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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. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Jul 23, 2020
    100
    The legacy of the legend created a new legend. A Final Fantasy for the current generation of players from the veterans of video game history with an eternal glint of exceptionality. [Issue#303]
  2. Apr 6, 2020
    100
    Final Fantasy VII Remake is the best JRPG from Square since Final Fantasy VII. It takes a classic, carefully builds on it, and although certain changes made to the story may not be as well-received by all players, overall there's no denying that it's a massive success.
  3. Apr 6, 2020
    95
    Final Fantasy VII Remake is the piece that knew to blend the past with the present. What Square Enix has done is cause for celebration, as it has been able to fabricate everything we imagined and the vision we had of the original more than two decades ago. Easily, Final Fantasy VII Remake can give modern makers a lecture on how a remake should be done. The adventure that started in Midgar relives again and has surprised us again.
  4. Apr 6, 2020
    90
    Final Fantasy VII is an ambitious retelling that updates its systems and story for the modern era. The new battle system is fantastic and does a superb job of blending strategy and action. Additional stories and character moments are appreciated, and the way each character is portrayed is perfect. Some technical aspects could be better, but if future installments maintain this trajectory, we can all rest easy.
  5. Apr 6, 2020
    88
    Final Fantasy VII Remake is a great game, excellent, even, for today's standards. And for the most part, it is exactly what fans have been asking for during the past ten years. But the truth is that this isn't it; this isn't the game that was promised.
  6. Apr 6, 2020
    83
    A staggering reimagining of a genre touchstone, FFVIIR makes improvements upon the original in many areas but is similarly harmed by some uneven additions
  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 10, 2020
    10
    A greatful game 4ever in the history of videogames Congratulations Square enix
  3. Apr 10, 2020
    10
    Incredible run diving deeper in to character backgrounds. Very very much worth the buy.
  4. Jul 20, 2020
    9
    Estupendo gameplay, cómodo y fácil de aprender, muy adictivo superando a otras lógicas A-RPG (como las ya vista en la saga Kingdom Hearts). AEstupendo gameplay, cómodo y fácil de aprender, muy adictivo superando a otras lógicas A-RPG (como las ya vista en la saga Kingdom Hearts). A nivel gráfico es una maravilla, y a nivel narrativo se arriesga a re-imaginar la primera historia contada en el PSX. Es un juego que no se queda sólo en el "remake", sino que arriesga y propone una nueva perspectiva para abordar esta hermosa historia sobre clases sociales, política y ecología. Muy ansioso de esperar su segunda parte en la siguiente generación de consolas. Expand
  5. Apr 15, 2020
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Overall, I thought the game was fantastic. The story artfully reimagined (albeit with some hesitation regarding the final chapter). I actually didn't mind some of the more low res textures in the large sweeping background shots - it actually reminded me of the backgrounds in the original game and added to the nostalgia.

    The gameplay and music were fantastic. The elephant in the room, the ending: yes, it is significantly different and creates the potential for a completely new KH-esque story line going forward, but I remain cautiously optimistic that future installments will retain much of the storyline and charm of the original game.

    This game was absolutely masterfully remade, and up until the final chapter remained faithful to the original. For that I dont see how it could be rated anything less than a 7/10.
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  6. Apr 13, 2020
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I can't describe how conflicted I am with this game. The characters are fleshed out, the dialogues are amazing, gameplay is fun and the graphics are stunning, especially when you consider the hardware limitations of the PS4. BUT, they pulled a Kingdom Hearts. Until chapter 17 everything seems fine. Some parts are tedious but nothing game breaking. Sidequests are in most cases boring, assets are mostly copy and paste (I told myself because of the setting). Now to the huge elephant in the room: You see, in this game there were some lazy as **** designed spirit's. Those spirit's are manifestations of fate. Yes, good old fate. And fate doesn't want to change everything with the Final Fantasy 7 story. So you have to defeat fate, cause of reasons, and sephiroth is coming from a different timeline (of course) to change his fate. After you defeat fate, the future is unwritten and every event can change. Does Aerith die? Is Zac alive? Biggs is also alive for a reason?

    This is lazy writing with a Nomura-Style bull****. Change something if you want, but don't write lazy **** in the game to explain yourself for your decisions. No one needs that.at least be honest and say: it's a reimagined world with new event's at some point. Wait for a good sale and buy it for 30 bug's. It's an ok game but nothing game changing.
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  7. Apr 18, 2021
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Absolute Joke of a plot. So nonsensical its lost its humor. Is this what is popular among FF fans these days? Convoluted story lines, multiple timelines and versions of character, alternate universes? It feels like it was written by a manchild who thinks these things are still cool and has not had any real life experiences...

    SE are intentionally vague about who actually writes their nonsense stories. I loathe to bash Nomura again but who else in SE has had a body of work with as much nonsense as him? This games last two terrible chapters reeks of his Kingdom Hearts M.O.
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