I traveled to Midgar for the first time when FINAL FANTASY VII Remake was released for PlayStation 4 last summer. You see, my most direct connection between Cloud and his fellow band was the Advent Children movie. From there, I spent thousands of hours listening to Nobuo Uematsu’s incredible score and imagining what it would look like to play an upgraded version of Game 7. Not surprisingly, FINAL FANTASY VII Remake was one of my favorite experiences in 2020. With that in mind, you may be wondering where Intergrade’s review is now, with the long-awaited title published for over 24 hours. I’m here to tell you that it’s definitely on the way and I’m enjoying what I’ve played so far.
Eventually, a review copy of FINAL FANTASY VII Remake Intergrade arrived a bit late and I couldn’t access the content of the new Episode Intermission Story until the release date. We continue to fight over the strange situations of Midgar like Yuffie and Sonon. Their bunter and combat power make the fighting as exhilarating as they did when they jumped on Cloud, Tifa, Barrett and Aeris about a year ago. Yuffie’s moment-to-moment ninja combo and beloved shuriken satisfy destroying enemies (apart from having to throw weapons into distant boxes for MP points and more).
In addition, FINAL FANTASY VII Remake Intergrade works like a dream on PlayStation 5. Performance mode works at 1080p at 60 frames, but the lighting and special effects are visually so impressive that the graphics quality degradation is barely noticeable. There is no better way to experience real-time action in FINAL FANTASY VII. I can’t promise to beat all of Chadley’s reports while using Performance Mode, but you can certainly try! However, graphic mode is my favorite option just because shadows, explosions, and reflective surface details are more pop than ever. You will be amazed at how shocking it is to see the flickering of light dancing along the edges of the bastard sword. And yes, in case you’re wondering: the door really looks as good as everyone says.
I haven’t completed the episode break yet, but the beat of the story definitely feels more comfortable than the original story. I prefer this method mainly because the theme and camp parallel to Yuffie’s childlike vibrancy and whimsical attitude. Undoubtedly, this upgraded version of FINAL FANTASY VII Remake is the best way to experience the classic story (or at least its first chapter). Keep an eye out for the Intergrade review coming out next week.