Warning: This article accommodates major spoilers for the story of Final Fantasy VII Remake.
What the hell was once as soon as Square Enix brooding about when it decrease that final Final Fantasy VII Remake trailer? I’m talking about the person who introduced on the 3rd April — every week forward of the game’s unencumber. Titled ‘Final Fantasy VII Remake – Final Trailer’, it features a load of quite a lot of cinematics from all over all the game… And I can’t imagine what choice of moments it utterly spoils.
Here’s the trailer itself:
For context, I most efficient merely watched this issue. Initially, I avoided the trailer on account of I simply didn’t want to see the remainder further of Final Fantasy VII Remake forward of participating in it myself. And now, having beat all of the game two instances, I’m so glad that I didn’t give in to the hype and watch this video up to now.
Now look, a large number of people normally generally tend to recover from excited with spoilers these days. You see some poor souls get torn apart for “spoiling” movement footage or TV displays which may also be a few years earlier. At events, we will evidently take the belief of “spoilers” slightly bit too far. But this Final Fantasy VII Remake trailer… It’s four minutes long, and it merely does no longer give a sh*t.
It does no longer get began off too bad. The first minute or so maximum usually covers scenes which were inside the distinctive game — fans knew these things was once as soon as coming. But previous that, it outright ruins such a large amount of cool character moments one after another. It’s just about impressive how quickly this trailer cuts into different story beats, basically dissecting complete parts of the plot.
Then it hits a brand spanking new low around the 2:35 mark as it reveals Rufus — a character who we didn’t even get dependable paintings of until after the game’s liberate. Next we get a brief take a look at some of the necessary game’s final bosses. Now exactly what to expect as Cloud and the gang race down that unfinished Midgar highway.
But the actual kicker for me is the Hell House reveal. Why the, er, hell, would you break this boss in a trailer? One of the original Final Fantasy VII’s dumbest enemies — an in-joke amongst fans at this degree — has been reborn as a in reality nightmarish opponent in Remake. The Hell House is utilised brilliantly since the marvel final boss of a story arc that sees Cloud and Aerith compete in an underground colosseum match. To have the sudden glance of this absurd enemy be utterly undermined by means of what’s confirmed in this trailer seems prison. Again, I can’t imagine that it made the decrease.
It gets worse, although — so much worse. After showing us the Rufus boss struggle — an important duel which should utterly be professional and not using a prior knowledge — we see Barret get skewered by means of Sephiroth. This trailer displays Barret loss of life at the hands of Sephiroth — albeit most efficient briefly.
It’s a in reality baffling selection. You would possibly simply argue that it’s there to make you ask questions — then again bloody hell, this is a story 2d this is supposed to leave your jaw on the floor. “Did Barret just die? Is this even Final Fantasy VII anymore?” Imagine knowing that this scene is coming. Jesus Christ.
Past that, the trailer displays some scenes from with regards to the game’s end. The Whispers doing some peculiar issue. Sephiroth being a baddie. A tiny tease of Zack standing over Midgar. Wait, what? Was that Zack? Zack’s in this game? Did we need to know that? Granted, it isn’t as bad as seeing Barret get killed (Christ!), then again it however feels love it’s giving quite a lot of away.
Trailers have spoiled video video games forward of — now we have were given all spotted them do it. But this Final Fantasy VII Remake trailer in truth is a unique case.
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