It's astonishing how well this game holds up after all these years. Final Fantasy VII is nothing short of a masterpiece (especially when put into perspective). Sure, gameplay and graphics might not have aged most gracefully, but both have enough charm in order for you to neglect the crudeness. Music and story, on the other hand, are fantastic as they have ever been. Had I not been bombarded with massive spoilers before playing this game and had I played it within a few years of its release, this game would probably be in my top 5 ATF games.
Pros: Fantastic story, incredible music, diverse cast of interesting characters
Cons: Gameplay is rather rigid, uneven pacing, writing leaves something to be desired