Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII
is an entry in the thirst-quenchingly popular Final Fantasy
series, and a direct prequel to the most well-known entry in the series, Final Fantasy VII
. It is part of the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII
follows Zack Fair, a character who had a minor but significant role in the original game, in the events leading up to the introduction to Final Fantasy VII
. It also expands on the backstory of fan favorite Sephiroth
. Many characters from the original game, such as Cloud, Aerith, and Sephiroth, play roles of various importance in the story.
Although the game is still an RPG
, it contains more action elements in combat than its predecessor, and battles are faster-paced. The Materia system returns, if slightly altered.Crisis Core
was widely praised as pretty much the only entry in the Compilation
to be a decent game by itself. Critics and fans enjoyed the story, direction, and gameplay, though they were turned off by the tedium of the 300 practically identical optional missions and the DMW System.
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