We remember that feeling of awe when we first experienced FF7 almost 20 years ago. And I would love to see a new generation of gamers feel that same awe. But in order to do that, it needs to evolve like a pokemon. And I think about the example of Metroid Prime. That game completely redefined Metroid and it was really good.
But it also wasn't a remake of an existing game.
The problem with FF7 is that everyone is still stuck in this mentality of last gen where Japan has to appeal to western gamers.
And how did that turn out for the genre? It turned out shit.
I don't want to play FF 7 Drake's Fortune. I don't want to play FF 7 Skyrim. I don't want to play FF 7 Ghost Babel. I don't want to play FF 7 Lost Planet.
It's this mentality of trying to please everyone, which you're never going to do, instead of saying "Hey this was awesome back then, and it's still awesome now".
All they had to do was give us a decent translation, a choice of remixed or old soundtracks, some good voice acting and I think the majority of people would have been happy. People weren't asking for very much and Square still
managed to fuck it up.
And as an aside, given that it will probably 3 discs, and amazon.ca has the first disc listed at $80 (closer to $90 with tax in Canada), there is *no fucking way* I am paying $270 for FF7. That is downright laughable.