Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade is currently available for just $30 on Amazon , a huge 57% discount from its usual $70 price. An enhanced version of 2020’s Final Fantasy VII Remake, Intergrade dials up the visual and audio quality of the first chapter in that remake project and takes full advantage of the PS5 hardware to deliver a stunning adventure.
If you missed the it when it first arrived, Final Fantasy VII Remake retells the tale of Cloud Strife and the environmental vigilante group Avalanche, but with some key differences from the 1997 original. Certain parts of the plot were fleshed out, several characters got a chance to shine, and the game was stunning to look at even as a last-gen title. The other big difference was the gameplay, which had a more dynamic approach to its design. Fans of the classic turn-based style were also catered to, with both gameplay directions being fun to experience.
For the Intergrade edition, players got an additional chapter to play that focused on Wutai’s best ninja Yuffie as she teamed up with a fellow operative to infiltrate Shinra headquarters and steal powerful materia from the conglomerate. On the technical side, Intergrade added graphical improvements–such as a 4K Quality mode and 60fps Performance mode–a photo mode, more difficulty settings, gameplay tweaks, and faster loading times.
“On the whole, the PS5 upgrade for Final Fantasy VII Remake elevates an already phenomenal, beautiful game, making it easier to play and more beautiful to behold,” Phil Hornshaw wrote in GameSpot’s Final Fantasy VII Remake review. “If you’ve been holding back on checking out FF7R up to now, the PS5 version is the superior way to experience it–and you absolutely should.”
The future of Final Fantasy looks busy as the next chapter in the Remake trilogy, Final Fantasy Rebirth, is scheduled for a Winter 2023 release. There’s also a remaster of Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII coming to PC and consoles in September and Final Fantasy 16 is scheduled to launch in Summer 2023.