To be perfectly honest, i was skeptical. FF7 is my favourite game of all time, mainly because the story survived the 21st century now with graphics that clear it off the map. I thought that the makers of FF should maybe leave it alone so not to ruin it or disappoint anyone.
Hands down, i was wrong.
Possibly one of the best games i have ever played. I thought the story wouldn't have been up to par but it totally was. It is made all the more fun by including old characters from FF7 but in a different light (Sephiroth actually being a nice guy at times).
It sends shivers down your spine when you think of what is yet to come in the story that is in FF7 because you are so engrossed in the Crisis Core story you totally forget about it.
The main story is great, the side missions are fun, the graphics are spectacular for the PSP, cut scenes are to PS3 standard, the new battle engine is great.
It is just what any FF7 fan wants. It fills that gaps on what happened 7 years previous and you constantly find yourself thinking "yeah i remember someone mentioning that in FF7"
What made it for me was the remade scene of sephiroth walking into the fire at nibelheim, epic stuff and brings back fond memories of childhood 2AM FF7 gaming.
if you had £15 to spare and decided to buy some other game, you are a fool, this is worth every penny, get it or be sorry.