A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Teamwork, sacrifice, cooperation and courage are expressed over the course of the game, along with traditional good vs. evil messages. At the start of the game, there's a streak of terrorism and chaos, but this is moderated by the end.
Positive Role Models
While main group of characters are mercenaries and eco-terrorists, they're fighting against a ruthless corporation, dangerous security troops, and other threats. The mercenaries eventually become heroes that save the world.
Ease of Play
Normally, the adventure is challenging, requiring a lot of gameplay to level up characters and attention paid to items, attack timing, other mechanics. But players can turn on and off options at any time to eliminate random battles, accelerate on-screen action, and become invincible, making gameplay very easy to go through.
Violence & Scariness
Characters can engage in battle against humans and monsters with variety of hand-to-hand and ranged weapons, as well as spells. Damage is registered as numbers, and defeated enemies vanish without blood or gore shown. Some environments covered in blood, some cutscenes where people are impaled or shot.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some sexual innuendo in a few dialogue sequences. One character wears a low-cut top with some cleavage shown.
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Occasional use of "goddamn," "jackass," "s--t" in dialogue.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Some scenes take place in a bar owned by one of the characters, but no one's ever shown drinking.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Final Fantasy VII is a downloadable action role-playing game for the Nintendo Switch. The game is a port from the classic game from a long-running franchise that was originally released in 1997 on the PlayStation, and has been revamped with new features for its debut on the new system to make the experience easier and faster than before. While players will fight humans and monsters, damage is shown by numbers, and defeated enemies vanish without blood or gore. There are some environments that are covered in blood, and some scenes where people are impaled or shot. There's sexual innuendo in some dialogue scenes, and one character wears a low-cut top with some cleavage shown. There's occasional use of "goddamn," "jackass," and "s--t" in dialogue as well. Under the CCPA law you have the right to protect your personal information. Make a Do Not Sell request to Final Fantasy VII
Is It Any Good?
This classic RPG makes its debut on the Switch with a group of updated enhancements that make it perfect to take on the go. Final Fantasy VII has been considered a classic by many gamers over the past two decades for its sweeping story, its balance of tactics and action in combat, and its striking emotional moments that made many gamers cry. With its release on the Nintendo Switch, there have been some updates. While characters still look like chunky Lego figures with Popeye arms, their visuals have been smoothed out so that they're a bit more cartoonish and graphically appealing.
But true enhancement comes in the three updates to make the game more accessible to newcomers. The first one is 3x speed mode: clicking the left thumbstick turbocharges gameplay. With the exception of cutscenes, everything moves at an accelerated pace, which makes navigating the world much faster. The next enhancement is the option to turn off all random battles by clicking both thumbsticks. As many role-playing gamers know, random battles can drag out gameplay for multiple hours when players try to improve their party members. This option makes it easier to run through dungeons and areas without feeling like you'll be ambushed at any minute. The third option is the battle enhancement mode, which can be triggered by clicking the right thumbstick. This option effectively triggers a "god mode," turning parties invincible and continually filling their ultimate attack meter. While some players may be concerned that this would make the gameplay too easy, these enhancements are completely optional, and simply give players the ability to explore the game at their own speed and at their own skill level. For players on the go or under time constraints that won't let them invest more than 100 hours in leveling up all of the playable characters for their party, these tweaks to Final Fantasy VII are an excellent way to make it even easier to explore this classic adventure.
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