Final Fantasy VII on PC - what does this have that my original discs don't?
I have got my original Playstation Final Fantasy VII discs in a box at home, and for the past 5 years have been meaning to go back and play the game but of course I never get around to it (at the weekend I just finished Dragon Quest VIII - obviously I have a backlog). Having seen a few FFVII posts on here and noticing the sharper graphics I found it is available on PC: http://www.finalfantasyviipc.com/en
what does this have that my original discs don't?
What are the differences over the original game? As far as I can see there are 36 "achievements" (?) and a "character booster" (one-click cheat mode which I'd not be interested in). It claims that all I need is an internet connection* to play wherever I am... surely I'd need to download it? Or is it all hosted in the cloud and I could play on my mobile phone?
*under Cloud Saves button - "Whether you’re away from home or simply using a different computer to play, enjoy FINAL FANTASY VII wherever you are. With cloud save support in FINAL FANTASY VII you can continue your game progress right where you left off, all you need is an internet connection."
(Whether it is worth it for you, only you can say. If you've not played it in the years you've had the discs sat at home, why would you play it now with a download version? It'd save you the hassle of having a Playstation set up, or an emulator -- but whether that's worth the price tag is something only you can decide.)
The minimum system requirements on that site are:
- Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7 (32/64-bit)
- 2GHz Processor or faster
- 1GB RAM
- DirectX 9-compatible graphic card
If you have an internet connection and a suitable PC, you can download the game again and play it from where you left off by taking advantage of the cloud save storage. You will not be able to play this version on your mobile phone. The "with just an internet connection" part is strictly talking about transferring save files between computers with the Square Enix Cloud Save function.
Finally, this version is the same as that found on Steam. If you already use Steam, then it may be preferable for you to buy it from there.