The return to Midgar is a welcome one. Visually, Final Fantasy VII Remake is stunning, particularly the pre-rendered scenes, and the scale of the world feels huge. Looking up at the plates from the slums, or climbing topside is surreal. The soundtrack was perfect and the combat is smooth, fun, and incredibly satisfying.

While the ending wasn’t quite what I expected, having played the original many times, I understand the reasons for the updates and was satisfied with the changes they made. I’m hopeful we’ll hear more about the second chapter sooner than later.