A Final Fantasy VII Trailer Review

The wait is finally over! Well… sort of… but not really…

Growing up in the 90s was a strange time. We were the kids that bordered between dial-up and high-speed internet, yes you can define a generation by the internet they use. We didn’t have a fancy cellphone until we were well into adulthood and bought it ourselves. Even then, the idea of texting was something from a Sci-Fi future. Our playlists were twelve tracked CDs made from burned Napster songs. But that’s not important, what’s important here is the fact that geeks were closeted. Our passion for video games, books, comics, action figures, and hentai were dark secrets. Secrets that if ever exposed would lead to social suicide. Nowadays if you don’t cosplay on a Friday night, you’re a total loser man!

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My kids and future generations will never know the struggle. That’s why I vowed to bully my kids until they learn to appreciate what we fought so hard for them to have. Geekdom. And if you were a geek in the 90s,there’s one game that stands above to rest, that has been burned into our subconscious and defined a generation. Final Fantasy VII. Yeah, that’s right you cried when Aerith died, and for the first time, you weren’t ashamed to admit it.

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As us kids from the 90s have grown into fully (well somewhat) functioning adults, and as video game systems evolve into graphic powerhouses, it’s no surprise we find ourselves wondering what old favorites would look like by today’s video game standards. In short when the Final Fantasy VII remake was announced we shit ourselves.

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Unfortunately, we have since barely heard anything about it. Personally, I began to believe the announcement was some trippy Mandela effect, in which it and original trailer never actually existed in this reality. That is until recently. Low and behold, Sony has graced us with a trailer and gameplay footage.

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The trailer starts with an ominous message, “The Return Draws Closer,” we pan into a birds-eye view of Aerith praying. Let it sink in because right before the feels can kick you in the nuts, the trailer jumps right into the action. Cloud, Barret, Briggs, and Jessie are beginning their iconic mission to blow up Mako station. We’re given glimpses of the character design and voice acting. All of which seem phenomenal. Cut scene animations and real-time action battle sequences. There are explosions, high energy, and hit points galore! Once the adrenaline is pumping, we cut to a CGI sequence of Aerith and Cloud’s initial meeting, along with the light piano of Aerith's theme setting the mood. Once our nerves settle, we are thrown back into the action, with a series of shots showcasing more of the Mako mission. All of which culminates into the epic reveal of Sephiroth before cutting to the title screen!

Now if you are anything like me, you are already digging out your credit card, hold your horses and reign it in there. We still don’t have a release date. Instead, all we get is a final message, “More To Come in June.” Which was heartbreaking, to say the least.

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Don’t fret, there is hope! Maybe, just maybe, come June they will announce a late 2019 release. A surprise to the fans that have waited so long. Of course, logically it’ll probably be a mid-2038 release… and here’s praying that the world doesn’t fall to a post-nuclear apocalypse beforehand. Tell me what you guys think. Are you excited about this game as much as I am?