Final Fantasy VII (1997)
"Fainaru Fantajî VII" (original title)

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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 <>

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7 September 1997 (USA)  »

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Several of the words in the game derive their origins from Norse mythology. Midgar, for example, is derived from the Norse word "Midgard", which is where the gods put humans to protect them from the giants. "Nibelheim" is derived from the word "Niflheim", which is the land of the dead, and also literally means "fog home" or "mist home" (important insofar as the town is Cloud's home in the game). One of Cloud's swords is called the Ragnarok, which comes from "Ragnarök", the Norse doomsday. See more »


In the FMV where Sephiroth kills Aerith; when his sword goes through her, in the close-up the brown belt that she wears around her waist has disappeared. In every other shot she is wearing it. See more »


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


Follows Final Fantasy II (1988) See more »


Excerpts From 'The Creation'
Composed by Joseph Haydn
Soprano: Minae Fujisaki
Tenor: Daisuke Hara
Synthesizer: Masashi Hamauzu
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The most beautiful game ever!
8 December 1999 | by (Göteborg, Sweden) – See all my reviews

This game is, without question, the greatest one ever produced. With lush, beautiful graphics, a wonderful musical score and a story that beats all other RPGs, Final Fantasy VII certainly is a landmark in gaming history. You play the young mercenary Cloud Strife, who suffers from anamnesia, with a past shrouded in mystery. In the course of the game you gather weapons, magical artifacts and information in the search for the truth of who and what you are.

This game is recommended to everyone, as it is not only a game for hardcore RPGers but for everyone.

I have yet to play the sequel, Final Fantasy VIII, but I doubt it can surpass the splendor of this magnificent game!

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