Hello, and welcome. To the final episode of Save File Plays Final Fantasy VII. Episode 50. Kinda cool how it worked out that way. But I’ve done basically everything there is to do. Last time, I defeated Emerald Weapon and Ruby Weapon. And best of all, I bought my own Villa. But now it’s time to end this. So let’s just get right into it. We resume our adventure back down at the bottom of the Northern Crater.
The last choice to make!
*RUMBLE RUMBLE RUMBLE* *ROOOOOAAARRRR*
: You take two of us with you and go first. The rest’ll catch up with you later.
: Is this like a practice run before the final battle?
: Yeah, a major practice run…
: I’m fine with that. (It’s probably more fun than meeting Sephiroth down there.)
: Hmm, this might be fun to pass time.
I’m sticking with the OG AVALANCHE team.
MUSIC: Jenova Absolute
One of THE BEST tracks in the game, and the only time it plays! Which is unfortunate, because this is NOT a hard battle. Especially for me, the vanquisher of Emerald and Ruby
At least casting KotR lets me hear more of the awesome music.
As well as OHKO’s Jenova.
So yeah, not the toughest fight, but there are still more to come, to be certain.
Whoa, looks like the gang is all here.
: My… my body… I can’t control my body… uuugh?!
: My front legs… my hind legs… my tail’s about to rip off!!
: This is definitely not good… he’s way outta our league…
: I, I don’t know if I can… go on.
: Cloud… Cloud…
: Ugh… ugh…
You are now prompted to split your team up into 3 parties.
And Team… there…
: Hoo-ok…! I can’t be foolin’ around in the bottom of this hellhole. I still have lots of stuff to do with my life!
: I’m going to see it though to the end. For our future… and that of the Planet… I understand now, Grandpa. This is my mission! I won’t let the Lifestream… or the Life of the Planet wither away!
: I don’t like it! Maybe… maybe I shouldn’t have come… I don’t need… materia… any… Nope, I still want it! This an’ that an’ everything… MINE! And I’m never gonna give any up!!
: But there’s still time… We should be able to get out of it! Even if we can’t get EVERYTHING back to normal! We should be able to protect what’s most important!
: I was frozen in time… But now I feel as though my time is finally about to begin! Sephiroth, now it’s your time to sleep between the ages!
: Not only Aeris… Holy is the prayer of AVALANCHE… of Marlene and Dyne… and everyone on the Planet!
: We’re not gonna lose! Aeris is here… everyone is here… Cloud is here with us! There’s still many things for us to do… I’m not giving up!
MUSIC: Birth of a God
So this is the first fight against Bizarro-Sephiroth. Composed of five parts, he gets stronger depending how many of your characters are at level 99 (in my case, all of them), and also if you used KotR to defeat Jenova-SYNTHESIS (which I did).
Big Guard and Regen, naturally.
The REAL battle is against Safer Sephiroth (Thought to be a mistranslation of Seraph Sephiroth, which makes a lot of sense). Again, Safer Sephiroth becomes stronger depending how many characters you have a Level 99 and if you used KotR against Jenova.
Safer Sephiroth starts the battle by casting Wall on himself, causing Barrier and MBarrier. That unfortunately means that Tifa’s Limit Break is gonna get a little neutered.
Aw, crap. Time to go get a sandwich. So, no exaggerating, during the course of this attack, I went to go wash my dinner dishes. If you thought KotR had a long animation, you ain’t seen nothing yet.
Saturn suffers a similar fate.
The comet plunges into the Sun, which begins to expand at an exponential rate.
But I get to fire off a Megalixir before anything bad happens, and all is well for sure.
: Wait! What about Holy? What’s gonna happen to the Planet?
: That… I don’t know. Isn’t the rest up to the Planet?
: …You’re right. We’ve done all that we could do.
: All right, everyone. We did our best. That’s it. Let’s go home proud.
Cloud’s spirit is torn from his body.
Is that… the moon?
So… if this battle is taking place in Cloud’s mind, why does he picture Sephiroth shirtless? Anyways, this is more of a symbolic battle than anything else. Cloud’s Limit Break charges up as quickly as his ATB bar.
Oh, it’s Tifa, because Cloud is just standing there staring off into space like a moron.
Okay, I know Cloud is strong, but this has always bothered me. For almost 20 years now.
Cloud somehow pulls both himself and Tifa up using ONLY ONE ARM. Come on, now. That’s just silly. Look at his little noodle arms!
It’s kind of lame, but I understand that Yuffie and Vincent are optional characters, so they never appear in any FMVs. So we won’t see either of them for the rest of the game, which sucks. Well, about Yuffie, at least. I don’t particularly care for Vincent (if you couldn’t tell).
Cid’s mouth drops open, and his cigarette falls to the ground.
And the Highwind transforms into a smaller, more mobile jet-like form.
MUSIC: World Crisis
Then, flying in out of nowhere, comes Holy.
It cuts off Meteor in an attempt to save Midgar, and the Planet.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to be enough as Meteor continues to descend to Midgar, even through Holy.
MUSIC: Staff Roll
And the credits start to roll!
I won’t show them off, but it’d be easy for you to look them up on Youtube. I want to thank everyone that worked on this game though, it was literally a life changing experience for me. It may not be my favorite personal Final Fantasy game, but there is no denying how important it was and still is. I eagerly look forward to the remake, and will likely be doing an LP of it when it begins.
It’s not over yet though…
Hell of a time jump.
And the last thing seen is Midgar, overgrown in lush greenery. It’s meant to leave it in question if the Planet did indeed purge itself of humanity. It’s meant to be ambiguous, but due to all of the stuff that’s come out after this game (Advent Children, Dirge of Cerberus, etc.), it’s clear that’s not the case. But at the time, it was a terribly floaty ending.
WE DID IT! I DID IT! I don’t know if I’ll ever play this game. It’ll probably be a few years before I try again. It was fun, but I’m all FF7’d out. Thanks for reading, everyone, and I hope you stick with me to the next game, whatever that may be!