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Two Great Final Fantasy Games Are On Sale

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion and Theatrhythm Final Bar Line are down to just $35 each.


Want to dive into a Final Fantasy game but not excited about dropping $70 to play Final Fantasy XVI? Then consider checking out two other highly rated games in the series that are now on sale--the remastered Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion and quirky Theatrhythm Final Bar Line. Both games are down from their usual $60 and can be had for just $35.

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion is the more traditional Final Fantasy game of the two, though it’s not a standard turn-based affair. Instead, it uses fast-paced, real-time action--and while it’s not quite as flashy as the Eikon system in FFXVI, the Digital Mind Wave mechanic keeps battles exciting and gives you a reason to build up camaraderie with the rest of your team. The current deal is available on PS5, Xbox, and Switch, and since $35 is one of the best prices we’ve ever seen for the game, now is a great time to check it out.

Our Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion review gave the game an 8/10, praising it for its great story and massive improvements over the original PSP version.

“A remake of the 2007 PSP exclusive Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII, Crisis Core Reunion is a faithful retelling of Zack Fair's story with dramatic visual upgrades, full voice acting, and several quality-of-life changes,” said critic Jess Howard. “Considering the game was already heralded as a fantastic prequel and one of the best titles on PSP, it comes as little surprise that this version is triumphant in making Crisis Core into a modern day must-play for Final Fantasy VII fans.”

Theatrhythm Final Bar Line, meanwhile, is a bizarre rhythm game featuring nearly 400 music tracks from across the Final Fantasy series. The better your musical performance, the better your team will do in combat. It couldn’t be further from Final Fantasy XVI, but music aficionados will find much to love now that it’s listed for just $35.

Our Theatrhythm Final Bar Line review gave the game an 8/10.

“Theatrhythm Final Bar Line is the apex of the Theatrhythm spin-off franchise,” said critic Jason Fanelli. “Its vast and varied library of music is a nostalgic thrill, the gameplay is approachable while offering plenty of challenge, and the sprinkling of RPG elements like party customization offers a personal touch--even if that touch isn't super impactful.”

These deals will likely disappear by the end of the month, so be sure to check them out while you can.

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