Monday, December 7, 2015

Fans Rejoice at First Gameplay Reveal from Final Fantasy VII Remake

"Fans Rejoice in Latest Gameplay Footage from Final Fantasy VII Remake"

First look at new gameplay footage from the long awaited remake leaves fans stunned.

Earlier this year during the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), audiences were surprised when both Sony and Square-Enix announced that after nearly twenty years the ever so requested remake of Final Fantasy VII was finally being developed for fans to relive the whole experience all over again. While many fans have been wishing and hoping for a remake to become reality, many did not expect the game to evolve as much as it has since the games initial release in 1997.

It's been months since E3 has passed, and Sony has decided to give an early look at how the gameplay may appear when gamers get their hands on the title.

Keen eyed fans who are familiar with the original PlayStation release will notice that this gameplay montage takes place during the opening mission that players experience when they get introduced to the world of Gaia. This level was used as a basic instructional guide for new players to get a grasp on the game controls and meet two of the main characters, Cloud and Barrett

After viewing the gameplay footage, some fans were worried that the tone of the battles from the original game would be lost to a new action-based combat system similar to seen in the Kingdom Hearts series and Square-Enix's upcoming Final Fantasy XV. Commenting on concerns fan have regarding the gameplay style, producer Yoshinori Kitase said,

 "I can’t say the new game is completely action-based, but it has more of that element and real-time than the previous game. However, what makes Final Fantasy and RPG different from other games is that the players have the ability to choose weapons, capabilities and magic to be strategic minded, so while the new game has more real-time element, it will also maintain that strategy building element, balancing these two factors perfectly to enhance the gaming experience."
Fan reactions on Reddit seem to be generally positive:

With the recent announcement by the producers of the project that the remake will be much larger in scale requiring for the game to be released in multiple parts, some fans will undoubtedly have some reservations in not having the entire experience available upon release but the general reaction on Reddit is remaining mostly optimistic.

Many fans in fact never thought a remake would ever be made, as for many years Mr. Kitase has been casting doubts that a project so large would be almost impossible to get everything set up where Square-Enix could even consider a remake of Final Fantasy VII, but of course, he may have been trying to through off fans of the beloved Final Fantasy series to make the announcement and subsequent gameplay footage that much bigger of a surprise.

Original Poster: Wrexis
Community: /r/Games