For fans who are willing to pay for each installment instead of having the whole game with one price on PS5: Why?
Why do you want to pay for each game as they come out, when it’s cost effective to wait for the whole package? Tetsuya Nomura is the director of this project, and we know how he treated the Kingdom Hearts series. That series was drip fed to fans over a decade on multiple consoles, with remixes, re-releases, remasters and remakes. It wasn’t until the Playstation 4 version that we got the best of the entire series to date.
I guess the operable word here is “wait”. No one wants to wait. And even so, since you know Tetsuya Nomura is the director, you know that there is a chance the game will be stretched out for a decade. Thankfully, the market of video games is different. You probably won’t see exclusives of Final Fantasy VII on other consoles, so you won’t have to pay for more systems to get the full experience.
The whole package on Playstation 5 will likely be the cost of one installment if you wait. Not only that, but you’ll have all of the DLC that they will inevitably will make for every installment, however many that will be. Plus, I expect at least a slight graphical upgrade with faster load times. But maybe you don’t want to wait? The downside is the feeling of missing out, right?
Do you know of the Marshmallow Test? The one where kids are promised one marshmallow now, but two or so later if they wait? What happens is they just eat the first one, right then and there, missing out on another. The lack of willpower and to an extent affluence explains what made these kids choose the way they did. They thought they’d miss out if they didn’t eat the marshmallow, so they missed out on the one they didn’t immediately have.
Most Final Fantasy fans think: “I could pay $60 for each episode. Or I could wait and pay $60 for the whole thing later. But I won’t wait. It’s a full game. I’m going to pay for all the full games. I’m so hype! I’ll pay for each game and all the DLC right now! I’ll let them charge me however many times they want. First! I have enough money, so that means I have to spend it.”
And the adults at Square Enix laugh while they count the money, very methodically.
Corporations aren’t your friends, they aren’t making the remake to make you smile, or for artistic reasons, and they most certainly don’t care about preserving the legacy. How are you going to fight against ShinRa when you give your money to Square Enix?
Serious question, why not wait for the whole thing when it’ll be cheaper than paying for each installment?