Players Can Control Other Characters in Final Fantasy 7 Remake
Fans of the iconic Final Fantasy 7 may have varied reactions to a remake to their favorite installment in the franchise. Although it is difficult to make everyone happy, the team behind the Final Fantasy 7 remake are doing their best to bring new experiences to the game. With confirmation that more than graphics are getting an overhaul, fans have been left to speculate as to what might be changing.
The Final Fantasy 7 remake, according to new details, classic turn-based combat system is getting some changes. Primarily, players will be able to switch between characters as they engage in a more action-based style of combat. This marks a deviation from the usual style of play, even in the more action-based style of Final Fantasy 15.
Players in 15 could effectively call on the party for help with a quick attack, but could never take control of other characters. Although a future DLC may grant players the ability later, the Final Fantasy 7 remake will allow players to switch between characters at will. In a recent interview with Tetsuya Nomura, director of Kingdom of Hearts 3 and the Final Fantasy 7 remake, there was talk about the combat changes.
Rather than just ending it at that scaffold, we’ve made wide use of the space and developed a battle that takes advantage of the map’s characteristics where you’ll fight while switching between Cloud and Barret. For example, when there’s an enemy in a position that can’t be reached by Cloud’s sword, it’s more effective to switch to Barret. It’s becoming strategic in that way, as well. The Guard Scorpion will change modes in the middle of the battle and demonstrate behavior not in the original version. Also in this screenshot, it should be noted that missiles and such are coming down. It’s become a significantly flashy battle.”
While it is true that players have always been able to control each party member in the original turn-based JRPG, switching whenever you please during action-based combat would be a drastic change. We expect some players to be excited about the changes, especially those who enjoyed Final Fantasy 15. For those who enjoy a more traditional style of play, the changes coming to the Final Fantasy 7 remake might be a turn-off. With any luck, there will be a feature that allows you to select which type of combat style you want to play. The remake is expected to be released exclusively on the PlayStation 4.
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