I have a test coming in a week that I need to cram for, but I just wanted to get a quick post in about how good Crisis Core is. It’s the prequel to FFVII, where you play as Zack, and I dare say that I like it MORE than FFVII. Obviously without the original, Crisis Core wouldn’t exist, but it seriously is phenomenal. I just beat it and the ending is standing proudly among my all-time favorites with the likes of Shadow of the Colossus and Metal Gear Solid 3.
Which is a bit odd considering you already know how Zack’s story ends (this is a prequel, after all). But the execution of the ending is a perfect 10. I’ll edit this for a more complete post when I get the chance.
Zack >>>> Cloud
UPDATE: More thoughts