Final Fantasy VII Remake's full intro cinematic revealed, sets tone for ecoterrorist saga

Written by Jon Sutton on Fri, Feb 14, 2020 12:38 PM
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It’s easily forgotten in this day and age but Square Enix has long been the gold standard for cinematic cut-scenes, right from back in the glory days of the PlayStation and the early adoption of disc media. With Final Fantasy VII Remake, it looks as if they’re back with a bang.

The full five-minute opening movie for Final Fantasy VII Remake has been revealed, setting the tone for Midgar’s fall from sun-dappling metropolis to a coughing and spluttering two-tiered hellscape.

In what is still one of the standout videogame warnings of climate change, the very life-force of the planet is drained of its Mako energy by the Shinra Electric Power Company, killing the planet in pursuit of capitalist goals. It was a good job people weren’t moaning about the mere mention of politics in games media in 1997 because they’d have been frothing at the mouth about the tale of eco-terrorists sticking it to a megacorporation which wields absolute control over a puppet government. For now, Final Fantasy VII Remake at least hasn’t attracted that lot’s wrath just yet.

The moment that title card drops for the first time is a real spine-tingler. As far as remakes go, Square Enix is truly pulling no punches here. Look at this and then look at Warcraft 3: Reforged and there really is no comparison. The original FFVII is still a great game to play so just resorting to a fresh lick of paint was never going to be a massive draw; instead Square Enix has gone all-in on a total re-imagining, a move which will hopefully pay off in the long run.

Final Fantasy VII Remake comes to PlayStation 4 on April 10th, 2020. Sony looks to have stumped up the cash for a year of exclusivity so look out for a FFVII Remake on
PC and Xbox in April 2021.

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08:11 Feb-25-2020

Playing this on the PS1 back in the 90s... what an adventure that was. I remember thinking at first that i couldn't take these blocky troll dolls seriously, but the story wiped that away fast. Now we can see it fully realized. Glad they waited until the graphics got this good to do it again.

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15:07 Feb-14-2020

I literally teared up when the Aerial shot revealing FF7 Remake Title popped up in the trailer. this is such a nostalgic game to me and I played the original PC port, tht came out in 1998 by Eidos on my first win XP PC when I was like 10 years old in the year 2008...(contd)

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15:14 Feb-14-2020

I got the disc in a second hand shop and picked the game on just seeing the cover art. back then this one aspect of games tht is somehow lost today is the amount of content thts never shown to u abt a particular game and when I bought a game, it was just by looking and observing the box it was packed in. when I played the game, I was struck by surprise, happiness and with immense curiosity to play more. this awesome feeling I had it in small doses when playing some of the games of today, except for NieR Automata which gave me tht same feelings I felt when I was playing a game as a 10 year old. the same feeling of surprise, happiness, and curiosity to play...(contd)

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15:19 Feb-14-2020

Yeah I sort of miss the days when all you knew about a game was seeing a handful of tiny screenshots, meant the whole thing was a big surprise.


And yeah, that title sequence in the trailer is incredible, got me hyped. Still curious how many parts they intend this game to be...

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15:35 Feb-14-2020

I guess probably until the paradise town before u go to Mt Corel. the Jenova boss fight revealed in one of the trailers is wht my guess is based on and we fight Jenova for the first time in a ship which we take from Junon town with all members in the party before reaching the paradise island. I expect the first part of the remake to atleast complete half of Disc 1 from the original game.
If Square has changed the stuff, then its a different story and the first part can be upto the Shinra HQ escape.

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15:24 Feb-14-2020

I really enjoyed FF7 back then as a kid and yeah at a time when I never had a internet, a powerful PC, or access to info on games. I just picked stuff tht looked appealing to me. this was my first FF game and FFXIII series was probably my second FF game tht I liked after I got my 970 and a new CPU. After tht I played the older FF games on their native console ROM's with patches on emulators, then X, X-2, XII Zodiac Age on PC and finally the recent FF game FFXV Windows Edition.
Now I will be playing the remake of my first FF game in a year on PC where it all began and man this feeling is something else. I hope to finish my trophy run of the OG FFVII on steam as soon as possible.

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15:58 Feb-14-2020

I'm about 10 hours into FFXV after it came to PC Game Pass and it seems pretty good? I always got the impression people were quite down on it but I like the road-trip vibe and the blending of fantasy/realism.

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17:37 Feb-14-2020

Well the issue with the game is the way the second half of the story pans out. the game was evidently incomplete when it came to the main story, and the main ending tht u will witness by playing the game is a rushed one and this is wht got the game a lot of hate when it came out (the second half especially until the ending)
The devs tried fixing other aspects of the game's story like giving DLC's for the other bro's, with patches,..etc but after the director left, it was abandoned along with the set of planned DLC's called dawn of the future (contd..)

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17:39 Feb-14-2020

These set of DLC's were like a wht if scenario and would have picked up from the second half itself.(from where the game's story goes downhill) The events in these DLC's act like an alternate reality of sorts, focusing on the perspective of other main characters, and a wht if secanrio, if some key characters made different decisions or choices. then wht could have happened. A new reality and a new ending perhaps.


If the devs could have released the DLC's as planned, this game would have been one of the best FF games ever and even though all of it could have been through patches, and episodic DLC's, the complete story experience tht u got from all this would have been enough to remove all the hate for this game.
I have kept it spoiler free as possible.. do let me know once u finish the game.

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13:08 Feb-14-2020

If nier automata managed to bring out teenage feelings long buried, overcome and forgotten ... Final Fantasy 7 is not the trigger but the very memory of those feelings. And yes, I give thanks, times have changed, we have changed, like a river, and we don't need to face a personality to be defined under an emo personality, mixed loving feelings, true ideals without corrupting. But although we do not need it and for us this is an orgy of nostalgia and tears, I am very happy that this will reach the current generations. In his language, in now, with the needs of now. It makes me happy to know that people like my nephews and maybe my own children in a few years, can enjoy this timeless masterpiece.

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13:09 Feb-14-2020

And yes, as a recalcitrant thinker I know perfectly well that I speak of this as putting it on a par with the great works of universal literature and philosophy, but I do. It is not Nietszche, nor Ortega, nor Camus nor Hesse. But ff7 is a experience that deserves set lived at least once in a lifetime.

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13:13 Feb-14-2020

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