Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth: Accomplished and Impressive but not above Criticism

Digital Foundry delivers first impressions on Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth.

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Workshyskiver58d ago

Those rocks in Chapter 2 have to be a bug.

Redgrave58d ago

I'm not sure what this means because I'm avoiding exposure as much as possible, but is this similar to how the door looked in the first part (Cloud's room with the muddy improperly rendered texture) that wasn't fixed until Intergrade?

dumahim58d ago (Edited 58d ago )

Yeah, but there's a lot more. They're not getting into any story stuff and they're very limited on what they can show until launch.

Workshyskiver58d ago

They are rendering in what would be rough for a ps3 game never mind a ps5 game. It's so jarring with how nice everything else is so there's no way they are meant to be that low resolution.

FinalFantasyFanatic57d ago (Edited 57d ago )

I can no longer take this line seriously now that I've seen the pregnant Tifa image with this text.

fsfsxii58d ago

DF when a ps5 game is pushing technical boundaries: 👆🤓 the pixel subcount in the foliage outside the map is lacking
DF when a switch game runs at 2fps at 144p: ☺️ technical marvel

Blad3runner0058d ago (Edited 58d ago )

No idea why people pay attention to DF.

They always show/compare textures/graphical detail with stills, with a zoom level.

When you are playing a game at normal levels (No zoom) are you going to go up close to your monitor or TV and look at the pixel differences on that wall or that foilage? Of course not, you will be too busy playing the game to notice or bother.

DF are pointless for this very reason.

RaidenBlack55d ago

They point out stuff just so that devs can fix those in future patches, so that you, the consumer, can have the best experience.
Has happened multiple times. (Hence they also do follow-on videos, "state of x-game")
They're basically an extra QA team.
If you prefer to over look these issues, then you can always ignore the DF articles and videos and just play the game by using the physical disc(if it exists) without downloading the patches. Your call sir.

Umb58d ago

100% agree.
I remember during the PS3/360 era. More grass on 360 making that version surperior.
PS4/XBO, more grass on the PS4, is not that much of big advantage and does not take away how geat the XBO looks.
DF is full of it and their bias really shows, just look at the GT7 vs Forza comparison, talk about padding the Forza!
I watch NX Gamer on YT who seem to give a more balance view and calls a spade, a spade.

Good-Smurf58d ago (Edited 58d ago )

"Not above criticism"
Yep DF new golden boy is reaching again.

Barlos58d ago

Is any game above criticism?

That performance mode though. I appreciate it running at a pretty much solid 60fps but does it really have to look as low res as the cgi sequences in the original ff7? Come on SE, you can do better than this!

Ezio204858d ago

I am absolutely thrilled to see this game getting stellar reviews but graphics being not upto the mark is something I am seeing in many reviews (even the ones which have given great scores). I really hope SE ups their game in technical consistency for the final part of trilogy.

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Final Fantasy 7 Part 3 to Be "Curtain Call" for Newly Introduced Characters From Remake & Rebirth

According to the devs, Final Fantasy 7 Part 3 will be "curtain call" for some of the newly introduced characters in Remake and Rebirth.

-Foxtrot1d 5h ago

What about VII in general

It’s time to focus on other FF games rather than just FFVII

gold_drake11h ago

big nope haha

if they make newer 7 games woth the same quality they lut into reborth, im more than up for it.

newer titles will always be developed at the same time.

fsfsxii10h ago

Damn you always find something to complain about wtf

-Foxtrot10h ago

Hows that complaining? Not wanting something to be exploited forever and wanting other FF titles to be remade or get some love so their fans can enjoy it.

Got to love full on die hard trolls, fanboys and more being on here with no filter and yet you'll pick on me to complain about...

You got nothing to say other than to have a little bitch about me then take it to the PMs or f*** off

jambola10h ago

Think you hit a nerve 😂

fsfsxii10h ago

🤣🤣🤣 29315;🤣
Touch grass bro

Miraak82 10h ago

What are you talking about ?? xvi's 2nd dlc just came out and xiv's new expansion comes out in a couple months . They've been feeding us good . A triple dose of FF in a span of a few months which is basically consuming a majority of my gaming time for the rest of the year.

Inverno9h ago

People love safe sequels, then complain when publishers make nothing original. They've made 1 actual mainline sequel since 15, no clever spinoffs, people forget how many games they used to make during the PS1 and 2 days. Definitely time to move on from milking 7, end it on a high note.

Armyofdarkness8h ago

I agree. I love VII but this remake trilogy should be it. Please no crap like Advent Children or Dirge of Cerberus after this.

franwex3h ago

In 20 years we will get the remake of the remake of FF7. Looking forward to it.

Also, screw FF8, hehe.

MrNinosan2h ago

I mean, there is 1 studio working on VII content, and other studios working on XVII and other projects.

I want the VII games to keep coming til I die.
I mean, the last 20 years of Final Fantasy games has been good but none has been as good as VII Rebirth.

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XiNatsuDragnel21h ago

That'll be great if ps6 had a one disc edition using that new physical media format that was announced recently.

gold_drake11h ago

i think we'll get a collection for the next gen

XiNatsuDragnel10h ago

I hope so I heard of a pb disc announcement too so it'll be perfect but I know companies afraid of the power of physical media lol.