The Final Fantasy 7 Remake Update has once again brought some new stuff to the table including some of the materia as well as the expectations for the materia, it cannot be argued that materia is part of the driving force that made Final Fantasy 7 the golden apple that it is today. Also, the materia will take on more of a supportive role in the game doing everything from ending your enemies to healing. One of the characteristics that the materia is going to have is allowing the gamer to do more in battle. The following video will back this.
There is also the concept of a possible multiplier that the gamer will be able to take advantage of while they’re using the materia in battle. I want it to go on the record that the Final Fantasy 7 Remake is going to be totally awesome! The biggest takeaway from the game is that there a few summons that are definitely going to be in the game as well.
Favorites like Shiva, Ifrit, and Titan. I’m not exactly sure what other summons will make it into the game but I can tell you this, it’s going to be over with if Alexander makes it into the game because you can’t spell holy power without Alexander but more on that later in this post.
As previously mentioned, materia will definitely be in the game. According to the Final Fantasy 7 Remake Update, the materia won’t just consist of fire and ice; there’ll be other elemental materia as well. Despite the fact that Ultima isn’t an element but a non-elemental, I hope it makes it into the game because Ultima is the ultimate power in the universe and gaming-verse. Personally, the game needs to have an Ultima Materia because it would really give the game more oomph in the materia department.
I want to go on the record as saying that I hope the remake carries a lot of the materia from the original game over with the exception of the Independent Materia which is ultimately useless and has no bearing on the game whatsoever. The Master Materia needs to make back into the game as well, but there’ll be plenty of materia in the game to explore and use to your heart’s content.
Personally, the materia is definitely going to take center stage because it’s definitely going to complement certain characters as well as help out tremendously in combat. Unlike the original, the materia is going to give gamers more options of how to dispose of their enemies.
Weapons taking on elemental properties
Part of what makes the materia awesome in the remake is that it’ll allow your weapon to take on the elemental properties of the materia that is installed in it. Personally, this, to me, is a game changer plain and simple. I mean, what better way to multiple the damage being done to your enemies elementally than using your weapon that is being elementally charged from the materia that you have equipped to it. When I first read about that and watched the video, I was like “whoa, mind blown”.
Materia was always awesome but having it equipped to your weapon will make your weapon hit with the same force as that element you’re using, it can have monumental effects on your bottom line as far as changing up the strategy for combating your enemies. What is really going to be awesome is actually seeing your weapon on fire or iced over or even having it glow with some ethereal color to represent time or shield materia etc.
Overall, gamers can expect to see great things with their weapons taking on elemental properties, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the weapon will be that much stronger attack point-wise, but it will allow you cause some critical damage to your enemies.
2 to 4x normal damage multiplier
One popular aspect that the Final Fantasy 7 Remake Update made perfectly clear is that there will definitely be a damage multiplier which will be made visible when you’re striking an enemy’s weak spot or you’re using the materia to inflict damage on the enemy when their back is literally turned but more times than not, you’ll see it when you’re inflicting damage on an enemy’s weak spot.
How it used to be
Now, one of the main things to note is that the multiplier window does not stay open very long and with the multiplier, it gives you the ability to end the battle a little sooner than later. Weaknesses are meant to be exploited and as long as you’re drawing breath in the game when you play, you can’t not play this game and not exploit any weaknesses.
In the original game, you didn’t know that you were causing any significant damage until you saw a flash of light hit the screen indicating that you got a critical hit upon striking the enemy. However, a damage multiplier is a little easier to spot considering that you can just look at the red numbers that pop up as you’re striking your foe but all will be revealed in time.
Now, all Final Fantasy games have one thing in common, summons or the summoning of a monster with extraordinary power. Part of the reason I fell in love with the Final Fantasy games is because of the summons which will allow you to deal A LOT of damage to your enemies sometimes even killing them depending on how much damage they take from the attack.
Shiva has definitely been confirmed for the game which is good because no Final Fantasy game is ever complete without Shiva or even Bahamut for that matter. However, in the case of Bahamut, I hope they don’t have two or three variations like they did in the original which was kind of cool but very unnecessary. If I had to choose between regular, Neo and Bahamut Zero, I’d go with Bahamut Zero simply because its power is unmatched by the former two.
Also, for the first time, the summons will be able to run around on the battlefield with you so that means that summoning them for a short time then they disappear was definitely improved upon. Ultimately, you’ll get a chance to wipe the field clean more “professionally”, for lack of a better term, and you get to see your summon’s monster true power. Win freakin’ Win!
In the latest of the Final Fantasy 7 Remake Update, there were more than a few things that were mentioned that could be a game changer for the game such as the summons, the damage multiplier along with the elemental materia which, can be equipped to the weapon as well, will give you the ability to deal extraordinary amounts of damage to your enemies thereby ending the battle quickly and allowing time to amply recover.
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