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  • Summary: Long ago, we looked upon a foreboding sky. The memory of the star that threatened all burns eternal in our hearts. In its wake came an age of silence. Yet with each fond remembrance, we knew those encountered were not forgotten, that some day we would see them again. Perhaps it was no moreLong ago, we looked upon a foreboding sky. The memory of the star that threatened all burns eternal in our hearts. In its wake came an age of silence. Yet with each fond remembrance, we knew those encountered were not forgotten, that some day we would see them again. Perhaps it was no more than wishful thinking. But after the long calm, there are the beginnings of a stir. The reunion at hand may bring joy, it may bring fear, but let us embrace whatever it brings. For they are coming back. At last the promise has been made. Expand
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  1. Negative: 0 out of 122
  1. Apr 23, 2020
    100
    The game flips the script on the very idea of nostalgia being the only guiding creative force behind a remake, making it another enemy to be slain.
  2. Apr 6, 2020
    100
    Regardless of your history with the original game, Final Fantasy VII Remake is an astounding achievement. The wait for its release was a long one, but in gameplay, story, characters, and music, it delivers--the wait was worth it. For first-time players, it's an opportunity to understand why Final Fantasy VII is held in such high regard. It's the chance to experience a multifaceted story that grapples with complex subject matter, be in the company of memorable characters, and be moved by their plight. For returning fans, this isn't the Final Fantasy VII your mind remembers, it's the one your heart always knew it to be.
  3. Apr 6, 2020
    95
    Final Fantasy VII Remake is an extraordinary game: not only as a magnificent reinterpretation of a classic, but also because of the courage instilled in its writing and perfect conception.
  4. Apr 6, 2020
    90
    Final Fantasy 7 Remake is one of the finest JRPGs in recent memory, setting a new benchmark for visuals and real-time combat in the series while managing to begin retelling one of gaming’s greatest tales in grandiose fashion. It’s just a crying shame we have to twiddle our thumbs and wait for the next chapter.
  5. CD-Action
    May 12, 2020
    85
    It’s more an adaptation than a regular remake and I’m OK with that. It’s also the best modern Final Fantasy – even if wordy and quite slow at moments [06/2020, p.34]
  6. Apr 6, 2020
    82
    Visually impressive adventure with gripping boss fights and a top-notch soundtrack, but also mechanical as well as with storytelling flaws.
  7. Apr 6, 2020
    60
    Final Fantasy VII Remake manages to balance the introduction of new concepts with faithfully recreations of the original game’s most memorable aspects, but it also unnecessarily pads out this first installment in a larger story with too much downtime between its most striking moments.

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  1. Apr 10, 2020
    10
    All the 0 rated reviews so far are people who failed to even understand what this remake project was. The remake is the first portion of theAll the 0 rated reviews so far are people who failed to even understand what this remake project was. The remake is the first portion of the original game due to how big the original game was. The developers really wanted to add to the experience that's why they've added so much more lore and events!

    The Remake has genuinely improved on the original by fleshing out the story and the characters especially! The music is something else too... some of the best arrangement I've heard in a long time!
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  2. Apr 12, 2020
    10
    Absolute 10 from me. All the original content from Final Fantasy VII is in the game, and the depth at which the original and new content haveAbsolute 10 from me. All the original content from Final Fantasy VII is in the game, and the depth at which the original and new content have been brought together is absolutely breathtaking. I hardly could put the controller down right after I got the game. Battle system is intense and thrilling, with great balance between speed and strategy. I'm a big fan of Final Fantasy and yet again Square Enix delivered. It's already hard to wait for the next part. Expand
  3. Apr 17, 2020
    10
    Probably one of my favorite RPG games of all time. Really like how the combat feels "heavy" and how the story really fleshed out. There areProbably one of my favorite RPG games of all time. Really like how the combat feels "heavy" and how the story really fleshed out. There are some minor technical issues, but overall awesome game Expand
  4. Jun 24, 2020
    9
    Buenísimo en todos los apartados, una lastima q no estén los combates clásicos por turnos
  5. Apr 22, 2020
    9
    *never played the original* the game was great the whole way through up until the last half of the final chapter. Then I was confused af.*never played the original* the game was great the whole way through up until the last half of the final chapter. Then I was confused af. Though after playing through the entire game again on hard mode I began to appreciate the story more. The game is mostly carried by the combat and the great characters, story isn't bad but I don't think they did enough to explain some things to new players before the end. But! The final half of the last chapter still felt really epic and if that was what they were going for, then they nailed that. So despite me being confused it was fun and I was kinda blown away.

    My other complaint is that there is nothing to do now, I've got the plat and every item etc. An extra dungeon or an endless wave challenge might have kept me busy for awhile. If anything the game told me to play the OG and I'm definitely here for the next installment, once again the characters are soo good I love them. The boss fights were top notch, music is a 10/10.
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  6. Apr 20, 2020
    6
    Ainda estou jogando, mas já estou bem decepcionado. Vamos ver até o final. Tecnicamente o jogo perde muitos pontos, texturas péssimas e npcsAinda estou jogando, mas já estou bem decepcionado. Vamos ver até o final. Tecnicamente o jogo perde muitos pontos, texturas péssimas e npcs com aspecto de PS2 assustam. Todo esse tempo pra entregar um jogo defeituoso desse? Expand
  7. Jul 8, 2020
    0
    I loved this game, And trying to figure out all the new mysteries. I was however a fan of the turn based combat more. the ending will alsoI loved this game, And trying to figure out all the new mysteries. I was however a fan of the turn based combat more. the ending will also blow your mind. Expand

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