Final Fantasy 7: Crisis Core (Game/PSP)
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  • Even without the brand recognition, this game would be considered among the best role playing games on the Playstation portable
  • While this does not sound much like it would be interesting, as a great fan of the original game, it does a great job of filling in a lot of the gaps, and providing more story to round everything out
  • There is also a set of side missions that numbers well over one hundred, and these missions can be beaten in a few minutes without much of an issue

    • by Redeyedfacade
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      Japanese action role playing games have remained a bit of a niche genre, despite the fact that most role playing games from the west have been brought to market with a bit of an action slant on them. While the Japanese have released some of the finest examples in the genre (Kingdom Hearts), there just does not seem to be all that many that come to the states. This could be that Japanese action role playing games often retain their classic JRPG feel, and that is just the kind of thing that today’s modern western gamer does not seem to enjoy all that much really. However, there is a huge following for the older Final Fantasy games in the west, with Final Fantasy 7 leading the charge with what must be many millions of rabid fans willing to eat up anything that gets thrown their way. This brings me to Final Fantasy 7: Crisis Core, an action role playing prequel to one of the

      world’s most popular role playing games. The story is just great, following the events that lead up to Final Fantasy 7 about as well as any game prequel has ever done, if not better. The gameplay takes a lot of hints from the Kingdom Hearts series, and is quite a lot of fun to use. The whole game is really suited for the portable crowd as well, with more than a hundred side missions that can be beaten in a few minutes for the most part. Even without the brand recognition, this game would be considered among the best role playing games on the Playstation portable.

      The story is quite good, which is really surprising considering the Final Fantasy 7 games outside of the original have been pretty crappy (the movie as well). Most of the melodramatics are tossed aside for a more human story, following soldiers around as they investigate strange happenings and violent instances. The story comes to follow how Cloud came ...


      • to be one of the strongest soldiers on the planet, and how he acquired his personality. While this does not sound much like it would be interesting, as a great fan of the original game, it does a great job of filling in a lot of the gaps, and providing more story to round everything out.

        The gameplay is a lot of fun, taking a lot of elements from the great Kingdom Hearts games and putting them in a more mature setting. It is a role playing game through and through, but there is a constant need to move around and gain an advantage over your enemies that adds a lot of action to the mix. You have your standard attacks and the like, and magical attacks as well. Learning how to use them to their maximum usefulness takes a bit of time, but once you get the hang of it it becomes second nature.

        The game has a strong portable element to it as well.

        Save points are often quite plentiful, which allows you to play for short chunks at a time without having to lose any of your save data. There is also a set of side missions that numbers well over one hundred, and these missions can be beaten in a few minutes without much of an issue. It is these side missions where you will find most of the useful equipment and secret bosses, and these side missions offer a means of extending the gameplay time well into console game territory.

        I had a lot of fun with this game, and not just because I am a huge fan of its source material. It has everything an action role playing game fan could want, and puts it all together in a way that makes it easy to play on short trips and in short bursts. Crisis Core stands as the best of all the Final Fantasy 7 extensions, and among the best role playing experiences on the PSP.




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