Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion –launches in between the main FFVII remakes,

 and while it can’t quite live up to them, it’s worthy of standing in the same crowd.

Rather than a full reimagining, this has been branded from day one as a straight remaster,

On that first point, this is a very pretty game. That hardly makes it stand out in the current triple-A landscape, 

These over-the-top limit break moves put a Smash Bros final smash to shame,

Looking at the wider combat system, the modern action RPG genre has clearly got its teeth in, which makes life a lot easier. 

Movement feels smooth, attacking feels satisfying, and using magic is effortless. 

Surprisingly, with so much going on, the Nintendo Switch version of the game holds up pretty well compared to the PS5 counterpart. 

It’s far from perfect, often dropping frames in battles

Ultimately, this remaster will become the definitive way to play Crisis Core for new players and veterans alike.