This isn’t your 35-year-old dad’s Final Fantasy.
The long-awaited Final Fantasy VII Remake is finally here, and it’s a much different game than anyone could have expected. It’s much more of an action game. There’s a new weapons system to learn and developer Square Enix added side quests.
The Remake retells and reimagines the first five hours of the 1997 role-playing epic, but this time, additional content has turned that stretch of exposition into a full, 40-hour experience.
Here are some quick tips and things you should know, and some things I wish I knew when I started out. Fair warning: There are some gameplay-related spoilers. But I won’t be discussing any plot points.