Still due “this winter”
Square Enix has showcased some extra Final Fantasy VII Crisis Core quality of life changes via a new tweet, and most of them look great. Let’s take a look at what Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII Reunion has in store for us eventually (the publisher is still sticking to a release window of “this winter” as of this week).
Here are the main Final Fantasy VII Crisis Core quality of life upgrades:
- Improved camera
- Optimized UI
- New menu-based battle system
- New background music (by Takeharu Ishimoto, who worked on Legend of Mana, Kingdom Hearts, and several modern Final Fantasy games)
- Full voiceover for text-based scenes in the original
I bolded the “new battle system,” as that’s easily going to be one of the most interesting elements of the remaster, depending on how Square Enix handles it. While I lived through it on PSP (and came out fine), searching for discussions on the original “roulette” style battle system will garner results from “who the hell thought the roulette thing was a good idea?” to “it was one of my favorite parts of the game.”
It remains to be seen how much has changed in the re-release, as the roulette mechanic seems to still exist, based on the inaugural trailer. My guess is a lot of folks will see any change as an upgrade!