Many people call this game over-rated. It's not over-rated, people are just sick of hearing how good it is or just rebels with a cause to start frivolous arguments. If people come past that they'll acknowledge how the side quests (adventures the party goes on that isn't a requirement of completing the game) really help garnish the story. In order to know the ENTIRE story, the side quests must be completed. Though the side quests are nearly infinite, it's a fantastic way for Final Fantasy gamers to know the entire history behind EACH character. This is rare in RPGs since the minority party members are usually in the background and nothing to help embellish their character.
Final Fantasy VII is arguibly the best game in it's class. Paying attention to the story-line and not negative comments on this will tell you this.
A lot of people raised on the PS think this is the best FF Game ever, and refuse to try 4 or 6 because the graphics aren't good enough for them. However, those raised on 1-6 do usually still play later ones.
Me: yeah, have you ever heard of kefka?
PS kid: Who? what?
Me: KEFKA! the best villian ever.
PS kid: from what game?
ME: Final Fantasy Six!
PS kid: Ew, i saw my friend play that once. the graphics were so bad.
ME: No, they were probably the best graphics for the SNES at the time... really good for what the system could do.
PS Kid: Nintendo? That's for babies. I play Playstation! I'm a big boy!
Intelligent individual: Sephiroth has no cock. People who wield long ass swords have no cock.
Stupid fanboy: OmG THy R lYk RemAKiNg FInAl FaNTasY 7!!!!!
Me: Nobody gives a shit.
Also see: Dragonforce
This game follows the Adventures of a couple of kids as they set out to take down a evil corporation as well as a very Emo main villain. This game got so many stupid fanboys to have organisms, that a movie was made by Square called Advent Children. This movie, as you can probably guess, is also extremely overrated, the difference is that the movie isn't even any good.
FF junkie "WTF are you talkin' bout dude!?! IT'S DA BEST GAME EVAR!!"
Set "Jesus man! Don't blow your fucking load over it!!"
2. The game that turned Square into an evil corporation (see Square, the evil corporation)