Hey guys! On April 10th, the long awaited Final Fantasy 7 remake released! I had pre ordered mine, but I didn’t get it until last Sunday because of shipping delays due to the virus. I finally got to start playing it last week, and let me tell you, I am NOT disappointed. Before I get into that, I’ve got a special quote of the week post. Instead of doing just one quote, I’m going to be sharing seven to celebrate the remake of the twenty-three year old game! Take a look!
“No one lives in the slums because they have too. It’s like this train. It can’t run anywhere except where its rails take it.” – Cloud Strife
I obviously had to include this quote, since it’s one of the most famous! Cloud says this to Barret after discussing why the people that live under the big plate in Midgar can’t leave. None of them have enough money, and none of them can make enough, so they just have to keep on living in the worst part of Midgar.
“But you gotta understand that there ain’t no gettin’ offa this train we on, not till we get to the end of the line.” – Barret Wallace
Another famous quote! This one becomes sort of a catch phrase through the game. The characters use it to tell each other there is no turning back from their plans and decisions.
“Hey, why don’t we make a promise? Umm, if you get really famous and I’m ever in a bind…you come save me, alright?” – Tifa Lockheart
This is one of my favorite quotes from this game! When Tifa and Cloud were kids, they made this promise before Cloud went off to join SOLDIER. In the love triangle between Cloud, Aerith, and Tifa, I decided to go with Cloud and Tifa. I think most people chose Aerith and Cloud to root for, but I just can’t. Zack and Aerith were made for each other!
“What you pursue will be yours, but you will lose something dear…” – Cait Sith
This quote. I have many feelings about this quote. When Aerith and Cloud hang out at the Golden Saucer, they meet the fortune teller Cait Sith, who gives Cloud this fortune. It is a chilling foreshadowment for what happens next, which brings me to my next quote, which is a SPOILER if you have not played this game!
“Aerith is gone! Aerith will no longer talk, no longer laugh, no longer cry…or get angry…” – Cloud Strife
Alright, this one makes me tear up. The death of Aerith Gainsborough was probably one of the most shocking RPG deaths to appear on screen. People have tried everything to bring her back because she was so loved. People tried to hack the game, add mods, play the game over and over to try and find any secret way bring her back. In Japan, people even sent a petition to Square Enix, which was Square Soft at the time, to revive her. Twenty three years later people are still trying to find ways to bring the beloved flower girl back. Aerith’s death finally broke Cloud, and his dialogue directly after her sudden death shows it.
“If everything’s a dream…don’t wake me up.” – Cloud Strife
Another famous one, and one of my favorites! Cloud says this to Aerith right before her death when he sees her in the forest.
“Hearing your stories has added upon me yet another sin. More nightmares will come to me now. More than I previously had.” – Vincent Valentine
This is my most favorite Vincent quote. I’ll never forget meeting this character for this first time. This is spoken after the gang meets Vincent, who was sleeping in a coffin, and they tell him about what’s been going on in the world.
There were just too many quotes to choose from, so I have three honorable mentions for ya’ll!
“Ahhh…you look like a bear wearing a marshmallow.” – Cloud Strife
I laugh every single time I see this quote. Cloud says it to Barret, referring to what he looks like in the sailor suit he had to wear while they went undercover on the boat heading to Costa Del Sol.
“This guy are sick!” – Aerith Gainsborough
Okay, okay, this was only a mistake. When Final Fantasy 7 was translated to English, there was a few issues, resulting in this golden quote. Despite this, it has become very famous and loved.
“Not interested.” – Cloud Strife
How can I not add this one? It’s basically Cloud’s catchphrase!
So there they are! I hope you enjoyed these quotes! I’m having so much fun playing through the remake, and it’s such a beautiful, weird, crazy ride! Everything is so detailed! I will be reviewing this game sometime after I beat it, so I will save all my ranting about it until then. What are some favorite FF7 quotes of yours? Let me know in the comments below, whether they be from the original game, the remake, or even Advent Children! Have a great week and God bless!
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