Well keeping in line with my Final Fantasy threads of late, is FF VII as good as the critical acclaim it receives and what is considered by most as the best FF game ever.
Now my opinion is yes and have stated in a few threads now my reasons so I am hardly impartial. Also because of my age it was the first FF game that I played, so maybe that plays a factor.
For me though it deserves all the acclaim it gets. For me, you have the best hero and villain of any FF game in Cloud and Sephiroth. It had a great story, (with all characters backgrounds told), which provided one of the most shocking moments in video game history, had a great soundtrack and the materia system.
That's my opinion but what does everyone else think?