Over the weekend Playstation held their Playstation Experience event. I’ve made it pretty well know that I am all about Xbox, but I do have respect for the other consoles as I grew up playing all of them. The games shown over the weekend for Playstation 4 were amazing, but of course when the Final Fantasy VII Remake was shown it got all my attention.
We first saw a trailer for the Final Fantasy VII remake back at E3, but during the event over the weekend we got to see gameplay and more cut scenes. Apparently since the Final Fantasy VII was first released in 1997, there have been some technological upgrades.
I keep watching this 2 minutes trailer, because there is so much detail in it I keep seeing new things. The environments shown give great detail about Midgar, and the wear and tear on the Buster Sword really show the battles it’s been in. If you know the history behind Cloud and how he got that sword then you know what I mean.
We see Barret and Cloud getting ready to fight a whole bunch of soldiers, but we only really see Cloud in action. The animation of his attack is the same, but with a significant upgrade to the graphics. The one thing that stays, which I’m glad about, is that it will be true turn based gaming. When fighting it does look like the recent Final Fantasy games, as far as camera placement, but what I really want to see are the actions other than the basic attacks.
No matter of who you were playing as in Final Fantasy VII, the goal was always to get your Limit Break meter filled and unleash an epic attack on one or all the enemies you’re facing. If there’s one thing about Final Fantasy that will never change, is grinding for hours do provide amazing results. Along with the better Limit Breaks you get as you level up, the summons you come across and collect are just as powerful. For me Knights of the Round was the one that did the most damage, especially in the final battle with Sephiroth.
Gamers may be able to play it first on Playstation 4, but soon after I’ll be playing it on my Xbox One and I can’t wait.