Crisis Core comparison showcases the remaster's huge graphics boost

Crisis Core is no longer shackled to the PSP, and soon it will look glorious

Crisis Core comparison showcases the remaster's huge graphics boost

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 - Reunion takes remastering to a new level

I don't know about you, but I was floored by Square Enix's reveal of Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 - Reunion. "Surely this is a remaster?" I thought. "This has to be a remake" I speculated. No, this is a remaster, a remaster that has taken things to a whole new level. This is not a low effort PSP remaster. 

With most remasters, I expect to see a bump in resolution, a bump in framerate and some effort to add HD textures and assets to a game. Most of the time, we don't even get that much. With Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 - Reunion we get visuals that look as good as many new games, despite the fact that the game has many of the underpinnings of what was a PSP release. 

Even when looking at Square Enix's promised changes, which include updated 3D models, full voiceovers, and new musical arrangements, the game's reveal trailer showcased visuals that are far beyond what we expect from a remaster. In a sense, this is remaster that takes the good elements of most remakes. The advantage here is that gameplay is the same as the original, albeit improved in many ways thanks to the more versatile control options available on PC and console gamepads.

In the video below from  ElAnalistaDeBits, we can see how faithful Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 - Reunion is to the PSP original and how large the game's visual improvements are. Crisis Core has never looked this good, and that is an understatement. 

Honestly, Square Enix has managed to push Crisis Core much further than anyone could have expected. With the visuals that we have been shown in the trailer above, it is surprising to hear that this game is a remaster and not a remake. Moving from the PSP to this is a huge leap forward, and the fact that this is a remaster suggests that Square Enix has not messed around with the game's story too much. 

You can join the discussion on Final Fantasy: Crisis Core Remastered on the OC3D Forums.

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