Whether you’re playing the Final Fantasy 7 Remake demo or the full version of the game, the first divergent narrative and gameplay choice presented to players is how long to set the Mako Reactor bomb timer for. You have all the time in the world to make the decision in-game, but what’s the right timer length for you? Stick with this handy guide for everything you need to know about the Final Fantasy 7 Remake 20 or 30 minutes explosion timer decision.
Should you choose 20 or 30 minutes in Final Fantasy 7 Remake?
After battling past swathes of guards and their guard dogs in order to reach the Mako Reactor during the opening mission of Final Fantasy 7 Remake, you’ll be presented with a decision: Do you give yourself 20 minutes to escape the bomb you’ve planted? Or should you opt for 30 minutes to better facilitate a safe escape?
Regrettably, whether you opt for 20 or 30 minutes in Final Fantasy 7 Remake doesn’t make a great deal of difference. Escaping from the blast radius is easily achievable in under 10 minutes, making both options more than generous enough for you to ensure that Cloud Strife and his comrades get out safely.
Since there’s no penalty, you may wish to opt for 30 minutes to allow yourself the maximum amount of time to appreciate the gorgeous Final Fantasy 7 Remake visuals during your exit stroll. All it’ll cost you is a slightly disparaging remark from companion Barret Wallace, who’ll note that you’re taking the extra time when uttering a different line of dialogue to that spoken if you choose 20 minutes instead.
While the choice is more for show than anything else, it’s nonetheless nice to have different options available that should serve to help encourage replayability as we all wait for the second Final Fantasy 7 Remake installment.