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Final Fantasy VII (PlayStation)

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Written by  :  Depth Lord (943)
Written on  :  Aug 03, 2004
Platform  :  PlayStation
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Summary

If Everest is the higher mountain in the world, then Final Fantasy 7 is the Everest of videogames.

The Good

The world of FF7 is huge, from the sector-7 to wutai, you will travel through that whole world, meeting a lot of friends and enemies. The game has thousands of side-quests with lots of objects that will make your adventure a lot easier. If you have never played an RPG, FF7 should be your first, very comfortable menus and battle system that will make it a great enjoyable experience. The plot is one of the things that made that game 'The Game', a very well driven story within 3 CD's, and believe me, there is a lot of space to tell you a great story (those stories that don't fade away easily once you finish them) in that number of cd's, the character staff had some of the most memorable characters ever shown up in an RPG, a shame you don't know anything more about those characters once you finish the game. All that is touched by a brilliant and breath-taking soundtrack with some great hymns that will stay in your head for ages.

The Bad

Maybe the characters were too blocky but what the heck, it is from the earlier Playstation days. The ending was ok, but would have been nice to show in more detail how was the life of the main characters after the events that took place in FF7.

The Bottom Line

The perfect evolution of the Final Fantasy series, if you never played any FF game or don't know what the hell is a RPG, FF7 is the perfect start. If you like RPG's or games with deep plot (like adventure games) you will surely like that great classic piece of art.