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Super Shane Spear
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.08
I just got done watching this movie, and I really don't know what to think. FFVII has to be one of my top three favorite games of all time, but Advent Children kind of love a bad taste in my mouth. Outside of Tifa, everybody else is reduced to cameo status, and Cloud is stuck playing the part of Neo from Matrix Revolutions. Reno of the Turks is a show-stealer though. I enjoyed every moment with him.

I'll go more into detail off of others responses because I'm better at elaborating on conversations rather than starting them, but I wanted to get this thread on the board at least.
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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.00
    Originally posted by Super Shane Spear
    I just got done watching this movie, and I really don't know what to think. FFVII has to be one of my top three favorite games of all time, but Advent Children kind of love a bad taste in my mouth. Outside of Tifa, everybody else is reduced to cameo status, and Cloud is stuck playing the part of Neo from Matrix Revolutions. Reno of the Turks is a show-stealer though. I enjoyed every moment with him.

    I'll go more into detail off of others responses because I'm better at elaborating on conversations rather than starting them, but I wanted to get this thread on the board at least.


FF7AC followed your typical Japanese OVA release style. At first I wasn't sure if this would be a "movie movie" or more like what it was, an episodic adventure with lots of cool fanboy moments. Ive come not to expect much from Japanese OVAs of already successful existing properties, but that doesn't mean they're totally not entertaining.
Plus this obviously isn't the end of the FF7 spinoffs.

And I found FF7AC to be entertaining. I thought the fight scenes were very, very well done and the animation and CGI were spectacular. You're right about the cameos, it was basically Lv99 Cloud and his Lv1 party. The Turks were awesome. Rude was a great straigh-man to Reno. The sunglasses!

FF7AC is great eye candy and can be entertaining. Just don't expect much story, as there isn't much of one. In fact, if you never played FF7 you'd never even know Red, Cait-sith and Cid had names. I think Barret's name was only mentioned in a scene you didn't even see his face.
I can see how this movie left a bad taste in your mouth,
it just wasn't movie enough, I agree with that. But I don't think I ever felt bored watching it.

Vincents cape effects were nice.

I found it more entertaining than Spirits Within even though that was more of a "movie".

It will be interesting to see how this movie sounds in English. The U.S. delay and fansubs/bootlegging will normally kill most movies, but SquareEnix is lucky most of their fans will still end up buying it, as will I.


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I was upset Cloud never used his old sword until the end when you saw what that sword can really do. that was pretty badass.
Plus it sucked that only the bad guys used Materia and we only got one summon. There were less FF fighting elements and more HK style fights, which were actually well choreographed though.


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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.57
Spoilers? What happened after Sephiroth was finished at the end of FF7? What of Aerith?



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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.00

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Seph still dead. There's a group of guys who have Seph's cells and one of them injects the cells from Jenova's head and "becomes" Sephiroth, whom ass gets kick by Cloud and he just "goes" away or soemthing, and turns back into the other guy. That was kinda weird, and sounds nonsensical until you watch it. Thats the quick in dirty version.

Aertith is still dead and regulated to "person who died whom main character hallucinates about, or is he(cloud) hallucinating?"




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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.51
    Originally posted by evophile

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    Seph still dead. There's a group of guys who have Seph's cells and one of them injects the cells from Jenova's head and "becomes" Sephiroth, whom ass gets kick by Cloud and he just "goes" away or soemthing, and turns back into the other guy. That was kinda weird, and sounds nonsensical until you watch it. Thats the quick in dirty version.

    Aertith is still dead and regulated to "person who died whom main character hallucinates about, or is he(cloud) hallucinating?"

Sounds like a waste, to be honest. Mind you, you said it was the quick 'n' dirty version...so I'll give it a chance. AC is being released on UMD, right?



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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.00
By all means give it a chance. It was fun. It's pretty and the fights are great. Just lower your expectations storyline wise a little and you'll be fine.

Yeah, it came out on UMD in Japan so I'll assume it will be out here too. Square has been tight lipped on release details here since they pushed the release date back



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