FINAL FANTASY VII
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To back up your save files, remember to turn on Cloud Saving in the Network Settings panel on the FINAL FANTASY VII launcher. Uninstalling the game will delete any save files stored locally on your PC.
In Midgar, a city controlled by the mega-conglomerate Shinra Inc., the No. 1 Mako Reactor has been blown up by a rebel group, AVALANCHE.
AVALANCHE was secretly formed to wage a rebellion against Shinra Inc., an organisation which is absorbing Mako energy, destroying the natural resources of the planet. Cloud, a former member of Shinra's elite combat force, SOLDIER, was involved with the bombing of the Mako Reactor.
Can Cloud and AVALANCHE protect the planet from the huge, formidable enemy, Shinra Inc.?
The RPG classic FINAL FANTASY VII returns to PC, now with brand new online features!
Achievements – Whether you’re a seasoned FINAL FANTASY VII veteran or exploring this RPG classic for the very first time, show off your in-game accomplishments and put your gaming skills to the test with 36 brand new achievements to unlock. Share your profile with friends online to find out who is the ultimate FINAL FANTASY fan.'
Cloud Saves – If you’re away from home or simply using a different computer to play, enjoy FINAL FANTASY VII wherever you are. With cloud save support in FINAL FANTASY VII you can continue your game progress right where you left off (Requires Internet Connection. Saves can only be transferred between a maximum of 3 computers at any one time).
Character Booster – Find yourself stuck on a difficult section or lacking the funds to buy that vital Phoenix Down? With the Character Booster you can increase your HP, MP and Gil levels to their maximum, all with the simple click of a button, leaving you to enjoy your adventure.
Optimized for PC – FINAL FANTASY VII has been updated to support the latest hardware and Windows Operating Systems.
Overrated but still greatsycomantis1991 | June 15, 2015 | See all sycomantis1991's reviews »
There is a huge difference between "overrated" and "bad" that many refuse to acknowledge. Final Fantasy VII was a first of its kind 3D JRPG follow-up to another highly-regarded classic game. The story is really good, Midgar still looks awesome, and thee are some great characters. it's also paced poorly, some other characters kinda suck, and it's more repetitive than most FF's.
A nostalgic trip made less magical by being mostly unchangedexopimus | June 3, 2015 | See all exopimus's reviews »
This is in large part the exact same game that was released on the Playstation and PC. It now natively displays to widescreen monitors and its character models have been sharpened and upscaled. Backgrounds and polygon counts remain as they were nearly 20 years ago, however, and the sharp, blocky actors on the muddy backgrounds is more jarring than it used to be. A few other things bring parts of it in to a more modern age, like cloud saves (already an overused meme), built-in cheats (called the "character booster"), and achievements. It is also largely bug-free, but an "HD remake" this is not. It's also not really priced as such, so... Everything else remains the same, barring an improved translation (much to my chagrin, the words "Off course!!" are never uttered), and slightly worse soundtrack. You're still getting a compelling, introspective, and emotive story, if still confusing or convoluted; an excellent and fairly challenging battle system; plenty to see and do outside of the main quest, which is rather meaty, especially by today's standards. Mods already exist and are effective at mitigating some of the effects of age and translation to PC. Controller highly recommended. So is the game.
A game that deserves a remake.KingTed | Feb. 19, 2015 | See all KingTed's reviews »
Final Fantasy VII tells the story of Cloud Strife, former soldier who joined a terrorist group and got involved a chain of events that may lead to the total destruction of the world. It is the first Final Fantasy game made in 3D and it's the game that made the franchise so popular. The story is pretty good (with nice characters and epic moments) and the gameplay is well done thanks to the Materia system and the Limit break mechanic. The only problem with Final Fantasy VII is that it has not aged well. The 3D models are ugly and the background are a bit simplistic. It's a shame for a classic game. But it would be a mistake to refuse to play this game for that reason.
There is a reason it is regarded as the best in the seriesMadDemon64 | Jan. 9, 2015 | See all MadDemon64's reviews »
Final Fantasy VII is one of the best Final Fantasy games for a reason. Regardless of its dated look, Final Fantasy VII boasts one of the greatest stories of all time, with powerful themes and characters that you will connect to. There are many times where you will scream at the screen because of the actions of one character, and there will be times where you will definitely cry. The combat was, at the time of its invention, novel. Instead of characters attacking one at a time in a given order, they attack whenever a certain bar is filled up. The attacks are chosen from a menu and are varied. Very few games nowadays use this combat system, which is a shame. Final Fantasy VII is an excellent game that needs to be tried by everyone, even they aren’t an RPG fan.
My First Final Fantasyemptyhaven | Dec. 7, 2014 | See all emptyhaven's reviews »
This was one of my entry points into the RPG genre, and I could not have been more blessed to have actually played this game (the other being Chrono Trigger, an equally marvelous game that should also be required gaming). This was Final Fantasy's entry point into the 3D realm, and they couldn't have done a better job at the time than they did with this. I'll admit, the LEGO-like 3D models are a bit jarring compared to today's standards, but it's the gameplay, the story, and the dynamic characters that really define this game—and will continue to define this game for generations to come. The spell of charm and wonder that Final Fantasy RPGs have held over me has certainly waned over time, and I find that I visit the older games in the series over the newer titles. I would play FFIV any day over FFXIII-2. And I would certainly play FFVII without any hesitation, given the chance to do so. If you haven't played this game, then you must have been too young. I urge you to immediately do so as soon as you can. I know it looks weird, and it's long, but it's so worth it to finish this game. People need to go back and appreciate the classics. This is a good place to start.