Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII (2006)

Video Game  |  Action, Adventure, Drama  |  22 August 2006 (USA)
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Set a few years after Final Fantasy VII : Advent Children, this PS2 game tells the tale of Vincent Valentine.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shelke Rui (voice)
Kim Mai Guest ...
Shalua Rui (voice)
Jamieson Price ...
Reeve Tuesti (voice)
Cait Sith (voice)
Weiss (voice) (as Dave Boat)
Nero (voice)
Brad Abrell ...
Azul (voice)
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn ...
Rosso (voice)
Yuffie Kisaragi (voice)
Cid Highwind (voice)
Cloud Strife (voice)
Tifa Lockhart (voice)
Barret Wallace (voice)
Grimoire Valentine (voice)


One year has passed since the events in Final Fantasy VII : Advent Children. Buried alive following the Meteor disaster, a mysterious group known as the Deep Ground Soldiers emerge and begin raiding the city of Midgar. The enigmatic Vincent Valentine is somehow connected to these attacks, and may be as well the only one who can save this shattered world. Other characters from Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VII : Advent Children join Vincent on his journey to save the one mighty city of Midgar and as the story unfolds, you will bear witness to shocking trusts never revealed before in Final Fantasy VII... Written by AdVeNT CHiLD

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Although this is the second true sequel to a Final Fantasy video game (the first being Final Fantasy X-2 (2003)), this is actually the first video game sequel to Final Fantasy VII (1997). See more »


[over loudspeaker; as WRO soldiers, & Yuffie, get ready]
Cid Highwind: Listen up, cause I'm only gonna say this once. If any more of you are killed by those punks, I'll drag you back from Hell & kill you again! You really wanna piss off those S-O-Bs, then why not try staying alive!
[brief pause]
Cid Highwind: That's what this war's all about! If you live, everybody behind you lives. If you die, they die! You got that? Now go kick some Deepground-ass!
Yuffie Kisaragi: [along with the other guys in the hanger] Yeah!
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, we go down to the cave where Weiss is lying dead. He is approached by an unidentified figure who picks him up, and tells him that their work is not done yet, addressing him as brother. A wing then appears out of the figure's back, and he flies away, carrying Weiss with him. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (2007) reveals this character to be Genesis, a precursor of Sephiroth. See more »


References Short Circuit (1986) See more »


Vocals by Gackt (as Gackt)
Composed by Gackt (as Gackt.C)
Lyrics by Gackt (as Gackt.C)
Arranged by Gackt (as Gackt.C) / Yukihiro 'Chachamaru' Fujimura (as Chachamaru)
Recording & Mixing Engineer: Motonari Matsumoto
Assistant Engineer: Masahiro Shimbo
Recording & Mixing Studio: Warner Music Recording Studio
Licensed From: Museum Museum/Nippon Crown
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Overall, pretty good
7 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

Final Fantasy VII was one of the best selling RPGs of all time. So it's no big surprise that Square has made a couple of prequels and sequels to it. SE's latest, Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII, is a hybrid third person shooter/RPG. As such, on top of running and gunning, you'll be buying upgrades for your gun and leveling up the game's main character, Vincent.

The game is fun to play, but the levels feel too linear and simple. Furthermore, you won't be pulling off any of the awesome stunts that Vincent did in Advent Children. Your athletics is limited to a double jump and some punching and kicking. The gunning is usually fun, and DoC's weapon customization system makes it even better. Unfortunately, you'll often feel like your in a shooting gallery, because your enemies are so darn stupid. They will sometimes run up to you and just sit there, waiting to be shot. Also, the game is somewhat short; I completed the game in only three days.

Graphics are pretty good; the character models are great, but the environments tend to look a little bland. It's OK, though, because each level looks very different from the last.

DoC's sound is very good, because of great voice acting, crisp sound, and brilliantly composed music.

The storyline is top notch. While I don't want to spoil anything for you, I will say this: This game may make you cry, especially if you cried during "that" one scene in Final Fantasy VII. You'll also see many classic locations, including Shinra Manor and Kalm.

Overall, DoC is a fun game, but if you're looking for the next great Final Fantasy game, this isn't it.

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