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Dramatic changes may be coming to the Final Fantasy 7 Remake

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Final Fantasy 7 remake could feature some dramatic changes to combat.

The long awaited remake could be making dramatic changes to combat, taking inspiration from 2005’s CGI movie, Final Fantasy 7: Advent Children.

Apparently the Final Fantasy 7 remake will feature “dramatic changes” to the original game’s combat, although it won’t be altered beyond recognition, according to series director Tetsuya Nomura.

Nomura discussed this in an interview with Official Playstation Magazine (via GamesRadar) though he reassured fans that he wouldn’t be making too many changes to the beloved classic.

"And of course, that being said, we want to clarify: We're not going to be changing it into a shooter or something like that," Nomura said. "We are going to be bringing dramatic changes, but we want to make sure it's still recognizable."

Previously, Square Enix has been hesitant about disclosing any of the changes it may be making, as the company does not want to “interfere with what made the original title so iconic.”

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However, Nomura wants the remake to have a “fresh-feel” as opposed to being a “one-to-one remake, or just the original Final Fantasy 7 with better graphics.”

We still don’t have any specifics on how combat or any other facets of the game will be changing, but since the title has only just got into development, this isn’t too surprising.

You can expect major plot points and revelations to remain the same however, "There are certain plot points we don't want to interfere with or disturb, nor will we want to change elements that fans have very big attachments to," Nomura said last month.

In the latest issue of Official Playstation magazine, Tetsuya Nomura also suggested that Advent Children, the FF 7 spin-off film from 2005 will offer some inspiration for the remake.

Mainly for visual reference, as the film itself was a bit rubbish.

"We don’t intend on utilising the 3D models of Advent Children as is because, well, it’s a different technology, and it’s actually been almost ten years since Advent Children was first released."

It’s refreshing to see that the Final Fantasy 7 remake will make positive strides in being its own unique experience instead of a 100% retread of the original.

We just hope the remake can retain the iconic characters, atmosphere and soundtrack that made the 1997 classic so groundbreaking upon its release.

The Final Fantasy 7 remake was officially announced at Sony’s E3 press conference this year. It will be coming to PS4, but has no release date as of yet.

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