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Mastering FF7 Rebirth's Combat, Card Game, Side Quests, And More Of The Week's Best Tips

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Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is finally here, so whether you’re trying to steal a certain green monarch’s crown, become the best around at Queen’s Blood, master synergy skills and abilities, or something else, we’ve got you covered. But hey, Rebirth isn’t the only brand new game you may want an edge in. This week also saw the debut of Unicorn Overlord, the excellent new tactics RPG from Vanillaware, and we’ve got a hefty helping of tips to help you get started with that game’s challenging battles as well!

How To Steal The Tonberry King’s Crown In FF7 Rebirth

Screenshot: Square Enix / Claire Jackson / Kotaku
Screenshot: Square Enix / Claire Jackson / Kotaku

As an RPG, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth has no shortage of side quests and tough bosses. A combo of the two in Rebirth tasks you with taking out one of Final Fantasy’s iconic creatures: Tonberries! This time, however, you’ll need to not only take down the Tonberry King as one of the steps of the “Saga of the Seaside Inn” side quest, but steal their crown and give it to Johnny (of all people), too. - Claire Jackson Read More

FF7 Rebirth: Where To Find All Seventh Infantry Members

Screenshot: Square Enix / Claire Jackson / Kotaku
Screenshot: Square Enix / Claire Jackson / Kotaku

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, Square Enix’s latest entry in the ongoing FF7 remake project, contains recreations of several classic moments from the original, such as the parade honoring President Rufus Shinra’s newly acquired title. During this sequence, you’ll be asked to round up a few stray soldiers for the event, arrange them, and then march in formation as you put on a performance. - Claire Jackson Read More

How To Be The Best Queen’s Blood Player In Final Fantasy VII Rebirth

Image: Square Enix
Image: Square Enix

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is finally here and it’s pretty great! It’s a deep and vibrant action-RPG which rewarded me with beautiful sights, touching character developments, and moments of tactical genius across the several dozen hours I invested in it. But for all of its strengths and weaknesses, the greatest thing it gave me was a new card game: Queen’s Blood. First introduced as a distraction in the opening hours, I quickly realized how much a) I loved it and b) it informs a lot of Rebirth’s side content. With that in mind, I’ve taken on every challenger thrown my way, ranging from the average hobbyists to robots and Chocobos, and learned a thing or two in the process. Now, I hope to impart some advice to any newcomers looking to get good at the card game that’s sweeping the world of FF7 Rebirth. Here’s what I’ve got for y’all. - Moises Taveras Read More

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Romance And Dating Guide

Screenshot: Square Enix / Claire Jackson / Kotaku
Screenshot: Square Enix / Claire Jackson / Kotaku

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth’s wonderful cast of characters is one of the main appeals of this massive roleplaying game. But you won’t just be fighting alongside your comrades in Rebirth, you’ll also get the chance to to go on a cute date with one of the characters at the Gold Saucer. Rebirth has two dates, with an optional intimate moment with one of them. How you choose the character of your choice, though, can be a little complicated. - Claire Jackson Read More

Where To Find All Of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth’s Weapons

Screenshot: Square Enix / Claire Jackson / Kotaku
Screenshot: Square Enix / Claire Jackson / Kotaku

Like almost any epic fantasy RPG, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth has a number of elaborate and dangerous weapons for your party to equip and use against their enemies. Rebirth has seven weapons for each character, each of which contain their own abilities and can be upgraded to improve combat effectiveness. - Claire Jackson Read More

Hey, Listen: You Can Skip Chadley’s Calls In FF7 Rebirth

Little did I know then that I’d come to hate this guy more than Sephiroth.<br> - Screenshot: Square Enix / Claire Jackson / Kotaku
Little did I know then that I’d come to hate this guy more than Sephiroth.
- Screenshot: Square Enix / Claire Jackson / Kotaku

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is a massive open-world RPG, filled with dozens of side quests, activities, and mini games. Accompanying those activities is a certain cyborg companion from Remake: Chadley, who has given you a “CHAD Module” so that he can call you all the damn time. And those calls aren’t just annoying—they temporarily prevent you from moving about the map. - Claire Jackson Read More

FF7 Rebirth: How Synergy Skills And Abilities Work

Screenshot: Square Enix / Claire Jackson / Kotaku
Screenshot: Square Enix / Claire Jackson / Kotaku

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth features an evolved form of the combat system as it appeared in Final Fantasy VII Remake. As an action RPG, Rebirth’s combat is both tactical and demanding of reaction time. There are a number of moving parts going on all at once when the blades and spells start flying. - Claire Jackson Read More

How To Make The Most Of New Game Plus In FF7 Rebirth

Screenshot: Square Enix / Claire Jackson / Kotaku
Screenshot: Square Enix / Claire Jackson / Kotaku

Like many other epic RPGs these days, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth isn’t over when the credits roll. Though the game doesn’t have a traditional New Game Plus mode as seen in other games, it does offer you the option to go back and replay any part of the story. If you’re looking to revert back to the perfect time to finish up certain sidequests or find items you missed the first time through, though, the choices may be a little confusing at first. - Claire Jackson Read More

The Week In Games: Tactical RPGs, Creepy Circuses & More New Releases

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Unicorn Overlord, REVEIL, Bullet Bunny, and Classified France 44’ are all dropping this week

12 Things To Know Before Starting Unicorn Overlord

Screenshot: Atlus
Screenshot: Atlus

Unicorn Overlord, Vanillaware’s take on the tactical/strategy genre, is here, and it is good. The game blends the best of real-time and turn-based strategy games to create a melting-pot of tactical combat. As a follow up to the studio’s last game, the twisting narrative adventure of 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, Unicorn Overlord is light on story. It’s a pretty average medieval fantasy world, but for people who want a deep combat focused RPG to dig into, this is the game for you. - Willa Rowe Read More

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