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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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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

Final Fantasy VII has seen multiple releases including the 1997 Playstation 1, the original 1998 PC version with glitches. Later on it would be released on Playstation 3 Network with minor changes. It also was released on Playstation 4 Network, PC steam version with the glitches fixed, later on the iOS and Android releases. It is also been announced on Nintendo Switch and Xbox One for the first time. See more »

Goofs

If the party encounters the super boss Emerald Weapon while in a submarine, they will get out of the submarine and fight it on foot underwater. It wouldn't be possible to fight underwater, not without diving suits with oxygen tank anyway, also they wouldn't be able quickly attack with weapons as the water would slow down their movements making attacking useless. Also they would drown after a few minutes instead of 20 minutes. Even with diving suits they would be more vulnerable to Emerald Weapon attacking and damaging their diving suits. See more »

Quotes

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

After the game's closing credits, a brief cinematic is shown in which Red XIII and two of his offspring run to the top of a cliff, where the remains of Midgar can be seen covered in vegetation. Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (2005) opens with this same scene, revealing it to be set 500 years after the events of the game. See more »

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There are actually four different versions of Cloud's date at the Golden Saucer casino. The most commonly seen version has Cloud going with Aeris. There is a second version that has Cloud going out on a wild night with Yuffie. A third version has Cloud going drinking with Barret. The fourth version, which has actually been edited out of some imports, has a date with Tifa almost identical to the date with Aeris, but with a racier ending. See more »

Connections

References Zeiramu 2 (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Waltz de Chocobo
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Composed and arranged by Nobuo Uematsu
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User Reviews

 
The most beautiful game ever!
8 December 1999 | by Leumas E.See all my reviews

This game is, without question, the greatest one ever produced. With lush, beautiful graphics, a wonderful musical score and a story that beats all other RPGs, Final Fantasy VII certainly is a landmark in gaming history. You play the young mercenary Cloud Strife, who suffers from anamnesia, with a past shrouded in mystery. In the course of the game you gather weapons, magical artifacts and information in the search for the truth of who and what you are.

This game is recommended to everyone, as it is not only a game for hardcore RPGers but for everyone.

I have yet to play the sequel, Final Fantasy VIII, but I doubt it can surpass the splendor of this magnificent game!


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