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Final Fantasy VII Rebirth (Remake pt.2)

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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 51,461 Mod ✭✭✭✭Necro


    Yeah the only carryover is that if it detects you've a completed Remake and Intermission save you get some summoning Materia. Plus a few extra potions and stuff from playing the demo. There's new materia you can get too like Fire and Ice, and Wind and Lightning which saves some space when assigning it. Levels up a bit slower though than the standard Fire, Ice etc.

    But as one armed dwarf says you start at level 15 with the basics.



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,951 ✭✭✭El Gato De Negocios


    Just finished Remake last night and started intermission, gorgeous looking and fun combat but as many have said, an awful lot of bloat, those motor bike sections for example I HATED. I had gotten it via PS+ as generally I don't like paying top dollar for remakes but I'm really torn between not getting Rebirth and having a significant itch to play it following reading this thread.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,078 ✭✭✭McFly85


    I’m only on chapter 4 but Rebirth doesn’t feel as bad for bloat, although you will notice it. I find having open areas balances it out - story bits can drag on, so it’s nice to just hop on a Chocobo and go explore and do some side quests and mini games for a while. Or just play queens blood for hours and forget about anything else!



  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 80,344 Mod ✭✭✭✭Sephiroth_dude


    Was very happy with the Kalm flashback scene, thought they did it justice.



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,434 ✭✭✭RedXIV


    It arrived!




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  • Registered Users Posts: 858 ✭✭✭one armed dwarf


    I generally disliked Remake aside from its combat and high points and Rebirth in comparison is close to one of the best FFs I've played. It's like a modern version of the 32 bit era games. Even the 'bloat' feels somewhat vindicated by the fact that there are 7 characters to play who all have different interactions with each other and impacts on party composition, and a lot of high difficulty summon fights to test that on should you want. As well as arenas etc, and then tons of minigames which impact progression



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,078 ✭✭✭McFly85


    I know they were made by different teams, but the improvement against 16 last year in all areas is significant.

    Combat, exploration, side quests, are all significantly better. Really enjoying it!



  • Registered Users Posts: 29,830 ✭✭✭✭Zero-Cool


    It's gas when you meet Chadley and walk through all the combat simulations to think ah how bad could Titan summon be 😂 At least it looks like you can fight lesser versions of summons by exploring the open world which is a clever mechanic.



  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 80,344 Mod ✭✭✭✭Sephiroth_dude


    Some of the mini games are class, the card is brilliant, the fort condor game is class if a bit hard. I'm stuck on a combat challenge though atm where by you have to prevent two owls from healing, really annoying, think I'll skip it.



  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 51,461 Mod ✭✭✭✭Necro


    Yeah just find the divine shrines and it lowers their power. I find two normally does the trick. Chadley also chastises you if you haven't done stuff in a previous region I found out this evening 😂

    There's an impending apocalypse but no Chadleys research is more important apparently!



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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 51,361 CMod ✭✭✭✭Retr0gamer




  • Registered Users Posts: 29,830 ✭✭✭✭Zero-Cool


    Yupp, original Sonic movie vibes.



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,434 ✭✭✭RedXIV


    Only had time to get into this properly last night for a little bit but I get the Queen's blood love now.

    Also, I'm thoroughly enjoying myself and I'm only half way through chapter 2.



  • Registered Users Posts: 29,830 ✭✭✭✭Zero-Cool


    I can't seem to get out of chapter 2, keep going around doing Chadley busy work which I'm loving but hope i don't tire myself out. Not sure whether to clear out the region before moving on or push on with the story and come back.



  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 51,461 Mod ✭✭✭✭Necro


    I'd say push on personally, you can always come back at a later date. I had to backtrack for a certain card game that will remain nameless and ended up finishing off everything in the region😂



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,434 ✭✭✭RedXIV


    Makes me feel like I'll be there for a while, I only just got out of kalm before calling it a night :D

    I can see myself following your lead



  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 51,461 Mod ✭✭✭✭Necro


    Oh you'll 100% spend some sessions just doing some busywork in the regions, I think I advanced the story by about 5 mins in total the last two days😂



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,434 ✭✭✭RedXIV


    I'm reading (in as spoiler-free content as possible) that the busywork in the regions is where all the fun is so I can see myself completely falling for this :D



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,163 ✭✭✭brady12


    Chapter 4- savage . Red XIV in chapter 5- hilarious 🤣🤣. Onto chapter 6 now . I think i'm loving this a lot more then remake !



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,434 ✭✭✭RedXIV


    Aw shucks, I appreciate the vote of confidence :D



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  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 80,344 Mod ✭✭✭✭Sephiroth_dude


    The "Busy work" is actually not at all that bad and same with the side quests, they did a better job than what they with did remake anyway when side content is concerned.



  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 51,461 Mod ✭✭✭✭Necro


    No it's annoyingly addictive 😂 I'm loving it so far every bit of it



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,476 ✭✭✭Underground


    I’m on chapter 4 and the bloat is still there for me albeit not as bad as the first instalment, at least so far. I’m enjoying it.

    The battle arena with the summons is still very enjoyable but after that the Chadley stuff is mostly not very compelling. It is side content fodder in fairness, most big games suffer the same problem. I haven’t tried the card game yet, must give it a go.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,163 ✭✭✭brady12




  • Registered Users Posts: 1,163 ✭✭✭brady12


    I don't like card games . Iv skipped or bluffed every game so far in game . Can some one give me a guide for dummies to queens blood cos I want give it a fair crack of the whip . I don't not understand it at all!



  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 80,344 Mod ✭✭✭✭Sephiroth_dude


    I'm in junon region now and I was bluffing my way through each player as well but now I can't beat 2 guys and I can't get past the fort condor level 3 game either.



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,434 ✭✭✭RedXIV


    OK so you probably understand the fundamentals but just to be sure:

    Three rows in play, and you need to get the most points on a row, for the points to get counted towards your total. So if the rows end up:

    4====4

    7====0

    2====5

    then the top row gets discounted on BOTH sides, on the middle row, you get 7 points, on the third row, the opponent gets 5 points, and the 2 for you are ignored as you didn't win "the row".

    The real trick in the game is getting control of the squares so you can place your cards. you want to balance between extending your reach early enough to have options and to have a sneak attack or two so if the opponent stretches too far, one of your cards can cancel out the spot they've claimed.

    This gets a bit more complicated with the idea of cards needing different amounts of pawns to place them. You generally need a bunch of single pawn cards to get going and you want the more costly cards to appear later in the game. To get them on the field, you need to be thinking about which combination of cards will leave a space with multiple pawns on it. And the other thing to be aware is the power of each card, that's what contributes to the numbers at the edges of the field.

    This is the basics, if you get that you'll probably be ok for some of the games, where this gets more complicated is when you add in things like abilities that can add or subtract from power values.

    Basically each time you take a turn, you're looking for one of the following:

    Can I remove a spot the enemy can use?

    Can I get control/Add a pawn to an existing square?

    How many pawns do my cards need? Do I need to make sure I can add more pawns to squares to use them?

    That last point is where the deck building comes in. I'm only a little into the game but if you're not really feeling it, go safer and have 70%/80% of your cards need 1 pawn, 20%/10% needing 2 pawns, and then the rest. The more pawns a card needs, the more you have to work to get it on the battlefield, and that usually means keeping multiple steps ahead of what you want to do and how to counter the opponent.


    Not sure this helped at all, but thought I'd give it a stab :D



  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 51,461 Mod ✭✭✭✭Necro


    Tbh I have only a basic grasp of the fundamentals and have largely stuck with the same deck since the beginning (changed out maybe four cards in total) and have been able to beat most first or second go.

    Only had one issue with one of the challenge games in Golden Saucer where I set up a second deck for it. It's not an essential part of the game but what I will say is that it's worth sticking with if you can at all, after you start rising a few levels it gets... Let's just say it gets interesting 😁



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,163 ✭✭✭brady12




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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,163 ✭✭✭brady12


    Christ almighty Tifa at the beach 😍



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