Incredibly overrated title from the Final Fantasy series. It had it's moments, but the main problems were the dislikeable characters (Spehiroth, Cloud, Aeris, Cloud, Tifa, Sephiroth, Cid, Cloud, every one of the Turks, Barrett, Sephiroth, Yuffie, and Cloud), the low challenge when compared to the other 6 Final Fantasy games, the dreadful-looking polygons that have bloated wrists and ankles, and the fact that the final boss can destroy several planets but dies in one hit if you've done things properly.
Even so, it had an innovative ability system that expanded upon FFVI's Espers, useful limit breaks for each character which can do a number of things in battle, impressive background graphics, and a great number of sidequests.
Final Fantasy VII fan: FF7 is the best game ever and sephiroth is the best villain ever and cloud is the best hero ever and tif'as tits
make me want to splooge
More observant gamer: FF7 was overhyped and overrated. I enjoyed every other Final Fantasy game much more, and the only edge I saw in FF7 was the marvelous soundtrack.
: fcuk u, ima jack off to cloudxvincentxsephiroth yaoi
A role playing game released in 1997 by Squaresoft. Most video game enthusiest recognize this game as one of the greatest games ever, and for having one of the best, most captivating story lines ever. FF7 is recognized as bringing RPGs into the mainstream pipularity
Final Fantasy VII is the greatest game ever
Belived by a great amount of gamers to be one of the best games ever made. Having a deep and involving storyline, dynamic charecters, and a awesome musical score, FF7 was largely responsible for raising RPGs to the level of popularity it has today.
Me: Final Fantasy VII melts your face off!
Flamer: I hate it, and Im mad because everyone else likes it.
Me: I can't hear you, your face is melted...
For its time, final fantasy VII was a damn good game, because taking all things into consideration, it was made about 10 years ago. It is wrong to say that the graphics are bad compared to FFX-2 or whatever because the game was limited by the technology at the time. during the wandering around bits, yes the characters were very blocky, the backgrounds, while beautiful, felt a bit plastic and yes it is annoying that you take one step and suddenly ur in a battle. however character development was deep, the storyline is incredible (a bit rushed at the end perhaps, maybe they felt 40 hours was a getting a bit too long), the music is undeniably memorable, and the graphics, while sometimes poor, are saved by some of the battle animations (summons, spells etc) and CGI sequences. A lot of money and time was put into it and it shows.
Because of its mainstream popularity and huge fanbase, FFVII is also known mostly by those who prefer other FF games as Final Fanboy 7
based on a real final fantasy VII forum post:
person 1: OMG aeris is soooo annoying she is making the game so unenjoyable for me AGGGHHH, i wish she would just die.
person 2: hahahahaha..... HAHAHAHAHAHAHA ooohh thats just too good, no really stop it.
person 3: ever experienced a wish come true? lol
"...quite possibly the greatest game ever made."
In my mind, Final Fantasy VII is the greatest game ever made.
A RPG released in 1997, it caused the N64 to loose the console war. It was regarded as either the best game ever, or the most over-rated game. I personally feel it's a perfect game, but each to their own.
Final Fantasy VII> Final Fantasy VI.
One of the best games ever, and it even has a prequel that just came out today called Crisis Core for the PSP. If only there were as much fans of it where I live as there is elsewhere...
Classmate: "Hey Teevo, have you been playing any Halo 3?"
Me: "No, I've been playing Final Fantasy VII Crisis Core"
Classmate: "What? Hmm, never heard of it. Sounds like an unknown game series."
Me: "No one here understands how good the Final Fantasy franchise is!"
For the average hardcore gamer who gamed in 1997, a flawless masterpiece.
For the intelligent and thoughtful gamer, game designer, or fiction writer/lover/TVTroper, a baffling combination of the extremely impressive and the mind-bogglingly pathetic. It had an incredible budget and yet they didn't seem to hire a quality assurance team, an experienced music arranger, an experienced 3D modeler, or especially an English proofreader.
The story would be genuinely touching if the translation weren't a garbled, largely incomprehensible mess, and if the 3D character designs and animations weren't among the hilariously worst ever made in a 3D game. Much of the art was breathtaking for the time, but the character models, which are the most emotive and arguably the most important visuals in the game, look horrendous. The music is fantastic in concept, but whoever converted it into MIDI doesn't know a fucking thing about how to use MIDI well-- although I will admit many of the songs did actually turn out well. There were a lot of complex ideas coded into the game, but there are far more hilarious and pathetic glitches in sheer number than even Sonic '06 has, even if the actual frequency of the glitches in VII compared to that of those in Sonic '06 is only 50% at worst.
Final Fantasy VII is not the *perfect* game, nor is it the most awful *joke*. More like, it is the *perfect joke*.
Bob: Hey man, Final Fantasy VII is the best game of all time!
Steve: If by "best" you mean it has "the largest gap of difference between the most amazing and the most awful points ever achieved within a single work", then yeah, it is.
Bob: Uhhhh... What?