Baskerville Holmes wrote:I don't hate VII, but it's clearly overrated. And VI had way more characters and they all had an intricate backstory that's clearly understandable.
IIRC you could have four players on the screen at a time in VI but it has been a while. VI had a lot of characters and inevitably it is going to have characters you hate. Personally I hated Gau, the way you acquire, his backstory everything was dumb. He reminded of the ancient chick from Chrono Trigger. Looking through the wiki I am beginning to remember a little bit about each character but the only one I flat out hated was the feral kid, I also seem to remember a samurai who really stunk in the game too.
I do not know though, maybe it was the fact that I played VII non-stop when I first got into it but I was never confused about the story or the character motivations. I liked all the characters and hated that I could only have three on screen at a time.
I know that I can not fairly compare the two though, I have a lot of nostalgicness for VII, whereas I played VI much later both are great games and I think both would be fine for a remake. FF VIII and X were where the series really took a dive in quality for me.