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Final Fantasy VII (1997)

Fainaru fantajî VII (original title)
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A former soldier from an evil company joins a mercenary clan to fight the company he once served.

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Kazushige Nojima (story), Yoshinori Kitase (story) | 6 more credits »
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Storyline

A corrupt company, by the name of ShinRa is draining the energy out of the (nameless) planet and conducting expiriments on living things. Enviromental and social callamities, such as the pollution of the air and seas, overpopulation, high drug rate and treating women like objects. A mercenary and a rough and tough organization by the name of Avalanche must put an end to ShinRa, but a couple of ShinRa victims might be causing a bigger threat. One of the ShinRa victims is an alien that crash-landed on the planet and killed an ancient race. The other ShinRa victim is a man in a trench coat that wants to rule the world and summon the doomsday meteorite. Written by Jenova Synthesis <mayu_roxx@hotmail.com>

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The story of a love that can never be, and a hate that always was. See more »


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

7 September 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Final Fantasy VII See more »

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Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)
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Square Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This is the first Final Fantasy game to use profanity including the use of "Shit" and "Wench" and many uses of swearing symbols in the 1997 Playstation 1 version. Later on in the 1998 PC version the profanity was toned down and the word "Shit" and "Wench" was replaced with more swearing symbols. See more »

Goofs

In the motorcycle chase scene, Cloud Strife gets on a motorcycle and escapes Shinra Headquarters. In the mini game including the arcade game G-bike, Cloud is seen swinging his huge buster sword left and right while riding his motorcycle on the freeway. This would not work as the huge buster sword he swings would actually pull Cloud on the side and cause him to crash. It would've been better if he used a much lighter thinner sword to knock the red and yellow Shinra soldiers down and it wouldn't pull Cloud down like his heavy oversized buster sword would. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Barret Wallace: C'mon newcomer. Follow me.
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Crazy Credits

After the closing events of the story, just before the end credits begin, an enigmatic shot of Aeris is shown, more or less identical to the first shot of her at the very beginning of the game. See more »

Alternate Versions

A retranslation of the American game was released in Japan under the title of Final Fantasy VII International which included a Guide on a PSX disk See more »

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Soundtracks

One-Winged Angel: Sephiroth Choir
Composed by Nobuo Uematsu (uncredited)
Soprano: Matsue Fukushima, Minae Fujisaki
Alto: Kazuko Nakano, Saki Ono
Tenor: Toru Tabei, Daisuke Hara
Bass: Toshizumi Sakai, Masashi Hamauzu
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To all who can't recognize greatness when it stares them in the face...
23 August 2003 | by SlighSee all my reviews

This game was the first of its kind I ever played. Because of this one game, I went on to dozens of others, as this opened the door to a whole new spin on gaming for me. I must have played through this game at least 15 times, and I love it every time.

It's many subtleties, side quests, and overall excellence make this one of the best games of all time.

Considering all the trash, the useless dribble, the terrible recycled garbage that is commonplace today, Final Fantasy VII is a pillar of gaming at its very best.

Its great diversity offers a difficulty level appropriate for as much as you are set on putting into it- whether you're just set on seeing the ending, or destroying the Ruby Weapon.

Those who so harshly criticize this game obviously lack the attention to detail, and the insight to truly enjoy a work such as this. FFVII towers over almost every CURRENT game available today.

This game is not meant to be played, it is meant to be enjoyed.

I highly recommend immersing yourself in this adventure Role Playing Game. 11 // 10 --- One of the greatest games of all time.


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