Its hard to believe that it has been about fifteen years since Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core was released for the PSP. Even though, Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core is one of the most popular JRPG’s to have emerged from the late 00’s many people never got a chance to play the game; mainly because it was not as popular as other game system from late 00’s era like the PS3, Xbox 360, Nintendo DS or even the Nintendo Wii. Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core was a game that definitely deserved a PS3 port during the 00’s especially considering that the game’s story was basically a prequel of what took place prior to the release of the critically acclaimed FFVII title for the PS1 back in 1997. Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core was a real-time strategy action role-playing game where players controlled Zack Fair who was main character of the game. Even though, Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core was an action-adventure game it was also a turn based RPG which was one of the more interesting aspects about the game that stood out from other installments within the series that came out during the 90’s and 00’s. The plot heavily emphasized the ongoing war between the mega-corporation known as Shinra and the inhabitants of Wutai. Zack Fair was affiliated with paramilitary group known as SOLDIER who was tasked with discovering more information about Project Genesis and how it was connected to his friend Angeal Hewley and Sephiroth the main antagonist of Final Fantasy VII. The original version Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core from ’07 holds up pretty well for a PSP game fifteen years later.
The graphics for Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII was good for its time and the voice acting made the game some what better that the FFVII game for the PS1. In terms of sales Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII was considered to be a commercial success reaching at least two million in sales which is good. However, Square Enix probably had higher expectations for Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII considering the fact that it was the prequel of the second best selling PS1 game of all-time. Despite, Zack Fair not being quite as popular as Cloud Strife in terms of being a main character he is considered to be more memorable than the likes of Lightening from Final Fantasy XIII. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII was definitely a more memorable game than the likes of Final Fantasy XII & XIII since it generally talked about more along with the fact that the game is receiving an HD Remake for the PS4 and the PS5.