Review: Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade

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Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade contains the reinterpretation of the cult game of Playstation 1: Final Fantasy VII Remake and 2 additional story chapters called INTERmission.

Take over Cloud Strife, the mercenary who joins a group of eco-terrorists to stop Shinra from absorbing the planet’s energy, and oppressing the population.

And Yuffie a new character, in 2 chapters that takes place after the main story.

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Developed by: Square Enix
Published by: Square Enix
Platforms: Playstation 5

Type of game: Action / Adventure

Average game time: 40 minutes
Lifespan: 40 hours of play
Completing everything: 80 hours of play

Topics: Combat, friendship, ecology, corporation, army, betrayal

Business model: Just need to buy the game once.

Available in physical (blu-ray) or digital (download on console)
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The movement of the camera as well as the multiple simultaneous actions required can make the game difficult for neophytes to approach.
Difficulty
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The combat system is difficult enough in itself, but once mastered, many challenges await you. Several difficulty levels are available, and a Hard difficulty level unlocks once the game is completed for the first time.

Violence, fear, nudity?
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Many fights with knives, guns, punches, kicks, magical attacks of electricity, fire, ice, wind… Summoning and fighting monsters, soldiers, robots, aliens. Many sound impacts, sounds of screams of pain, explosions. At one point the game suggests impalement of a character, but this is done off camera. And a character gets shot several times while climbing a flight of stairs.

Some female characters have outfits that highlight their physique, have plunging necklines. A scene contains a character sexually wanting three female characters, verbally demonstrating and gesticulating explicitly.

Language level used
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Many violent words, threats, combat provocations. Many sexual innuendos. Evocation of alcoholic beverages on numerous occasions. The words ‘sh*t’, ‘a*shole’ and ‘pr*ck’ appear in the dialogues as well.

Positive message

The hero and his friends team up to save the planet and protect it from its outrageous exploitation.

Minimum reading level required
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Requires reading for years. There is a lot of text, whether it’s to tell the story or to give the goals of the quests.

Additional costs ?
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None

Minimum level of execution on the controller required
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The combat system is as difficult to handle as it is jubilant to play. You have to constantly juggle between 2 or 3 characters, change the camera of meaning, choose the orders for each of them. Many players find themselves distraught at such an action. Those who cling to it and persevere take great pleasure in it.

Principle of the game

You don’t have to have played other Final Fantasy games to enjoy this game. The story is completely independent.

Browse the story as Cloud Strife and his friends in turn, and discover the beginning of a great adventure. Sometimes you will have to explore the environments and solve puzzles, and many times you will have to face soldiers, mercenaries, monsters, machines in a whimsical context.

Indeed, if Final Fantasy VII Remake takes over and reinterprets the classic Playstation 1 game to current quality standards, it does not do so entirely. FFVII Remake is Part 1 of this reinterpretation, and the rest is not yet available, and is under development at Square Enix.

Conclusion

Final Fantasy VII Remake is a masterpiece with impeccable achievement, and many wise choices made during the design of the game. There were many ways to fail this Remake, 23 years later. The company and the way we design the games have totally changed, but Square Enix has achieved this feat, with gusto. Let’s hope the sequels manage to reach that level of quality placed so high.

More information about the game: Official page of the game on the site of Square Enix

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