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Final Fantasy 7 Remake's New Twist Was Just What The Story Needed

DualShockers Writes "The remake of Final Fantasy VII brought a classic story to a new audience, though there's no question it deviated from that original story quite a bit. One of the most controversial of these deviations was the fate of the character Zack Fair–specifically that he's revealed to be alive in the Remake when he was presumed dead in the original."

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MadLad72d ago (Edited 72d ago )

I don't know about 20, but I know Dragon Quest VIII, FFXII, and Persona 3 are my top 3.

No particular order. Not a huge JRPG guy, but these hit it home for me.

MadLad71d ago

Welp. Somehow this ended up in an entirely different article lol

curtain_swoosh71d ago

haha yeh happened to me too, but i definitely agree with dq8 and persona 3 xD
not necessarily my top 3, but they're pretty good games

masterfox72d ago

If they managed to keep Aerith alive the whole story all the way to the end, SE did a good job for this Remake well at least for me, Intergrade for the PS5 was an stunning experience 10/10 no effing doubt!!!!, so glad I waited until the PS5 version :D

Rebel_Scum71d ago

She has to die so that others may live friend.

MrNinosan71d ago

There might be other ways, we don't know until the trilogy has reached it's end.
Right now, we don't even know about any meteor.

TricksterArrow71d ago (Edited 71d ago )

She already died, though. FFVII already happened, this is a new reality, a sequel, that is, admittedly, setting up for her death from the beggining (Cloud has a vision of her dying the moment he sees her, she says to him "do not fall in love with me" and "everyone dies eventually"), they can either follow through with it or not, in any case the elimination of the fates is hinting that ANYTHING is game now, including Zack being alive. We have to wait and see.

curtain_swoosh71d ago

she has to die because of holy.
this whole "she has to live" is bs.

CrimsonWing6971d ago

Why would you want them to throw out one of the most important and impactful part of the story?

Yui_Suzumiya71d ago

Never played the original or remake of VII but a friend of mine did the voice of Aerith.. Briana White

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goldwyncq71d ago

Zack should stay dead. FFVII is about Cloud, not him, and resurrecting Zack from the grave completely misses the point of his character.

lucian22971d ago

You do know ff7re is a sequel right!? Not a remake. The name. Remake is more of what sephiroth is trying to do, that sephiroth is the one from after advent children. At this point sephiroth shouldn't even be active until cloud gets the black materia.

The game is completely a sequel.

goldwyncq71d ago

That doesn't change the fact that Zack should still stay dead. Resurrecting him is a mistake.

Hofstaderman71d ago

I like to think of the Remake as an alternate timeline.

dumahim71d ago

That's what's throwing me off about all this. Zack is alive? Did I miss something? It seemed to me at the end of Remake something happened and kind of multiversed themselves to a different reality. Zack being alive during the events of the games seems problematic.

shinoff218371d ago

I simply disagree with the author. While I do like ff7 remake. I'd much prefer if they just would've left it alone and did a real remake and just updated the graphics. Maybe throw in a few new things but not change the whole game. I also prefer the old battle system. Not the in your face action stuff

MrNinosan71d ago

You mean a remaster?
You can use mods on PC to achieve that.

I would've been disappointed if it was the exact same game with just better graphics and voiceacting.

shinoff218370d ago

Do those mods make it look like ff7 remake graphically. Mods don't as far as I've found so naw your wrong dog.

Good for you then

CrimsonWing6971d ago

@MrNinosan

I think he means a Remake like the Last of Us Part 1 Remake or Demon’s Souls Remake or Shadow of the Colossus Remake. Where it’s a 1:1 Remake but built from the ground up.

shinoff218370d ago

That's pretty much where I was at with my statement.

Like I even admitted I do like what they've done. I'm a Sci fi nut so it fits my interests. Just don't like the actiony battle system. I can play it for sure. I'd gladly take what they're doing but as ff7 being one of my favorite games. I was 12 13 when this came out originally. This i mean the og ff7. I'd love to see a 1 to 1 remake.

ShwaaMan71d ago

Strongly disagree. I loved the game EXCEPT for that, and I am very concerned where they might take it. Totally unnecessary, don’t ruin a good thing.

MrNinosan71d ago

Final Fantasy VII is still around and won't go anywhere.
If you don't like the sequels, there is no need to play them.

MadLad70d ago (Edited 70d ago )

People wanted a remake for a long time. Why is it weird there's a large amount of people that were unhappy that it was more a reboot than anything?
I don't like the new action based combat. I don't like them changing around the story. I just wanted a modern looking version of the original game with nice visuals.

A lot of people feel the same. Even if the game is well regarded in general.

SenorFartCushion71d ago

It’s not a remake of FF7. The game’s title is called remake I.e “remake the past.”

goldwyncq71d ago

It's both. They want to tell a new story under the guise of a remake without changing most of what already existed before. Square already confirmed that all locations and major plot points in the original FFVII would still be covered.

KingKelloggTheWH70d ago

Same boat. The attempts at adding a twist where just not good

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