Ultima Online was still up last I checked. I'm sure the community is much, much smaller now adays, but the fact that the game is still up and running in any kind of official capacity is kind of mind blowing.
But there's a difference between "games became more like Final Fantasy VII" (kinda hard to deny) and "games started having more mature stories". The latter had already been going on for a while, and Final Fantasy VII was merely part of that movement instead of its originator.
I agree with this. FF7 was basically a much improved version of FF6. It replaced the stereotypical weak antagonist Kefka with Sephiroth.
11/10 I nearly put my fist through my computer monitor
You guys finally pushed me into buying this game with your game of the year podcast. I never found the stuff in SR2 or SR1 to be all that fun or funny, but this one is just about perfect. Thanks guys! Glad it's doing well for THQ and Volition.
Same here, didn't care for SR 1 or 2 all that much but I finally caved and gave SR 3 a chance based on the overwhelmingly positive support for the game. Great decision, easily one of my favorite games from 2011.