Snarly's Gaming Rival!!
- Dec 8, 2016
- Reaction score
The Final Fantasy VII Remake was a free PS+ game a month or two ago. I gave it a shot over the weekend and I gotta say...it's kind of shitty. The writing and voice acting are absolutely godawful, and it feels very Japanese in the way characters will randomly grunt or some other similar noise that feels very out of place in English conversation. It feels like they put the grunts in for a game that wasn't meant to have voice acting, but then left them in after adding the voice acting.
The game is visually gorgeous, but the combat sucks. I hate this pseudo turn-based bullshit. Either make it a legitimate action game or make it turn-based. This is the worst of both worlds...a clunky action game that forces you to micromanage like a turn-based game, which means you're constantly pausing the battle mid-combo because you need to use an ability, and since swapping between characters requires the same finger as moving your currently controlled character, that causes frequent hitches in the action too. It's just not fun.
I could probably power through this if the writing were better. But man, Cloud is just an asshole, and you spend so much of the early game around Barrett, who is also a huge asshole. And neither of them are cool or funny jerks. They're just joyless pricks. Barrett looks like they used the super soldier serum on someone from Jersey Shore and Cloud looks like a sixteen year old that's into emo music, so no coolness in their appearances either.
So yeah, fuck this game. Not gonna finish it. I'd be pissed if I had paid for it.
Final Fantasy IX was better. Fight me.
Cloud was a dick at the beginning of the original of FF7 as well lol Remember he was a hired mercenary for Avalanche and didn't care about anyone or anything...
I haven't played the FF7 remake yet to be honest, though I bought it. I collect games though so I don't care one way or the other.
FFIX ends up being underrated... I actually really liked that one once I actually sat down and played through it...