So lately I have been getting into some older games, and that of course lead me to Final Fantasy 7. This review was actually quite hard for me to write since i want to be honest but many times nostalgia gets in the way. For example one of my favorite scenes from FF7 was Sepheroth walking through the fire.
But hey as long as we are being honest by todays standards the scene like many from FF7 don’t exactly hold up very well. Honestly the story itself holds up pretty badly. Sure 20 years ago i didn’t notice that the whole story with Zack was so far out of the way without a strategy guide you could easily miss it. Recently going to the temple after Wutai ( rocket town if you don’t recruit Yuffie) I noticed the game never actually told me i needed the keystone at the gold saucer unless you happen to stop at the weapons dealer in the random cabin that also isn’t mentioned. Stuff like that aside all these years later the materia system is still quite deep and engaging while chocobo breeding and racing is still one of my favorite parts of the game.
The battle graphics also do not hold up very well and looking back i’m not sure they were ever as good as most of us thought .
That being said the battles themselves are still fun and many still pose a pretty good challenge. If somehow you managed to not play this game I would still recommend picking it up on playstation 4 since it is pretty cheap, tho I would advise you to avoid the cheats that are enabled. They do however make that grind for limit breaks so much easier and that was always the part i hated the most. All that being said thank for joining me, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.
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I was never very good at games so I took great pleasure watching my sons play..Final Fantasies were some of my favs