ey how’s it going? I’m Cecil, it’s been awhile but I’m here now. Today I’m going to be talking about Final Fantasy VII, a game which shaped part of my childhood, and on Wednesday it celebrated 21 years since its first release in Japan. Just to be clear, this is not a review.
Since January 31st 1997 Final Fantasy VII has touched the hearts and minds of countless people around the world and stuck with so many. It’s not even just one game, it’s a whole series, within a series, also containing a feature film, mobile games, anime and even a novella.
The game itself plays much like the other games in the series at that point, it’s a classic turn based RPG with random encounters and a party of switchable characters, each with their own unique look and skills.Tetsuya Nomura brings his incredible character designs to the table, and combined with the music of Nobuo Uematsu, the visuals and sound of the game convery everything needed to feel the emotions alongside the characters.
Advent Children, the film that was released in 2005, was directed by Tetsuya Nomura, so everything is true to the original vision of the game's story and takes place two years after the climax of the game itself and one year before the events of Dirge of Cerberus, another game in the series around Final Fantasy 7.
Currently Square Enix have a remake in the works for the Playstation 4, which means it’s hopefully due this year or early next. This remake is awaited deeply by nearly all fans of the game, whether new or old. It has been confirmed that as well as gameplay and graphical changes, there will be some changes to the story, although I hope not too much because the story as it is, is something incredible for it’s time.
The story focuses mainly on the exploits of and ‘ex-soldier’ by the name of Cloud Strife and the group that converges with him as he quests to prevent the end of the world at the hands of Sephiroth, another Soldier who had served with Cloud during the war, on behalf of the Shinra Electric Power Company. I don’t really want to say much more than that about the story because it is such an incredible game you should really experience it for yourself, in my opinion at least. That doesn’t mean that you should rush out and buy it now though, at this moment in time I see no reason to resist waiting for the remake to be released and experience the game with up to date modern graphics and a more fluid game play style.
I don’t really have much more to say on the subject and the game is far too expansive to review properly for myself, being 3 discs on the playstation one. Thanks for reading this quick post,
Hopefully I’ll be back to regular reviews soon, I have new games and a new pc to be able to play more with, now all I need is time.
See you later guys.