Final Fantasy VII Remake: Story Will Be Significantly Different from Original

Final Fantasy VII Remake Honeybee Scene
Final Fantasy VII Remake Honeybee Scene Square Enix

Final Fantasy VII Remake and its sequels will have a very different story from the original game, according to the game co-director, Motomu Toriyama.

Toriyama said that the FFVII Remake’s future installments will “differ significantly from the original.” One particular event in the game that highlights this perfectly is the Honeybee Inn scene.

Before anything else, there will be some spoilers from here on out. However, if you are interested to know what the co-director says about the future of the game, then read on.

The Honeybee Inn Scene

This scene is available in the game’s PlayStation 5 version, Final Fantasy VII Remake: Intergrade. Fans of the original Final Fantasy VII will know that there was a portion in the game where Cloud had to dress up as a woman.

Toriyama said that the event is one of the most iconic parts of the classic, which is why they’ve opted to include it in Intergrade. He also acknowledges that people will have high expectations.

"We knew we had to do it in a way that both lived up to those expectations, but took modern sensibilities into consideration," he said.

As you can see in the video, instead of a simple scene, the co-director turned it into a big celebration - one that includes an empowering message of support and inclusion.

According to a post, the dance was inspired by traditional Persian cabaret and burlesque-style shows, and the game hired a group of professional dancers to come up with the choreography. They originally recorded an elaborate pole-dancing scene, but it was ultimately cut from the final release for fear that the choreography might impact the game’s rating.

Because Cloud is a naturally cool and stoic character, his cross-dressing scene is an amusing contrast to his personality. Also, with the use of modern graphics, the developers were able to create something special in much greater detail than the original game’s more blocky design.

Changes in the Story

Toriyama said that the Honeybee Inn event was praised with “enthusiastic reception.” Because of this, the game’s co-director said that moving forward, he’s sure that some parts of the FFVII Remake will differ significantly from the original as exhibited perfectly by the scene.

That being said, if some parts of the original game are changed, would this mean that we won’t be seeing Aeris dying at some point? Could this mean that we would have her in the final battle? That remains to be seen, however, what the co-director spoke about left something to hope for.

What do you think of the Honeybee Inn scene? And what do you think about Toriyama’s statement regarding the sequels’ story being different from the original?

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