Final Fantasy VII Rebirth: Why fully exploring the open world matters

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth hits you with an absolutely incredible story. One that's really going to make you want to dive into the next bit as soon as possible. But in between many of these parts are large open areas of wilderness with a slew of things to do. And you'll want to do all of it.

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth - ©2024 Square Enix
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When Final Fantast VII Rebirth starts, you and the gang spend a good chunk of it in the city of Kalm. The...Kalm before the storm [forgive me] before the gang sets out on the next big chunk of their journey. But when you leave and go out into the world, my god do you go out into the world. Massive, sprawling landscapes unfold in front of you as you and the rest of the Scooby Gang head out to the next part of the story.

But listen, I know. I KNOW, that it is tempting to run out there and go straight to that spot on the map that continues the story (which, don't worry, I promise I won't spoil in this article) but I promise you that you need to chill a minute. There are so many great reasons to stay in the open world maps.

Here's a list of a few reasons you're gonna wanna go exploring.

To make your Chadley proud

Chadley, the artificial robot kiddo from the Remake, is back and a bit more ever present. He offers you a lot more to do and a lot of them have to do with the large open world.

As you complete more and more of the things I've listed, you'll unlock points and options that, in turn, allow you to do more with Chadley by way of little challenge fights. These fights often reward you with not just a ton of experience but rare items and materia.

So in the process of helping Chadley, you'll often leave the map several levels and stats stronger than you were when you first encountered the map.