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Agreed. FINAL FANTASY VII, Spyro and the first football game for the play-station is literally what sold the PS back in the 90's.Yeeeeaaahh....the answer should be rather obvious by now and that is Final Fantasy VII is definitely worth getting. I owe my video gaming life to that game. It led me to the other games of the series and other RPGs. So, yeah. GET IT~! X3
VII's storyline and graphics were obviously mind-blowing, otherwise people wouldn't have said it was one of the best games ever made (along with Zelda and Mario).
Whether or not you let the newer installments for the story cloud your judgment for the game, you have to actually sit yourself down and realize that VII--by itself--was an amazing game. It spoke volumes to people with it's storyline, graphics and characters.
In my opinion, the actually game is completely different then what is painted for the viewers nowadays when we get the newer installments such as CRISIS CORE, BEFORE CRISIS, DIRGE OF CERBERUS, etc.
If I didn't love VII before all of these newer bullcrap installments, I myself would think badly of VII too. But, luckily, I already fell in love with VII for it's greatness a long time ago.
So, yes, in my opinion, FINAL FANTASY VII is completely worth getting.
It's touching, intriguing, funny, serious and a great game to play and discuss with friends. The music doesn't start off awesome and then after 10 minutes forces you to want to rip your hair out because of how annoying it's gotten. It has you humming with it through the whole song.
The graphics...well, they're not all that good anymore. But back in the day THAT was mind-blowing. Who doesn't like old-school graphics?
And lets be honest with ourselves, it's obvious the characters are good. Otherwise people wouldn't have themselves so intrigued with them.
And it's kinda sad to see original fans let newer rabids chase them away from liking such an awesome game like VII.
I would suggest this game to old and new gamers. I'd suggest it to friends who don't even play games. That's how awesome of a game it is.