The Tokyo Game Show in 2022 has come and gone. Some presentations, like Xbox, wowed viewers with a well-organized presentation that highlighted a wide range of games in a concise manner. Others, like Square Enix, divided their presentation into several broadcasts with presenters who didn't offer any real insight into the games.
Square Enix hired three comedians to perform the majority of its presenting duties, including Forspoken, Crisis Core, and Star Ocean. They went through set scenes of demos, offering banal remarks via monotone translators.
The first segment of the Crisis Core demo was a battle against two creatures that resembled Oni. The second segment was more of a compilation of shots, showing off character interactions, summons like Cactuar and Bahamut, and the slot system.
Crisis Core looks great in its entirety. It's a terrific marriage of original PSP gameplay and improved graphics that puts it on par with Final Fantasy VII Remake. For those who haven't seen the prequel, it will fill in a lot of gaps, particularly with Final Fantasy VII Rebirth coming next year.