:48:10 am
I seem to have lost the first disc of my ps1 version. I hope it’s in a console and undamaged
Title: Re: Final Fantasy 7
Post by: Fishandchips on February 26, 2021, 04:13:16 pm
I found it! Turned out it wasn’t in the console, an old WWE game was in it and FFVII was in the WWE box 🤦‍♂️

Anyway gave it a go and completed the opening mission. First time for years and first time on an HD widescreen TV. I was surprised the picture remained in proportion but not surprised at the extra pixilation. Oddly enough the text looks clearer in a picture than to my rapidly ageing eyes... 😳

Edit: I have absolutely no idea why the pics uploaded upside down  :confused
Title: Re: Final Fantasy 7
Post by: Zephyr on February 27, 2021, 02:07:59 am
I found it! Turned out it wasn’t in the console, an old WWE game was in it and FFVII was in the WWE box 🤦‍♂️

Anyway gave it a go and completed the opening mission. First time for years and first time on an HD widescreen TV. I was surprised the picture remained in proportion but not surprised at the extra pixilation. Oddly enough the text looks clearer in a picture than to my rapidly ageing eyes... 😳

Edit: I have absolutely no idea why the pics uploaded upside down  :confused
What did you name Cloud, Barret and Tifa?
Title: Re: Final Fantasy 7
Post by: Fishandchips on February 27, 2021, 02:26:21 am
Just Cloud and Barret. I only did the opening up to jumping on the train so didn’t reach Tifa.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy 7
Post by: Kemubu on March 05, 2021, 06:49:37 am
I just started the original yesterday. Taking turns in playing with my best friend since he's never played it 🙌
Title: Re: Final Fantasy 7
Post by: Fishandchips on March 05, 2021, 11:48:12 am
Enjoy yourselves 👍
Title: Re: Final Fantasy 7
Post by: Calypso on April 29, 2021, 03:26:12 pm
I finally started FFVII remake, sorta. At least installed it on the ps4…

Still limited time for playing it.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy 7
Post by: Fishandchips on April 29, 2021, 05:08:01 pm
I finally started FFVII remake, sorta. At least installed it on the ps4…

Still limited time for playing it.

I hope you enjoy it when you can. I still need to continue it, I stopped playing before scaling the wall in sector 6 to go to shinra hq
Title: Re: Final Fantasy 7
Post by: Calypso on May 01, 2021, 05:23:24 pm
I finally started FFVII remake, sorta. At least installed it on the ps4…

Still limited time for playing it.

I hope you enjoy it when you can. I still need to continue it, I stopped playing before scaling the wall in sector 6 to go to shinra hq

I am not as motivated after beating it 2x on PS1 in the 90s. Haha
Title: Re: Final Fantasy 7
Post by: Fishandchips on May 01, 2021, 09:26:40 pm
I finally started FFVII remake, sorta. At least installed it on the ps4…

Still limited time for playing it.

I hope you enjoy it when you can. I still need to continue it, I stopped playing before scaling the wall in sector 6 to go to shinra hq

I am not as motivated after beating it 2x on PS1 in the 90s. Haha

You should, there are some interesting additions to sun already great story, plenty of new missions to prevent it from just being a copy and visually amazing.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy 7
Post by: Riot.EXE on May 02, 2021, 03:41:47 am
Time to load up Ehrgeiz...
Title: Re: Final Fantasy 7
Post by: Fishandchips on May 02, 2021, 07:53:58 pm
Time to load up Ehrgeiz...

Omg that’s the first I’ve heard of that one. I’ll have to see if I can get it.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy 7
Post by: Calypso on May 02, 2021, 09:24:14 pm
I finally started FFVII remake, sorta. At least installed it on the ps4…

Still limited time for playing it.

I hope you enjoy it when you can. I still need to continue it, I stopped playing before scaling the wall in sector 6 to go to shinra hq

I am not as motivated after beating it 2x on PS1 in the 90s. Haha

You should, there are some interesting additions to sun already great story, plenty of new missions to prevent it from just being a copy and visually amazing.

I mainly want to play it for the improved graphics over PS1 quality. :)
Title: Re: Final Fantasy 7
Post by: Fishandchips on May 02, 2021, 10:51:03 pm
I finally started FFVII remake, sorta. At least installed it on the ps4…

Still limited time for playing it.

I hope you enjoy it when you can. I still need to continue it, I stopped playing before scaling the wall in sector 6 to go to shinra hq

I am not as motivated after beating it 2x on PS1 in the 90s. Haha

You should, there are some interesting additions to sun already great story, plenty of new missions to prevent it from just being a copy and visually amazing.

I mainly want to play it for the improved graphics over PS1 quality. :)

Fortunately you’ve got much more to look forward to than just improved graphics 🙂
Title: Re: Final Fantasy 7
Post by: Riot.EXE on May 03, 2021, 05:31:06 am
Time to load up Ehrgeiz...

Omg that’s the first I’ve heard of that one. I’ll have to see if I can get it.

Temper your expectations. The game is just...okay. The FFVII characters are just kinda "there". They don't even have a real ending.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy 7
Post by: Fishandchips on May 03, 2021, 11:45:45 pm
Time to load up Ehrgeiz...

Omg that’s the first I’ve heard of that one. I’ll have to see if I can get it.

Temper your expectations. The game is just...okay. The FFVII characters are just kinda "there". They don't even have a real ending.

Is it just a battle game like bloody raw or street fighter?
Title: Re: Final Fantasy 7
Post by: Riot.EXE on May 04, 2021, 06:27:06 pm
Time to load up Ehrgeiz...

Omg that’s the first I’ve heard of that one. I’ll have to see if I can get it.

Temper your expectations. The game is just...okay. The FFVII characters are just kinda "there". They don't even have a real ending.

Is it just a battle game like bloody roar or street fighter?


It's a fighting game of sorts. Think more like a not as simple Power Stone or Destrega
Title: Re: Final Fantasy 7
Post by: Redfrigginriot on May 04, 2021, 08:24:21 pm
May I give you dis pear?
Title: Re: Final Fantasy 7
Post by: Fishandchips on May 04, 2021, 09:08:51 pm
May I give you dis pear?

Ohh boy 🤦‍♂️
Title: Re: Final Fantasy 7
Post by: Redfrigginriot on May 04, 2021, 11:57:07 pm
May I give you dis pear?

Ohh boy 🤦‍♂️
I provide only the deadest of memes
Title: Re: Final Fantasy 7
Post by: Fishandchips on May 05, 2021, 01:15:52 am
May I give you dis pear?

Ohh boy 🤦‍♂️
I provide only the deadest of memes

Well why not try reviving a few  :laughcrying:
Title: Re: Final Fantasy 7
Post by: Redfrigginriot on May 05, 2021, 02:28:04 am
May I give you dis pear?

Ohh boy 🤦‍♂️
I provide only the deadest of memes

Well why not try reviving a few  :laughcrying:
Because that does not usually work
Title: Re: Final Fantasy 7
Post by: Fishandchips on May 05, 2021, 03:15:10 am
May I give you dis pear?

Ohh boy 🤦‍♂️
I provide only the deadest of memes

Well why not try reviving a few  :laughcrying:
Because that does not usually work

Well I’m old and don’t understand memes but have this one... knowing my luck you’ll all have seen it already  :laughcrying:

(https://i.redd.it/391i0azrx6d41.jpg)


Edit: Erm... how to make smaller?
Title: Re: Final Fantasy 7
Post by: Redfrigginriot on May 05, 2021, 03:31:55 am
May I give you dis pear?

Ohh boy 🤦‍♂️
I provide only the deadest of memes

Well why not try reviving a few  :laughcrying:
Because that does not usually work

Well I’m old and don’t understand memes but have this one... knowing my luck you’ll all have seen it already  :laughcrying:

(https://i.redd.it/391i0azrx6d41.jpg)


Edit: Erm... how to make smaller?
I have actually. I've also seen the same template with other characters. But my point is that memes need to be revived naturally through trends and massive interest. Forcing memes back to life is part of why the channel "know your meme" got dive-bombed into obscurity.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy 7
Post by: Fishandchips on May 05, 2021, 03:33:44 am
Ok goes to show how out of touch I am with the meme world 😁
Title: Re: Final Fantasy 7
Post by: Redfrigginriot on May 05, 2021, 06:35:27 pm
Ok goes to show how out of touch I am with the meme world 😁
You'll soon be sucked into the void like I was don't worry. We have tea and cookies down here.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy 7
Post by: Fishandchips on May 05, 2021, 10:05:08 pm
Ok goes to show how out of touch I am with the meme world 😁
You'll soon be sucked into the void like I was don't worry. We have tea and cookies down here.

Want me to bake some cake? 🤣
Title: Re: Final Fantasy 7
Post by: Redfrigginriot on May 06, 2021, 01:17:26 am
Ok goes to show how out of touch I am with the meme world 😁
You'll soon be sucked into the void like I was don't worry. We have tea and cookies down here.

Want me to bake some cake? 🤣
Nonsense. In meme land everything is cake. I am cake. You are cake. The final fantasy character literally named "Touch Me" is cake.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy 7
Post by: Fishandchips on May 06, 2021, 02:27:50 am
Ok goes to show how out of touch I am with the meme world 😁
You'll soon be sucked into the void like I was don't worry. We have tea and cookies down here.

Want me to bake some cake? 🤣
Nonsense. In meme land everything is cake. I am cake. You are cake. The final fantasy character literally named "Touch Me" is cake.

Good god don’t try to take a nibble out of me then, you’ll get food poisoning
Title: Re: Final Fantasy 7
Post by: Redfrigginriot on May 06, 2021, 02:34:42 am
Ok goes to show how out of touch I am with the meme world 😁
You'll soon be sucked into the void like I was don't worry. We have tea and cookies down here.

Want me to bake some cake? 🤣
Nonsense. In meme land everything is cake. I am cake. You are cake. The final fantasy character literally named "Touch Me" is cake.

Good god don’t try to take a nibble out of me then, you’ll get food poisoning
It's too late fish. Your toes are mine.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy 7
Post by: Zephyr on August 08, 2021, 12:26:53 pm
I've actually taken a shine to the idea of voicing Cloud himself. Here are a few demos of such:

https://youtu.be/rLL0B1_6c_w

https://youtu.be/eoQTGCfE9L0
Title: Re: Final Fantasy 7
Post by: Fishandchips on August 08, 2021, 06:23:19 pm
I've actually taken a shine to the idea of voicing Cloud himself. Here are a few demos of such:

https://youtu.be/rLL0B1_6c_w

https://youtu.be/eoQTGCfE9L0

This is actually your voice doing the cloud speech in these clips? I forgot it was you voicing him while I watched them
Title: Re: Final Fantasy 7
Post by: Zephyr on August 11, 2021, 05:19:25 am
I've actually taken a shine to the idea of voicing Cloud himself. Here are a few demos of such:

https://youtu.be/rLL0B1_6c_w

https://youtu.be/eoQTGCfE9L0

This is actually your voice doing the cloud speech in these clips? I forgot it was you voicing him while I watched them
Honestly I definitely could have done the lip sync a bit better, but at least while I was doing it, I think I was forgetting about how Snow wasn't Briana White or Britt Baron, respectively.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy 7
Post by: Calypso on August 15, 2021, 10:01:57 pm
I’ve installed the game on my ps4, but have not really played it yet.

Maybe less motivated after beating the original on the PS1 in the 90’s?
Title: Re: Final Fantasy 7
Post by: Fishandchips on August 15, 2021, 10:43:32 pm
I’ve installed the game on my ps4, but have not really played it yet.

Maybe less motivated after beating the original on the PS1 in the 90’s?

Oh the main story follows the original but there are lots of extra padding they put in to make it a different game rather than just a copy. It’s worth a go even if you know what’s going to happen
Title: Re: Final Fantasy 7
Post by: Calypso on August 16, 2021, 08:50:01 am
I’ve installed the game on my ps4, but have not really played it yet.

Maybe less motivated after beating the original on the PS1 in the 90’s?

Oh the main story follows the original but there are lots of extra padding they put in to make it a different game rather than just a copy. It’s worth a go even if you know what’s going to happen

I will eventually finish the game when I have time.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy 7
Post by: Fishandchips on August 16, 2021, 01:49:12 pm
I’ve installed the game on my ps4, but have not really played it yet.

Maybe less motivated after beating the original on the PS1 in the 90’s?

Oh the main story follows the original but there are lots of extra padding they put in to make it a different game rather than just a copy. It’s worth a go even if you know what’s going to happen

I will eventually finish the game when I have time.

Yeah I took a break and still haven’t got back to it.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy 7
Post by: Zephyr on August 24, 2021, 04:34:57 am
In the meantime, I did another one:

https://youtu.be/9VrBgh9fpjk
Title: Re: Final Fantasy 7
Post by: Fishandchips on August 24, 2021, 08:33:28 am
In the meantime, I did another one:

https://youtu.be/9VrBgh9fpjk

Sounds great