Final Fantasy 7 Remake Will Make You Feel Bad For Blowing Up Midgar

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The small city of Midgar won’t stay small for long. Midgar was an introductory place in the classic Final Fantasy 7. In the older game, you leave the city after spending a few hours there. However, that is not the case in the remake. The developers at Square Enix have already confirmed that the remake will take place entirely in Midgar, so it’s obvious that the city will be expanded. The reworked Midgar will be filled with side quests and other content which will make the place livelier and more impactful.

If you played the original game, you would know that the city will be blown to the smithereens later in the game. Developers want to make you feel bad about blowing up such a “wonderful” city. "We really wanted to show the everyday lives of Midgar's citizens, [partly] to show how they lived in this massive city powered by Mako energy, how and when they'd be using it, to tell that aspect of the story," Producer Yoshinori Kitase said in an interview.

Kitase continued, explaining the differences between the two iterations of the city. "The original version went straight into the bombing mission. We wanted that feeling that things were already underway, you were in the middle of the action," he said. "Yet if you immediately went from there into the panic caused by the bombing mission afterwards, you wouldn't understand the impact it had on the inhabitants' everyday lives before that event interrupted them. That's why we started with this domestic kind of scene."

The new reworked Midgar was heavily influenced by the 2005 animated film, Final Fantasy 7: Advent Children. Developers used the movie version of the city as an inspiration for the new reworked Midgar. “We did refer to Advent Children and other previous series' work when rebuild Midgar,” Co-director Naoki Hamaguchi said in the same interview. “But one of the main things we actually set out to redo was the scale of the city itself. The original wasn't that realistic if you consider the size of the individual buildings and how big they were in comparison to the overall city."

So what do you think? Are you excited about Final Fantasy 7 Remake? Will you play the game on PS4 or wait for the launch on other platforms? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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