This game should not disappoint fans, it is different for sure, but it is also an excellent, very well executed shooter, which still retains the elements of FF we all love - the complex plot, upgrades, EXP, and even a chance to discuss chocobos if you just find the right girl to chat with!
While this game is nothing like a normal Final Fantasy game, it definitely delivers a unique and fun experience. With the 3 main guns you have at your disposal, the game is very replayable as I find it's best to pick one and upgrade only that throughout the game. The cutscenes are skippable and the game is not too long if you've beaten it before, so that combined with the significantly different gameplay you get with the different guns extended the gameplay quite a bit. I also loved the story and seeing more of the side characters in FF7 like Vincent, Yuffie, and Cait Sith getting fleshed out more in this game.
Dirge of Cerberus: Final Final Fantasy VII is a sequel of the original Final Fantasy VII, the story follows Vincent Valentine and the fight between him and Underground. While it is a sequel you'll get more enjoyment from Vincent and his past rather than the main story of the game itself. While the main story is passable it is definitely one of the weakest part of the Final Fantasy VII compilation. The gameplay is okay nothing amazing, it deviates heavily from turn-based JRPGs into a shooter game. The combat features Vincent shooting away at enemies as he moves around avoiding attacks and position himself in a position where he can shoot away in safety. The game still features elements of of JRPGs as you can customize your guns into whatever fits you style. The OST while great is not as strong as other games in the compilation and may come unmemorable to others. Overall Dirge of Cerberus is a game for fans of Final Fantasy VII but keep expectation at a moderate level since the game is not nearly as well made as them.
Seriously if this game wasn't based in the FF7 universe I would have rated it much lower. It has its merits such as the music (albeit massively inferior to the other FF7 games), cutscenes and atmosphere but it's storyline is just not executed well. It could have been great but it just needed more work. I didn't like how insignificant the main characters from FF7 where.
The gameplay is the biggest issue and it's just bad. It really should not have gone in the direction it did, it should have been different.
And after you finish it you literally want more. The game ends with too many loose ends.
Good character design and music but let down by everything else. combat is repetitive, clunky and at times feels broken. dialogue in the game is abysmal, stale, disjointed, confusing and with a story that makes no sense. this game having Final Fantasy VII in the title is an insult.
SummaryThe time has come to cleanse this world. Hunt down the unworthy...and show them no mercy. Three years have passed since the events of FINAL FANTASY VII. Buried alive following the Meteor disaster, a mysterious group known as the DG (Deepground) Soldiers emerges and begins raiding the city. The enigmatic Vincent Valentine is somehow conne...