Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier - Tips for new players

Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier - Tips for new players

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Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier is a unique and modern take on the legendary FF series; It's a Battle Royale twist on the series, Now that might not sound totally unique per see, as there are many battle royales out there, now but this is a first for the record-breaking franchise.

Another thing that stands out is that it's one of the rare BR games that is exclusively made for mobile. Even though there are a massive amount of battle royale games available on the platform, most of these live life on other platforms before making their way into the mobile market. That said, it's a massive genre on mobile, Free Fire, for example, is another mobile-only experience in the genre and that is one of the most downloaded titles in the world.

The First Soldier takes place 30 years before the events of FFVII and before SOLDIER was established. Long before the story of Sephiroth and Cloud from FFVII. In it, you and 75 other players will duke it out on the battlefield using guns, melee weapons - such as swords - and even use special abilities to determine who reigns supreme. In this article, we'll give you a few tips that can help you out in the battle.

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Don't Be Afraid to Use Melee

What makes Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier unique from other Battle Royale games is how well it utilizes melee attacks. You can use different weapons based on the style of character you have. One of the cool weapons is the sword which belongs to the Warrior style and is the one you'll begin with.

No, it's not like the iconic massive sword that Cloud Strife has but you get a sweet katana to slice and dice your foes. Even if your opponents have guns, you can move pretty quickly to get to them and give them some swings with the sword which has some length.

Of course, it's not ideal to go out and battle 74 other players with just a sword, so it's still recommended to go look for a gun. That said, it's good to know that you'll have some comfort in that you can use your melee skills when needed, thanks to the length of the attacks and the speed of the characters. You can also use a Sorcer, Ninja, Ranger, or Monk style, each with their own weapons such as staves, shuriken, dagger, and even just good old fist respectively.

Utilize Abilities

Aside from using weapons, you can use Abilities in Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier. Just like with the melee skills, each style of character has their own Ability. The Warrior has a dash move that makes it easier for you to move on your opponents.

The Sorcer has the ability to use an Arcane Field, while the Monk can use Manawall. Lastly, the Ranger can use Assess which lets you scan the area and the Ninja has the Hide ability which is good for stealth. Take advantage of these reusable abilities.

It's unique for a Battle Royale game to have special abilities. This adds an extra element to the battle which is fun and makes things a bit more chaotic. Aside from Abilities, you can use Skills too which are all pretty similar to the abilities and relate to each style of character.

Deciding Your Shooting Style

Although there are cool skills and abilities, sometimes, nothing beats the firepower of led popping out of a gun. You have a few different control options for how you can go about blasting. You can set up auto-fire or have a button on screen to press. You can also set it up where you can just press on the screen without a button.

Whether in the tutorial or in a match, feel free to experiment with these and see which one you like the most and one you may be comfier with. Maybe you'll stick with your first option and that's great if you do. If you don't, then you can always switch back and forth in the settings.

That being said, it's good to find one and stay with it for a while if you like it. Transitioning from one setting to another can be a little confusing sometimes. Now, if you feel that switching on a regular basis won't affect you, then that's awesome. No matter the case, check all of these settings out and give them a spin.

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Colin  Mieczkowski
Colin Mieczkowski
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