Generally favorable reviews- based on 108 Ratings
Dec 31, 2014A 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.… Full Review »
Jul 5, 2013It's time that the publishers behaivior has an impact on games. As much as I loved FFVII, the new release to steam is a gem of laziness.It's time that the publishers behaivior has an impact on games. As much as I loved FFVII, the new release to steam is a gem of laziness. Imposing an online DRM to an offline game, that was not even tweaked or improved in any way, and charge about 12€ for it is just outrageous. As Square actually forgot how to make good games, they stick to rerererererelease old titles up to a point where no-one cares anymore. Not about the FF franchise, nor Square Enix itself.… Full Review »
Mar 1, 2014Finally decided to play this for the first time and it was boring, gave up after some 20hr of gameplay. If you never played this game before IFinally decided to play this for the first time and it was boring, gave up after some 20hr of gameplay. If you never played this game before I suggest to grab a guide otherwise you won't have any idea what to do (it is straightforward to some extent) since there are no notes or journal entry's or the like. Game was kinda disappointing since I heard many good things about the game, oh well onto next one. Before I forget unless you are connected to the Internet (steam) you will have some slight save issues.… Full Review »