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Final Fantasy VII Beginners’ Guide


Battle Basics

Most battles in FFVII are random. As you explore areas, Cloud will be attacked and taken to a battle screen. You can select options from the battle menu. “Attack”, “Magic”, “Item” and “Limit” are Commands that you may be able to use. As you play through the game, new Commands will become available.

When you win a battle, you gain Experience Points (EXP). When a party member has accumulated enough EXP, they will gain a Level. Gaining a Level raises that party member’s stats, such as hit (or health) points (HP) and magic (or mana) points (MP), making them more powerful.

If you're finding the game too difficult, it's a good idea to spend some time gaining Levels. A good tactic for this is to fight in an area where the enemies are easy enough that you’re not going to risk a Game Over, but not so easy that it takes too long to gain Levels (as a general rule, tougher enemies yield more EXP). It also helps if the area is close to a hotel and stores so you can heal your party and replenish supplies after a series of battles.

Equipment

Weapons, armor, and accessories can be found as you play through the game, and can be equipped by selecting Equip in the menu system. Weapons and armor can have up to 8 Materia spaces each. Accessories are wildcard (similar to Relics in Final Fantasy VI).

Materia

Materia lets you use new Magic, Summons, and Commands. Support Materia links to Magic, Summon or Command Materia for enhanced powers. Independent Materia improves your party through passive abilities, such as raising total HP.

Money

You will earn money after winning battles. In FFVII money is called Gil.

Important Items

Selling Ethers

Earlier on in the game, you can put together a lot of Gil by repeatedly fighting battles in a certain area and sleeping in a hotel. However, if you find you want to make Gil quicker, you can sell Ethers. You should pick up quite a few as you progress through the game's initial stages, and they sell for a cool 750 Gil each.



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