It’s been a long time since the original Final Fantasy VII game was released on the Sony PlayStation game console on January 17, 1997 in Japan, September 7, 1997 in United States, and October 2, 1997 worldwide. In 2020 we will have that opportunity to experience and play with our favorite characters once again. With the initial release of Final Fantasy VII Remake scheduled for March 3, 2020, Our Avalanche hero’s Cloud, Barrett, Tifa and all of our favorite characters are back in all new and familiar story.
Just to give you a small history of Final Fantasy VII in its original PlayStation release. Let’s take a trip back in time to the year 1997, where our favorite characters started their journey and told us a story to which we have not forgotten for 21 years.
What was Final Fantasy VII like 21 years ago?
In one sentence, Final Fantasy VII was the most unforgettable, action packed, suspenseful, and romantic video game ever to be released for the Sony PlayStation. This game brought a lot of entertainment to the Final Fantasy franchise. It set the bar for all future Final Fantasy games ever to have been released after Final Fantasy VII.
During it’s time the graphics was unbelievable and outstandingly great. The way that Square Enix (Square Soft at that time) was able to pull the characters from in-game play to its cinematic sequences was truly amazing. The characters practically had square blocks for hands and very interesting dialogs with one another.
As you traveled the FF VII world, you were amazed at how amazing the details of the islands looked, how the game felt when the game transitioned from the world to the town, and how challenging the enemies and bosses were to defeat. Also, you had plenty of in-game puzzles to solve which would help you later in the game in defeating specific bosses.
What was the story plot of Final Fantasy VII?
Final Fantasy VII’s story plot started with an Ex-solder named Cloud Strife, who had just entered the city of Midgar, while riding on top of a train. Unable to remember who he was or how he came to be, he paired up with a group known as the Avalanche. The Avalanche group was known in Midgar as the enemy of a corporation known to its citizens as Shinra. Shinra was a corporation saved Midgar from its destruction by introducing a form of energy known as Mako.
The Avalanche had sworn to destroy all make reactors and fight back against Shinra to free all of its people from the evil corporation. However, little did they know that it was much bigger than what it was happening in Midgar. It was already happening all over the world. Just as well as their little secret of a special project known as the J.E.N.O.V.A project was in the works. Hence why Cloud Strife is on the search of knowing who he is.
How will it be different from Final Fantasy VII Remake?
The story of Final Fantasy VII will be retold but with a different twist from the original story of the game. Square Enix has not said much on what the full plot will be. But from the trailers we have seen. It gives us some hints as to what the story could be.
The only way we will know is to wait for its release and unfold the story of Final Fantasy VII in this modern world. The challenges we may face could be and will be familiar faces. Just as the challenges we may face could be different from what we faced in the past. Only time will tell.
What could we expect from Final Fantasy VII Remake?
Our expectations should be on the extreme amount of details in graphics this game will. Also, we should expect that it will live up to our expectations as a Final Fantasy VII game and not just a Final Fantasy game.
Only time will and after it has been released, we will be able to fully experience the modernization of Final Fantasy VII to its fullest. With the game expected to be released on March 3, 2020, our curiosity will only keep growing. May Square Enix live up to their promises on what Final Fantasy VII would be in comparison to its predecessor.
What gaming systems (consoles) will Final Fantasy VII Remake be available for?
As of now, the game will be available on PlayStation 4. If we get wind of the new PlayStation 5, it is likely that Square Enix will release the game on the next gen of PlayStation.
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