Excerpt: Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII is an action game for the Playstation 2. This game stars Vincent Valentine who was a side character available in Final Fantasy VII. The game does briefly flash back to the end of Final Fantasy VII so you get a glimpse of some of the more iconic characters like Cloud but soon you will enter Vincent's story.
Excerpt: As follow ups go this game is good, fine i know its no longer in the whole final fantasy style battle scenes, but they have developed it in to a shoot em up, although the leveling up feature is still there. You play as vincent, your armed with your gun and continuing from the film final fantasy advent children your basically on clean up duty with people attacking (mysteriously linked to vincent?), and the only one to stop them you and a good arsenal of guns and magic.
Summary: It's no secret that Square Enix don't make shooters. These type of games tend to sell like week-old sushi in Japan (I guess they aren't as blood thirsty as the west!) so Square Enix do what they do best - the weird and fantastical. This is Square's first attempt at a third person shooter, and while it's not bad, it's far from perfect and probably won't attract the type of person who plays gun porn-fests like 'Black'.
Excerpt: This game is good as an add-on to Final Fantasy 7 but no where near as good, doesnt really explain how new things come about and the aiming system needs work. Propably would make more sense if you play this after playing Final Fantasy 7 and Advent Child.
Summary: I must say that I enjoyed this game more than I thought I would. I was a little concerned that I wouldn't find it that interesting, since it's a first-person shooter, but I was wrong! I love the fact that Vincent has free movement throughout battles, and his limit break is awesome! I highly recommend this game. It's got great action, and a very interesting storyline.