Final Fantasy VII is one of those iconic RPGs that is treasured by fans around the world. Releasing back in 1997 for the PS1, it doesn’t have the prettiest visuals by today’s standards, but that’s where Sony and Square Enix have come in. Introducing Final Fantasy 7 Remake, bringing this incredible adventure to the PS4 in 4K HDR glory. With some rejigged story beats, improved gameplay, and some quality of life improvements, Final Fantasy 7 Remake is the best way to experience this RPG. But fans are now asking, is Final Fantasy 7 Remake the whole game? Well, let’s talk about that.
Is Final Fantasy 7 Remake the Whole Game?
The answer is that right now, no, the game called ‘Final Fantasy 7 Remake’ is not the entirety of the original experience that released on the PS1 all those years ago.
Prior to its release, Square Enix had announced that the whole remake project would be broken down into a series of ‘parts.’ As such, Final Fantasy 7 Remake finishes as players are just about to leave Midgar, which as those who have already played the game know, is far from the end of the game.
In an interview over on the official Square Enix site, Producer Yoshinori Kitase explained the decision for breaking the game into parts, stating:
“When we first started the Remake project we had to make a decision on what elements from the original we absolutely had to keep in order for it to still be considered FINAL FANTASY VII.
In other words, what were the essential parts of the original, what were the parts that we knew fans absolutely had to see and therefore we needed to retain?
We quickly decided that there were so many essential parts that fans would be upset if we had to cut out anything from the original.
At the beginning of the project we had two directions we could go. The first was to make the project with the highest possible level of graphics, visual quality and detail, and not remove anything that fans wanted to see. Instead, it would expand upon the original game, to make it something even more immersive.
The other option was to include the entire scope of the original game in a single release. But in order to make that work as a modern game, we wouldn’t be able to go for the highest visual quality and we’d also have to cut back on areas and scenes from the original.
Essentially, to make a single release viable the resulting game would have ended up being a digest of the original story, and we didn’t think that fans would be pleased with that.
Ultimately, we decided the best option for the project was to go for the highest level possible, with an expanded story. Having more than one game in the project allowed us to focus on keeping everything people loved from the original, but go into greater detail and more story depth than before.
Midgar is iconic to FINAL FANTASY VII, so we had to start the game here, and follow the story up to the main party’s escape from the city.”Final Fantasy VII Remake Interview – Square Enix
While this may come as disappointing news to some fans, the good news is that Final Fantasy 7 Remake is still a pretty big game. We’re taking about 35-40 hours to complete its story.
How Many Parts Will Final Fantasy 7 Remake Have?
Unfortunately, at this moment in time, Square Enix hasn’t announced any information regarding what’s to come after this first part of the Final Fantasy 7 Remake. We don’t know how many parts the remake will end up being, nor when they will even release.
For now, it’s just a case of sitting tight and hoping that it’s sooner rather than later. Still, there’s plenty to keep you busy in Final Fantasy 7 Remake for the time being.
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