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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
    Great first part of the remakes, really Gors so much more in depth that when all the games are released it’ll be masterpiece that may surpassGreat first part of the remakes, really Gors so much more in depth that when all the games are released it’ll be masterpiece that may surpass the original. Expand
  3. Apr 29, 2020
    10
    Great game with one of the best combat system of the entire PS4 generation and a great pg's characterization
  4. Jul 19, 2020
    9
    Muito bom o jogo, gráficos e jogabilidade excelentes para a época, o fato de terem mudado um Pouco a história original achei excelente
  5. Apr 23, 2020
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The game is just shy of masterpiece, but it's early version still so it will definitely be polished through patches to perfection. The game is scored wonderfully, all being delicately remastered from the original soundtrack. The enemy designs have also been suitably polished, all being just as creepy, intimidating, or adorable as they should be. The game has been reworked to expand the original world to be tenfold the size as it would be, areas like the Sector 5 rooftops, which used to be three backgrounds and two minutes long, being expanded to an hour of traversal, combat, and dialogue. The action RPG battle style of XV and Kingdom Hearts has been brought to the game for a newer audience, seeing how turn-based has become a relic of the past outside of indie games. The ATB system having control over items, spells, and abilities can get a bit tense, especially when in high level encounters. But a bit of tension and challenge never hurt anyone (except your characters.) The only thing I have to say against this game is that some of the texture work needs fixing (the early version need for polish at the beginning.) In Final Fantasy XV, plates of food would show half-loaded textures for a few seconds, before switching to an HD rendering of your meal. Many environmental items look like those half-loaded textures. I do, though, have faith that these will be given a rework in a patch soon enough. Finally, and spoilers here, just play the beginning of Chapter 13. The plate has been dropped on Sector 7, and you find Barrett, looking Biggs, Wedge, Jessie, and Marlene. In this scene in the original, I hardly showed any emotion. It was a unfeeling text box talking about characters I didn't care about. But now, you care about Biggs, Wedge, and Jessie. They feel like characters now. Barrett is in tears, his voice broken, his spirit with it. The biggest, strongest, toughest looking guy on the team, is in tears for your friends, his friends, and his daughter. I cried. For the first time in years I cried with Barrett without an inch of restraint. This game, for it's up's, it downs, and it's Wall Markets, should be held in the highest regard for everything it will do for you, with you, and to you. And with that, I'd say it's but a hair's width from a perfect game. Expand
  6. Apr 11, 2020
    6
    Pros:
    - Stunning graphics, justifying the city of Midgar.
    - Some parts of the game were spectacular and fun. - Gameplay and the fighting,
    Pros:
    - Stunning graphics, justifying the city of Midgar.
    - Some parts of the game were spectacular and fun.
    - Gameplay and the fighting, although it was not ATB.

    Cons:
    - Boring side-quests.
    - Some parts of the main story felt like filler-content and where not that interesting.
    - 35+ hours was way to long.
    - The ending, turning a perfect story into metaphysical garbage.
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  7. May 7, 2021
    0
    This isn't a remake. Its a cash grab anime hack and slash thats very boring, linear and hand holds you the whole game. Do yourself a favourThis isn't a remake. Its a cash grab anime hack and slash thats very boring, linear and hand holds you the whole game. Do yourself a favour and grab the original for 10$ instead this. Expand

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