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Final Fantasy VII: Dirge of Cerberus

Not Rentable
GF Rating
7.2

2954 ratings

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GF Rating
7

Good

A brave attempt that neither succeeds nor fails

posted by Takerkain (FAIRFIELD, ME) Sep 23, 2006

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Member since Jun 2006

26 out of 28 gamers (93%) found this review helpful

I love Final Fantasy VII and the fact that a game based in its universe was set to be released got me very excited, until I heard it was going to be a shooting game starring Vincent Valentine, who, although cool, was certainly a very minor party member. Nevertheless, I had to play the game and hope that I could suffer enough through the gameplay to get the story. For a shooter (Not my favorite genre), Final Fantasy VII: Dirge of Cerberus probably fails, but it at least at times is quite fun while doing so. Square Enix brought the customization of weapons and experience points to the game, making the missions a bit more fun because you know that you can level yourself up, the only problem is that you have to wait until the end of a level in order to collect on your experience points; although this is counteracted by the fact you can choose to take gil (money) instead of experience points. The graphics in the cg cinemas are what you would expect if you have seen Advent Children, simply stated: gorgeous. Unfortunatly, like Advent Children, I feel the story leaves a bit to be desired, but for a shooting game is pretty impressive. The control is probably the weak point of the game as turning a corner can sometimes get frustrating when your not looking the right way after the turn. A moving camera is implemented but could be a lot easier to use. The aiming system gives you the choice of manual, automatic, or a combination of the two and even on automatic, the aiming is a bit spotty until the gun really locks on to the enemy. The thing I liked the most about the game though was the customization of the guns, which allowed you to choose what type of barrel to use, scope to use, a materia slot to use, allowing for a lot of variety to the weaponry. Overall, while a fairly fun game to play, I would definitly rent before buying, especially for FF lovers.

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GF Rating
7

Good

So close yet so far away

posted by Arshus1 (INDIANAPOLIS, IN) Apr 7, 2010

Member since Apr 2010

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

CG scenes of our favorite pixel characters comming to life is the life blood of the game. Musical score is solid, as is the stroy. Very repetitve. Most of the action is in the boss fights. Playing Vincent and goin through his story is awesome. More in it for story? Visit this game once collect all the red disks see the special ending and never pick this title up again. This comes from a guy who got all master materia, all the turle paridise posters, and did the choco breeding along with maxing the time of hours put into ff7.

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GF Rating
7

Good

Great! Not Wht I Expected.. Still Great Though!

posted by Krazoom (CHICAGO, IL) Sep 15, 2009

Member since Mar 2009

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

When I first heard about the game which was a few years back I was excited and anticipated it release. When it came out a friend of mines told me that it was nothing like your average FF game and wasn't very good. So because of this comment I put it off for several years. Finally I rented it and I've gotta say it was a lot better than my friend made it out to be. Indeed the game has a totally different feel then any other FF game you've played. It's dark, gruesome and ominous. Think Devil May Cry 3 meets FF7 and that's what this is. Had I known this I would have muzzled my friend because ominous is my style!!.

What I like most about this game is the weapon upgrading feature. There are several option to be chosen from which will increase you weapons stability and performance. However this is very expensive and since you don't really get much in game cash you have an ultimatum to make when you defeat a mission. This is exchange your earnings for cold hard cash or, for experience to increase your characters abilities.

Another downside is the constant loading screens within the cut scenes. What I mean is when during a cut scene often times it will load just to go to the other half of the cut scene. EXAMPLE: there was a cut scene in which Shelke has a phone conversation with Vincent. Well each time they'd cut from one person to the other you'd have a 5 second loading screen! Very annoying, I thought I'd just point this out.

None of this however cuts away from the great plot unique characters and even some old favorites. It's a blast from the past seeing your favorites back in 3D. It's a great game. I recommend it!!

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