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Final Fantasy VII- Square Enix’s Greatest Game Ever?

Square Enix has released many timeless classics over the past 30 decade as it relates to RPG video games. Square Enix is responsible for popular video game franchises like Dragon Quest, Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts and games in each of those series have managed to become best sellers following their respective release dates. But when people generally think about Square Enix most successful game ever the first title that instantly comes to mind is Final Fantasy VII from 1997. Since its initial release back in ‘97 Final Fantasy VII has managed to reach over 12 million units sold on the PS1; becoming the second best selling video game on the 32-bit console. Recently, the ‘97 RPG classic was remade and re-released in 4K HD for the PS4 & PS5 in 2020. Since its 2020 release the Final Fantasy VII Remake has managed to reach at least 5 million in digital sales and shipments. While Square Enix has also created many timeless classics like Chrono Trigger, Secret Of Mana, Dragon Quest XI, Final Fantasy along Kingdom Hearts II & III; FFVII is an RPG that is still a mainstream attraction 20 years later.

In fact within the past 20 years approximately nine anime adaptations of Final Fantasy VII which is a testament to much value FFVII has. The storyline for FFVII was arguably ahead of its time especially since it revolved around the climate apocalypse; which more apparent in 2021 than it was back in 1997. FFVII had charismatic characters such as Cloud Strife, Tifa Lockhart and Sephiroth that Square Enix had used to tell a compelling story. Also, FFVII can take some credit in raising awareness about ecological decline around the world which many politicians have failed to take action on for decades. It would be impossible to deny the impact that Final Fantasy VII had on the RPG genre of gaming; which is why its considered to be one of the greatest video games of all-time.

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