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Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth: why the remake will have to make different choices from the original?

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Game news Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth: why the remake will have to make different choices from the original?

The second segment of the great Final Fantasy VII remake project has given us an appointment for the winter of 2023. If the wait may seem infinitely long to us, it at least has the merit of giving us time to imagine in what the title could detach from its model.

Despite all the good will in the world, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth will not be able to follow in the exact footsteps of the original title, at least with regard to this element which nevertheless made all the salt of the initial title. The question concerns the fact that this second part of the adventure should expand the group of main characters to new members, and not just any ones: Vincent Valentine and Yuffie Kisaragi. But can we integrate them into the story of Final Fantasy VII in the same way as 25 years ago?

More optional characters in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth?

Widely highlighted through the Final Fantasy VII Remake “Episode INTERmission” supplement, the most charismatic thief in the RPG world reminds us that things have changed a lot since the release of Final Fantasy VII on PlayStation. Vincent Valentine and Yuffie Kisaragi are now officially part of the franchise canon when they were originally only optional characters who were narrowly retained in the initial 1997 title. can we imagine that the main plot of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth can make us miss a protagonist as iconic as Vincent Valentine? Impossible, according to fans.

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth: why the remake will have to make different choices from the original?

Acclaimed by players to the point of inspiring his own entirely dedicated spin-off, Dirge of Cerberus, Vincent Valentine nevertheless gravitated simply as a secondary character in the original episode on PlayStation. “Even worse,” like Yuffie, his quality of optional character made him a recruit that it was possible to miss during the adventure, something that we imagine quite badly at presentgiven its popularity with gamers.

This is the reason why some fans consider that Final Fantasy VII Rebirth will simply not be able to stay true to its model by relegating Vincent and Yuffie to the bench of optional recruits, if only to maintain true narrative consistency with the canon of the series. A choice which could however divide the purists when one knows the originality with which the recruitment of these allies of weight was staged. So, in your opinion, what decision will Square Enix take to correctly integrate these optional characters that have become canonical in the plot of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth? We still have a lot of time to discuss it!

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth: why the remake will have to make different choices from the original?

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