Square Enix releases the opening movie for Final Fantasy VII Remake

SanTheSly

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Sep 2, 2019
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London, United Kingdom
I get what they’re doing in the first half, but it feels incredibly heavy handed and fanservicey. Especially the repeated inclusion of
Estuans Interius
throughout.

The second half is great though.
 

liquidtmd

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Oct 28, 2017
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Genuinely seems an odd thing to release 6 weeks out in context of everything, but looks great
 

CaviarMeths

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Oct 25, 2017
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Western Canada
People holding out on watching this shouldn't feel that they need to. It's like 3-4 minutes of panning establishing shots and then 60 seconds of pretty much shot-for-shot remake of the original. There's no new information here.
 

J_ToSaveTheDay

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Oct 25, 2017
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USA
Man, I lapsed on my FFVII appreciation over all these years but this impending release is really bringing the hype back and I’m seriously being swept into a huge current of nostalgia I didn’t even think I was still capable of. Like, what deep recess of my mind was all of this hiding in???

Damn I’m so hyped.
 

Herey

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Jan 10, 2019
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Makes me insanely nostalgic and I don’t even have that big of an emotional connection to the original.
 

jett

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Oct 25, 2017
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Opening that way is eminently inferior to the iconic opening shot of the original game. The rest I had already seen in the leaked demo so it's whatevz.
 

Apathy

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Oct 25, 2017
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The the whole thing, specially the music, put me right back to the first time I played this. They nailed it
 

HMD

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Oct 26, 2017
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The transition to Aerith looked like 2 different scenes stitched together.
 

Cactuar

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Nov 30, 2018
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I hate that they did this cause I won't be able to hold out, I'll have to watch it. Should have just released a demo. Is there a Japanese language version with subtitles at least?
 

snausages

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Feb 12, 2018
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That's a neat opening but I do prefer the original as this is kind of a weirdly constructed establishing scene. Even so I think it's right and correct to make these sorts of changes. Also that's the upper plate CG some of saw in GC.

I don't really like the music choice though.
 

kitchenmotors

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Oct 25, 2017
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Why is it that the daytime sections of the upper plate look like the slums? Or like Advent Children Midgar? I feel like that’s a huge misstep in atmosphere, because we rarely saw the upper plate and here it just looks so brown and grey.

Also missed opportunity to have the cries of the planet like in the original before showing Aeris’ face. I loved that long pan with the stars before they faded to her face.
 

Dezzy

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Oct 25, 2017
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It was nice overall, but when Cloud does a flip off the train and swings his sword, well that was cheesy. Just jump down like a normal person instead of a tryhard edgelord next time. Square-Enix tries too hard to make characters cool, but it's just silly.
Of course, Cloud was a bit of an edgelord in the original too, but it was cooler when I was a teenager.

Hopefully there really is a demo coming, because I'm not sold on this yet.
 

Ivanovic

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Oct 28, 2017
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Just noticed Aeris and Sephiroth have the same eye shape and colour. I suppose it makes sense when you consider the story but never noticed it till now.
 

Arkeband

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Nov 8, 2017
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It was nice overall, but when Cloud does a flip off the train and swings his sword, well that was cheesy. Just jump down like a normal person instead of a tryhard edgelord next time. Square-Enix tries too hard to make characters cool, but it's just silly.
Of course, Cloud was a bit of an edgelord in the original too, but it was cooler when I was a teenager.

Hopefully there really is a demo coming, because I'm not sold on this yet.
You answered your own criticism, Cloud does it on purpose because he thinks it looks cool. Same thing when he flamboyantly spins his sword after battles.