Final Fantasy VII PC

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  • Summary: An evil and powerful corporation is slowly draining life from the planet in an effort to control the universe. However, a small rebellion, known as AVALANCHE, has vowed to put an end to this destructive plan.

    You take on the role of Cloud Strife, an ex-soldier of the evil Shinra
    An evil and powerful corporation is slowly draining life from the planet in an effort to control the universe. However, a small rebellion, known as AVALANCHE, has vowed to put an end to this destructive plan.

    You take on the role of Cloud Strife, an ex-soldier of the evil Shinra corporation, who joins AVALANCHE as a selfish mercenary, but becomes much more involved in this mysterious epic of friendship, love, and the battle between good and evil.
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  1. Oct 26, 2014
    10
    People complain about the crappy MIDI sound files in this game and, while I do agree that they suck, the music has been fixed on the SteamPeople complain about the crappy MIDI sound files in this game and, while I do agree that they suck, the music has been fixed on the Steam version. So, what can I really say about this game? I admit, it's a bit overrated, but still one of the greatest games of all time. 10/10 Expand
  2. Mar 17, 2016
    10
    Game: Final Fantasy VII
    Genre: RPG
    Publisher/Developer: Squareenix/Squaresoft System: Steam (PC) Total Score: 93/100 Value Score: 9.3/10
    Game: Final Fantasy VII
    Genre: RPG
    Publisher/Developer: Squareenix/Squaresoft
    System: Steam (PC)
    Total Score: 93/100
    Value Score: 9.3/10

    • Story: 10/10
    • Characters: 10/10
    • GamePlay: 8/10
    • Graphics: 9/10
    • Sound: 9/10
    • Music: 10/10
    • Length: 10/10
    • Replay Value: 7/10
    • Player Value: 10/10

    Pros
    +The Steam port's resolution is higher than the PS1 versions and also fixes the glitches and errors of the original PC version
    +Ability to play in PS1 visual style or in Steam visual style (higher resolution)
    +Music has been patched to the PS1 version's OST rather than using the original PC version's OST which was remixed and unpopular
    +Achievements have been added
    +A Character booster is available for anyone to use to increase their HP and MP to the maximum 9999/999. It also boosts the amount of money/gil.
    +Cloud saves available not tied to the Steam server but Squareenix's online server
    +Some of the issues that the PS1 version and original PC version have been fixed such as a Mdef bug and the way chocobos are moved during in Chocobo farm

    Cons
    -Black borders may appear if played in higher screen resolution however only during battles and in towns (there are no black borders in menu or world map)
    -Control manual and tutorials have not been updated and use the keyboard's instructions regardless of whether using a controller or not
    -Some sound effects may glitch out and keep on repeating or be cut off early (rare)
    -Cutscenes are in low resolution/standard PS1 resolution
    -FPS in battles are still 15 FPS, 30 FPS in world map/towns and 60 FPS in menu just like in the original PS1 version
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  3. Sep 10, 2013
    10
    Masterpiece, to me this will always be one of the best RPG of all time. When I saw it back on steam I had to purchase it and I will redo againMasterpiece, to me this will always be one of the best RPG of all time. When I saw it back on steam I had to purchase it and I will redo again for the 10th time this captivating story. Expand
  4. Jul 6, 2012
    9
    I never played Final Fantasy 7 on the original PlayStation, as I didn't grow up with one. So, I wasn't able to enjoy it exactly as it wasI never played Final Fantasy 7 on the original PlayStation, as I didn't grow up with one. So, I wasn't able to enjoy it exactly as it was meant to be played. However, this port is great, despite common criticism. While the graphics are rather dated and the default controls can be awkward, investing in tweaking your controls to your fitting make playing this a much better experience. I won't go too far into plot but I can say that it brings you in nicely and the characters are easy to connect with. Also, the combat system is very easy to figure out.

    I should probably add that for a better experience, go to the Configuration program and do the following:
    1. Go to the Graphics tab
    2. Set the resolution to "640 x 480 16bpp (Full Screen)"
    3. Do NOT click the "NVIDIA" box
    4. Exit the Configuration program
    5. Run the game
    6. Start a new game, and as soon as you can, open the menu by pressing "+" on the numpad
    7. Go down to "Config" and open it with the "enter" key on the numpad
    8. Go down to "Controller" and hit the right button so it selects "Custom"
    9. Open it with enter
    10. Customize the controls to whatever you want, on you keyboard or on you gamepad (if you have one)

    I hope this helps anyone playing this classic!
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  5. Sep 11, 2013
    8
    I remember playing this when it was first released. Boy did this game change things. JRPGs were already in the west, but it was this game thatI remember playing this when it was first released. Boy did this game change things. JRPGs were already in the west, but it was this game that got the attention of even the most casual gamer.

    For me, I had already been playing RPGs and JRPGs for a while but this game did change thing for me too. It made the RPG genre my favorite genre.

    FF 7 is not my favorite of the series, but I do have a tremendous respect for what it is to the genre: A milestone.

    At the time, the graphics were absolutely phenomenal, the music all timeless classics, the characters almost perfect in design. Gameplay and sheer amount of variety in activities and the openness of how you want to play.

    So why didn't I score this higher? The plot. Don't get me wrong most of it is very good and is very well written, but some of the bigger parts are either extremely confusing or nonsensical (particularly the last section of the game and most of the plot surrounding Sephiroth. Sephiroth has got to be one of my all time favorite video game villains, and I really do feel the conclusion of the game does not give him respect he deserves, simplifying him to a supernatural Freudian case study.

    Overall:
    Even with the few minor issues I had with this game, it is still a fantastic game worthy of the praise and admiration it receives. We can only hope that Square one day gives in and gives us the remake most of us are begging them to make.
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  6. Dec 31, 2014
    7
    A good game that is very overrated mainly because it is an early 3D RPG available on consoles. You will notice that PC gamers will generallyA good game that is very overrated mainly because it is an early 3D RPG available on consoles. You will notice that PC gamers will generally review this game lower because they had better games available to them even before this game was released. But console gamers thought this was revolutionary (it wasnt).

    The game itself was slightly above average for its time. The fight system was the same as old turn based RPG's but they included full 3D summons that looked awesome at that time. The materia leveling system allowed for some character customization and beating the weapons was fun albeit required too much memorization rather than strategy.

    The story is silly and I really did not like Cloud (at all) nor Sipheroth. I didnt like or dislike Aerith finding her too cliche. I especially hated the whiny Barret. Ultimately, I didnt form any attachment to the character and so I didnt care for the story either. Then again, FF games are all nonsense by design so this should not be a surprise. I do think this was better than FFIX and certainly miles better than X which irked me to no end (I wanted to kill the characters in that game). I did not like it as much as V, VI and it simply could not compete with RPGs on the PC, specifically, Daggerfall which was in a class of its own despite being 2 years older than FFVII (and was full 3D as well).

    Good game.
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  7. Oct 4, 2014
    0
    REVIEW OF THE JULY, 2013 STEAM RELEASE

    Broken. An absolute do-not-buy. Updated to require registration with Square Enix. DRM a clear
    REVIEW OF THE JULY, 2013 STEAM RELEASE

    Broken. An absolute do-not-buy. Updated to require registration with Square Enix. DRM a clear priority; actual function not even a consideration. Running in a Microsoft Windows environment, won't recognize Microsoft controllers (e.g., Xbox 360, Xbox One). Some Steam users report problems with buttons not working. Some users report being stuck at the title screen. I can't even reach the title screen; just a table of keyboard commands that doesn't respond to my controller OR keyboard. Not a port, but a dump. This version may run on antique Compaq Presario if you can find one, but then, Steam might not.
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