IGN writes: "It's not quite the 10th anniversary of Final Fantasy VII anymore. The game dropped in America in the fall of 1997, so right now it's more like the 10th-and-a-half. With the release of Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII, though, Square Enix has only just now closed the book on what may be its most beloved RPG saga. The whole story's told, every loose end tied off, and our heroes are (mostly) living happily ever after now.
A lot of things went into making FFVII a breakthrough hit. Technologically, it marked the beginning of a new age in RPGs, with flat old-school sprites giving way to modern 3D worlds. You can't chalk it all up to flashy graphics and cinematics, though. FFVII's cast features a handful of all-time favorites, characters that gamers all over the world fell for.
Everyone, of course, has their personal number one (and two, and three, and probably 10, 11, or 12). Since we all love an old-fashioned argument starter, though, here come our choices for Midgar's top 10."