Square Enix brings this classic RPG to the PC
Final Fantasy VII, Square Enix's epic role playing game, finally makes its debut on the PC.
It's hard to believe that Final Fantasy VII is already 15 years old. Final Fantasy VII was a milestone in gaming history and now you can relive the experience on the PC. The story hasn't changed nor has the graphics, though there are a few minor modernizations.
The things that you loved about Final Fantasy VII are still here. The turn based battle system is still excellent. The engrossing story and soundtrack return. While its graphics are dated, the cut scenes are still immersive.
New features introduced in this PC version include achievements, cloud saves, characters booster, and PC specific optimizations. Final Fantasy VII rewards players with achievements (36 in total) to give players tons of things to do within the game. You can then share online with your friends and see each others progress.
With cloud saves, you'll never worry about losing your Final Fantasy VII saves again. If you have an internet connection, game saves will automatically be uploaded to Square Enix's servers. You can then install Final Fantasy VII on another computer and pick up from there.
Also new to the PC version is the character booster, which allows players who are stuck on a section to increase their HP, MP, and Gil. Back in the old days, players would have to grind to get more Gil and to level up their characters before facing a tough boss. Now players won't have to (if they so desire).
Overall, Final Fantasy VII brings a few modern features to the PC version but nostalgia may not be enough to merit re-purchasing this game. It would have been nice to see a HD remake of this venerable RPG.