OPTIC AXCESS — 10 Interesting Facts About Final Fantasy VII Remakes You Must Know
The start of the E3 event in 2015 was greeted with low expectations from some gamers who were not aware, that Final Fantasy VII Remake will be one of the big games that will be announced at that time. More than just an ordinary remake project, Final Fantasy VII Remake is a dream project as well as a revival of one of the most historic games in the industry. After entering a vacuum for nearly four years and was rumored to have had a production cancellation, Square Enix finally returned to show a new form of this game.
Starting from a short trailer at the State of Play event to a demo presentation and a new trailer at E3 2019, at least the fans have been given a clear picture of what content this game is trying to offer. From the many information and details that have been shared, we decided to summarize them in 10 lists of interesting Final Fantasy VII Remake facts that you must know.
Rather than curious, just refer to the full summary below.
1. MORE THAN REMAKE
Remake in a game sometimes does have a lot of meaning. Some developers sometimes interpret it as the process of recycling games on the exact same basis, only with a much faster graphics improvement, but Final Fantasy VII Remake is different. This game is a work of “reimagine” that is far more massive and tries to offer a new approach in the world of Final Fantasy VII. Even for veteran fans who have completed the original game many times, this remake version will still offer a far different experience, including an expansive focus on the storyline.
2. STRATEGIC BASED ACTION COMBAT
No longer carrying a turn-based system, Final Fantasy VII Remake comes with action gameplay with the same command system as the Kingdom Hearts series. To maintain a strong strategic impression in the original series, the developer implements the ATB system that allows players to execute some sort of command in the form of special attacks or just use items. Each character has an ATB bar that can be filled by executing a normal attack or holding an enemy attack. To access skills through the command menu without interruption, players will also be able to enter Tactical mode which can slow down time and provide opportunities to strategize.
3. EPISODIC FORMATS, BUT WITH MASIF CONTENT
Although the game’s release is limited to the episodic format (meaning the game will be broken up into parts), producer Yoshinori Kitase has confirmed that Final Fantasy VII Remake will offer content equivalent to one Final Fantasy standalone game. Since the first game only focuses on Midgar which might only cover 10-20 percent of the entire game, it will be very interesting to see how expansive the storyline is trying to realize this remake version.
4. QUALITY THAT HAS TOUCHED NEXT-GEN
Final Fantasy VII Remake is indeed a current-gen game that will still be released for PlayStation 4, but it is certain that some of the sequel games will be released on the next-generation console. To create a foundation that can later be reused in the development process, Square Enix has actually made Final Fantasy VII Remake a game that touches next-gen quality. Clear evidence can be seen clearly from the graphic quality of the gameplay session that blends seamlessly with the cutscene, particle effects that are very heavy and detailed, to the world settings that are realized perfectly and immersive.
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5. MIDGAR WILL BE A GREATER MAIN SETTING
As we mentioned earlier, Midgar will be the main focus in the first Final Fantasy VII Remake game. Because the gameplay portion in the industrial city which is a den of Shinra corporation is not too much, Square Enix has expanded its content on a large scale to make Midgar become even bigger. It is also possible that later players can explore many places in the city and be involved in various events to different conflicts.
6. ORIGINALITY OF GOOD CHARACTER, MONSTER, AND WORLD DESIGNS
Although there are a lot of changes brought by Final Fantasy VII Remake, the developer is certainly still building this game as an adaptation that is far better than the original version. This can be seen clearly from the design of each main character, monsters to the world that is still similar to before. Instead of disappointing, Square Enix actually managed to answer fans’ expectations perfectly.
7. RETURN OF MATERIA SYSTEM
Materia is one of the main systems or foundations that build combat in Final Fantasy VII. The way it works itself is quite simple, where every character who gets the item “Materia” can use it to cast magic, command abilities, boost stats, and provide support. Each weapon used by the character has some sort of empty slot that can later be filled with Materia. This system is fortunately brought back, and it’s cool you can now see Materia clearly (like a hole in the Cloud Buster sword that Materia can fill).
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8. BE THE SECOND PS4 GAME THAT HAS 2 BLU-RAY DISC
The content offered by Final Fantasy VII Remake does not seem to be playing games, because based on information from producer Yoshinori Kitase, the physical version of this game will later have 2 Blu-ray discs. The only PlayStation 4 game that has this many discs is Red Dead Redemption 2, which can be said to also include games that touch next-gen quality with super-massive and realistic open-world settings.
9. SQUARE ENIX DOESN’T KNOW HOW MUCH THIS GAME WILL BE SHARED
This ambitious and expansive remake project even confused Square Enix with how much the game will be shared. Through an interview session between Kitase and renowned journalist Jason Schreier some time ago, he said that his team had not yet decided how much the game would be divided. A new sequel doesn’t seem to be enough, so there’s a possibility that Final Fantasy VII Remake could become a trilogy series or even more.
10. OFFER INTERESTING SALES BUNDLE
Not a fact that is really new, but this additional information can be a clear reference for those of you who are interested in buying a game. So Final Fantasy VII Remake will be marketed in 3 sales bundles. The first sales bundle is a standard version that comes with a bonus DLC summon materia Chocobo Chick. The standard version itself you can pre-order from now on the PSN Store.
The next version is the Deluxe Edition which comes with a steel bookcase with Sephiroth artwork design, art book, mini soundtrack CD, and DLC summon Materia. For those who have a high budget and want to buy the best version, there is also a Collector’s Edition version that comes with all the contents of the Deluxe version, it’s just that there are more than two additional Materia summon and Play Arts Kai figures for Cloud Strife which is very cool, complete with motorcycles. Because the Play Arts Kai figure that comes with this edition is indeed very expensive, the Collectors Edition version is priced at USD 329.99.
Well, that’s a little summary of interesting facts that you must know about Final Fantasy VII Remake. Do you become more enthusiastic about welcoming the game?