Report: Final Fantasy VII Remake Will Have ‘Dramatic’ Combat Changes

by Mike Futter on Jul 30, 2015 at 10:49 AM

At E3 this year, Square Enix fulfilled the dreams of many gamers by announcing a remake of Final Fantasy VII. At the same time, we already knew about a port of the original version, which would seemingly be obviated by a remake.

In the latest issue of the Official PlayStation Magazine (by way of GamesRadar), director Tetsuya Nomura suggests that things are changing for the new version. Specifically, he cites “dramatic changes,” (but not so drastic that the game is unrecognizable).

You can read more on Nomura’s quotes at GamesRadar and in the current issue of Official PlayStation Magazine. For more on the Final Fantasy VII remake, you can read our thoughts about what should (and shouldn’t) be included.

[Source: GamesRadar]


Our Take
While the active time battle system was a great fit for the time, the Final Fantasy VII remake is an opportunity for Square Enix. The upcoming PS4 port provides the context for a reimagining or re-envisioning of the gameplay.

I don’t expect drastic changes to the story, like a certain character living until the end. But I do suspect that this will be viewed as a chance for Square to realize the beloved narrative in the context of innovations that have been made since.