Final Fantasy VII Remake Will Make Changes To The Game's Gameplay and Story

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The biggest story of this year's E3 was that Square Enix has finally started developing what fans have been asking for: a Final Fantasy VII remake, not a re-release or re-mastering, but a full remake for the Playstation 4 and other platforms. Although an exciting trailer was revealed during Sony's press conference, we still have no idea what kind of changes they'll make for the new version.

Obviously, the new Final Fantasy VII will have much better graphics, but according to producer Testsuya Nomura, the remake will be much more than an aesthetic makeover:


"I can't get go into details, but this is not a simple remake. Let's say for argument's sake that we only pretty up the graphics for current gen hardware, I don't think that would surpass the original version.

"The original version is a game that came out in 1997, and if you look at it today, you can feel how dated the graphics and the game system are. We haven't shown any gameplay yet, but since we're updating them quite a bit, please look forward to that."

That's great to know that the battle system is getting an overhaul, and I wouldn't complain if they scrap off the obsolete turn-based mechanics. Final Fantasy XV's battle system looks more spectacular and the gameplay is much smoother, so I hope the remake will get the same treatment. So what about the story? Apparently, that's being revamped as well.

"Since we now formally revealed Kazushige Nojima's name for the scenario, there will be more plot devices in the story, so I think you can also look forward to that."

New plot lines maybe? Do you think they'll ruin Final Fantasy VII's epic story fans cherish?

What do you think about the proposed changes for the remake?

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(Via Kotaku)