AC/CC >> Remake Buster Sword Changes

Flutflut

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What if he just put zack's sword away for safe keeping somewhere and just bought a new one when he first joined Avalanche? He sure doesn't have a problem with throwing it away in the game. :sweatsmile:

It's an interesting theory, though... Someone should tell matpat from The Game Theorists on youtube to do a theory for it to settle it once and for all! lol!
 

The Twilight Mexican

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This is something cool that someone had noticed on the Final Fantasy Reddit:

"Interesting detail if you look very closely at Cloud's buster sword you'll notice that underneath the leather-wrapped grip you can still see the original red grip of the compilation buster sword." - u/throwwayftw
 

Odysseus

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So the design change has an in-universe explanation.

But what does that mean for the handle guard. Where did the gold go?
My personal spin on this theory is that Cloud straight up replaced the gold box with the riveted one, rather than just covering it. It'd be in line with all the other alterations he made to his standard SOLDIER uniform. Guess we won't know for sure until we see the Nibelheim flashback, or maybe not even until we see Zack.
 
I admit, had there not been X-SOLDIER's images in the beginning of the thread, I'd call the hypothesis that Cloud covered the hilt nonsensical; that flat part looks so much narrower than the gold. Kudos on the pics, very convincing. :)

I agree that it fits thematically; Cloud and the metal bar are inferior to Zack the gold decoration; Cloud was never in SOLDIER. And a reveal right after the Lifestream sequence with Tifa would be one full of SYMBOLISM which I love.

My only gripe with this theory? This whole thing sounds waaaay too particular for a guy who was dragging the sword around along with his feet to Midgar, confused and with amnesia. Like, what did Cloud think? "My sword is too decorated, lemme cover it and blacken the rest?" It sounds too... purposeful and thoughtful for a guy whose brains were scrambled. :wacky:
 
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hleV

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It makes more sense for the hanguard to be replaced than covered up. Firstly, it DOESN'T FIT UNDERNEATH the bolted one (unless for whatever silly reason they shrinked it). Secondly, there's little reason to cover it up, but a solid reason for replacement (it was stolen or they sold it, it's gold after all, probably).
 

X-SOLDIER

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X-SOLDIER

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In that thread they mention that the team actually redid every other scene from Advent Children, rather than reusing the old footage – with the exception of this one



X :neo:
 

Suzaku

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In that thread they mention that the team actually redid every other scene from Advent Children, rather than reusing the old footage – with the exception of this one
They definitely didn't. They did post-processing to tweak the footage (blur, static, blow out the color of Aerith's water burial so you can't see the details) but it's clearly footage from ACC. And footage that is only seen for maybe a second, at that.

The Red XIII one is the most obvious, since his new design is clearly different from the old one.

Granted, even if the design changes are meant to be reflective of something, both the Cloud and Zack timelines are different from the original one.
 
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