It Needs Its Own Commercial Break
Most commercials are like 30 seconds to a minute long, right? Well, most products aren’t Final Fantasy VII. Apparently, it warrants a 13 minute long commercial. But many of us don’t have that kind of time, so they made a short version, which is 7 minutes long. Yes, the edited version is 7 minutes. The Japanese Final Fantasy VII Remake commercial basically a mini-drama about a young business man who has never played Final Fantasy VII, but is surrounded by people who have and still reminisce about it to this day.
Unfortunately, this commercial (in either forms) does not have English subtitles at this point, but you can kind of make out what gets said. This young man finds his wife’s PS1 copy of Final Fantasy VII. At work, his colleagues talk about it fondly, and he feels a little left out. He decides to research it a bit at home, and his wife notices him taking interest. She gets lost in her memory of watching her now-estranged brother playing it as children. Later, the man and his wife meet up at a bar after work and are ambushed by a stranger who scolds him for not playing FFVII in a rather funny scene. He tells of the cultural impact of the game and how so many people grew up playing it. At the end of the movie, I mean commercial, the man buys a PS4 so he and his wife can play the FFVII Remake.
Through out the commercial, there are references to both the remake and the original. The clock in the man and his wife’s home is tilted so that the VII is at the top, for some reason. During the bar scene, the strange man stops the man’s wife from spoiling narrative points. In the extended version, the stranger walks off in a stranger way humming the chocobo theme. Final Fantasy VII Remake is coming out on March 3rd, 2020 for PS4.
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