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I been wanting to do this unboxing post way back in April, but due to work, coronavirus and family stuff, my life has been busy. I also got preoccupied in the recent game of Final Fantasy VII Remake. Besides this, I am here to talk about the game’s package and what version I got. If you have been keeping up with the news I been writing, Square Enix released information on the pre-order bonuses of Final Fantasy VII Remake. There are three versions in which fans can either get the standard, deluxe or the expensive 1st Class Edition. Knowing that I wanted this game when it was first announced, I settled for the deluxe edition; it had many goodies than the standard, but it was also affordable than getting the game over $100. The deluxe edition comes with the game and standard case, a steelbook case with Sephiroth on the cover, a mini soundtrack from the game, DLC such as a Chocobo Chick and Cactuar and an artbook. Depending where you buy it from a retailer, you also get some exclusives. I went ahead and pre-ordered at my GameStop which a tin box and a Shinra keycard replica.
I don’t collect steelbooks often, but they are pretty cool to have. I have a Kingdom Hearts III, Final Fantasy XV, Dissidia Final Fantasy NT and God of War. When you get the case for Final Fantasy VII Remake, you get to have Sephiroth on the cover and on this inside, there are two slots in which you can put you game discs in it. The inside has a picture of Cloud staring at the Shinra Reactor.
The artbook is pretty cool since it does show the designs on the characters and enemies. I am not going to show everything since I don’t want to take up space on the memory. The soundtrack is pretty small. It only comes with 12 tracks from the game.
Last but not least, we have the keycard. The tin box is small, but pretty shiny. The front of the card has the title and logo of Final Fantasy VII Remake and on the back has the ID number and the Shinra logo. If you are wondering, the ID card number does nothing. I was curious and I tried to see if I can use it for an exclusive DLC code since it has the same number digits as a PSN code. However, it doesn’t do anything. This is just something to have and pretend as if you are either a Shinra worker or an Avalanche member trying to sneak into the base.
So this what it looks like if you get the deluxe edition. Did you get this edition too or did you get something else?
Wikipedia describes it:
The plot of Last Order encompasses two events that occurred before the main events of Final Fantasy VII. One storyline revolves around the Nibelheim scenario that focuses on Zack Fair, Cloud Strife, Sephiroth and Tifa Lockhart. The other event follows Zack and Cloud as they run from the megacorporation Shinra. The OVA cuts back and forth between these two flashbacks, linked by the narration of Turk leader Tseng and his reflections on the Nibelheim event. Originally meant to focus on Zack, Last Order highlighted Tseng’s feelings and position in the Shinra company, as well as his moral values.
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(This review may contain slight spoilers. I will also be focusing on the PS4 version.)
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Greetings gamers! I hope everyone is excited for next week because the upcoming video game Final Fantasy VII Remake game will released all over the world in April 10th for PS4. With all this announcements and updates, Square Enix has released one last trailer for this game. The final trailer showcases the game’s epic moments as Cloud and his friends fight Shinra in the city of Midgar. Whether you are a new or old fan, players will be able to relieve the events of Midgar and experience something entirely new. Are you planning to get this game?
We are one week away for the release of Square Enix’s long awaited video game remake of Final Fantasy VII. While most people already have the game in the Europeon and Austrailan country, they probably already know about the game’s memory capacity. If you think Red Dead Redemption 2 was big, Final Fantasy VII Remake will change your mind. According to IGN, the upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake video game will have up to 100GB. In a interview with the developers, gaming news USgamer asked Square Enix why does this game have 100GBs. FFVIIR co-director Naoki Hamaguchi states this:
“Rather than thinking about repurposing standard assets for individual locations, like the Slums or the Shinra Building, we decided to build each location using unique assets to achieve the quality desired for [Final Fantasy 7 Remake].”
In short, as the player explore Midgar (the main setting for this game), the location such as the Slums and the Shinra Reactor buildings will be unique in features and appearances as opposed to reusing the same assets. Instead of recycling the same asset for different parts of the town, each location will appear different than the other and making them feel unique. Hamaguchi also comments that this will also affect the game’s characters and background music. This game wants players to explore Midgar and experience every part of the location and see the uniqueness.
If you didn’t know, Final Fantasy VII Remake will be an episodic retelling of the classic Final Fantasy VII game. This one will focus on Cloud and his friends in Midgar.
We are one month away until the official release of Final Fantasy VII Remake, but Square Enix was kind enough to let us play a quick demo of the game. This demo won’t carry any items to the official game unlike the Platinum Demo from Final Fantasy XV where players are given the chance to name the summon Carbuncle. However, in a tweet, players who downloads the demo before May 11th will be given a free PS4 theme.
Can you guys believe that we are finally going to be getting a Final Fantasy VII game in HD and a whole new makeover? When it was first teased in an old E3 convention, Sony showed the power of the PS3 of what would happen if they did a PS3 remake of Final Fantasy VII. This made fans wanting this game and it took years for the idea to become a reality. Square Enix later confirmed that Final Fantasy VII will be remade and it will episodic for the PS4 instead; however, it is unknown for what plans does Square Enix have since this exclusive title will last until 2021. Regardless, We finally get the chance to taste test Final Fantasy VII Remake and we get to see if this is a hit or miss.
Impression: Avalanche iconic mission
The demo begins just like the classic game where you, as Cloud, must help the Avalanche team infiltrate Shinra’s Mako Reactor 1 bombing mission. The demo only goes on all the way to the Scorpion Sentinel Boss and running away from the time bomb. This demo is actually not very long and you could be done about approximately 30-45 minutes. On my first try, it took me about 45 minutes to understand the gameplay and during my second and third playthrough, I easily beat it quickly. I haven’t tried the classic mode so I don’t know the turn-based combat but I did play the normal mode. As someone who has played countless hours of Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts, I was expecting some major changes in combat and gameplay. First of all, there is no jump button. Second, unlike FFXV, the square button is used for fighting and the R1 is to block; pressing that button with the circle allows you to dodge roll. In FFXV, you can either block or dodge with the square button and R1 is to target. Overall, the controls is very different but really easy to learn. One of the things that the game makes use of the new feature is the revamped ATB (Active Time Battle). While gaming, the ATB will allow players perform special attacks, items and magic attacks. It can charge fast whomever you choose to be, but it slows the AI’s ATB. The game also allows you to change characters in a snap. Speaking of characters, you can only play as Cloud and Barret but each has their own fight style. Cloud can fight with his buster sword and even change styles that can prevent him from using magic but grants him devastating counters. Barret can shoot enemies at a distance and his special attack allows him to shoot a powerful attack, but it takes a while to charge it back up to full. Once the full game comes out, you’ll be able to play more than these two. A fun thing they did in this game is that you can destroy Shinra boxes and collect items like potions and eithers. It reminds me of The Legend of Zelda where you can break pots for Rupee. The combat may sound easy but it actually requires strategy. For example, the human enemies which are Shinra SOLDIERS are weak against fire magic and robots are weak against electricity. The boss in this demo is weak against thunder but its attacks is no push over. Like most Final Fantasy games, you will need to study your enemies and make use of the weakness. I really like the details on the characters in the 3D models as opposed to the polygons from the classic 1997. The voices for the characters was good as well even though I do miss some of the previous voices. I really like the voice of Barret which was John Eric Bentley and Jessie which was voiced by Erica Lindbeck. I don’t have a problem with Cloud’s voice which is currently Cody Christian and no longer Steve Burton, but I do miss Steve. However, I don’t hate the new cast and I applaud them for nailing their roles and I can’t wait to spend time with them once I get my copy of the game.
While this game is not the final product, we have come a long way for getting a remake of a classic game. Square Enix did an awesome job on details and they added brand new things to a classic game. Personally, as someone who likes action games, I think I am going to enjoy Final Fantasy VII Remake as much as I did with Final Fantasy XV. The gameplay feels engaging and I also love the updated soundtrack. They turn a classic soundtrack and made it up to date. If you want to try it out this demo, it is free at the PSN store. The full game is coming out on April 10th, 2020. I am hoping we don’t wait too long for part 2 of Final Fantasy VII Remake.
Remember the time Square Enix teamed up with Cup Noodles to release an exclusive Noctis skin for the game Dissidia Final Fantasy NT? Well, here we go again but this time it is for the upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake. The Butterfingers Twitter announced that they will team up with Square Enix and give out exclusive downloads to US customers who buy their candy. Unfortunately, this is only exclusive for United States customers and it won’t be global.
According to the website, this Butterfinger Final Fantasy VII Remake offer will begin on March 3rd, 2020 at 12PM EDT. Anyone participating will receive content such as powerful items to use in the game and Tifa Lockhart Dynamic Theme.
If you are in America and you want to decorate your PS4 with Tifa in your system, you better be ready to spend on candy.
Hey Kingdom Hearts fans! Remember Square Enix announcing a brand new mobile game focusing on the game’s antagonist Xehanort? We finally got some new information on this new gaming experience. It is confirmed by Square Enix that the new game Kingdom Hearts Dark Road will be joining the Union χ app game. In other words, in order to play this game, you will need to download Kingdom Hearts Union χ to access Dark Road However, according to Square Enix announced that Dark Road will be a stand alone game meaning, you don’t necessary need to play KHUX to play Dark Road. Based on the details, this game will rely on card battles and your reflexes. There is no release date for this game.
Once again, Kingdom Hearts Dark Road will be an app game for Androids and iOS users and it will focus on Xehanort and how he wanted to follow the darkness.
Even some fun things have to end eventually. It looks like there are no future plans for this fighting game crossover. According to a livestream from Square Enix, the fighting game Dissida Final Fantasy NT will no longer be including anymore DLC characters and it will cease any further updates. The last DLC character to join the game was Ardyn from Final Fantasy XV. March 5th will be the last update in this will include costumes for anyone who wants to buy and download. In the livestream game producer Ichiro Hazama stated that the online will still be available for anyone who wants to play. However, he did make a comment that the online will “eventually end.” He also goes on saying that currently, there won’t be any plans for more Dissidia games. All three Dissidia NT games will be affected which is the Japanese arcade from 2015, the 2018 PS4, and the free to play PC version.
What started from the PSP to the arcade and to the PS4 and PC, Dissidia is coming to a close.
Final Fantasy VII Remake isn’t the only game that got delayed, Marvel’s Avengers got delayed for improvements, but Square Enix has been cooking up something enticing in order to convince you to buy this game. Released in a tweet, Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics shared a quick trailer of the upcoming Marvel’s Avengers game. This game is set to be released in September 4th, 2020 for PS4, XB1, Steam and Stadia. You can now pre-order the game.
Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics has shared some interesting pre-order bonuses for those who wants the game early and want to obtain the hard to reach merch. There are four different editions in which players have the option to choose which ones do they want to get. The four editions are the standard, exclusive digital, deluxe and Earth’s Mightiest Edition.
- Full game
- Marvel Legacy Nameplate
- early beta access
- Marvel Legacy Outfit Pack
Exclusive Digital Edition (PS4)
- Full game
- Exclusive Ms. Marvel nameplate
- 1,000 credits for Super Hero customization options
Deluxe Edition (PS4/XB1/PC)
- full game
- 72 early access
- Obsidian Outfit Pack with nameplate and outfits
Earth’s Mightiest Edition (PS4/XB1)
- full game
- steelbook case
- 72 hour early access
- Deluxe Edition:
- Obsidian Outfit pack (6 outfits)
- Obsidian nameplates (6 plates)
- physical merchandise:
- Hulk Bobblehead
- Mjolnir Keychain
- Black Widow’s Belt Buckle
- Iron Man’s Prototype Armor Blueprints
- Kamala Khan’s Honorary Avenger Pin
- commemorative Avengers group photo
Do you plan to get this game?