Final Fantasy 7's PS4 Port Includes Cheats For Scrubs
Skip battles, refill your health, and more with these commands.
During PlayStation Experience 2015, Square Enix showed off the first gameplay trailer for the Final Fantasy 7 Remake. As expected, it elicited a response somewhere between euphoria and curmudgeonly party-pooping.
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The PlayStation 4 port of the Final Fantasy 7 HD PC edition was also given a surprise release at the event. You may have missed it because, frankly, Square Enix is re-releasing Final Fantasy games so fast that it'll probably get featured on the next season of Top Gear.
It turns out that this version of the game features a number of new features that make the game considerably easier to play. As discovered by IGN, there are three cheats in total.
The first, activated by pressing the L3 and R3 sticks simultaneously will toggle random encounters on and off. If you've played this game before this will definitely save you time and help you get to the bit where the annoying healing girl gets shanked, which is the best bit.
If, however, you're playing this for the first time, don't read the paragraph before this and also don't use this cheat, because that's not how it was meant to be played and you should suffer through the obnoxiousness of that game's random battles like the rest of us did in the mid-nineties.
The second cheat, activated by holding down the L3 stick, will make the game run three times as fast, so you can get to the cross-dressing mission ASAP. We understand.
The third and final cheat, activated by pressing the R3 stick, lets you refill health and the Limit Break Meters, which pretty much makes the game entirely devoid of challenge, removes the sense of satisfaction you get from defeating enemies, and devalues the progression, thereby making playing it kind of pointless.
Disclosure: GameSpot doesn't endorse cheating, unlike IGN.
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