As revealed weeks before Square Enix was planning to officially announce the news, Final Fantasy VII has landed on PC with a re-release 15 years after it originally dropped. Retro gaming fans rejoice.
The new version of Final Fantasy VII is, well, pretty much the same as the old version. Aside from some achievements, cloud saving, and character boosts that help prevent the need to grind through levels, nothing has changed. Which could be seen as a good or bad thing depending on your point of view.
If you have never played Final Fantasy VII and have no means of obtaining it for the PS1 then this may be worth a look. It’s only $10 after all, which is a bargain for a game that will take at least 30 hours (but likely considerably more) to complete.
Just don’t expect miracles from a game you’ll have either heard of being talked about reverentially by old-timers, or played back in the day and probably adored. It’s good, but it’s not great. Square has been a little lazy with this one.