GameSpot reviews Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII achieves a striking balance of old and new, and juggles fan service with pure role-playing satisfaction. It's striking how these elements have been shaped into such an appealing and emotionally affecting prequel. There are some new characters and plenty of fan favorites too, such as Cloud, Tifa, and Aerith. However, the characters your most likely to empathize with are unlikely ones, including main protagonist Zack, as well as Sephiroth, who is complex, troubled, and even sometimes likable. The way their personal stories weave in and out of each other -- and set the stage for the events in Final Fantasy VII -- makes Crisis Core not just the finest role-playing experience available on the PSP, but also one of the best Japanese RPGs in years.

The Good
* Incredible and poignant story, starring a likable and complex hero
* Every aspect of the production design, from cutscenes to voice acting, is utterly amazing
* The DMW is a weird but fun way of leveling up
* Enjoyable and addictive combat .

The Bad
* Combat is on the easy side
* Player has no control over limit breaks and leveling.

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pwnsause3737d ago

is this actually gamespot talking?

INehalemEXI3737d ago (Edited 3737d ago )

Kevin V has always been a sensible reviewer. Though he somewhat new compared to those who where part of the great GS Exodus.

I agree with his review. The only thing i would add is FF7's pre rendered backgrounds looked alot better then Crisis Cores environments while Crisis Cores character models and CG look alot better then FF7's.

barom3737d ago

I don't see that many ads so it might be.

Iron Man 23737d ago

Have I gone blind? Gamespot giving a good score to a game on the Playstation platform?;)

BilI Gates3737d ago


- Your friendly neighborhood Bill

OC Shock Value3737d ago

im just as shocked as u are... i never thought this day would come.. but if anything with cloud and sephiroth in it gets a bad score.. im on my way to gamespot HQ with a rocket launcher and a survival knife.. they will pay

Brian52473737d ago

I preordered and knew it would be good, but wasn't expecting a score like this from Gamespot.

leon763737d ago

Neither did I!!! I'm completly surprised!!!!

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