Sony’s PlayStation Experience event has come and gone and quite possibly the game on everyone’s lips all weekend was the remake of Final Fantasy VII. This latest FFVII Remake trailer features more gorgeous visuals than you can shake an oversized Buster Sword at and a first look at gameplay.
It appears that the Active Time Battle System from the original has been traded in for a more action-oriented combat system more akin to Kingdom Hearts. I’m personally pretty bummed about it as I’m a huge fan of turn-based combat in my JRPGs. At least I have Bravely Second to look forward to. And apparently you’ll be able to switch between characters in the FFVII remake, so that’s cool.
To add fuel to the flame of nostalgia that is no doubt burning in your geeky little hearts, GameSpot put together the following video comparing scenes from the original FFVII to the upcoming remake. Take a look.
As pumped as I initially was about the FFVII Remake, Square Enix issued a press release containing a small bit of info that might leave some fans scratching their heads.
LOS ANGELES (Dec. 6, 2015) – During this past weekend’s PlayStation Experience in San Francisco, SQUARE ENIX® debuted a new trailer for FINAL FANTASY® VII REMAKE, the full remake of the award-winning role-playing game, FINAL FANTASY VII. The new trailer features the first CG scenes as well as gameplay footage. FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE will be told across a multi-part series, with each entry providing its own unique experience.
A multi-part series? So they’re making it episodic?
Hrmmm… not sure how I feel about this. Part of me wants the whole damn game at once, but the other part of me is old and has a job and a life and thinks that maybe getting a slow drip episodically would be better for my busy adult lifestyle and personal hygiene. Either way, my hopes remain high!
The original Final Fantasy VII was recently added to the PlayStation Store for PS4 with trophy support – and it’s the pretty PC version too! It even comes with a custom PS4 theme. I’ll definitely be downloading and playing the original to hold me over until the remake and I can rest easy knowing that it will always be there to comfort me in case the remake turns out to be utter trash (fingers crossed it won’t!).