I do have an ACTUAL E3 post lined up, but I’ll wait for Nintendo to finish up their show.
Instead, let’s briefly talk about the two most important things that’s been circling the FFVII Remake discussions.
Is it the new combat system?
Is it the revamped cutscenes?
Is it the episodic releases?
Is it the new musical tracks?
No. It’s Tifa’s boobs.
I’m kidding, of course.
People really HAVE been talking a lot about how Square Enix will translate Tifa to the modern age of gaming. This of course, requires the discussion of her assets. With fanservice and general anime waifuism being seen as “crass” by today’s standards, how will the OG queen of JRPG waifus look today?
I am happy to say that she looks fantastic.
Wow, they knocked it out of the park and found a way to make everybody happy. Her design has been revamped to showcase the best aspects of her original design, along with modern practicality.
The two biggest changes to her costume would be the addition of thigh highs and a sports bra. In my personal opinion as a big Zettai Ryouikki guy, NICE!
Plus, she’s wearing a sports bra.
That’s a fantastic choice. It makes her classic design less focused on her femininity and more on her brawler side. Despite that, she is still a beautiful character BECAUSE IT’S TIFA LOCKHART. She was always going to be, it was just a question of would it overshaodw the rest of who she is.
The addition of a sports bra gives a dash of practical thought into Tifa’s personality. In real life, women in combat sports wear sports bra so that they don’t hinder their fighting prowess. Less waifu, more punchgirl!
That’s just for fighting against other humans. Tifa fights literal god aliens. If a sports bra is gonna help her even the odds a bit, of course she’s gonma wear it.
How does this satisfy the pro fanservice crowd who wanted her to stay busty? Well, the sports bra has to hold something down, right? The implication of her iconic bust is still there, but instead of being weird and distracting fanservice, it’s done in a subtler way instead.
Square Enix nailed the modern redesigns of all the characters in general. I really like how it manages to stay true to the classic designs without feeling dated.
I was always a big fan of Advent Children Cloud’s design (not his grumpiness), so to see that slightly darker color scheme make a comeback is nice. Aerith’s design is pretty much the same, and Barret, well-
He’s still the only black dude on Midgar that isn’t trying to molest Cloud.
Are you excited about remake? Who are you most excited to see in HD?
Why is it Yuffie? Let me know in the comments below!