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Final Fantasy VII Remake
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Ben Chard, Nathan Garvin
First Published: 10-04-2020 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 03-07-2020 / 00:44 GMT
Version: 1.1 (????) 03-07-2020 / 19:19 GMT

Final Fantasy VII Remake

Apr 2020 · 19 hrs ago · 1.1
Chapter 3

Rat Problem

You'll pick up this quest in Chapter 3, after clearing out Scrap Boulevard with Tifa. Return to the Item Store near Seventh Heaven and talk to the shopkeeper and he'll complain about some "doomrats" that have been intefering with his business. It's a simple "destroy the rodents for the merchant" quest, but... well, they can't all be glorious.

Talk to the storekeeper and he'll ask you to kill some "Doomrats".Head to the indicated location and you'll only find Wererats.

Leave the item shop and head up the road to the northeast, but keep your eyes to the northwest and when you find some stairs leading up to a cylindrical structure, take them. You should recognize this place if you went treasure hunting en route to Seventh Heaven after resting in your apartment earlier, and sure enough your destination is through the hole to the northwest, where you looted a chest containing several Grenades earlier.

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Head northwest through the structure, crawl through the hole and dispatch some Wererats. They're rather numerous, but still pushovers. No "doomrats" are forthcoming, however, so after the fight head back to the Item Shop and tell the shopkeeper about your expoits. Naturally he's unimpressed with your efforts and sends you back out.

When you return to the indicated area you'll find the dreaded "Doomrats". Stagger them with spells like Blizzard,and abilities like Focused Thrust.Defeat the Doomrats and return to the shopkeeper for your reward, which includes the ability to purchase one Cleansing Materia.

Return to where you killed the Wererats and this time you will find some honest to goodness Doomrats. They've got roughly 10x the HP of their lesser brethren and are all around nastier, so focus on one of them and try to stagger it with Blizzard and Focused Thrust, and when staggered switch to Tifa and use her chi abilities - Whirling Uppercut, Omnistrike and Rise and Fall - to dish out damage.

Once they're defeated, return to the shopkeeper and he'll reward you by... trying to get you to promote his shop? Whatever, more importantly he'll restock his shop, adding 3x Hi-Potions and one Cleansing Materia to his wares - buy the new materia at the very least, as it can remove various debuffs... especially when you level it up once and get access to the indispensible "Esuna" spell.

Completing this quest also unlocks the side quest On the Prowl.

Did You Know?: In the original Final Fantasy VII, "Healing Materia" was called "Restore" and "Cleansing Materia" was called "Heal". Names got swapped around a bit, and it's a bit odd for some of us old-timers to keep it straight that in the Remake the "Healing" materia now does Cure/Cura/Regen/Curaga (or rather, Cure/Cure2/Regen/Cure3 in the original) instead of Poisona/Esuna/Resist.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Platforms
  • Genre
    Action Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    10 April 2020
  • Last Updated
    3 July 2020
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Ben Chard, Nathan Garvin

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In the sprawling city of Midgar, an anti-Shinra organization calling themselves Avalanche have stepped up their resistance. Cloud Strife, a former member of Shinra's elite SOLDIER unit now turned mercenary, lends his aid to the group, unaware of the epic consequences that await him.The guide for Final Fantasy VII Remake features all there is to see and do including a walkthrough featuring coverage of all Main Scenario Chapters, all Side Quests and mini games along with indepth sections on Materia, Enemy Intel and Battle Intel.

Inside Version 1.1

  • Full coverage of the Main Scenario
  • Coverage of all Side Quests
  • Trophy Guide
  • Full Enemy Intel
  • Materia and Ability Breakdown
  • Details on every character
  • Full breakdown of every location

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