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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 17, 2020
    10
    I loved every bit of this game. If I were to gripe about anything it would be the ending. I felt the fans were led to believe this was aI loved every bit of this game. If I were to gripe about anything it would be the ending. I felt the fans were led to believe this was a remake of the orginal game with minor changes here and there. However it isn't. I definitely dont mind the changes either. Just didnt expect them. I have faith this team will come through and continue to make this game as great as the remake. Expand
  2. Apr 17, 2020
    10
    One of the most impressive video game graphics I have ever seen. FF 7 remake also has some of the best music arrangements I've seen from aOne of the most impressive video game graphics I have ever seen. FF 7 remake also has some of the best music arrangements I've seen from a video game. The game really feels immersive because of those aspects

    The combat just feels right and the story is very good. Like it a lot
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  3. 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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  4. Apr 13, 2020
    9
    An incredibly well(high)-pased game with an interesting battle mechanic and interesting plot. Att beautiful animations and game models and itsAn incredibly well(high)-pased game with an interesting battle mechanic and interesting plot. Att beautiful animations and game models and its definatly a 9 for me. I played the original back in the early 2000:s and was honestly not looking forward to playing the same game again (due to the excessive ammount of hours spent), but the remake is different enough in all aspects to make it super enjoyable, it is honestly difficult to put down the controller as there is always another
    GREAT battle around the corner.
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  5. Apr 13, 2020
    8
    Game is absolutely brilliant right up to the end. Game is still absolutely worth the play through.(spoilers ahead kinda!) Guessing the endingGame is absolutely brilliant right up to the end. Game is still absolutely worth the play through.(spoilers ahead kinda!) Guessing the ending is where the kingdom hearts director took over. I ultimately left the game with incredible uneasiness and worry for the future and unfortunately, that wont go away until the sequel. This is a beloved story and many have been wanting to experience that story again with the outstanding graphics, beautiful updated soundtrack and incredible combat system.

    To diverge that hard at the end feels unnecessary and unearned. Imagine watching Iron Man and right at the end you see a fight between Thanos and Tony. It doesnt belong there yet cause they hadnt built that up yet. Throughout the game we fought robots and regular enemies then in the end we fight the manifestation of fate? arent we getting more games to complete the story? i mean where do you go after fighting god? That is what FF has always been about in the end, but this game wasnt the end! If a story goes through multiple installments then you need to build up to the big fight throughout all those installments. Also it seems like the party is trying to escape the fate of the original story, but why? that was a good story. Sure it didnt all end with everyone alive and completely happy, but everyones arcs were completely fulfilled. why would they want to escape it?

    That is ultimately why I gave the score I did. May not be fair to lower this score due to a worry about future games, but that is the feeling I am left with. Not triumph, not looking forward to whats next. Just worried things will become overly convoluted and confusing like they are in Kingdom Hearts. FF7's story is already pretty confusing. I am not saying that it cant be done. That they cant diverge from the original and end up with a new fantastic story, but they are going against the an already beloved and fantastic story now. Messing with that can be dangerous as we have seen with other IP.

    I was looking forward to this one coming out and now im not sure if i want the next one if it messing with something i already love. I get the argument is that "they need to do something new cause the old one already exist," but to that I say its been over 20 years. How many times have we seen superman or spiderman remakes throughout the years even though those are the exact same story points. Each is shown slightly different but still hit all the beats we love. They could, and largely still can do that here and many would love it, probably more than they do this. Just please dont turn this series into another kingdom hearts with too many releases to keep up with and what can quite possibly be the most confusing story in history.
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  6. Apr 10, 2020
    6
    Un juego para los fans, no es un juego complejo es lineal, no esperes un RPG, este juego es fuerte en sus gráficos, y te hace recordar bien laUn juego para los fans, no es un juego complejo es lineal, no esperes un RPG, este juego es fuerte en sus gráficos, y te hace recordar bien la nostalgia del clásico, pero comprarlo en trozos y extensiones para alargar más las ventas, perder la base de un RPG lo mata, te recomiendo mejor verlo con tu stream favorito. Expand
  7. Feb 22, 2022
    0
    Great story, graphics, characters and gameplay. But the experience is completely ruined by terrible mini-games that are just there toGreat story, graphics, characters and gameplay. But the experience is completely ruined by terrible mini-games that are just there to frustrate players. The pull up game is the absolute worst. This shows a clear lack of standards by Square Enix. I have to give a low rating because this is unacceptable. Expand

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