'Final Fantasy VII' - The Major Differences in the Original vs. the Remake [WATCH]

By Brandy on Dec 06, 2015 12:51 PM EST

Yesterday marked the release of the classic Final Fantasy VII port in the PS4 market place. Square Enix probably figures this to be the only way to placate fans as they work out the bugs on the upcoming remake of the famous 1997 original PlayStation game. Based on the two trailers that have been released since Square Enix announced the remake in June, you can already see some major differences. Most notably in gameplay.

The attack sequences of the original Final Fantasy VII were completely turn-based. If you are not an old school gamer, turn-based game play is exactly like what it sounds, each character and their opponents get to alternate turns attacking and patiently stand around waiting to be attacked. It is surprisingly awesome.

The most recent trailer was released Square Enix yesterday as well and seems to show a more streamline, modern version of virtual fighting. "I can't say the new game is completely action-based, but it has more of that element and real-time than the previous game," explains game producer Yoshinori Kitase in a "Fanal Fantasy VII Remake Conversation," video that was released with the latest trailer.

Another huge difference, is of course, the graphics. This is also one of the biggest reasons fans of the game have been begging for a remake. They want to play the game again, but they want to play it with better pixels. It seems our dreams may have come true.

In the "conversations" video, Kitase further expounds on how they went about making that possible: "The way we harnessed the power of the PlayStation 4 was to maintain the graphic quality of characters like Cloud, Tifa, and Aerith in the movie called Advent Children in our game, and this was the starting point. So, what we're aiming for with the Final Fantasy VII Remake is to have the same quality of these characters in real-time while playing the game, and this is only achievable with PlayStation 4."

Thank you PS4 Gods.

There are also going to be some minor story story changes, which have some fans up in arms. Other fans are excited by the idea of getting a game which embodies the spirit of the original Final Fantasy VII game without having to play the same exact game all over again. The best way to get an idea about these particular changes is to watch the first trailer that was released at Sony's E3 Press Conference earlier this year.

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