Final Fantasy VII Remake – The Crossdressing Cloud Conundrum

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  • The Final Fantasy franchise has redefined the video-game industry and has garnered such acclaim that even after decades, Square Enix has decided to remake Final Fantasy VII and to shock fans around the world. The production will be led by Tetsuya Nomura, who will be directing the remake, with producer Yoshinori Kitase and writer Kazuhige Nojima.

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    But what exactly would the Final Fantasy VII, arguably the most beloved FF game of all time, imply?

    The main question

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    First, let’s look at the facts. Tetsuya Nomura announced that the remake will not be as simple as re-mastering the game with better graphics. He said that they will use a different approach in remaking the game to suit the current zeitgeist of video-gaming. There WILL be changes.

    The fans opinions about the remake vary and they are anxious to see how the game will turn out. Questions like “Will they show this? Will they show that?” inevitably arise. Now, there are lots of things that fans are anticipating in the remake, but one of the most important is the Crossdressing Cloud, where Cloud Strife, the main protagonist of Final Fantasy VII, crossdresses as a girl to complete a quest.

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    This is an important detail because the setting of the game is bleak and almost lifeless one, with the post-apocalyptic vibe and all. But in the game, Cloud, his friend’s antics and those little quests like cross-dressing act as breathers from the dark tone of the game. It ultimately balances out the overall feeling.

    So, if the Crossdressing Cloud quest isn’t included in the game, it is more than possible that the game will flop and become boring.

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