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 brings you to a screen with a never-ending pattern of stars. There's no way to get back to your playthrough - or even the main menu - without resetting the console.

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

  • There is no post game/clear game in FFVII.
    – CyberSkull
    Dec 22, 2011 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. Apr 18, 2012 at 12:46
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    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, 2012 at 9:01

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