Final Fantasy VII Remake is a 2020 action role-playing game developed and published by Square Enix. It is the first in a planned series of games remaking the 1997 PlayStation game Final Fantasy VII.
Set in the dystopian cyberpunk metropolis of Midgar, it puts players in the role of a mercenary named Cloud Strife. He joins AVALANCHE, an eco-terrorist group trying to stop the powerful megacorporation Shinra from using the planet’s life essence as an energy source.
Final Fantasy VII Remake
The gameplay combines real-time action with strategic and role-playing elements. The remake was announced in 2015 following years of speculation
This core idea isn’t changed very much in Final Fantasy 7 Remake. However, there are many subtle alterations to this portion of the journey.
One of the most impressive factors of the original Final Fantasy 7 is how devoted it was to a set tone. The Shinra Building was no exception. The source material’s Shinra Building had many more elements of horror than are present within Final Fantasy 7 Remake’s retelling of the events.
Strangely, Final Fantasy 7 Remake opts to ditch the brilliant horror scene from its source material and does something a bit different. Cloud and the party are never locked up, rather they are forced to escape Hojo’s drum.
In the end, they find that Jenova has escaped. She doesn’t leave a horrifying trail of blood in her wake though. Instead, the player follows a path of strange alien “goop.” The moment is significantly less impactful, as it fails to capture the horror-like element that made the original scene so perfect.
Overall, it’s impossible to know exactly why these elements were changed in Final Fantasy 7 Remake. Some fans have speculated this change may have happened to keep the game from reaching a “Mature” rating.
As it stands, Final Fantasy 7 Remake’s retelling of the Shinra Building is still great. Still, the notion of witnessing such a horrifying scene through Final Fantasy 7 Remake’s fantastic presentation could’ve been intensely memorable.