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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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  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 384
  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. Oct 22, 2018
    10
    Some brain dead idiot named "Jay RPG" some retard, said that "I always thought that the reason we all wanted a Final Fantasy 7/seven remakeSome brain dead idiot named "Jay RPG" some retard, said that "I always thought that the reason we all wanted a Final Fantasy 7/seven remake was because it is the entry that has aged the worst." No it hasn't "aged the worst" retard. Games don't age, graphics don't count and the game has an artstyle that feels like it was intentionally meant to be unique. What you "always thought" for others doesn't matter. There isn't "no doubt" and that isn't the reason "we all wanted" everything since alot of people disagree with you. The blocky polygon characters aren't "terrible", Cloud's sword is totally possible in the game and isn't "just silly" at all. Not 1000% impossible either. The graphics for a PS1 game are actually still pretty decent and the character models aren't "pretty bad" they are pretty good. Sephiroth despite what some retards say isn't anywhere "the worst villain ever". Sephiroth isn't "the worst villain ever" Sephiroth isn't "the worst villain ever." The ff fanbase is full of retards, fortunately I am not a retard. Sephiroth is among the greatest villains of all time in video games, he is extremely complex and marvelously well written. Sephiroth is among the best villains ever, Sephiroth is among the best villains ever, Sephiroth is among the best villains ever. Also to any retards who hate Japan because "it's different" instead of an actual reason, Anime isn't gay, neither are JRPGs, and it's not a "phase" idiot, inbreds like you are exactly the kind of morons who like TLJ. Anime is awesome, as are JRPGs, I will enjoy what I like. FF7 has no doubt aged the best, that is how it always has been, the game is absolute perfection which is the reason, duh.

    Also series like Xenogears and the Final Fantasy series are not "hopelessly mediocre", they are hopelessly excellent, anybody who thinks otherwise is a retard. Sorry your opinion is wrong. :) FFVII and FFX and FFVIII and FFXII and FFIII and FFV are all brilliant and excellent games, not hopelessly mediocre, but hopelessly excellent. Also One Winged Angel and Dancing Mad are brilliant songs objectively, Dancing Mad isn't "Boring and generic" like some retards online with no taste or capacity for analysis or intelligence would have you believe. Also for FF7, the characters aren't "flat". Anybody who thinks that is a retard who doesn't understand analysis, every character in FF7 is extremely complex and brilliantly well written, that's fact. Don't like it? Than stop being wrong. Too bad I understand opinion from fact, unlike you. Also for any retard online who says the anime series "Fate is trash" you are an idiot. Fate isn't "trash" it's great, watch Fate/Zero, a perfect anime that has no issues at all.

    Finally, Earthbound isn't a silly game, though it is humorous, it is a surreal and extremely well written game. Finally, the retard "DreamcastGuy" believes that Star Fox is a game that has "aged bad" in his "Top 10 games that AGED BAD!" No it hasn't, the original Star Fox is a masterpiece just like FFVII, games don't age well or age bad or "age the worst" like some retards say, they are meant to be judged by the time they were made, therefore don't "age".

    FFVII is a masterpiece, don't let some morons online dissuade you.
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  4. ThomasH.
    Jul 24, 2007
    10
    This is the greatest game ever created. If you've never played it, then just play it, and you'll see exactly what we're all This is the greatest game ever created. If you've never played it, then just play it, and you'll see exactly what we're all talking about. Expand
  5. Aug 2, 2014
    10
    greatest rpg of all time period. remake the damn game already. you will not find another game that has fantastic character development thegreatest rpg of all time period. remake the damn game already. you will not find another game that has fantastic character development the way this game does. if you like hironobu style jrpg games, this is THE game to play. Expand
  6. DanA.
    Dec 20, 2006
    9
    So overrated today. But FF7 still holds up fairly well.
  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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