Just over a year ago, after years (decades?) Of waiting, Square Enix gave birth to the first episode of Final Fantasy VII Remake, a fragmented game that still won us over, and not a bit. A calendar trick later, the editor skilfully puts back the cover with a PS5 version of his J-RPG that comes with a bonus gift. Does this portage require you to put the cover back on? Unfortunately for your wallet, the response is definitely positive.
Before we get into that Yuffiesque Resistance Court that interests you all, let’s take a moment to spell out the PlayStation 5 version of Final Fantasy VII remake : Everyone who has paid for their game can benefit from a new generation update that, in addition to a photo mode designed to make you the king of social influencers, the episodic adventure of Cloud and his clique is now from one. benefits very temptingly, as you can now choose between two modes. So dissolution or fluidity?
When we arrive (again) in town
The answer is ultimately up to you: whether or not the aesthetes are likely to go for the 4K of the well-named mode solution, impossible not to be seduced by the mode’s 60 fps liquidwho do Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade an even more dynamic title, and the choreographies of the many clashes are sublime here. “Everyone does-does-does what they want,” the song rightly reminds us, but for the little slap in the face, the Fluidit mode unanimously wins the jury award. Whatever happens, the JPEG villains who knew how to make our dear Plume scream enjoy, like all of the rest of the game, a lighting that now makes them much more bearable, and those who have this first chapter on PS5 will no doubt wonder why? these textures had received a lot of criticism.
The disappearance of loading times will not make us regret the transition to the new generation (that they rest in a very relative peace) and those who want to discover the new plastic of the game will therefore be able to join the chapter of their choice even faster. , and note that the speed of the action still requires some tinkering (hello, the grasping stages of Chapter 15). It is a shame, however, that the haptic promises of the DualSense are not kept very much.
moe and Chandon
But the real novelty of Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade obviously lies in the arrival of the EPISODE Breakwho suggests, in parallel to the intrigue, discovering the adventures of Yuffie, the envoy of the Wutai clan who is tasked with sabotaging the plans of the diabolical Shinra by stealing one of their precious matrias. The thief of the original work focuses a lot of winking at the Japanese audience in her character: between her inclination to hold her fragments of Mako like a baseball mug, her exaggerated awkwardness and her “country girl” side, which gives her deep reflections in all situations, Yuffie has anything that is naive … and that’s a good thing.
The uncertain arrival of the young Kunoichi sets the tone: these two chapters not only enrich a universe that is already in full expansion, but also prepare an “afterwards” that we would all like to discover, although it (for the players ) meticulously unfortunate, yet juicy (for Square Enix) to discover the true sequence of the adventure in this new installment. Unsurprisingly, this subplot fits in perfectly with the flow of the great and offers welcome lighting, not without also raising a lot of questions …
Yes (n-ken) pon!
Ultimately, however, it is little new that these two bonus chapters extend the fun of the game: Between the lowlands of Sector 7 and the Shinra factory there are well-known and therefore hardly surprising locations. Beyond the innumerable ubiquitous situations of the young country woman who fell in the middle of the metropolis, Midgar has her share of more or less dispensable activities: After the return of Chadley and his fight simulator, Yuffie can start collecting posters. , a Fedex quest where you can still use DualSense and wield a jingle in the glory of the turtles every time. It’s a shame that the functionalities are so reduced to such a small part …
The real novelty that might keep your wits about the addition of Fort Condor, a tactical mini-game straight from the PlayStation episode, but benefiting from a redesign for relaunch. In a relatively small arena, two camps face each other and, as in any good strategy game, it will be necessary to deploy your troops at the right time to triumph, with each unit operating on a rock-paper-chisel principle. Like Eivor or Geralt, Yuffie will be able to challenge the practitioners and see their rank rise as the games get more complex, but she will also collect tokens as she wins, enough to add to her set, new game boards to buy and hope they come. Endgame opponents fight. And that’s no fun anymore, oh no.
two is better
The exploration of the first chapter finally gives way to a relatively classic dungeon, which enchants the corridors, but above all allows you to use a combat system that is no matter how interesting. As an exception, the Sonon travel companion can only be controlled via the menus; Yuffie alone takes care of the show with the joystick in hand. Fortunately, Square Enix worked well again and Yuffie, like Cloud, Tifa or Aerith, enjoys clean gameplay that reveals itself over time. The attack button allows body-to-body juggling and shuriken throwing, depending on the pressure, while the heavy attack switches the kunoichi towards ninjutsu and its elemental attacks and offers a variety of approaches that inevitably have to be alternated with well-placed disadvantages.
But apparently as a duo, the arguments reach their climax: In addition to triggering oaths of attack and magic, the symbiosis function that can be activated by pressing L2 changes the situation. Suddenly, the two aborigines of Wutai are raining down blows or spells, increasing an indicator that offers just as additional range as combined attacks. At first sight disturbing, this system of symbiosis quickly turns out to be pleasantly mastered and sometimes offers explicit conclusions from otherwise very long battles. Needless to say, his taming is essential for those who use the difficult mode to prolong the pleasure.