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Despite Square spending millions of dollars on Final Fantasy VII, errors and oversights have managed to slip through their fingers, especially in the FMV sequences. These errors can be tricky to detect in the course of the game, but a few have been found. For reference, they are listed below. Error #1 - Midgal Motor Group Error #2 - Sephiroth's Gloves Error #3 - Tseng's Age Error #4 - Aeris' Position Error #5 - Ropeway Propellers Error #6 - Lettering on Rocket Error #7 - Altar Staircase Error #8 - The Sister Ray's Misalignment What doesn't constitute as an error? The following 'errors' actually aren't errors at all. Rather, these have been added by Square deliberately.
During Cloud's Nibelheim flashback, a FMV sequence is shown of Sephiroth finding Jenova. Jenova's face is displayed up-close. What is peculiar about Jenova is she's wearing a metal helmet. On the helmet is a plate inscribed with English words. Take a close look at the pic below.
One of the more baffling oddities in Final Fantasy VII is a mysterious yellow orb displayed towards the end. When Cloud defeats god-like Safer Sephiroth, he believes the war has finally been won. Alas, Sephiroth still lives... in the Lifestream.
The official soundtrack for Final Fantasy VII contains eighty-five unique tracks. In the game itself, the soundtrack consists of ninety-four separate MIDI files, including shortened and/or broken-apart versions of pieces such as "Those Chosen By the Planet", "Victory!", and "The Mako Cannon is Fired ~ Shinra Explodes". What very few people know is that within these ninety-four MIDI files is one that is never once heard in the game itself, which can be found by using Ficedula's utility Cosmo.
A mysterious cave exists on the path towards the Ancient Capital. It is partly hidden by the shadows of a cliff. Take a peek at the screenshots below, gratefully provided by O. Rouillon . Notice the vine and pathway leading to the cave. You'd think there would be a way to enter the cave, but guess what?
Throughout the game, most players saw the Ancients as a primitive race only concerned with cultivating the earth. Surprisingly, this conception may be wrong. While the Ancients did indeed live a simple life, it's suggested they also held technology beyond that of the present Shinra Corporation. In particular, evidence has been found to suggest they actually travelled in space. (excerpt from the Yellow Orb ) ...During Cloud's flashback of Nibelheim, Sephiroth discovers his 'heritage' and hisses towards Cloud,
Unknown to many FFVII players, there is actually a way into the exclusive Honeybee Inn. The method is quite simple, but requires a bit of timing. You can gain a Member's Card during your attempt to infiltrate Don Corneo's mansion and rescue Tifa.
Some of the most overlooked things in Final Fantasy VII can be found in the childhood bedroom of Tifa Lockheart: three letters, each written by a different person. These letters help to answer some of the questions surrounding Tifa's childhood in Nibelheim and the incident that took place five years ago. The First Letter: Tifa's Friend in Midgar About the Letter - This first letter was written by one of Tifa's childhood friends, one of the boys who left Nibelheim seven years ago to make their way in the world. In the game, it's implied (but not confirmed) that the author of this letter was Johnny.
Site contributor Lippke spotted an irregularity between the manual and the game's plot. The manual states the age of Vincent Valentine as 27. However, remember how Vincent had previously worked for the Turks before Sephiroth was born?
The Masamune has appeared in several Final Fantasy games, going all the way back to the first installment. In a number of these instances, such as in Final Fantasy V, the Masamune ranks among the most powerful of weapons. As it appears in Final Fantasy VII, the Masamune takes on a whole new signifigance. Instead of being merely another equippable sword, the Masamune is the signature weapon of the central villan, Sephiroth. The Masamune takes its name from actual swords made by Goro Nyudo Masamune (1288 - 1328), who lived during Japan's Kamakura Era and is considered by many to be the finest Japanese swordsmith of all time.