The party runs into the Turks several times, and in Gold Saucer they meet Cait Sith, a fortune teller cat robot, who joins them. E.g. Commands may include attacking with a weapon, casting magic, using items, summoning monsters, and other actions that either damage the enemy or aid the player characters. The game follows in the footsteps of Final Fantasy VI in presenting a world with more advanced technology than previous installments. Final Fantasy VII was the winner of the 2004 GameFAQs user poll contest "Best. Based mostly on online retrospective reviews written years after its release, GameRankings has given the game an average rating of 92.4%, based on 31 reviews. At the time, Final Fantasy VII was planned to be another 2D project for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. This version was re-released on PlayStation Network on April 10, 2009. [273], Final Fantasy VII G-Bike is a mobile game released for iOS and Android in December 2014, based on the motorbike minigame featured in the original game. Zusätzlich hat unser Team auch einige Faktoren zum Kauf kreiert - Dass Sie unter den vielen Final Fantasy 7 Original der Final Fantasy 7 Original ausfindig machen, die in jeder Hinsicht zu Ihnen als Käufer passen wird! The first entry was released on April 10, 2020. Square released the main soundtrack album, Final Fantasy VII Original Soundtrack, on four Compact Discs through its DigiCube subsidiary in 1997. [86], To promote the game overseas, Square and Sony launched a widespread three-month advertising campaign in August 1997. Battles no longer revolved around characters with innate skills and roles in battle, because Materia could be reconfigured between battles. It has features unavailable in the western version including high-speed mode, no random encounters mode, and a max stats command. This decision was influenced by the team's exposure to the 3D character models used in Alone in the Dark. The green and blue of the game's logo set the theme for the color tone for the rest of the game, reflected in the Mako energy and Lifestream that play crucial roles. Though many of the status effects are borrowed from status effects from previous titles, the Barrier and MBarrier (known in other games as Protect and Shell) have a limited use visualized by a gauge, which, like the main ATB gauge, can be sped up using Haste and slowed down using Slow. The most recent is the PlayStation Portable game Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII, an action role-playing game that centers on Zack's past. Sephiroth claims Cloud is but a facsimile created by Hojo, a puppet with false memories posing as a boy "Cloud" Tifa knows from her childhood. [51] The green coloring represents the predominant lighting in Midgar and the color of the Lifestream, while the blue reflected the ecological themes present in the story. [52][60] Vincent and Yuffie were to be part of the main narrative, but due to time constraints, they were nearly cut and eventually relegated to being optional characters. Most recently, in 2012, Time named it one of the "All-TIME 100 Video Games". An energy manufacturing mega-company known as Shinra, Inc. is harvesting the sheer life energy of the Planet (known as the Lifestream) as a simple fossil fuel. Visually, the goal was to make Final Fantasy VII a completely unified work with a single style running from beginning to end. [37][40][41] Tests were made for a Nintendo 64 version, which would use the planned 64DD floppy drive peripheral though Nintendo had not yet produced 64DD development kits due to the prototype's changing hardware specifications. [123] RPGamer praised the game's soundtrack, both in variety and sheer volume, stating that "Uematsu has done his work exceptionally well" and saying that it was potentially his best work. [37] It was first exhibited to the Western public at Electronic Entertainment Expo 1996 (E3). Above the surface Mako crystallizes into Materia that allows its users to manipulate the powers of the planet in a phenomenon many call magic. A trailer for Final Fantasy VII Remake, shown at E3 2015, is also featured in the PlayStation 4 release. [253], Final Fantasy VII is noted for its use of the unreliable narrator literary concept, drawing comparisons to later films such as Fight Club (1999), The Sixth Sense (1999), American Psycho (2000) and Memento (2000). Release dates [259] Harry Mackin of Paste Magazine called the game "a subversion that deconstructs and comments meaningfully on how we think about heroism, masculinity and identity in videogame storytelling". Hojo experimented on Cloud and Zack for four years, injecting them with Jenova's cells and Mako; they escaped, but Zack was eventually killed. [37][41][53] According to Sakaguchi, his mother had died while Final Fantasy III was being developed, and choosing life as a theme helped him cope with her passing in a rational and analytical manner. In a Famitsu character popularity poll, Final Fantasy VII had six characters (Cloud, Tifa, Sephiroth, Aerith, Zack, and Yuffie) place. [33] Sephiroth summons Meteor and seals the Crater; Cloud falls into the Lifestream and the party is captured by Rufus. Cloud mourns for Aeris while Sephiroth gloats. Cloud had been acting strange and claimed it had been five years since they'd last seen. [2][3]:15,20 At its grandest scale, players explore the entire world of Final Fantasy VII on a 3D world map. [102][103] It included high-resolution support, cloud saves, achievements, and a character booster. [228], The game is credited with allowing console role-playing games to gain mass-market appeal outside of Japan. [44] The biggest issue with the 3D graphics was the large memory storage gap between the development hardware and the console: while the early 3D tech demo had been developed on a machine with over 400 megabytes of total memory, the PlayStation only had two megabytes of system memory and 500 kilobytes for texture memory. In 2012, Square Enix re-released the game for the PC platform.