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Kotaku: Crisis Core Review: Zack Fair In Love And War

Kotaku writes: "Square Enix's attempt to capitalize on the popularity of Final Fantasy VII with their Compilation of Final Fantasy VII series of games hasn't been going too well so far, especially in North America. The Vincent Valentine vehicle Dirge of Cerberus for the PlayStation 2 was mediocre at best, and the mobile game Before Crisis featuring the Turks still hasn't made it to North American shores. Basically we have a slipshod shooter and Advent Children, a well-crafted yet ultimately shallow CGI movie. Now, Square Enix has released Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII for the PSP, a true prequel to the PlayStation original, which follows the career of Cloud's inspiration, soldier Zack Fair. Has the rebirth of FFVII finally delivered compelling gameplay, or are we better off just replaying the original?"

Loved:
-Combat System
-Digital Mind Wave
-Mission System
-Final Fan-Service
-Filling In The Gaps
-That Square Enix Shine

Hated:
-Unskippable Cutscenes
-Mission Repetition

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gEnKiE3396d ago

I love this game. I didn't like the battle system at first but when you get used to it, its a lot of fun. Having the DMW at random changes the battles so it isnt the same battle over and over again. I think if they didn't have that system the game would of been really blan as far as combat goes. I don't know, I can't get enough of this game. I hope with releases like this and GOW, we will start to see more epic games like this come on the PSP......

Aleusia3395d ago

"Final Fan-Service" "That Square-Enix Shine"

So clever Kotaku....thanks for reminding me why I don't go to your site.

malingenie3395d ago

It still pisses me off that developers dont make cutscenes skippable. I realize a lot of work goes into them, but after seeing them 2 times you reallly dont want an encore.