First Impressions: “Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII”

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— Turn on the PSP and check the battery life.  Crap, this sucker hasn’t been turned on in over a year, has it?

— Insert the UMD and realize I fortunatly don’t have to update.  Thank God, something good came out of playing “GoW Chains of Olympus”!

— The opening cinematic is…wait, its over already?  Beautiful, brief, thank God!  Square Enix finally learned that all FMVs don’t have to be 30 minutes!

— We’re approaching a trainstation now.  I wonder if this is supposed to remind me of anything?

— Oh, good.  Zach is playful.  I was worried he’d be an emo douche like some other star of a certain popular game this is a prequel to.

— Screen wipes over, and turns all black revealing…my reflection.  I giggle a bit, and realize I’ve been awake for far too long.

— Zach leaps off the train.  WE GET IT.  THIS IS A FINAL FANTASY 7 GAME.  Christ.

— Combat seems a bit weird at first.  Its got essentially the same problem as most Action RPGs in that the combat can be boiled down to point and press a button.

— The spinning jackpot thing in the corner keeps giving me power ups, which is cool.  Not explaining it up to this point in the game, not so much.

— Well, there’s my first battle.  “Conflict Resolved”?  I have to chuckle at that.  That feels like a very Bush Administration Era thing to say after killing a group of soldiers.

— Does it bug anyone else that the futuristic communicators of FF7 look like circa 1999 flip cell phones?

— OH NOEZ A BEHMOTH.  They still look pretty much the same as they do in every FF game, what gives?

— Battles done, and there he is.  The most overrated villain in any video game, Sephiroth.  *sigh*

— Done with the training mission.  You do a lot that doesn’t get explained, which is…weird.  Hrm.  I’ll post a full review when I’m done with the game, but that covers the first 10 minutes or so!

About Christopher Baggett

Christopher Baggett has owned and operated The HomeWorld independently since 2009 after spinning it off from his previous concept, 'The Anime Homeworld'. In addition to journalistic endeavors, he is an aspiring novelist. Arizona born military brat Christopher currently resides in the Georgia area.

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