20 Years Later, Final Fantasy 7 Continues to Shape My Life

You know how you have a few defining moments in your life you look back on that changed everything? A moment that you know if you had made a different decision, you would not be the same person you are now? One of mine was pressing “O” instead of “X”.

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p dir=”ltr”>It was 1997 and my mom had bought my older brother and I a PlayStation for Christmas along with Crash Bandicoot (I had specifically asked for Croc: Legend of the Gobbos after a young, susceptible-to-ads me had seen a commercial) and Final Fantasy 7. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 was the first video game in our house, so Crash fit right in as we sped through the opening levels, hitting the “X” button to jump on the heads of passing crabs. Crash was colorful. He challenged our developing motor skills. He had attitude that as aspiring adolescents, we admired. What else could we even bother to play?

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