Due to some changes in the plot of the first game, Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 2 will have some new challenges for Cloud.
After the warm welcome of the first game, it seems a hype for Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 2 is at an all time high. Many are looking forward to the news and information, but there is none other than the first game to be released. However, there is actually a lot to do and analyze due to the new Whisper storyline introduced in the game. NOTE: Contains the following MASSIVE SPOILERS for FF7 remake and the original game.
Perhaps one of the greatest is how Cloud and Gang managed to break free from the limits of fate Final Fantasy 7 RemakeThis especially calls into question the remaining events of the title, and this is especially true given the return of a character who defined Cloud̵
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The mental health of the cloud
As many know from the original game, Cloud is not a SOLDIER. His memories come from his experience with Zack Fair, a close friend who was actually a SOLDIER. The FF7 remake does a good job of pissing off his broken psyche, but one big change makes it an even bigger challenge for him Part 2. It’s strongly implied by the end of FF7 remake that Zack Fair somehow survived, which means that Cloud’s memory raises even bigger questions when faced with Zack again.
With Zack’s death and the resulting trauma, it’s a relatively safe story because Cloud’s healing comes through his subconscious. The events there are unfolding and helping Cloud realize who he really is, but this is a really abstract solution to resolving his trauma. If Zack Fair is believed to be alive, it means that Cloud’s recovery and mental health issues are likely to be taking a much more realistic and physical approach.
As for storytelling, this may be even better as there aren’t many games that really dive deep into their characters’ sanity. But that doesn’t make it easy. Because of this, the abstract and simple answer seems to be changed for something different and more realistic. Demonstrate that in Final Fantasy 7 Remake will mean portraying it accurately so that it doesn’t lose its relevance to history or is not an accurate mental health depiction.
How Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 2 can get this right
There are many possible ways to do this, but perhaps the most important thing is that it is approached from the start and personally. It would be a seriously bad move to bypass it or move it aside, both in terms of narrative and in terms of representation. What this really means is if not in Part 2, then at least in Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 3Zack has to face the cloud. He needs to realize that his memories are not his own, and he needs to have that support system there to get him through.
His healing must be well represented. It is not something that a simple face-to-face conversation will clear up. it must show how Zack, Aerith and Tifa are helping bring him back from the brink. It has to be emotional, otherwise it will reveal the character. Ultimately, it remains to be seen how Square Enix changes its approach given the fate of the Whispers, but what matters is that this is something the remake nails.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 2 is in development.
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