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Final Fantasy VII.
For many, this is the game that started people on the Final Fantasy series, back in the day on the original Playstation. Good graphics, story, characters, and gameplay came together to form what is considered by many to be the best Final Fantasy game ever made.
However, that is not my opinion. I liked it, and it was good, but it wasn't the best. Still pretty high up on the list though!
Final Fantasy VII follows the story of Cloud Strife and a band of rebels known as AVALANCHE, as they struggle against the super conglomerate, Shinra INC. Along the way Cloud gets caught up in a battle to save the Planet itself! The story is decent, but at some points very predictable, but that's not the game's strong point(s).
The game features the ever-so-familiar ATB Battle System, used since Final Fantasy I. As a characters action bar fills, you can input commands for that turn in battle, be it magic, attacking, summoning, or using items. It also features the standard Experience PointS system commonly found in many, many RPGs. Defeating enemies earns you experience points, and when character reach a certain amount of points, they increase in level, which in turn increases their stats.
But what REALLY shines about Final Fantasy VII is the Materia system. As you progress through the game, you will be able to find and/or purchase small sphere-like objects called Materia that can be slotted into your weapons and armor. The color of the materia indicates what type it is. Green Materia teaches magic spells, Red Materia allows the user access to a special Summon creature, while Blue Materia adds support effects to any Materia it's connected to in your gear. For example, you can slot a green Cure Materia together with a blue All Materia to allow you to cast Cure on your entire party, or perhaps the Shiva Materia with the HP Absorb Materia, allowing you to heal HP equal to the amount of damage Shiva inflicts with her attack! The combinations are numerous, and offer some surprising depth to an otherwise simple battle system.
The music is simply great. Mr. Uematsu did a fantastic job, as always. Each song fits in very well to the segments of the game they play in, especially boss battles.
Characters are fairly interesting, ranging from an ex-SOLDIER to a flower girl from the slums to a robotic cat riding a giant stuffed moogle. In total, you will have 9 characters that you can add to your battle roster, and each one can be set up with the flexible materia system!
All-in-all, FInal Fantasy VII is a solid RPG, and a solid game. The main story alone will take you nearly 40 hours to complete, and if you are a completionist you get a whooping 100 or more hours of play!
Replay Value: 8/10