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Final Fantasy VII is Now Available on Steam

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It's time to take a time machine and revisit 1997.

A year ago, Square Enix brought the HD release of Final Fantasy 7 to PC. Until recently, Final Fantasy 7 had only been available on PC via the Square Enix store.

The publisher's finally seen fit to bring FF7 to Steam's virtual shelves. Final Fantasy 7 is available now for purchase for $11.99 on Steam, the same price as it is (and has been) in the Square Enix store. However, for achievement hunters, buying FF7 through Steam means the possibility of adding another 36 achievements to the e-ego.  

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    frillybob101 , July 6, 2013 6:11 PM
    Been there for a few days old news.
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    tomfreak , July 6, 2013 6:27 PM
    will not buy since it is not a full remake.
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    beoza , July 6, 2013 6:40 PM
    I'll probably end up getting this next friday. I need a good single player rpg, and I haven't bought this yet from the Square Enix store. I played originally on the PS1 and on the PC when it came out. To me it's the last great Final Fantasy game.
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    bustapr , July 6, 2013 7:18 PM
    i bought this game around 2-3 years ago on the square enix store. worst drm ive ever seen. all saves are in the cloud and you have to be online and on your own account to access the bloody files. dont really know if the steam version is any different, so I wouldnt get it until verifying if the drm is the same.
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    bryonhowley , July 6, 2013 7:23 PM
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    will not buy since it is not a full remake.

    And that is the main reason to BUY it because it is not a rull remake. It is a very good game made playable on modern PC's. For me that is what I wanted to be able to replay the game I remember on my i5 3570K GTX 670 SLI. I have the original CD release but it is not playable on modern PC's this is.
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    notsleep , July 6, 2013 7:27 PM
    the graphic is an eye sore by today's standards. i would skip it and wait for square to bring ff12 and ff13 to the pc with properly updated visuals. :p 
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    John Goodman , July 6, 2013 8:04 PM
    Welcome to a few days ago.
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    mortsmi7 , July 6, 2013 8:10 PM
    I prefer quality game play over quality graphics. I'm sure if they remade this, it would no doubt suck.
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    aramisathei , July 6, 2013 9:54 PM
    For those who don't care for the graphics (or the low quality PC music in this edition) there's always modding. A couple of mods really bring this game back to life.
    http://kotaku.com/5910318/you-want-your-final-fantasy-vii-hd-remaster-well-here-it-is
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    InvalidError , July 6, 2013 10:18 PM
    Considering how much of a nightmare FFVII-PC and FFVIII-PC were (getting those to work properly required very specific GPUs that supported palletized textures and only worked with a handful of specific driver revisions), I personally wouldn't be in much of a hurry to spend more on playing a re-release with more invasive DRM.

    If they want me to re-purchase FF7, they should remake it on the PC or PS4 with graphics on par with the FF7 PS3 tech demo.
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    ryanrich83 , July 7, 2013 2:27 AM
    All this did was prompt me to play my disc based PS1 copy using ePSXe. I've already given Square Enix enough of my money for FF7 repurchases (2x PS1 copies, original PC release - never worked, PS1 Classic on PSP).
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    falchard , July 7, 2013 3:33 AM
    I got it back when they released it on the Square-Enix Store. I am probably gonna buy it again on Steam just because its a lot more convenient for me.
    I wish they would have rerendered all the pre-rendered graphics at a larger resolution.
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    tomfreak , July 7, 2013 4:03 AM
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    will not buy since it is not a full remake.

    And that is the main reason to BUY it because it is not a rull remake. It is a very good game made playable on modern PC's. For me that is what I wanted to be able to replay the game I remember on my i5 3570K GTX 670 SLI. I have the original CD release but it is not playable on modern PC's this is.
    are u kidding me? The background of FF7 is a pre-rendered graphic, they didnt even bother replacing that with a higher resolution better pre-rendered background, It cost very little to replace the background image, this version is simply a touch up FF7 to simply extort more money from gamer. They should at leasts redo the pre-rendered background since it doesnt alter any game codes.

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    Bill Wendel , July 7, 2013 8:14 AM
    Remaking the graphics is doable. My favorite game is Phantasy Star for the original Sega Master System. They remade it with improved graphics and it was almost a whole new game. They should do the same with FF and some others.
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    heinz81 , July 7, 2013 12:31 PM
    It's 10$ and some change through Green Man Gaming with this code: GMG10-VTTCS-VYH18 For the next 9 hours.
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    Steelwing , July 7, 2013 1:25 PM
    This version is like the old PC version: The soundtrack is all MIDI and NOT the original playstation music. You're getting One-Winged Angel without lyrics, and the overall music quality just doesn't compare. I'm saving my money, but then I have the original game already.
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    nevilence , July 7, 2013 2:23 PM
    already bought it, already remembering the pain of save points too far apart, did not need to remember how much i loved it though, never forgot
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    cjlindman , July 7, 2013 7:19 PM
    can't believe all these people complaining. it's freaking 12 dollars. and it surely will be much cheaper during the steam summer sale. they're just making it available for people who don't have the old discs or a working PS/PS2 anymore (like myself), and yeah, making some money off it in the process, as they should. personally i was ecstatic to see it on steam finally.
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    captaincharisma , July 7, 2013 7:48 PM
    MIDI soundtrack = no buy
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    CaptnYesterday , July 7, 2013 9:57 PM
    Just to be clear, this is the 1998 remake with cloud saves, achievements, and hardware soft ware current gen compatibility. The sound is still replaced with the same midi that pulled it bombed reviews back then (unplayable by many). You've been warned, keep the expectations WAY low.

    That aside it is on steam and has never been more accessible to PC. It can also be heavily modded to make it sound original and look current even by today's standards (the mod is Tifa's Bootleg and is NOT for the faint of heart. pretty intense). The music alone is simple to replace and can be googled.
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