An Open Letter to SquareEnix…

So apparently the new Final Fantasy 7 remake is going to be “massive”, with each episode being “as large as FF13.”

My response to that is… “So what? All that inherently tells me is that each episode of the game will be 10 hours of cutscenes and 4 hours of walking down a narrow hallway.”

SquareEnix, you had a sure money maker. You just needed to NOT mess with it. Instead, you go out of your way to tell your prospective customers that you are indeed messing with it in significant ways.

It’s a pretty huge risk you’re taking, and I appreciate that on its own. Part of me is glad that you’re not just resting on your laurels, and instead are trying to update the game’s relevance (because I’ll be honest, there’s a lot about the original that is… pretty terrible in retrospect).

But at the same time, your track record recently is awfully spotty, to put it mildly. You can’t afford to FF14 this. Don’t be surprised if your fans don’t exactly pony up to pre-order this (like myself).

I am going to wait and see, because I’m not at all confident your company has any idea what you’re doing.

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