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Final Fantasy 7 Remake: Story Summary (Spoilers)

final fantasy 7 remake story summary

Final Fantasy 7 Remake: Story Summary (Spoilers)

Well it happened everyone, Final Fantasy 7 Remake is real, it happened, it came out and lots of us are already playing and some of us are even done and dusted with the reimagined story. If you’re here, you’re probably looking for a story summary of Final Fantasy 7 Remake either because you’ve beaten the game and just want to fill in some blanks you might have missed, or you’re curious about how the remake’s story plays out. Either way we got you covered.

Spoiler warning: Let us warn you that obviously, this post is going to contain spoilers and we’re going to be going over all 18 chapters in Final Fantasy 7 Remake in great detail. This is your last chance to turn away before we start.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Story Summary

Chapter 1 – The Destruction of Mako Reactor 1

The story begins with a mercenary and ex-SOLDIER named Cloud who has been hired by a group known as Avalanche to disrupt the operations of the Shinra Electric Power Company. Avalanche is an eco-terrorist group that opposes anyone who seeks gains at the expense of the planet.

In the case of Shinra, they are extracting a vital resource known as Mako which is believed to be the “blood” of the planet that they all live on. Barret, Avalanche’s leader, has hired Cloud to join him and his team to blow up Mako Reactor 1, and deal a blow to Shinra.

Barret and Cloud are joined by Jessie, Biggs and Wedge, trusted members of Barret’s Avalanche cell of fighters.

Barret is extremely passionate, and is initially distrustful of Cloud. Cloud is an ex-SOLDIER, and SOLDIERs go through a rigorous training process which alters their physical qualities. Shinra controls the city of Midgar, where they all reside, and has a hand in everything that goes on including the military. Effectively the city of Midgar is run by the President of Shinra, despite it technically having its own elected officials.

Although there is light resistance the operation goes well up until the point where a massive Shinra mech, the Scorpion Sentinel appears. Barret and Cloud, the most capable fighters, work together to bring it down. They plant the bomb developed by Jesse, Avalanche’s demolitions expert, and they flee the Mako Reactor before it blows up.

The explosion is a bit too powerful, though, (at least from the perspective of Avalanche) as the explosion causes panic in the civilian area around Mako Reactor 1. Unbeknownst to Avalanche, Shinra may have had a hand in making the explosion look worse than it actually was.

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