Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Ending Poll
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Spoiler Warning: Naturally, this article contains major story spoilers for both the original Final Fantasy 7 and Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth.

It's been over two months since the release of Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, and so we think it's about time to try and discuss the game's ending. With Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Square Enix made it clear that this trilogy is not a straight retelling of the original Final Fantasy 7 — and its sequel doesn't shy away from that.

Let's face it, Aerith's death is one of the most iconic scenes in all of gaming — and the developer had no choice but to revisit it in Rebirth. At the end of the remade adventure, Aerith dies. Again. But only kind of... we think.

Yep, Rebirth's entwining timelines enter the equation again, and although we don't actually see Aerith get skewered, the following cutscenes confirm her demise. But at the same time, Cloud can still perceive Aerith on some level — as well as the realities of other timelines — and so we're left with an ending that once again leaves things wide open. The third game should be fun...

Admittedly, we haven't seen a whole lot of discussion around Rebirth's handling of that timeless moment — which is probably down to the fact that the game is incredibly long. But still, we're eager to know how people feel about it, especially now that a lot of fans will have had time to digest Rebirth's direction.

So, vote in our poll, and then feed us an honest opinion in the comments section below.

What do you think of Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth's ending? (1,000 votes)

  1. I think it's fantastic17%
  2. It's interesting, in a good way35%
  3. Eh, it's okay10%
  4. Honestly, I don't really understand it11%
  5. It's disappointingly convoluted19%
  6. I think it's an insult to the original game9%