Cloud Strife is many things to many people: a destroyer of mechs and monsters, a finder of materia, a haver of awkwardness, and, it turns out, a piano virtuoso, depending on the relevant player's skillset at least.

The Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth demo offers gamers a chance to experience all of the former SOLDIER's skills to one degree or another, with many quickly becoming enamoured with the piano minigame found when exploring Tifa Lockhart’s room in Nibelheim.

While countless players have found satisfaction in attempting to best Tifa's Theme - the challenge piece included in the demo - creative members of the community have already set to work recreating a range of popular songs using the freeplay mode.

This musical arms race has already seen Cloud finesse the keys to bang out video game-centric tracks from multiple video game franchises, ranging from Kingdom Hearts’ Dearly Beloved, to classic melodies from The Legend of Zelda series.

Others looked beyond the bounds of video games to adapt songs from real world artists spanning a range of genres. A brief search reveals footage of Cloud hammering out Blink 182’s ‘I Miss You’, and My Chemical Romance’s ‘Welcome to the Black Parade, along with older hits the likes of John Lenon's Imagine.

Establishing mastery over the keys is but one of the many side activities the player can indulge in during their journey through Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth. Other offerings include the collectible card game Queen’s Blood, Chocobo time trial racing, and a plethora of other diverse distractions and myriad side quests that could provide a light-hearted respite from the game's high-stakes main story.

Be sure to check out IGN’s Final Fantasy 7: Rebirth preview to learn what to expect when the game launches on February 29 on PS5.

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