Fans of the Final Fantasy series are indeed in a festive mood as the release of Final Fantasy 7 Remake is fast approaching. Square Enix, the makers of the series, has decided to remake the popular game in the latest and most accepted version. The fans are up in arms over this news as they eagerly wait for the new game to be unleashed. They are expecting an enhanced and more dynamic game from the original one.
However, the lack of updates disappointed many fans when Final Fantasy 7 was released. Few characters didn’t receive a facelift. This version will surely remedy that. Characters like Lightning, Chocobo, and even the infamous Black Knight are getting high-powered makeovers so they’ll look as powerful as before.
This version of Final Fantasy will also feature brand new locations not seen in any of the previous installments. Dungeons such as the Cave of Wonders and the Spira Caverns will be present, which are sure to offer thrill and excitement for those who played the original game. For those who haven’t played it yet, it’s a must-play. However, those who have played the previous games in the series are advised to play the newest one to experience the enhanced graphics and sound effects.
Another thing that pleases hardcore fans of the series is the return of favorite enemies and bosses from the games. Shiva, Dark Knight, and several other famous fighters will again appear and do battle in the game. Players are also treated with a few classic side quests and events. These will further enhance the replay value of the game. Aside from these, the game will also introduce brand new characters that will add more spice to the game.
One event, in particular, is particularly intriguing. Players are invited to a surprise party that features the return of Cloud, Bahamut, and Locke. Though it doesn’t mention anything about whether they’ll get into fights, you can already tell that this will be a tense moment in the game. The fans of the series certainly will have their fingers crossed for a battle between these three favorites. It seems that fans won’t be disappointed by anything this season.
Speaking of exciting events, the game will also introduce two new batches of enemies for fans of the series. It was mentioned before that the Master Tortoise and the Bahama Mummy are returning to Final Fantasy 7. This time around, they have something interesting in store for their fans.
The game introduces several characters left out of the original release, namely the White Mage and the Black Mage. They have distinct traits and skills. The magic system has also been improved. It now uses ‘elemental crystals,’ which affect the position and type of crystal used. Characters can use weapons to attack enemies, although they can’t perform any offensive moves independently. There are also other special moves that only certain characters can learn, making the game more fun and challenging.
One of the most impressive parts of Final Fantasy 7 Remake is its music. Composer Nobuo Uemoto did a great job of recreating the feel of the series with his score. His modern style fits the story’s setting, and the music flows well with the visual images. Although there are a few slow moments, the game is still delightful and worth playing.
The game follows a specific adventure quest as you travel across the world to complete your missions and save the world. Square Enix kept the gameplay essentially the same but added exciting twists such as hidden items and powerful enemies. You can fight everyone, from dragons to fiends to deep space beings, using new battle tactics and Final Fantasy VII spells. You even get to take a class and learn new abilities and spells as well.
Square Enix managed to pack a lot of into one game, making it one of the best RPGs for fans of the series. Those who have never played the first version of Final Fantasy can still finish the game thanks to the strong storyline and solid gameplay. The game offers excellent replayability, allowing you to return to previously completed chapters if you get stuck or jump right into the future to experience the events that have happened since the main events of the game took place.
The movie itself is excellent. The animation is well done, and the special effects are significant. I especially liked how much of the film was cut out when you finished the game. The only thing I would like to see in the remake would be an extended version of the original boss fight with Cloud and Tidus. That would be intriguing as well.