Final Fantasy VII Remake is a 2020 action game developed and published by Square Enix. It is the first in a planned series of games remaking the 1997 PlayStation game Final Fantasy VII. Set in the dystopian cyberpunk metropolis of Midgar, players control mercenaries Cloud Strife. He joins AVALANCHE, an eco-terrorist group trying to stop the powerful megacorporation Shinra from using the planet's life essence as an energy source.
The gameplay of Final Fantasy VII Remake consists of real-time combat, where players can use weapons, armor, accessories, and various other items. The game also features a Materia system, where players can equip up to five different types of magic spells, called Materia, to both Cloud Strife and to the characters he or she recruits.
The gameplay of FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE combines real-time action with strategic and role-playing elements. The gameplay is centered on exploration and combat. The player controls Cloud and can jump, sprint, and perform context-specific actions like climbing ladders and pushing objects. The player can also use weapons and magic.
The player can initiate a battle by attacking an enemy or by using a preemptive strike. Battles are turn-based. The player selects commands for Cloud from a menu, such as to jump or use a weapon. The player can also use magic or items outside of battle.
The player can use context-specific actions to move Cloud to different heights, interact with objects, and navigate environments. For example, the player can jump at a low railing to climb over it, or at a high railing to jump over it.
The graphics of Final Fantasy VII Remake are said to be the most faithful to the original graphics of the PlayStation game. The designers on the team redesigned the characters to balance realism and stylization. The aesthetics of FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE are largely based on the original game, but with greater detail. The art style is deliberately stylized, with certain objects, such as the player's character or common enemies, being exaggerated for dramatic effect. This is especially true of the player's character, Cloud Strife, whose spiky hair is exaggerated.
The game will be re-playable and will feature a New Game Plus mode. A New Game+ option enables the player to replay the game with their experience, abilities, and equipment from a previous playthrough.
FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE is a well-designed game that is faithful to the original game. The game is linear, but makes up for it with the New Game+ mode. The sidequests are repetitive, but the game does have three difficulties. The game is not available on Nintendo Switch, but does support Xbox One controller. The game does not support 4K resolution, but does support Xbox One controller. Overall, the game is well-designed and faithful to the original game.
- The game is linear
- The sidequests are repetitive
- The game has only three difficulties
- The game is not available on Nintendo Switch
- The game does not support Xbox One controller
- The game does not support 4K resolution
- The story and lore of FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE is faithful to the original game from 1997, but expands on it
- The redesigned characters balance realism and stylization
- The battle system is strategic, with visual flourishes
- The player can use context-specific actions to move Cloud to different heights, interact with objects, and navigate environments
- The game is replayable
- The game has three difficulties
- The game has a New Game+ mode