Final Fantasy VII Remake Reveals Optional Turn-Based “Classic Mode” (VIDEO)
Fans were understandably apprehensive when Square Enix announced the Final Fantasy VII Remake several years back. Given how long it’s been since Final Fantasy VII released, how does a company recapture the essence of the original while still making it playable and competitive with today’s market? Still, based on all the footage we’ve seen this year, it appears that Square Enix is more than up to the task of delivering on what is easily the most highly anticipated title of 2020. Now, the Japanese publisher has just sweetened the pot even further by revealing that Final Fantasy VII Remake will also feature an optional turn-based ‘Classic Mode.’
The exciting news comes by way of some newly revealed footage shown at TGS 2019. During the special Final Fantasy VII Remake event, it was revealed that the game will be playable in a number of different modes: Easy or Normal Difficulty, and Classic Mode. The latter option appears to make the game a bit like the combat seen in Final Fantasy XII, where the characters move and strike on their own while the player can bounce between characters while focusing more on the game’s menus and inputting commands.
“In standard modes, the ATB Gauge fills up by repeatedly attacking your enemy, but in Classic Mode this aspect of gameplay is handled automatically,” Square Enix revealed in a recent Tweet. “The player does not need to do anything and the character fights automatically, charging up their ATB Gauge. So anyone playing #FinalFantasy VII Remake in Classic Mode does not have to worry about the action side of the combat system, and can instead focus on selecting commands, making it possible to play #FF7R as if it were a classic menu-based RPG!”
Final Fantasy VII Remake releases exclusively for the PlayStation 4 on March 3, 2020.
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