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Ocarina of Time 105 58.33%
 
Final Fantasy 7 75 41.67%
 
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d21lewis said:
Random memory just popped into my head. I recall back in 1998 I was on a date. Went to go see some random movie. I think it was John Q or Rush Hour (I took EVERYONE to see Rush Hour and acted like I'd never seen it before! 😇) but I'm not sure.

Anyway, a trailer for Zelda OoT popped up. My date was like "What the hell is this?" and I replied "I don't know. Looks like some low budget movie.." but I did know.

I did know.

And there was a little tingle in my balls. I instantly regretted selling my N64 and I knew I had to get another one.

Was it the “Willst thou suck?”-trailer? That one’s awesome.

I’d have left the theatre right then and there to go buy it.



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S.Peelman said:
d21lewis said:
Random memory just popped into my head. I recall back in 1998 I was on a date. Went to go see some random movie. I think it was John Q or Rush Hour (I took EVERYONE to see Rush Hour and acted like I'd never seen it before! 😇) but I'm not sure.

Anyway, a trailer for Zelda OoT popped up. My date was like "What the hell is this?" and I replied "I don't know. Looks like some low budget movie.." but I did know.

I did know.

And there was a little tingle in my balls. I instantly regretted selling my N64 and I knew I had to get another one.

Was it the “Willst thou suck?”-trailer? That one’s awesome.

I’d have left the theatre right then and there to go buy it.

The one with the Epic orchestral music probably.  I saw it in 9th grade, in channel one in my homeroom. Even a few girls had their jaws wide open. I wanted the game before then, as I had been tracking its progress for years in Magazines, but that commercial completely made it so that I couldn't think of anything else until my mom bought it for me!



SammyGiireal said:
S.Peelman said:

Was it the “Willst thou suck?”-trailer? That one’s awesome.

I’d have left the theatre right then and there to go buy it.

The one with the Epic orchestral music probably.  I saw it in 9th grade, in channel one in my homeroom. Even a few girls had their jaws wide open. I wanted the game before then, as I had been tracking its progress for years in Magazines, but that commercial completely made it so that I couldn't think of anything else until my mom bought it for me!

You and me both then



FFVII is one of my favorites games and the second best FF (VI is)
But Ocarine of time is a better game : The 3d world exploration, controls (Z targeting),etc.
This game set the base to all 3d action adventure games. FF VII is a Jrpg from snes era with better grafics and cgi cinematics. The game is fantastic, but dont evolve the FF formula in gameplay, only in presentation.
In the graphic section oot is more cohesive as a world, ff7 is more disparate between battle and world. Even CGI sequences are different from each other, going from realistic to chibi characters.

Sorry for my bad english.



Best Story, best music, multiple spin-offs, films and anime. The opening intro in the original still holds up on it's own today.

FF7 wins in these categories. Now we'll REALLY get to see it for real in the Remake. Nope can't change my mind, don't even try.



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deskpro2k3 said:
multiple spin-offs, films and anime

Ocarina of Time got two direct sequels that are considered masterpieces and a very good manga. Also a 3DS remaster. But I don't think that tells us anything about how good Ocarina of Time is. It just proves that is a somewhat popular game xD



deskpro2k3 said:
Best Story, best music, multiple spin-offs, films and anime. The opening intro in the original still holds up on it's own today.

FF7 wins in these categories. Now we'll REALLY get to see it for real in the Remake. Nope can't change my mind, don't even try.

I do like how far the Japanese companies have been going with their remakes/reimaginings of old classics. It all looks amazingly well done. I hope Nintendo goes all out like those for Ocarina of Time some day.



Ocarina of Time set new benchmarks when it came out and lived up to my expectations.

Final Fantasy VII was the first FF to be released in Europe and also the first FF game I played. After having read quite a lot about this series that had never made it to Europe, I thought Final Fantasy would be for JRPGs what Zelda is for action-adventures. But that wasn't the case; Final Fantasy VII didn't convey that it thrones above its peers like Zelda does. Some instances of terrible story pacing, most minigames being awful and characters that lacked gameplay-identity made Final Fantasy VII a game with high heights and low lows. The good certainly outweighed the bad, but when FF VII did wrong, it really did wrong.

Where the graphics of FF VII stand out in an especially negative way is most of the game; there are prerendered backgrounds, but despite all those polygon-savings the characters don't have hands. It's one of those points that highlights the highs and lows that FF VII has and how disjointed it is, whereas Ocarina of Time is a coherent whole in pretty much all aspects. Even OoT's worst is competitive with FF VII's best.



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Loneken said:
FFVII is one of my favorites games and the second best FF (VI is)
But Ocarine of time is a better game : The 3d world exploration, controls (Z targeting),etc.
This game set the base to all 3d action adventure games. FF VII is a Jrpg from snes era with better grafics and cgi cinematics. The game is fantastic, but dont evolve the FF formula in gameplay, only in presentation.
In the graphic section oot is more cohesive as a world, ff7 is more disparate between battle and world. Even CGI sequences are different from each other, going from realistic to chibi characters.

Sorry for my bad english.

Agreed. FFVII Played literally like FFVI. The Materia system being a different system for character progression, but it basically played like every other Traditonal RPG before it. It was bigger, more cinematic and had a richer story...( But incredibly rushed disc 3). So even in its undeniable greatness, there were glaring flaws...Ocarina in 1998 was perfection realized in a video game. To be fair, FFIX was the more polished experience (in comparison to VII).



deskpro2k3 said:
Best Story, best music, multiple spin-offs, films and anime. The opening intro in the original still holds up on it's own today.

FF7 wins in these categories. Now we'll REALLY get to see it for real in the Remake. Nope can't change my mind, don't even try.

And it is still losing the poll...the Spin offs and the films are irrelevant to the greatness of the actual game. I agree the story and music are better than OoTs but that's about the only things that have a good argument. To be fair, FFVII is the one RPG that really kick started the Fan Faction boom of the late 90s, not game before it or since has drawn as many players to its story and characters, but as game Ocarina was the superior piece of software. There is no shame in that,  it still holds the Metacritic record (OoT), no other game has beaten it either.