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Long recognized as role-playing games par excellence, theFinal Fantasyseries gets a technological makeover in this installment (and series debut on the PlayStation). Shedding the two-dimensional graphics and limited sound capabilities of its predecessors,Final Fantasy VIIfeatures lush 3-D graphics, beautifully animated "movie" sequences, and soundtrack-quality music. Coupled with the game's intricate storyline, endearing characters, and immense yet highly imaginative world, these new advancements make for a quite an engrossing experience.

The story of Final Fantasy VII centers around a solider named Cloud Strife, who joins forces with Avalanche, a group of resistance fighters, to take down an evil mega-corporation known as Shinra. (The fate of the world hangs in the balance, of course.) Truly epic in scope, this four-disc game requires a considerable amount of time to complete---this reviewer gladly gave up over 80 hours of his life to finish it. But it's definitely a rewarding adventure that every PlayStation owner should consider undertaking, especially since it's now one of the low-priced "Greatest Hits" titles. --Joe Hon


  • Intricate and absorbing storyline with endearing characters
  • Immense and highly imaginative game world
  • Special battle system
  • Beautifully animated movie sequences


  • Your friends and family may feel neglected
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Quick Tip by . February 21, 2011
posted in Siliconera Bounce
A wonderful FF game dispite some localization errors, the story was deeper than i ever thought when i first picked it up, and i enjoyed the whole ride.
Quick Tip by . February 21, 2011
posted in Siliconera Bounce
Probably the most well known FF and that's not surprising, as the franchise took whole different setup from here on, with more futuristic styles and more complex stories.  FF7 is one of these classic rpgs you can hate or love, the story is well made, kinda confusing, but well made, the characters have, at least for me, good developments and nice interactions, a bucket full of events and the, now, well known FF drama. The graphics were fairly good for it's time, the gameplay is classic …
Quick Tip by . February 21, 2011
posted in Siliconera Bounce
A great game. To me this is were the series started to lose me with all the new tech and whatnot so much for steam-punk/Medevil worlds of Final Fantasies before this. And will never understand why people use swords and Martial Arts in a world where guns are readily available (and can apparently be attached to limbs too). But still a great game. Many fond memories of it.
Quick Tip by . February 21, 2011
posted in Siliconera Bounce
IMO, one of the best FF ever made...  The story and the characters are fantastic  Tifa <3
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