What About Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII?

#1 Edited by Seppli (10251 posts) -

Looking up some *Combine Items* list for Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, there it was advertised. Upon refreshing my recollection of it with a video review, it looks pretty damn neat. Would it be worth my while, if it was on PSN? What say you?

Huge bummer however, it's not on PSN. Lunacy! Jesus - somebody better put some effort into getting all these PSP and PS1 games back on PSN. I mean, it's got to be like free money at this point. A fiver or tenner for these old games is akin to highway robbery really, but cheap enough to actually get me to buy 'em. How about some flippin' Rollcage Stage II! Yes please, mun!

Jeez! *exasperation*

#3 Posted by squiDc00kiE (352 posts) -

Yeah sucks its not on PSN but I loved it on psp. Pretty short for FF standards, took me 18 hours, but it felt like an appropriate length for the game. It was really unique and told a good story. God...I miss that game. Might try and track down a umd now.

#4 Posted by 5Figh (172 posts) -

speaking as someone who never really enjoys the stories in FF games it blew my mind how invested i got in Crisis Core. i didnt even like those characters in FF7 but they managed to tone down the melodrama just enough to the point where it more closely resembled melancholy and it was great. i would love to see this game on psn

#5 Posted by Dixavd (1358 posts) -

This game is amazing, I was especially impressed for the complexity that was put into Zack as a character, but I do think the materia system in this was a little too easy to master and make enemies very easy to kill.

It not being on PSN reminds me of the release of the PSP:GO coinciding with the release of Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep (my personal favourite hand-held game ever) which was one of the most high-profile PSP games of that year, and was UMD-only. For whatever reason, I guess Square Enix is picky about what PSP games they want to be downloadable. I wonder if that means they have an intention of doing something with them (like how they have re-done the story of the DS game, KH: 348/2 days in their new HD release - they could be planning to do that with KH:BBS later or with Crisis Core eventually).

#6 Edited by Quarters (1698 posts) -

It's probably the best FFVII related piece of media/game, in terms of plot, presentation, and gameplay. Take that for what you will.

#7 Posted by Grixxel (766 posts) -

It was alright. If you really liked FF7 crazy plot with super soldiers and all that you might get alot more enjoyment out of it.

#9 Edited by Baillie (4161 posts) -

Best Final Fantasy I played, actually enjoyed it! Whoa!

#10 Posted by Rorie (2886 posts) -

I got about halfway through the game and got tired of how every combat could be completed by doing nothing but mashing a single button. So I stopped! True story!

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#12 Posted by TobbRobb (4639 posts) -

If you are the slightest fan of the FF7 story or universe, Crisis Core is pretty much a must have. At least I ended up liking it a lot.

If you are just in it for some AcionJrpg gameplay and some anime, then meh? It's alright I guess.

#13 Edited by Slaegar (709 posts) -

Crisis Core is pretty awesome. It has that playstation 2 smell of lots of skinny hallways, but I feel like it does the Kingdom Hearts style of combat better than Kingdom Hearts. The weird roulette summon system was silly and like Rorie said you could kind of mash your way through by attacking and rolling. I still liked it and recommend it if you can find a copy. Maybe Gamestop will resell them as Vintage™.

#14 Posted by RecSpec (3816 posts) -

Crisis Core had an okay story, really repetitive combat after awhile, but the whole ending sequence is probably the most powerful story moment in the whole FF7 series. Okay, second. Nothing beats the rocket from FF7.

#15 Posted by TheHT (11238 posts) -

It's good! The combat gets repetitive to the point where I started hugging the walls of maps to avoid fighting. I was in it for the story, and on that front it didn't disappoint. Except for the Genesis stuff, which was pretty lame.

#16 Edited by Seppli (10251 posts) -

@rorie said:

I got about halfway through the game and got tired of how every combat could be completed by doing nothing but mashing a single button. So I stopped! True story!

I usally try not to break a game if I can. Is there only one button to its combat (it's not inconceivable that that could be great, but it's rather unlikely), or can I have an enjoyable combat experience if I go at it with *an attitude*? Difficulty really only matters so much, as long as I can play like a badass and make it look and feel good, even if the challenge of the experience itself was neglible.

For example, I'm currently replaying Crysis 2, which is rather easy and easily exploitable, but it also plays great and feels badass - I'm having a really good time with it. That said, lacking challenge, such things can only carry an experience so far - but it should easily last for the 20'ish hours that people report it being.

Oh well, until it's being made available in some form, either with a HD re-release on Vita, or just putting the PSP game on PSN (assuming it'd be compatible with Vita), it doesn't matter all that much anyways.

#17 Posted by mosespippy (4169 posts) -

I really enjoyed it but it's not a game where the side content is worth doing. There are like 300 side missions and they all take place in the same 7 or 8 environments. Two or three of them have unique loot or something. Random leveling up is kind of lame too. Since it's a just play it for the story kind of game then maybe watch it on youtube.

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#18 Posted by Zainyboy (113 posts) -

Largely enjoyable. As previously mentioned, the random encounters got a bit tiresome but never enough to make me want to stop playing. Potentially the nicest looking PSP game I've seen. As someone who never played FF7 and only has a superficial knowledge of the characters, this game still did a good job of making the universe interesting whether you have a love for the previous game or not.

#19 Posted by Zainyboy (113 posts) -

Largely enjoyable. As previously mentioned, the random encounters got a bit tiresome but never enough to make me want to stop playing. Potentially the nicest looking PSP game I've seen. As someone who never played FF7 and only has a superficial knowledge of the characters, this game still did a good job of making the universe interesting whether you have a love for the previous game or not.

#20 Posted by awesomeusername (4183 posts) -

@seppli: This game is one of my favorites and almost made me cry. But stupid Square Enix won't put it on PSN. I hate those guys. I just want a remake with better graphics and trophies for Vita.

#21 Edited by Hailinel (24710 posts) -

Crisis Core is a blast. Its gameplay is fun, and I really enjoyed the story and its take on the characters. I kind of wish that they'd do more with Cissnei.

#22 Posted by vikingdeath1 (968 posts) -

Its a fun game for sure. Whether you liked traditional final fantasy or not, its super neat.

#23 Posted by Fredchuckdave (5452 posts) -

Crisis Core is a good game by PSP standards, pretty good thing to play on the go. Dirge of Cerberus NA version is an alright game. Square won't make an FFVII remake though, they're allergic to profits.

#24 Posted by kpaadet (410 posts) -

I would totally buy Crisis Core again to play it on my Vita if they released it on PSN, unfortunately there seems to be some sort of licence issue stopping that from happening.

#25 Posted by billymagnum (824 posts) -

i thought it had some great fmvs and overall i enjoyed it. it was ok coming from a big ff7 fan. better than advent children.

#26 Posted by Verendus (348 posts) -

If this would be released on PSN I'd buy it immediately for Vita. I never owned a PSP so I never got a chance to play Crisis Core.

#27 Posted by Morningstar (2157 posts) -

Loved this game back when it was released. Maybe I should dust of my old PsP and give it another playthrough.

#28 Edited by Panelhopper (179 posts) -

I would buy a psp to play this, I'm not even joking

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