Rated 7 out of 10 by AnonymouslyConfused Not as good as I was hoping.
The game is ok. It really fails to reach anything spectacular. The only thing thats really good about the game is the storyline which is something Square Enix knows a lot about. Another part that is good is the weapon customization element and it is pretty cool addition to the game and I wished more 3rd person action games had this feature. The game is at decent length and I think most people would find it adequate. Controls are responsive enough and are easy enough to pick up and play. The interface is a little bland and menu driven. Sound is standard. Graphics are good but the level design is linear and generic looking. The challenge is good enough but sometimes I felt like I was at a shooting gallery instead of taking on some baddies. The game is far from being bad. It just has a been there done that feel you can see in other games. Basically get this game for the story because thats what this game excels at.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Who wrote this review? This game rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I think this game is mutch better then any other FF games. Mainly because of battleing you don't just select the attack and they fight you actually have to run around and aim for things. the only part I think wasn't that good was when you had to be cait syth and roll the barrels at the DG guards. Well any way there are no cheat codes thats what I like so you can't just skip to each level. If you like custom weapons this is your game you can select a lot of parts to go in diferent places of the gun like the barrel you get sort barrel long barrel and well I don't know how many weapons. But you get three main ones the Hydra the Griffon and the Ceberus. To explain it more the Hydra is a rifle the Griffon is something like a tommy gun and the Ceberus is the basic handgun Vincent uses (untill you customize them) you can choose from a variety of material to use. So I would suggest buying this game.
Rated 7 out of 10 by YokanYabuta It's not the best, but it's not bad either!
DoC was my first shooter game, and I've played many more since then. I can honestly say that it was a very satisfying game overall, although the game was overly difficult in parts and too simple in others. The plot was confusing, and that's what many people wanted the game for, was a plot involving Vincent Valentine. They got a plot, alright, but it was one that was unnaturally befuddling. Playing as Mr. Valentine was amazingly fun. Being able to use either melee or guns was very fun indeed. Even though many players say this is the weakest game of the Final Fantasy series, I tend to disagree. It has it's strengths and weaknesses and it is a replayable game, if you like this sort of game. Overall, I would recommend it to FF fans and Vincent fans, as well as anyone who likes shooters mixed with fantasy, but otherwise, most people wouldn't have much interest in the game.
Rated 9 out of 10 by omega_stern Overall Rating : 92 out of 100
I've never played Final Fantasy VII, yet I really enjoyed the game. The graphics were spectacular, especially in the cut-scenes. Sound and voice acting were outstanding. Gameplay was fun and although it was repetitive, it never really got old. Let's face it, shooting monsters is just fun. I enjoyed the customization of the guns, it gave something different to a most shooters and kept the RPG kind of experience. Controls were a little confusing at first, but as with all shooters, once you get the hang of it, you'll be fine. One problem, the only problem I have, is the length of the game. I enjoy games that could take 40 or more hours to complete and this doesn't quite reach that. Of course, it was the third sequel and there has already been a fourth (and will probably be more) so they couldn't put a lot into the game due to storyline purposes. Overall, the game is excellent. If you've never played Final Fantasy VII, like me, then the storyline won't make much sense early on, but as play you'll understand what's going on. I highly recommend this game to anyone who enjoys Shooters, RPG's and especially the Final Fantasy franchise.
Rated 10 out of 10 by DragoonBoy PS2 Bliss in a bomshell.
Many people who take gaming to extreme, They think just because it is a Final Fantasy game it should be the top of the line in everything, the truth is this game is one of the best games that I have seen so far on the playstation 2 graphic and storyline wise since Tales of the Abyss. The graphics fit the system and are appealing to everyone, People think the game should of have the other characters from FFVII have larger parts, The game is about Vincent, Yuffie is working closely with Reeve so she is tied in more then the others, Cait Sith is Reeve so he is also more common then the others, People just need to realize that this game isn't Final Fantasy VII and know that it won't be a revolutionary game. The only draw back I have is that they could of had some music from FFVII but remixed so it fit DoC's gameplay.
Rated 9 out of 10 by MWarEagle The best Final Fantasy game ever.
I haven't played this game in awhile, but I remember that this game was top notch for it's time in 2006. It was my first shooter game and I was intrigued by the story of Vincent Valentine. I personally like this game because of FF7DoC was one of the more stable installations into FF. Regarding the point of the series, this game does show a darker side of Valentine. The story line is a definite win along side it's amazing graphics for the creation of this game, even though it was made only for the PS2. It lasted me quite some time as I loved replaying this game over and over, not to mention the customization of guns. Choosing what gun to customize and how to customize it is entirely up to the player. Overall, I give this game a 9 due to it being an outstanding game in 2006 as well as a strong build into the FF series.
Rated 8 out of 10 by Flamegod A different Final Fantasy
When i first started to play the game i realized that this was a different Final Fantasy. Instead of the Swords and stuff that you would find in a regular final fantasy it is a 3rd person shooter. You use a pistol to shoot and kill your enemies but beside from the fact that the game has Final Fantasy in the name. I would not put as a great game for the series. I enjoyed the game and have played through it multiple times but it does not strike you as a final fantasy game. If you sat someone down who had played every ff except this one he/she would call it a 3rd person shooter not a final fantasy. I found the game to be really fun even though it is a different game for the series if has a fun more fast paced way to play. I am replaying it as i wait for ff 14 but this game is more like a shooter than a final fantasy
Rated 10 out of 10 by Jason The Meg & Dia Fan It's good.......... but only for fans of Final Fantasy VII
I had been waiting for this game for quite some time. I want to start off saying that personally I had no problem with it at all, although the actual story mode was a tad too easy. The Graphics and gameplay are simply stunning as we usually expect from a Square Enix game. I really enjoyed the story for two reasons it has an amazing storyline like every other final fantasy game. It also tells about the past of everybody's favorite vampire Vincent Valentine. The music is not all that great but the GCI in the game is amazing. I must say that the Final battle music is pretty sweet and so is the theme song. Like I said before I had nothing against the game it is just if you are not a die hard Final Fantasy VII Fan then Dirge of Cerberus is definitely not for you. I recommend it to fans of Final Fantasy VII only.
Rated 10 out of 10 It's V.V.!!
I think that this game is by far one of the best games out for the PS2... I was so excited to pick up my copy a while back when the game first came out. I am a true Vincent Valentine fan. Pros: - Controls are great, but the turning speed could be a little better. - Gameplay is really good. - Graphics are superb! - Loading time is great, as well. - Customization of weapons and equipment feature is definitely the best feature in this game.- Collecting the hidden icons... Those are fun to look for. - Cinematic sequences were superb, as always by Square Enix. Cons: - AI can be too aggressive at times.. especially when entering that huge building with the big walkway out front... I have died multiple times on Extra Hard mode and it frustrated me so. This game truly had only one con.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Hardcore g man This is one of the best of the final fantasies
i started this game not knowing much about final fantasy, as i played more, i got used to it and discovered a whole new world. this game is one of the best it has good graphics, good controls.... but the lengths... eh. it took me 6 and 1 half hours to beat this game. as good a game as it is the length is not good. i love this game. i played most of final fantasy X though. until my brother lost it... out of 10 this game has a 9.5 but it wont let me rate that.other than the upset of length, this game is recommended for hardcore shoot 'em up gamers. the weapons are good the battles a challenge. whether you play this game on easy or hard, it is a bit difficult i must warn. but i love this game and strongly, strongly recommend it to any gamer in for a challenge.