This is the last segment because I finished the game! This makes Final Fantasy VII
the first Final Fantasy
game I have actually finished. (I've made it to endgame for another three. What can I say? I love playing the games and don't typically feel compelled to put and end to that.) Screenshots from Caves of Narshe
, as always.
I do not have much to say about Disc Three because it consists of side quests and the final dungeon. A nasty glitch locked me inside the Northern Crater, though, so I didn't get to tackle Emerald Weapon or Ruby Weapon, despite all of my preparation.
Getting final weapons and final limit breaks in this game is mainly a matter of finding the right treasure chests or talking to the right people. I obtained all of the final limit breaks, but Cloud was the only one to actually learn his since none of the other characters had learned both of their Level Three limit breaks. Cloud's is also the trickiest to get.( in which I talk at length about the Battle Arena )
When I wasn't in the Battle Arena, I was raising Chocobos. Colored Chocobos are needed to access the game's best Materia. I imagine Mime and Quadra Magic would be useful for fighting against the Weapons, and I think Quadra Magic could have been a boon against Bizarro Sephiroth, too, but the only one of these Materia I found really critical was Knights of the Round, which dealt something in the range of 40,000 to 50,000 damage to Bizarro Sephiroth, which only has
40,000 HP. Nothing else I was doing was making any progress against its frequent healing spells.
Speaking of the final battles, they were a bit disappointing. I'm used to final battles not being difficult, but not once was I ever in danger of losing. Even when Safer Sephiroth used math to destroy our solar system
—yes, this was a real attack—my party was merely reduced to 200+ HP each. Even if Tifa hadn't had a Level 2 Final Attack linked to a Level 2 Phoenix summon, which would have twice
revived the entire party in the event that Tifa died, Cloud had FullCure and both Tifa and Cait Sith had Cure3 linked to All. I didn't even get to use Omnislash.
Of course, then followed a battle in which Cloud could only
use Omnislash (or Limit Breaks in general? I'm not sure).
I don't know what to say about the ending. It was pretty amazing seeing the Lifestream spill out over the planet, but otherwise, it ended sort of awkwardly, and after all that the FF7 team had done to integrate Yuffie and Vincent into the team, I was sad not to see them in the final cutscenes.
I leave you with a picture of Zack and a quote from Yuffie.
Yuffie: [upon reluctantly handing over the Megalixer she found] But I'm the one who found it, so you better give it back to me when you're done with it!
Forever Yuffie, up till the last battle. ♥