When Final Fantasy 7 Remake finally arrived, it offered us the chance to revel in our memories of one of the most beloved video games of all time.
Returning to Midgar after more than 20 years was a prospect almost too good to be true for fans of the Final Fantasy series. It was a chance to reconnect with iconic characters and re-trace our steps through one of the most influential chapters in video game history.
It was one of the most eagerly anticipated games of the decade, let alone the year, and it delivered some of the most jaw-dropping gaming moments of 2020. Some of which we saw coming, others blindsided us completely, but each of them ensured this would become one of the most impactful games of the PS4 era.
Whether it was the sudden recognition of a specific location or an especially large wave of nostalgia brought on by that beloved soundtrack, FF7 Remake repeatedly slammed us with countless moments of elation and awe.
Suffice to say, Square Enix delivered on its promise to bring Midgar to life with a tirelessly faithful recreation enriched with relentless attention to detail and exquisite presentation.