Final Fantasy VII Remake

released on Apr 10, 2020

A spectacular re-imagining of one of the most visionary games ever, Final Fantasy VII Remake rebuilds and expands the legendary RPG for today. The first game in this project is set in the eclectic city of Midgar and presents a fully standalone gaming experience.


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It's so much more than a remake. There's so much new content here ranging from the completely reinvented battle system to the story elements. It's a must play.

This being my first Final Fantasy game all I have to say is this: what a great game. When remaking a legendary title such as Final Fantasy VII, you want it to respect the original while updating it to fit modern consoles better. And boy, does this game does it. It's a beautiful game. Not only that, but the characters are loveable. The story is also fantastic. Good music is nothing new to the Final Fantasy franchise and this game is no exception. There's not a single bad track in the whole game. One thing that changed between this and the original is the gameplay. In the original, fighting was done through a turn-based system. This time the battle system is a real-time combat system. Don't go in expecting the battles to be simple though. Players must strategize on the best equipment to take with them throughout the entire game. That being said, the best equipped doesn't stop the boss fights from being challenging. Once you do defeat them, it feels extremely rewarding. There isn't that much negative to say about the game. The side quests weren't that good (in fact, they're rather dull) and areas can be quite linear which doesn't leave room for much exploration. Those two things don't stop this game from being an amazing experience. This is everything a game remake should be.

I am surprised how much I loved this. The game keeps all the charm of the original and expands on it. Making the world seem more full. The characters more rounded. The graphics are amazing, the new combat fun with every character feeling distinct. Some areas are padded out to make the game longer (I dont need this at all)... But besides that this is great. The new arrangements and orchestration of the music is FUCKING KILLER. I am so excited for where the sequels go aswell after that crazy ending.

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Should have been advertised as a sequel, because that's literally what it is, I don't care if that would have spoiled the major twist. They re-released the original multiple times leading up to this but failed to mention "you'll need to know this before the 'remake'".
The only good thing I could say is they did an amazing job making the Honeybee Inn section into a queer celebration compared to how infamous the original scene was.

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