A masterpiece for its time, Final Fantasy VII set the benchmark by which all other RPGs should be measured.

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When Final Fantasy VII was first released in 1997 for the Sony Playstation, it was an immediate success. Released shortly after for PC in 1998, it was later re-released in 2009 on the PlayStation Network. To this day, Final Fantasy VII remains a classic that, for its time, set the benchmark by which all other RPGs were compared. It was the first in its series to utilize 3D graphics, and the longest, spanning 3 discs and promising dozens of hours of gameplay.

As a story-driven RPG, Final Fantasy VII is unparalleled, creating a world that combines magic (materia) and technology into a super-plot to save the soul of a planet.

Following the protagonist Cloud Strife, the story of Final Fantasy VII initially introduces a group called AVALANCHE, an eco-terrorist rebel organization who sets out to save the planet from Shinra, a mega-corporation who is harvesting the planet's "lifestream" as an energy source. As the story progresses, Cloud and his allies become entangled in a much larger world-threatening conflict that pits them against the game's antagonist, Sephiroth.

Accompanied by a soundtrack delivered by Nobuo Uematsu, Final Fantasy VII combines epic music, stunning visuals, and extraordinary gameplay into an unforgettable experience.

Additionally, for those who have played the game but no longer have access to it, consider a stroll down memory lane with Dave the Usher's Video Game Replay: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vnjwc4EXHzY