As seen in the game's announcement trailer the remake of Final Fantasy VII will have an action based battle system , much different from the original titles turn based system.
Nomura reiterates that he will still choose to go with this new action battle system despite fans clamoring for a 1:1 remake of the original.
Nomura: If it had past materials like [Kingdom Hearts], the basics would have been easy to understand, and the staff can understand the hurdles we've had to overcome, but at any rate, the battles in [FFVII] have greatly changed from the original, since they're something with more action in them.
The next time I release information about [FFVII REMAKE], I think that I'll definitely have to explain the specifics of what the battle system has become to the players. I think right now that nobody is really able to imagine a concrete battle, so I'm in the middle of coming up with steps that I can show and explain to people, “It's this kind of battle.”
We've heard a lot of [FFVII] fans also say that they want to play the game with the original ATB style, but for the remake we're proceeding toward an action-heavy style. Of course, we've added systems that future fans will be able to enjoy, so people who are bad at action-style battles, please don't worry.
For those who excel at action-style battles, we're working to make this a system that's different than what you've used before and can still enjoy. Recently, we checked the Guard Scorpion at the beginning of the game, and I think you'll be satisfied with the realism you'll feel there.
It seems Nomura believes the new battle system will have something for new and old fans of the title, including an option for those who aren't the greatest at execution in an action style battle system.
Overall we cannot wait for the next information release about the remake of Final Fantasy VII. Let's hope a playable demo is in the near future to help calm fears.
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