Yeah, I know, I know. When it comes to anything we’re looking forward to, it’s best to keep your expectations in check. When you ride the hype train too damn hard, you only end up being disappointed. That being said, let’s go ahead and ride the hype train for Final Fantasy VII Remake. After all, this is a game we’ve been waiting for ever since they ran the PS3 tech demo back in 2005. At that point, it became clear that technology was ready to re-tell that classic story with updated graphics and gaming sensibilities.
So naturally, it’s 15 years later and it’s finally here. Or rather, it’ll be here this coming April 15. So, what are folks saying about it? Well, let’s point our attention to Yoshinori Kitase. Final Fantasy franchise fans will recognize the name. He not only directed the original Final Fantasy VII, but he also helmed Final Fantasy VI (another classic), Final Fantasy X, and the ever-famous Chrono Trigger. He is also acting as producer of Final Fantasy VII Remake.
Kitase recently spoke with PlayStation Magazine, and in their discussion, he expressed his overall excitement.
“As a result, the game that about to be born surpasses even my own expectations as the one who voiced the desire to take this endeavor on in the first place. In fact, the one who’s looking forward to playing this game the most right now might actually be me.”
Of course, Kitase is currently in the thick of it, so it’s not the biggest surprise in the world that he’d be singing the praises of his game. That being said, given his amazing cache of games, you can’t exactly discount anything he says either. He knows what he’s talking about and it’s hard not to your hopes up over his comments.
But that isn’t all there is to be excited about either.
As has been reported many times over, Final Fantasy VII Remake won’t actually cover the entirety of Final Fantasy VII, but rather around the first third of the game. This is the part of the story that takes place in the city of Midgar. But just because it’s covering a third of the game, don’t think we’re getting ripped off in terms of content.
Recently, there’s been a leak on Reddit of a supposed Korean version of the Final Fantasy VII Remake box art, and on it, it says it will take up 100 GB of hard drive space on your PS4. That means it’ll be on the same level of games like Red Dead Redemption II and The Last of Us Part II. Additionally, with all the extra content, Final Fantasy XV is roughly 100 GB as well (without the extra content, it’s around 40.5 GB). So, that means Final Fantasy VII Remake’s base game is WORLDS bigger.
Now that’s a massive game!
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