Thread: FF7 Remake, could they include the original version on a bonus disc?

FF7 Remake, could they include the original version on a bonus disc?

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    FF7 Remake, could they include the original version on a bonus disc?

    A lot of people are talking about what they want the remake battle system to be but at this late stage I would think that whatever square enix has chosen to do will probably be final. Having said that it may be possible for them to include a bonus or second disc that had the original ps1 game on it but a little better graphics similar to the FF7 pc version with the bootleg graphics update. Might be possible to do even at a later stage as a limited edition version of the game. Zelda: Windwaker had something similar with the pre-order version giving you the ocarina of time on a bonus disc. This could be a good way to try to please everyone.

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    Originally Posted by ZebediahTwine
    Getting the original game with it would be pretty cool, but I think that since it's so readily available now, the people who want to play it likely already have. Updating the graphics though, it's really not that easy. Skins are made with the game and its programming in mind, but the remake is being made to be something of its own. A lot of things would have to be changed to get the new assets to work in the original game, and since there are already high quality skins out there, I feel like it'd be a waste of time and effort. It could've been new content, you know?

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    Yeah good points but if nothing else it would be a good incentive for old school fans that don't like ARPG's to buy the new version if they hadn't been swayed already (although doubtful).

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    Originally Posted by ZebediahTwine
    Yeah good points but if nothing else it would be a good incentive for old school fans that don't like ARPG's to buy the new version if they hadn't been swayed already (although doubtful).
    Mm... Not really. Fans have already played the original game and a skin would be a massive downgrade compared to the remake. The best thing that they could do would be to make a second copy that has turn based mechanics, but that's an awful idea and would be unfair to everyone. Changes are going to be made whether the game's turn based or not, so people are going to complain regardless. One person can't make everyone happy. It's the same thing for games.

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    Why would making a second copy with different combat be unfair? Wouldn't that actually be MORE fair?

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    Originally Posted by Chapel1138
    Why would making a second copy with different combat be unfair? Wouldn't that actually be MORE fair?
    Nope! Think about it. The mechanics of each materia has to be altered a bit in order for them to work out in active combat. But there are certain materia that likely won't be able to transfer over to the new system at all. So what happens then? Should the active combat system get less materia than the turn based system? Or should it get exclusives to make up for what it's lacking? Maybe the materia that can't transfer over should get removed from the game entirely?

    On the developer's side of things, maybe Square Enix wants to develop some new materia for us. Having two systems would limit their creativity. They'd have to make something that could work in both systems, because otherwise, someone's missing out on content because of their personal preferences.

    In the end, no one would be happy.

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    Wake up everyone.
    we are not going to get a full game at launch,
    it will like a tell tales game!!
    https://twitter.com/mochi_wsj/status/673687789267902464