is one of the most famous games in history and probably One of the most successful launches before the end of last century. Final Fantasy VII anniversary is today. Conmúmente abbreviated or FFVII FF7 , this game developed by Squaresoft the legendary company (before it merged with Enix to form Square-Enix ), and WIN is published by Sony Computer Entertainment, Nippon market went in the winter of 1997, namely 15 years ago today, on 31 January 1997 . The platform was where would the newly launched PlayStation , Sony’s bid to break the hegemony of Sega and Nintendo in the gaming world. Final Fantasy VII, the first Final Fantasy for the platform, would also be one of the main attractions that have PlayStation in those first uncertain steps in the console.
3D Fighting FFVII
Part of the success of Final Fantasy VII lay not only in the new platform where it was launched, but also marked the first Final Fantasy gave his leap to Europe , the fourth to do so in the U.S. market. Final Fantasy was also a revolutionary game, we must not forget, it became the first Final Fantasy to present animation sequences , and 3D graphics , where the three-dimensional total constant during all the fighting occurred in the game, as well as the world map, and partial in the other scenario, where overlapping characters modeled in 3D with funds that were still in 2D.
Development and launch of Final Fantasy VII
Hironobu Sakaguchi, the creator of the series
The development of Final Fantasy VII began in 1995 , and initially the company planned to launch Squaresoft game on the Nintendo SNES, and at that time were not yet on the market and Nintendo 64 nor the Sony PlayStation. When Nintendo introduced its brand new Nintendo console 64 , the company’s decision Nippon keep betting on the cartridge as support for its new gaming platform does not liked anything Squaresoft, and they felt that FFVII was a game of such magnitude that did not fit in a single cartridge. These disability, added that the system prevented Sony cartridge change cartridge without powering down the system, which made it impossible to qualify for releasing the game with more than one cartridge unit.
The launch of Sony PlayStation its revolutionary
came as childish to finger Square. Sony betting on CD media
that gave the game a greater capacity and, above all, greater speed of execution and the possibility of launching a game with more than one CD without This reversal in any trouble for the gaming experience. Finally, Final Fantasy VII was released with not one or two CDs, but three CDs
, and without there being problems in the exchange.
critical and commercial success
The main character, Cloud, a legend in the world of video games
From the beginning of its release in Japan, a date that is 15 years old today, enjoyed Final Fantasy VII a huge success both commercially and in terms of critical news and specialists. To this no doubt helped several factors together with revolutionary 3D experience that the game meant for the date, already quoted above, be added to Final Fantasy VII had an exceptional history and got a level of gameplay by fans rarely seen before in the gaming world.
The setting of Final Fantasy VII takes place in a dystopian world, focusing on the story of a mercenary,
Cloud Strife , who joined an organization called eco-terrorist “Avalanche” with the aim of stopping the Shinra Corporation , which is draining the life the planet to use as energy source. As the story progresses, the situation will worsen and the protagonist Cloud and his allies must face the enemy and main antagonist of the game, Sephiroth .
Along with this spectacular setting, also we must add that this game had perhaps the best soundtrack of a video game until the time,
As of September 2004, the game had sold 9.5 million copies worldwide. In Japan and the United States broke sales records and brought the JRPG to European phenomenon, which until that time had been outside the players’ attention.
The Legacy of Final Fantasy VII
popular video games , popular and valued in the series and probably the most successful saga flush worldwide, being one of the leading representatives of the RPG console outside of Japan. The popularity of this game has made Square-Enix has produced several sequels and prequels in the series encompassed “Compilation of Final Fantasy VII” .
Final Fantasy VII laid the foundation for the Final Fantasy series since then, one of the most famous franchises in gaming history, and served to give a boost great for a console like PlayStation that was beginning to take their first steps into the world of video games. Sepiroth Characters like Cloud and imaginary part of the popular and are certainly among the most popular at the height Mario or Snake.
Final Fantasy VII today is 15 years, and remains one of the games most appreciated by fans and are still playing today by nostalgic and those beginning to explore the world of Final Fantasy.
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