There’s a scene in the opening hours of Final Fantasy 7 Remake that completely justifies its existence, showcasing why Square Enix was right in returning to what is arguably the most iconic well in gaming history. Shortly after detonating Midgar’s Section 1 Reactor, Cloud and the rest of Avalanche escape to the streets seeking anonymity.
Instead, what they see is something else entirely as the populace fails to comprehend that their home has been blown to pieces. They no longer feel safe, and it’s because of this story’s perceived heroes. Power is gone, their loved ones are likely dead and our heroes are forced to drink it all in, coming to terms with the cost of their actions that service the greater good.
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