Jason Nimer writes:
''I just finished Crisis Core, and I mean 'just'; I put down my PSP and opened Word on my laptop – I didn't even get up. Before I go any further, I'll say this: Crisis Core is an extremely difficult game to review fairly. Like a lot of people, I loved Final Fantasy VII on the original PlayStation. Unlike a lot of people, I didn't think it was the best Final Fantasy (that honor belongs to VI, no questions asked), I probably wouldn't be interested in playing through the rumored PS3 remake and I, unlike a huge portion of the gaming population, haven't carried a fanboy torch for Cloud, Aeris, Tifa, Barrett and the rest for going on ten years now. All that said, Crisis Core is a passable action RPG that is more of an overdue piece of fan service than a full-fledged, stand-alone game. If you live and die for FF7, you'll probably disagree with a lot of what I have to say. If you haven't played the original, saw it for the B+ experience it was or simply just want to know how a long-anticipated Square Enix project ended up, then I urge you to read on.''