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59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
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  1. Nov 25, 2021
    75
    Beyond its surprising concept vis-à-vis its license, Final Fantasy VII: First Soldier is a classic mobile Battle Royale but effective in many aspects. Graphically simple but fluid, playable on the touchscreen as well as on the controller, Square Enix's title takes up different ideas from the competition for a BR experience that is both accessible and complete. Finally, despite all its qualities, the biggest stake of First Soldier is to know who it is really for, between the fans of Final Fantasy unaccustomed to this kind of game and the overloaded market of BR on mobile.
  2. Nov 23, 2021
    68
    Final Fantasy 7 The First Soldier is not the battle royale that will upset the equilibrium of the market or will surpass the industry champions such as COD Warzone and Fortnite Chapter 2, but it is a product that, without particular pretensions, offers a gameplay that is all in all enjoyable and immediate. If you are a fan of the seventh chapter of the Square Enix series and do not disdain the battle royale, The First Soldier would at least deserve a try to explore Midgard in a different context from what you are used to. And who knows, maybe you will also have fun picking up every single quote posted by the development team in the various corners of the map. On the other hand, those who are not a die-hard Final Fantasy fan might in any case find a product a little distant from the usual battle royale and which, compared to the competition, offers a lighter gaming experience and less devoted to unbridled competition. In short, a game that fulfills its duty for a few games in the name of lightheartedness.
  3. Nov 29, 2021
    65
    It's a shame Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier doesn't really run well. The unstable online connection also doesn't do the game any favours. If not for these detriments, The First Soldier would actually make for quite a nice experience, with tons of atmosphere and decent gameplay. Again: shame.
  4. Nov 22, 2021
    64
    A battle royale on Final Fantasy seems surely a strange and apparently venal operation, but there is some study and commitment in this project. It's a fairly engaging shooter that links perfectly with Final Fantasy 7 lore that fans of the original could enjoy, but others may struggle to find attractive in any way.
  5. Nov 23, 2021
    60
    Although mixing "Final Fantasy VII" and "battle royale" sounds like a crazy idea, The First Soldier is a very entertaining game that can convince both fans of FFVII and 'all against all'. A pity that performance issues cause the experience to be far from being as satisfying as it should be.
  6. Nov 24, 2021
    50
    Despite the captivating Midgar, the game lacks personality and the control system is frustrating. Unfortunately, there's no reason for all battle royale lovers to like The First Soldier better than the more refined games on the market in the same genre.
  7. Nov 25, 2021
    30
    While Final Fantasy 7: The First Soldier may appeal to battle royale fans for fast-paced combat, difficult maps, and PvP gameplay, those who enjoy RPG experiences like Final Fantasy 7 Remake may want to pass on downloading The First Soldier. The game would benefit from a port to PC and consoles, but the deviation from narrative RPG content to cash-grab combat may be frustrating to long-time fans of the FF7 games and other Square Enix RPGs. Hopefully, Final Fantasy 7: The First Soldier will see some interface and in-game purchase overhauls, but that might not be enough to make it an enjoyable addition to the FF7 game series.
User Score
5.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 3 out of 6
  1. Nov 19, 2021
    10
    Ngl this games is so addicting if played with friends who love FF7 just as much as you do !
  2. Nov 29, 2021
    8
    The game itself isn't that bad. Has a lot of fun and potential. Only the platform the worst place to play it. Little displays, performanceThe game itself isn't that bad. Has a lot of fun and potential. Only the platform the worst place to play it. Little displays, performance issues, etc.

    Should be released on every console and PC: As well as Ever Crisis and Pixel Remaster.
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  3. Nov 18, 2021
    9
    While being a cellphone exclusive is definitely a down, it still plays great.
    The fact that you or your team get your own helicopter to get
    While being a cellphone exclusive is definitely a down, it still plays great.
    The fact that you or your team get your own helicopter to get more freedom to jump is big plus for me.
    While the melee combat feels a like clunky, the gunplay feels just right.
    I cannot wait to see it grow.
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