After years and years of waiting, Final Fantasy 7 Remake is finally here. Well, the first part is anyway. All of the classic, iconic characters are back, looking better than anyone could have imagined when the original released back in the day on the PS1. So that you can take advantage of all of their strengths, here’s everything you need to know about how to switch party members in Final Fantasy 7 Remake.
While you’ll start off with Cloud, who is the focus of the game, you’ll quickly meet new characters who can become part of your party. You can use their unique abilities to take down certain enemies or use them as support who can heal when they’re needed.
Since they all have their own strengths, it’s vital that you quickly learn how to switch between them, so that you’re not struggling with one character who’s not the right one for the situation.
How to Switch Between Party Members in Final Fantasy 7 Remake
Thankfully, it is quite simple. All you need to do is press up or down on the d-pad and you’ll switch to the next one while in battle. You’ll have up to three at a time max throughout Final Fantasy 7 Remake, so you’ll have a couple of additional options, after Cloud, when trying to take on enemies and some of the iconic bosses that look better than ever.
In the most difficult fights, switching characters quickly is very important. Not only do you want to leverage all of your party’s abilities but it’s also a good way to abuse the AI. The enemy AI will tend to focus on the character you’re actively controlling, so by switching things around, you can give certain characters a breather.
Finally, your party is always static in Final Fantasy VII Remake. There’s no way to completely swap characters out for another. You’ll always have up to three party members at a time, and they’ll always be whatever the story dictates at that time.
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