Final Fantasy VII

Game review by Jeff Haynes, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Classic adventure enhanced for newcomers and on-the-go play.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 2 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 12+

Classic RPG That Is Recommended for Long-Time Fans and Newcomers

Parents need to know that this installment of Final Fantasy has a battle system that is easy to process for newcomers. The story is quite dark as the Main Protagonist's allies are killed off early in the game. Fair amount of strong language in the dialogue, such as damn, godd--n, sh--, and son of a b-tch, and plenty of insults coming from Barret. On the plus side, Cloud has a strong relationship with Tifa and Aeris, especially during the Wall Market chapter. - Spoiler Alert - Throughout the story, it's war between Avalanche and Shinra. Cloud was a former member of Soldier, but later joins Barret and crew at the beginning of the game. After the second boss fight, Cloud is separated from his friends, and later joins Aeris. Dec. 30, 2019 - I am playing the PlayStation Classic, and I had just defeated Reno.

This title has:

Great role models
Easy to play/use
Too much swearing
age 12+

My favorite game of all time!

I played this game many times as a teenager and even now it is unsurpassed in terms of gameplay, characters and storyline. The story is my favorite: a Swordsman mercenary leading a ragtag group of misfits against an evil corporation. Cloud Strife and Tifa Lockhart have since become my favorite VG heroes. On a parental note, there's some violence mostly mild with sporadic appearances of blood, some sex references, Tifa and Yuffie wear midriff baring outfits, One character smokes all the time, two times a bar can be entered and you can drink at one bar, and the language is limited to D***, H***, A**, P***, GD, and S***. Fortunately, all this is counteracted with plenty of great messages about heroism, loyalty among friends, respecting the environment, the dangers of capitalism, and diversity. All the characters are of different cultures and races such as several Caucasians, one African American, two Native American equivalents, two animals (though one is actually a robot), and one Asian. Even though the graphics are dated (except for the battle and cinematics), that's the only negative to this otherwise flawless and timeless game. It doesn't get any better than this.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use

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