Final Fantasy VII

released on Jan 31, 1997

Final Fantasy VII is the seventh main installment in the Final Fantasy series, and was the first title to feature three-dimensional graphics, pre-rendered backgrounds and numerous full motion videos.

The gameplay is a departure from previous entries in the series in many ways. Though it retains the Active Time Battle pseudo-turn based menu command system, FFVII features three party members rather than four. The Materia system allows the player to customize each party member's abilities to their liking, and the Limit system grants them unique combat skills.

Though minigames had been a recurring feature, FFVII introduces numerous new ones, many of them playable in the theme park Gold Saucer varying from racing with Chocobos to snowboarding.

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really chill of them to add a random encounter toggle and x3 speed setting to accommodate for my rapidly disintegrating frontal lobe

What the hell do I even say here? It's FF7. It's beautiful. (Story wise, at least).

Deserves all the hype it gets... A story that withstands the test of time. Graphics may not have aged as well but they're so charming and can make you laugh so is it really a bad thing? Combat also still holds up, experimenting and workshopping different materia combinations is so satisfying and fun. The world is so immersive and the soundtrack and pre-rendered backgrounds are still impressive, and the summon animations are still amazing. Also people don't talk enough about how funny this game is. It's so funny and silly and so stupid at times. It's hysterical and I love how ridiculous it gets.
Obviously has a bunch of jank expected from a game released in 1997, and a bunch of classic Final Fantasy bullshit (forget to check this one corner in this one room you will never be able to access again and you will lose out on the chance to get your ultimate weapon Forever), and a really terrible translation. But personally I think it all adds to the game's charm... but play this on an emulator where you can speed it up and use save slates for the love of god

Ignoring the historical significance & how groundbreaking it was during the time, this is still a pretty respectable game. Despite myself personally not being a fan of turn-based combat, I can appreciate the materia system alleviating some of the monotnous menu scrolling of older titles. Great soundtrack, characters, story, etc; this delivers on everything that someone would want from a JRPG. With that being said, like most early 3D games the graphics have aged like sour milk. While having the chibi artstyle does help, the game overall still shows it's age.

Very good game I really don’t have anything to say that hasn’t already been said