hypothetical ffvii spinoffs if square outsourced to/collaborated with other devs

Strangelove

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hitoshura
#1
i am currently replaying metal gear rising and it got me thinking, what ffvii games could you have by other devs in an imaginary scenario where there was a compilation of ffvii but square didn’t develop them in house.

playing mgr, the first dev i thought of is obviously platinum games who already have made nier automata with square. so i thought, what would a ffvii action game by the makers of on of the greatest action games of all time, bayonetta. cloud is an obvious fit for an mgr style slashing game. tifa in dissidia had a bunch of feint moves, which i think could fit with a bayonetta style ‘witch time’ dodging system.

also been playing non-remastered dark souls 1, and i think aesthetically vincent could fit a game like that. maybe set in the far future where maybe humans have gone/dwindled, with you exploring ruins and abandoned towns of classic locations. maybe there’s some natural developed makonoids for you to fight. or maybe there’s no one and it’s just a really lonely game dealing with what it’s like to outlive everyone you ever knew.

or maybe that’s a bit of a downer and i should stop.

also a 3d platform game starring cait sith and a sonic style gotta go fast game but it’s yuffie and you’re collecting materia instead of rings
 

Minato

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Roger
#2
I still want a game with Turk Vincent doing detective/corporate espionage work for Shin-Ra Manufacturing Works, seeing what the world was like before the Shinra Electric Power Company conquered it completely.
 

Strangelove

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hitoshura
#4
i am seeing an detective themed adventure game for a young vincent, like a 2d visual novel style one (like a pheonix wright game but maybe less jokey) or a 3d (like a game i can't think of an example of). it's actually reminded me of the early story concept for vincent when he was a newspaper report trying to do investigative journalism about hojo's secret experiments.

speaking of hojo, i think you could get a survival horror game out of his body horror experiments. like the crew of the sunken gelnika trying to escape the ship. maybe like resident evil 2 (its zapping system) or siren (link navigator system) where you have multiple characters and scenarios that interweave and meet.
 

Strangelove

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hitoshura
#5
why did i not think devil may cry but with vincent

i think he's getting too many games in this thread of imaginary games that don't and won't exist
 

Minato

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Roger
#6
Could do a city builder about Reeve and Edge/WRO. Involve Barret as they seek to replace Mako with a new energy source, spread it through the Planet.
 

looneymoon

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Rishi
#7
A side-scrolling beat-em-up ala Scott Pilgrim vs The Game ft. Tifa + Avalance is always something I low-key thought about.
 

SoZettaSlow

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Yoshikage Kira, Josefumi Kujo, Josuke Higashikata, Soft and Wet, Killer Queen
#10
Don Corneo 2d VN dating sim with explicit H-scenes for when he picked cross dressing Cloud.
 

Strangelove

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hitoshura
#11
nightmare daddy

(if this isn't clear there's a game called 'dream daddy' where you date a bunch of dads and this sounds like a horrifying take on that)

(i had to explain the joke and thus ruin it)
 

SoZettaSlow

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Yoshikage Kira, Josefumi Kujo, Josuke Higashikata, Soft and Wet, Killer Queen
#12
A simulation game like Roller Coaster Tycoon where you have to manage the Golden Saucer.
 

Cthulhu

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Yop
#15
Caith Sith VR experience, where you play the whole game from the inside of a fat moogle with your vision limited to two beady eyes set too far apart, with a robot cat on your shoulders yelling commands at you with its megaphone.

Or whatever the fuck that was, I still don't understand the character, :monster:
 

Strangelove

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hitoshura
#16
A side-scrolling beat-em-up ala Scott Pilgrim vs The Game ft. Tifa + Avalance is always something I low-key thought about.
streets of rage but it's avalanche

streets of environmentalist rage

i'm replying to this days late because i just thought of it

hire me square i'm available to make you ripped off game ideas
 
#17
Could do a city builder about Reeve and Edge/WRO. Involve Barret as they seek to replace Mako with a new energy source, spread it through the Planet.
Could do a city builder about Reeve and Edge/WRO. Involve Barret as they seek to replace Mako with a new energy source, spread it through the Planet.
Now this is a game I had no idea I needed until just now.
THIS.

That would have been SO cool.
 
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Heart/Sam
#20
I want a Crisis Core remake...

Nah I'm serious, I want a PS4/5 Crisis Core remake. We can take out Genesis, FINE, but give me my Zack Fair game again, damn it.
 

Addy Carver

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Mage
#21
Crisis Core isn't old enough to warrant a remake. I'm playing it right now and the graphics are still pretty fresh considering the age of it. The storyline blows hard though, I'm definitely not a fan.
 
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Heart/Sam
#22
Crisis Core isn't old enough to warrant a remake. I'm playing it right now and the graphics are still pretty fresh considering the age of it. The storyline blows hard though, I'm definitely not a fan.
:rudefacepalm:

I actually meant remaster, not remake lol

I... acknowledge your wrong opinion, but I'm that weird part of the fandom that played CC and watched Advent Children before playing the OG FF7 ^^;
 

Cthulhu

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Yop
#24
I wouldn't mind a re-release of CC on a normal platform, actually I wouldn't have minded it back when it came out. I've never spotted much PSP's in the wild.
 
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