When Square-Enix, one of the most famous game publishers in the world, announced that this was the case immerse The world of NFTs – even as the world of NFTs collapsed and burned around them – players were worried about how their games would turn out final fantasy that, uh, *checks notes* Different day life, could be affected. It turns out that getting started is infinitely more stupid than you might imagine.
Square-Enix’s first tentative foray into NFTs hasn’t started yet games, but it is Were starting at three Final Fantasy VII collectibles in “Bring Arts” series by Poscapable action figures. Sure, Cloud, Tifa, and Aerith had one Million cool toys before, but this Some are actually trying to directly translate Tetsuya Nomura’s iconic concept design work for the original PlaySStation game in 3D form.
You may be all the more upset given the circumstances incredibly cool. It’s kind of amazing how much like Nomura’s art They look, and rendered in a complete form, it’s almost like an intriguing mix between the classic spiky chunky polygonal aesthetic the first PlaySwas able to do in 1997, and the more realistic renditions of it we’ve seen in viiis new Make new. As someone who loved FFVII grown away as a kid and then realized how special it is for me to play again Make newI would buy this immediately.
Except that they all come with a “digital certificate of authenticity” which is really just an NFT. The system requires collectors to sign up for a wallet on the Enjin blockchain network, and there’s even a “Digital Plus” version of each figure you can obtain that allows you to redeem an NFT for an additional fee, to which you have access a 3D replica the character visible in the real world via an augmented reality site. You can’t just buy the figures yourself – both versions come with the NFT. And if you buy the character and just choose not to register for a wallet, not only does the token still exist for that character at all, you pay a lot more for nothing at all – for each FFVII Bring Arts figures are $130, while typical pre-releases are around $85-$100. That’s way more for something you don’t want!
The absurdity of it all or the shit of the mandatory token itself is one thing, but what makes this even more bizarrely stupid, since Square-Enix’s first tentative foray into the blockchain hypewagon is doing this with characters from Final Fantasy VII. It is a Game about a group of radical eco-terrorists, Avalanche, and their allies who rise up against megalomaniac mega-corporation Shinra, who are bombing their power plants because they are literally overwhelmed.reap life power of their planet as an energy resource, accelerating the rapid deterioration of the world. Sure, sure, someday vii goes the way Most RPGs and you have giant meteors that are summoned to destroy the world and what have you but at its core it is basically a story about the environment and people angry enough with the systems and structures around them to fight to save them.
Cloud, Aerith, and Tifa would tell you to stop wasting your gil and push that NFT where the sun doesn’t shine. Or they would if those numbers eventually come out in sSpring 2023. I guess one just has to hope that Enjin is still around at that point, which might not be the safest guarantee given the current state of the crypto market.
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