When Midgar died, something survived. From the ashes
of Metrofall, a mysterious organisation has arisen. Between
it and the domination of the shattered world stands an unlikely
champion, the enigmatic Vincent Valentine. Taking place one
year after the events of Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children,
this wholly new chapter in the
Final Fantasy VII saga
features familiar faces and cutting edge gunfighting action.
The fate of the world will be decided in a storm of bullets...
the hidden truth behind the Final Fantasy VII storyline
as Vincent Valentine's tale is finally told in Final Fantasy
VII: Dirge of Cerberus. Revisit memorable locations and
see familiar faces from Final
Fantasy VII. Use a variety of weapons and unleash
devastating melee combo attacks Unleash the Limit Break attack
to transform Vincent into an unstoppable beast. Customise
and upgrade Vincent's weapons, including handguns and machine
guns, with five different varieties of parts that affect power,
range, firing rate, and more.
and this is where I get deluged with a stream of e-mails,
I've never been a fan of the Final Fantasy series and
I never really understood why people loved them so much. I
always thought that the graphics were poor, the music painful,
and the gameplay so tedious that I'd rather sit down and play
a campaign with small lead figures than spend any time in
the Final Fantasy Universe. So,
I thought I would be the last person to be reviewing this
release - and certainly the last to view it favourably.
things first. You really are going to have to start this game
in the tutorial mode. This helps you get to grips with your
weapons - although be warned, if you re used to inverting
your up and down controls then you might find the tutorial
a bit of a nightmare.
controls - in particular getting used to changing your guns
and magic weapons - can be a bit of a pain to begin with.
You may end up accidentally triggering your Limit Break and
turning into an unstoppable beast when you don't need to.
Even worse, when you are transformed as the beast you can
easily transform back without meaning too. And, as you are
rationed to the number of Limit Break, this can be
a real pain.
are plenty of interesting little touches to the storyline.
For example, you are occasionally given the task of defending
villagers from the enemy. In one segment you have to follow
a small child, while also protecting him from any nasties
that attack you both. If you are a little slow on the trigger
he will be carried off by monsters. And, while you can still
easily work out where he was leading you and continue on your
journey, you will miss out on an interesting cut sequence
as well as a reward for saving him from harm.
you are a fan of the Final Fantasy Universe then this
game offers you the chance to discover a lot more about Vincent
Valentine. Whether you will come away from this title angry
with what the developers have done, or applauding them, will
depend very much on how passionate you are about the original
gameplay of the series. If you like Devil May Cry style
games, then this will be to your liking.
a little more care and attention to detail, this could have
been a runaway hit. Sadly, there are a few too many problems
with game to make it an essential purchase, but it is certainly
a game worth checking out.
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