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Final Fantasy IV ads remind us: CG is great

With the Final Fantasy IV remake out today, Square Enix wants to make sure to get all the crazies out lined up in Akihabara -- and maybe a few 'expanded audience' members as well. To that end, they've debuted a series of short commercials that show off the game's stunning cutscenes. They accidentally left some real gameplay in the commercials too, which you can see towards the end. Final Fantasy VII sold gobs, and its advertising was totally CG-focused, so why change?

But wait, there's more! In addition to the two commercials embedded in this post (one of which is after the break) there are three other commercials on the Final Fantasy IV website. It's so weird to see the Final Fantasy IV characters rendered like this. Especially Cecil, who we used to think of as manly.

[Via NeoGAF]

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12-19-2007 @ 3:01PM

Reuben said...

I'm not a fan of the "cute" FF 3D characters in these remakes. A while ago I played FF IV Advance and loved it, but I don't plan on buying it again.


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12-19-2007 @ 4:32PM

Martin said...

I'm going to be playing the import version of this, as I have the story and all of it's decision trees memorized.

Then I'll buy it again in English. And when it's remade for the PS4. You get the point: this game is the best of the franchise for a reason.


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12-20-2007 @ 12:10AM

Martin said...

As a follow up, I must say that the opening cut scene in which Cecil is aboard the Red Wings, and has a flashback to the elders of Mysidia, is amazing.

They kept all of the original music and timing for it. It feels truly epic. The one downside is that both Cecil and Kain (and most all other males in the game) seem to be carbon copies of Viewtiful Joe. It's odd.

Looking forward to a version in which I can understand the language.

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12-20-2007 @ 12:43PM

dorian said...



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