This is where the story of Final Fantasy VII begins.
It seems that an evil power company called Shinra, Inc. has found a way
to mine this life energy, draining it from the earth, and using it to control
the universe. Fortunately, a resistance organization know as AVALANCHE,
has vowed to put an end to Shinra's destructive practices. The story focuses
on Cloud, an ex-soldier of Shinra, who teams up with AVALANCHE, and along
the way, encounters some very mysterious and powerful allies who help him
fight against the deadly creatures Shinra has created to protect its empire.
You, as the game player, will decide their fate. Featuring seamless 3D
gameplay and animation, Final Fantasy VII contains hundreds of pre-rendered,
computer-generated backgrounds and features real-time battles, vast map
screens, and a complex and engrossing storyline. Published on three CDs,
Final Fantasy VII will be one of the largest and most richly detailed gaming
experiences ever created
The New Battle System
The new battle system that makes FF VII different from others involves the Limit Break Command and equipping the Materia. The Limit gauge starts to fill up with each attack. Once the gauge is full, each character performs its unique attack (Limit Attack). Materia (Mako crystals) are magic orbs packed with ancient skills and knowledge. Special effects become available to the equipped character. You won't believe what the Summon Monster (called by using the Summon Materia) can do - here's a sneak peek at some of them!