Well, this is remarkable! Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion was announced overnight as a remaster of the classic PSP game – but only now are we beginning to appreciate just how much of an upgrade it is. The original was obviously limited by the capabilities of Sony’s portable console, but what’s on display here teeters on the precipice of a remake.
Now obviously this is, ultimately, the same game – slot machines and all. But the upgrade is absolutely insane: it’s so much more than a higher resolution handheld port, with new textures, lighting, and even artistic tweaks. The developer’s even tinkered with the original CGI cutscenes, altering the appearance of the Buster Sword so that it matches the one in Final Fantasy VII Remake.
As for the actual gameplay, well the user interface has been redesigned, and the camera’s been altered allowing for greater control. It’s really quite an incredible glow up! Has this comparison got you more hyped for the upcoming Reunion, or were you already on board? Spin the wheel in the comments section below.
Yeah it's definitely more of a remake than a remaster for sure
Yeah I wondered if it was a remaster or a remake cos I when I saw the trailer I thought it looked too good for a spruced up PSP game.
Vicarious Visions described their Crash games as "remaster +" I think that best describes this.
Yassssss! Only just seen this I’ve been off the grid.
My favourite FF of all time & genuinely in my top 3 ever.
‘Activating Combat Mode’...Conflict incoming
With a few gameplay tweaks this could be fantastic. The graphical glow-up is nuts.
geez i played this on psp such a game to remaster this disc will be bought for my gaming library!
I’m calling this: by the end this game is going to be more cannon with FF7 Remake than with FF7.
As for the whole remake thing: Square simply seems to know that better visuals, regardless how better they are, don’t a remake make. Unlike certain other company that will freely slap that label on things. * cough * Last of Us * cough *
"It looks a little bit more impressive. But just a little"
@Tharsman I'm starting to think that too, I noticed in the trailer Angeel and his white wings and then in the Rebirth trailer there was a white feather.
Yeah they should just call this a remake.
The only thing that looks similar are the animations. I think they are reusing those for the most part.
This genuinely looks on the level of Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition. If Square considers this a remaster and prices it at like $40, then I have no doubt this would be one of the best remakes in recent history in terms of just pure accessibility and revitalization that isn’t an FF7/RE2 style remake.
@Deoxyr1bose Yep, this is definitely up there with Xenoblade, Crash, Demon’s Souls and Shadow of the Colossus in terms of remake/remasters which go above and beyond on the visual side of things. Let’s just hope they make some tweaks to the gameplay!
Looks wonderful.One of my favorite psp games.this definitely looks like a remake.word up son
Same company that gave us the Chrono Cross "remaster" lol. I cannot, for the life of me, figure SE out. They seem to put so, so much effort into certain titles and then straight cash grab others.
I wish Square would re-release Final Fantasy Mystic Quest.
Is this game going to spoil the story of FF7 Remake for someone who hasn’t played the original or is it safe to play in that regard?
@CWill97 It actually helps if you play this first.
It looks a lot better, but will it be modified to fit with Remake’s canon?
@Enuo Awesome! I loved Part 1 so much that I’m excited to dig into the spin offs (if and when they appear). Pumped for this. It looks like a lot of fun with its combat
@CWill97 I don't think even people who have played the original ff7 have any idea where the remake is going to go at this point.
Though no, from what I remember it doesn't have many huge spoilers for 7, it's mostly a prequel.
Not that I care about the Switch version, but I'm just curious how the hell this is going to run on it considering this seems to be using the FF7 Remake engine. Either the graphics are going to be massively toned down and/or it's going to be running at like 10FPS.
@PoopScoop It’s an FF7 game. It’s only fitting if they release it as a Cloud version.
If wish FFX got this treatment too
@Deoxyr1bose ... 😐😐😐
@Deoxyr1bose I was gonna comment that the Switch version isn’t a cloud version but then I realized your joke.
One of these days gamers will need to see a doctor to treat their jaws. All this jaw-dropping can't be healthy.
@PoopScoop FF7 was built on UE4, so that should easily give them a decent amount of scalability get it running on Switch.
dont worry over this, folks. even if its called a mere remaster, it will most certainly be priced as a remake!
This is really benefiting from all the work (being) done on the remakes, which is no bad things. As I never played the original I’m really quite interested in this.
I would appreciate it if someone could answer a couple of questions for me:
1) what is the slot system about and why do so many people seem to dislike it?
2) where did the phrase “glow up” suddenly come from and why is everyone now using this clearly stupid term?
#1 limit breaks/summons/level up are "random" from hitting the slots. You don't see your exp,etc.
Teeechnically it's not actually random, it's doing level things behind the scenes. But it's definitely an awkward mechanic from the hyper experimental PSP era.
#2 fashion/beauty/cosmetics/third circle of Hell
@Deoxyr1bose IDK who's handling the switch port but they might be ex-SEED.
@SplooshDmg @Nyne11Tyme It's easy to figure SE out. There's a flowchart:
Do the words "final" or "fantasy" appear in the title or subtle?
If no: just adjust the contrast and send it out as is, it'll be fine enough.
If yes, budget 80 million, book 10 years, and edit every pixel
@Tharsman @AdamNovice Oh boy, there's definitely gonna be a very vocal group of fans upset over that if true.
Personally I welcome said changes if they turn out to be true, never liked the original ending myself.
I am so excited to play this again - how on earth people pull these videos together so quickly, i don't know- but the results are fantastic. Definitely looks more remake.
Can we all appreciate how good the game looked originally too on PSP though? Wow. Still holds up
Ah, I see. Yes, anything which either randomises or obfuscates the character development systems would indeed get a lot of kick-back. And rightfully so in my opinion. Still, won’t knock it until I try it.
I'm assuming the original game was on UE3 and that's why it can scale up so well, it's an easy port over to UE4
Square can call this whatever they want too but it's definitely a remake it's look like they've but alot work into this. I'm guessing if some story elements have changed like FF7R then we can say for sure.
It's looking good, but to be honest, I was more blown away how good the PSP looked for it's time, watching the comparison.
Now this is a perfect game for a remake and the difference is staggering between the 2 versions. Unlike a certain other game getting a remake this year which is basically a waste of the developers time.
Can't wait to get this
@ShogunRok This is what i wanted from the Final Fantasy 7 remake just let me play the old game again in all its glory.
Only thing I know is that it is a must play. And I will.
This is my favorite game in the PSP and I finished the game multiple times. When I see the trailer, I immediately realize that character's models, background and even the battle system seems redone and way better. The music is also different. For me, this is a pretty good remake. I can't wait to play in a big screen.
Impressive! When side by side, you really do notice how much they have changed it. Great game though, was a gem on the PSP. Probably my main reason I bought one back then.
@SplooshDmg Oh, sounds better than I thought, I'll have to try it!
Looks great, I just really hope they don't change the events/plot of the game to align with the new Remake timeline. I also much prefer Zack's original VA, but that's a nitpick I can get over I'm sure.
Been waiting to play this for years since it was never released on the Vita. Glad it's getting that PS5 love now.
Can't wait to see Cissnei! Always my favorite! I like how to special attacks actually hit the enemies this time, before was just a cutscene of him doing cool sword strikes but only hitting the air.
The graphics looks like ff7 remake, this is a really good looking game
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