How each character is chosen is based upon a hidden value in the game's code, which cannot be viewed without hacking.At the game's start, the opening values are: As the game progresses, these values change depending upon the player's actions.
In 2011, Fur Affinity announced a major revamp in connection to FA: United 4.Aeris has top priority, followed by Tifa, then Yuffie, then Barret.Aeris is the most likely candidate for the date, but it is not overly difficult to obtain the other two girls as there are several options which very quickly bridge the points gap between starting values.The party members not chosen will give a -2 decrease. The character chosen to accompany Cloud and Barret to fight Dyne gets a boost.Aeris gets a 10, Tifa gets a 3, and Yuffie gets a 2. After meeting with Zack's parents, Cloud can talk to either Tifa or Aeris (if they are in the party). Talking to Tifa will boost 1, it does not matter what Cloud responds. The first question's affection points can be received an unlimited amount of times.