Final Fantasy VII finally officially released for Android

Final Fantasy VII finally officially released for Android
Final Fantasy VII is one of the most fondly remembered games of all time. It's been far too long since we've played the game, so we can't really say whether the game is legitimately that good or we have nostalgia goggles, but we remember loving the game for the OG Playstation. The game made it to iOS almost one year ago, and now it's finally made it to Android too.

However, we should note right off the top that not only have a couple early reviews said that the colors of the in-game cut scenes are off, but Square Enix itself has admitted that the game contains a bug, but was released anyway. Directly in the Play Store app info, Square Enix says, "Depending on the terrain and timing of the action, the buggy, submarines, airships, and other modes of transportation may cease to move when the player embarks or disembarks." And, the only way to fix the bug is to restart the game from a save file, so they suggest saving often. 

Maybe even worse, the game requires 4GB of space in order to be installed, but will only take up 2GB once it's installed properly. Lastly Square Enix only guarantees functionality on a handful of devices -- Sony smartphones, Nexus devices from Nexus 4 and newer, Samsung Galaxy S5 and newer -- running Android 4.3 and higher. 

All that said, it'll also cost you $15.99 in order to play this 19 year old game on your smartphone. Even if it is still a great game, is all that worth it?


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11 Comments

1. AnnieChow

Posts: 60; Member since: Jun 28, 2016

Looks cool.

2. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Waiting for the PS4 remake. Will hold on to my cash for awhile longer.

10. Shocky unregistered

Why? play them both! :D

11. CellieCell

Posts: 150; Member since: Apr 14, 2010

Yeah, ff7 for mobile devices are 2 years too late! Ever since emulators were available. And I unfortunate they didn't upgrade the graphics, phones are more than capable of handling it. Definitely waiting for the PlayStation 4 version

3. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3099; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

7/7/2017 make it happen

4. Eurethya

Posts: 29; Member since: Sep 18, 2015

Now if they also port Final Fantasy VII to android.

5. Eurethya

Posts: 29; Member since: Sep 18, 2015

Final Fantay VIII, I mean

6. GTRagnarok

Posts: 48; Member since: Aug 22, 2014

It's bound to happen. SE is porting Final Fantasy left and right. Easy money, which is hopefully being put to good use on XV and VII Remake.

7. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Just get a psx emulator

9. Shocky unregistered

Been there, done that. I'd rather buy it. Thanks.

8. Shocky unregistered

Instant purchase.

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