In case you missed it, PlayStation Experience is going on now, and Sony started out with a bang!
The Final Fantasy VII Remake gameplay footage really started off the show and everybody is going nuts! The video below details an action battle system that looks absolutely amazing, along with great 3D shots and voices of a few of our favorite characters including Cloud, Barret, Jesse, Biggs and Wedge. The footage seems to be a summarize of the initial bombing mission in the original game as well as depict some brief gameplay elements such as action combat, map movement and cut scenes. …I’ll just shut up for now and you can take a look for yourself.
Avalanche team blowing through a wall to make their escape after the terrorist bombing.
Barret making his appearance after Avalanche disembarks the train at the beginning of the game.
Shinra soldiers flanking Cloud after the terrorist bombing.
Shinra soldiers looking in awe over a ledge after Cloud makes a daring jump onto a passing train.
Closeup of Shinra soldier while they flank Cloud after terrorist bombing.
Jesse and Biggs discussing the new Avalanche member Cloud.
Barret and Biggs unlocking security doors to get to where they need to plant the bomb.
Cloud facing off with Shinra soldiers after the bombing.
Cloud making his escape after the bombing. Great depiction of movement and camera angles.
Cloud continuing to make his escape. Notice movement and camera placement. The surroundings look fantastic.
Cloud maneuvering through the city. Notice NPC’s and buildings. The team at SE is really bringing life to the remake.
Cloud maneuvering through the city. Notice the attention to detail. Trash on the ground, homeless, dirty grime and air.
Cloud escaping after the bombing. He is likely just about to run into the flower girl.
Cloud running away from Shinra soldiers. Wonder if you have the choice to fight or run.
The most dramatic shot from the entire gameplay trailer. Cloud is ready for a fight.
Cloud making his daring escape by jumping onto a moving train to escape Shinra soldiers.
The combat mechanics seem to be a great mix between turn based and action based combat. We assume that the player makes menu based selections and the character follows out orders displaying great action animations.
Notice how all the selections in the menu are an exact replica of what you would find in the original game.
Lighting attacks look fantastic. We also noticed that “Summon” is available, even though summoning was not available at this time in the original game. Perhaps its for testing purposes. Keep in mind the game will not be finished for at least two more years.
The fire magic attacks looks fantastic.
Definitely seeing some influence from Advent Children with Cloud’s ariel attacks.
In this shot it is clear that Cloud is definitely compensating for something by wielding such a large sword.
3rd person movement demonstrating Cloud crouching to move through a small space. It’s likely that the motion is activated by simply pressing an action button, knowing how SE has historically set their controls in games.
Cloud and Wedge having a brief conversation.
They did a great job at making Wedge a fat guy. A true tribute to the original game. Also note that the voice for Wedge really fits the character.
They’ve given Barret tattoos and sunglasses which is a great addition to the character design. However, the voice for Barret, in our opinion, needs a bit of work.
They gave Barret dog tags indicating they may give him some sort of military background. In the original game he was a coal miner, but they never explained his life previously.