Final Fantasy VII Remake Part 2
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What We Want to See in Final Fantasy VII Rebirth

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is certainly one of my most anticipated games of 2024. The PlayStation 5-exclusive sequel has the daunting task of following up on the wild remake that threw out everything we know about this franchise. Even with such little to go off of, here is everything we want to see in Final Fantasy VII Remake Part 2.

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New Party Members

Without a doubt, there are going to be new party members and other characters in this game that join Cloud, Aerith, and the gang. Ignoring Red XIII and Yuffie for a moment since they aren’t exactly new, it is high time to introduce the likes of familiar characters like Cid Highwind, Cait Sith, and Vincent Valentine.

But I also want to see Final Fantasy VII Rebirth go above and beyond this. Spoiler alert for the ending of Remake, but finding a way to add Zack Fair to the team would be wonderful. And it might be a stretch, but having villain Sephiroth in the party, even if only for a short time, would be ridiculous and awesome.

A World Worth Exploring

My main issue with FFVII Remake was its lack of an exciting world to explore. Sure, you got to see the Slums beneath Midgar but there was very little exploration of the main city itself. While I’m not saying Rebirth has to be a fully open-world game, it would be nice to have several massive areas to explore with plenty of side content to do.

Being able to check out the Gold Saucer in its entirety, Costa del Sol and its surrounding regions, and many other iconic places is a thrilling premise. If it can’t be open-world due to constraints, I’d at least like to see fully interconnected regions a la Final Fantasy XII.

Off-the-Rails Plot

If there is anything that Final Fantasy VII Remake taught me, it’s that Square Enix, Tetsuya Nomura, and the team have no interest in recreating the same old plot devices and storyline as before. I want to see this sequel fully lean into that idea and give something truly unique.

How does Aerith treat Cloud with Zack Fair back in the picture? Spoilers for the original game here, but could we even see another character take the place of Aerith’s destined end?

Brand New Villains

Sephiroth is certainly one of the best video game villains of all time, but he needn’t carry Rebirth on his back alone. I’d like to see new villains make an appearance in this middle game in the trilogy that are handled a bit better than the arguably underused Roche, such as a 1st class SOLDIER we haven’t seen before or even a more humanoid version of Jenova.

This could pave the way for some fascinating new boss fights, designs, and fan-favorite characters for the community to fawn over.

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth will release for PlayStation 5 in early 2024.


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Cody is a writer who has been sharing his love for video games and anime since his high school days in 2012. When he isn’t writing about the latest JRPGs and anime series, he can be found in Final Fantasy XIV, occasionally playing some Call of Duty, or lurking on Twitter @SoulcapCody.