Final Fantasy VII REMAKE Catch All

Dumb question. Have the PS4 disc of FF7 remake. I got the PS5 version installed. It's telling me I have to buy the DLC. Is that true? I thought it was included.

When should someone play the DLC? After you beat the main game?

The DLC is not included in the free upgrade to the PS5 version, so you will need to buy it. It's only included if you buy the full native PS5 version.

The DLC is totally separate from the main game. If you know the original FF7 story, any time is fine. If you don’t, it’s still probably fine, but I think it makes most sense to play after the halfway point of the remake.

I hear if you buy the DLC then Aerith doesn't die, so the late-90s GameFAQs fan theories are finally right! You can save her!

(I'm assuming a 25 year old spoiler for a PS1 game is ok to post - I've not read the whole thread. Also, there's no guarantee it'll happen in this game since, well, END OF GAME SPOILERS FOR FF7R.)

Thanks all!

After what must be a year since I last played the PS5 upgrade has brought me back to FF7R. The battle system is made even better by the 60fps mode, that's the one thing I've really missed about the game.

I was playing the train graveyard section late the other night, the music was so was relaxing it was literally acting like a lullaby & I felt my head dropping consistently as I fought off sleep.

I'm on chapter 11 & have got to the part

Spoiler:

where Shinra are about to bring the plate down on sector 7, Wedge is hurt & Biggs is up fighting along with Barrett against the soldiers & helicopter.

The dialogue still grates, Aerith & Tifa might as well be the same person at times but the main story is still good. Going to the reimagined classic locations is also another driving force to push on.

I'm still not sure about these paranormal black entities but I still don't know what their origin is or ultimately what goal they have.

Glad I'm back into this, I'm around the 24 hour mark now, it'll be nice to finish this & possibly get onto the Yuffie DLC.

Is there 20 odd chapters? How long did it take most of you to finish it?

I finished this a week ago. My final time was a bit over 30 hours, but I was playing on Easy. There are 18 chapters. Past chapter 11, there is one more chapter which has side quests, but the rest are very straightforward.

Overall, I really enjoyed the game, even though I have little memory or nostalgia for the original.

Thanks for the info Aristophan!

I've just passed the Sekiro challenge in FF7R, beating Jules at Pull Ups for the championship belt!

My goodness you need to process the face button combinations at lightning fast speed to beat him, my motor skills have just improved a massive amount after repeating that challenge for near 30 mins. I feel I could be a Just Dance world champion

I genuinely didn't think I would manage to finish that challenge. Not okay! Persistence and a random lucky streak won the day though.

Running up 59 floors of Shinra Tower must be the most coma inducing section ever put in a videogame. I thought for sure there would have been enemies on some of the floors, nope. The fact that they slow you down the further up you get makes this drag on forever. Barrett's quips didn't help either.

It's late at night & I was already tired but this section made me nod off, waking up multiple times with Cloud running into the stair railing

I saved it the game entering the door of the 59th floor, I think I need my bed.

Spikeout wrote:

Running up 59 floors of Shinra Tower must be the most coma inducing section ever put in a videogame. I thought for sure there would have been enemies on some of the floors, nope. The fact that they slow you down the further up you get makes this drag on forever. Barrett's quips didn't help either.

It's late at night & I was already tired but this section made me nod off, waking up multiple times with Cloud running into the stair railing

I saved it the game entering the door of the 59th floor, I think I need my bed.

Ha! I loved that part and thought the dialog was hilarious. I think they were just kinda poking fun at completionists and people who want to explore every nook and cranny.

That's also something you can do in the original, I love that they included it.