From the Review: "Many people are of the mind that a classic video game shouldn't have spin-offs which tarnish the memory of the original. These people might avoid Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII for fear that it can not compete with the original. The thing is, Crisis Core can stand on its own as an individual. It certainly helps if you played and loved the original Final Fantasy VII, but it isn't necessary to enjoy this incredible PSP game.
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII is the best game for the PSP released this year in North America. It has more staying power and potential than God of War: Chains of Olympus, doesn't get repetitive like Patapon and is actually available now, unlike the often delayed Destroy All Humans! Big Willy Unleashed. It is a spin-off, but it is probably the most competent video game spin-off I have ever played."
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