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Jun 11, 2020. 22 comments

Embracing The Beautiful Nonsense Of The Final Fantasy VII Spinoffs

Embracing The Beautiful Nonsense Of The Final Fantasy VII Spinoffs

This year has not been great for my mental health. But I recently thought I could just push those vibes away, even just briefly, to dunk on Tetsuya Nomura, the creative visionary of Final Fantasy VII and a man who never met a story he couldn’t convolute.

I had plenty of material, because I’ve played all the Final Fantasy VII spin-off games, seen all three (yes, three) FFVII movies and read the...

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May 02, 2020. 16 comments

A Late Game Boss Fight Shows Final Fantasy VII Remake At Its Best

A Late Game Boss Fight Shows Final Fantasy VII Remake At Its Best

Final Fantasy VII Remake’s combat kit-bashes the series’ role-playing battles with the hefty action of a game like Monster Hunter World. Part action, part tactics, it usually works even if some camera woes mess things up from time to time. One fight later in the game—a fight that wasn’t in the original 1997 classic—highlights everything good about the Remake’s combat.

Final Fantasy VII...

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Apr 30, 2020. 18 comments

Final Fantasy VII Remake's Finale Was Wasted On A Newcomer Like Me

Final Fantasy VII Remake's Finale Was Wasted On A Newcomer Like Me
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I felt guilty while watching the credits roll on Final Fantasy VII Remake early this morning. This game wasn’t meant for me, I thought. I didn’t earn this. Sure, technically I played the game for 30 hours and finally beat the final boss after a couple of frustrating attempts. That was me. But...

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Apr 29, 2020. 17 comments

Knife Child Terrorizes Local Sector

Knife Child Terrorizes Local Sector

It’s important to analyze games with rigorous consideration. Games are art and we need to hold them accountable for everything they contain. So please understand how serious I am when I say that Tonberries are the funniest fucking thing on the planet.

The Tonberry (Tonicus Berricus) is one of the most iconic enemies in the Final Fantasy franchise. First appearing in Final Fantasy V on the...

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Apr 29, 2020. 18 comments

Here’s How Summons Work In Final Fantasy VII Remake

Here’s How Summons Work In Final Fantasy VII Remake

Final Fantasy wouldn’t be Final Fantasy without summons. Ever since

Final Fantasy III , you’ve been able to call on superpowered mythical beasts for aid in battle, effectively turning the tide at the press of a button. Final Fantasy VII Remake, the new dance-off game from Square Enix , is no different.

I’ve spent many hours with Remake, and have spent most of those hours thinking the summons...

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Apr 25, 2020. 7 comments

Final Fantasy VII Remake Made Me Climb 59 Flights Of Stairs And I Loved It

Final Fantasy VII Remake Made Me Climb 59 Flights Of Stairs And I Loved It
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I recently arrived at Shinra headquarters in my playthrough of Final Fantasy VII Remake. After Cloud and his squad fight their way through the parking garage, they enter the spacious reception area to find the place deserted. Our heroes have two ways to reach Aerith: take the elevator or climb 59...

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Apr 24, 2020.

Isabelle Is Having A Bad Day

Isabelle Is Having A Bad Day

Today on Highlight Reel we have Animal Crossing mysteries, Blade and Sorcery glitches, Bannerlord NPCs trying their best, and much more!

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Apr 23, 2020. 24 comments

Final Fantasy VII Remake Is Haunted By What Came Before

Final Fantasy VII Remake Is Haunted By What Came Before

Final Fantasy VII Remake bears a heavy weight on its shoulders, needing to recreate a beloved classic in a way that can ignite the imaginations of old-school fans and newcomers alike. There is an expectation surrounding the game: Be like the thing that existed in 1997. Be the game we loved. Be the game we want now. These expectations can’t be ignored, the hazy cries of countless fans haunting...

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Apr 23, 2020. 6 comments

When Final Fantasy VII Remake Broke My Heart, Chasing A Pig Proved Strangely Therapeutic

When Final Fantasy VII Remake Broke My Heart, Chasing A Pig Proved Strangely Therapeutic
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I recently hit an

emotional low point with Final Fantasy VII Remake. It was hard to watch my favorite side characters suffer and Avalanche members Tifa and Barret grapple with their culpability in Shinra’s latest attack. I even took a day off to decompress. When I returned, however, I was...

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Apr 23, 2020. 17 comments

How To Crush Jules In Final Fantasy VII Remake’s Absurd Squat Contest

How To Crush Jules In Final Fantasy VII Remake’s Absurd Squat Contest

At Moscow’s Vystavochnaya station, in 2013, you could board the train for free—if you could bust out 30 bodyweight squats inside of two minutes. The first hints of a glorious new fitness revolution? Nope. Just a pilot program to promote good health (and the ‘14 Sochi Olympics). But what’s important here is this: Cloud Strife could ride that train for free any day.

Yes, Final Fantasy VII...

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Apr 22, 2020. 16 comments

How To Play Both Questlines In Final Fantasy VII Remake's Sprawling Chapter 9

How To Play Both Questlines In Final Fantasy VII Remake's Sprawling Chapter 9

Word on the street is a lot of you are playing Final Fantasy VII Remake, Square Enix’s dramatization of An Inconvenient Truth. And if you are, you know it’s mostly linear. Sure, some sections let you direct Cloud and friends off the main plot for a sojourn into side-quest suburbia. But Final Fantasy VII Remake is largely on rails—that is, until you reach Chapter 9.

Make no mistake: Create a...

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Apr 21, 2020. 8 comments

I Need Much More Of Final Fantasy VII Remake's Dancing Mini-Game

I Need Much More Of Final Fantasy VII Remake's Dancing Mini-Game

Don’t leave a rhythm game fan hanging here, Square Enix. The Final Fantasy VII Remake dancing mini-game is too good to be limited to a practice round and one spectacular sequence. Cloud needs to move his body right.

As I played through Final Fantasy VII Remake, former (sniff) co-worker Jason Schreier kept asking me where I was in the game. He was 10 hours ahead of me and seemed very eager for...

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Apr 21, 2020. 11 comments

Final Fantasy VII Remake Gave Me A Chance To Examine My Own Anger

Final Fantasy VII Remake Gave Me A Chance To Examine My Own Anger
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Although I’ve been made aware of the major story beats in Final Fantasy VII over the years through osmosis, Remake is the first time I’ve experienced them personally. I wasn’t prepared for the impact Shinra’s attack on Sector 7 would have on me as I played over the weekend, and now more than ever...

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Apr 20, 2020. 12 comments

I Learned These Final Fantasy VII Remake Tricks The Hard Way So You Don't Have To

I Learned These Final Fantasy VII Remake Tricks The Hard Way So You Don't Have To

Final Fantasy VII Remake, Square Enix’s much-anticipated role-playing game about herding cats and having amazing hair, has taken the video game world by storm. Whether you’re a huge fan of the 1997 original or don’t even know what a Sephiroth is, one thing’s for sure:

This game is very, very good .

For the most part, Final Fantasy VII Remake is fairly straightforward. It does a good job at...

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Apr 20, 2020. 6 comments

Man Recreates Cloud Strife's Buster Sword In Cardboard

Man Recreates Cloud Strife's Buster Sword In Cardboard
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Previously, we saw the iconic Final Fantasy VII blade

carved in pencil graphite . Now, let’s see it recreated in cardboard.

YouTuber Crafty Transformer uploaded the clip below showing how he brought the Buster Sword to life...

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Apr 18, 2020. 12 comments

Aerith Is My Favorite Party Member In Final Fantasy VII Remake

Aerith Is My Favorite Party Member In Final Fantasy VII Remake
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As a complete newcomer to the world of Final Fantasy VII, I’m meeting (and, in some cases,

falling head over heels for ) its cast members for the first time in the updated and reimagined Remake. I’ve grown to appreciate every character Cloud has met during his journey, but one stands head and...

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Apr 18, 2020. 19 comments

It's Not Gonna Happen But I Still Want A Physical Copy Of Final Fantasy VII Remake

It's Not Gonna Happen But I Still Want A Physical Copy Of Final Fantasy VII Remake

I made the mistake of trying to get a physical copy of Final Fantasy VII Remake, the game I’ve been waiting over a decade to play, ever since the idea of it first started knocking around my early-20s brain. It never came, and now I’m staring at page after page of scalper prices on Ebay.

$80. $90. In some cases, over $100. The online marketplace is full of listings for physical copies of Final...

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Apr 17, 2020. 1 comments

A Banner Fit For Highlight Reel

A Banner Fit For Highlight Reel

Today on Highlight Reel we have lordly banners, Animal Crossing plays, Final Fantasy VII Remake glitches, and much more!

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Apr 17, 2020. 7 comments

The Definitely True Backstories Of Final Fantasy VII Remake's Background Characters

The Definitely True Backstories Of Final Fantasy VII Remake's Background Characters

Final Fantasy VII Remake is one of the most luxurious video games I’ve ever played. Nearly 20 hours in, Cloud’s character model still causes me to audibly gasp every time I see him from a new angle. The friggin’ pipes in this game tell a story, with grimy textures that make me feel like I could reach out and touch the future but also the year 1997. But there are also some non-player...

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Apr 17, 2020. 15 comments

Final Fantasy VII Devs Wanted Sephiroth To Feel Like Jaws

Final Fantasy VII Devs Wanted Sephiroth To Feel Like Jaws

Like many things in Final Fantasy VII, the main antagonist Sephiroth is an iconic part of gaming history. He’s a striking, menacing presence throughout the classic roleplaying game. Much of Sephiroth’s reputation has to do with the way the developers took cues from an entirely different piece of media: Steven Spielberg’s 1975 thriller, Jaws.

During a recent interview on the official Square...

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