Something that has been teased about time and time again throughout the years, starting with a tech demo that was shared back in 2005. That’s 10 years ago folks! We were excited about what the new consoles could do then–now just wait for what they can do now. A remake of a classic RPG that won the hearts of many fans is finally making its way to a modern day console, 3 PlayStation models later since the game’s release in 1997.
Current rumors all point to Squaresoft waiting until 2017 to launch the game as it would be 20 years since the original‘s release, making for quite the anniversary. Kind of stinks to have to wait so long, but for those on Xbox One it may be a little worse, as it first it will only be available on the PlayStation 4 exclusively (it can be pre-ordered here).
So I hope you took advantage of the great sales stores had on the console during Black Friday. However, if like me you didn’t do so, then you will have to wait until the temporary exclusive release passes and they hopefully decide to expand to the Xbox from there.
The new game features some amazing graphics, a revamped soundtrack and some new features. One of the new features will include a new action-based battle system that looks similar to a lot of today’s action-RPG games (for some reason the game Devil May Cry burns its way into my mind as well). The new battle system may be something debated as there was nothing wrong with the one that was there before–Squaresoft really loves tinkering with these sorts of things. In fact, with all of the side stories and missions that FF7 had to offer with intense battle scenes, it will make this game feel completely different at times with the approach they have taken. Lets hope the new system is just as addicting.
Camera angles have also been changed up allowing for a more fluid interaction with the environment vs the fixed camera you had in the original game (that got somewhat annoying at times).