- Publisher: Square Enix
- Release Date: Dec 13, 2022
- Also On: PC, PlayStation 4, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
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Dec 6, 2022An inspired piece of Final Fantasy 7 fan service, and a very good remaster, but as a standalone game the story and gameplay has very little value.
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Jan 23, 2023A more ambitious redesign is missing. Its portable game structure from fifteen years ago makes it limited as an RPG.
Dec 6, 2022Despite something of an overdeveloped plot, Crisis Core Reunion goes beyond just a quick upgrade, making some fundamental improvements to visuals, sound and controls, and implements them with care. There are flaws, but it remains a joy to spend time with favourites Cloud, Aerith, and Sephiroth once more. [Eurogamer Recommended]
Dec 13, 2022For all of its strengths, Crisis Core is ultimately too obsessed with itself to serve as a perfect prequel. The game’s core narrative is an excellent half or three-quarters of a story. The final plot arc, however, fails to recognize that VII is its own story with its own characters. Crisis Core’s depiction of VII’s characters, and its refusal to stop shoving new characters into existing narratives, makes for a disappointing conclusion.
Awards & Rankings
Generally favorable reviews- based on 1125 Ratings
User score distribution:
Positive: 891 out of 1125
Mixed: 19 out of 1125
Negative: 215 out of 1125
Dec 14, 2022It's (unfortunately only) passable. Serviceable. It does look good, and it does have some of those magical surprises that made FF7(R) great.It's (unfortunately only) passable. Serviceable. It does look good, and it does have some of those magical surprises that made FF7(R) great. As others said: The dialogue writing is showing its age, but is still acceptable. The story itself isn't too shabby, so if you're just looking for more of that FF7-realm magic, you might get what you look for. The battle system works good enough, though a little more tactical engagement would have been nice. Materia Fusion is pretty cool. All in all, it's a good, solid 7, BUT: The price point is -for what it actually is, a good looking remaster- a little too steep. If this was a $39,99 title, it'd be a 7.5.… Full Review »
Dec 28, 20221/10
Game is fun until Zack starts talking.
THE PRICE OF RICK GOMEZ IS STEEP.
Dec 16, 2022Another nostalgia bait from Square Enix, with somewhat better graphics and atmosphere-breaking remixed soundtracks, not to mention the worstAnother nostalgia bait from Square Enix, with somewhat better graphics and atmosphere-breaking remixed soundtracks, not to mention the worst re-recording ever, especially on Zack the new va totally deprived the charm of character
They seriously need to stop milking FF7 besides there are much more possibilities in enhancing other numbering ones… Full Review »