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Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII (PlayStation 2)

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Written by  :  NeoJ (428)
Written on  :  Feb 16, 2009
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Summary

Bittersweet spin-off

The Good

Dirge of Cerberus is a spin off game which tries to complete one of the most important games in the RPG history together with other projects for other platforms. The Final Fantasy VII universe was something so big that they needed to create some extra-stuff to complete all the things showed in the game, and Dirge of Cerberus is a game made for that. Because of this, the game has his strong point in the story, it's a really deep and emotive plot. The characters are just perfect, all of them, and the movie scenes are incredible.

The Bad

As well as this game has its strong point in the story, his weakness is its gameplay, which is the most important thing on a game. The gameplay is really simple. Square is a good company to create RPG's (maybe the best) but there's no doubt that to make a game like this is something totally different. The story is so big and there are a lot of things to tell, so, there are lots of interruptions all over the game, which is something a little bit frustrating for the player. The action is not good enough, just good, but there are lots of games of the same genre better than this, so when you've played some time it's like watching a movie. Anyway, the story and the movie scenes are great, but we're talking about games, here you have the problem.

The Bottom Line

It's a good game, but nothing more, just a game. There are lot of games which are better. Recommended for those who loves the Final Fantasy VII game, and want to learn something more about one of its more enigmatic characters.