This prequel holds a place in the hearts of Final Fantasy fans.
Overlapped by all the great titles of the saga, the prequel to Final Fantasy VII released for the PSP has one of the best stories. Final Fantasy fans, for years, have been asking for a remaster of this great title. But having been on a handheld console, the chances of seeing it on a big console, or PC, were minuscule.
After many rumors, the dreams came true this week. Square Enix announced that Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion, a remaster of the classic PSP title, is coming to all platforms. The Japanese company has even confirmed that it is one of the hardest working remasters to date in the series.
The classic is back!
Crisis Core presents us with a story that precedes what happened during Final Fantasy VII. In it, we will be introduced to the skin of Zack, a young and impetuous second-class soldier of the Shinra military organization. His only goal in life is to become a first-class soldier and become a hero. But the path becomes a little more intricate than he imagined.
In a confrontation against the rebel troops of Wutai, some events within the Shinra organization are discovered. In these events, certainly important characters within the organization are involved. Crisis Core presents a complicated and twisted plot that will reveal many mysteries about the events that led to the story of the original Final Fantasy VII.
Changes aimed at upgrading the experience
In this new remaster, first of all, you can see the graphic upgrade it has received. In addition, all scenarios, characters, and more have been remodeled to conform to current standards. Even so, where there is no change is in the gameplay. Or, at first glance, it does not seem that there will be.
The gameplay of the original PSP version divided the Final Fantasy community a bit. This very modified action system, with a kind of roulette of special attacks, raised a lot of controversies. Given the randomness of the mechanics, many players felt disconnected from each battle by the little control that was perceived. Even so, we may see a small change in the mechanics at launch.
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion will arrive later this year for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC.