Yahoo writes: As I was growing up in the 1990s, the presence of Mario, The Legend of Zelda, Mega Man, and others was unavoidable. Whether it was because of my young age at the time or otherwise, these games were never more than small a part of my life; none of them turned me into what one would consider a "gamer." It wasn't until 7th grade that I would begin to classify myself as one. I had played the early Final Fantasy games in the early 90s, and having had enjoyed them to a certain degree, bought Final Fantasy VII on somewhat of a whim. While I hesitate to say many things truly changed the course of my life, this game actually did.