Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 Reunion was lately introduced on the FF7 twenty fifth anniversary livestream, and Square Enix has now dropped some new particulars concerning the undertaking, which is doing much more than simply sprucing-up the graphics.
In a tweet from the official Final Fantasy VII account, the writer outlined the next modifications:
- Improved digicam and character actions
- Optimised UI
- A brand new menu-based battle system
- New background music preparations by Takeharu Ishimoto
- Full VO added to scenes that have been beforehand textual content solely
Some of those might be welcomed with open arms by the game’s followers, notably the brand new voice performing and preparations. More controversial would be the ‘new menu-based battle system’, as a result of the distinctive roulette-based battle system is one in all Crisis Core’s most distinctive and fondly remembered options.
Essentially, it is from a time when JRPG builders have been making an attempt to work out what got here subsequent after turn-based battling. Thus Crisis Core pairs third-person fight with a luck-based slot machine, the latter supposed to each replicate Zack’s character and provides the participant the fixed feeling of rewards a la pachinko. It’s an absurd and completely implausible system that is simply my favorite factor concerning the game.
Square Enix would not make clear additional what precisely might be altering however the truth something is altering in any respect is a giant crimson flag on this undertaking: My recollections could also be rose-tinted, however the fight was such a promoting level for the unique. Hopefully it retains what made this really feel so particular however, gah, I’ve all of a sudden bought a really unhealthy feeling about this one.
I’ve reached out to ask Square Enix if it would clarify exactly what the brand new battle system is, and whether or not the roulette facet will stay. I’ll update with any response.
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 Reunion would not have a particular launch date, nevertheless it’s coming to Steam this winter. Do bear in mind that publishers use ‘winter’ for the wiggle room, so that would imply anytime from Christmas to early 2023.