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The Japanese version featured an online multiplayer mode where a player could create a custom Deepground soldier and go head-to-head with other players, or work alongside them to complete missions that take them all over the world of Final Fantasy VII. The multiplayer included its own story, divulging more secrets about Deepground and the Tsviets prior to the Vincent's battle with them. While releases outside of Japan did not see the multiplayer, they came packed with the Extra Features mode with an Extra Missions option to tackle, many of which were missions from the multiplayer.
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Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII- International was released in Japan on September 4th, 2008. The version retains the new features incorporated into the North American and European releases, and includes the cutscenes originally only available in the Japanese online Multiplayer Mode. Audio is in English, with Japanese text and subtitles.
I remember when Final Fantasy 7: Advent Children came out 11 years ago. My friends and I had been following its development online for what seemed like forever, stalking fan forums and scouring for any grainy stills uploaded from Famitsu. Since we absolutely couldn't wait any longer, we downloaded an awful quality Japanese rip of the film along with a fan sub that was only barely coherent. These were characters we'd wanted to see in action again since we were children, and coming from it at that angle, even with our horrible bootleg copy, it didn't disappoint. Advent Children is not a good film, I know this, but for all the meaningful stuff it worked to undo from the game and for all the awful characters it introduced, I was just excited to see Tifa be a complete babe while being thrown by the leg around a ruined church. That fight with Bahamut Sin was all I'd really wanted from the film's entire 101 minute running time.
Originally planned for release on the Playstation 2, Square Enix decided to move it to the Playstation 3, developing it with a brand new game engine called Crystal Tools. Square Enix created the engine, and would go on to use it on the massively multiplayer online game Final Fantasy XIV and the sequels to XIII, XIII-2 and Lightning Returns.
Initial reactions to Sephiroth were positive overall; players such as MkLeo, Zackray, Dabuz and Tweek believed him to be a top tier fighter. Dabuz and Tweek, in particular, claimed that Sephiroth could potentially be a top 5 fighter, citing his incredible range, his unique and powerful projectiles, Scintilla bolstering his advantage state, and his Winged Form being a very strong comeback tool when mastered. However, other players (such as Marss) believed that Sephiroth's frailty, poor disadvantage state, inconsistency and generally slow frame data could prevent him from reaching such status. Although he was released during the COVID-19 pandemic, Sephiroth saw success in online play, thanks to players such as Ned.
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On May 8, 2012, Square Enix announced a collaboration with Bigpoint Games to create a free-to-play cloud gaming platform that "throws players into 'limitless game worlds' directly through their web browser". The service was launched under the name CoreOnline in August 2012. Claiming "limited commercial take-up", the service was cancelled on November 29, 2013. Square Enix launched another online game service in Japan called Dive In on October 9, 2014, that allowed players to stream console games to their iOS or Android devices. The service was monetized by the amount of time the players spent playing, with each game offered for free for thirty minutes. The service was cancelled on September 13, 2015.