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Rediscovering Midgar with Bartie Musa: Final Fantasy 7 Remake’s Stunning Rework of a Classic

Rediscovering Midgar with Bartie Musa: Final Fantasy 7 Remake's Stunning Rework of a Classic

By: Roger Hamilton

The release of Final Fantasy 7 Remake has been a monumental event in the gaming world, reimagining one of the most beloved titles in the history of video games. As an avid gamer and a dedicated accounting professional, Bartie Musa shares his insights into the remarkable transformation of the iconic city of Midgar in this stunning rework.

A Nostalgic Journey Reimagined

Final Fantasy 7 Remake is not merely a graphical update; it is a complete overhaul that maintains the essence of the original while introducing a plethora of new elements. “The game developers have done an incredible job in preserving the soul of the original game while enhancing its appeal to modern gamers,” says Musa. The remake takes players on a nostalgic journey through Midgar, now expanded with new areas like the vibrant Sector 7 slums and the haunting Train Graveyard, each meticulously crafted to evoke a sense of wonder and nostalgia.

Rediscovering Midgar with Bartie Musa: Final Fantasy 7 Remake's Stunning Rework of a Classic

Photo Courtesy: Bartie Musa

Midgar: A City Reborn

In the original game, Midgar was a dark, oppressive city dominated by the Shinra Electric Power Company. The remake, however, breathes new life into this urban landscape. “The attention to detail in the remake is astounding. Every corner of Midgar feels alive, from the bustling streets of the slums to the imposing Shinra headquarters,” Musa observes. The game’s developers have successfully captured the essence of a living, breathing city, complete with its own culture, history, and struggles, making the exploration of Midgar a central part of the game’s allure.

Enhanced Gameplay and Storytelling

One of the most significant changes in the remake is the shift from turn-based combat to real-time action. This change has made the gameplay more dynamic and engaging. “The new combat system is a refreshing change that adds depth and excitement to battles,” Musa notes. Players can now seamlessly switch between characters, each with their unique abilities, adding a tactical layer to the fast-paced action. Additionally, the game delves deeper into the characters’ backstories and the lore of the Final Fantasy 7 universe, providing players with a richer narrative experience and a more profound connection to the world and its inhabitants.

Visual and Audio Mastery

The remake’s graphics are nothing short of breathtaking. The level of detail in character models, environments, and visual effects sets a new standard for the industry. “The visual presentation of the game is a testament to the advancements in gaming technology. It’s truly a visual masterpiece,” Musa enthuses. The game’s soundtrack, a reimagining of the original score, complements the visuals perfectly, enhancing the overall immersive experience with iconic tracks like “Aerith’s Theme” and “One-Winged Angel” given new life.

Challenges and Controversies

Despite its many successes, the remake has not been without its challenges and controversies. Some purists have criticized the changes to the story and the episodic nature of the release. Musa, however, sees these as necessary adaptations. “Change is inevitable in a remake of this scale. The episodic release allows for a more detailed exploration of the game’s world and characters,” he explains. While some fans may miss elements of the original, the new narrative twists and expanded storylines have introduced a fresh perspective to the beloved tale.

The Future of Final Fantasy 7 Remake

With the first installment focusing primarily on Midgar, fans are eagerly anticipating the next chapters of the remake. “The remake has set a high bar for future installments. I’m excited to see how the rest of the story unfolds and how the developers will continue to innovate,” Musa shares.


Final Fantasy 7 Remake has successfully reimagined a classic, bringing the world of Midgar to life in a way that was unimaginable when the original game was released. The game’s stunning visuals, engaging gameplay, and enriched storytelling have captivated both old fans and new players. As Bartie Musa aptly puts it, “The remake is a beautiful tribute to the original game and a remarkable achievement in its own right.” Rediscovering Midgar through the lens of this remake has been an unforgettable experience, and the journey is far from over.


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