The pursuit of Sephiroth that comprised most of the main narrative was suggested by Nomura, as nothing similar had been done in the series before.
Sakaguchi decided to use deformed models for field navigation and real-time event scenes, for better expression of emotion, while realistically proportioned models would be used in battles.
You really gave me quite a scare.
When it was decided to use 3D graphics, there was a discussion among the staff whether to use sprite-based character models or 3D polygonal models.
Joining the cast are Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O'Shea Jackson Jr.
Cloud's original design of slicked-back black hair with no spikes was intended to reduce polygon count and contrast with Sephiroth's long, flowing silver hair.
Aerith had been the only heroine, but the death of a female protagonist would necessitate a second; this led to the creation of Tifa.
Bring on the mods, my body is ready.