final fantasy vii (often referred to by its title alone) is a role-playing video game developed by square and released in 1997 for the sony playstation console. square's most successful title, it is commonly regarded as one of the greatest video games of all time, and one of the greatest role-playing games ever made.
final fantasy vii is a playstation role-playing video game developed by square and released in 1997 for the sony playstation console. it is the seventh installment in the final fantasy series and is the first final fantasy game to use 3d graphics. the game's story centers on a group of adventurers as they battle a powerful mega corporation called shinra, which is draining the life of the planet to use as an energy source. as the story progresses, conflicts escalate and the world's safety becomes the central concern.
the game features many gameplay elements of the original final fantasy vii, including a three-member party structure and adaptations of the game's subsystems. the items, spells and equipment available to the player are based upon those in the original game, and although a large number have been omitted along with optional characters and some side quests,   the original story was reproduced in very minute detail. the game was received with mixed reception, cited as an impressive achievement but at the same time criticized for its difficulty and choice of a target console.
final fantasy vii is perhaps the most famous videogame of all time, a series that spawned a full-fledged video game world. and of course, there were a few spin-offs. the compilation of final fantasy vii is one of the most ambitious of the series, as it looks to expand the original story across various other mediums. the game has been shown on tv, but there's also a cinema film, and now a new mobile game. in all these ways, final fantasy vii is expanding its reach, even as it draws closer to its original story.