Final Fantasy VII v ES4: Oblivion

Posted on Sunday, June 11 2006 @ 7:35 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Oblivion is one of the best RPGs ever to be released, with fantastic graphics and immersive gameplay. But how does it compare to perhaps the greatest RPG of all time, Final Fantasy VII? We break out the PlayStation and give you our thoughts.

"It is a very linear game but if anything, compared to Oblivion, this linearity seems like FFVII’s core strength... Strangely, FFVII’s linearity means it coheres brilliantly. It all adds up. All the freedom technology affords a game like Oblivion makes it difficult – perhaps impossible – for the game to hang together. I liked Oblivion, I really did – but I liked it in moments; a cool fight here, a journey across a gorgeous mountain pass there – but the open-ended design means it just doesn’t gel."

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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