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Final Fantasy VII Remake has spectacular action, but it's easy to get lost in the commotion

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Arguably the hottest ticket at E3 2019 is Final Fantasy VII Remake. After surprising fans with a release date just days ago, Square Enix confirmed the game would be playable on the show floor. On the first day of E3, the line to get a ticket to play wrapped around the both as early attendees rushed to get their shot at playing. I was in that line, and a few hours later, got my first opportunity to give Final Fantasy VII Remake a shot.

The demo is relatively short. After a watching an instructional video on how to play it, I'm dropped into the heart of a Shinra reactor as Cloud and Barrett. Tasked with planting a bomb and getting the hell out of there, it's a quick climb down the various ladders and catwalks to the reactor below. There are a few Shinra soldiers and flying robots to standing in our way, giving me a chance to familiarize myself with the battle system before the Guard Scorpion boss battle that will ultimately make up the bulk of the demo.

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