Fact: Remasters And Remakes Are Eroding Our Memories


Certain, the tweet above is definitely about awful-looking laptop mods and never about an official remake of any sort. The Ultimate Fantasy VII Remake that we bought is definitely fairly good, however that is not simply because it seems to be nice. It is nice as a result of, spoilers, it is not actually a remake however relatively an alternate story. The devs took their time to make one thing nice out of what already existed with out attempting to exchange it. Sadly, it is not possible to allocate the identical quantity of care and love in the direction of remakes of each less-successful property. Effectively, beneath is Squall as seen in Ultimate Fantasy VIII‘s promotional artwork and cutscenes:

Sq. Enix

Probably the most noteworthy factor about Squall’s design is the dearth of belief within the effectivity of his belts, however let’s give attention to the second most noteworthy factor about him, his scar.

1999 was a giant yr for protagonists with brow scars who’d see their legacies tarnished by their creators in bizarre methods. Squall was a giant deal as a result of his scarred and extra real looking mannequin paved the best way for all of the characters we see in fashionable Ultimate Fantasy video games. Sadly, his scar is not as simple to note in-game.

Squall's victory animation

Sq. Enix

Aside from that, his now over 20-year-old mannequin nonetheless seems to be rattling good.

However rattling good is not ok, and Sq. Enix determined to provide you with Ultimate Fantasy VIII Remastered, which promised to repair every thing that wasn’t damaged within the unique recreation. 

Think about having the gall to suppose you may make this look extra artistically pleasing.

There wasn’t a lot to enhance upon right here, so, uh, have been they simply going to allow us to lastly get an excellent take a look at Squall’s scar within the recreation? Nope, as a result of they launched a remade mannequin that tossed away probably the most revolutionary character design within the historical past of the corporate to exchange it with what may’ve been the mannequin for any asset flip cell RPG in existence.

Squall's awful new model

Sq. Enix

Full with a dumbass new coiffure that fully covers his as soon as iconic scar.

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