Final Fantasy VII Remake Demo Review: Expect Good Things
If you are a fan of JRPGs, you have probably heard of Final Fantasy VII, one of the most iconic and beloved games of all time. Released in 1997 for the PlayStation, it revolutionized the genre with its stunning graphics, engaging combat system, and mature themes. It also spawned a huge franchise that includes spin-offs, sequels, movies, and merchandise.
Now, after years of anticipation, Final Fantasy VII Remake is finally here, or at least part of it. This game is not a simple remaster or a faithful recreation of the original, but a complete reinvention that expands and reimagines its story and gameplay for modern audiences. It is also planned to be a series of episodes that will cover the entire saga of Final Fantasy VII.
The first episode, which focuses on the events that take place in the city of Midgar, was released in April 2020 for PlayStation 4. However, before that, Square Enix released a free demo that lets you play through the first chapter of the game, which is about an hour long.
We played through this demo several times on different platforms and settings, and we are here to share our impressions with you. In this review, we will tell you what Final Fantasy VII Remake is, what the demo includes, what we liked and didn’t like about it, what we hope to see in the full game, and some FAQs that you might have.
So without further ado, let’s dive into this amazing adventure!
What is Final Fantasy VII Remake?
Final Fantasy VII Remake is an action-RPG that retells the story of Final Fantasy VII with new graphics, gameplay mechanics, characters, and plot elements.
The original game follows Cloud Strife, a former soldier who joins a rebel group called Avalanche that fights against Shinra, a powerful corporation that drains the planet’s life energy for its own gain.