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Basically, when I defeat the last boss in FFVII, can I keep on playing the game? I.e. return to the world map and fight other super bosses? Or should I get everything done before the final fight?

I seem to remember completing it once and I just got credits and the game ended. Seems a bit lame not be able to play on!

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Once you defeat the final boss the ending FMVs and credits start to roll and eventually takes you to the main menu,

So in short, yes, you remember correctly - get all the side quests completed before taking the last boss on.

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Aww, thanks for the confirmation! – Andy Dec 22 '11 at 10:32
There is no post game/clear game in FFVII. – CyberSkull Dec 22 '11 at 22:44
However there is a save point right near the final boss. I seem to recall (maybe incorrect - can anyone back me up?) that you could climb down almost to the boss, save then walk away and carry on with everything externally. – djsmiley2k Apr 18 '12 at 12:46
Correct - from the final save point at the bottom of the Northern Cave, you can retrace your steps back up to the Highwind and the world map. – robyaw Apr 19 '12 at 9:01

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