Final Fantasy VII Remake hands-on: Already feels like the one for jaded JRPG fans - Ars Technica

Ars Technica: “World-premiere demo adds enough new ideas to rekindle my teenaged FFVII interest.”

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CobraKai34d ago

It’s been a looong time since I was this excited for Final Fantasy. It helps that 7 was my first experience with RPGs

Babadook734d ago

Same here on both counts.

forkymental34d ago

I was a freshmen in high school when the original released. My cousin loaned it to me insisting I give it a try. I was hesitant at first, but then figured "what the hell, can't hurt to try it and see what all of the fuss is about". My mind was blown. The first day with it completely changed my taste in video games. Up until then I was primarily adventure type games, and horror games like Resident Evil. I'd never seen anything like FF7 before. The story was amazing, and it's the first game that made me genuinely care about the characters. And like a lot of other gamers, that heartbreaking scene in the forgotten city was a firm punch in the gut. No other videogame or even movie got that type of reaction out of me before.

CobraKai33d ago

I was the same way. It was all adventure/fighting games until FF7. It’s funny cuz I used to not care about RPGs at all, and after FF7, my eyes opened up to a whole new experience that I’ve been missing out on.

Monkeysmarts34d ago

Totally agree, although my first experience with FF goes back to SNES days. Legitimately have not been this excited for a FF game since probably FF9.

As an aside, the battle system looks like what I imagine a 2019 version of Chrono Trigger would be. I had doubts about them transitioning FF7 from essentially a turn based battle system to a free roaming action style, but it looks like they’ve hit a great balance. Some folks may not like it but I think it looks great so far.

Godmars29034d ago

Someone knows nothing of truely jaded JRPG fans I see...

nommers34d ago

Those that do are trying to forget.