Reviews and Problems with Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII
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a good Final Fantasy, but maybe overrated
11 April 2011
Summary: I have played FF 6, 7, 8 ,9, and 10. Then stopped bothering as from 9 onward, things got progressively worse, so the ones I have enjoyed the most are 7 and 8. With this in mind, I'll review Crisis Core accordingly. Pros: 1.stunningly beautiful cinematics. I think you can find that only in the FF games. Not even in the best PC games, like Dragon Age Origins (which is a great game, but no match for FF cinematics or battles).
Summary: Took like 6 hours to beat, game physics aren't great. Battle system is oversimplified, and specials are random. Not an RPG, more of a hack and slash, and there are not really any real explorable areas. Lots of missions though. Anywho, gave it a 3 out of 5, didn't hate it, but sure didn't love it.
Summary: Before buying this game, I played God of war: Chains on Olympus on my Psp and I must say this game has nothing in comparison to that. GOW has cool Graphics, matured story line, Great gameplay and is soley intended for adults. On the other hand Crisis Core has nothing good to talk about. I only played for an hour and I really dont feel like playing it anymore. In my opinion, Crisis Core is overrated and doesnt deserve so much of hype.
Summary: If you are a FF7 fan, you probably have the game already, if not then get it. If you like RPG games in general and wondering about whether to get it or not then read on. RPG is my favorite genre (along with turn based strategy games) and I picked this game up thinking that it would be good. However, as some other reviewers mentioned the combat is not enjoyable from an RPG fan perspective. It quickly turns into button mashing.
Summary: Unfortunately the gameplay is very repetitive and bland. The bummer is, it does have a decent story, and it's really neat to play in the FF7 era again. The graphics are beautiful. It's very bittersweet. The feel is great, it's so nice to see Aeris alive again and such. The problem is, the gameplay is just button mashing, the "missions" are bland and boring. There's no gameplay.
Summary: Story (8/10): Great story as it relates to Zack but contains gaps in the plot for the other characters, leaving the overall experience not quite connected. Graphics (10/10): One of the best for the PSP. Sound (10/10): Usually I zone out the sound on most games but not this one. Voice acting and music were great. Music contains hints of the original FFVII along with its own. Control (4/10): Poor use of buttons. There is one attack, one dodge, and one block button.
Summary: OK. So I bought this with the assumption that I would be given more insight into the world of Final Fantasy VII. Finally, a revisit to the world that ultimately kept me going on RPGs through the PlayStation era. To save time, and not rehash what's already been said, allow me to just bullet out things for you. Then you can make up your own mind. ** What Crisis Core Does Right ** - The graphics. Easily, the most beautiful on the system.
Summary: It is the game alright, however I got the platinum edition I let pass other cheaper platinum editions thinking this was the normal edition, a bit disappointing, but I bought mostly for the game.
Summary: I bought this game to to being a major fan of the Final Fantasy franchise, especially Final Fantasy VII. I suppose you could put this game down as a kind of prequel to the original game. Playing through you start to understand a lot more of the story line and how Zak fully fits into the original game.