Podcast: We Sure Hope The Final Fantasy VII Remake Has A World Map

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Will the upcoming remake of Final Fantasy VII have a world map? WE SURE HOPE SO.

Today on Kotaku Splitscreen, we’re talking about the ambitious multi-part Final Fantasy VII remake, which was looking hot at the PlayStation Experience earlier this month. We also dig into console exclusives, Hanukkah songs, and how it makes me grumpy when people pick “Game of the Year” before 2015 is over.

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Just off the top of my head the following things will be either removed entirely or altered if there is no world map:

Chocobo catching

All the overworld weapon fights.

The underwater zone/submarine

The giant serpent in the swamp that’s sensitive to your footsteps.

The land Rover (no point with no overworld)

Tiny Bronco (no point with no overworld.

The Highwind airship (why? No overworld)

Catching Yuffie in the forest zones.

...that all I can think of at the moment. FFVII is going to be a VERY different creature, for better or worse and it has me worried sick. :(

EDIT: not only all this, but with the game being episodic, are you even going to be able to backtrack AT ALL? I don’t see how that would be possible.