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FINAL FANTASY VII

Jessie Thomas
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  • Rating: 5
  • Author: SQUARE ENIX Co.
  • Category: Role Playing Games

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FINAL FANTASY VII is a 1997 role-playing video game developed by Square for the PlayStation console. It is the seventh installment in the FINAL FANTASY series. Published in Japan by Square, it was released in North America by Sony Computer Entertainment, and in Europe by Eidos Interactive. The game’s story follows Cloud Strife, a mercenary who joins an eco-terrorist organization to stop Shinra, a megacorporation responsible for draining the planet’s life energy.

The seventh installment in the Final Fantasy series, it was the first in the franchise to be released for the PlayStation. Final Fantasy VII has been ported to the Android, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation Vita, and iOS platforms.

Gameplay

The gameplay of FINAL FANTASY VII is mostly similar to that of its predecessor FINAL FANTASY VI. The player moves Cloud around the map to navigate through the environment and interact with non-player characters to advance the plot. A new feature is the ability to steal items from enemies. Enemies are now visible on the map, and the player can either avoid them or engage in combat. Battles are turn-based, and the player can use melee or magical attacks to defeat enemies.

The game features three main modes of play: the world map, the field map, and the battle screen. The world map is a 3D overhead view of the game's world, which the player navigates using a vehicle called a "chocobo". The field map is a 3D view of the area around the player, which the player can explore on foot. The battle screen is a 3D representation of a battle arena, in which the player commands the characters in battles against the enemy.

The characters in Final Fantasy VII can equip a variety of weapons and armor, and use magic spells or summon monsters to attack the enemy. The player can also use items to heal or restore energy to the characters. The game uses a turn-based system in which the player and the enemy take turns attacking each other. The player can also use special commands called "Limit Breaks" to deal with powerful attacks on the enemy.

Graphics

The graphics of FINAL FANTASY VII were revolutionary for the time. The game features 3D character models and pre-rendered backgrounds. The character models are polygonal, but they are rendered to look like 2D sprites.

The graphics of Final Fantasy VII were a significant improvement over those of earlier games in the series. Characters are rendered in 3D, and the environment is pre-rendered, allowing for more detailed and realistic backgrounds. Spells and attacks have a wide variety of visual effects, and the game features numerous cutscenes.

Controls

The controls of FINAL FANTASY VII are simple and easy to learn. The game uses a three-button control scheme, with one button each for attacking, defending, and using magic. The player can also control Cloud’s movement with the directional buttons. This makes the game easy to play, even for those who are not used to video games.

Replayability

FINAL FANTASY VII is a highly replayable game. There are many side quests that the player can complete, and the game has a New Game Plus feature that allows the player to start a new game with some of their stats and items from their last game. This allows the player to explore the game world and its characters more deeply.

Conclusion

FINAL FANTASY VII is a classic video game that is still enjoyable to play today. The graphics and controls are simple and easy to learn, and the game has a lot of replay value. The story is also engaging and well-written.

Final Fantasy VII is a landmark entry in the Final Fantasy series and is widely considered to be one of the greatest video games of all time. The game's graphics, controls, and replayability are all top-notch, and the story is one of the most engrossing in the series. If you're a fan of role-playing games, you should definitely check out  Final Fantasy VII.

    Pros

    The story is gripping and extremely well-written; Great music, superb voice acting, and high-quality sound effects; Awesome turn-based battle system; A memorable cast of characters; The Materia system is innovative;

    Cons

    The game is still long and a bit hard to finish; The graphics are dated;

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