Hours ago, the Final Fantasy VII Remake demo found its way on the PS4 store, exciting many diehard fans including receiving mixed reviews from various critics who have had to wait for a long time for their nostalgic title to come to life in the current generation systems.
Square Enix released a demo of the upcoming game on PlayStation Network across the world giving chance to players to experience Final Fantasy VII yet again in better visual and graphical details. The demo is said to also have a better-reimagined battle system according to The Verge.
The Final Fantasy VII Remake was first announced in 2015 and, after a series of delays, it is now set to be released on April 10th. It is, of course, a remake of the 1997’s Final Fantasy VII for the PlayStation, which is among the most popular Japanese RPGs (role-playing games) of all time.
However, the game that is set to be released in April isn’t a full story and covers only the opening of the Midgar section of the original release. Square Enix hasn’t confirmed yet on how many episodes it plans to develop but we hope this isn’t the last.
The Final Fantasy VII Remake is proving to be more awesome than people expected
In 2015, when news about the remake first came to light, many diehard fans expected the remake to have just a visual overhaul and few changes to it but they weren’t expecting Square Enix to take it the next level.
Square Enix together with a team of legendary directors, including original character designer Tetsuya Nomura, decided to take the project to the next level with a risky approach of reimagining FFVII from the ground up.
The team also took it a step further by totally changing the turn-based system from the previous title and replacing it with something new and exciting.
Compared to the earlier Final Fantasy VII, the remake features a fascinating hybrid battle system that borrows action-based real-time systems and blends them with the turn-based strategy design that made the original a famous hit.
The game brings back the original game characters like Cloud, Tifa Lockhart, and Aerith into the mix coupled with an impressive Active Time Battle system that allows the player to craft amazing combos and battle tactics.
The game story will see players take control of mercenary Cloud Strife as he and eco-terrorist group AVALANCHE battle the corrupt Shinra mega corporation from using the planet’s life essence as an energy source. Events send them on the way of the legendary soldier Sephiroth, whose desire is to possess the life essence to become a demigod.
To fully understand how far a great job Square Enix has done bringing back to life FFVII, you have to play it yourself. It feels like a much-improved version of Final Fantasy XII.
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