First impressions is this game is stunning. You can try to watch these supposed 4K trailers on YouTube but it’s something else entirely to see it running.
Character design-wise they all look amazing but Barret looks like Square Enix dipped him in The Bouncer sauce + injected some gamma radiation. He was always huge but it took me some getting used to.
I’ve played the demo 3 times now and tried out every mode:
First played on Normal which i think in hindsight is not a good idea because the combat and the camera take some getting used to and can be disorienting as well as a bit overwhelming, especially during the sentinel boss fight. Almost ran out of potions, that’s how challenging it was for me at first. I think once you’re acclamated with the battle system Normal is not difficult at all.
Found myself enjoying Easy more having gone through Normal. And Easy is easy, think i only used potions once on Cloud and Barret.
Classic mode wasn’t fun. It basically takes control of your characters allowing you to focus only on spells and abilities. It’s certainly there for people who may not be that good at video games (or just want an easier time) but It’s not for me. Plus, the name Classic mode implies being close to the turn base combat in the original and it’s not. Also, you can still control your characters and issue movement, blocks, attacks and dodges. It’s just that Cloud does it automatically if you’re not pressing anything.
I find myself issuing commands rather than mapping certain spells and abilities to execute them easier. Maybe it’s something i need more time with or maybe i just prefer the traditional RPG style.
All in all, i can’t wait. I plan on playing the demo once more on Normal having a better understanding of the combat system.