Final Fantasy VII gets a remake from an outside artist

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Ben’s version appears to stay close to the original art style but gives it more depth, clarity, and color.

With the announcement of a Final Fantasy VII remake last year, fans have been waiting eagerly for what the game might be and ultimately look like. Well, one artist (Ben Nicholas) has decided to share his version of a small section of the game.

Ben Nicholas did his own version of a section of the Final Fantasy 7 game.

Ben Nicholas did his own version of a section of the Final Fantasy 7 game.

This is a stark contrast to the art found in the original game:

This is the original art from the first release of Final Fantasy 7.

This is the original art from the first release of Final Fantasy 7.

This corner store is the pharmacy found in the Wall Market of the Slums. A good portion of the early game is spent going in and out of the various shops, obtaining items, and trading them. This is also where Cloud and the rest of AVALANCHE have their home base to plan out missions. All in all, it’s a critical part of the game’s beginnings.

To see an outside perspective of what the game could look like is great. Ben’s version appears to stay close to the original art style but gives it more depth, clarity, and color.

Put this side by side with the official trailer that was released, and you’ll see that Square Enix is going for a much more realistic and possibly even grittier-than-the-original look.

Regardless of what the final game turns out to be — and it seems we’ve still got a ways to go to find out — it’s awesome to see the FFVII community get involved and add some great creativity into the fold. Who knows, maybe this will catch Square Enix’s eye and provide a perspective they might not have had.

Which style do you like more, Ben’s version or the official trailer? Let us know in the comments below, or on Google+, Twitter or Facebook.

  Source: Kotaku
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