Originally launched as a Playstation exclusive, the game hit PC after it’s PS1 debut. Now, it has been optimized for PC and Steam – it even has achievements! Check out the new additions here:
- Achievements – Whether you’re a seasoned FINAL FANTASY VII veteran or exploring this RPG classic for the very first time, show off your in-game accomplishments and put your gaming skills to the test with 36 brand new achievements to unlock. Share your profile with friends online to find out who is the ultimate FINAL FANTASY fan.’
- Cloud Saves – If you’re away from home or simply using a different computer to play, enjoy FINAL FANTASY VII wherever you are. With cloud save support in FINAL FANTASY VII you can continue your game progress right where you left off (Requires Internet Connection. Saves can only be transferred between a maximum of 3 computers at any one time).
- Character Booster – Find yourself stuck on a difficult section or lacking the funds to buy that vital Phoenix Down? With the Character Booster you can increase your HP, MP and Gil levels to their maximum, all with the simple click of a button, leaving you to enjoy your adventure.
- Optimized for PC – FINAL FANTASY VII has been updated to support the latest hardware and Windows Operating Systems.
In case you’ve never played the game, it’s a classic JRPG in my opinion, so despite it not aging that well it’ll always be worth playing. My reasoning behind saying this is that many games that came out in the PS1 and N64 era are low in polys and obviously show their age these days.
The PC/Steam re-release definitely looks better than the original though, considering that it has been optimized for newer PC hardware. The addition of achievements is really nice as well, it gives both new and old players a reason to squeeze out every bit of RPG-goodness the game has.
Final Fantasy VII is going for $11.99 on Steam right now.