Final Fantasy 7 Remake

Today’s the day that the FF7 remake was originally scheduled to release prior to the delay until next month and now that the bombing mission demo was finally released to the public (officially, at least) yesterday, I couldn’t be more hyped for it. I preordered my copy a long time ago bc I absolutely knew I was going to get it and I had enough confidence in it to buy it many months in advance and playing the demo myself really confirmed all of my possible hopes for it.
I really like how they managed to extend the very short opening sequence into a somewhat lengthy one with much more character development early on, especially for the AVALANCHE members who didn’t really get the chance to get some in the original. The battle system was also a really pleasant surprise for me. I enjoyed how it was Kingdom Hearts-esque in the sense that it’s a bit of a button masher with dodging and blocking in between attacks as needed, but command spam is prevented through the ATB system, making their uses require some thought into them. Plus, the different character playstyles and seamless character swapping mid-battle really adds some extra variety and depth to it as well.
Has anyone else played the demo or is planning on picking it up next month? I really can’t wait for it to come out and I’m even tempted to jump in on the super obvious marketing ploy of buying candy bars for the Tifa PS4 theme and other DLC lol.

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I plan on watching my fav streamers play it. After hands on playing the FF with Noctis, I kinds stopped playing any FF due to emotional trauma.

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I’m honestly really desensitized to all the major plot points (although my memory of discs 2 and 3 of the original are a bit fuzzy) by now, but I’m still interested to see how they’ll manage to make the well over 2 decades old story have the same impact it once had. I do think that everything being way more fleshed out is going to help though. Didn’t really feel as much as a ton of others for Aerith in the original (mainly bc I kept her benched out of the obvious prior knowledge) but I feel like I might more this time around with her having a more prominent role.

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