Diehard GameFan writes: "I felt the need to quote the above because, frankly, it needs to be understood. Final Fantasy VII, while a commercially successful product that has moved almost 10 million copies worldwide (if Wikipedia is to be believed), is not something everyone has played, is not something everyone cares about, and is not something everyone feels they need to experience. Of the ten million-ish PSP owners in the US market, I'd be surprised if half of them have played the original game, and of that half, I'd be surprised if half of THAT was so enamored with the original that they feel the need to run right out and buy a sequel. So, then, what you're left with is a group of 2.5 million people buying a game because they know it's for them and another 7.5 million people wondering if they should invest their hard earned dollars in a game they know nothing about from a franchise they've not experienced, all because a bunch of people who write things like "Cloud Strife is one of the most iconic video game characters of all time, rivaling Mario for instant recognition" and pretend that this is even flirting with reality got together and gave the game the literary equivalent of bukkake.
The short answer is "probably not, though renting's not entirely out of the question." For the long answer, keep reading."