Two years ago, Jamie Colliver started using LittleBigPlanet 2’s adorable and versatile game creation tools to recreate the widely beloved role-playing game Final Fantasy VII. He wasn’t going to stop at just a few key scenes, like the death of Aeris or that weird snowboarding interlude. No, he set out to remake Square Enix’s seminal RPG from start to finish—dialogue, music, boss battles, that half-hour-long Knights Of The Round summoning animation, and all. Two years later and just in time for the release of LittleBigPlanet 3, Colliver has completed his giant-polygons-to-digital-burlap conversion.
If you have LittleBigPlanet 2 or 3 on hand, you can play through all 30 of Colliver’s Final Fantasy VII levels for yourself. For those without the games or who want a peek at his handiwork, Colliver has created a convenient YouTube playlist walking through his entire recreation. The levels are your typical LittleBigPlanet platforming outings, but they take players through every scene and major battle of FF7, complete with a combat system that has the party using their signature techniques and summons. Luckily for Colliver, Sony released official Final Fantasy VII costumes for Sackboy and friends, but not every character was represented in that package. Party members like Barret and Cid had to be improvised. Colliver’s burlap Red XII is especially cute.