Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (PSP)
Manufacturer: Square Enix Part number: 90722
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Gamespot editors' review
One of the best games i have ever played!
by lxJGTxl on October 28, 2010
Pros: - Amazing storyline
- Prequel to one of the best games of all time
- Superb graphics
- Decently long
Cons: - Fighting system could be better
- Wish was as long as the other FF games
Summary: I have been a huge fan of the Final Fantasy VII series since i was a kid when i owned the first Playstation. It was literally to me the perfect ...
Summary: I have been a huge fan of the Final Fantasy VII series since i was a kid when i owned the first Playstation. It was literally to me the perfect game with a flawless story to it. I'm proud to say that Crisis Core did do it justice for the prequel, just as the movie Advent Children did justice for the story after.
The graphics on this game are simply OUTSTANDING! while playing the game the graphics are pretty good, just pretty much like Playstation 2 graphics which to me are great on a little handheld system. The part of the graphics that will seriously make you drool over this game are the Full Motion Video scenes. These graphics SERIOUSLY are up to par with Playstation 3 graphics. i couldn't believe what i was watching during these movie scenes in the game. simply stunning!
The gameplay on Crisis Core is a lot different than the original Final Fantasy VII. It's definantly not your typical old fashion turn based RPG game. In this game you are free to run around kicking your enemys butt by slashing away with your swored or using your materia and casting fire, lighting, ice, and so on. Summons and special attacks are also done a lot differently as well. In crisis core you have something called the DMW aka Digital Mind Wave which is basically picking your special attacks and summons by luck and chance which are effected by how Zack (the main character) is feeling in the game. its hard to explain but its unique and its pretty cool. However, in the game your only character that you will use in the game is Zack and Zack only. Unlike Final Fantasy VII where you can fight alongside a wide variety of your allies, that isnt the case in this game. I would suggest that while in battle allies could fight along side you or at least use a tag team type of fighting style so in a battle you can switch between characters that are following alongside you in whatever mission you're doing. also, even though the whole DMW thing is cool and unique to this Final Fantasy, i do still wish we could control our summons rather than hoping to summon them by chance. Overall the gameplay is great especially for a handheld RPG game. the action fighting style is also a big thumbs up to give a new outlook to the game rather than the traditional turn based RPG Final Fantasy type game we all grew up to love.
Just like i said in the first few sentences of this review. THIS STORY DID JUSTICE TO THE FINAL FANTASY VII SERIES! the story IS the BEST part of the game. the story will get you hooked from the moment you first put the game in your PSP to the moment you finish the game. The whole game was like watching my favorite movie! In the story you follow the story of Zack leading up to the moment he gives cloud the Buster Sword. Also all i have to say is that this game has THE BEST ENDING TO A GAME POSSIBLE. the ending to this game has seriously caught me breathless. If your a fan of the FFVII series, i can almost guarantee you will love this story. and even if you don't know the story behind FFVII, this is still a great story on its own.
This game has a pretty decent length considering its for the PSP. overall this game has a lot of game time and extras to it that makes this game lengthy. You have the normal story missions to do and you also have a TON of side missions to do. It took me 18 and a half hours to complete the story and completing only a fraction of the side missions (no i didn't play this game nonstop. it was over the course of a week). I was actually hoping for something longer though since the Final Fantasy game series always has the longest games ever. this was great though especially considering its for a handheld with great graphics.
Overall this is one of the best games i have ever played on any system. the graphics are goregous, the gameplay is great, the story is flawless, and its also very time consuming. All i have left to say is, GET THIS GAME, ITS DEFINANTLY WORTH IT! whether you are a follower of the FFVII series or not. it does lead into the FFVII game since it IS a prequel, but it is also a great game on its own. you don't need to know the FFVII story, but it does make it more breathtaking.
Crisis Core is kind of overated
by connorqb17 on February 6, 2010
Pros: Its a part of the final fantasy 7 story!
Cons: I simply didn't like the gameplay, or Zack's voice.
Summary: Okay, Final Fantasy 7 Crisis Core is a dissapointment to me. You expect it to be close to as good as Final Fantasy 7, maybe not that. But you expect ...
Summary: Okay, Final Fantasy 7 Crisis Core is a dissapointment to me. You expect it to be close to as good as Final Fantasy 7, maybe not that. But you expect it to be a good game. What I mainly disliked about Crisis Core was the gameplay, I couldn't stand it. The gameplay is almost like the original final fantasy 7 game, except when you get into a battle you play almost like Kingdom Hearts style. Kingdom Hearts gameplay is fun, but what if you dont feel like battling like this? Can you run away? No, you must stay and fight like that. I enjoyed how you battled in the original FF7, but not in Crisis Core. Just that little change made me dislike the gameplay. The voice acting of Zack in my opinion was very annoying, and the beggining seems to drag on, in fact the beggining seems cheesy at parts and not the delicious cheesy. You simply want the beggining to go faster, but you have to force yourself through it, I know I did. I think it gets to much credit from most reviews, simply because it relates to Final Fantasy 7, and helps clear up some things in the original. Other than Dirge of Cerbarus, which didn't really focus on that, which derived most of that games bad reviews. I'd say, buy it if you're such a big fan that you go to FF7 sites, but other than that, you might want to leave this game alone.
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- Manufacturer: Square Enix
- Part number: 90722
Product Basic Spec
- Platform PSP
- ESRB rating Teen - Mild Suggestive Themes,Blood,Violence,Mild Language
- Genre Role-Playing
- Number of players 1 Player
- Developer Square Enix
- ESRB Teen
- ESRB descriptors Mild Suggestive Themes,Blood,Violence,Mild Language