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  • Summary: An epic adventure across 3 cd-roms. What begins as a rebellion against an evil corporation becomes much more. And what erupts goes beyond imagination. With vivid landscapes, lush 3D animation and environments, Square Soft's multi-million dollar masterpiece is like nothing ever seen before.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 20
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 20
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  1. 100
    Every aspect of the game is virtually flawless, from its movie inspired soundtrack, to the incredibly life-like FMV, to the detailed battle and Materia systems, to the boatload of simplistic and addictive mini-games. This is what RPG fans have been waiting for.
  2. The first PS one installment of Final Fantasy is still one of the best ever. [Mar 2002, p.34]
  3. This is the current apex in RPG games. In fact it is probably one of the best OVERALL games ever created for ANY system.
  4. Without a doubt, FF7 is one of the top Final Fantasy games out there. It is also one of the best RPG adventures of all time.
  5. GMR Magazine
    90
    Brought RPGs into the Western spotlight and contained the most debated plot twist of an era. [Feb 2003, p.97]
  6. netjak
    84
    I think the story sucks, but the game is excellent. The thing about Final Fantasy VII is, whether you like it or hate it, the merits of the game can always be argued very strongly from either point.
  7. There is tons of RPG combat, which is a little too slow for some people and slowed even further by all of the spectacular but lengthy spell animations.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 14 out of 381
  1. Jul 13, 2012
    10
    Final Fantasy VII is a classic game and it deserves to be a classic game. It has a great story and great characters that make you want to playFinal Fantasy VII is a classic game and it deserves to be a classic game. It has a great story and great characters that make you want to play the entire game and also give it a high replay value. The only down side of the game is the turn based combat but that was the norm for the time in which it was made. If your looking for a good classic RPG to play Final Fantasy VII is defiantly a must play and that is why it deserves a 10 out of 10. Expand
  2. May 28, 2011
    10
    Final Fantasy VII is an experience that everyone should try at least once. I have played through it a few times and I can say that this gameFinal Fantasy VII is an experience that everyone should try at least once. I have played through it a few times and I can say that this game truly deserves a medal. I honestly believe that it is the best game that has ever been made based on several factors. For me, Storyline is a big factor. FF7 is a game that actively progresses through the story. There are no long breaks where nothing seems to happen. The actual battling is turn based, rapid, and thrilling. Containing an almost never ending assortment of difficult and amusing enemies and bosses that will keep you entertained throughout all three disks. The plot is immense, with surprises, twists, and excitement up until the stunning climax. Graphics wise, the game is not lacking. Although the characters may be somewhat blocky, the battles and cut scenes are magnificent. The soundtrack is one of my favorite parts of the game. The soundtrack fits well with the gameplay and the battle themes are just amazing. Overall, I give it a perfect 10. Expand
  3. Sep 20, 2018
    10
    Its easily one of the 5 top games in history of gaming.
    Its the best game on PS1 and that console has insanely many good games but VII tops
    Its easily one of the 5 top games in history of gaming.
    Its the best game on PS1 and that console has insanely many good games but VII tops the lot.
    Was a huge reason why PS1 was successful and why Squeenix is the megacorp it is today but on to the game itself it has incredible storyline, characters, music composer and depth to it that can only be compared to the other FF's on the console. Best game on the PS1, hands down
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  4. MarkC.
    Aug 27, 2007
    10
    I would say this is the greatest game ever made, everything about it is amazing. The story is what all rpg's should aspire to, because I would say this is the greatest game ever made, everything about it is amazing. The story is what all rpg's should aspire to, because it brings you in so easily, and gets you so involved. I have never felt heartbroken for a caracter in a game, but at one point in the game you'll see what I mean. It is a very long game, I think when I finally beat it I had played 58 hours, that right there speaks volumes about the games quality and story. Anyone who hasn't played this game really needs to go out and get it. Expand
  5. Nov 6, 2014
    10
    Final Fantasy VII is the best game i have played ever! The gameplay is really addictive, the music matches the atmosphere in this game, andFinal Fantasy VII is the best game i have played ever! The gameplay is really addictive, the music matches the atmosphere in this game, and the characters are really memorable.

    The first hours in this game can be a little boring, because you can only use a couple of magics and attacks, but everthing will get much better later. And who cares about the graphics when the game is so awesome?

    The Materia system makes the player curious, because you can combine them and that does the game even more exciting and fun!

    If you are a RPG fan, then this is a must-play for you. 10/10 without a doubt.
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  6. sconway321
    May 13, 2008
    9
    This game is fantastic. The story is MINDBLOWING, the characters are brilliant and gameplay is great fun. The only reason I don't give This game is fantastic. The story is MINDBLOWING, the characters are brilliant and gameplay is great fun. The only reason I don't give this game 10 is because it felt dated and had bad graphics. But you learn to put these faults aside and enjoy the game. One of my most favourite games. Expand
  7. Mar 11, 2017
    0
    El peor videojuego de la historia. Gráficos 0, Las cinemáticas muy bonitas pero en el gameplay los personajes no tienen manos, llevan dosEl peor videojuego de la historia. Gráficos 0, Las cinemáticas muy bonitas pero en el gameplay los personajes no tienen manos, llevan dos piezas de jamón cocido en su lugar. Sistema de intercambio de golpes por turnos, no se puede considerar ni sistema de combate. Una auténtica basura. Expand

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