Game News Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth: open world, content, scenario… Players’ high expectations!
With the latest information regarding Final Fantasy 16, we weren’t expecting to hear about the Final Fantasy 7 Remake sequel anytime soon. And yet, the original game recently celebrated its 25th anniversary with a dedicated event… The occasion was unmissable for the long-awaited sequel to the remake and it was therefore there. Something to wake up the expectations of FF7 Remake fans, which we have collected for you!
With millions of sales and rave reviews, Final Fantasy VII Remake has had a profound impact on the FF ecosystem. By reaching both fans of the original game and the uninitiated, the title broke Square Enix’s records and expectations. So right after the release of FF7 Remake, everyone was already wondering when the sequel would arrive. The developers had indeed chosen to cut the initial game into several parts, the first stopping at the gates of Midgar. We expected to see the sequel in 2024, or even 2025. But Square Enix gave us a nice gift for FF7’s anniversary: a trailer and a release window closer than expected for Final Fantasy VII Rebirth. It is during the winter of 2023 that we will be able to find Cloud and his gang to follow their new adventures. A news that has enchanted more than one and that opens the door to the craziest theories and expectations, but also to some concerns.
Kingdom Hearts scenario or back to basics?
If on the gameplay side, Final Fantasy 7 Remake no longer has much to prove, this is not necessarily true in terms of the scenario. The developers took big liberties with the original story. If some had a hard time getting used to it, others appreciated the surprise effect and expect to be at least as much with this Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth. This is particularly the case of FrantzRogeon on Twitter : “Obviously I wouldn’t be against the sequel being a replica/remake of the original game, but what they teased/started at the end of the 1st excites me a lot too. I really like the idea of not knowing where it’s going.” An opinion shared by cyanh who hopes “a revamped and somewhat different story from the original spirit”.
But players are actually divided on this. Others are indeed reluctant to the idea that the developers change the initial scenario a little too much. Thereby, numb_ereleven worries about the potential absence of a particularly defining moment for players in Final Fantasy 7. Many of them are also afraid of discovering a scenario that is too complex and sometimes a bit far-fetched, like Kingdom Hearts: “please not too much meta in the scenario”thus tells us jadenicolas1. Unfortunately for them, the short trailer unveiled during the event suggests a story as enigmatic as it is complex, as Tetsuya Nomura likes them.
Open world and XXL content
Basically, there are many concerns. But on the form, the players remain quite confident. Some, like JulianMdtt, do not expect much from the game on this side, except to maintain the level of FF7 Remake. The novelties on the gameplay and structure side would therefore only be a simple plus. Others still want a game with a little more scope. Whether AlbashRide hope for more freedom, Damien Mouniama imagine a sequel where we could recover the levels acquired during Remake, while numb_ereleven would like more ancillary and level content end game. On this, the balance is not easy to find, since some have also pointed to unnecessary side quests that are already too numerous in FF7 Remake.
Overall, players hope to find the unique combat system that made Final Fantasy 7 Remake so successful. The desired novelties are therefore limited to small additions or returns of significant elements of the original game. Whether Ganeshtwo therefore hope for the arrival of Vincent Valentine, Binome7 already sees himself spending hours at the Gold Saucer (amusement park allowing you to play many mini-games). Note that some would also like Rebirth to offer a higher difficulty from the first game. As a reminder, the hard mode of FF7 Remake only unlocks once the main story has been completed at least once.
-Vincent Valentine, finally?
-larger open world
-new connections to Crisis Core
– new materials (?)
That’s more or less for me
— Ganesh 2022 (@Ganeshtwo) June 17, 2022
A real PS5 game
One of the game’s promises, according to its director Naoki Hamaguchi, is to take full advantage of the PS5’s capabilities. (on which the game will be released as a temporary exclusive). It is therefore not surprising to see players expecting a lot from it technically speaking. passion_flo had been disappointed with the overall quality of FF7 Remake, which was too uneven. So he hopes “a technique worthy of the release year on 100% of the game”. Note that the players had, at the time, pointed the finger at the interGRADE version because it only half took into account the particularities of the PS5. If Hamaguchi assured that this version served as training for the developers for a 100% PS5 Rebirth, it is not surprising to see players worrying about it.
But the idea of a “real PS5 game” is something to displease some, who above all hope for a real next-gen game that will be deployed on other platforms once the period of temporary exclusivity has passed. Like its predecessor, Rebirth should therefore arrive on PC several months after the game’s release on PS5. But when it comes to Xbox consoles, there’s plenty to worry about. KursedMan thus raises a legitimate expectation: to see the game land on the Microsoft ecosystem. Unfortunately, the console exclusive may well stay with PlayStation for a little while…