Despite the name, "Final Fantasy 7 Remake" is not just a remake of classic games. This is about reconnecting the whole beloved world.
This article will not cover any details, but will discuss the narrative method of Final Fantasy 7 Remake. The spoiler sensor should return later.
Compared with "Final Fantasy 7 Remake", "Final Fantasy 7 Remake" is undoubtedly a less lively game, but it may actually be a more evocative game, summing up the long-awaited fans This game. Reimagining and reassociating is the role of the game. This is the reason for its existence. It extracts content from the original game and uses it in a completely different context. Sometimes this will cause the scene to play exactly as you remember it, while others will cause minor changes and additions, and sometimes it will make things very different.
People's response to this is naturally mixed. Some fans like me are very satisfied with this idea. As we detailed in the discussion at the end of the spoiler, Kirk's feelings were mixed. Others are less painful and much less happy. In the past few days, I have read many forum posts and Twitter tributes. These fans are very deadly and very frustrated. But I do n’t think they have to. No problem with changes. In fact, I think this is absolutely necessary.
"Resident Evil 2" and "Resident Evil 3" try to sell themselves as a remake of the PS1 classic game, and the team behind FF7R is a combination of original game developers and young employees, they remember to play lazy happy time, obviously Knowing that it is impossible to make Final Fantasy 7 again. For the original FF7, the weird and beautiful "make-on-demand" development environment simply cannot exist in the modern large-budget development pipeline. The world has also changed-players know these characters and their stories, making the rhythmic twists and surprises obsolete. In the past two decades, the clue to storytelling is undoubtedly that the clues started with lovely rebels and terrorists.
Perhaps the most important thing is the people. Square Enix takes full advantage of the fact that many of the original staff will return for renovations, but these developers are still older, different, undoubtedly soften in some places, harden in other places, and often suffer from life fluctuations Uncertainty has affected the last 23 years. They have changed from Lu Dragon's young upstart chasing "Dragon Quest" into an industry leader and a senior politician.
Perhaps these things have led developers to the conclusion that even if they build games around modern game systems, it's boring to just remake what has been done. Therefore, in some places, they will turn around. In some areas, turning is much faster than in other areas.
This change in situation is important, and in this sense, FF7 Remake's marketing is not yet completely ahead, presumably because of fear of spoilers. This is not because FF7 Remake only covers the Midgar part of the original story, which is already clear. But by the end of the game, the subtle but important changes of the event will be superimposed, which means that when you leave Midgar for the first time, the state and tone of FF7 Remake at the end are very different from those in the original game.
The downside is that in many ways, the title is now more meaningful. Resident Evil 2 (Resident Evil 2) is very faithful and realistically reproduced from the original. For many people, the word reinventing is reminiscent of the idea of doing the same thing again, but the Oxford English Dictionary points out that reinventing the word can also mean doing different things. If this is as faithful as Resident Evil, it might be called "Final Fantasy 7: Part 1."
I am encouraged that this debate will continue to erupt online in the coming weeks. After the work is completed, it can be asserted that it is no longer the property of its creator, but the property of its fans. For properties as popular as FF7, the concept is more real. The final version of Final Fantasy 7 is that Square Enix ’s development team claims ownership of these classic characters, their world and story. This happened before the prequel of "Final Fantasy 7" and the sequel "Compilation", but fans have a "cold" clause for those projects. Isolated from the core game, they can ignore the added content if they wish. Retelling the games they love and the new products in the FF7 world, Remake is not so easily dismissed.
Although some fans will inevitably feel that any of these changes are short-range and frustrating-although some changes are more than others-I must say that I respect the decisions made by Kitase Yoshimoto, Tetsuya Nomura and his team. To understand the impasse, fans will try to use characters and similar stories to do something bold and different, especially when the elements that actually guarantee the reaction will never be too beautiful.
To be honest, what are the options? Gentle and safe remake, apart from the more beautiful visual effects like Disney's 2019 Lion King transformation, there is almost no new content? "Resident Evil" uses this simple method of remaking, partly because the game is a light coaster, and partly because of how many horror types you can get from switching perspectives and more realistic depictions. I think that for a 30-hour RPG that wants to make a complete series of games, more things may need to be done. For better or worse, FF7 Remake's later work has achieved this goal in more ways. It will be worth it even if it goes off track in a completely different direction in the future.
This is my opinion, maybe I am not too disappointed with the changes, because I was not interested in the remake at first, and I prefer to see FF do something new. But even so, for angry fans who have roared change, I still have to say: try to get cold. This is a new story and a reinvention – Does Final Fantasy mean more than reinvention? The series now no longer shoots its world and characters alone – in fact, it will constantly re-examine them. But this visit is at least ready to maintain the spirit of the series by doing different things.
The greatest gift is that we still have the original game. It was perfect at the time, and it is still great-completely unchanged, just begging to play. still.