In a time when the gaming industry is seeing a resurgence in the popularity of remakes and remasters, it's no surprise that one of the most beloved RPGs of all time, Final Fantasy VII, would get the remake treatment. First released in 1997 on the PlayStation, Final Fantasy VII was a game that changed the face of RPGs forever, and its influence can still be felt in games today.

With its complex and emotionally charged story, groundbreaking graphics and gameplay mechanics, and unforgettable cast of characters, Final Fantasy VII is a game that has stood the test of time and is still considered one of the best RPGs ever made. The question now is, can the remake live up to the legacy of the original?


The graphics in Final Fantasy VII Remake are some of the best seen in any game to date. The game's environments are incredibly detailed, and the character models are realistic and look great. The game's cinematics are also top-notch, and help to bring the game's story to life.


Final Fantasy VII Remake's gameplay is a mix of real-time action and strategic elements. The game's combat system is based around the Active Time Battle (ATB) system from the original game, but with some changes. The ATB bar now fills up slowly, or can fill up faster with certain attacks. Once the bar is full, the player can halt the action and use special abilities such as magic, items, and special moves. The player can assign these abilities to shortcut buttons, allowing them to play in real-time without pausing. Each ability uses up a segment of the ATB bar. The player can switch between party members at any time during battle. Each party member has their own individual skills, such as Cloud's close-quarters melee attacks and Barret's long-range distance attacks.

In addition to the game's combat, there is also a large focus on exploration. The game's world is fully realized and incredibly detailed. Players will spend a lot of time exploring the game's various environments and solving puzzles. The game also features a number of side-quests, which help to flesh out the game's world.


  • The game has been completely remade with real-time polygonal graphics, providing a more immersive and updated experience.
  • The story has been expanded with new character development and plot additions.
  • The combat system is a combination of real-time action and strategic role-playing, allowing players to customize their gameplay experience.
  • Magic and summons are available to use in battle, adding an additional layer of depth and strategy.
  • The game is the first in a planned trilogy of remakes, meaning that players can expect even more content in the future.


  • Some players may prefer the original game's pre-rendered graphics.
  • The real-time combat system may be confusing or overwhelming for some players.

Replay Value

Final Fantasy VII Remake is a long game and will take most players 40-50 hours to complete. The game also features a number of side-quests, which can add another 10-20 hours of gameplay.


Final Fantasy VII Remake is a great game and is a must-play for fans of the original game. The game features incredible graphics, great gameplay, and a huge amount of replay value.





Author: Square Enix