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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 13, 2020
    10
    The best final fantasy game in a very long time. Even though it’s a remake of FFVII it still feels like a different game, and somehow for theThe best final fantasy game in a very long time. Even though it’s a remake of FFVII it still feels like a different game, and somehow for the better. Amazing! Expand
  3. Apr 21, 2020
    10
    It was everything I wanted in a game. I laughed, I cried. I felt like a kid again playing this game. There are certainly controversialIt was everything I wanted in a game. I laughed, I cried. I felt like a kid again playing this game. There are certainly controversial changes, but FFVIIR has established itself as a game to be reckoned with and made itself relevant again. I can't wait to see the direction of this wonderful series. Expand
  4. Jun 20, 2020
    9
    Easily the best game I've played this console generation. Not perfect, especially the ending, but still a must have for any fan of theEasily the best game I've played this console generation. Not perfect, especially the ending, but still a must have for any fan of the original as well as any newcomers who haven't played it before. Expand
  5. Apr 15, 2020
    9
    A great rendition of the original game with a few story elements changed. I am overall happy with how this was handled and can't wait for theA great rendition of the original game with a few story elements changed. I am overall happy with how this was handled and can't wait for the next entry. Thank you Square Enix for this long awaited return to FF VII Expand
  6. May 10, 2020
    6
    Final Fantasy Remake was eh to be honest. It’s fine for what it is but if you’re expecting a full game(or even full disc one of a full game)Final Fantasy Remake was eh to be honest. It’s fine for what it is but if you’re expecting a full game(or even full disc one of a full game) you’re going to be disappointed. Combat was great and the graphics were beautiful. But a lot of things didn’t render correctly, namely the sides of buildings. The world was huge for what you got but any hope of fleshed out story is overshadowed by meaningless fluff and filler meant to make a part of a part of a game seem like more than it is. Without spoilers, there is a lot that was changed for the better, like the ending. But it’s not what one would expect when they heard an iconic game would be remade. It seems like a money grubbing move from Square to release it in parts like a telltale game. A lot of people keep saying “it’s a big game would you rather wait ten years or play a part now? Hurr hurr.” As if that is an end all own. I’d rather have waited and played the full game at thirty-five or so instead of paying sixty bucks and using ninety gigabytes to get a partial game. Expand
  7. Jun 30, 2020
    0
    A game that graphically and mechanically is perfect. The settings and the narrative allow a complete immersion. A simply perfect title.

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