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Final Fantasy VII (1997)

Fainaru fantajî VII (original title)
A former soldier from an evil company joins a mercenary clan to fight the company he once served.


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A corrupt company, by the name of ShinRa is draining the energy out of the (nameless) planet and conducting expiriments on living things. Enviromental and social callamities, such as the pollution of the air and seas, overpopulation, high drug rate and treating women like objects. A mercenary and a rough and tough organization by the name of Avalanche must put an end to ShinRa, but a couple of ShinRa victims might be causing a bigger threat. One of the ShinRa victims is an alien that crash-landed on the planet and killed an ancient race. The other ShinRa victim is a man in a trench coat that wants to rule the world and summon the doomsday meteorite. Written by Jenova Synthesis <mayu_roxx@hotmail.com>

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The story of a love that can never be, and a hate that always was. See more »


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Release Date:

7 September 1997 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Go to the Honey Bee Hotel the first time you go to Wall Market, and look in the Lover's Room. Look to the far right, and you can see a miniature Cait Sith jumping up and down. See more »


In the Sector Five slums, Cloud will stop outside the pipe containing the sick man, and Aeris will say, "This guy are sick." See more »


[first lines]
Barret Wallace: C'mon newcomer. Follow me.
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Crazy Credits

After the game's closing credits, a brief cinematic is shown in which Red XIII and two of his offspring run to the top of a cliff, where the remains of Midgar can be seen covered in vegetation. Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (2005) opens with this same scene, revealing it to be set 500 years after the events of the game. See more »


Followed by Final Fantasy XIII-2 (2011) See more »


Excerpts From 'The Creation'
Composed by Joseph Haydn
Soprano: Minae Fujisaki
Tenor: Daisuke Hara
Synthesizer: Masashi Hamauzu
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A Work of Art
12 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When Final Fantasy VII came out in 1997 it did not only give the gaming world a magnificent game full of lush graphics, amazing music, a near perfect plot, and some of the greatest characters ever to be conceived in any form of entertainment, it gave them one of the most fantastic, spellbinding, and magnificent games ever made!

At the beginning of the Game you play as Cloud Strifer a mercenary for a group named Avalanche. From the outset it seems that this just going to be another linear RPG that you'd be seeing in the bargain bin in a couple of weeks. But thats where you would be wrong. About 1 to 2 hours of the way in you be introduced to Sephiroth who, in my opinion is THE greatest villain in any form of movies, literature, etc.


But the one event of this game that makes it so famous in my opinion is the death of Areis, that scene alone is probably one of few events in entertainment where I was on the brink of weeping, to me that scene will always be remembered as the greatest scene in video game history.

I will end this review with somewhat of rant, you know how on the news these days you hear politics like Joe Liberman and Jack Thompson saying that "video games are destroying our youth" and "video games are the sign of evil" apparently these kind of people never sat down even for a minute to play this game. Or have they listened to 'One Winged Angel' certainly not! If they would, then I think they would have a different view of video games as being a work of art like this game.

Overall this is a must play game, even if don't know how to play games you should give this game a try.

10/10 I'd even give it a 1000000/10 if I could

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