EM writes: For many non-fans, this Final Fantasy VII remake must seem like an absolutely baffling thing to be excited for. Even with the context of VII being one of gaming’s most beloved titles, Final Fantasy VII does not have the same clout as it did when it was first released in 1997. As with most popular titles, Final Fantasy fans began coming out of the woodwork to criticize the quality of the game, suggesting that players avoid it in favor of a more underrated title instead. Additionally, player trying the game out themselves on modern platforms such as Steam and PSN reported having a difficult time understanding the appeal of the dated, blocky, and poorly translated classic, with many of them unable to even complete the first three hours. With so many differing opinions on so many sides, it may seem like this level of hype is somewhat overblown. However, Final Fantasy VII, despite recent criticisms, is still a game players should very much be excited for.