Yes, it did happen in the end: 2020 was the year we actually got a remake of Final Fantasy VII. We will, share of one, at least. It may not cover the whole story, but the Final Fantasy VII Remake carries its love of the original game as a badge of honor. It’s as much a tribute to the classic Japanese role-playing game as it’s a new show – but those of you who’m done with it will know that it’s somehow more than that.
From the brilliantly crafted combat system to the superb soundtrack, Remake accomplishes so many things. It is both a powerful nostalgia trip and a gripping adventure in itself, and it does a particularly fantastic job of preparing a cast with already beloved characters. It is a real achievement.
Now we are not saying that Final Fantasy VII Remake is perfect ̵
And those bosses are fighting! It’s fair to say that Remake has some of the biggest boss fights not only in 2020, but on PS4 in general. We played the game several times just to relive some of these encounters, and it also shows the strength of the title’s seriously impressive combat system, which combines action with turn-based commands quite perfectly.
So much could have gone wrong with the Final Fantasy VII Remake, but here we’re looking at a real competitor from this year’s game. A great game, and hopefully the start of something very special.
You can read our full Final Fantasy VII Remake Review through the link.
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How we decide this year’s game: In December, our editorial staff created a list of nominees for Game of the Year based on our own rating points and a number of other factors. After much discussion, we trimmed the list of nominees down and asked all Push Square employees and the Push Square community to vote for their five favorites using a points-based system. The ten matches with the most points within the specified deadline were then decided as our favorites in 2020.