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Final Fantasy VII (Windows)

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Written by  :  Iceman256 (5)
Written on  :  Aug 15, 2000
Platform  :  Windows
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Summary

The best Final Fantasy Game by far.

The Good

I can simplify the good aspects of the game into one word, everything. Final Fantasy introduces you to a world with a desperate future. A corporate superpower known as Shinra has a monopoly on Mako, the best source of energy on the planet. Shinra's generators suck Mako out of the planet at an incredible rate, despite the fact that Mako is the life energy of the planet and without it, everything will die. A small group of terrorist known as "AVALANCHE" hires an ex-soldier (shinra) mercenary to help them in their first foray against the evil corporation. After the successful bombing of a shinra reactor, things get much more dangerous, and the mercenary, Cloud Strife realizes that he has been draw into a conflict that will determine the future of the planet. Even more mysterious is a shadow of the past that may have been working in the present all the while.

Final Fantasy VII's story is its strongest point, is weaves an amazing tale throughout the entire game and will keep you interested until you finish it. The music of FF7, although in midi format, does a great job of representing the moods of the characters and sets the tone of the game. The graphics are well done and the battle scenes are much better on the pc than a play station.

The Bad

Some of the dialog was shaky and seemed poorly written (or prehaps poorly translated) during a few scenes.

The Bottom Line

If you have any intrest in the Final Fantasy series of Japanese RPGs, buy it.