Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade (PC) – Game Review

Final Fantasy 7 Remake was originally released exclusively for the PlayStation 4 and was later released as a Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade brought back to the PlayStation 5. The exclusive period has now expired and the game has now also been released for PC. But how successful was the porting from console to PC? You can find our test for the PS5 version here.

Ex-SOLDIER of Shinra Corporation Cloud Strife is the protagonist of FF7. After breaking away from Shinra, he makes a living as a mercenary. Through his childhood friend Tifa, he meets a group of eco-terrorists who are targeting Shinra’s reactors. Because these remove the “mako” from the planet. Mako is the energy and life stream of the planet and also permeates all life that resides on it.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade (c) Square Enix

From console to PC

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade was first available for the PlayStation, as we mentioned earlier, and has now been brought to the PC. PC porting often suffers when the developers are developing the game primarily for the console. Square Enix has done a pretty good job though. The control on the PC can be handled very well with a mouse and keyboard. Of course, you can customize the key assignments to suit your own preferences and you can theoretically play the game without a mouse, but if you decide to do so, a controller might be a better choice.

FF7 is a very strong game and yet it runs solid at 60 FPS. However, if you want to increase the FPS, your PC should also provide the appropriate power. The frame rate can be set in the graphics menu with a maximum of 30, 60, 90 and 120 FPS. But the game adapts very well to the circumstances, because it ran on both the PS4 and the PS5 without any problems and both consoles differ greatly in their possibilities.

However, I cannot answer how well the game runs on the Steam deck. But with the performance that the deck brings with it, it could well be that you won’t be able to get more than 30 FPS with it. The game also eats up a lot of storage space on the PC. In order to be able to download it at all, you need at least 100GB of free storage space.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade (c) Square Enix

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade (c) Square Enix

Away from the open world

while we in Final Fantasy 15 could still enjoy an open world in which we accompanied Prince Noctis on his journey, so it has become in Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade but somewhat reduced. While Cloud is free to move around the Sector 7 slumps to accept and complete missions, other parts of the game are linear. The developer already gave up the fact that Square Enix would like to move away from the concept of an open world Final Fantasy 16 announced.

Furthermore, the remake of FF7 is not finished with this part, but only deals with a part of the classic. The next part is scheduled to appear in 2023 and may not have been the last. This could make the story a bit difficult to follow in the future, especially for new players in the franchise. If there are a good 2-3 years between the parts, then you have already forgotten a large part in this time. That would mean you have to play the first part again or hope that part 2 has a damn good summary of the previous one ready. While releasing a game in multiple episodes isn’t unusual, it’s still unusual for a triple-A title.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade (c) Square Enix

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade (c) Square Enix

Is Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade for PC Worth It?

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade costs €79.99 for PC, which is a really damn steep price, even with the included Yuffie DLC. However, it also matches the price of the PS5 version, which is included in PlayStation’s new PlayStation Plus Extra program. Also with regard to the fact that more parts of part 7 are planned, it should cause a bitter aftertaste. You have to plan a total of 35 hours for the main story and another 5 hours for the DLC. Of course, if you still do side missions and other things, you will have a longer playing time.

Also, FF7 Remake is verified for the Steam Deck and can therefore be played on it, but due to the game’s requirements and the performance of the deck, this is not necessarily a plus point for getting the game for PC. Of course, for players who don’t have a PlayStation 4 or 5, it’s now a solid way to enjoy Cloud’s adventures as well. So if you don’t have the opportunity to play on the console, the PC version is of course a very good alternative.

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Conclusion on Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade

The implementation of FF 7 Remake Intergrade is for the pc Square Enix very well done, especially when it comes to controlling with mouse and keyboard. The game runs solidly at 60 FPS and can also be installed and played on the Steam deck, but you have to accept performance losses here. If you don’t own a PlayStation console and are willing to pay the price of €80, you’ll certainly enjoy the adventures of Cloud and his friends with a good 35-40 hours of playtime.

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9SCORE

Square Enix did a good job translating it to PC.

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Test-Hardware: Intel Core i7 8700K, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti, 12x 3.70GHz, 16GB DDR4, Gigabyte Z370P D3 motherboard. Stored on Crucial MX300 SSD

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