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Final Fantasy 7 Remake's opener is mind-blowing

Square Enix outdid themselves with Final Fantasy 7 Remake's absolutely incredible opening cinematic

By Derek Strickland on Feb 14, 2020 05:31 pm CST - 1 min, 23 secs reading time

Today Square Enix revealed Final Fantasy 7 Remake's opening cinematic sequence, and it's absolutely enchanting.

There's nothing quite like a Final Fantasy cinematic. Square Enix has set the bar to such a high pedigree with its cinematics that few developers hold up, and that's especially true today with the new FF7 Remake footage. The opener brings back all the chills of the 1997 RPG classic, transporting gamers back in time to those days when demo discs still came with magazines and you had to buy guidebooks to unlock all the secrets.

The graphics in the cinematic are just absolutely mesmerizing...and when that logo pops up over the steampunk city of Midgar, complete with the musical score, it hits you right in the feels. The lighting effects, the visuals, the atmospheric wizardry, the colors...everything comes together to blow your mind just as the original game did back in '97.

What's most impressive about the Remake is the real gameplay footage isn't all that different from the cinematics. The game will seamlessly switch between footage and real-time gameplay on a dime. It's clear Square Enix wants to make a big statement with the Remake: Not only is Final Fantasy 7 back, but the series is too, and it's better than ever.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake will release on April 10, 2020 on PS4. The game will be exclusive to PS4 until 2021, and it's the first chapter in a trilogy of games. Each title will be released as its own full-priced entry.

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Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements, whether it's VR with the Oculus Rift or Augmented Reality. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the technology that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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