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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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This is the first Final Fantasy game to be on the Playstation 1 requiring 3 discs to play. The PC version also requires 4 discs to play. This multiple disc feature requirement would later be used in other Playstation 1 and PC games of Final Fantasy VIII which required 4 discs to play and Final Fantasy IX which also required 4 discs to play. See more »

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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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[first lines]
Barret Wallace: C'mon newcomer. Follow me.
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Excerpts From 'The Creation'
Composed by Franz Joseph Haydn
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29 May 2001 | by See all my reviews

Every now and again a game comes along that shapes the way we see the genre in which it rests but this isn't one of them. Every now and again a game comes along that shapes the way we play the genre in which it rests but this isn't one of them. Final Fantasy VII is so much more then that, it is a game that has completely changed the way we look at all video games as a whole.

It has its detractors, mainly those who refuse to like anything of popularity or prefer to let nostalgia cloud their judgement. They will point to the previous titles in the series as the true pinnacle of storytelling and gameplay. I find this to be an entirely elitist viewpoint by people who got everything they ever hoped for, the popularity of their favorite game type, and found it to be more fun to have lived in a private "Clique".

Before this game the RPG was an unheard of genre to play yet today it is RPGs such as Diablo II and Chrono Cross which top off the charts. All of that has happened because of this game. It was the title that introduced deep, adult story lines to the American Public in a package complete with awe inspiring graphics and moving gameplay. It was the game that sold the Playstation.

A few will say that story was too twisted for its own good and lacking clarity, especially in the ending. These are the same people who will tell you that they don't like the open ending of Casablanca because we don't get a text display of what happened to each character afterward. Perhaps it is time we learn to appreciate the ability to decide fate for yourself or at least have the ability to question them.

What started as a simple rebellion turned into so much more and what started as a simple video game turned into a Every now and again a game comes along that shapes the way we see the genre in which it rests but this isn't one of them. Every now and again a game comes along that shapes the way we play the genre in which it rests but this isn't one of them. Final Fantasy VII is so much more then that, it is a game that has completely changed the way we look at all video games as a whole.

It has its detractors, mainly those who refuse to like anything of popularity or prefer to let nostalgia cloud their judgement. They will point to the previous titles in the series as the true pinnacle of storytelling and gameplay. I find this to be an entirely elitist viewpoint by people who got everything they ever hoped for, the popularity of their favorite game type, and found it to be more fun to have lived in a private "Clique".

Before this game the RPG was an unheard of genre to play yet today it is RPGs such as Diablo II and Chrono Cross which top off the charts. All of that has happened because of this game. It was the title that introduced deep, adult story lines to the American Public in a package complete with awe inspiring graphics and moving gameplay. It was the game that sold the Playstation.

A few will say that story was too twisted for its own good and lacking clarity, especially in the ending. These are the same people who will tell you that they don't like the open ending of Casablanca because we don't get a text display of what happened to each character afterward. Perhaps it is time we learn to appreciate the ability to decide fate for yourself or at least have the ability to question them.

What started as a simple rebellion turned into so much more and what started as a simple video game turned into an epic. It is one of finding who you are and defeating the impossible odds, one of love and loss. Final Fantasy VII is the War and Peace of video games, the game you simply have to play once in your lifetime. n epic. It is one of finding who you are and defeating the impossible odds, one of love and loss. Final Fantasy VII is the War and Peace of video games, the game you simply have to play once in your lifetime.


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