Final Fantasy VII Remake – We Only Asked for Updated Graphics!

And we’re getting so, so much more.

The Final Fantasy VII Remake was first announced at the 2015 E3 when we’ve all been taken by surprise. It’s been kept in complete secrecy for a long while, but now that we’re a few months away from the actual launch, let’s hype up!

The remake is going to be released in at least two installments, as a multi-part game. The first instalment is going to take place exclusively in Midgar, with a setting significantly different from the original. We’re talking about different story points too.

What’s so special about Final Fantasy VII Remake?

What’s so special about Final Fantasy VII Remake?

If you’re not familiar with these games, you must know that the Final Fantasy franchise is the most famous RPG franchise ever, with Final Fantasy VII being its crown jewel. Just so you can picture it better, Final Fantasy VII sold 11 million units when it was first released in 1997. As a reference, Final Fantasy 15, which was a huge success in 2015, only sold 8.4 million copies.

Yes, Final Fantasy VII was a masterpiece turn-based game, and the developers from Square Enix surely know how to please their fans.

Not only they’ve revamped the graphics, but they also implemented changes that have been received with lots of excitement and positivity. Those of us who played the initial game will find ourselves engaged in a familiar universe, battling against Shira and Sephiroth as Cloud Strife.

And if you’re new to the game, don’t worry! The story will unfold from the beginning, so you’ll be in for a real treat. If you’d like to get more familiar with the setting, you can play Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 in advance, as it is designed as a prequel.

The mindblowing changes

As I said before, we only asked for updated graphics, but the developers decided to deliver much more.

In the Final Fantasy VII Remake, we’ll get real-time action with turn-based elements, and we’ll be able to control each of the squad members. We can use real-time commands to dodge and block, slow time in Tactical Mode and unleash an unforgiving blast of magic and Limit Breaks.

The design has been revamped, the story has been updated and everything has a fresh and absolutely stunning vibe.

The developers went as far as synchronizing the characters’ lip movements to match the language chosen by the player so that they offer you an immersive experience whether you are playing in Japanese or English.

When should you schedule your adventure?

Square Enix is releasing the first instalment of the Final Fantasy VII remake on March 3, 2020, and it will be available on PlayStation 4. In the meantime, you can watch the 2019 E3 trailer here and a 4K gameplay here.

To paraphrase Cloud, if everything’s a dream…wake me up when FFVII is finally released.

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