Final Fantasy VII

released on Jan 31, 1997

Final Fantasy VII is the seventh main installment in the Final Fantasy series, and was the first title to feature three-dimensional graphics, pre-rendered backgrounds and numerous full motion videos.

The gameplay is a departure from previous entries in the series in many ways. Though it retains the Active Time Battle pseudo-turn based menu command system, FFVII features three party members rather than four. The Materia system allows the player to customize each party member's abilities to their liking, and the Limit system grants them unique combat skills.

Though minigames had been a recurring feature, FFVII introduces numerous new ones, many of them playable in the theme park Gold Saucer varying from racing with Chocobos to snowboarding.

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Goofy ass translated dialouge but god, the soundtrack is one of my favourites and it does hold a special feeling that the remake couldn't really replicate.

Though VII was the first game I was introduced to in the series, it's not my favourite. I did beat it, but missed a lot, since I was really young when I played it. I might go back and re-play it at some point, but it likely won't happen for some time.

This game is about the three biggest problems plaguing humanity - global warming, aliens and gaslighting.
Cloud's a fuckin dork. couldn't be me.

Still my favorite game, but I'm not gonna talk much about it. There's a review of it here in PT-BR ( and it's a fucking book length.

The chasm between the length of the Midgar section in the game and the players' minds is a testament to the iconography and texture of the game. Every area has the potential to turn into a 1-cour anime arc in your mind and then, on replay, surprise you with how short and to-the-point it is. Discussing whether it has "aged well" at all is an insult to the level of intent and control behind it.