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Hopes for the remake (story/content)

Parrrno

Lv. 1 Adventurer
Like the way SE is expanding the depth of FF7R to a whole new level where side cast are made playable to complement the main story.
This would make so much sense in terms of gameplay and added content and it would make the game 10x more interesting since we don't just have to sit back and watch cutscenes and flashbacks if they decide to give some minor characters more screen time. We could also see some places, scenes and people we have never seen before. Imagine playing with Reeve himself and controlling him inside the shinra building, interacting with other shinra workers like Scarlet and Hojo. Imagine playing young Tifa or Barret.

But then again...
-Episode Tifa $5
-Episode Barret $5
-Episode Yuffie $5
-Episode Red XIII Cancelled
 

Saven

Pro Adventurer
The development of 7R has not been quite as monumentally screwed as that of 15 to warrant such a fear.....
This. The only two things that really stand out is the way too early announcement of the game (it should've been announced this year IMO), and the termination of CyberConnect2 which pushed things back somewhat. Other than that, it seems that development has gone smoothly, which is rare for a AAA Square-Enix game nowadays.
 
Re: FF7R "too early" announcement - while not very knowledgeable about finances, I wonder if the decision to announce that FF7R was in the works was partly motivated by getting a boost in the company stock value, while the release of FF XV was still 1.5 year away. I don't know if that could have helped with getting more financial resources to push through the development cycle.
 
This isn't so much a hope as an "I wonder...?" Now that they are capable of making such realistic-looking characters, will they go out of their way to make Yuffie (and Tseng?) look "Asian"? Right now everybody looks human (well I'm making an exception for Tseng but I'm hoping they're fixing him) but aside from Barret they don't have a definitive earth-type ethnicity. (I don't think you can go by the hair colour, that's not enough). Personally I'm happy if they keep those earth-ethnicities out of it.
 
In Advent Children at least, some of the characters had features from their voice actors’ faces melded into their designs (the Kingsglaive movie did that with virtually all of its characters too), this was most notable with Tifa (and arguably Cloud and Marlene). Also IIRC, haven’t the developers said Tifa and Aerith’s designs are meant to contrast not just in aesthetic but also in that Aerith is supposed to looks more Western and Tifa is supposed to look more East Asian?
I have no doubt Yuffie and any characters from Wutai will be designed to be explicitly East Asian looking (and not ambiguously Eurasian/mukokuseki style).
I do wonder if the Cosmo Canyon inhabitants will be more explicitly coded as Indigenous American analogues though?
 
In the Compilation Yuffie and Tseng don't look distinctively different from anyone else. The way their skin and hair colour is coded you could 'read' them as 'Asian' (not that they have an Asia in their world) but IMHO they haven't been made to look like a different 'race'.

Edited to add: from my pov if you take away their hair and clothes Tifa and Aerith look very similar to each other. I can't see anything significantly more Asian about Tifa or more western about Aerith.
 
Well personally, I think Yuffie looked pretty explicitly East Asian in Advent Children at least. I have no strong opinion on Tseng, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s meant to be read as East Asian.
 
AKA
Mr. Ite
Also IIRC, haven’t the developers said Tifa and Aerith’s designs are meant to contrast not just in aesthetic but also in that Aerith is supposed to looks more Western and Tifa is supposed to look more East Asian?
That’s what they said, but then they nickel-and-dimed both their facial features back into the bland sugar-doll loli crap they’ve been using since AC.
 
That’s what they said, but then they nickel-and-dimed both their facial features back into the bland sugar-doll loli crap they’ve been using since AC.
“sugar-doll loli”? I really don’t see how Aerith or Tifa’s facial designs look anything like dolls/lolis. Like a few months ago, there segments of the FFVII fandom (particularly in the Japanese fandom IIRC) that were complaining Aerith’s face looked too masculine/not soft enough (which is ridiculous).

And I don’t see how Tifa’s face looking like she did in AC is backtracking on that statement, since in AC Tifa’s facial features are literally modeled after her Japanese voice actors face.
 
AKA
Mr. Ite
Ugh, first of all, my statement was super cynical and mean. I've been binging that FF Shitposting group on fb, so am at the height of sass. Apologies. But iirc the statement in reference was said at E3, and there were ppl up in arms about their faces even back then. Can't please 'em all I guess. Won't be the last time I say that in regards to this project :P

edit: even further disproving my point, here's a comparison shot I found

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Aside from the eye fix, they actually look quite similar! One just looks two years younger. And that's the earliest image we have of Tifa's remake design.

Edit 2: I don't see much of a resemblance between the VA and the character.

 
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Jairus

Author of FFVII: Lifestream
In the OG, Jessie's train disguise was a guard's outfit, but I think it would be nice if the remake changed it up a bit and gave her something more alluring and feminine instead - it could also add a double meaning to her question to Cloud about what he thinks of her disguise in that the question would no longer refer just to the disguise itself but also (as an implied second meaning) to how he thinks Jessie herself looks. And it would give her a chance to be all prettied up like Aerith and Tifa will be later without interfering with their moments in Wall Market.
 
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