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Final Fantasy VII: Dirge of Cerberus

Not Rentable
GF Rating
7.2

2956 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
8

Very Good

Pretty decent title for it's age

posted by esiw02 (NORTHPORT, AL) May 8, 2013

Member since Mar 2013

Not a big over-the-shoulder guy, but this was a nice title in it's time. Kinda wish they would port an HD version over to the PS3.

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GF Rating
4

Weak

Mediocrity strikes!

posted by Faerie_Knight (DUBUQUE, IA) Mar 14, 2013

Member since Mar 2013

It's not a bad game, I'll give it that. Controls are a tad unwieldy by default. Why they made the trigger R1 instead of the more comfortable to use R2 I'll probably never known. Combat isn't usually too hard. In fact, the bulk of game play is fairly bland. But again, not exactly bad. The stealth sections are a pain though.

Levels can be a tad confusing in their layout. And doing anything but walking, using magic, or firing a gun tends to take you out of targeting mode. Yes, that means that dodging an enemy's attack takes you out of ranged combat mode. As does punching an enemy, which does actually make a little sense. This when combined with enemies almost always being the same thing you've been fighting means you probably will stop enjoying the combat fairly early on.

Story is interesting at first. The pacing however doesn't help much. Neither does the bland game play and uninspired acting. Characters frequently seem unemotional due to the delivery of each line. The sheer length of each level doesn't help the story. It bogs the story down.

Seeing more of Vincent's background is interesting. And it does finish the storyline from Final Fantasy, wrapping up a few loose ends the original RPG and later movie failed to tie up. More questions get raised, but none are that important.

I'd recommend maybe renting Dirge of Cerberus if you're a fan of Final Fantasy VII and want to learn more of a minor character. But don't expect too much out of it. Personally, about half way through the fourth level I found myself growing bored with the game.

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GF Rating
5

Fair

Not as good as it should've been

posted by HughBastard (WEST DES MOINES, IA) Dec 2, 2012

Member since Dec 2012

While I know that this game was developed in Japan (lip syncing being horribly obvious), I truly think that the american counterpart to Square could have taken a little bit more time in syncing the english voice acting to the character models - but thats just my opinion. This Game is fantastic when It come to the graphic and character modeling, that holds the name of FF7 up to it's high standard. But I just can't see why this game was so easy to beat the first time, why would I play it a second time around? Obviously this is not a full RPG, but still, for the storyline to be this short really defaces the name of FF7. If you're looking for a fun game that you can play for hours and hours, this is the wrong game. Now I love this game - don't get me wrong - I just can't get passed the fact that this game is so easy, there was only one boss who really posed a challenge and I only lost to her ONCE. other than that, this game is just an off shoot of the franchise and really doesn't give credit to the continuation of the story (since continuing the story creates more questions than answers, we should just leave the final to Crisis Core). I don't want to bash on one of the greatest story lines in gaming history, so I'll just say that this game - AS A GAME - isn't a good credit to the story. So if you looking to have about 4 hours of fun, then become completely disappointed, look no further. Sorry FF7 fans, but even an avid fan such as myself can't get past a mediocre game such as this... Just because it has a great story, can not make it a great game... thusly I give this I give this game a 5 because I has a good story, but the game should have been much better.

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