More Thoughts From Me #139: Final Fantasy 7 Spoilers
Final Fantasy 7 is coming to the Nintendo Switch next year. I dreamed of writing those words but I never thought it would actually happen. Final Fantasy 7 on a Nintendo platform!? Final Fantasy 7 on Nintendo’s console/handheld hybrid?! No way! Yes way. Its happening. And so I felt that now might be a good time to talk about my favorite moments of the game. If you’ve never played it before, don’t read this article. There are spoilers in this article. I’ve warned you twice now (see the title of this article). Thats it. Now I’m diving right into my fav moments from the game.
There are so many wonderful moments in Final Fantasy 7. And no I don’t count Aeries death as one of them!! You are so mean. No, I’m talking about these can’t miss moments of FF7!
Special note: if I get any details about these moments wrong, just know that its been a long time since I played Final Fantasy 7. And I’m not sorry for getting these details wrong. Ok, of course, I’m sorry.
Favorite Final Fantasy 7 moments:
Bike racing: Not since Chrono Trigger had there been a bike race so cool in an rpg.
Chocobo Breeding: After you finally live Midgar, you’ll come upon a Chocobo farm. At the farm, you can’t do much at first but over time, you’ll be able to breed some Chocobos, everything from normal ones to eventually those rare black ones! Then you take them to the Golden Saucer and race them.
Visiting the Golden Saucer: There is so much to do at this casino. You can play the slot machines, meet CaitSith, take Aeris or Tifa on a date (see my next fav moment), or race chocobos. Its a very cool place to be.
Take Aeris on a date: Forget about Tifa (or anyone else). Aeris dies later on. You will want to date Aeris. Not only will dating Aeris make you more sad when Sephiroth kills her and also make more sense story wise, but its a cute date.
Yuffie is out there: If you find a certain town on the world map, you can recruit Yuffie via a sidequest. She may seem annoying at first, but she is a must have character for your group. So is Vincent but his recruitment is less memorable.
Cid’s airplane: Before you get the Highwind airship, Cid has an airplane. Briefly. It crashes. But man is it cool when you get that plane up in the air for the first time. Cool when its crashes too, but don’t tell Cid I said so.
Beating Sephiroth: Nothing feels better than beating Sephiroth at the end of the game. Make sure you’re leveled up. I’m talking over leveled actually. Just get so powerful that you don’t even remember the last time you played a random battle because they go by so quick. Seriously. Sephiroth is hard! Whew.
I’m sure there are other cool moments in Final Fantasy 7, but I don’t remember them. Thats another reason I can’t wait to play the game on the Nintendo Switch. Portable. Final. Fantasy. 7. Is it next year yet?!
Next time: Letters From Torna. A unique look at the Golden Country.
More Thoughts From Me is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed here are mine and mine alone. I am tempted to just get the game out and play it again on the Playstation 1 but I think I’d rather play it next on the Switch. Plus, I just have too many other games to play at the moment.