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11-11-2009 @ 5:52PM
FF7 was the reason I had a fulfilling childhood. Well that and Warcraft. Warcraft Orcs and Humans. Yes, that game, and 2 are worth going back for. Heck, I used to LAN Warcraft 2 with my third-grade teacher. And just look at FF7 now, an animated DVD-movie released ten, TEN years after the game, along with Dirge of Cerberus, a PS2 sequel, Crisis Core, a PSP prequel and a highly successful manga series to boot. Why the success? Good graphics? Heck no. Good play-style? Horribly of-its-time. It had one of the most epic storylines I've ever seen on-screen, in books, anywhere. And look at WoW, a huge, complex and evolving quality lore, which has been merged to books, manga, comics, what may well be a feature film, a line of RTS games and the most acclaimed MMO to date. I'm hoping it has more than 10 years ahead.That said, if you want glitz, glamour and great graphics, buy a new game, and don't even touch MMO's, because something will always come out better than what you've already invested in. If you're in it for the story-line experience or the strategic RPG co-operative (or oppositional, PvP has its place) then WoW is awesome. Sorry for the wall-of-text, but hey, I have nothing but nerdrage for people who whinge about WoW's graphics and mechanics. Want something modern and up-to-date? Fine, take your shallowness elsewhere. Go play CoD4 or whatever those gimmiky X-Box kids are playing these days.
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