FF7 finally coming to Steam?
It would appear judging by this cached page on Google, that the plans for an FF7 release on Steam are still very much in the works. The page appeared on the domain FinalFantasyVIIPC.com for a small period of time, which was registered mid June by Square-Enix themselves. A supposed mirror was made of the original website, which can be found here. Plans began to surface last year after both Final Fantasy VII and VIII were found using the Steam Registry Toolkit by users.
The price was listed as £7.99/€9.99 (which would probably be marked as $12.99 for US customers), but anyone who is resigned to it being a simple re-release of the somewhat buggy PC original may be in for a pleasant surprise. The cached page suggests that as well as an achievement listing (36 in all), ability to "cloud" save (dohoho) and online profiles, there will be game alterations in the form of character boosting items, that seemingly turns on a god mode (for want of better wording) for those "hard to beat" segments.
Well this is all curious indeed. But the more skeptical of users may also fear this "God mode" points towards a seedy micro-transaction style addon. Here's hoping that's not the case!
My first ever copy of Final Fantasy VII was for PC. I remember only being able to use hardware acceleration if I had a voodoo card, otherwise it was software rendering for me. Also, the music was generated via the MIDI on your specific sound card. So it never quite sounded like it was supposed to. Personally I hope they prioritise these two things if this release ever does come to fruition. How about you g1's? What would you like to see from a PC re-release, and do you see this having potential?
Well it wasn't the Modern graphic cards the problem it's just that Eidos didn't think twice when porting it to PC, sure it fixed the horrible translation of the PS1 version and did some graphical upgrades to it (at the time there was a difference.) But I'm guessing they never thought that 3D Accelerators and Windows NT core would bug the game so badly. Also I forgot about the mod to slow down those mini-games lol dang those are fast.
Overrated game is overrated. VI or GTFO
YES YES YEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSS DO IT!
I think I'll have an orgasm when this game is released...BEST GAME EVER !!
Played it through once. It didn't really feel all that special compared to the other Final Fantasies.
OH FUCK! Let's all face it I think every body but the hipsters and the FPS jackasses would buy this damn thing, now only if they would make a Front Mission game for the PS3 that didn't suck, and wasn't a Japanese exclusive. That and put Front Mission 4 on PSN
i'd be down. i'd like it on mac more though. :/
Shut up and take my money!
I hate FF7 so much. I don't get why anyone like this racist, not funny, not engaging, piece of... I love FF6. It's deeper, funnier, with characters that are *GASP* likeable and not total jerks.
It's really weird just how little "love" this game has gotten in the way of re-releases, compared to games that were similarly lauded. I mean, Ocarina of Time was released 4 times across different platforms (N64, GCN, Wii VC, 3DS). So why not FFVII?
Interesting. Though "ZOMG GODMODE CRY" is nothing new. I mean, gameshark or the longer way is to just morph enemies into the various sources needed a couple of thousand times.
I've lost count of the amount of times I've bought this game. But yeah, I would also probably buy it again..
I'd buy it.
I'd be all for this if they re-translate the script.
Yeah it had a lot of issues. Someone released an unofficial version of it called "Final Fantasy VII: Ultima Edition" But yeah, was unofficial. and wasn't a patch. It was an entirely separate version. But sadly it worked better than the original, and supported hardware mode on modern graphics cards etc.
I just hope they add the Chocobo Race patch in it, for those who don't know if you install final fantasy 7 above Windows 98 the chocobo race is impossible to do and it is required to progress the story. It took literally months before someone made a patch to fix, and now the rest of the game works fine, of course now I do hope they apply a higher resolution than 600 pixels... Then again, I could just re install FF7, install all the mods for it (HD models, HD resolution, Replace music with Remastered soundtrack, switch avatars of the menu with Advent Children, renaming the spells from Fire 1 2 3 to Fire, Fira, Firaga, using the JENOVA program, play as Sephiroth, play as Aerith even after she dies etc etc...)
Well if their doing this I can only hope they re-re-re-re-release Final Fantasy 6 for Steam.
YES! Make us able to use steam workshop to pimp the graphics too.!
hmm interesting. Haven't played ff7 in a while so this would prob be a buy from me
Three things I ask: HD graphics (not FFXIII quality graphics, I mean update the pre-rendered images and stuff), improved localization/translation, and make sure the music is from the PS version, instead of the MIDI-stuff from the original PC release. That should get everyone to shut up.