Remaining Fantasy VII Rebirth has been formally introduced, and it is already proving to be a preferred speaking level – maybe as you’d anticipate, given the occasions of Remaining Fantasy VII Remake. It is a sequel that appears to be veering wildly from the as soon as promised path, and ‘Rebirth’ actually hammers that time residence.
However what will we really need from Rebirth? What can Sq. Enix do to enhance upon Remake? We determined to get the Push Sq. editorial crew collectively to speak in regards to the upcoming PS5 unique (minus Stephen, who tried his hardest to love Remake, however binned it after a number of hours).
Robert Ramsey, Lifelong Remaining Fantasy Fan
I preferred the remake, however I did not adore it. Total, I feel the sport’s highpoints outweigh its lows, however I nonetheless assume there’s a variety of room for enchancment in Remaining Fantasy VII Rebirth – particularly from a structural perspective. For a begin, extra exploration could be good. I loved how effectively realized a lot of Remake’s world was – Midgar will at all times be a terrific setting – however the quantity of corridor-like environments that you simply’re compelled to slowly stroll down is a joke. There’s simply an excessive amount of padding in Remake – borderline horrible aspect quests included – so hopefully Rebirth finds a greater tempo and sticks with it.
With Rebirth, the one factor I’ve whole religion in is the fight. I believed the system in Remake was unbelievable – a close to good melding of command-driven technique and action-based battling. An evolution of these mechanics might be unbelievable, particularly if extra celebration members are concerned.
As for the story stuff, I don’t know what to assume. I don’t significantly belief Sq. Enix to make a ‘new’ narrative that is not a whole mess. God is aware of what they’re doing with alternate timelines and all that nonsense. Possibly Rebirth will defy expectations and really take the world of Remaining Fantasy VII in an fulfilling new course. I actually hope that is the case, however I am not precisely betting on it.
In the end, I am trying ahead to seeing the place issues go – however my expectations can be tempered.
Liam Croft, First-Time Remaining Fantasy VII Participant
I like Remaining Fantasy and I like good video video games, so enjoying Remaining Fantasy VII Remake again at launch was the right concoction regardless of having by no means performed the unique on PS1. I’ve completely no nostalgia for that traditional expertise, and I completely liked what occurred on the finish of Remake. I’m a man who loves video games that go off the rails and get bizarre – the sooner within the story the higher – and boy did Sq. Enix achieve this. The actual fact it is probably not a “remake” anymore is fascinating to me, and I am right here for no matter occurs in Rebirth.
Sq. Enix, I am telling you proper now: do not stick with the narrative from 1997. Maintain Aerith alive. Kill off Tifa. Have Cloud and Sephiroth kiss for all I care. I would like essentially the most psychological story attainable. Put it this manner: in the event you’re pissing off the hardcore followers, I am most likely going to love it much more.
Once I’m really enjoying the sport, let’s make the environments greater and open for exploration. I have been enjoying Remaining Fantasy XIII lately and I am completed with linear hallway after linear hallway. Enhance the aspect quests and you have got cause to veer off the crushed path. One of many Remaining Fantasy VII Rebirth screenshots includes a compass with an goal over 1,000 meters away, and that offers me hope it might be a barely extra open recreation. Or Cloud and Sephiroth might simply be strolling alongside a extremely lengthy path in a flashback scene, I’m informed.
It doesn’t matter what occurs, although, I am enjoying this sequel. In 2024, since you’re not getting Remaining Fantasy XVI and Remaining Fantasy VII Rebirth in the identical 12 months. Sorry!
Sammy Barker, Remaining Fantasy Informal
I got here to Remaining Fantasy VII late, so I don’t have the built-in nostalgia that many others have. That stated, whereas I loved my time with Remaining Fantasy VII Remake, it left me somewhat #Involved. To be trustworthy, I’ve little or no endurance for anime bullsh * t, and whereas the ending of the unique primarily left me bemused, I do not assume we’re taking a look at a remake anymore. The sequel’s subtitle, Rebirth, even implies that we will be diverted closely in a unique course.
I can see how that comes with some pleasure for long-running followers: the place are they going to go subsequent? However for me, I discover it irritating – even bordering on insulting, to be trustworthy. My favourite elements of Remaining Fantasy VII Remake had been the moments when acquainted scenes had been tailored – not essentially beat-for-beat, however recognizable at the very least. If we’re heading into a unique timeline, a multiverse if you’ll, then I simply do not belief Sq. Enix’s writing crew to pen one thing cohesive.
From a gameplay perspective, I am fairly happy with what we received, so iteration on that can be grand – a number of much less Poundland side-quests could be appreciated, nonetheless. However once more, it is all in regards to the plot for me: I already really feel it has been Kingdom Hearts-ed – and I concern issues are about to worsen. Cynicism apart, although, I sincerely hope to be confirmed fallacious.
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