Wow, I actually expected OoT to be FAR more in the lead. I can actually be satisfied with its 10 vote lead over FFVII lol.
It will always and forever be FFVII. Cloud is just such a better character over Link and for me anyway, MUCH more iconic in design. You can recognize Cloud just by a shadow outline of his figure and sword. FFVII has a far superior musical score, has one of the greatest stories ever told in a game, its world is far more absorbing and interesting (to be honest, Zelda's world to me always seemed rather mellow and boring) and FFVII's visual art aesthetics are superior which aren't fully given justice to in the original PS1 game. The one area I think both are about equal in is gameplay. Zelda OoT is indeed one hell of a game, no arguing there. It's just that with FFVII and everything else it had to offer, it made me care about its overall experience much more. FFVII was just a far more "valuable" experience to me.
FFVII has this style to it that is SO iconic that just the use of its aqua/teal colours is enough to remind me of the game's aesthetic themes. Nothing can ever take away the impact this game had on me. The impact of this game was just absolutely on another level. Before FFVII, every game was just...a game. Heck, even OoT to this day is just a great game to me. FFVII is that and so much more. Those characters were my friends, man...it was crazy to feel this kind of closeness to a video game at the age of 15.