Final Fantasy 7 Remake came out a week ago officially but most people have already beaten the game.
Despite only covering the Midgar portion of the original Final Fantasy 7, it has been really fleshed out.
Here’s how long you need to beat the FF7 Remake on your first playthrough.
How many chapters are there?
The game in total has 18 chapters to play through. They are not equal in length.
Some chapters are much longer than the rest while some can be kinda short.
The demo of FF7 Remake that released a month ago already constitutes Chapter 1 of the game.
How long to beat the game without side quests
If you wish to just speed run the game without doing the side quests, it can be much shorter.
On easy mode, it can probably take 25 hours or so. On a harder difficulty, it increases depending on how long you need to clear the battles.
For normal mode, maybe 30 to 35 hours without side quests.
How long to beat the game with side quests
There are 24 side quests you can do in a single playthrough, with the total being 26 (two on the next playthrough if you choose the right options).
You will find side quests in Chapters 3, 8, 9 and 14.
Two of the side quests as mentioned above can only be unlocked if you choose different options in the game.
With the side quests in mind, you will probably take closer to 40 hours of gameplay.
Should you do the side quests?
You definitely should.
Some are more fun than the others but through side quests, you may unlock more weapons, accessories and key items.