I have been writing down notes as I replay Final Fantasy 7 because it is making me want to create something. That is my going definition of art right now. When I read something and I want to write. Bam. Art. I want to get up on a stage and sing? Bam. Again. Art. There are a lot of ideas floating up in my head for a game right now and replaying the Final Fantasy games have been itching me towards my next project. Art.
Looking at my FF7 notes I am realizing how much they wanted to make this the next FF game in more than the numbers. There are so many things that are being done here to show the leap from 6 to 7 while still trying to remind players that this is Final Fantasy. It is an amazing piece of work.
I used to be of the mind that FF7 was “”overrated”” but this play through is showing me that, no, this is a great game that got a lot of things right. I think I am going to keep writing notes and delve into those things over the next few days.