The Final Fantasy VII Remake demo is now available to play. The demo features the first chapter of the game, introducing players to the settings, characters, combat, and controls. The Final Fantasy VII Remake demo should help you decide whether to buy the full game.
When Is Final Fantasy VII Remake Released?
Square Enix is set to launch Final Fantasy VII Remake on PS4 on April 10, 2020. You can already pre-order the game on the PlayStation Store. However, before you do, it would be a good idea to play the demo to make sure this is the FF7 you know and love.
The demo is available on the PlayStation Store, with no restrictions on who can access it. The download weighs in at 7.6GB, ensuring most people will have room on their hard drives. You should be aware that progress will not carry over into the retail version.
What’s In the Final Fantasy VII Remake Demo?
The Final Fantasy VII Remake demo lets you play through the first chapter of the game. Which, as a reminder for fans of the original, sees Cloud Strife and Barret Wallace make a daring escape after bombing Mako Reactor 1 of the Shinra Electric Power Company.
You can follow the story, explore the environment, discover secrets, get to know the characters, and see how the combat has evolved from the original game. You’ll also get to face off against the first boss, which is called the Scorpion Sentinel.
The combat system is likely to be the sticking point for fans of the original. However, Square Enix has tried to blend the old Active Time Battle System of FF7 with the realtime action seen in more recent Final Fantasy games. And we think it works rather well.
Final Fantasy VII Remake: Try Before You Buy
Video game demos aren’t as common as they once were, but Square Enix has made a good decision releasing one for Final Fantasy VII Remake. After all, the company is taking a beloved game and reinventing it. So, letting people try before they buy is only fair.
If you’re keen for more Final Fantasy action, you should know that you can now play Final Fantasy XIV for free indefinitely . There are restrictions on how far you can level up in the game for free, but the restrictions are generous enough to make it worth playing.