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Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (PSP)

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Description

Set six years before the 1997 PSX game Final Fantasy VII, the prequel Crisis Core follows the adventures of Zack Fair as he discovers the truth of the organisation he works for, Shin-Ra. At the time, Cloud Strife is still a Shinra Guard and Aerith Gainsborough also makes an appearance. Other prominent figures are Sephiroth, Tifa, Yuffie, Cait Sith, members of the Turks gang and also characters from Dirge of Cerberus.

The game is played as an action RPG and the events are mainly set around the city of Nibelheim. The turn-based battle system, DMV or Digital Mind Wave, is entirely new. It is based on reels with the portraits of the characters spinning in the top left corner. Lining up the same character in all reels is awarded with a power-up (Power Surge). Attacks are both physical and spell-based, and materia also makes a return. There are different varieties, both defensive and offensive, and different materia can also be fused together.

Screenshots

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII PSP Rush Assault super attack
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII PSP In the desert
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII PSP Level map
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII PSP Shot from a CG video – end of simulation

Alternate Titles

  • "クライシス コア -ファイナルファンタジーVII" -- Japanese spelling
  • "크라이시스 코어: 파이널 판타지 7" -- Korean spelling

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User Reviews

“Gift of the Goddess” DreinIX (9417) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
You Are My Living Legacy.... Guy Chapman (1744) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

The Press Says

Gameplay Monthly Sep 19, 2007 A- 91
PSW (Playstation World Magazine UK) Nov 28, 2007 9 out of 10 90
USA Today Apr 04, 2008 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
Gameswelt Jun 26, 2008 87 out of 100 87
Gameplanet Jul 21, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
IGN Mar 18, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
RPG Site Aug 23, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Game Tap Mar 21, 2008 8 out of 10 80
GameSpy Mar 19, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Boomtown Jun 11, 2008 8 out of 10 80

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Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2008 – #4 PSP Game of the Year
    • 2008 – PSP RPG of the Year

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NIL8R153 (117) added Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (PSP) on Feb 23, 2008