Forums - Gaming Discussion - Ocarina of Time vs Final Fantasy 7

I prefer...

Ocarina of Time 105 58.33%
 
Final Fantasy 7 75 41.67%
 
Total:180
Dulfite said:
I wonder what the results would be if we got to vote between their modern flagship games, FFXV and Botw.

Even more one sided and nobody would be surprised 



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This is a tough one. I'm not sure which one I like more, but I feel like Final Fantasy 7 has been a constant part of my life in some way, as it inspired countless of spinoffs, FF7 works or guest appearances in other games. And the Remake being just around the corner is another example of that.



FFVII aged alright. Like a fine wine.

Nobody has really seen Final Fantasy 7. It's my favorite game I've played it a many times, but no I don't care, I've never seen it, you've never seen it, nobody's ever seen it, because all we saw was Lego people. When you play with Legos as a kid your imagination takes over so that's what has happened with this game, our imaginations have taken over. We've gotten to the point where we've imagined and sort of like crafted and built these scenes in our heads in these characters and how they look almost like reading a book. It's really was like a book and now we're at the point where we're able to see it for real in the Remake.



deskpro2k3 said:
FFVII aged alright. Like a fine wine.

Nobody has really seen Final Fantasy 7. It's my favorite game I've played it a many times, but no I don't care, I've never seen it, you've never seen it, nobody's ever seen it, because all we saw was Lego people. When you play with Legos as a kid your imagination takes over so that's what has happened with this game, our imaginations have taken over. We've gotten to the point where we've imagined and sort of like crafted and built these scenes in our heads in these characters and how they look almost like reading a book. It's really was like a book and now we're at the point where we're able to see it for real in the Remake.

Legos don't engage your imagination because they're blocky, it's because you can actually create both the physical sets, make up your own personalities for the characters, and any stories you want to make with them.  FF7 is not remotely the same. 



Jumpin said:
Chicho said:

Chrono Cross is the game the game thats a contemporary to OOT and FF7. It is better than the prequel too.

back on topic: I would choose OOT but i do like both games

Chrono Cross didn’t have a prequel or sequel. It was the last game attempt for the franchise. The game was also not very good (Xenogears Lite with horrendous gameplay and an uninspired cast), and we can than Chrono Cross for a mass exodus from Square which included composer Mitsuda - who refused to work with Square again for over 15 years. On the bright side, we can thank Chrono Cross for swelling the numbers of Monolithsoft since so many staff left during its development.

Incorrect, Chrono Cross was pretty great.  They guy above you was referring to Trigger as "the prequel".  I do not agree that it was better than Trigger, but it is definitely one of my top 5 games of all time.

The story was deep and followed Trigger nicely, but had a pacing issue and many people missed the point of the game as most of the big twist that tied it to Trigger was part of two massive info dumps midway and at the end of the game.  But if you truly understand what is happening, Cross would not have happened without Trigger.  The main issue fans had was while the story was a true follow up to Trigger, it was not a direct sequel that followed the same cast and had a different play style from the first game.  Despite that, the game is still seen as one of the PS1's greatest games today by many.

Even so, Cross should be played as its own game and the connections to Trigger should only be drawn at the end due to this pacing issue and the fact that they do not play the same.  The battle system was very enjoyable and the game itself was one of the most ambitious projects on the PS1.  A true classic and a great JRPG with one of the best soundtracks ever made.

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JWeinCom said:
deskpro2k3 said:
FFVII aged alright. Like a fine wine.

Nobody has really seen Final Fantasy 7. It's my favorite game I've played it a many times, but no I don't care, I've never seen it, you've never seen it, nobody's ever seen it, because all we saw was Lego people. When you play with Legos as a kid your imagination takes over so that's what has happened with this game, our imaginations have taken over. We've gotten to the point where we've imagined and sort of like crafted and built these scenes in our heads in these characters and how they look almost like reading a book. It's really was like a book and now we're at the point where we're able to see it for real in the Remake.

Legos don't engage your imagination because they're blocky, it's because you can actually create both the physical sets, make up your own personalities for the characters, and any stories you want to make with them.  FF7 is not remotely the same. 

Dude, what you just describe is also the use of imagination.

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Ocarina of time has aged terribly gameplay wise. So  FF7 gets my vote. It also has a better story and better characters.

I honestly never understood why Ocarina of time is so highly rated. A link to the past, the gamecube/wii zelda's and breath of the wild are all much more enjoyable to play.

Last edited by Eric2048 - on 15 February 2020

FF7 is the best game of all time, shaped jrpgs forever and made them popular, it has one amazing story, it was amazing characters, it had of of the best soundtracks of all time, it was fun and had stuff for you to do in the game besides collecting shit.

Zelda is the most overrated franshise in history of gaming IMO , you start every zelda game , its magical, but the magic dies fast and you start to be annoyed and bored and you dont even even finished the game and all its left its a bunch of cool dungeons , a very boring bare bones story, a bunch of mediocre forgetable characters and a silent boring protagonist that its the same in every game and only good thing about him is its design.



 

Dulfite said:
I wonder what the results would be if we got to vote between their modern flagship games, FFXV and Botw.

This has already happened too many times. Botw would win (this is also a more Nintendo prone site), but it would be much closer if things weren't the way there are with the FF fanbase on the forums. 

Pretty sure the hardcore FF fans scared off most of the FFXV fans on the forums for the time being because it's the game that's cool to hate at the moment.

FF7 got the same treatment, but just not to the same extent due to information travel back then vs now.  Don't give me that "but FF7 is actually a good game unlike FFXV" either.  *Don't reply to me at all if that's where your head is going. 

For the main topic, FF7 easily.  Better story and music.  Gameplay between the two is not possible to compare, but FF7 had more depth in its mechanics than you'd think with its limit breaks and vast array of materia types.  The game flow  felt more consistent in FF7 than OoT, where OoT's game flow had some significant drops in enjoyment in the water dungeons or the times where you need to find the next dungeon became kind of tedious.  In any of the lower points of FF7 you at least had the story to keep the game's quality up, and it doesn't hurt that the gameplay was great to begin with.  You could even greatly change the pacing of the gameplay's speed at any time in the config menu, and raise the stakes changing the wait battle option to active.  This created a very different feel to the combat system and it was nice that you could change it any time to how you like the speed.  It was present in past FF games, but I think FF7 did it much smoother with the speed slider.



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If you're talking about age and holds up until this day. The winner is easily Ocarina of Time due to technical innovative & nicely English translated, sure the control may still clunky, but everything else is hard to deny.

P.S: Once i received my Final Fantasy 7 Remake copy this year, i'll never go back to original version again.



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