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A Look Back: Final Fantasy VII

Jonathan takes a look back at one of his favorite games of all time. He talk about its many flaws, and how they should be overlooked.

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jaredhart2988d ago

I even own and enjoyed Advent Children.

D4RkNIKON2988d ago (Edited 2988d ago )

AND CRISIS CORE! The entire FF7 universe kicks ass. FF7 is definitely in my top 5 games of all time.

XxRoosterxX2988d ago

like Advent Children in public!!?!

That's something you keep to yourself.

NewNameNow2988d ago

It doesn't even touch base on how incredible of a game Final Fantasy 7 WAS but that's the past, now a days the bar has been raised and it's just not that good of a game anymore.

I was about 5 years old when I first played it. For me it was the first game I played that had an actual story, I could read fairly well at that point so it was easy enough to follow along and of course I got attached like a kid does to anything. That game meant more to me than any other I've played in my life. If it wasn't just the story it was the music, every song induced different emotions to every last bit of the game. That scene where Aeris gets killed, fucking devastating to a child but I'm sure it put a tear in anyone's eye if they were as into that game as I was. I put a lot of time into it and it was a big part of my life. But I can't stand playing it anymore because every bit of it is perfectly imprinted in my brain, completely unforgettable and I want it to stay in my memories. I'd rather not taint the beautiful memories of that game with the extreme boredom it brings trying to force myself to enjoy it that much anymore. There's a lot of games I feel that way about but no game has ever had such an adverse affect on my life as FF7.

The only thing that's making the game suck so bad now is the fact that people keep bringing it up. Let the damn game die already, nothing will bring back how epic that game was. No one can enjoy how amazing it felt to be playing one of the most advanced games at the time, and no one can explain how much that game meant to the people who played it, loved it, and lived it, so stop trying! If you have any respect at all for the game you should just let it be, stop bringing it up because it doesn't make the game any better.

jnune092988d ago

Me too, but I'm playing Crisis Core: FFVII for the first time!

D4RkNIKON2988d ago

Crisis Core was so damn good. I liked how different the battle style was and the back story was great.

Ahmay2988d ago

watched it on youtube :(

poopface12988d ago (Edited 2988d ago )

Im not a big fan of turned based RPGs, and yet this is one of my favorite games ever.

I still got my original copy and a very tattered strategy guide.

Im kinda scared to put it in my ps3, cause I dont want the possibility of it to break with it inside(paranoid I know).

thebudgetgamer2988d ago

i was never a fan of these types of games, still not.
but this game is special.

the materia system is deep without being convoluted, the characters are great and it has a intriguing story.

when sephiroth burns the town and hes walking into the flames it still looks awesome.

i say bite the bullitt and dl that sucka.

MetalFreakMike2988d ago

I love Final Fantasy 7 and I think it is one of the best games ever made. People can pick at its flaws but I never played a game more then Final Fantasy 7. Chrono Trigger came close but 7 takes the crown. I must of replayed that game at least ten times. I even brought Advent Children on Blu-Ray and Crisis Core for PSP. If they made another Final Fantasy 7 game and it looked like a good game then it would be a day one purchase for me.

Miraak82 2988d ago

i loved the mini games, that's what kept me hooked . The golden saucer was a great place to pass time and the battle arena was a fun challenge and rewarded nicely. Same can be said of the card game in VIII, fun ,strategic and rewarding . I wish they would incorporate a multiplayer aspect of mini games into a single player experience ala tetra master from ffxi but u all can imagine what i'm saying . example --- raise a chocobo in game for quest and riding but take it to the arena to race them against others online

Ahmay2988d ago

snowboarding and that ship submarine game.

thebudgetgamer2988d ago

were you're protecting the giant condor.

nnotdead2988d ago

that actually would be cool. only mini games having MP. could make them a lot more fun, but it wouldn't completely take you out of the story and world.

AFatalPapercut2988d ago

I remember you could save Aerith (Aeris or whatever her name was). But the majority of us probably saw her get shanked.

jnune092988d ago

Mini games were great. I just wish there wasn't a meteor in the sky; it felt out of place.

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