NES Final Fantasy 7 - the Advent Children hack

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wur1
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NES Final Fantasy 7 - the Advent Children hack

Postby wur1 » August 24th, 2014, 12:22 pm

Not to be confused with the CGI movie Advent Children:

It's old hat to most of you that a Chinese company tried to port FF7 to the nes.  But some homegrown nerds have made a mod of the Chinese "port" of Final Fantasy 7 so it closely resembles the original English-release of the game;  the dialog is 1-1 and the gameplay is quite close.

I've never been a fan of the PS1, but I eventually enjoyed this after my friends insistence.  It's really a great game, but the muddy PS1 graphics and cheesy pre-rendered backgrounds just don't hold up.  8-bit games always have a nice quaintness that the PS1 lacked.  I'd suggest this to anyone who neglected the original, yet likes the NES.

A Youtube clip is here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMlo-AeLPfs


It's a lot less "wandery" like Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy 1 on the NES--it kind of pushes you forward and has difficulty and pacing comparable to the PS1 game.  Someone called it "a triumph of the human spirit" and I agree.

Here's information on the mod, how to patch the original Chinese game:

http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/1657/



ptdebate1
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NES Final Fantasy 7 - the Advent Children hack

Postby ptdebate1 » August 24th, 2014, 2:19 pm

This is an interesting experiment and I'd be interested to see how it plays. I would have to disagree with your assessment of PS1 graphics, however. The pre-rendered backgrounds of Final Fantasy 7 have far more character and incidental detail than anything on the SNES or NES.

Rev1
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NES Final Fantasy 7 - the Advent Children hack

Postby Rev1 » August 24th, 2014, 2:22 pm

Damn.... This is really cool. I love hacks that manage to capture the essence of the original game. Some of the music in the video sounded like nails on a chalkboard though. Still, I might check this out. Looks fun.

wur1
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NES Final Fantasy 7 - the Advent Children hack

Postby wur1 » August 24th, 2014, 6:41 pm

Yeah, the audio quality on this video is just nails-on-chalkboard.  The game itself sounds pleasant.  The guy is clearly fumbling around at the beginning too, so not the best presentation.


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