I know we have several weekly threads about Final Fantasy, but I just beat Emeral Weapon without using the underwater materia - I can't help myself (Final attack + Pheonix / Knights of the Round and Mimic FTW!).
For years I have played RPG's. They are my favorite genre of games, and FFVII sits at the very top. The game is absolutley massive. It a decade old and still I play it almost every week on PSP. I can never get enough of the Story, world setting, cast of characters, and absolutley outstanding materia system incorporated into ATB. It is a perfect RPG in almost every sense of the word
We are not living during a time of bad RPG's. Just This year we got huge titles like Lost Oddyssey, Valkyria Chronicles, Fallout 3, I.U, TLR and the World Ends With You. All amazing titles in their own right, but they have nothing on the champ, which begs the question, will there ever be another?