This article accommodates gentle spoilers for Final Fantasy 7 Remake.
Folks who have been enjoying Final Fantasy 7 Remake earlier than I began have been telling me, “Yo, this sport’s obtained some actual Yakuza vitality happening.” At first, I took it with a grain of salt, doubting how a serious-looking sport about radical environmentalism and preventing an evil company might attain the degrees of outlandish attraction of Sega’s long-running crime-action franchise. I believed, perhaps it is as a result of FF7 Remake has side-quests to assist construct out the NPCs that embody its hub areas with related stylings as Yakuza’s Kamurocho or Sotenbori. But that is solely scratching Midgar’s floor.
I typically describe the Yakuza collection as a journey by means of Japan’s violent felony underworld the place “absurdist humor meets gripping melodrama starring an adorably naive but beefy man with a mean mug, fists of steel, and a heart of gold.” I instantly fell in love with foremost man Kazuma Kiryu and the way the collection balances seemingly reverse ends of the tonal spectrum to make you snicker, cry, and cry from laughter. FF7 Remake does not fairly hit the identical extremes–which is fine–but when the sport channels that vitality, it will get it so proper.