Final Fantasy VII is Now Available on PC and Steam
Although Final Fantasy VII may never get an HD remake, you can now play this seminal PlayStation JRPG on Steam. The game has been available for the PC through Square Enix’s online store since 2012, but only now it is finally available on Valve’s massively popular digital store.
Selling at $11.99, the PC version of FF VII has several new features. The game will have Steam achievements and cloud saves, as well the Character Booster, a feature that was added when FF VII first came onto the PC in 2012. Character Booster will allow you to “increase your HP, MP and Gil levels to their maximum, all with the simple click of a button, leaving you to enjoy your adventure.”
Using the Character Booster will raise the HP, MP, and Gil of each character to 9999, 999, and 49999999 respectively. Utilizing this feature is irreversible, and probably should only be used by people who really don’t care about playing the game and only want to experience the story. It essentially makes the gameplay of battling and level up trivial and unnecessary.
The game is also to have been optimized for PC. 3 GB of hard drive space are needed to install the game. FF VII will also have partial controller support, which means that operating menus and booting up the game will require a mouse and keyboard, but a gamepad will function normally when actually playing the game.
Final Fantasy VII news has been popping up as of late. It was announced that people who pre-order Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will get a Cloud Strife costume for Lightning. Lightning can don his SOLDIER 1st Class Uniform in addition to his iconic Buster Sword and Soldier’s Band. Lightning will also be able to perform Cloud’s finishing animation and victory fanfare.