Allow me to begin by stating that everyone who likes RPG should buy this title. Never before have I seen technology, playability, and storyling combined as well as in Final Fantasy VII into a beautiful work. Square Soft’s effort results in a game that enriches and entertains despite occasional design problems that can be very distracting when compared to the greatness of the rest of the work in every other category.
Computer generated cinematics blend seamlessly with pre-rendered background artwork to create the strikingly realistic world of Final Fantasy VII, with decent and stunning detail. The overworld and battle sequences are amazing with texture mapping and the spells look incredible. Massive dragons will help you and various other magic spells will simply allow catastrophe to unfold over half a dozen camera angles all the while playing to Nobuo Uematsu’s intense emotion in the soundtrack that makes this truly a Final Fantasy Golden Age and game that stays true to the roots of the earlier version.
Final Fantasy VII’s plot is simply matchless. Join the journey of the mercenary Cloud Strife in an adventure that takes him to the very source of his being in an incredible quest where the fate of the world hangs by a precious thread, threatening to be torn by the torment of Sephiroth, the villain. Final Fantasy VII’s plot is influenced clearly by the action to make something incredible and unforgettable. Final Fantasy VII is admittedly the greatest Final Fantasy game due to the storyline, and soundtrack even though the gameplay is largely very repetitive. You still face countless random monster encounters while keeping a close eye on your hit points and magic points, and you will witness character leveling aspects. Battles are fought in typical Japanese RPG fashion as fights contain the introduction of Limit Breaks and Materia, the colored crystals that let your party use magic to begin with.
Final Fantasy VII, for all its astonishing features, is not a game is not a game for the masses as it would have you believe. Gameplay can go well over 40 hours and most might be overwhelmed by the text in the speeches that are not voiced in anyway. The story for the most part is very linear due to the plot’s complexity and makes sense as a result.
Sony’s translation of the Japanese is spot on with the actual expression of the grammar. Even though some errors do exist, Final Fantasy VII greatly conveys each character’s distinct personality. Nitpickers may identify a very occasional spelling or grammar error (“Off course!” agrees Cloud at the Golden Saucer battle arena), but otherwise this text-heavy game reads just right, flawlessly conveying each character’s distinct personality. Final Fantasy VII also makes numerous improvements to the party system where party members can exchange their Materia. Luckily, random monster encounters are much less frequent in many areas. Final Fantasy VII continues to develop amazing plot sequences toward key points at the end of the game that clairfy several important issues, and furthers the game as a RPG itself.
Anyone who is prepared to dedicate a good portion of their days in a powerful story must be ready to take the stand to this game knowing that it is one of the most incredible games you will play for a while.