RPGFan writes: "It's hard to believe, but it has been over 10 years since Final Fantasy VII graced the PS1. Square Enix's desire to expand Final Fantasy VII's story with new sub-plots and characters in the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII continues with their latest release, Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII. Taking place 7 years before the events in Final Fantasy VII, Crisis Core stars Zack Fair whom was in flashbacks in Final Fantasy VII. He didn't have that much of a story in the original game, but his origins will be explored in detail this go around. Is his tale worth the wait, or more importantly, the Final Fantasy VII name?
Crisis Core's gameplay is quite a departure from the original Final Fantasy VII. It's an action RPG that mixes Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy XII."