Same here, I've played every final fantasy 7 except for the original one, you can buy it on the ps3 store if you want it.
But what I hate the most about final fantasy 7 crisis core is the ending, I try not to think about it because if you think bambi's mother's death is bad than you should see the ending.(I never been sad of bambi's mother's death, in fact its a lot funnier than it looks, people just think its too sad)
Yeah, the ending sucks. What makes it worse is it's kinda what made cloud lose most of his cheerfulness.
Im not sure if I'll get FF7 original. I played Final Fantasy 12 and though I liked the story, the characters and the Quickening attacks, there was a point where I got stuck because my characters were dying too quick. Especially 2 characters I had at Lvl 14 -_-. I refused to start over because I went too far in the game, so the only reason I beat the game was because I had to resort to cheats on my ps2 gameshark
. Fortunately there was still a little bit of challenge even with the cheats cause all I used was "Press this button and this button to restore this character's health", "Press these buttons to restore this character's magic" and "$99,999,999". My point is: Final fantasy is kinda hard for me cause of the turn-based combat and how you have to level up all your characters(which can take forever when you have 6 characters) if you wanna win.
But, Im gonna give Final Fantasy 15 a chance when it comes out. That game looks epic and it doesn't have the turn-based combat, but a combat system similar to kingdom hearts.