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Final Fantasy VII

User Reviews

Fusion of drama and gameplay PlayStation אולג 小奥 (168605)
Hey-hey, I saved the world again today! PlayStation Happy Rabbi (1292)
Love it or hate it, this game made the PlayStation. PlayStation Anatole (52)
The seventh era of Square's rule PlayStation DreinIX (9422)
Great 32-bit capture of the original spirit of the series, yet it lead everyone in the wrong direction PlayStation Zovni (9367)
The best Final Fantasy Game by far. Windows Iceman256 (5)
The console RPG that rules its genre... epic, funny, tragic, imaginative, unforgettable. Windows Silverblade (1425)
If Everest is the higher mountain in the world, then Final Fantasy 7 is the Everest of videogames. PlayStation Depth Lord (943)
Yuffie, give back all my materia!.. PlayStation Fading3 (21)
Quite possibly the most overrated game of all time.... PlayStation MasterMegid (897)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
PlayStation 380 4.1
PlayStation 3 8 4.8
PSP 6 4.8
PS Vita 1 5.0
Windows 252 3.8
Combined MobyScore 647 4.0


The Press Says

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PlayStationGamesCollection
Mettiamola così: se avete voglia di vivere un’avventura meravigliosa, molto più lunga di un film e molto più giocabile di quasi tutti i giochi di ruolo disponibili, non potete sbagliare. Se non ne avete voglia, molto probabilmente state visitando il sito sbagliato, magari al momento giusto.
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PlayStationMeristation
Mucho tiempo ha pasado desde aquellas navidades del 87, fechas por las que apareció para NES un tal Final Fantasy, de una desconocida compañía llamada Square, su éxito fue tal que sentó precedente para el desarrollo de una saga.
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PSPSoftpedia
When a game gets you excited 10 years after playing it and you still manage to shed a tear when a very important and loved character dies, that means that you found your ideal game. For me Final Fantasy VII is the best game in the world and I'm not only judging it from my point of view. I've done research among RPG fans and there are many Final Fantasy players, Diablo players, Halo 3 players who simply love this title. It's the best RPG ever created, the best game ever created, because it manages to portray human emotions, beautiful characters and a decaying world that's sadly too similar to ours. Simply the best title a team of developers could ever come out with....
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PlayStation 3Softpedia
When a game gets you excited 10 years after playing it and you still manage to shed a tear when a very important and loved character dies, that means that you found your ideal game. For me Final Fantasy VII is the best game in the world and I'm not only judging it from my point of view. I've done research among RPG fans and there are many Final Fantasy players, Diablo players, Halo 3 players who simply love this title. It's the best RPG ever created, the best game ever created, because it manages to portray human emotions, beautiful characters and a decaying world that's sadly too similar to ours. Simply the best title a team of developers could ever come out with....
100
PlayStationPSM
Regardless, with over fifty hours of gameplay spanned over three discs, this latest installment of the series is certainly the best - it definitely deserves to have a place of honor in every Playstation owner's collection.
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PlayStationRetrogaming.it
Concludendo FFVII è un gioco praticamente perfetto: trama profonda e avvincente, gameplay originale e complesso, grafica avanzata e audio coinvolgente, 60 ore minime di gioco. Se un gioco così non merita il massimo, non vedo perché dovrebbe esistere il 10.
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PlayStationSoftpedia
When a game gets you excited 10 years after playing it and you still manage to shed a tear when a very important and loved character dies, that means that you found your ideal game. For me Final Fantasy VII is the best game in the world and I'm not only judging it from my point of view. I've done research among RPG fans and there are many Final Fantasy players, Diablo players, Halo 3 players who simply love this title. It's the best RPG ever created, the best game ever created, because it manages to portray human emotions, beautiful characters and a decaying world that's sadly too similar to ours. Simply the best title a team of developers could ever come out with....
100
PlayStationPSX Extreme
Well you might be wondering how long is the game? The game has 3CD's equalling about over 80 hours that is if you get almost everything or 50-60 hours long if you get more than half of everything. But every game has a problem with it, except in FF7's case there isn't any.
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WindowsJust Adventure
There is no doubt in my mind that Final Fantasy VII is the greatest game ever created. Squaresoft has once again created a masterpiece that goes beyond video games. To many, it is a work of art. If you play FF7 to the end, you will agree.
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PlayStationGamesAreFun.com (GAF)
Even though it spawned countless copycats and ushered in the "angsty metrosexual main hero" trend for RPGs, Final Fantasy VII is a game that everyone needs to check out at least once. While some may argue that it's not the best RPG ever made, it definitely ranks up there on the list. If you haven't picked it up yet, buy it.
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PlayStationHonestGamers
Only a few games reach such lofty heights. This one is remarkable in most every way, and brilliantly executed.
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PlayStationVicioJuegos.com
Fuera de Squaresoft, otros títulos como el Wild Arms de Sony son bastantes recomendables, ahora, si lo que buscáis es una historia densa, aun sin hablar de RPG's, no podemos hacer sino recomendaros Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver. Finalmente, soltamos una pregunta al aire, ¿El mejor juego de la historia?
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PlayStationPGNx Media
Square was out to make a masterpiece, and boy, did they make one.
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PlayStationPlayer One
Ce jeu est proprement « FA-BU-LEUX » ! Que dire de plus ?
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PlayStationAbsolute Playstation
There seems to be no easy way for me to break all of this game down to a sentence or two…but okay, here goes…This is the current apex in RPG games. In fact it is probably one of the best OVERALL games ever created for ANY system. A game of this magnitude comes along very rarely indeed. I can't wait to see what else Square has planned to top this baby…guess we'll see with Final Fantasy VIII! Until then though, get this game…even if you are not into RPG's, the overall game is brilliant and should not be missed!
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PlayStationRPGFan
FFVII is probably one of the less difficult RPG's out there. Does this take away from the fun? Certainly not! This game is bliss throughout, and only people looking to nitpick so they can bash this game will have a bad experience. The game is about 50 hours long. Overall, the game delivers in every department. If for some godforsaken reason you HAVEN'T played this game, do so. Your world will change.
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PlayStationHobby Consolas
Tres CDs les han hecho falta a Square para poner en PlayStation las mil aventuras que han soñado. Tres CDs cargados de cientos de localizaciones con impresionantes gráficos capaces de maravillarnos una y otra vez. Tres CDs plagados de amigos y enemigos, de monstruos, de mafiosos, de guerreros... Tres CDs llenitos de la más genial aventura jamás vista, que entusiasmará a los amantes del rol y sorprenderá a los neófitos en estas lídes. Tres CDs que les demostrarán a los incrédulos que el videojuego es un auténtico arte.
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WindowsCyberJoy
Ta gra oszałamia jakością wykonania i, przede wszystkim, grywalnością jakiej może jej pozazdrościć nawet Quake 2. Człowiek przyglądający się z boku może powiedzieć "co ty w tym właściwie widzisz...", ale gdy sam zasiądzie do Final Fantasy VII możecie nie dzwonić, nie pisać kartek i nie odwiedzać go przez jakiś miesiąc.
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PlayStationDarkZero
This game does the series that destroyed the meaning of the word Final, extreme justice and is definitely a must play game. The game does take an age to complete fully, but that’s the beauty of it. You don’t want to buy a game that you will complete in a day or a week but Final Fantasy VII will keep you enthralled for years and years.
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PlayStationAllRPG
In my opinion, one of the best RPG's of last year was Final Fantasy 7. It has all the elements and mixes of what an RPG should be. Good character development. Comprehensible battle system, and a wonderful story line. This reminds me so much of my SNES glory days, when graphics weren't considered the game. Much like Final Fantasy 7.
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PlayStationJust RPG
Final Fantasy VII is a game that set the standards for all other RPGs to follow. A powerful storyline, excellent characters and a great battle system helped to make VII an instant classic. Although it's several years old by now, VII is a truly epic game that you can never grow sick of.
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PlayStationGamers Europe
It's very rare that a game can truly be called a revolution. However, Final Fantasy VII crashed into the gaming scene back in 1997 with the force of a meteor (see what I did there?) and changed everything. Before its release, RPG games were seen as a rather geeky, reclusive genre; far from the mainstream genre you see it as today.
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PlayStationIGN
The RPG by which all others are to be measured, FFVII is a cinematic wonder
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PlayStationGameSpot
Never before have technology, playability, and narrative combined as well as in Final Fantasy VII. Never before have technology, playability, and narrative combined as well as in Final Fantasy VII. The culmination of Square Soft's monumental effort is a game that will enrich just as it will entertain.
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PlayStationRetroage
Final Fantasy VII polecam każdemu nawet jeśli nie przepada za grami RPG, a w szczególności japońskimi. Miłośnicy dobrych historii czym prędzej powinni zaopatrzyć się w ten tytuł (jeśli nie grali), a dla fanów jRPG jest to must have. Zatem jeśli ktoś jeszcze nie grał to szczerze polecam. Nie pożałujecie.
93
WindowsSvenska PC Gamer
Om du aldrig tidigare har spelat ett japanskt äventyrsspel, kommer Final Fantasy VII köra över dig. Om du uthärdar (det är svårt i början) kommer du att belönas med så mycket taktiskt spelvärde och handling som PC:n kan erbjuda.
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WindowsPC Zone
If you've never played a Japanese RPG before, you may want to do that old "try before you buy" thing. But that would be boring. Instead, splash out. Live a little. Trust us on this one. You won't regret it.
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WindowsPelit
Tässä se nyt sitten on. Final Fantasy VII, laajimmaksi ja muuten vain parhaaksi rooliseikkailuksi hehkutettu konsolipeli omalle kotoiselle PC:lle käännettynä.
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PlayStationMygamer.com
All of Final Fantasy VII's options provide extremely flexible and interactive gameplay. Materia allows near limitless weapon configurations and the game's intricate story will keep you investigating to see it through; you'll discover that every town and NPC has a tale to tell. With beautiful music, graphics and dynamic gameplay Final Fantasy VII is a testament to the evolution of video games.
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PlayStationJaded Gamer, The
This was the last great game in the Final Fantasy series, in my opinion. Never before have I seen a game that was surrounded by so much hype actually deliver everything that was expected of it.
90
PlayStationRPG Kingdom
Pour conclure en deux mots, je dirai que Final Fantasy 7 est l'un des meilleurs de la série, qui vous plongera dans un monde futuriste et magique très prenant, mais qui souffre d'une mauvaise traduction, ce qui est bien là son seul point faible...
90
PlayStationEdge
The ‘interactive movie’ has long been a dirty term to anyone who values a playable videogame, but FFVII succeeds in coming closer than any title yet. The highly complex, melodramatic story and excellently orchestrated chip music really do combine to make players feel real empathy with the characters. This is hardly the easiest of feats and a task usually shied away from by the action/comedy-orientated western graphic adventures. Anyone prepared to commit the admittedly lengthy time it takes to play Final Fantasy VII through to its conclusion will be well rewarded by what is most probably the most wholly entertaining title the PlayStation has to yet to offer. The only problem seems to be that even if its success does start a console-RPG avalanche, players will probably have to wait until Final Fantasy VIII to experience the genre on this mighty scale again.
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PlayStationConsole Obsession
Final Fantasy VII has rightfully won legendary status and years later, it’s still amongst the best RPGS to have ever been released. It’s one of those timeless games that even if things look and sound a bit rougher than remembered, the quality in other areas – in this case the amazing story and well tuned gameplay – rise above the dated aspects to still offer a truly classic and unforgettable game.
90
PlayStationRPGFan
Although FF7 doesn't quite live up to the hype of being the best RPG ever, it still turns out to be an extremely high quality one, and a staple for all RPG fans. If, by some miracle, you haven't played it yet, don't hesitate to pick it up.
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PlayStationJeuxvideo.com
Si Final Fantasy VII a aujourd'hui atteint un certain âge, il reste tout de même un des titres majeurs dans le monde du RPG et même des jeux vidéo en général. Long, prenant et extrêmement complet, il fait encore aujourd'hui figure d'incontournable et se doit de faire partie de votre ludothèque si vous ne le possédez pas encore.
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PlayStationThunderbolt Games
A steaming locomotive comes to a grinding halt within a colossal Shinra Mako Reactor. As Cloud Strife - ex-SOLDIER extraordinaire - flips off the roof of one of its many carriages, he not only marks the beginning of an epic quest for truth and discovery, but sows the seeds of an incredible legacy to follow. I know you know what the deal with Final Fantasy VII is; it is perhaps the most influential RPG ever, and nearly every J-RPG to follow owes a lot to this much-loved gaming masterpiece. At the time of its release, Final Fantasy VII (FF7) broke new grounds with respect to graphics (3D), sound (CD-quality), story (epic) and gameplay (huge game, huge customisation). But does it stand the ravaging test of time? Although Cloud and his fellow eco-warriors may not look as phat as current-day heroes (box-fists and all), Hironobu Sakaguchi's original blockbuster is still one of the finest, most captivating and refined RPG experiences ever.
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PlayStationGamekult
Si vous ne connaissez pas les jeux de rôles sur console, il y a fort à parier qu'un titre comme Final Fantasy VII ne pourra que vous initier en douceur au genre. Bénéficiant d'une réalisation impeccable et d'une richesse immense, ce titre ne pourra que vous faire chavirer.
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PlayStationDarkstation
The quintessential RPG, Final Fantasy VII was a best-seller the day it hit the shelves. With three disks packed full of FMV, the game boasts the most spectacular effects of its time.
89
WindowsPower Unlimited
Afgezien van het geluid is de PC-versie van Final Fantasy VII misschien nog wel vetter dan de PlayStation versie. Iedereen die de titel nog niet kent en in het bezit is van een flinke computersetup met 3D-kaart moet deze game absoluut in huis halen en even een weekje vrij nemen om samen met Avalanche de snode plannen van Shinra Inc te dwarsbomen.
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WindowsPC Player (Germany)
Ich habe nie viel von kleinen Knuddelpüppchen im "Zelda"-Stil gehalten. Japanischer Kitsch und für Europäer nur schwer verständliche Märchenerzählungen stießen mir bislang auf wie dem bösen Wolf das "Rotkäppchen-Sushi süß-sauer". Doch bei Final Fantasy 7 schaffen die narrativen Elemente im Verbund mit einem unbezwingbaren Sammeltrieb à la "Diablo" eine besorgniserregende Form von purer Sucht.
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WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Je merkt het, dit is een toptitel die je als spelliefhebber gewoon in je collectie moet hebben. De enkele minpunten die ik heb vernoemd vallen in het niets tegen de gameplay die het spel te bieden heeft. Bovendien zit het grafisch ook wel erg goed.
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WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Endlich wieder ein echtes Rollenspiel! Unter der gewöhnungsbedürftigen Grafik verstecktz sich ein Schwergewicht, das alle nötigen Zutaten bietet: tolle Story (wenn nur die ewiglangen Rückblenden kürzer wären...), stimmige Charaktere und ein Magiesystem mit fast perfektem Mix aus Beherrschbarkeit und Komplexität. Micht nervt zwar leicht, daß man ständig in Zufallskämpfe läuft. Doch die effektgeladenen Schlachten laufen so zügig ab, daß ich die Erfahrungspunkte gerne mitnehme. An die eingeschränkte Speicheroption gewöhnt man sich erstaunlich schnell. Einziger dicker Minuspunkt ist der schwache Sound - wenn schon keine Sprachausgabe, dann bitte ordentliche Effekte und nicht nur billiges Sägezahn-Gequäke à la C64.
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WindowsPower Play
Man mag daran zweifeln, ob die von FF VII benötige Ausstattung in einem vernünftigen Rahmen zur Präsentation oder zu den unter den Käufern verbreiteten Requisiten) steht, aber das soll letzten Endes nicht Gegenstand der Debatte sein. Denn in einem Punkt beißt die nicht vorhandene Maus keinen Faden ab: Wer hat, was das Game will, der bekommt ein furioses Meisterwerk, das, wenn auch in Stil und Form ungewohnt, Spaß für Monate garantiert und mit überraschenden Wendungen verblüfft.
86
PlayStationChrist Centered Game Reviews
FF7 is what I believe to be the best RPG I have ever played in my existence even better than FFX just because its great.
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WindowsGamesmania
Die große Stärke von FF7 ist die enorme Abwechslung. Haufenweise Cut-Scenes mit guter Kameraführung, ganze Ställe von sehr unterschiedlichen Monstern mit den tollsten Angriffstechniken, die oft auch besondere optische Effekte haben, und eine Reihe Special-Moves des Spielers. PC-Spieler werden sich zunächst daran stören, daß das Spiel nur an bestimmten Stellen abgespeichert werden kann, dies ist aber der Motivation vielleicht sogar zuträglich - man spielt weiter, bis man an die nächste Speicherstelle kommt. Und dort hört man nicht auf, weil es gerade eine spannende Stelle ist. Ganz so wie ein Buch, dessen Kapitel immer im spannendsten Moment endet. Richtig negativ ist die Benutzerführung, die ohne Änderung von der Konsole übernommen wurde. Sie ist nicht nur stillos, sondern auch gnadenlos unübersichtlich und umständlich. Nix mit Drag und Drop, alles läuft mit dem Joypad.
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PlayStationNetjak
The debate over whether or not Final Fantasy VII is a good game is a spirited one that, like all debates about video games, comes down to personal opinions. I think the story sucks, but the game is excellent. The thing about Final Fantasy VII is, whether you like it or hate it, the merits of the game can always be argued very strongly from either point. If you like this game but you're ashamed to admit it, I hope I gave you enough ammunition to come clean. Final Fantasy VII is a great game, and I'll scream in defense of that statement until my throat is as red as Red XIII.
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PlayStationGame Revolution
Still, I recommend it wholeheartedly to fans of Japanese RPG's (perhaps they will be more forgiving than I). However, I only recommend it moderately to everyone else. Final Fantasy VII is hundreds of hours of visually beautiful gameplay, but its frustrating incoherence will make many people cringe and put the game aside before they have even finished.
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WindowsPC Action
Squaresoft macht es einem wirklich nicht leicht. Auf der einen Seite reizt Final Fantasy durch seine zunächst unkomfortable Gamepadsteuerung, die nicht immer unproblematische Hardwarekonfiguration und den etwas antiquierten Look PCGemüter. Andererseits gelingt dem Spiel die beinahe perfekte Symbiose von Rollenspiel und Adventure: Eine packende, recht lineare Story wird durch allerlei Entdeckenswertes am Rande atmosphärisch aufgewertet, das Kampfsystem ist schnell erlernt, birgt aber massig strategischen Tiefgang. Wenn Ihnen also eine grundsätzliche Neigung zum japanischen Comicstil innewohnt, sollten Sie sich dieses Mammutwerk nicht entgehen lassen, als Belohnung winken gut und gerne 100 Stunden reiner Spielzeit.
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PlayStationLegendra
FFVII se révèle donc être un jeu fort sympathique avec des atouts certains, auquel on peut toutefois faire quelques reproches. Ce n'est donc pas une référence absolue mais ça serait dommage de s'en priver, en particulier de son scénario ambitieux et plutôt réussi, sous prétexte qu'il a eu un succès commercial énorme.
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WindowsCincinnati Enquirer
Fortunately, the game is so packed full of excitement that these shortcomings are fairly easy to overlook. FFVII, with its intense game play and engrossing story line, is one RPG that fans of the genre shouldn’t overlook.
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WindowsComputer Gaming World (CGW)
Despite the technical problems and other troubling legacies inherent in console ports, I can’t help hut recommend this game. It is so radically different from other RPGs, and it presents such an intriguing story that I was compelled to play more. However, if you’re a die-hard traditional CRPG fanatic who cut your teeth on games like WIZARDRY VII and ULTIMA IV, and you don’t have a high-end Pentium with a 3Dfx card, you might want to pass. If you’re fairly confident in your hardware, are open to new experiences and perspectives in role-playing, and can put up with idiosyncrasies from console game design, then take the chance and experience some of the best storytelling ever found in an RPG.
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WindowsAttack Games
Förutom detta är Final Fantasy VII så bra att du kommer njuta av att sitta ostörd framför datorn i timme efter timme. Du får väldigt mycket spel för pengarna, mycket hjärngympa och en vacker grafik att vila ögonen på.
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PlayStationRPGamer
Despite the fact Final Fantasy VII has a great deal of upside, its detractors do have a number of legitimate concerns. The battle system is rather incidental to the game, and the localization does leave a bit to be desired. Additionally, aside from the rich backstory that goes into each, character development is largely restricted to a few characters. Nonetheless, the good does outweigh these shortcomings, and does so convincingly. Any gamer looking for an enjoyable game that is sure to endure in their memory would do well to pick up Final Fantasy VII, because it deservingly owns a prominent place in RPG history.
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PlayStationGame Critics
Still, FF7 deserves credit for trying to push videogames further along the cultural scale even if they do ultimately falter by a narrow margin. When Square Soft announced at SIGGRAH that they were going to push the envelope of computer graphics, they weren't kidding. They accomplished that goal thoroughly, but didn't manage to find an evolution between the typical grammar of games and something else that the mainstream audiences could relate to (something that only a game like Myst has accomplished in recent years). The game does a great job of bringing new visuals to games, but it didn't affect my perception of the world or my emotions to any great extent. If Square Soft wants videogames to be compared equally to other forms of art, then they are going to have to gain that respect by producing a game that is more intellectually and culturally aware and not a game that is essentially a video game screaming for attention and respect.
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WindowsComputer Games Magazine
However, if you can get it running it works perfectly, with almost none of the bug problems that plague most PC software. While more of an adventure game than an RPG, it nonetheless provides a unique and fascinating experience that you can't get from any other PC game.
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WindowsPC Player (Denmark)
Jeg er voldsom begejstret for Final Fantasy VII, og har brugt uger på at følge med i den overraskende og spændende historie. Spillere, der er til letfordøjelige rollespil, og tæppetyk stemning vil elske det udover alle grænser.
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Windowsgames xtreme
Final Fantasy VII. What more can be said of this after such a warm reception on the Sony machine? but after the hype and at its PC debut, we have another chance to look at the "Best Game Of All Time."
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WindowsGambler
Jest inna, więc zapewne nie trafi do tak szerokiej rzeszy odbiorców jak M&M VI czy Lands of Lore 2, lecz niewątpliwie wyróżnia się spośród gier obecnych na rynku.
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WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Wenn Sie japanische Schlagermusik mögen, Monumental-Filme aus dem Land der aufgehenden Sonne jedem Hollywood-Streifen vorziehen und die Steuerung per Maus verachten, liegen Sie bei Final Fantasy 7 richtig. Trotz des vorhandenen Tiefgangs und des reizvollen Gameplays sollten Liebhaber von Might & Magic 6 oder Fallout Vorsicht walten lassen. Die oft quietschbunte Atmosphäre und die mangelhafte Umsetzung könnten weniger experimentierfreudige PC-Rollenspieler schnell nerven. Da es nicht einmal eine Charaktergenerierung gibt, erfordert das Nippon-Epos eine große Umstellung von Ihnen.
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WindowsAdrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
To be honest, there is no compelling reason for console aficionados to purchase the PC version. Other than enhanced graphics, nothing is different. For PC devotees, this is an important release, despite innumerable technical problems. Nothing like it exists for the computer, and although its approach is dissimilar to traditional PC offerings, it is a genuine work of art. Hard-core purists might confer an upturned nose, but I would argue that gamers who recoil from more cumbersome RPGs will take to this game. The powerful emotional punch of the far-reaching narrative, the engaging character interaction, the fierce battles, and the promise of a fresh, magical experience might prove alluring, and bring new gamers into the RPG fold. However, there will be those who, for good reason, turn from the game due to graphic anomalies, inferior sounds, and technical dilemmas. The overall score is based on the current state of the game, and for that reason, it falls short of greatness.
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WindowsRPGamer
While the gameplay may be average, and it has it's flaws, no one can deny that Final Fantasy VII has left it's mark on the genre, setting new standards for RPG graphics and general presentation. Additionally, while it may not be the most spectacular of games, it paved the way for a vast number of hits.