Will people finally admit that Final Fantasy 7 is overrated?

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#1 Posted by Sweenix (5957 posts) -

I'm not saying it's a bad game, in fact it's a great game, but it's not even the best Final Fantasy game, let alone the best game ever.

Sweenix

Out.

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#2 Posted by StrongBlackVine (13262 posts) -

No. Delete yourself.

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#3 Posted by Suppaman100 (5250 posts) -

Will people finally admit that Zelda OOT is overrated?

Btw, FF9 is also not the best FF.

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#4 Posted by Sweenix (5957 posts) -

@Suppaman100 said:

Will people finally admit that Zelda OOT is overrated?

Btw, FF9 is also not the best FF.

It's the highest rated final fantasy game though :o

Plus, it's my personal favorite ;)

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#5 Posted by ConanTheStoner (17370 posts) -

@Suppaman100 said:

Will people finally admit that Zelda OOT is overrated?

I think most people are more than willing to admit to both at this point. Both games were show stoppers for their time, but there were plenty of better games before and since their releases.

A lot of people say FFVI > FFVII

A lot of people say LttP > OoT

If anything, this topic is years late.

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#6 Edited by JangoWuzHere (19032 posts) -

Game came out like 16 years ago. How can anyone call it overrated at this point?

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#7 Posted by -ParaNormaN- (1491 posts) -

Sweenix, this is one battle you cannot win. Games that were ground breakers during their time will never be admitted to being overrated.

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#8 Posted by blamix99 (2685 posts) -

i like 8 and 9 more than 7

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#9 Posted by finalstar2007 (27940 posts) -

Wait what is the meaning of this topic? did SE announce a FF7 Remake or something?


i just dont get the point of talking about FF7 now and saying "will people finally admit"?? its sounds like the game is coming back or something :o

please tell me PS4 is getting FF7 remake?

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#10 Edited by DJ-Lafleur (35549 posts) -

FFVII is the best FF for me.

The only two issues I have with the game are its outdated graphics (something that isn't entirely its fault) and the fact that it is incredibly easy (but so are a crapton of other JRPGs, so eh).

That being said, while it is my favorite FF, it is not my favorite JRPG. I'd give that to the first two Golden Sun games, or Chrono trigger.

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#11 Posted by rosko123 (556 posts) -

If so many people can feel so passionately about it to this day it definitely isn't overrated. Obviously it has aged poorly graphically but I played through it again recently in its entirety and had a blast. A task I wouldn't have undertaken if my love for the game was purely fueled by nostalgia.

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#12 Posted by Sweenix (5957 posts) -

@finalstar2007 said:

Wait what is the meaning of this topic? did SE announce a FF7 Remake or something?

i just dont get the point of talking about FF7 now and saying "will people finally admit"?? its sounds like the game is coming back or something :o

please tell me PS4 is getting FF7 remake?

Final Fantasy 7 is rumored to being remade

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#13 Posted by hippiesanta (10299 posts) -

FF7 >>>>>>>> any zelda games

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#14 Posted by bobbetybob (19370 posts) -

Good question, why WON'T people admit that their tastes and opinions are wrong and conform to a single unified opinion that's been decided by someone else. WHAT IS THIS MADNESS???

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#15 Posted by yokofox33 (30774 posts) -

Never got into FF7. Just couldn't finish it even after multiple attempts.

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#16 Posted by mrintro (1354 posts) -

It's better than FF9

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#17 Posted by silversix_ (26347 posts) -

Dunno if its perceived as a crime but i have never played it or FF9 lol

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#18 Edited by jake44 (2085 posts) -

@bobbetybob said:

Good question, why WON'T people admit that their tastes and opinions are wrong and conform to a single unified opinion that's been decided by someone else. WHAT IS THIS MADNESS???

Well said. Also, the game obviously isn't that good. I mean it's only been like 17 years since it released and threads are still being made about it.

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#19 Posted by finalfantasy94 (27400 posts) -

Game has a special place in my heart being the first time I was exposed to a JRPG. People will never stop calling it the best FF ever and no matter how annoying it is people will never stop asking for a remake on ever single ff topic.

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#20 Posted by RpgGamer23q (250 posts) -

nope, FF7 is my favourite FF followed by FF9.

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#21 Posted by Krelian-co (13274 posts) -

isnt overrated the term used by people who can't understand that other people like or in this case prefer something they don't. Get over it.

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#22 Edited by Gue1 (12171 posts) -

I used to be on that bandwagon till I played the game in 2010 and it blew me away. Easily one of the best games I have played in my life even though I already knew most of the story before playing it. FF7 it's just so dark and interesting that is hard to resist. Not to mention the music it's super unique too. The game's a masterpiece really and I'm the type of guy that tends to hate on popular things.

The materia system, the ecological themes, love triangle, the super hard bosses, the side-quests (in particular the gold chocobo one, very long but very rewarding and even then you'll still have a hard time beating Ruby) this game is so fucking good. The industrial art gives it a very believable touch too... You can easily get lost in this world like in no other JRPG that I have ever played.

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#23 Posted by Nightflash28 (2344 posts) -

FF 6 > 9 > 7 > 10 > 8 > the others. I never played 1-3, but 12 and 13 are probably the most unremarkable ones and at the end of my list.
(All IMO of course).

On topic: No, FF7 was and still remains fantastic.

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#24 Edited by AcidTango (1394 posts) -

Never played the game yet and to be honest with every gameplay video that I have seen of the game I probably wouldn't get into it anyways. But that said you have to give the game credit because like it or not FF7 was the reason why jrpgs become popular outside of Japan in the first place. Before FF7 they would all sell very little if it wasn't in Japan. I mean the FF II(IV) and FF III(VI) were considered good games and yet sold very poorly in the West and that goes with other jrpgs at the time until FF7 showed up which made jrpgs a bigger market in the Western countries. So overrated or not it did leave a huge impact.

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#25 Edited by AzatiS (14215 posts) -

No it wasnt for too many reasons.

Its scale was immersive for its time considering was the first full 3D game of the series ( sort of anyways ) , story was interesting , memorable characters ( thats the most important this in an RPG imho ) that even now after 17-18 years gamers recognize , the first FF that introduced massive and well done CGI for story telling , very nice and cool skills in game first time in 3D looked amazing ( summons ) , nice explorations and things to find , alot of hours in order to beat the game 100% ...so many more things.

How it was so overated for you , i dont get it? Masterpeice ? Well compared to older FFs or games like Chrono maybe not , but a tremendously good game? for sure

EDIT : Lets not forget we talking about an old game here , not a game of 2014. It had a huge impact back then but if you play it now ... maybe you wont even bother with it and find it "weak". So take that into consideration. Game is almost 18 years old

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#26 Edited by PrincessGomez92 (5214 posts) -

What's Final Fantasy 7?

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#27 Edited by StriateEnd (521 posts) -

It's revolutionary. Maybe that's why it's praised so much and why the general gaming world will never admit that it's overrated? I've been replaying it on PC and it's still a fine game tbh....

FF6 >>>>>>>>> FF7

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#28 Posted by ShepardCommandr (4939 posts) -

Probably not.

Still FF 6 was a much better game.

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#29 Posted by dbtbandit67 (415 posts) -

@Sweenix said:

I'm not saying it's a bad game, in fact it's a great game, but it's not even the best Final Fantasy game, let alone the best game ever.

Sweenix

Out.

Actually it was the best Final Fantasy game, sir.

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#30 Posted by IamAdorable (407 posts) -

It was the hardest Final Fantasy for me to get into.

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#31 Posted by voljin1987 (1001 posts) -

Never did like 7 much TBH.. did not like 9 either.. for me FF6 and FF12 were the hallmarks

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#32 Posted by Nightflash28 (2344 posts) -

@princessgomez92 said:

What's Final Fantasy 7?

Congratulations, the try-hard Hipster award is on route to you!

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#33 Edited by santoron (8583 posts) -

@Sweenix: Yeah, because calling VII overrated is a novel thing to the Internet...

Seriously, you'd have stirred things up more by saying it was great in the title. People trip over each other trying to say how "overrated" VII is.

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#34 Edited by Chutebox (43463 posts) -

Nope. Best ff there is

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#35 Posted by Mozelleple112 (6969 posts) -

@hippiesanta said:

FF7 >>>>>>>> any zelda games

Agreed. If any think its OOT that is overrated.

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#36 Edited by lightleggy (16090 posts) -

Game was always overrated, even on release.

Most people only loved FF7 because it was their first RPG, it was the first popular FF in the west and the first to transitionate from 2d to 3d graphics, thats why people went nuts over it.

The plot was bad, it was full of recycled cliches and even concepts from previous FF games, the fact that a lot of people went over to say that it was the greatest plot in a FF game because they killed a main character shows that they knew nothing about the franchise, since FF has killed main characters since FF2, pretty much everyone in that game who wasn't part of the 3 main party members died in some horrible way.

Same goes for FFIV and FFV it had been done before, and to a much bigger extent.

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#37 Edited by deactivated-57d307c5efcda (1302 posts) -

Final Fantasy 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 are some of the best games I have ever played. None of them are overrated. All deserve a solid 9-10 score. Go back in your basement

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#38 Edited by WilliamRLBaker (28915 posts) -

Of course not but the majority of fans of ff7 are only fans because it was their first jrpg so who listens to their opinion in the first place? I know I certainly don't.

ff6 was the superior game and It wasn't my first jrpg.

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#39 Posted by deactivated-5acbb9993d0bd (12449 posts) -

why the hell do you keep making non-system war threads about crap nobody cares about?

FF7 is the most popular and remembered, shove your "highest score" where the sun doesnt shine,. scores mean next to nothing.

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#40 Posted by dobzilian (3370 posts) -

Great game. Top FF game next to Tactics.

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#41 Posted by Shewgenja (19503 posts) -

VI was better.

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#42 Edited by Alcapello (1396 posts) -

FF8 > FF7 > FF9.

Newer FF doesn't immersify like the ones listed above.

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#43 Edited by pelvist (6936 posts) -

Played them all growing up and FF7 is the best in the series and my second favorite game of all time. I havent played a FF game since FF10 which i stopped playing half way through because it was shit.

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#44 Posted by Tlgersuperman (88 posts) -

SE has already determined themselves it's an overrated game. FFX get top priority apparently looking at Vita and PS3 HD versions.

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#45 Posted by good_sk8er7 (4327 posts) -

I liked 8,9, and 10 more.

7 is still great though :)

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#46 Posted by DJ-Lafleur (35549 posts) -

@tlgersuperman said:

SE has already determined themselves it's an overrated game. FFX get top priority apparently looking at Vita and PS3 HD versions.

That probably has more to do with the fact that FFX would be a much easier game to remake. It not having blocky graphics and all.

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#47 Edited by glez13 (9793 posts) -

At least it's still better than the overrated IX.

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#48 Posted by darkspineslayer (22399 posts) -

@silversix_: No worse of a crime than never having played a single entry in the series.

I just bought FF6 to pop that cherry.

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#49 Posted by Animal-Mother (27353 posts) -

Just beat FF7 again recently. Definitely not overrated.

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#50 Posted by Telekill (7590 posts) -

I've never beat the game, but loved the first disc (PS1). I think it deserves every bit of praise it gets.

Those that are wondering, I keep getting stuck at the start of the second disc where you are on the world map for the first time. Where the hell are you supposed to go?