Thanks to Edensgate for the inspiration!
The “PHSWWWSHHH” sound when the FF7 cast uses their limit breaks just them making that sound with their mouth.
That’s really weird. But consider that maybe Final Fantasy characters are really just Dungeon and Dragon nerds. They see bugs, make that weird noise with their mouth, and role play. Someone like Red XIII wouldn’t care for such nonsense, and Barret would have no clue what everyone was doing. But Cloud would do it for SOLDIER honor (he’s role-playing anyways) and Yuffie would do it because it’s fun.
But also consider the ATB system of fighting. Not many people stand in a line, waiting to attack in a battle. But turn-based and ATB are representational for fighting. How they would actually fight would mirror the real-time action found in the Final Fantasy VII remake. The sounds made would also represent the act of getting in a battle.
The best part of the remake is the live action. Finally, we won’t have to see a representation of a battle.