Final Fantasy was one of my favorite games.
My first RPG was Final Fantasy VII. I played it multiple times, and beat it when I was in grade 7. Ever since that first experience I have loved final fantasy games. Well…other than Final Fantasy 12..and maybe 13.
With that said, those games were released a while ago, so it has been a long time since I have played any final fantasy game, and I am REALLY excited for this game!
One thing I was sad about is that it was hard to find a copy of Final fantasy VII without paying a ton of money for a playstation version..so I turned to the internet!
And i found that you can actually purchase Final Fantasy VII for the PC for DIGITAL DOWNLOAD for $11.99.
Here are some changes that were made to the 2012 PC re-release:
The 2012 re-release was released in August 2012 to North America and Europe. In this version they used and edited Aali’s Driver to improve on the files of the original PC version. The 2012 release therefore has fixed everything that was previously fixed by the engine. A number of new features were made available, and other minor changes were made to the game.
- A launcher was implemented that serves as a main menu before accessing the game. Here settings can be changed and data not stored in save files viewed (such as achievements).
- Controls can be set from the launcher as well as in-game. The ability to change controls from the launcher means minigames and menus that use different control setups will still function with the user’s chosen controls.
- The translation remains the same as the original PC version, however a few corrections were made. These include correcting the list of Greens items in the Chocobo Farm to match the item names, and correcting controls.
- A cloud saving feature allows files to be saved to the internet and synced to the web. This does not replace local saves.
- 36 Achievements were added to the game.
- A Character Booster available from the game’s website allows the player to “boost” their save files.
- The music for the game is now in OGG format. The music is an upgrade from the original PC version, but not as good quality as the PlayStation and sounds like they were upgraded from the original MIDI files.
- The FMVs were upscaled to be of better quality than the original PlayStation FMVs.
- Shaders were added to increase the quality and looks of models.
- The Chocobo Minigame works fine without any need for a patch.
- The Magic Defense Bug was fixed.
- Vincent’s Water Altar bug was fixed by changing his animations.
- It is possible to play the game in a windowed mode as opposed to full screen.
- When the game is not the main window the game pauses/does not progress.
- Disk change screens were removed, instead saying “End of Part X“.
- Minor timing and background scripts were added and changed.
- The Secret Cow Level easter egg was added.
- A number of musical glitches can occur. For example, exiting from Mythril Mine into the Marshes scene will have the Overworld theme play.
With that said, I will be doing a video series of Final Fantasy VII!
There are some things that I need to work on to record properly!
Keep an eye out on the blog I will be posting videos!
- James Bendis
Don’t show andy this spoiler