And I watched the FF7 HD trailer and it kind of made me think it's going more in the direction of a sequel than an actual remake. This is uncomfortable. I really wanted the game with updated graphics, all the little glitches and annoyances fixed, and maybe a little extra content like new dungeons and such. I pray I'm wrong but I'm a bit worried.
I'm torn on the FF7 remake. I imagine that the primary story will be largely a port - hopefully with some tweaks to improve on the fact that its plotting was often pretty weak - but beyond that? I really loved the way FF7 played as a game in terms of combat systems, most of the minigames, etc. But Square, and game development in general, has come a long way from those days/mechanics. Not necessarily for the better.
I'm really afraid they might try to tweak it to modern systems. Some of the minigames becoming more nuanced might not be bad (snowboarding with more tricks possible, or maybe multiple courses?) - but I loathed the FFXIII combat system, and would really be offended if it was part of the FFVII system for example. Especially considering the ripple effect that would have on Limit Breaks, Materia, etc. etc.
I also wonder if they're going to be able to keep the "open world" style for traveling from one location to another - Square actually trotted that out as a reason the game couldn't
be remade previously. Adapting the mechanics to be more about exploring towns and dungeons and then having to always load-screen out to the next location (more similar to FFX) might not be the end of the world, but would really feel like a lot being taken away from the game. Especially because it would have a ripple effect on how a few side quests played out - Yuffie, the legendary weapons, etc.
So yeah. I want the game. I'm excited for the game. I will probably buy a PS4 largely because of the game. I'm just scared. Hopefully needlessly - even if they do change some things... would I really want to play a shot-for-shot remake of FFVII with shinier graphics? I think I want a slightly new experience.
Time will tell!
Also the Mass Effect trailer might as well have not existed - it tells you nothing about anything, so far as I can tell. And yeah, the song was really out of place, which can work well sometimes but didn't here.
EDIT: THE COLLECTOR'S EDITION OF FALLOUT 4 COMES WITH A WORKING PIP-BOY! - http://www.theverge.com/2015/6/14/8780111/fallout-4-pip-boy-edition-e3-2015