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Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn's Omnislash Pays Homage to Cloud's Buster Sword from FFVII

June 12, 2013

One of the most iconic elements of the Final Fantasy series, at least for those that love the masterpiece titled Final Fantasy VII, is Cloud’s massive Buster Sword. After all its shape and hefty bulk are quite hard to forget.

We already know that Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is going to perform a complete 180 away from its predecessor’s departure from the classic elements of the series, and push on the “fanservice button” quite hard, in order to let Final Fantasy fans feel right at home while playing the game. One of the classic elements reintroduced is Limit Breaks.

The spectacular trailer released yesterday is definitely a good indication of that, but I’m quite sure that many didn’t notice a small detail: during the fight against Garuda the dragoon is shown while executing Cloud’s limit break Omnislash, and that’s not all. Check the still below.

Do you recognize that glowing sword? Of course you do. It’s the Buster Sword. Now, we don’t really know if the sword will be present in the game as an actual item, or it’ll simply appear in the hands of characters when they execute the Omnislash limit break. It’s probably the latter, but we’ll have to wait for the next phases of the beta to be sure.

That’s quite nifty, isn’t it? Below you can see an animated GIF made with love by yours truly showing the full limit break, and the trailer itself. If you want to see this particular scene go to 3:03 minutes.

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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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