This Squaresoft-sanctioned book on one of the most highly anticipated console games ever does not disappoint. Those who have managed to obtain a copy of the game (descriptions of rioting and fighting upon the retail release of Final Fantasy IIV sound like sheer hyperbole, but probably aren't) will find plenty of helpful clues, maps, and general game play advice. Those less fortunate can at least take solace in--or further whet their appetites with--the hundreds of beautiful glossy screen shots that fill each chapter.
With the Official Final Fantasy VII Strategy Guide gamers have the opportunity to save their world from an evil corporation which is siphoning off energy from the planet. Complete walkthroughs and all the maps help players navigate the game. Character descriptions, complete lists of items, monsters and magic and the revelation of all the secrets help players defeat the evil corporation. The ONLY Guide with COMPLETE Coverage of the American Game! Find over 350 full-color maps, ultimate weapons, extreme breaks, complete bestiary, walkthroughs, character bios, boss strategies, materia combinations, and more.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Could be better, Jan 25, 2023
Being one of if not the best rpg in history it has alot of secrets that this book does not mention.
I suggest going online as well as have the book.
Or if you have a copy of an old ff7 mag that came out the same time as the game it will make finding EVERYTHING much easier.
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
the worst guide book i ever bought, Dec 8, 2022
i own several guidebooks, most of them being FF guidebooks. This one is by far the worst i ever bought. the text is full of typos and grammar errors and much of the information is confusing because it is inaccurate. I had already beat FF7 several times and then i bought this guide to see if it would tell me anything more. Nope! It sucks. I tried to beat it following the guide and i was actually confused! And i'd already beat the game! That says something awful. The only thing that was even useful were the maps and the bestiary. I definitely would not reccommend spending money on this item.
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
Indulge and Be Wary, Sep 26, 2023
The BradyGAMES Official FF7 Guide can help you out in a tight spot, with its detailed area maps and instructions. It offers coverage on the game's secrets, sidequests, skills, gameplay, and spells.
However, the guide is hampered by several key flaws, including misinformation(Final Attack materia through chocobo races?) grammar errors(Ranch summon materia?) and major plot spoilers (You know who does you know what to you know who at the end of Disc 1?). Read the guide if you're lost, but PLEASE don't turn to pages 124-125 until you pass Disc 1 (MAJOR PLOT SPOILER).
Good luck with your reading!
0 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
Decent...seen better, Aug 6, 2023
As hintbooks go, this one is alright...much better than some of the later FF official hintbooks.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Best Guide for the Best Game..., Aug 5, 2023
Mr. Cassady provides the gamer with a complete front-to-back walkthru, all while preserving the delicate storyline and never unwrapping any unwanted spoilers in the process.
As you'll also notice, everything is neatly organized on the pages; nothing is crammed. Pictures, enemy stats, and the walkthru text are all snug on the pages.
The guide is also very versatile. For instance, if you want a better look at some of the monsters you face, turn to the Bestiary, an in depth study of the monsters, their weaknesses, and their strengths (and it even tells you where you'll see them).
When you come across a puzzle in the game, and you cant figure it out, the guide will give you several hints before they reveal the 'final answer', in an attempt to keep the gamer guessing and playing without feeling cheated of the exploration process.
I gave this strategy guide a 5.