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A Tech Demo is NOT a game in production

Journal Entry: Sun Jun 10, 2012, 5:54 AM
  • Mood: Neutral
  • Reading: The Plague Dogs
  • Playing: Kid Icarus: Uprising


Alternate title: "No, Square is not remaking Final Fantasy VII for the PS3".

If a clip is labeled "Tech Demo", it is NOT a game in production.  The purpose of a tech demo is to showcase the processing power and graphical capabilities of a system.  A lot of the time, real franchises are used in tech demos - Mario, Zelda, Final Fantasy - but these "snippets" of games are NOT examples of actual games in production.  They are "mock" games, or VERY short 'games', created for the sole purpose of making a console ACT like it is running a game.  Using known franchises just helps to get your attention.

This isn't to say that a Tech Demo might not later BECOME a game, and there's usually a lot of talk that they will.  But honestly, I can't even remember a time when it has. xD  And I've been here a while.

Actual games in production are showcased as such, and are NOT called "tech demos".  Once you know that, it's easy to tell the difference.

This is an EASY mistake to make, and even huge websites have made it.  But if you are a watcher of mine, you now know the difference between a tech demo and a game in production. :D  

As far as Final Fantasy goes, Square has NEVER begun ANY work towards remaking Final Fantasy VII (and in fact, they often insist that they don't WANT to remake it), but as usual, their PS3 tech demo back in '05 was mistaken for a game in actual production. It didn't help that for shits and giggles they threw that demo at the end of Crisis Core, though, so they were asking for trouble. And this newest "Final Fantasy: Agni's Philosophy" thing is as yet only a tech demo made to showcase real-time graphical capabilities and does not indicate an upcoming Final Fantasy game.

So in other words...
Please stop talking to me about these two Final Fantasy games because they are not 'games', they are tech demos.  
When in doubt, please use Google.
Love, Nya.




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Kandei-chan Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I saw the title of this journal and automatically assumed it was about the E3 demo of Project Diva f with English menus. (There is a petition to get the English version sold outside Japan, if anyone would like to help out!)
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Nyaasu Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, if it was a "demo" of a game already in production, that is a different story!
I'd like to have that game in English, although I'm fine with the Japanese version if they don't bring it here after all. xD

Thank god the PSP is region-free, man. xD
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UltimaLOL Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
I mistakened the Zeldo tech demo for the WiiU for an actual game back then. xD
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Nyaasu Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
xD See? We all make that mistake. x3
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domon9884 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
We talked about it at your house yesterday, and I did know one example of a tech demo becoming a game. Wii Sports.
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Tenki-101 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Student General Artist
And that's strange. Because I heard that Square DID want to put a PS3 Remake into the works after the critical acclaim of the tech demo. However, they couldn't because they didn't have all of the team members available and many have actual left the company since then.

As for tech demos being tech demos... I am so sad that Kara won't be an actual game either. ;m;
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Nyaasu Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nah, the statements that they keep giving are that they don't want to put effort into a remake of VII -- in their words, they'd like to instead, "focus on better games".

NOT MY WORDS - theirs. xD

They DID discuss the idea of doing a remake of VII, but never even started it. So if that's what you mean, then you are right. x3

Plus, not having all the team members isn't stopping any company lately from remaking/continuing series that have even lost their original creators (that actually includes Final Fantasy!) xD

But at least Sakaguchi's still making games, outside of Square -- I hope he finds success! xD Last Story better not suck! x3 I hope it's more like Final Fantasy than Final Fantasy has become without him.
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Tenki-101 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Student General Artist
I want to play Lost Odyssy. Sakaguchi helped with that one (as a part of mistwalker) and even Nobuo did the music. XD It's WAY more FF than even the new FF's are. Which is sad... R.I.P. Square.
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Nyaasu Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know, it makes me sad, too. :(
I want to like Square. D;
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Tenki-101 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Student General Artist
The only reason I like Square anymore is Tetsuya. If he left the company I wouldn't buy another Square game. I'll be honest. XD
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