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To expand the world of Final Fantasy 7, Square Exix created “Final Fantasy 7: The First Soldier“. This is a free Battle Royale fighting game for mobile devices developed and published by Square Enix.

Abandoning story-driven gameplay and fascinating characters. The First Soldier focuses on gameplay similar to Fortnite, where players strive to become the last soldier on the ever-shrinking battlefield. However, the mixture of frustrating controls and poor platform choices makes FF7: The First Soldier an almost unpleasant experience.

Unlike the rich narrative experience of games such as “Final Fantasy 7 Remake”. The story of “The First Soldier” is designed to be suitable for any player who joins the game. “The First Soldier” is set 30 years before the FF7 Remake incident and tells the journey of the first batch of SOLDIER applicants from Shinra Electric. The battle royale aspect has been included in the narrative because the player must experiment with other soldiers and recruits to get the highest position under the command of Shinra. However, this ultimately gave players no chance to learn more about the birth of Shinra Electric Company, or other FF7 characters that may exist and had influence at the time.

Overview

One of the exciting privileges of FF7: The First Soldier is the unique character customization of the player’s avatar. However, the character creator is very basic, offering only a small selection of hairstyles, skin tones, and facial details. Customizers are very lacking in diversified options. This can be frustrating for fans who want to design-related characters instead of the appearance of Cloud or Noctis.

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There are many costumes to wear in “First Soldier”, but many of them need to be purchased through microtransactions, which may limit players who want to avoid spending real money in the game.

One of the most frustrating aspects of Final Fantasy 7: The First Soldier is the mobile game interface. In a lengthy tutorial, players will learn how to use melee weapons.

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Character in The First Soldier

Materials, guns, and body movements, all of which require touch selection on the screen. For those who play games on standard mobile devices such as mobile phones, the controls on the screen can become messy. Once in the designated battle arena, this is very similar to Fortnite’s slowly shrinking map. Switching between the required weapons, items, and materials is not only frustrating but can also be fatal in the game. Hesitate when navigating the interface. Seconds will lead to potential knockouts.

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The iconic detailed graphics of FF7 make the control problem worse. The limited size of standard mobile devices makes it difficult to view realistic details and terrain. Monsters and enemy players are easily hidden by interface buttons, or invisible from a distance, which poses problems for aiming guns and stealth attacks.

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Match starting

In addition, the fully rotatable camera is difficult to rotate and focus when under attack. Allowing the player to blindly shoot at the attacker instead of using the provided equipment and any strategies that may exist.

But…a bit unbalanced

However, it is here that the imbalance between close combat and long-range combat is rising. No matter how skilled you are in close contact, you will almost never have a chance against guns. This doesn’t help, because you are playing games on the touch screen, and the controls are finicky at best, and unresponsive at worst. Using the left thumb to control the character movement, and the right thumb to control attack/shoot and operate the camera is very troublesome, and since the lock will not track the enemy. Players need to constantly slide the screen to rotate the camera to see where they are.

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Summon materia

Just like some of the more frustrating BR games, you may be defeated if you don’t even know who did it before killcam-it won’t help you improve or learn. This is not to say that fighting is terrible. Quite the opposite: fighting is very interesting! Each of the five styles feels unique, and none of them has any special advantages over the others. Winning from a skirmish is an extremely fast impulse.

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Unfortunately, “First Soldier” is a mobile-only game, because it will fully benefit from a larger screen and gamepad. Fortunately, it does support controllers and can be used with tablets such as iPads. But too many things happen, from summoning beasts like Ifrit to fighting in three-person squads, which are difficult to resolve on a small screen. All content.

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Combat mix gun and blade

Closing thought

Unfortunately, “First Soldier” is a mobile-only game, because it will fully benefit from the larger screen and gamepad. Fortunately, it does support controllers and works on tablets such as iPads. But too many things happen, from summoning beasts like Ifrit to fighting in three-person squads. Which are difficult to resolve on a small screen.

Like many mobile games, FF7: The First Soldier vigorously promotes micro-transaction content. By purchasing Shenluo points, players can purchase loot boxes, skins, and accessories to customize characters and Chocobo. Unfortunately, most of these items are surprisingly expensive. With a single item like Tifa’s Seventh Heaven Bike skin selling for $20. Although players can earn Gil, there are a few types of items that can purchased with standard currency. Therefore, players cannot access all available content without spending a lot of real money.

Although “Final Fantasy 7: The First Soldier” may attract Battle Royale fans due to fast-paced battles, difficult maps, and PvP gameplay, The game will benefit from the porting of PCs and consoles. But the deviation from narrative RPG content to cash battles may frustrate long-term fans of FF7 games and other Square Enix RPGs. Hopefully, “Final Fantasy 7: First Soldier” will see some interface and in-game purchase overhauls. But this may not be enough to make it a pleasant addition to the FF7 game series.

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