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The apocalypse is over, but the journey is only beginning. The world may not have ended after the Meteor fell, but life has forever changed for the survivors of the cataclysm. Mako is no longer a viable source of energy, and an incurable new disease is spreading amid the societal upheaval. But even when brought face-to-face with grief, regret, and despair, people will find The apocalypse is over, but the journey is only beginning. The world may not have ended after the Meteor fell, but life has forever changed for the survivors of the cataclysm. Mako is no longer a viable source of energy, and an incurable new disease is spreading amid the societal upheaval. But even when brought face-to-face with grief, regret, and despair, people will find a way to pave their own path to the future-to stand tall and live. This collection of short stories serves as an epilogue to one of the most beloved installments of the hit Final Fantasy video game series, as well as a prequel to the cinematic follow-up, Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children. A must-own for enthusiasts and newcomers alike!


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The apocalypse is over, but the journey is only beginning. The world may not have ended after the Meteor fell, but life has forever changed for the survivors of the cataclysm. Mako is no longer a viable source of energy, and an incurable new disease is spreading amid the societal upheaval. But even when brought face-to-face with grief, regret, and despair, people will find The apocalypse is over, but the journey is only beginning. The world may not have ended after the Meteor fell, but life has forever changed for the survivors of the cataclysm. Mako is no longer a viable source of energy, and an incurable new disease is spreading amid the societal upheaval. But even when brought face-to-face with grief, regret, and despair, people will find a way to pave their own path to the future-to stand tall and live. This collection of short stories serves as an epilogue to one of the most beloved installments of the hit Final Fantasy video game series, as well as a prequel to the cinematic follow-up, Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children. A must-own for enthusiasts and newcomers alike!

30 review for Final Fantasy VII: On the Way to a Smile

  1. 5 out of 5

    Arjen

    It's interesting to read what happens after the main story (Final Fantasy VII) ends. It's still a messed up world though.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Craig

    As a big Final Fantasy fan (especially of FFVII) it's surprising it took me so long to get round to reading this book. I am glad I did though! On the Way to a Smile is a handful of short stories, bridging the events of the game and the film FFVII: Advent Children. While I have seen (and thoroughly enjoyed) watching the film several times, there were definitely parts that confused me. Having read these stories, I now have a much better understanding of what happened. If you haven't seen the film, As a big Final Fantasy fan (especially of FFVII) it's surprising it took me so long to get round to reading this book. I am glad I did though! On the Way to a Smile is a handful of short stories, bridging the events of the game and the film FFVII: Advent Children. While I have seen (and thoroughly enjoyed) watching the film several times, there were definitely parts that confused me. Having read these stories, I now have a much better understanding of what happened. If you haven't seen the film, or worse, if you haven't played the game, then these stories will not make much sense to you. This is definitely a book for the fans. The stories themselves are well written, short but insightful, and really flesh out the lore of the Advent Children film. If you're a fan of FFVII, if you've watched Advent Children, or if you're just desperately trying to get any FFVII fix you can while you (im)patiently wait for the remake, then I'd recommend giving this a go! If you're none of the above... then it's a safe bet to skip. At least until the above statements apply to you, and they definitely should!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Christine

    So this was pretty good - for fans of the game, it's worth reading because it does illuminate the characters further. Plus, I found the whole 'Reality Ensues' aspect of many of the stories refreshing- the quest to save the world from Meteor may be over, but (view spoiler)[for example, Yuffie's hope of a celebratory homecoming is dashed pretty quickly when Wutai is more interested in getting back on track, the group splits up soon after that final battle, and each have to deal with their own issu So this was pretty good - for fans of the game, it's worth reading because it does illuminate the characters further. Plus, I found the whole 'Reality Ensues' aspect of many of the stories refreshing- the quest to save the world from Meteor may be over, but (view spoiler)[for example, Yuffie's hope of a celebratory homecoming is dashed pretty quickly when Wutai is more interested in getting back on track, the group splits up soon after that final battle, and each have to deal with their own issues in their own ways. The world is also moving along, trying to help refugees and rebuild. Yes, it all leads up to that wonderful two hour cutscene that follows (I mean that affectionately) but this does a good job tying everyone's stories together even when they're apart. Plus, the thought of Rude and Reno hiding from the Lifestream in a bathroom is pretty darn funny. (hide spoiler)]

  4. 4 out of 5

    Aja: The Narcoleptic Ninja

    Books filled with short stories can always be a bit of a challenge because you may love one of the stories, but then the next one doesn’t quite do it for you. This book wasn’t really an exception. Some of the stories were interesting, some of them… not so much. And a lot of the characters didn’t really get a story to themselves at all, they just made appearances in other stories. And it was great seeing them, but… I wanted their point of view too, not just a feature somewhere else. Overall, I di Books filled with short stories can always be a bit of a challenge because you may love one of the stories, but then the next one doesn’t quite do it for you. This book wasn’t really an exception. Some of the stories were interesting, some of them… not so much. And a lot of the characters didn’t really get a story to themselves at all, they just made appearances in other stories. And it was great seeing them, but… I wanted their point of view too, not just a feature somewhere else. Overall, I did still enjoy this book a ton, and it did still help with my itch for more Final Fantasy, but… as with most short story collections, it falls somewhere firmly in the middle rating-wise. It would be a solid three stars, but I enjoyed it a lot more because I love the characters and I love the games overall which certainly added to the experience.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Kakashi Hatake

    Decent, but some of the stories are bland and boring. RedXIII and Barret's story was bland and boring. Also, that dumb boy in Red XIII story was really annoying. That little brat kept on falling on the ground with BEAR LOOMING OVER HIM. What kind of trash hunter is he? If he's so bad, while is he out hunting alone? Where are his parents? Also, his story went nowhere. Danzel's story was good. Not great, but good. The only saving grace here was Tifa's story. I would have liked to see some of Cloud' s Decent, but some of the stories are bland and boring. RedXIII and Barret's story was bland and boring. Also, that dumb boy in Red XIII story was really annoying. That little brat kept on falling on the ground with BEAR LOOMING OVER HIM. What kind of trash hunter is he? If he's so bad, while is he out hunting alone? Where are his parents? Also, his story went nowhere. Danzel's story was good. Not great, but good. The only saving grace here was Tifa's story. I would have liked to see some of Cloud' story, but we didn't get his POV. All in all I enjoyed it a bit because it took place in the world of my favorite video game of all time, but if it wasn't for that I wouldn't have liked it much.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Brittany B.

    I had heard of this book within the multiverse of Final Fantasy 7, and I am so glad I read it. I listened to the audiobook made by some independent creators and it was the best audiobook I've ever listened to, with sound effects, musical scores, and individual voice acting for each character. I wish all audiobooks were like this. As far as the story, I feel this story did an amazing job of displaying the events between ff7 and Advent Children. It gave good insight on what the characters were thi I had heard of this book within the multiverse of Final Fantasy 7, and I am so glad I read it. I listened to the audiobook made by some independent creators and it was the best audiobook I've ever listened to, with sound effects, musical scores, and individual voice acting for each character. I wish all audiobooks were like this. As far as the story, I feel this story did an amazing job of displaying the events between ff7 and Advent Children. It gave good insight on what the characters were thinking and feeling during these events, as well as the events of ff7 when they recap what happens. A lot now makes sense in the series, especially with Advent Children. I loved this. I need more of this in every video game.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Taliz

    It is full of sadness. I can understand why is everythingo so sad, at least, i felt it like it! but, i was in love with the characters again. I don't have much to say about the book because, it felt like i already knew everything, i'm such a big fan of FFVII. Just one thing, Tifa was, is and will be my favorite female character ever!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Arianna

    It was nice reading about the characters I love, but some of the stories told were -in my opinion- pointless. The most interesting ones were Episode Shinra and the little pieces regarding the Lifestream. I would recommend this book to hardcore fans, but only after watching Advent Children, because it can be confusing without knowing what happens in the movie -even though it takes place before the events of the movie-. It's actually worth reading it, since it gives interesting insights on the chara It was nice reading about the characters I love, but some of the stories told were -in my opinion- pointless. The most interesting ones were Episode Shinra and the little pieces regarding the Lifestream. I would recommend this book to hardcore fans, but only after watching Advent Children, because it can be confusing without knowing what happens in the movie -even though it takes place before the events of the movie-. It's actually worth reading it, since it gives interesting insights on the characters' emotions and state of mind after the end of the game, and some further details about the premise of Advent Children, but adds very little to the original Final Fantasy VII.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Josh Singer

    *** I would actually give this a 3.5 if I could *** This book isn’t bad, but considering it’s 100% a fan service to fill in gaps between the game and the movie, I expected a bit more. While some stories are better than others, there wasn’t nearly enough depth considering how powerful the story was from the original game. Even Cloud, the main protagonist of the game, was mostly treated mostly like an afterthought. Barrett’s had little to no plot, and Tifa’s rough too. What I did enjoy was the char *** I would actually give this a 3.5 if I could *** This book isn’t bad, but considering it’s 100% a fan service to fill in gaps between the game and the movie, I expected a bit more. While some stories are better than others, there wasn’t nearly enough depth considering how powerful the story was from the original game. Even Cloud, the main protagonist of the game, was mostly treated mostly like an afterthought. Barrett’s had little to no plot, and Tifa’s rough too. What I did enjoy was the character building for some of the “lesser characters.” Red XIII’s story in particular was a favorite of mine from the book. The expansion on the Shinra background was nice too, but overall, this fan wanted a bit more about each of the characters from the original series.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Casey

    Taking place pretty much after the end of the game and before the movie Advent Children we get a glimpse into the life of some of the characters in the world of FF7. Like most things that are a bundle of shorts, some are better than others -- or at the very least some people favor one or more over the others. The same for me. As I have always loathed Yuffie, I really didn't care for reading more about her and was glad when it was done... but on the whole the collection is a good addition to the Taking place pretty much after the end of the game and before the movie Advent Children we get a glimpse into the life of some of the characters in the world of FF7. Like most things that are a bundle of shorts, some are better than others -- or at the very least some people favor one or more over the others. The same for me. As I have always loathed Yuffie, I really didn't care for reading more about her and was glad when it was done... but on the whole the collection is a good addition to the universe and I am glad to finally have read it. Verdict: If you're an FF7 fan you probably can't go wrong with this. If you aren't, skip it... If you're interested, play the game first, then look this up.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Amanda Bartoszek

    I absolutely love the translation of this. It was really well done and engrossing. What I love most about this book is seeing what the characters are like now they are not in the grip of the game's main storyline. How they started to piece their lives back together, how they still interacted with each other, and how things progressed to Advent Children. My favourite section was probably Tifa's, particularly when her, Barret, and Cloud were together. Seeing them together, as friends enjoying each o I absolutely love the translation of this. It was really well done and engrossing. What I love most about this book is seeing what the characters are like now they are not in the grip of the game's main storyline. How they started to piece their lives back together, how they still interacted with each other, and how things progressed to Advent Children. My favourite section was probably Tifa's, particularly when her, Barret, and Cloud were together. Seeing them together, as friends enjoying each other's company, was really good to see. It also gave another side to Cloud we never saw. It's kind of a shame this story didn't include a segment for Cloud himself. Well recommended if you like FF7.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Mason Vale

    On The Way To a Smile is a Final Fantasy VII novella filled with short stories detailing the events between the end of the game (Final Fantasy VII) and the movie (Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children) Each "Episode" follows a different Character: Denzel, Tifa, Barret, Nanaki, Yuffie, as well as Rufus ShinRa. Originally, I had viewed On The Way To a Smile as an optional piece of canon literature, but after reading it I have drastically changed my stance on the matter. On The Way To a Smile is extre On The Way To a Smile is a Final Fantasy VII novella filled with short stories detailing the events between the end of the game (Final Fantasy VII) and the movie (Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children) Each "Episode" follows a different Character: Denzel, Tifa, Barret, Nanaki, Yuffie, as well as Rufus ShinRa. Originally, I had viewed On The Way To a Smile as an optional piece of canon literature, but after reading it I have drastically changed my stance on the matter. On The Way To a Smile is extremely valuable information that not only answers many unsolved questions created by Advent Children, such as where Denzel came from, why Barret is looking for oil, how the city of Edge came to be, as well as the nature of the disease Geostigma itself, but can entirely change how you view certain characters. For myself, it deeply impacted how I viewed Nanaki & Rufus, as well as giving more insight into who Barret is as a person & how he thinks. In between each "Episode", there is a short aside from within the Lifestream itself, or rather the people in it. Namely, Sephiroth and Aerith. I won't go too far in depth with this line of thought, as they are extremely short & any hints may likely contain spoilers, but they are also intrinsic to the story. All in all, as a big fan of the Final Fantasy VII franchise, I am extremely satisfied with this novella & would highly recommend it to anyone looking to fully understand the entirety of the FFVII timeline.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Hazel

    First of all, if you're not familiar with Final Fantasy 7 and Advent Children, this book is not for you. However, if you are familiar with those stories, then this book is a treat, if not a must. On the Way to a Smile is a collection of short stories written by the main scenario writer of FF7 and Advent Children. The stories are set in the time between the ending events of the game and the opening of the movie. Each story focuses on one of the characters and tells us what happens to them and set First of all, if you're not familiar with Final Fantasy 7 and Advent Children, this book is not for you. However, if you are familiar with those stories, then this book is a treat, if not a must. On the Way to a Smile is a collection of short stories written by the main scenario writer of FF7 and Advent Children. The stories are set in the time between the ending events of the game and the opening of the movie. Each story focuses on one of the characters and tells us what happens to them and sets the stage for the events of Advent Children. It makes clear some connections which may have been puzzling, and also gives the rationale for the geostigma and for Sephiroth's return. For some characters, such as Yuffie, it's kind of nice to know, but not that important. But the chapter focusing on Shinra was especially interesting because you see a view of the final events that wasn't really shown before. So, if you love the story of the game and the movie, this collection forms a vital bridge. Like many works translated from Japanese, the style at times seems spare. It's hard to tell whether it's a cultural difference, or whether it's the style of the author or of the translator. In any event, this is not eloquent writing, but still enjoyable and informative.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Heather L

    A fantastic collection of FF7 short stories that take place after FF7 ends and leads straight into the events of Advent Children. Perfect for old or new Final Fantasy 7 fans. This collection is not a happily ever after (if you've seen Advent Children before you know what I mean). The world was saved from Meteor when the spell Holy was cast and the lifestream saved the planet. The lifestream left more destruction in it's wake and destroyed all mako stream sources leaving people in Midgar, Kalm and A fantastic collection of FF7 short stories that take place after FF7 ends and leads straight into the events of Advent Children. Perfect for old or new Final Fantasy 7 fans. This collection is not a happily ever after (if you've seen Advent Children before you know what I mean). The world was saved from Meteor when the spell Holy was cast and the lifestream saved the planet. The lifestream left more destruction in it's wake and destroyed all mako stream sources leaving people in Midgar, Kalm and elsewhere fighting to survive and to make matters worse anyone touched by the lifestream is dying from a new disease Geostigma (you can thank Sephiroth/Jenova for that!) The short stories feature the following perspectives: Denzel Tifa Barret Nanaki(Red XIII) Yuffie Shinra(Rufus, Tseng, Reno, & Rude) Lifestream Black (Sephiroth) Lifestream White (Aerith)

  15. 4 out of 5

    szara

    This is a book solely for the readers who are already fans of Compilation of Final Fantasy VII as the knowledge of at least the original game and "Advent Children" movie is needed to understand what is happening. On top of that, these short stories does not impress with style and sometimes have issues with pacing so the whole pleasure that comes with reading them comes from learning more about the event and characters of FFVII. That being said, if you're a fan, you'll most probably enjoy this, a This is a book solely for the readers who are already fans of Compilation of Final Fantasy VII as the knowledge of at least the original game and "Advent Children" movie is needed to understand what is happening. On top of that, these short stories does not impress with style and sometimes have issues with pacing so the whole pleasure that comes with reading them comes from learning more about the event and characters of FFVII. That being said, if you're a fan, you'll most probably enjoy this, as I did. This collection of short stories serve as a prequel to "Advent Children" and I loved following the events that glue together the PS1 game and the movie.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Terrible Book Club

    In Episode 65 - Final Fantasy VII: On the Way to a Smile by Kazushige Nojima *Special Guest Adam R*, Chris's brother Adam joins us to read this novel that bridges the gap between the FFVII game and the 2005 movie, Advent Children. Someone cast Meteor on Chris's computer and this episode and the associated bonus Patreon content was almost lost. Luckily, his back-up Lifestream kicked in and saved the files, but not without sacrificing the computer itself to do so. This was surprisingly not that ba In Episode 65 - Final Fantasy VII: On the Way to a Smile by Kazushige Nojima *Special Guest Adam R*, Chris's brother Adam joins us to read this novel that bridges the gap between the FFVII game and the 2005 movie, Advent Children. Someone cast Meteor on Chris's computer and this episode and the associated bonus Patreon content was almost lost. Luckily, his back-up Lifestream kicked in and saved the files, but not without sacrificing the computer itself to do so. This was surprisingly not that bad, even for Paris who has never played FFVII and knew very little going into this world.

  17. 5 out of 5

    David Hollingsworth

    It's hard to know what to say here, because this is a book obviously geared toward FF7 fans. Unlike certain other spinoff books for other properties, this book is probably not something you can read unless you're an FF7 fan. So, if you've never played the game, this one probably isn't for you. That said, this book is better than most spinoff books of other properties that I've read. The writer is no Dostoevsky, but it's above average writing for these types of books. It more than gets the job don It's hard to know what to say here, because this is a book obviously geared toward FF7 fans. Unlike certain other spinoff books for other properties, this book is probably not something you can read unless you're an FF7 fan. So, if you've never played the game, this one probably isn't for you. That said, this book is better than most spinoff books of other properties that I've read. The writer is no Dostoevsky, but it's above average writing for these types of books. It more than gets the job done. Each short story is well-told, though in my opinion some are better than others. Check this out if you're a FF7 fan.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Ryan Plante

    Being an avid fan of the Final Fantasy series, especially FFVII, I had always hoped they would bridge the gap between VII and Advent Children.... this does somewhat of the trick. The story chapters are broken into characters and their stories from the end of FFVII ending leading up to Advent Children. Some of the chapters are awesome (Nanaki, Shinra and Yuffie), but the rest were “alright to boring”. If you are a fan of the series, this is something you should read as it gives more context to the Being an avid fan of the Final Fantasy series, especially FFVII, I had always hoped they would bridge the gap between VII and Advent Children.... this does somewhat of the trick. The story chapters are broken into characters and their stories from the end of FFVII ending leading up to Advent Children. Some of the chapters are awesome (Nanaki, Shinra and Yuffie), but the rest were “alright to boring”. If you are a fan of the series, this is something you should read as it gives more context to their stories leading into Advent Children. It was a very quick read and satisfying nostalgia to read about the main characters we cherish from the game.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Karen

    Pretty good collection of official Final Fantasy VII stories. They bridge the gap between the original game and the "Advent Children" movie, giving some more context to what's going on with the main characters when the movie starts, especially Denzel who might seem like he came out of nowhere if you don't read this book and/or watch the extended version of the movie. The writing came off as a little dry, though that can often be the case with translated work. It might be much better in Japanese. Pretty good collection of official Final Fantasy VII stories. They bridge the gap between the original game and the "Advent Children" movie, giving some more context to what's going on with the main characters when the movie starts, especially Denzel who might seem like he came out of nowhere if you don't read this book and/or watch the extended version of the movie. The writing came off as a little dry, though that can often be the case with translated work. It might be much better in Japanese. Overall I enjoyed it, but would have liked it more if each story was a little longer and more detailed.

  20. 4 out of 5

    MarkP

    Not in any way a mainstream book this one designed as it is for fans of the Square role-playing game, Final fantasy VII. It serves as a bridge between the events of that game and the follow up animated film Final Fantasy VII:Advent Children. It's appeal is therefore somewhat niche but as Final Fantasy VII was the game that introduced me to the JRPG video game genre it holds a very special place in my heart so it was great to pick up this edition of the book which was originally only released in Not in any way a mainstream book this one designed as it is for fans of the Square role-playing game, Final fantasy VII. It serves as a bridge between the events of that game and the follow up animated film Final Fantasy VII:Advent Children. It's appeal is therefore somewhat niche but as Final Fantasy VII was the game that introduced me to the JRPG video game genre it holds a very special place in my heart so it was great to pick up this edition of the book which was originally only released in japanese I believe. One for the fans I feel.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Stiltzkin Vanserine

    On the Way to a Smile takes place after the ending of Final Fantasy VII. It is a short story collection written from various characters' perspectives. The stories are not told in a strict chronological order, yet they provide insight into the following events and the characters. For those who've never played the game, this book would probably be confusing; for those who are fans of the original, they're in for a treat. With the release date of Final Fantasy VII Remake still 8 months away, this is On the Way to a Smile takes place after the ending of Final Fantasy VII. It is a short story collection written from various characters' perspectives. The stories are not told in a strict chronological order, yet they provide insight into the following events and the characters. For those who've never played the game, this book would probably be confusing; for those who are fans of the original, they're in for a treat. With the release date of Final Fantasy VII Remake still 8 months away, this is a good place to refresh the memories.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Wow

    honestly as this is a reread for me, having read this 5-7 years ago...wow guess I'm that old. anyway if you are a fan of either the movie or the FF7 compilation you would probably enjoy this. it has episodes on characters through the gap between the game and advent children movie. some episodes were hit and miss, but I really liked Tifa, Denzel, and Shinra collective episodes I personally felt they shed light and explored different angles. the other episodes I honestly didn't care for. I can't wait honestly as this is a reread for me, having read this 5-7 years ago...wow guess I'm that old. anyway if you are a fan of either the movie or the FF7 compilation you would probably enjoy this. it has episodes on characters through the gap between the game and advent children movie. some episodes were hit and miss, but I really liked Tifa, Denzel, and Shinra collective episodes I personally felt they shed light and explored different angles. the other episodes I honestly didn't care for. I can't wait to play the remake out on march 2020!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Craig

    This is a nice read for fans of the game and also the Advent Children film. Essentially a series of short stories featuring a number of the known characters it gives some nice development and interactions. If you are expecting to see swashbuckling fights and heroic scenes then you will be disappointed. Instead this is more introspective and focuses on the ramifications of the events in the game whilst setting up for the film. Some knowledge of the game is probably needed in order to be able to f This is a nice read for fans of the game and also the Advent Children film. Essentially a series of short stories featuring a number of the known characters it gives some nice development and interactions. If you are expecting to see swashbuckling fights and heroic scenes then you will be disappointed. Instead this is more introspective and focuses on the ramifications of the events in the game whilst setting up for the film. Some knowledge of the game is probably needed in order to be able to follow what is going on and who is who.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Kase Corstanje

    A compilation of short stories focused on some of the major players from the original game, ranging from Red XIII (or Nanaki), to Rufus Shinra and the Turks, exploring what happened between the end of the original game, and the sequel movie, Advent Children. Ultimately, the writing (post-translation, at least), is fanfiction quality, which isn't to say it's *bad*, but it's fairly weak and predictable. Suggested only for fans of the world of Final Fantasy VII, but for those fans, it's a quick and A compilation of short stories focused on some of the major players from the original game, ranging from Red XIII (or Nanaki), to Rufus Shinra and the Turks, exploring what happened between the end of the original game, and the sequel movie, Advent Children. Ultimately, the writing (post-translation, at least), is fanfiction quality, which isn't to say it's *bad*, but it's fairly weak and predictable. Suggested only for fans of the world of Final Fantasy VII, but for those fans, it's a quick and easy read.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Dom Hung

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. For Final Fantasy fans including myself, great collection of short stories leading up to the Advent Children movie The Lifestream side stories gave quick glimpses on Sephiroth and Aerith, and helped make sense of how we got to the Advent Children movie...if you’re a huge fan of FF7, this books great as it adds more story and background on each of the characters, tho Reece/Cait Sith still side character Enjoyed the bits and pieces of Vincent in there. If you are not a fan of FF7, this book won’t be For Final Fantasy fans including myself, great collection of short stories leading up to the Advent Children movie The Lifestream side stories gave quick glimpses on Sephiroth and Aerith, and helped make sense of how we got to the Advent Children movie...if you’re a huge fan of FF7, this books great as it adds more story and background on each of the characters, tho Reece/Cait Sith still side character Enjoyed the bits and pieces of Vincent in there. If you are not a fan of FF7, this book won’t be for you

  26. 5 out of 5

    Dale Renner

    Outstanding read. Very Simple read very fast but very interesting look into each of the characters. Short stories all suffer from a lack of independent character development, but if you’ve played the game you probably don’t need much. This book is ideal for a person looking for a refresher before seeing the film advent children. Probably not a good place to start if you’re a newbie to the series.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Casey

    As a huge fan of FF7 I had to read this book. It was pretty good overall as a short story collection. The stories themselves range from really good like Yuffie, Denzel, and Shinra to pretty bad like Tifa and Barret's stories, Nanaki's story was not bad coming in somewhere in the middle. If you are a fan of the series this is a short quick read that actually does give a lot of information into the geostigma and sets up the movie Advent Children really well.

  28. 4 out of 5

    AJ M

    This was the best piece of FFVII compilation in my opinion, as a huge fan of Nanaki (Red XIII) and Yuffie, this piece really gives them more time to build on their characters and their relationship after the meteor crisis. The entire book is well done, but Nanaki's, Yuffie's, and Barret's chapters really stood out to me.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Noel Armando

    I hadn't read the novels before, seeing a relative playing the game for the first time and wanting to know the whole story motivated me to do so. These are short stories that focus on different characters in the period of time from the end of the original game to the beginning of the film; some of them are better than others (I felt really touched by Nanaki story), but all of them are enjoyable.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Holly Interlandi

    Listen. This book is awesome. I've never played a whole FF game in my life, but I'm familiar with the characters and story and movie and cut scenes for FF VII, and this book just. Makes it all real? The character work is flabbergasting, especially because none of the chapters are from Cloud's perspective, and the Lifestream interludes break up the chapters wonderfully. I LOVE THIS BOOK.

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