An epic low-fantasy RPG developed and published by Square (now Square Enix), and released for the Sony PlayStation console in 1997.

Frequently cited as one of the best video games of all time, FF7 was lauded for its massive size, depth of story, stunning visuals and unforgettable score, and is widely credited with popularising role playing games in the western world.

The game has since spawned numerous inferior sequels, prequels, remakes and spin-offs, none of which appear to have lessened its god-like reputation amongst enthusiasts.
Final Fantasy VII, the one that redefined gaming as we know it.
by Slimemon March 21, 2017
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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
by Mike Truitt June 12, 2003
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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
by the wangster May 7, 2006
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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.
by dystopia April 21, 2007
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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...
by TheShaneOh September 16, 2005
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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!"
by Teevo March 25, 2008
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This game is kick ass. This game took normal RPGS and said fuck you, and singlehandedly did everything better, launching Sony from “eh it’s cool I guess” to “holy balls”. Cloud makes man and women pass out with a single glazed look, Barrett has a cool gun or smth, everyone thought tifa had some honkers, even though they were pointy af, yuffie was pretty cool, valentine did what cloud did but better, sepiroth did what Valentine did and did it better. It has a petty good story, and solid gameplay, and is also not just for nerds.
Guy 1: the buster sword from Final Fantasy VII is just an unrealistic sword
Guy 2: your lesbian mother saw that sword and instantly got impregnated stfu
by Gingerbreadbedhead March 10, 2022
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