How do you follow up one of the most popular, acclaimed RPGs of all time? Square Enix has tried, and failed, multiple times. The Compilation of Final Fantasy VII has been running for more than ten years now, with Square trying (and failing) numerous times to make the Final Fantasy VII lightning strike yet again.
It is unfortunate that one of the greatest games of all time has received such decidedly average follow-ups or quick cash-ins. Take the barely competent shooter Dirge of Cerberus or the CG movie Advent Children which took storylines for granted as examples. But fear not, fellow fans, because it looks like Square Enix finally has a Final Fantasy VII spin-off to successfully carry on the torch of the original. Enter Crisis Core.