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Final Fantasy VII All events from the 1997 classic RPG, with which it all began.

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Old 09/05/2014   #1
Umatbru
Smile How can you enjoy this game?

I bought Final Fantasy VII yesterday, and the game is horrible.

Firstly the name makes less sense the Medal Of Honor Warfighter. It can't be Final fantasy if it has a number at the end. Secondly the pre-rendered cinematics are unskippable. thirdly the gameplay is a horrific mangling of real-time and turn based combat. Fourthly the graphics are all mashed up: The over world features characters that were rendered on an atari jaguar amongst beautiful environments. In battle the graphics on both the characters and environments are prim and proper (yay something positive to say about FFVII!) and finally the music sounds like it was composed for the SNES instead of the PlayStation.

There is supposed to be a storyline but since i'm trapped in the starting area due to some legendarily thick map design, I cant get any.
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Old 09/05/2014   #2
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Old 09/05/2014   #3
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Did you copypasta that from gamefaqs 10 years ago?
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Old 09/05/2014   #5
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I thought enjoying the game was a natural consequence of playing it, but I guess not . Thanks for breaking that echo chamber.
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Old 09/06/2014   #6
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The answer to all of your concerns is the following statement:

Final Fantasy VII is seventeen years old.
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Old 09/06/2014   #7
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Lex wrote: The answer to all of your concerns is the following statement:

Final Fantasy VII is seventeen years old.
By 1997, Music should have been CD quality, Not MIDI.

And the overworld character models look horrendous

Compared to Need for speed

WHICH CAME OUT 2 YEARS BEFORE ON THE SAME SYSTEM (the playstation, if you don't know)

and a year before that on the marginally weaker 3DO.
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Old 09/06/2014   #8
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Your boxy vehicular models make for quite the damning indictment of equally boxy people models.
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Old 09/06/2014   #9
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Umatbru wrote: By 1997, Music should have been CD quality, Not MIDI.
Yes I'm quite sure people would have been willing to shell out for the seven discs it would have required to get that to happen. FFX didn't even have CD-quality music and that was released in 2002.
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decisions. This is a plain fact. But who elected them? It was you! You who appointed these
people! You who gave them the power to make your decisions for you! While I’ll admit that
anyone can make a mistake once, to go on making the same lethal errors century after
century seems to me nothing short of deliberate. You have encouraged these malicious
incompetents, who have made your working life a shambles. You have accepted without
question their senseless orders. You have allowed them to fill your workspace with dangerous
and unproven machines. You could have stopped them. All you had to say was, ‘No.’” -V
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“All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind.” -Adam Smith
“Why throw money at problems? That's what money is for. Should the nation's wealth be redistributed? It has been and continues to be redistributed to a few people in a manner strikingly unhelpful.” -Kurt Vonnegut
“Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.” -John Steinbeck
“If you took the most ardent revolutionary, vested him in absolute power, within a year he would be worse than the Tsar himself.” -Mikhail Bakunin
“In all history, there is no instance of a country having benefited from prolonged warfare.” -Sun Tzu
“...pero Capitán, obedecer por obedecer, así, sin pensarlo... sólo lo hacen gentes como usted, Capitán.” -Dr Ferreiro, Pan’s Labyrinth
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Old 09/06/2014   #10
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Umatbru wrote: By 1997, Music should have been CD quality, Not MIDI.
Midi-like formats have been used even in the following generations, just with improved sound chips/better soundfonts mostly because of limited space.

Any data that isn't real-time generated in a way just eats loads of space. Even with a compressed format like mp3 the entire soundtrack with its 100+ songs would probably take half the space on a CD.

Unfortunately the FMVs were already busy taking that up.
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Old 09/06/2014   #11
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You can't be a very good gamer if you're unable to get out of the starting area. I was a complete amateur when I first played FFVII and I didn't find it difficult.
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Old 09/06/2014   #12
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You can't compare a racing game with a grand total of 7 tracks to a JRPG with over 400 hand drawn backgrounds, a hundred different character models, an entirely 3D world map and 50 pre-rendered movies.

Racing games are always going to look really good compared to everything else, because other than driving around in circles constantly graphics is all they have. Or am I about to hear about the grand deep overarching story in Need for Speed?
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Old 09/06/2014   #13
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LicoriceAllsorts wrote: You can't be a very good gamer if you're unable to get out of the starting area. I was a complete amateur when I first played FFVII and I didn't find it difficult.
Actually i attempted to play the game again and managed to get out of the starting area.
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Old 09/06/2014   #14
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You don't think it has an engaging atmosphere?
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The Twilight Mexican wrote: Your boxy vehicular models make for quite the damning indictment of equally boxy people models.
I don't think I've ever laughed as much when reading a TLS post as I did reading this one. Trufax.
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