As promised in my earlier article, today we are going to look at some footage and screenshots on the long-awaited remake of Final Fantasy 7 coming to PS4.
To begin, let’s take a look at the teaser trailer.
As you can see, the graphics have been completely re-hauled and look even more fantastic than Advent Children! Compare them to the graphics from the FMV sequences of Crisis Core, assuming the in-game graphics look remotely as nice, and we could be in for a real treat!
Above: Cloud Strife in Final Fantasy 7: Crisis Core
Above: Cloud Strife in the remake coming to PS4 of Final Fantasy 7
Above: Even the iconic playground used in many anime and games (most likely playing tribute to 1988’s Akira – another post-apocalyptic futuristic setting) shines visually.
Granted, the Crisis Core image is from a Playstation Portable game and there is a huge difference in both hardware and graphics between a PSP and PS4, but considering that is the last entry we’ve had him in graphically, it is the best we can use for comparison outside of the Advent Children movie. Honestly, I was amazed to see the iconic playground show up in the trailer, but damn does it look good!
It is definitely nice to see visually, but will the in-game graphics look anything close to the video and screenshots given to us thus far which all appear to be FMV sequences? I am hoping so and eagerly awaiting the release. More news to come in the future.
In the meantime, tell us what you think! What Final Fantasy game would you like to see remade and why? Personally, I’d be interested to see what Final Fantasy 9 would look like with this kind of spit and polish, but that’s just me; what’s yours?
That was the reaction to last year’s announcement that Final Fantasy 7 was coming to PS4 finally, only to be shown images and scenes from the original PC release and be told it was a port of that actual version.
Well, Sony and Square-Enix seem to have finally listenedto fan demands because we are finally getting the remake we’ve been thriving for! No more characters that are hand-less Mega Block rejects running around in outfits in colors not even near resembling their in-game colors or character art. Instead, we’ll be looking at something closer to Advent Children in graphics. Sorry, X-Box fans, this is a PS4 exclusive!
In a questionable move that we’re sure won’t go down too well with gamers, Twitch has actually banned all footage of adults only video games from their service.
In other words, if a game has anything more than an M rating, the game cannot be broadcast in a Twitch livestream. This includes such popular games as Grand Theft Auto San Andreas and Manhunt 2, as well as various less popular and indie titles.
So what do we think of the idea? Well to be honest, we’re not a fan of it. And there are a few distinct reasons for this:
1. Video games are going to get more and more ‘edgy’ as the medium becomes more popular. Remember, a lot of what was considered ‘obscene’ or ‘offensive’ in the 90s or 00s is now seen as rather tame, and that’s only going to get more and more the case as time goes on. By banning games with a certain rating, Twitch is losing out on the popularity than games with said rating might bring, especially if they’re part of an extremely popular franchise like the GTA one.
2. It’s overkill to ban a whole rating worth of video games from a service just to be more ‘family friendly’ or ‘mainstream’. Wouldn’t the easiest answer be just to add an age gate before videos of certain games and make the viewer enter their date of birth to continue?
Actually, doesn’t that already happen? We swear we something similar on one of these live streaming services. Why change it?
3. Wasn’t at least one of the mentioned games only hit with an age rating because of a hidden mini game that was supposedly cut before the release date? Shouldn’t that just be ignored as far as age ratings go?
But yes, Twitch has banned video games of AO rating games. It won’t apply to those only rated as such elsewhere (so no censorship because of the overly harsh German or Chinese censors then), but we think it’s still a questionable move that has no real positive effects for the service.