Long recognized as role-playing games par excellence, the Final Fantasy series gets a technological makeover in this
installment (and series debut on the PlayStation). Shedding the two-dimensional graphics and limited sound
capabilities of its predecessors, Final Fantasy VII features lush 3-D graphics, beautifully animated "movie" sequences,
and soundtrack-quality music. Coupled with the game's intricate storyline, endearing characters, and immense yet
highly imaginative world, these new advancements make for a quite an engrossing experience.
The story of Final Fantasy VII centers around a solider named Cloud Strife, who joins forces with Avalanche, a group
of resistance fighters, to take down an evil mega-corporation known as Shinra. (The fate of the world hangs in the
balance, of course.) Truly epic in scope, this four-disc game requires a considerable amount of time to complete---this
reviewer gladly gave up over 80 hours of his life to finish it. But it's definitely a rewarding adventure that every
PlayStation owner should consider undertaking, especially since it's now one of the low-priced "Greatest Hits" titles.
* Intricate and absorbing storyline with endearing characters
* Immense and highly imaginative game world
* Special battle system
* Beautifully animated movie sequences
* Your friends and family may feel neglected