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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A character named Cid features in every single one of the main (numbered) Final Fantasy games. The character was first introduced in Final Fantasy II (1988) (although when Final Fantasy (1987) was ported to the PlayStation, he was retro-ed into the game). However, Cid is never the same character from game to game, although he is often the owner of the airship. 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 »


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After the closing events of the story, just before the end credits begin, an enigmatic shot of Aeris is shown, more or less identical to the first shot of her at the very beginning of the game. See more »


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Excerpts From 'The Creation'
Composed by Joseph Haydn
Soprano: Minae Fujisaki
Tenor: Daisuke Hara
Synthesizer: Masashi Hamauzu
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Wonderful Plot, Awesome Music, Breathtaking Environments...
2 December 2002 | by (Houston, Texas) – See all my reviews

If you like you like video games AT ALL, and haven't played this game, then get off this computer NOW and go find a copy. You won't regret it.

Final Fantasy 7 is the game that brought RPGs to the mainstream US market. It's amazing graphics(at the time) were enough to warrant a rental, it's music and atmosphere enough to immerse you(even with today's graphics), and one of the most intricate and marvelous plots to ever grace game, movie, or anything of the sort.

The game sets you in the role of Cloud Strife, an ex-Shinra soldier and now a mercenary, who is hired by a small 'terrorist' group(this was made in 1997, mind you...) called "AVALANCHE" to aid them in their fight against the evil corporate menace Shinra, that is slowly destroying the Planet, polluting it's own cities(you quickly find out how horrible life is for the poor in the Midgar slums), stretching its dominance, and that will someday kill the Planet with its greed...their Mako Reactors are slowly but surely destroying the Planet, and AVALANCHE will NOT let them continue their actions. But what first starts with a string of reactor bombings, soon evolves into a much, much bigger tale, as you learn the dirty secrets of the company, and of the terror that overshadows even Shinra in terms of the destruction it will cause...

This game is often hailed as the best game ever made, and I fully support that. A must-play for all gamers.

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