Sephiroth attacks Cloud, but doesn't kill him. Cloud automatically counters, and Sephiroth dies.
What's actually happening is that Sephiroth's AI script has him target cloud with an attack that deals 31/32 Current HP damage to Cloud, and then directly commandeers Cloud to use a simple attack (AI scripts can actually directly control other battle actors - ...
It is possible to prevent her death; don't progress in the main storyline far enough to cause her to die. This will prevent you from completing the main story, but you will have saved her life! Is finishing the game really worth Aeris' life?
In Final Fantasy VII Cait Sith is a cat, riding a giant stuffed toy moogle, working as a fortune-teller in the Gold Saucer. His true identity is that of Reeve Tuesti's who controls Cait Sith remotely like a puppet. Even though Reeve is Shinra Electric Power Company's head of Urban Development he is interested in saving the Planet.
Reeve is an Architect ...
Regular materia does not matter in which slot you put it, you can put long range in your armor and still benefit from the long range materia in the same manner as if you had put it in your weapon. However, and i'm sure you know since you think of yourself as a expert, you have combine or support materia where you need to put it in a linked slot with a ...
Different versions of the game are not, but can be made compatible (with help from a program)
I found a program, Black Chocobo, that allows to make the files compatible between many different versions including the steam version, old PC version, PlayStation save version, etc.
The program advertises compatibility between different formats and with the time ...
Taken from FF7 Party Mechanics
3.2 The Limit Bar
The Limit Bar dictates when you can use a certain Limit Break. Depending on your Status Attributes, and which Limit
Level you have chosen to build, it will grow quickly or slowly based
on the damage you take.
A character's Limit Bar is measured in Units. Once a Limit Bar
What makes you think he's actually good at fighting?
A team of 3 renegades can't take out 2 grunt type Soldier guards easily at the beginning of the game (Shinra HQ etc).
He's got pure strength on his side, presumably from Jenova, his training (as a grunt), and his mako infusion. With enough strength to hold that sword, you realize he's pretty damn strong ...
Spirit affects magic defense. Having more spirit lowers incoming magic attack damage.
One note from the wiki:
The player's overall Magic Defense was intended to be a sum of the character's Spirit stat and the MDef value of their armor, but due to a bug in the coding, the MDef value is not used and Spirit alone determines the character's Magic Defense.
The best weapons in the game, and thus for this battle, are the Ultimate Weapons listed below:
Cloud: Ultima Weapon - To get this you need to defeat the Ultimate Weapon. It is the dragon-like creature flying around the sky. If you ram the highwind into him you will have a battle before he runs away. Repeat this process until he rests over Cosmo Canyon and ...
I've collected information about all pieces of armor in the game and fed it to a little bit of Python 3 which gives me this chart, where the arrows mean " → is better in every possible way than →". This pushes better items at the top and worse items at the bottom.
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.
Have a look at this thread comparing stats of the characters:
image from above forum post
Note that the difference in stats is really pretty minor, and by equipping materia to any character you'll see more variation in stats than you will between characters, if I recall correctly. Additionally the Materia system allows much more versatility than just ...
You can't find a Golden Chocobo, you have to breed it. The process is time consuming and exhausting, so prepare yourself for hours of birds mating and races (because you have to train them too).
The complete process can be found in this guide explained quite in detail.
To sum it up you have to:
Get two good yellow chocobos
Train them to class A in the ...
Using the data in Scott Chamberlain's answer, I came up with a chart to represent this all in kind of a more intuitive way.
The Y axis represents how much damage you have to take, as a percentage of your maximum HP, in order to be able to use a limit break. For example, to use a level 4 limit break, Cloud must take approximately 170% of his maximum HP in ...
It is not possible to open the door to Vincent's tomb during the Nibelheim flashback. You'll have to wait until you actually arrive in Nibelheim for realsies to recruit Mr. Valentine. (Even if it was possible, hey, it's a flashback, so he wouldn't magically appear anyway!)
General hints for success:
Counter materia is your friend. The higher level it is, the better your chance at countering attacks. Barrier materia is also incredibly helpful.
Restore materia should be able to cast Cure 2 at least.
As a general rule of thumb, Restore, Barrier, Counter, and Time materia should always be equipped in Yuffie's materia slots.
It's pretty simple:
Equip the materia to the slots in your characters' current equipment.
Fight monsters using the characters with that materia equipped.
From winning fights, you gain AP which will level the equipped materia. The equipment the materia is attached to can affect the amount of AP gained. Once a materia reaches its max level, you gain a new ...
Basically you need to use the keys that the L1 and R1 of a PS controller would have used according to the links in the default case the following should work given you haven't changed the keys yet.
Try Page Down and End
Methods to Change Controls (either one works)
Access the in-game menu and navigate to config.
You can edit the ff7inputcfg file which is ...
Check the computer first
In the room just south of the stairwell is a large computer console with various lights flashing on it. In order to open any of the large hallway doors on this floor, you first need to check that computer, which will tell you that your security clearance allows you to open 3 doors. This is the same computer that allows you to reset ...
There a few things to take into account. Vincent's is what you could consider a magic user. His stats lean towards Magic, as a result, you probably want to equip strong green or red materia on him.
HP: Very Low (-5.2%)
MP: High ( 4.6%)
Strength: Very Low (-11%)
Vitality: Low (-9.1%)
Magic: Above Avg ( 2.8%)
I found another guide that goes into much more detail for each stat, from this guide:
HP (Hit Points):
HP is a character's life. When depleted, the character will be KO'd in
battle. When the HP of all characters in your party is depleted, it
will be game over. HP is increased when a character levels up.
MP (Magic Points):
MP is used to ...
For the best way to get AP for materia, go to the northern crater. Once you get there, go to the bottom (the room just before you fight jenova), but instead of going further down, go to the left and enter. There should be an enemy called "Magic Pot". To beat them, you have to throw them an elixir and then on the next turn hit them. You will receive 1000AP ...
The only factors in the formula for Steal in Final Fantasy 7 are:
Your level (the higher, the better)
The enemy's level (the lower, the better)
The item chance, which is different for each potential stolen item. Rarer items tend to have a lower chance.
For multiple potential stolen items, the items are organized into slots and checked sequentially until ...
Cloud, like the other Sephiroth Clones, was being controlled via the Jenova Cells in him.
In moments where it seems someone is talking to Cloud while he is asleep (such as when they were locked up in Hojo's Lab in Shinra Tower), this was actually Jenova and as theorized by Hojo with the Reunion Theory, Jenova's separated cells would seek out to be reunited ...
Vincent's ultimate weapon is in a secret cave hidden by a waterfall near Nibelheim. Take the submarine, go north, and you'll find an opening underwater. You'll see a scene where you speak with Lucrecia. Come back later, and you'll get Vincent's ultimate weapon and his last Level 4 Limit Break.
Cait Sith's ultimate weapon is in the Shinra building on the ...
As you've already discovered, party members removed from battle by Whirlsand count as dead, unlike the Midgar Zolom's tail whip which counts them as escaped. It's unknown whether this was an oversight or a deliberate design choice by the developers, but considering that Ruby and Emerald weapons are meant to be the hardest fights in the game by a wide margin, ...
As others have noted, when at limit levels 1, 2, and 3 using the initial limit break a certain number of times unlocks a second limit break at that level. At limit level 1, using your limit skill 8 times unlocks the second limit at that level, level 2 is 7 uses of the limit skill, and level 3 is 6 uses of the limit skill. It is advantageous to use limits as ...