This is a good day for Android gamers who enjoy premium games. After Titan Quest, which released earlier today, Android just got the port of a legendary game, Final Fantasy VII. While for most of you I could just stop here, those who either haven’t played the game or don’t know the quality of the port, read on. As our JRPG expert, Shaun Musgrave, talked about in his review, there’s no Japanese RPG more famous and high-selling than Final Fantasy VII. It’s a game that shifted the course of the genre and proved there was an audience for RPGs in the western market. The game spawned all kinds of peripheral content, including a CG movie.
The game holds up pretty well in 2016, even though the visuals do show their age (of course, not many will play Final Fantasy VII for its visuals). The port doesn’t utilize the touchscreen that much, especially when it comes to how menus work. And while overall the game plays well, there are some issues, like the save system for example, that bring the experience down a notch.
If you want to know more about the port, I suggest you go and read Shaun’s excellent review. But for most gamers who were either around when the game came out or love nostalgia trips, this is a must-by, even at $15.99. Keep in mind that the game requires over 4GB space to download, and if you aren’t sure whether your device can play the game, Square published a handy list with recommended hardware.