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Final Fantasy VII PC Released and Pulled

A PC edition of Final Fantasy VII was available for sale briefly over the weekend, but was quickly pulled, and those who were able to purchase the game were not able to get it to play, reports Joystiq by way of the SQUARE ENIX Forums. Users were unable to get the game to authenticate, leading to speculation that this was a DRM error, but a subsequent post on MCV says they've learned that "the title was is not yet ready and was simply released prematurely," saying they learned this from "a company dealing with the situation."

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7. Re: Final Fantasy VII PC Released and Pulled Aug 6, 2012, 11:45 007Bistromath
 
Dades wrote on Aug 6, 2012, 10:27:
It's like they're doing everything possible to make sure no one buys it.
That's exactly the case. It shouldn't have escaped your notice that the one thing everyone wants is the one thing they have repeatedly not made. They don't ever want their millions of fans to buy FFVII again.

Why?

The Honeybee Inn.

The original bridged the gap between having a cult following and being a true hit. Because it was the big reintroduction of the series to America, it didn't have all the Japan filtered out of it. Many of the sidequests (the effeminate protagonist can take a large black man on a date) are things that would make whitebread Americans uncomfortable. The game failed to cause outrage because it's too long for parents to pay attention, sidequests were frequently missed in the age before Gamefaqs, (octagon weapon lol) and the translation was just off enough that kids would see weird things happening and react with "huh?"

None of that would fly now. The gamers ARE the parents. They'll play with their kids, joyfully showing them the best of their generation. Gamefaqs and a million wikis stand ready to ensure that no stone is left unturned this time. And a true remake with old-style translation would just piss everyone off.

Middle America would find the Honeybee Inn in its favorite game, and throw an unholy shitfit.

The other choice is to remove it, thus alienating the hardcore fans that you're nominally making it for. It's lose-lose.
 
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  1. Aug 6, 10:27 Re: Final Fantasy VII PC Released and Pulled Dades
>> 7. Aug 6, 11:45  Re: Final Fantasy VII PC Released and Pulled 007Bistromath
  2. Aug 6, 11:04 Re: Final Fantasy VII PC Released and Pulled Steele Johnson
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