Square-Enix Ruins Cool Final Fantasy VII figures from the NFT

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When Square-Enix, one of the world’s most famous game publishers, announced they were going to delve into the NFT world – even as the NFT world crashed and burned around it – gamers worried about how their games, everything from Final Fantasy do, uh, * check notes * Different day lifethis may have an effect. It turns out the first steps are infinitely sillier than you can imagine.

Square-Enix’s first attempt at the NFT began not with her Games, but it is commodity, starting with three Final Fantasy VII collections in The line “Bring Arts” from the positioncapable of action figures. Sure, Cloud, Tifa, and Aerith did zillion cool toys earlier but these in fact, an attempt is made to directly translate Tetsuy Nomura’s iconic concept work for the original PlaySrole-playing game in 3D form.

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They are, perhaps all the more annoying given the circumstances incredibly fun. It’s amazing how much? like the art of Nomura they look and rendered in full is almost like a fascinating mix in between classic, spiky, massive polygonal aesthetics The first artwas able to do so in 1997, and we have seen more realistic interpretations of them in: VII‘last Redo. As someone who loved FFVII I grew out of it as a kid and then realized how special playing it is to me again Redoi would buy them in an instant.

Except that they all come with a “Digital Certificate of Authenticity”, which is actually NFT only. The system requires collectors to register with a wallet with the Enjin blockchain network, and there is even a “Digital Plus” version of each figure you can obtain, which at an increased cost allows you to use the NFT to access 3D replica figure visible in the real world through an augmented reality site. You can’t just buy the figures themselves – both versions come with NFT. And if you buy a figurine and just decide not to register for the wallet, the token not only still exists for that figurine, but you also pay a lot more for nothing – each FFVII Figure Bring Arts costs $ 130, while the typical releases previously cost around $ 85-100. That’s a lot more for something you don’t want!

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The absurdity of it all or the shit of the obligatory sign itself is one thing, but what? makes it even more bizarre because Square-Enix’s first attempt at a blockchain hypewagon does it with characters from Final Fantasy VII. This is game about a group of radical eco-terrorists, the Avalanche, and their allies, who rise up against the mega-corporation Shinra, who bombards their power plants because they literallycollecting life itself the strength of their planet as an energy source, accelerating the rapid destruction of the world. Sure, sure, possibly VII walks the road most RPG games and you have giant meteors summoned to destroy the world and what do you got in essence it essentially a story about the environment and people angry enough with the systems and structures around them to fight to save it.

Cloud, Aerith, and Tifa are telling you to stop wasting Gil and move the NFT where the sun doesn’t shine. Or they will when these numbers finally come outpring 2023. You just have to hope that Enjin is still there at this point which, given the current state of the cryptocurrency market, may not be the safest guarantee.


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