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Supermarioman

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Fianl Fantasy 7 is a great game that everybody should get a chance to play, so why hasn't it been released a PSone classic yet? Copies of the game are extremely expensive now aday. Also what persuaded Square to move to Sony during the N64's life cycle, they could have still supported Nintendo.

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7th_lutz

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There are multiple reasons why square moved to Sony at the time.

1.) Nintendo went with the Cartridge format with the N64.
2.) Final Fantasy 7 was too big to fit on Cartridge
3.)Nintendo was treating 3rd parties bad at the time.
4.) The cost to make games on the N64.

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as i understand it (after wallowing through Wikipedia and its offsite references), it came down to memory capacity between CDs and cartridges. FFVII was originally going to be in 2D. However, for some big convention they (Square) came up with a demo showing what they thought the next evolution in RPGs would look like (it was a 3D battle featuring Shadow, Locke, and Terra against an enemy with animations for spells and attacks and stuff) and they decided that they wanted to have FFVII in that kind of style. The new graphics/motions made the game so large it could only be on a CD (three of them, in fact, lol). The game was moved to the N64 while they were still mulling over having the N64 be a CD-based system, but when Nintendo told them to put their game on a cartridge, Square got pissed and ended up taking their game to Sony.

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James

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Whenever I see FFVII in my local Gamestation, it's only ever about a tenner. I did intend to pick it up when I still had my PS2, but then I got Virtua Fighter 4: Evolution and everything else went out of the window...

Isn't it strange to think that a world-renowned game like FFVII helped make PSOne the huge success it was just because Sony used CDs and Nintendo used cartridges? Things could have been so very different.

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Supermarioman

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I meant, why did they not continue to suuport the N64 and Gameboy with games, i didn't mean why did they mve FF7 to th2 PS1.

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Digiki

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Supermarioman wrote:

I meant, why did they not continue to suuport the N64 and Gameboy with games, i didn't mean why did they mve FF7 to th2 PS1.

Read the second post.

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Adam

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It's released as a classic on the Japanese PS3. Hopefully that means it's just a matter of time for us, but there's no telling. Today Japan got 4 or 5 classics, including Langrisser I & II and Grandia. When did we get our last classic? I have no idea, it's been so long. We barely have as many PSOne Classics total as they receive in one day, which sadly is not much of an exaggeration.

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Supermarioman

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#6: Well what about the Gameboy.

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Supermarioman wrote:

#6: Well what about the Gameboy.

what about the Game Boy? the last thing they developed for the GB was Final Fantasy Legend II, and they were releasing FFIV and FFV before and after respectively. Square released games for the GBA (FFTA, FFCC, some DQ-based stuff and ports of console Final Fantasy games), too.

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7th_lutz

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#6: Well what about the Gameboy.

I mentioned about bad blood between Square and Nintendo. That means Square didn't want to do anything with Nintendo at the time including developing gameboy games.

Square was not a major player in the handheld market as game developer for 5 years at the time they left Nintendo. Square only started to release games on the Handheld market market again in 1997 for the Wonderswan.

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Supermarioman

11. Posted:

Well, Thank You for your responses. Now lets shift the topic to why does Final Fantasy Cost so much for a copy and where the hell is it on the PSone classics yet?

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Bones00

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What's still funny to me to this day about Final Fantasy 7? The game was three discs but the soundtrack was four! If you happen to own FF7:AC, you're treated to a nice special feature on there called "Reminiscence of Final Fantasy VII".

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In case you didn't catch it, FF7 is now a PS1 classic on the Playstation Network Online Store as of 6/1. It's only $9.99 too, which is hella cheap if you've been looking for a hardcopy lately. This game is awesome - don't miss out on it.

I'll enjoy my black label copy for now though :)

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