Here's another page of the guide dedicated to Final Fantasy 7 Remake. The following page offers a walkthrough for Chapter 16 - The Belly of the Beast. Cloud, Barrett, and Tifa eventually reach Shinra's headquarters. Now all that is left to do is to find Aerith.
- Infiltration / Bust Out of the Garage
- Shinra Building Intel / Acquiring the Keycard
- Reach for the Skyview Hall / Playing the Tourist
- A Helping Hand
- Operation: Save Aerith
Infiltration / Bust Out of the Garage
The beginning of the chapter involves a lot of fighting with Shinra soldiers and their special outfits. The road to Shinra's main building leads through the garage.
Shinra Building Intel / Acquiring the Keycard
While in the main lobby, approach the door - the group will find out that they need a keycard to get inside. As Tifa, you have to jump from lantern to lantern until you land near the barrier.
When you fall down, climb on the car and use it to get access to the lantern nearby. Climb up a ladder to the top, grab onto the metal pipes and walk through them until you reach the further lanterns. This way, Tifa will manage to get the keycard.
Reach for the Skyview Hall / Playing the Tourist
You can use the card to unlock nearby passageways. One of the passages leads to the stairs - don't use them. They lead to a 10-minute climb , and there aren't any special rewards from it. It's much better to use the elevator and take it to the upper floor.
Now follow the hallways to the next card reader - use it. Get on the moving staircase.
Continue to President Shinra Exhibit and explore rooms with attractions and exhibitions. You are also before a very impressive cut-scene showing the planet's past and the history of The Ancients.
You run into Hart once you leave the exhibition rooms. Follow the man, and he'll lead you to Major Domino.
A Helping Hand
Talk to Hart after you leave the Major's office. The man will offer to help you identify the liaison for 10,000 Gil. Agree - aside from the clue, you'll also receive a weapon for Barret (EKG Cannon).
Now take the stairs up to the 63rd floor. Use the panel to unlock a new part of the building. Reach the man next to the great training dome and talk to him. Go inside and take part in a fight - Three-Person Team vs. Mayor is Best. It's a short fight with two Cutters. When you win, talk to the man in the suit.
You have now unlocked the Shinra Combat Simulator. It operates on a similar principle to the Corneo Colloseum. It's worth taking a moment to complete all the available fights. In addition to the simulator, you will also find Chadley, who will give you more tasks. Nearby, you'll also find a vendor selling another weapon for Barret - The Wrecking Ball.
Now go down the stairs and go to the escalator room. Go to the 64th floor and use the panel to continue. Proceed to the toilet and enter the ventilation shaft. Crawl all the way to the boardroom and eavesdrop on the gathered members.
Operation: Save Aerith
Leave the toilet and run after the scientist. After a while you get to a room with a vending machine and a bench - you know exactly what it means. Replenish your supplies and get ready for the next boss fight against Specimen H0512. The course of the fight and tips on how to finish it can be viewed on a dedicated page of the guide.
Continue and engage in brief clashes with the guards, soon later you'll encounter Armored Shock Troopers.