GR+ Live: Revisiting PS2's Final Fantasy 7 sequel ten years later

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Final Fantasy 15. The Final Fantasy 15 movie Kingsglaive. Final Fantasy 7 Remake and the Final Fantasy 7 20th anniversary just six short months away. Square's classic role-playing game series is having a moment, its first major moment in a long time. People are genuinely excited about Final Fantasy again. That's why there's no better time to take a long look back at one of the series' most divisive entries. Released ten years ago this week, Dirge of Cerberus was the Final Fantasy 7 sequel that first attempted to turn the series into an action RPG. The results varied depending on the player. (Actually it all depended on how much you like the pop star Gackt.) To celebrate the game's tenth anniversary, we revisited Dirge of Cerberus for an extended play session.

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Anthony John Agnello
I've been playing games since I turned four in 1986, been writing about them since 1987, and writing about them professionally since 2008. My wife and I live in New York City. Chrono Trigger is my favorite game ever made, Hum's Downward is Heavenward is my favorite album, and I regularly find myself singing "You Won't See Me" by The Beatles in awkward situations.