Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
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Set two years after the climactic events of the original Final Fantasy VII, for gamers of a certain vintage, the 2006 CG film Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children was really all we had in the way of closure, if you can call it that. Visually stunning, if narratively nonsensical, it contained insane action sequences that are still incredible today. That Final Fantasy VII Remake largely succeeded in being a playable Advent Children is a testament to how good we've got things these days.

It should come as no surprise, then, to know that Advent Children has been on legendary Square Enix designer Tetsuya Nomura's mind. Nomura worked on the original FF7 l game as a monster designer and would go on to direct Advent Children (as well as Kingdom Hearts), so there's a pleasing symmetry here. Now, as director of Final Fantasy VII Remake, Rebirth, and presumably the as-yet-untitled third entry, Nomura has confirmed something that long-time fans have been dreaming of for years.

In an expansive interview with The Guardian, Nomura said, "If you play right through to the end [of the trilogy], it will link up [to Advent Children], so you don’t need to worry about that."

What are your memories of Advent Children? Does it still hold up in your reckoning? What do you think this "link" will be, and are you expecting more than just a wink and a nod? Find a cure for the Geostigma in the comments section below.

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