The PC version of Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII – Reunion is certainly a solid port, but unfortunately it comes with a limited set of graphics options. As some Steam users have discovered, it is easily possible to enable advanced settings such as HBAO+ and Screen Space Global Illumination that greatly improve the game’s visuals.
As explained by Dante in the game’s Steam Community forums, by editing the game’s engine.ini file it is possible to enable advanced settings such as the aforementioned HBAO+ and Screen Space Global Illumination, and disable vignette, motion blur, boom, AA tweaks, and filtering anisotropic values and more. Activating some advanced settings, such as Screen Space Global Illumination, comes at a performance cost.
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII – Reunion is a remake of the classic PlayStation Portable game set before the events of the original Final Fantasy VII. Zack Fair’s adventure is an entertaining adventure, and the many improvements to the experience make it feel like an integral part of the Remake project and a game worth trying for all fans of the series, as I explained in my review.
With greatly improved visuals and sound, a major combat overhaul that finally makes the game fun to play, and a great ending, Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII – Reunion is undoubtedly one of the best Pros released in recent years. While some of the original’s issues weren’t addressed, like poor story pacing and mediocre writing, that shouldn’t stop any Final Fantasy VII fan from getting the game. The price of freedom is high, but it’s worth paying.
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII – Reunion is now available worldwide on PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and Nintendo Switch. You can learn more about the game by checking out our extensive product page.