I just found my old FFVII strategy guide and I remembered Johnny doing this great video about the hype leading up the game’s release. I remember seeing ads for the game during NFL games. When was last time that happened for a JRPG? And I agree with Johnny: We will never see this kind of JRPG ad campaign again. But to me, it exceeded the hype. I sunk hours into the game during a summer in my high school years and each new town and area in the game created a sense of scale and discovery that I had not seen in any other game up until that point. It was an absolutely awesome time.