Final Fantasy VII (1997)

4.43 from 332 votes
The seventh numbered entry in the Final Fantasy franchise brings the series into 3D with a landmark title that set new industry standards for cinematic storytelling. Mercenary Cloud Strife joins the rebel group AVALANCHE in their fight against the power-hungry Shinra Company, but their struggle soon becomes a race to save the entire Planet from an impending cataclysm.
First released
Jan 31, 1997
Aliases
FFVII, FF VII, FF7, Final Fantasy 7, Final Fantasy VII International, Final Fantasy 7 International
Franchises
Final Fantasy, Compilation of Final Fantasy VII
Developed by
Squaresoft, Square Visual Works
Published by
Squaresoft
Platforms
PlayStation, PlayStation Network (PS3), PC, iPhone, PlayStation Network (PSP), iPad, Android, PlayStation Network (Vita), Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch
Genres
Role-Playing
Themes
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Anime
Rating
ESRB: T, CERO: B, PEGI: 12+, OFLC: G
Releases
  • IPHN - Final Fantasy VII United States
  • NSW - Final Fantasy VII United States
  • NSW - Final Fantasy VII United States
  • PC - Final Fantasy VII United States
  • PC - Final Fantasy VII United Kingdom
  • PC - Final Fantasy VII Japan
  • PC - Final Fantasy VII (Steam) United States
  • PC - Final Fantasy VII (Steam) Australia
  • PS1 - Final Fantasy VII Japan
  • PS1 - Final Fantasy VII United States
  • PS1 - Final Fantasy VII United Kingdom
  • PS1 - Final Fantasy VII Australia
  • PS1 - Final Fantasy VII (Platinum) United Kingdom
  • PS1 - Final Fantasy VII (Greatest Hits) United States
  • PS1 - Final Fantasy VII International Japan
  • PS3N - Final Fantasy VII International Japan
  • PS3N - Final Fantasy VII United States
  • PS3N - Final Fantasy VII United Kingdom
  • PS4 - Final Fantasy VII United States
  • PSNV - Final Fantasy VII United Kingdom
  • XONE - Final Fantasy VII United States
  • XONE - Final Fantasy VII United States

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this game is a classic, great music and memorble characters, this is a classic that will never die
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Final Fantasy VII
CAPOLAVORO.

Poco altro da dire, uno dei videogiochi più famosi e giustamente osannati di tutti i tempi. Introspezione psicologica dei personaggi, trama profonda a livello cinematografico, gameplay vario e funzionale. Più di 100 ore di divertimento. Aggiungo solo: la saga di FF finora è l'unica che è riuscita a farmi versare qualche lacrima.
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Final Fantasy VII has revolutionized not only its parent series but the entire RPG genre
Game: Final Fantasy VII
Genre: RPG
Publisher/Developer: Squareenix/Squaresoft
System: Steam (PC)
Total Score: 93/100
Value Score: 9.3/10

• Story: 10/10
• Characters: 10/10
• GamePlay: 8/10
• Graphics: 9/10
• Sound: 9/10
• Music: 10/10
• Length: 10/10
• Replay Value: 7/10
• Player Value: 10/10

Pros
+The Steam port's resolution is higher than the PS1 versions and also fixes the glitches and errors of the original PC version
+Ability to play in PS1 visual style or in Steam visual style (higher resolution)
+Music has been patched to the PS1 version's OST rather than using the original PC version's OST which was remixed and unpopular
+Achievements have been added
+A Character booster is available for anyone to use to increase their HP and MP to the maximum 9999/999. It also boosts the amount of money/gil.
+Cloud saves available not tied to the Steam server but Squareenix's online server
+Some of the issues that the PS1 version and original PC version have been fixed such as a Mdef bug and the way chocobos are moved during in Chocobo farm

Cons
-Black borders may appear if played in higher screen resolution however only during battles and in towns (there are no black borders in menu or world map)
-Control manual and tutorials have not been updated and use the keyboard's instructions regardless of whether using a controller or not
-Some sound effects may glitch out and keep on repeating or be cut off early (rare)
-Cutscenes are in low resolution/standard PS1 resolution
-FPS in battles are still 15 FPS just like in the original PS1 version
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1665 users have this game in their library 96 users have this game in their wishlist 319 users love this game 36 users are playing this game 498 users have completed this game