Posts Tagged ‘Sephiroth’

By Keith Crandell

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The main cast of Crisis Core. From left to right: Genesis, Angeal, Zack Fair, Sephiroth, Tseng, and Cloud Strife

Several years before Cloud Strife rode atop a train to commit unspeakable acts of terrorism, he was a wimpy little Shinra military grunt, and aspired to be strong enough to join SOLDIER, an elite military group. While he never actually made it into SOLDIER, his good friend Zack Fair did, SOLDIER First Class, in fact. Crisis Core –Final Fantasy VII- is Zack’s story, spanning the seven years leading up to Final Fantasy VII. The impact Zack has on Cloud is profound, and it’s great to see what actually happens to the man in this tragic story.

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Final Fantasy VII Review: Do the Shinra Shuffle!

Click “Shinra Shuffle” for an awesome song to accompany this review!

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The heroes of Final Fantasy VII. From left to right, Cait Sith, Aerith Gainsborough, Vincent Valentine, Yuffie Kisaragi, Red XIII, Cloud Strife, Cid Highwind, Tifa Lockhart, Barret Wallace.

Final Fantasy VII was the reigning champion of RPGs when it released in 1997. It helped make the Playstation brand what it is today, and revolutionized 3D gaming technology. Unlike a fine bottle of wine, this game does not grow better with time. It has aged the worst out of the whole series. Despite aging problems, it still continues to be the most polarizing game of the series. When released, the old school Final Fantasy fans who loved the sprites of Final Fantasy I-VI found the new 3D graphics to be appalling and the futuristic setting blasphemous to the series while new gamers had trouble falling in love with the NES and SNES console games enjoyed the 3D graphics and more sci-fi versions of the Final Fantasy world.

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