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Final Fantasy VII review
Exceptional
by Sephirod

The game that changed my life forever.
«Blew my mind»
«OST on repeat»

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It's been 22 years and this is still quite possibly the greatest game ever made. The Final Fantasy series (and Squaresoft generally, before the merger with Enix) always crushed gameplay, so it's not surprising that FFVII was fun and had enough content to warrant endless replays. What sets this game apart from all the other roman numerals is the characters and the world it puts you in. There is a reason why FFVII is the only Final Fantasy game to spawn feature films and the first to get a shot-for-shot remake. It's complete in a way that very few games have ever been. 
When I was in high school a friend of mine talked to me about some important plot points of FFVII, because I didn't have a PS1 and because back in 1999 there wasn't a 'culture' of not spoil things I didn't mind at all, then years later I watched Advent Children and I really liked it (still), the years passed and it was till February 2019 that I first played and completed FFVII and damn, at first I was reluctant of the title of "Best RPG" or "Best FF" but as the thing went along, by the credits I was really moved on and I was converted to another Jenova believer.

The thing is that I can't imagine how amazing would be if I played the whole thing not knowing anything about it, the characters, the story, the passing, the music, everything is an ambitious piece, the graphics are obviously from the PS1 era but they have aged so well, this game has everything, comedy, horror moments, kaiju, doublecrossing, philosophical stuff, really just everything. There are a few issues with the controls or in more than a few battles, because of the camera angles I couldn't heal or revive the right character, but just that.

The story is so masterfully crafted that even when I think I knew everything (because of my friend and well... the internet) I was so invested and wanted to see how it will unfold next. This game made me reconsider all the classics that I still haven't played and set a really high bar for all the others FF that I still have to play, a true masterpiece that everyone should play, so if you haven't played it before, just give yourself a favor and go right ahead.
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