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Why I’ve Never Played Final Fantasy VII (and Probably Never Will)

With the recent release of Final Fantasy VII on Steam and the confirmation of a Cloud costume pre-order bonus for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, now is a joyous time for FF7 fans — but unfortunately, I don’t share your joy as I’ve never played the game and here’s why I probably never will.

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Snookies121184d ago (Edited 1184d ago )

Okay, I guess? I dunno... I still go back and play it through once in a while. Probably beaten the game around 9 times now.

Toadsanime1184d ago

I still go back and play old games that I enjoyed regularly too. I unfortunately just can't ever see myself picking this up I guess.

I_am_Batman1184d ago

I'm kinda confused. So you haven't played FFVII and aren't planning to do so. So what? That's really nothing to write home about. I guess every gamer has missed some essential milestone games here and there.

If you didn't feel the need to get another FF game til now (you said you liked FFVIII) I guess you just didn't get the same expirience out of it as many others. I remember being a huge FF fanboy after playing FFVIII. After finishing the game all I cared about is that there are 2 other games like that (FFVII and FFIX) and I had to get my hands on them as soon as possible.

On the other hand when I first played Oblivion I thought it was a good game but extremely overrated so I didn't bother with Skyrim.

From time to time there is always a game where one cannot understand what all the buzz is about.

jc485731184d ago (Edited 1184d ago )

I think I can relate to your story as I actually finished FF8 before 7. I bought FF7 for PC, but I didn't finish it because it kept crashing on me. I bought 8 later and that ran surprisingly well on the same PC. I liked FF8 mainly because it was the first FF game I have ever beaten and one of the few games I ever owned on the PC. From my back of my head, I kept reminding myself that I needed to finish FFVII. Let me tell you that I learned of FFVII through magazines and friends, so you can say I was pretty hyped for it. I started playing the game and honestly, I wasn't at all impressed with the Chibi style, then I found out that characters were in human size when they were in battle. It was a weird mix at first, but I soon forgot about it after a few hours. I finally beat the game on my PS2 and replayed it time after time. I finally figured out what the deal was and people were right, the game was amazing from beginning to end. If you have never played the game, you will never understand why this is the greatest game of all time.

Reibooi1184d ago

I liked VII alot but I have only went back to it I think 3 times and the 3rd I didn't bother beating it only got about half way.

The FF I do go back and play alot is VIII it was my personal fav for the PS1 era and I think if you liked it the first time around it holds up better then VII does now(in terms of how it looks and plays but that could just be me) I used to go back and play Tactics on a almost year basis and I still play the PSP version a ton.

But the game I have gone back to more then any is easily Breath of Fire III. It's easily one of my favorite games of all time and I think I have gone back and beaten it at least 20 times. Just love the hell out of that one.

NihonjinChick1184d ago

The Final Fantasy game that I always go back to play is VI. It was always my favorite. This game is greatly overlooked by FF fans, even though it's one of the best.

TheOneWhoIsTornApart1184d ago

This just goes to show you that there truly isn't a best FF game and that everyone has there favorite one. Mine is a toss up between 7 and 9 but thats just my opinion. VIII was absolutely amazing too. I find something unique and brilliant in each installment while at the same time they retain that special Final Fantasy feel.

MooseWI1184d ago (Edited 1184d ago )

So you like to complain, you're jealous of Cloud, and you hate blocky hands. Okay. Game would surely disappoint you.

Toadsanime1184d ago

The Cloud jealousy thing was a silly childhood thing and obviously no longer an issue but it prevented me from trying out the game in its prime.

I objectively recognise that the game is brilliant, I just doubt I'd be able to have an enjoyable experience with it.

MooseWI1184d ago

How could you not enjoy a brilliant game though? I understand the hype behind it but it's up to you to buy into that.. oh well.

SegaSaturn6691184d ago

I'll admit the gameplay and visuals didn't peak with this iteration of the series, but in every other category: music, storyline, characters, it absolutely soared.

Creepier than Resident Evil and with more satisfying boss fights than metal gear solid

chestnut11221184d ago (Edited 1184d ago )

@Toadsanime You are an FF8 Fan, It makes sense.I am an FF7 Fan and I think FF 8 didn't gave me the experience I have enjoyed from FF7.Reality also shows more Fans enjoyed FF7 more than FF8 which is all about Love story thing. Sales shows it. If You didn't bother, Why would You Post something Like These? Attention Seeker from FF 7 Fans eh?

NihonjinChick1184d ago

How can you hate a character in a game you never played?

AznGaara1184d ago

How can people hate a system/game/movie that's not even out yet? Lol questions like these will never be answered in a way that'll satisfy the people who ask them.

Toadsanime1184d ago

I explained why - I was about 11-years-old and foolish. Obviously, I no longer think like that and can recognise that whilst Final Fantasy VII is a great game, I'm likely never going to get into it.

blackmanone1184d ago

You DO see the irony in that statement don't you, Toadsanime?

Hicken1184d ago

It's not that difficult. It isn't as if he doesn't know anything about Cloud. That's pretty impossible if you're over 12 and any sort of gamer at all.

As for his desire to not play the game, it's not very different from my aversion to horror games: I can KNOW they're quality titles, yet I have no wish to play any of them.

Perhaps he wrote the article because, despite knowing it's a good game, and knowing the things that prevented him in the past were petty, he still can't bring himself to play VII, and he finds that curious?

Strange things like that do happen, you know.

KwietStorm1184d ago

So Cloud was really Zack after all.

ifritAlkhemyst1184d ago

Why I've Never Played FF VII

Because it is a JRPG and they are 99% trite and retarded.

The only exceptions I guess would be Vagrant Story, Parasite Eve I & II, and Legend of Dragoon. And some strange desire to play Final Fantasy XII.

NihonjinChick1184d ago

Most games are trite. FF 7 may have taken some things from other JRPGs but it was far more original than any games at the time. It's even more original than some of the games out today.

ifritAlkhemyst1184d ago

True, most games are trite. But the JRPG's have a tendency to go into a triteness overload. Any other genre of games that comes out of Japan seem to escape this.

Anyway, I'm just voicing my opinion. Don't take it as an insult or anything meaningful.

calis1184d ago

heh kinda funny you don't like FF but have Ifrit as part of your username.

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