Final Fantasy VII

a.k.a. FF7 / Final Fantasy 7 / ファイナルファンタジーVII

created and published by Square in 1997-01-31, running on PlayStation
type: role-play
genre: Manga, Fantasy
series: Final Fantasy
setting: Gaia
perspective: 3rd person
player options: single player
languages: eng fre ger jpn

Personal reviews (8)

Final Fantasy VII, is one of the best game avalaible for the PSX, the graphics are impressive, the sound Incredible, has more than 1 hour of Full motion Video, and the best of all the storyline is amazing, superb, if you like the RPG the you must have This game. And the VIII too.

# 2007-01-01 17:43:08
This is personally my least favourite Final Fantasy. They did well with the conversion to 3D, but I found the lack of decent story, the bad translation, the below average graphics etc. to be quite a turn off while playing. However, on the flip side of the coin, the spell effects are unrivalled by any other game of its time. The Materia system was an interesting devlopment, but all in all the game is too unbalanced to make it a truly enjoyable experience.

# 2007-01-01 17:43:08
As far as I'm concerned, I think the complete opposite. The graphics were in no way bad for PSX at that time. The combat system was even more balanced than in V or VI, while the story is so huge as to draw you in and flash through the amazing 30 hours of gameplay. Oh and the translation is no worse than most other Japanese RPGs, the PC version tidied this up a bit I think. Plus Sephiroth's sword is kick-butt.

# 2007-01-01 17:43:08
Witness the birth of the 3D RPG. Well, not quite, but a gigantic game with an incredible storyline, coupled with real-time action combat that had be honed through 6 previous games. A favourite instantly, this game brought RPGs out of Japan and selling widely in the West for the first time.

# 2007-01-01 17:43:08
This game was one of the most enveloping games I have ever played. The story was decent (to say the least), and the musical score was heartwarming. I will remember it forever.

DeviantBlade - # 2007-01-01 17:43:08
FF7 is seriously overrated, and has produced more fanboys/fangirls than I'd care to count. However it's not all bad, it's pretty decent.
Just not as godly as some would make it out to be.

Haoie - # 2007-01-01 17:43:08
I agree with Haoie (above). Actually, got to like the second or third disc and stopped playing. The mini-games and all the damn little secrets were starting to wear me out. I give it credit for being the RPG that brought Japanese RPGs to the masses in the West, but that's about it.

(cjlee001) - # 2007-01-01 17:43:08
Lack of story?! That man seems to not know what a good storyline is... I love this game. If I could play it in my sleep I would...

# 2007-01-01 17:43:08

Official description

Final Fantasy VII has quickly become one of the best-selling Role Playing games of all time. Combining fully polygonal characters with pre-rendered backgrounds and a stirring musical score by Nobuo Uematsu, Final Fantasy VII is a worthwhile addition to any RPG collection. The story centers on the young mercenary Cloud Strife, who is fighting against the evil Shinra, Inc. Along the way, he meets an unforgettable cast of characters such as his childhood friend Tifa Lockhart and the grumpy pilot Cid Highwind. All together, it is an unforgettable and engrossing single-player game that can last for over 60 hours!

# 2016-12-25 05:41:52 - official description

Technical specs

display: _ (mixed), raster, flat polygons

Authors / Staff


Nobuo Uematsu (composer)

External reviews (7) - average: 95.4% - median: 96%

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