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X-Play: Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Review

X-Play writes: "Crisis Core as a project is probably more than four years old now. It was announced – though we didn't see much more than a logo then – all the way back in 2004, before the PSP hit shelves anywhere in the world.

Playing the finished product, one wonders what took the time. The FMV cut scenes, of course, are up to Final Fantasy's typically high standard. Square Visual Works obviously put plenty of man-hours into their end of things. The script, on the other hand, seems like it was cranked out in a caffeine-assisted day-and-a-half or so.

The rest of the game, well…it's somewhere in between. The graphics are gorgeous, that's for sure, and there are flashes of compelling design. Unless you're of the school that reveres Final Fantasy VII as a sacred text and views this follow-up as a sort of latter-day revelation, you can probably give it a miss."

Pros:
-Good-looking graphics
-Top-notch FMV cutscenes

Cons:
-Frequently mindless combat
-Inexplicably random DMW system
-Dialogue is often goth-poetry bad

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Regret3406d ago

X-Play reviews should be ignored :/

crck3406d ago (Edited 3406d ago )

A 2 out of 5? IOW a 4 out of 10? Thats just bias against Japanese RPGs in my opinion.

LeonSKennedy4Life3406d ago

X-Play has lost all credibility. I love you Sessler, but whoever is writing your crap is a complete moron. Seriously, give it a rest.

Endless Ocean: 5/5

Devil May Cry 4: 3/5 (WHAT THE HECK???)

Crisis Core: FFVII: 2/5 (Now, you're just TRYING to hate good games.)

bigjclassic3406d ago

They are correct about a couple of things.

DMC4 gets 3/5- Personally I would have given it the same score for not innovating anything. Its still a mindless hack and slash, just with pretty GFX. HD-era fans expect games to get higher scores when they dont deserve it. Good game, but not Great or Fantastic. Just average.

Endless Ocean 5/5- agreed, truly and innovative game that devs will copying from in the future (Africa PS3), plus it has online. Yeah its not for everyone but its a well constructed game.

Crisis Core 3/5- I would have given it a higher score just because its better that FFVII DoC. But I felt like I was playing KH on PSP, kida cool. I didnt like the frequncey of fights and Zack is totally lame. Good Presentation but lacking gameplay. 3/5 for me. Still a must for PSP owners, since there arent too many good games on it.

LeonSKennedy4Life3406d ago

Giving it a 2/5 gives it a 40 percent on Metacritic. That drags the score down A LOT! Everything else is a LOT higher! Most were in the upper 80's or 90's.

X-Play should die now.

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