When it was revealed that the anticipated Final Fantasy VII Remake would be released in episodic format , or what Square Enix called a "multi-part series," the fans were miffed.
To say the least.
But franchise mainstay Yoshinori Kitase has come to the project's defense since, once just after the PlayStation Experience (where Square Enix debuted a new controversial trailer ), and now again on the Square Enix Blog . Kitase directed the original FFVII release and now says they intend to "go beyond the story, world, and experience of Final Fantasy 7 in ways we've always dreamed of." He claims this is a chance to expand the story and make it something both "fans and new gamers alike" will want to play.
Kitase also restated his stance that if they attempted to fit everything into the original in one installment, it wouldn't work:
"We would have to cut various parts and create a condensed version of Final Fantasy 7. We knew none of you would have wanted that … I hope that by explaining a little more about our design decisions that you can appreciate the size of this project and what we have planned for this remake."
He finished by saying they "like delivering surprises." …yeah, well, that's the thing, Kitase: A lot of these fans have no interest in "surprises" when we're dealing with a remake of a beloved classic. Breaking apart an adventure and story that was never designed for such treatment sounds like a terrible idea to me. And it's still ridiculous to claim that one of the shortest (and smallest) FFs ever made in the 3D realm wouldn't fit into one modern installment. I still say they did this – this "expanded take" – so they could charge more overall.
Which brings us back to the question: How much are you willing to pay for the entire Final Fantasy VII Remake saga?
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