Ask and you shall receive… an update to a shoddy PC port.
Square Enix is re-releasing Final Fantasy VII for PC gamers with a number of updates that, really, I don’t think anyone who played the game will care about.
Achievements? Oh, finally I have a reason to run 500 Chocobo Races and flaunt how I beat the Emerald and Ruby Weapons.
Character Booster? Oh, you mean cheats? Awesome, because I love losing that feeling of accomplishment.
Cloud saves? Unless you’re talking about Aeris, then I don’t really care.
Square Enix has went on record and said this is not a remake. I had Final Fantasy VII on PC. It was actually my first PC game. Let’s compare the system requirements, shall we?
|1998 Port||2012 Port|
|Processor||133 MHz with 3D card or 166 MHz||2 GHz or more|
|RAM||32 MB||1 GB|
|Direct X||Direct X 5.0||Direct X 9.0|
|CD Drive||4x||Haha… that’s like a rotary phone!|
Sidenote that may only interest me. The publisher of Final Fantasy VII on PC? Eidos Interactive, now a label owned by Square Enix.
As you can see in the video above, the graphics appear to be stuck in 1998. So, while the system requirements are still pretty low, they’re awfully bloated for the same game I bought over 14 years ago. Thanks for the “enhancements,” Square Enix. You clearly understand what gamers want. Finger on the pulse and all that.
Head on over the Final Fantasy VII hype page for more information.Tweet
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