Summary: No matter whether you were there from the beginning or just now playing the game for the time, Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection has something for everybody. With its action-packed story, memorable characters and strong narrative, there's a reason people continue to celebrate this game twenty years later. Even though the bonus content doesn't come close to matching the original game, there's more than enough to love about this $30 collection!
Excerpt: I did not play the original Dissidia beyond the demo, despite wanting to, though I am a fan of the Final Fantasy franchise as a whole. That being said, based off of my time with the game, it feels like Dissidia 012 will not be making converts out of those who are not already into the Final Fantasy series. On the whole though, those who are fans will likely enjoy it, but it may strike them as too similar to its predecessor.
Excerpt: The original Final Fantasy has returned once again, this time as Final Fantasy PSP . This adventure has been told many times before with this being the fourth time it's seen the light of day in North America. I have to ask at this point, is there anyone who has not played this game in some form or another?
Excerpt: Final Fantasy PSP is by no means a brand new experience. It's hardly a detriment to say that the game is lacking in originality, being twenty years old this year. The very fact that it's still playable after all this time is an impressive feat; however, this version of Final Fantasy is almost identical to the Dawn of Souls rendition on the Game Boy Advance. There are a few additions, but nowhere near enough to make this seem like a brand new game.
Summary: Whether on the go or at home, Final Fantasy VII remains a powerful gaming experience.
Pros: Remains one of the most powerful stories ever told in an interactive medium; awesome battle system; save files are transferrable between PS3 and PSP; visuals, especially the art style have aged gracefully; incredible music; lengthy quest.
Cons: Goofy typos affect the emotional impact; some frame rate hitches; graphics hounds will find plenty to scoff at; nothing has been updated or enhanced in any way; some of the longer summon animations can make battles drag; a significant new bug that was not in previous versions.
Conclusion: Even though I enjoyed this game a lot I still can’t give it a perfect rating, mainly since the GBA did this before and they offered two games for the same price. I enjoy this version of Final Fantasy the best, but I think they could have made this game at least ten dollars cheaper. It’s still work it in my mind, but when compared to the last remake, the price does play a factor.
Excerpt: Crisis Core is the latest FF7 game, starring Zack, Clouds’ old dead friend (oh crap I spoiled the ending -_-). It goes through the story of how Zack got his start in SOLDIER, how he and Aeris are tied together, and how he came to know Cloud. To say the least, this game has an awesome storyline from beginning to end.