Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is the second installment in the Final Fantasy 7 Remake trilogy, but apparently you don’t need to play the first.
According to Square Enix’s tweet (below), Final Fantasy 7 Remake players don’t have to play Final Fantasy 7 Remake all the way through just to get a sense of speed.
“We have been making preparations so that even those who did not have the opportunity to play the previous game can enjoy FINAL FANTASY VII REVERSE to the fullest.”
— Final Fantasy VII (@finalfantasyvii) June 5, 2023
What these preparations entail is a mystery at the moment, but some fans are already speculating that a short summary might give players all the information they need from the first game.
“‘Prepare’ is most likely a cutscene you can select from the main menu to recap the last game,” commented 1 Reddit user. On the other hand, some people are concerned about the story if they don’t need to play previous chapters.
“How smooth would the story go if you didn’t need any information about the prequel?” asked a concerned fan. twitter. “I trust them as storytellers and game creators, but I can’t help but feel uneasy.”
Others wondered how much information is given at the start of the game and whether it mimics the continuous flashbacks of TV. “It used to be…Final Fantasy 7 Remake,” he jokingly said. another tweet.
It was recently revealed that Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth will be part of a trilogy, rather than the two it was originally thought to be. Given that Final Fantasy 7 Remake deviates from the original in certain respects, fans who have played the original Final Fantasy 7 but haven’t played the remake will find it a decent game. You may need to understand the content.
In particular, some players thought it was an odd choice to suggest they could skip Final Fantasy 7 Remake… especially since it’s the second in a trilogy.
“This is a direct sequel and one that can be played on the same platform. [Remake] It will turn on,” said one Post on Reddit. “I really don’t understand why they felt the need to appeal to players who skipped the first part.”
IGN’s review of Final Fantasy VII Remake gave it an 8/10 and stated: “
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Ryan Reston is IGN’s entertainment journalist and film critic.you can follow him twitter.