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These four JRPGs beat Final Fantasy VII to the PlayStation, how do they hold up?

These four JRPGs beat Final Fantasy VII to the PlayStation, how do they hold up?

Ron Duwell

As the legend goes, Final Fantasy VII came to the PlayStation in North America on Sept. 7, 1997, and the JRPG genre immediately became the leading force in the video game industry. For the next five years, Square would dominate the sales charts and leave other companies struggling to keep up with their own established properties. Final Fantasy ruled the world, and there wasn’t anything...

Wild ARMs' brilliant soundtrack sadly gets overshadowed too often by Final Fantasy VII's

Wild ARMs' brilliant soundtrack sadly gets overshadowed too often by Final Fantasy VII's

Ron Duwell

Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu's contributions to video gaming can't be understated enough. He has delivered an amazing body of work that will be poured over for generations to come, and his tunes are about as iconic to the JRPG genre as they get. I still believe that the best examples of his work are available in Final Fantasy, where he wrote many of the series' most recognizable...