Yep, it finally happened: 2020 was the year we actually got a Final Fantasy VII remake. Well, part of it at least. It may not cover the whole story, but like a badge of honor, Final Fantasy VII Remake wears its love of the original game. It’s both a tribute to and a reimagination of the Japanese role-playing classic – but those of you who have finished it will know that it’s even more than that somehow.
Remake does so many things right, from the beautifully built battle system to the great soundtrack. It’s both a solid nostalgia ride and a convincing standalone adventure, and building on a group of already beloved characters does a particularly good job. That is a true accomplishment.
We would not say that Final Fantasy VII Remake is flawless, but there is no denying that it holds a large number of unforgettable moments for the player – it definitely has its fair share of flaws. Some of those moments here we’ll avoid spoiling, but there’s no denying that Remake has had a lasting effect on our view of Cloud and co.
And those boss wars! It is safe to say that Remake does not only have some of the best boss fights for 2020, but for PS4 in general. We played the game many times just to relive some of these experiences, and it also highlights the power of the truly amazing battle system of the title, which almost perfectly combines action with turn-based commands.
With Final Fantasy VII Remake, so much could have gone wrong, but here we are dealing with a possible candidate for the game of the year.
A terrific game, and hopefully the beginning of something really special.
Via the link, you can read our complete review of Final Fantasy VII Remake.
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How would you rate Final Fantasy VII Remake?
I have not played it
How we choose our Game of the Year: In December, our editorial team came up with a list of Game of the Year nominees based on our own ratings and a variety of other factors.
After much discussion, we shortened the list of nominees and asked all staff and the community to vote on their five favorites using a point system.
The ten games with the most points by the set deadline were then determined as our favorites of 2020.