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The Final Fantasy 7 Remake Might Not Be Turn-Based

by Damian Seeto


Square Enix has revealed that there will be “dramatic changes” to the combat in the Final Fantasy 7 Remake. Does this mean that the turn-based system is gone?

Tetsuya Nomura was interviewed in the latest issue of PlayStation Magazine UK (via PlayStation Universe). It sounds like quite a few things will be a lot different in the remake.

In a section under “changes to the combat system”, Nomura said that gamers can expect “dramatic changes” in the Final Fantasy 7 Remake. He said the game won’t be a shooter (obviously), but they still want to make the combat somewhat recognizable.

If there are changes to the combat, this could mean the turn-based system in the original game could be altered. I’d expect them to get rid of random battles as nobody likes those. As for turn-based combat, some fans still love it so that could upset a few.

In the new interview, Nomura also said we can look forward to more additional information as it comes. It will be interesting to see what Square Enix has planned for this remake. It’s a game many people have been requesting for years now.

Square Enix will need to make the Final Fantasy 7 Remake contemporary, yet recognizable for fans to enjoy as well. Hopefully they are able to satisfy both fans and new gamers too. This balance might be hard to do, but Nomura is the kind of person that could pull this off.

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