The storyline campaign is very long, but even after the finale, adventures await you.
While only partially replicating the original, Final Fantasy 7 is just as huge as most RPGs. The story takes about thirty hours to complete, and the secondary assignments take from five to ten hours. But don’t think that the game ends in the end credits.
Fans will have something to do after the episode. Additional content will not interest everyone, but achievers will love finishing off Fantasy 7 Remake. Of course, there are varying degrees of progress. And don’t forget: although the game is linear, after completing it you can return to side quests. Chapter 15 is not the final at all.
Complete DLC INTERmission
It is highly recommended that you play Final Fantasy 7 Remake first. For those familiar with the plot of the original, there are no spoilers. However, it’s best to save the DLC for later. The combat system is more complex than the main game and there are no clues. As in the storyline, after the passage, you can select any chapter.
Reach max level in campaign and DLC
This can be done both in the main plot and in INTERmission. The maximum level is 50, unlike other parts of Final Fantasy, where it is 99. It is best to grind in the Shinra combat simulator.
Numerous battles await you in the campaign. There are only three of them in the add-on, but you can reach level 50 in just an hour, playing as Yuffie and Sonona. Another way is to replay the very first battle.
Squats and pull-ups
Of course, the updated version of Final Fantasy 7 focuses on squats. These are side quests, but you can go further and challenge other athletes to get additional items. Squats are not difficult, except for the last challenge, pull-ups. The main thing is to avoid mistakes. Or hope for luck, because the computer also makes mistakes.
Open all of Jesse’s dialogues in the first section on motorcycles
On repeated passes, unexpected things are revealed. For example, in Chapter 4, during a motorcycle chase, Jesse may react differently to Cloud’s actions.
In case of failure, the Avalanche employee will reprimand you. But if you show the upper class, then she will kiss Cloud. As always, he is at a loss from such a manifestation of feelings.
Break the boxes
This mini-game can be found in sector 5, where children are walking. The first option is not difficult, but the harder version requires increased attention to receive the highest reward. Fortunately, even with mistakes, it is possible to get the Moogle Medal. In general, it is better to break small boxes with normal attacks, and large (blue) ones with the End of Infinity.
There is a similar mini-game in Chapter 2 of the INTERmission DLC. It’s just as difficult. In addition, new types of boxes have appeared. Fast response and high accuracy are required to pass this test.
Collect all music discs
The developers have managed to add a lot of classic tracks. They appear in the later stages in the form of disks. They can be listened to in jukeboxes located throughout the game world. There are 31 of them in total. Some of them are well hidden. Unfortunately, the sound quality of the players is far from perfect, and there are no other ways to listen to tracks in the remake.
High level of difficulty
There are three difficulties available in the game. High opens after the first pass. In this case, you have the opportunity to choose a chapter and a difficulty mode.
Not only are the enemies stronger, but objects are also blocked, that is, health can only be restored on benches. Even after reaching the max level (50), some of the bosses are incredibly difficult. You have to choose your equipment and Materia carefully. Before starting the passage on high difficulty, we advise you to complete the additional content at the normal level and reach the maximum.
The increased difficulty mode is also presented in the INTERmission DLC, but first it is better to pump in the Shinra combat simulator. And if you need more challenges, play the Fort Condor mini-game.
Complete side quests
There are 24 of them. Most players would prefer to go through them in order to unlock new items and facilitate further passage.
But if you decide to postpone secondary missions for later, you can return to them after completing the game. Some are pretty typical: go and take out the enemies. But in certain quests interesting inhabitants of Midgar appear.
Clear the Muggle Medal Store
In sector 5 you can find a child who trades valuables for Moogle medals. They are scattered throughout the game world. Cloud can look for them even during the assault on the Shinra building. Return to the child after completing the game to collect new medals.
You can also always farm items in the box destruction mini-game. To do this, you need to talk to the girl in the same room.
Find all manuscripts
They provide additional SP – weapon improvement points – for certain heroes. Manuscripts are often found in main missions. But on the first playthrough, you might miss some of them.
Some of the manuscripts can only be obtained at high difficulty. They will come in handy for the most difficult battles.
Collect all combat intelligence reports
Chudley is a Sinra trainee helping Avalanche. If the report is executed, he develops a new Materia for the heroes. Most of the reports are unlocked as you progress, but in some cases a dedicated effort is required.
Completing the last talks grants access to powerful Matter for the entire team. The most time is spent pumping green Matter.
Unlock all outfits
In the famous scene of the infiltration of Don Corneo’s mansion, the characters Cloud, Iris, and Tifa may be dressed differently depending on the player’s actions. In Cloud’s case, it all depends on the decisions made in Chapter 9 and related quests.
For Tifa, you need to complete all the side quests in chapter 3; her costume is chosen by Cloud. And the number of additional missions completed in Chapter 8 affects the appearance of Iris. Open all costumes after beating the game, in the chapter selection menu.
This is the last summoned creature in the game. You can only fight him if you complete all reports with combat information.
The iconic monster is arguably Final Fantasy VII Remake’s strongest enemy. He has a huge pool of health and spews mega-flames – almost always deadly. He can be fought in Chudley’s VR arena, just like with the rest of the summoned creatures.
Play the original Final Fantasy VII
This is not possible in the remake, but the original is available on PS4. Of course, 24-year-old Final Fantasy VII is already starting to get old, although it was a very decent game at the time.
Moreover, in the re-release there were some improvements – for example, accelerated gameplay. Considering that the remake only covers a small part of the plot, the original definitely deserves attention.
He appears in a side quest, as in many parts of Final Fantasy. After completing the game, new battles are unlocked in the Shinra simulator (chapter 16). These are some of the most difficult battles in the game. They can only be passed by experts in the incredibly confusing combat system.
On hard difficulty, you get twice the experience and three times the AP – a great opportunity to grind Matter. The pumping of the Restoration Matter is especially long-lasting. The “AP Up” Materia will make your workout easier. Fortunately, grinding is not necessary to complete the main game, but additional battles will require increasing power.
Knock out platinum
Above have already been listed the actions that will unlock trophies. It will take you about seventy hours to get platinum, as you will have to complete the game twice and withstand the most difficult battles of the Shinra combat simulator. For some gamers, such virtual achievements do not make any sense, while for others it is a great reason to enjoy your favorite game.