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FFVIII Remastered
« on: 2019-06-11 03:57:51 »
From E3 2019: Final Fantasy VIII Remastered coming out in 2019 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch e PC (Steam).

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Re: FFVIII Remastered
« Reply #1 on: 2019-06-11 05:03:21 »
Does anyone else think Square is just doing what we've been doing the past several years with this game? There are already HD texture, HUD, and music packs for the game here. It looks like the remaster doesn't even expand the aspect ratio. Don't get me wrong; I'm grateful for all this official attention and fresh new coat of paint FF8's getting. But I mean which looks better: that trailer, or the original game with all the HD mods qhimm users have already released here over the years?

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Re: FFVIII Remastered
« Reply #2 on: 2019-06-11 05:11:01 »
the real question is will the fields be properly redone.

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Re: FFVIII Remastered
« Reply #3 on: 2019-06-11 05:26:13 »
Does anyone else think Square is just doing what we've been doing the past several years with this game? There are already HD texture, HUD, and music packs for the game here.
Exactly, I'm afraid that this "remaster" is going to be pretty close to what the community did for years and the only truly remade textures will be main characters (Squall looks terrible just like in Dissidia), HUD (battle and field) and Triple Triad. Let's wait for the final product but expectations are very low; At least they're giving some love to all FFVIII fans and PS4/Xbone/Switch owners.

the real question is will the fields be properly redone.
My guess is that the fields will get the same upscale treatment as FFIX PC.

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Re: FFVIII Remastered
« Reply #4 on: 2019-06-11 06:16:21 »
Looks like higher quality cutscenes, new models and textures, Squall and Rinoa look off and the font looks really bad, but overall its a huge improvement. Hopefully this was redone in Unity, better engine means more options for modding
« Last Edit: 2019-06-11 06:18:09 by Yagami Light »

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Re: FFVIII Remastered
« Reply #5 on: 2019-06-11 06:17:57 »
I think they have nothing for the moment. Even the fonts and hud have not changed. Although they managed to replace the characters heads, which is a bit tricky if you don't understand the format. I did nit succed on this point.

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Re: FFVIII Remastered
« Reply #6 on: 2019-06-11 06:52:46 »
I mean its not exactly impressive but what do you mean by have nothing?? the replaced all 3d character models and wrapped meshes in and out of battle with dissidia inspried versions, hud also changed in resolution but not significantly (MCINDUS seed mod likely looks better than the remastered hud since hud modding wasnt really restricted in the steam release we have now anyway).
« Last Edit: 2019-06-11 07:00:33 by Manakaiser »

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Re: FFVIII Remastered
« Reply #7 on: 2019-06-11 11:26:15 »
It probably based on the same port method they used for FFIX. Which means a rewritten engine based on unity. For my taste the character do look better. I found the original Squall always a bit ugly. Though, my concern is that I have to buy this version even though I do own the re-released version of the game, because it's a SE product. Maybe they give the owners of it a discount of 50% so that we can buy it for 20€|$|£ instead of 40.  :evil:

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Re: FFVIII Remastered
« Reply #8 on: 2019-06-11 11:38:19 »
so that we can buy it for 20€|$|£ instead of 40.  :evil:

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Re: FFVIII Remastered
« Reply #9 on: 2019-06-11 13:08:16 »
https://www.reddit.com/r/PS4/comments/bzbmzi/image_looks_like_ffviii_remaster_is_not_just_a/

At least it looks like Character Models have been improved greatly.

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Re: FFVIII Remastered
« Reply #10 on: 2019-06-11 13:13:04 »
It's what it needed to be. A version available on current gen consoles. The average person doesn't care about mods and installing multiple of them together can be a chore. With this, it's launch-and-go. slap a 20$ price tag on it just like ff9 had and it's good to go. definitely gonna be getting it on both PS4 and Switch.

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Re: FFVIII Remastered
« Reply #11 on: 2019-06-11 13:47:00 »
Ahhh I love FFVIII! I own so many versions of it, now I must get this one as well.  :-D 8) :evil:

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Re: FFVIII Remastered
« Reply #12 on: 2019-06-11 16:59:04 »
I had no idea this was coming, so it was a pleasant surprise. It will probably mess up all the mods here since it's an entirely new version (from the looks of it), but at least there's a huge improvement on character/weapon models, so new retexture work should look much better. Couldn't really get that through mods.

So, they did something similar to the FF9 port (although it seems the BGs were left untouched this time, thankfully). I'm happy with this, can't wait to see how the other GFs and NPCs look.

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Finally!!! Official FFVIII Remastered Announcement!
« Reply #13 on: 2019-06-11 18:54:46 »

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Re: Finally!!! Official FFVIII Remastered Announcement!
« Reply #14 on: 2019-06-11 18:58:30 »
Oops! Too much excitement sorry!  Please merge with http://forums.qhimm.com/index.php?topic=18974.msg265341#msg265341

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Re: FFVIII Remastered
« Reply #15 on: 2019-06-11 19:03:57 »
I'm already blushing!!!

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Re: FFVIII Remastered
« Reply #16 on: 2019-06-11 19:19:43 »
I hope they re-translate the game.
If you want a choose between remaster and what we are doing here, I choose remaster. I mean, model upgrade is way better than just a HD texture on a blocky model.

Still we can just wait for the PC ver and mod it again from there.

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Re: FFVIII Remastered
« Reply #17 on: 2019-06-11 20:29:19 »
This again...  How many more remakes and rehashes and remasters are people going to buy?  It's far beyond laughable at this point.

As far as I recall, they largely lost the assets - and the source code -... so... same old game - apart from the odd model update?

And I'm not so sure the model update looks all that faithful tbh.

The FMV look to be the same quality - and I very much doubt that any translation change happens.

But hey ho... we'll find out.
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Re: FFVIII Remastered
« Reply #18 on: 2019-06-11 20:32:41 »
I think they have nothing for the moment. Even the fonts and hud have not changed. Although they managed to replace the characters heads, which is a bit tricky if you don't understand the format. I did nit succed on this point.

Does anyone else think Square is just doing what we've been doing the past several years with this game? There are already HD texture, HUD, and music packs for the game here. It looks like the remaster doesn't even expand the aspect ratio. Don't get me wrong; I'm grateful for all this official attention and fresh new coat of paint FF8's getting. But I mean which looks better: that trailer, or the original game with all the HD mods qhimm users have already released here over the years?

This.  It's virtually nothing.  Or at least nothing I, personally, will shell out for again.  Now, if they revamped the translation... maybe.   But why is everyone jumping about over a model or two being updated?  Is that really going to make the experience that much better?

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Re: FFVIII Remastered
« Reply #19 on: 2019-06-11 20:44:16 »
This.  It's virtually nothing.  Or at least nothing I, personally, will shell out for again.  Now, if they revamped the translation... maybe.   But why is everyone jumping about over a model or two being updated?  Is that really going to make the experience that much better?

Well, this clearly is more about being a port to modern consoles than an update to the PC version. I'm just glad said update is coming to PC as well (unlike DQ11), but they should at least give a discount to owners of the current version.

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Re: FFVIII Remastered
« Reply #20 on: 2019-06-11 20:58:11 »
All the player characters, weapons and G.Fs got new models and textures, which now look jarring against the pixelated 2d mess from the battle stages. DotEmu are the developers doing the remaster and it looks like they have based it off the pc version bugs and all. Look at Selphies hand placement on her weapon its not like that in the original ps1 version. Plus it looks like they are still using the terrible texture font instead of opting for something like the remastered ff9 font, I hope things improve but I doubt it.



« Last Edit: 2019-06-11 21:06:38 by Yagami Light »

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Re: FFVIII Remastered
« Reply #21 on: 2019-06-11 21:08:00 »
PC version is a lot easier to port, so that's no surprise. I hope they at least fixed the sound bug on Quetzalcoatl though (plays the Phoenix summon sfx instead of the correct one).

Oh, and they also need to fix support for analog directional movement (there's none in the PC version), but they didn't fix it in the FF9 port, so I'm not optimistic about it.


« Last Edit: 2019-06-11 21:09:40 by Terid__K »

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Re: FFVIII Remastered
« Reply #22 on: 2019-06-12 13:43:39 »
This again...  How many more remakes and rehashes and remasters are people going to buy?  It's far beyond laughable at this point.

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Re: FFVIII Remastered
« Reply #23 on: 2019-06-12 20:22:13 »
At least FF8 never got any port or remake/remaster since the last steam version, which is actually the same PC port from 2000.

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Re: FFVIII Remastered
« Reply #24 on: 2019-06-13 23:32:21 »
Just a quick comparison.
The spell/magic effects remains the same as the current version but Ifrit's model have higher polygons and seems mostly re-textured.



« Last Edit: 2019-06-14 06:24:07 by Aavock »