'Final Fantasy VII Remake' is a solid lesson in how to update a genre-defining classic

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'Final Fantasy VII Remake' is a solid lesson in how to update a genre-defining classic

I have not played Final Fantasy VII.

Up until recently, all I knew of the 1997 PlayStation game was that there’s a spikey-haired man named Cloud who carries a comically oversized sword and fights Sephiroth, a “one-winged angel” who loves leather and hates hair ties. Accompanying Cloud is Tifa, a woman who has heard of hair ties but doesn’t know how to use them, and Aerith aka Aeris, who’s like Mimi from Digimon but with more steel inside her.

Armed only with this knowledge, I jumped into 2020’s Final Fantasy VII Remake curious to discover the world which captivated so many over two decades ago. I don’t have the benefit of nostalgia buoying me and can’t say I fell head over heels for the characters. However, there’s absolutely no… Read More

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