Reunion of Crisis Core Final Fantasy 7: Is it possible to do so in a post-remake world, or is it too stuck in thepast?

Reunion of Crisis Core Final Fantasy 7: Is it possible to do so in a post-remake world, or is it too

After our preview of Crisis Core''s imminent remaster, Alex and I talked about its place in the new post-remake Final Fantasy 7 universe, and whether it still stands up as a prequel in that context, thanks to some stunning 4K gameplay footage.

The expanding media franchise Final Fantasy 7 has gained a lot of new fans since the remake was launched in 2020, bringing an entire generation of new players to a world that has steadily expanded since 1997 with many prequels and film projects leading up to the compilation of the final Fantasy VII metaseries.

Crisis Core was first published in 2007, ten years after the first game, and is widely considered to be the best of FF7 spin-offs, chronicling the life of a key fan-favourite character, and re-examining a pivotal moment in the series that gives a deep peek.

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion is such a fantastic project, and this event leads to a lot of changes, as it appears that FF7 Remake characters are somehow aware of their fates as depicted in the original game.

Crisis Core Reunion has been spruced up with fresh character models and VO to bring it in line with the FF7 remake, and it has been marketed as more than a remaster, so there is a question on whether or not it will entail the wibbly-wobbly-timey-wimey nature of the remake.

In a world in which endless crossovers, expanding continuities, and multiverses are as common as television soap operas, the concept of a self-aware remake isn''t much of a head scratcher for today audiences. But you can only help but wonder: If a remake assumes too much prior knowledge of the source material, then who exactly is it for?

Final Fantasy 7 Reunion will be released on December 13th for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch.

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