As a quick aside, these games ARE NOT associated with UAT at all. I want to clear that up right away just to avoid any possible confusion. With that being said, this was a really cool project that I stumbled upon recently. It’s called Final Fantasy VII Re-imagined. To me it’s not only a cool concept but an amazing design exercise you could practice on your own. What if your favorite game was a different style of game entirely. We’re not talking “Turn a FPS into a TPS”, but instead an RPG into a beat-em-up like has been done with Final Fantasy VII. The game is just a demo but you can download it for free and give it a shot. It’s really interesting to see how they translated everything over and kept the game as intuitive and smooth as they could. For instance, the materia system still exists and it’s been incorporated into the combos as you make your way thorugh the game. There’s something really satisfying about finishing a combo and having lightning smite your enemy on the final blow. You can download the demo here: Final Fantasy Re-Imagined
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And then this group has another game up on Kickstarter that I at least recommend you check out. If you enjoy beat-em-up games Dusty Raging Fist looks interesting. It’s the same art style, and gameplay feel, but it’ll actually be based on a unique concept rather than remaking FF7.