Nice! – Final Fantasy VII now on the Japanese PSN

12 04 2009

The epic classic Final Fantasy VII is now on the Japanese PlayStation Network (PSN).  While this comes as somewhat of a shock, I suppose it shouldn’t since it was the most requested retro game as polled by PS3 owners.  Though I never played the original on the PlayStation, I did get a hold of the buggy PC version.  Even with the format issues and stereotypical storyline, I still found Final Fantasy VII a thrilling game from start to finish.  It was the first Final Fantasy to truly take advantage of Full Motion Video (FMV), and though the visuals look poor by today’s standards, they truly were awe-inducing at the time.

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“A tad overrated, but for good reason.  It truly helped RPGs become the popular genre it is today.”

The game retails quite high (at 1,500 yen/$15) , though I’m sure that won’t stop those crazy role playing fanatics from downloading it onto their respective consoles.  I haven’t touched the PlayStation 3 in quite a while, but this may actually get me to break out that fancy looking grill again; assuming of course it comes to America.  Though I’m sure Square-Enix will decide to “remake” it rather than port it, as is their custom these days.  Whatever S-E, just hurry up and release Final Fantasy XIII already.  Now there’s a game worth waiting for.

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