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Return to Midgar: 8 Records Inspired by “Final Fantasy VII”


It’s rare that a remake is greeted with universal enthusiasm—usually, for every nostalgic fan there are at least five skeptics bracing for a letdown. But when the HD remake of Final Fantasy VII was announced, the news was greeted with wall-to-wall cheers. Square’s JRPG masterpiece, originally released in 1997, is not just a beloved video game—it’s a cultural phenomenon that has spawned full-length films and countless spin-off. […] To celebrate the return of this cultural icon, here are eight remixes and releases inspired by Final Fantasy VII.