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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 Inferno boss
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII PSP In the desert
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII PSP 1st boss fight
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII PSP Save point

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

BlogCritics Magazine May 01, 2008 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Playstation Illustrated 2008 95 out of 100 95
Gamepyre Mar 31, 2008 92 out of 100 92
Gaming Nexus Apr 16, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Gamervision Apr, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Gameswelt Jun 26, 2008 87 out of 100 87
Gamernode Mar 04, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Informer Magazine Apr, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Bordersdown Jun, 2008 7 out of 10 70
RPG Land Mar 30, 2008 6 out of 10 60

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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