One of the grouses fans had with Final Fantasy VII Remake was how its classic mode option for combat worked. It presented no challenge as it was essentially running at easy difficulty. In classic mode, characters execute basic attacks automatically. When the ATB gauge is full, players can select a special ability from the menu. This is akin to how the original game played. Final Fantasy VII Remake Part 2 may have classic mode play out differently. Development on Final Fantasy VII Remake Part 2 is already underway and Square Enix is taking fan feedback into account.

“Feedback from fans who want to use classic mode at normal difficulty will be kept in mind for the future,” said Final Fantasy VII Remake Part 2 Co-Director Naoki Hamaguchi in an interview with Japanese magazine Weekly Famitsu (via Gematsu).

This would bode well for those looking a greater challenge out of Final Fantasy VII Remake Part 2. It’ll be interesting to see what parts of the 1997 original remain as Final Fantasy VII Remake opens up new story-telling possibilities due welcome liberties taken with its source material.

In our Final Fantasy VII Remake review we stated that it’s essential for fans and first-timers. If you’re looking to pick it up (the minimum 13GB download lets you play through the first chapter of the game) or have it already, we’ve compiled a list of Final Fantasy VII Remake tips and tricks to get you started as well as another list just for its mini-games, a lore guide that explains a host of in-game terms, and seven things you need to know before you play Final Fantasy VII Remake.

Just keep in mind that unlike some past games in the long-running franchise, Final Fantasy VII Remake lacks a new game plus mode though it offers some interesting postgame content.

If you’re curious to know how long it takes to beat Final Fantasy VII Remake (complete with a full chapter list), we have you covered as well. Finally, when you’re done with all of that, there’s a spoiler-filled discussion of what we can expect next from Square Enix too. And before you ask, no there’s no Xbox One or PC release announced, but we won’t be surprised to see that happen soon enough despite Square Enix claiming otherwise.

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