Recently I hit the low point of emotion with The Final VII Remake. It was hard to watch my favorite side characters he suffered and Avalanche members Tifa and Barret clashed with each other inside Shinra's latest attack. I even took a day out to rot. On the way back, however, I was greeted by a humorous mission chasing a smart pig rider through the Midgar commanders. Maybe not the first thing that would come to mind, but it helped us to grow my spirits.
Sector 7 is gone and its surviving citizens are removed from the country, with many of them blaming the Avalanche for Shinra's genocide against the workers. Aerith, arguably the last of the ancient miraculous race who manages to make contact with the world, is a prisoner of Shinra. Looks like everyone is about to find our heroes, from the fascists who dominate the Midgar to the part-time thugs like Don Corneo. There's no better time, obviously, for Cloud to wander around and ask people if there are less jobs to do.
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That said, I still take my time to wrap up a few optional requirements. I collected the CDs to entertain a group of former Section 7 residents of the Wall Market, got a great deal of fun with Don Corneo's secret beatings, and made sure the little wandering Kocobo returned to safety. It felt great to help people after failing to stop Shinra from the previous chapter. Returning to pre-game pits has also been a fun game, giving me the opportunity to test my new abilities on a few types of enemies that have given me trouble for the first time.
When all of that was gone, I felt free to attend the second construction of the Don Corneo house. Mobility from the slums is restricted after the Category 7 incident, so Cloud and company must find another way to get to and from Shinra's headquarters. Instead of a slumlord, however, the group runs into Leslie, a Corneo lacrosse who helped Cloud, Aerith, and Tifa escape the building when they first went there. Leslie promises to help them reach the upper reaches of Midgar when they escort him to the sewage to find Corneo's hiding place. Cloud was so excited to give that douchebag another try, so they started walking.
A lot of the time of this second trip through wildlife involves tracking down the beloved little pig after it has stolen the key to Leslie. The young jerk insults Cloud and its allies, forcing them to fight several battles before they finally put it in the corner. Fighting Mischievous Shoat, as The Final VII Remake it is expensive, short and unparalleled, but there was something endearing about the chase. It helped me forget about the world-changing machines in front of me for a while, focusing on the story of an antifascist in a small scene about Cloud chasing a jaunty pig who all but blows his fur ass while trying to get rid of the mercenary. We can all use a little Mintievous Shoat in our lives right now, I think.
And it was here that I strengthened my love for the Carbuncle call. After watching others play The Final VII Remake, I realized that I was not well at this game. I made peace with that. While some people excel at using basic skills, I tend to rely on summons and even conflict between both bosses' battles and random encounters. Many summons provide a lot for raising, but Carbuncle is all about support and treatment. The a big thing with a cat's head it can increase the team's resistance to physical and magical attacks and provide a boost to the level at which the ATB gap builds. And when its party time comes to an end, Carbuncle revives the team members who have fallen and cured everyone, which has taken me to more than one depth. Of course, I've gotten a very strong summons, but I've made sure to keep one character armed with Carbuncle at all times.
I've tried to stay far and away The Final VII Remake spoilers as much as possible, but it looks like I'm nearing the end of the game. Aerith's conservation work feels important in no way has any previous Cloud experience, especially since it involves taking the fight directly to Shinra. I am so excited about the opportunity to help other people living in the Midgar slums and the folly of chasing a pig out of the house shacks was a good cleaning for the weather. But now it's time to get back to business.