I just have to say one thing here: I hope I was clear enough with briefly describing the difference between “Final Fantasy VII (an HD remastering of the original)” and “Final Fantasy VII (an enhanced remake).”
Just to explain to those who might not know, there is a difference between a “remaster” and a “remake”:
A remaster (or remastering) is taking the original content and enhancing that original content with better picture and sound quality. In this case, it’s taking the original Final Fantasy VII game and making a new copy of that original game, but with digitally-enhanced sound and visual quality to meet the HD standard, and also addressing bugs and errors that may have been in the original. This makes the original PlayStation game look and sound better with HD quality, but does not make the actual graphics look more realistic. The game will look like a cleaner PSone version, not a remake with PS3-quality graphics.
A remake (in full, enhanced remake) is taking the original content and reworking that actual content in the game to PS3-level graphics. This makes the game a complete remake, with new graphics, recorded audio (sound effects and music, and most likely the addition of newly-featured voice acting, and on rare occasions we even get new reveals in the plot that weren’t in the original game).
With video games in general, this is what is meant by “remastered” and “enhanced remake.” I offered both of these potential versions as a voting choice because there are people who want the original classic just as it was but just enhanced with HD-quality picture and sound, and there are people who want a full remake.
To avoid confusion of people mistaking either one for the other, I just renamed the first choice to “Final Fantasy VII (remastered of the PlayStation original).” Again, EITHER of these possible games would be in HD (thus the whole point of this Final Fantasy HD compilation), but I meant that one would be an remastering to HD quality, while the other would be a full remake that’s natively with HD quality.
I sincerely hope I didn’t cause any confusion there, and that nobody voted for first one mistaking it to mean the second one, or voted for the second one thinking it to mean the first one. If you did, then may I suggest taking our Poll again?
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