Final fantasy 7 is so good

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#1 Posted by MarkM (288 posts) -

I'm playing though the entire game for the first time right now because reasons.

Right now I'm in Gold Saucer and this place is fucked.

Discuss.

#2 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3759 posts) -

I see this thread going bad places. Whatever I love that game. Haters can stuff it.

#4 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

I see this thread going bad places. Whatever I love that game. Haters can stuff it.

Right there with you.

#5 Posted by Petiew (1321 posts) -

I agree. It's a lot of fun. The Golden Saucer is a really great area too. From the crappy fighting game to the shady dude that sells you points for money.

#6 Posted by Daneian (1202 posts) -

That game has its moments. I would like to go through it again but probably never will.

#7 Posted by JCGamer (658 posts) -

I loved it back in the day but have no desire ever to play it again.

#8 Edited by Morbid_Coffee (954 posts) -

off course

PS The battle system was all right and it had it's moments, but there are a lot of things in the game that are really fucking dumb!

#9 Posted by Marokai (2785 posts) -

It's quite good. Unfortunately, the internet can be Hyperbole Land at times, and so often these debates fall into hilarious black and white arguments composed of people calling it the greatest game ever made on one side, and people overcompensating in their hatred of it because fuck-fanboys, on the other.

#10 Edited by Sinusoidal (1259 posts) -

@jcgamer said:

I loved it back in the day but have no desire ever to play it again.

Exactly. I've tried to play it again periodically over the years, and never made it very far. Revolutionary for its time, it does not hold up well.

#11 Edited by Turtlebird95 (2282 posts) -

Alrighty then.

#12 Posted by Video_Game_King (35780 posts) -

@marokai said:

It's quite good. Unfortunately, the internet can be Hyperbole Land at times, and so often these debates fall into hilarious black and white arguments composed of people calling it the greatest game ever made on one side, and people overcompensating in their hatred of it because fuck-fanboys, on the other.

I know that feeling. Just look at these guys dismissing the shit out of FF7 because it happens to be a big game.

#13 Edited by StarvingGamer (7898 posts) -

It was a technological marvel but had poor characters and a bland battle system.

That said, Golden Saucer is still awesome. I am pro at that snowboarding game like you wouldn't believe.

#14 Posted by Elyk247 (365 posts) -

Meh. FFIX is better....

#15 Edited by Sackmanjones (4650 posts) -

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#17 Edited by Zero_ (1973 posts) -

My favorite game of all time, I love it. It's great fun.

Golden saucer is probably one of the better parts of that game, it goes from being super fun in the mini games to "omg get me out of here"very quickly.

#18 Edited by Morbid_Coffee (954 posts) -
@sackmanjones said:

Lets discuss how stupid it is to end a post with discuss.

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Discus?

#19 Posted by Ducksworth (659 posts) -

I liked it. I never actually finished it so I'm also replaying it, just left Midgard. There are obvious downsides to it...equipment was dumbed down to only three things, the materia system was generally pretty boring and the story tended to dip into the convoluted. At the same time the condensed equipment system didn't really loose a whole lot, support materia added a lot of cool ways to break the game and I still think the story is a lot of fun.

#20 Posted by Beforet (2911 posts) -

I replayed it a couple summers ago. It's aged fairly well in the gameplay department, but the graphics have not. Nothing a good old dose of nostalgia can't help, but otherwise you need to really squint to look past it all. Manage that, and the game's good. It's hard to explain why nowadays, it's just a really good JRPG. The combat is as slow as your ATB bar, but otherwise the commands execute quickly.

The materia is fun to play with, though it does mean that the only thing to distinguish characters is their slight innate stat differences and their limits (which really only applies to Aerith I feel. Everyone else could be a fighter or a mage except her mostly). And even the plot is solid if you ignore some of the compilation complications. So yeah, overall a good game with maybe an overzealous fanbase.

#21 Posted by Pr1mus (3771 posts) -

Look at what you did, i've been whistling the Gold Saucer music for 10mins now.

#22 Edited by believer258 (11555 posts) -

It's all right. It's fine. I only first played it earlier this year and played it for about ten hours, and while certain things don't hold up (those ugly fucking graphics!), most things are fine.

Hell, even the story is fine. I don't know if "dumb" is quite the right word. "Cheesy" came across as a much better one, but it still has some good twists (that I already know of).

#23 Posted by joshthebear (2700 posts) -

Fuck the haters, VII is great. Although, IX is where it's really at as far as PSX FF's go.

#24 Edited by Sackmanjones (4650 posts) -

@sackmanjones said:

Lets discuss how stupid it is to end a post with discuss.

Discuss.

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Discus?

So many disci? discuses?

#25 Edited by supamon (1333 posts) -

Discuss? Discuss!

#26 Posted by ThunderSlash (1508 posts) -

@supamon said:

Discuss? Discuss!

Disgust?

#27 Edited by TruthTellah (8382 posts) -

Train and breed chocobo to get the gold chocobo. It's a pretty fun little optional side quest. :)

#28 Posted by doosmacleod (186 posts) -

Lets discuss how stupid it is to end a post with discuss.

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Duran Duran is neither a Duran, nor a Duran.

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I have purchased FFVII five times across three platforms.

#29 Posted by geirr (2468 posts) -

I tried playing it again recently after a love/hate relationship 310 years ago. It's just so ugly, and the synthesizer they used for the music shreds my...brain..thing..! M;urg..

#30 Edited by Bigandtasty (3202 posts) -

nah man

#31 Posted by supamon (1333 posts) -
#32 Posted by Demoskinos (14510 posts) -

Its an okay game but it had a horrible localization. I think the characters are among my least favorite among final fantasy stuff and the battle system is horribly boring IMO. If were talking PS One Final Fantasy games Final Fantasy 8 is easily the best in my opinion.

#33 Edited by Vonocourt (2116 posts) -

It's good, but is it million bucks good?

#34 Posted by liquiddragon (221 posts) -

I only played and beat it couple years ago myself. I really liked it but found the pacing to be poor. The 3rd act is quite rushed and is a bit disappointing. Still, I put in 80 hours so that should speak volumes.

#35 Posted by kishinfoulux (2250 posts) -

I see this thread going bad places. Whatever I love that game. Haters can stuff it.

This. I'm actually replaying the PC version right now modded out like crazy. Brings back some great memories. For me it's one of my top five games of all time. It's so easy to pot shot it and talk shit about it because that's the cool thing to do nowadays. So many misconceptions about it, but whatever. Haters can hate, but they can't deny the fact that it's probably one of, if not THE, most important JRPG's of all time.

#36 Posted by hawkinsn (25 posts) -

For me, FF7 will probably always be one of the best. It was my favorite for a long time. I played it when it was new, and I wish more people could have experienced it like that. It's hard for a lot of people having first played the game years after it was released to appreciate it the way that so many of its fans do , so I get why people who have only recently experienced FF7 don't always feel the praise is justified.

#37 Edited by MiniPato (2714 posts) -

FF7 is one of my cherished memories, but fuuuuuuck everything about that beginning in Midgar aside from breaking into Shinra HQ is so slow and keeps me from playing through it again.

#38 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

@sackmanjones said:

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#39 Posted by TwoLines (2782 posts) -

Music is great, art direction is awesome, the characters are cool (yo, you have a freaking talking dog in your party, and a guy with a gun instead of a hand) and the battle system's fun. The story is a bit jumbeled and very... anime-y? Yeah, I think that's the right word. But it's a great game that gets a lot of shit because people are horrible. In general, people are horrible.

#40 Posted by Tebbit (4447 posts) -

@sackmanjones said:

Lets discuss how stupid it is to end a post with discuss.

Discuss

Duran Duran is neither a Duran, nor a Duran.

Discuss.

I have purchased FFVII five times across three platforms.

The greatest spoiler reveal I've seen today

#41 Posted by Icicle7x3 (1169 posts) -

It's alright, not my favorite but no where near the worst either.

#42 Posted by boron_ben (3 posts) -

Final Fantasy VII is pretty awesome don't get me wrong but its not my favourite today, that honour goes to XII or VI : P however instead of just arbitrarily posting which one is the best etc cant we all just sit back and appreciate each entry for its own unique and interesting setting/central themes. Except VIII lol that shit can suck it!!!!

Best thing for me about VII.... The soundtrack, so many awesome songs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3U5vcbdSN4

Costa del sol = best town theme ever!!

#43 Posted by CaLe (3895 posts) -

I would say it's a special game.

#44 Edited by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

Final Fantasy VII is pretty awesome don't get me wrong but its not my favourite today, that honour goes to XII or VI : P however instead of just arbitrarily posting which one is the best etc cant we all just sit back and appreciate each entry for its own unique and interesting setting/central themes. Except VIII lol that shit can suck it!!!!

Best thing for me about VII.... The soundtrack, so many awesome songs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3U5vcbdSN4

Costa del sol = best town theme ever!!

FFVIII was awesome, easily my favorite Playstation Final Fantasy game. FFXII on PS2 is my favorite(because it's basically star wars with a sexy Chewbacca)

I mean come on, FFVIII had this when it comes to soundtracks:



#45 Posted by XenoNick (1390 posts) -

Worried where this could be headed but glad to hear you're enjoying it. It's not the best game ever but without a doubt it's my favorite game of all time. Hell I still play through it about once a year. Never gets old.

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#46 Posted by johncallahan (541 posts) -

I actually just replayed it last year. Better than I remember in some spots, but.... yeah.... not real good.

#47 Posted by mosespippy (3971 posts) -

It's pretty good. I've played through it three or four times. The prequel is almost as good, but it ends a little abruptly. I'd say XII is my favourite though.

#48 Posted by Svenzon (711 posts) -

@geirr said:

It's just so ugly, and the synthesizer they used for the music shreds my...brain..thing..! M;urg..

I had somehow forgotten just how terrible the music sounds, especially those awful "BWAH BWAH BWAH" horns. Most of the compositions are pretty forgettable too, though there are a couple of good tracks.

#49 Edited by GunstarRed (4992 posts) -

I loved it back when it came out and I really enjoyed replaying through it 5 or 6 years ago. IX is better though.

#50 Edited by howardee (17 posts) -

@zeforgotten: I see your video and raise you this:

All the PSX Final Fantasy games hold a special, nostalgia-tinted place in my heart. IX's my personal favourite, though.

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