Cloud cannot believe that Sephiroth is still alive, now seemingly able to distort reality and send Cloud into a vision where everything around him is burning. Cloud snaps out of the illusion and meets a woman selling flowers being attacked by invisible monsters.
Unable to see the cloak-like entities until the flower girl grabs his hand for help, Cloud's reaction alerts the Shinra Public Security forces. The woman runs away and Cloud is chased by Shinra troops to the railway bridge from where he jumps onto the passing train, reuniting with the others. They head to the Sector 7 slums where Barret's Avalanche cell has a hideout in the Seventh Heaven bar owned by Tifa, Cloud's childhood friend who reconnected with Cloud after he came to Midgar for work and enlisted his services to Avalanche despite Barret's reservations.
The bombing having been much more destructive than Jessie had anticipated frazzles both her and Tifa, but Barret is ready to move onto the next bombing mission, though he is not interested in hiring Cloud's services again. Tifa suggests Cloud make a name for himself as a mercenary at the Sector 7 slums, and gets him an apartment next to hers. Overnight Cloud hears moaning from the room next door, and when investigating finds it belongs to a delirious man wearing a dark cloak whom he hallucinates as Sephiroth.
As he is about to attack, Tifa stops him, and Cloud realizes it was another hallucination. Tifa helps Cloud find work around the slums, and they find Tifa's friend Johnny being taken by Shinra's Public Security under suspicion of being connected to Avalanche. Though Johnny is not part of the group, Tifa fears he might still spill something, and Cloud and Tifa save him by taking out the Shinra soldiers holding Johnny under arrest.
Cloud is about to kill Johnny to make sure he will not expose Avalanche, but a shocked Tifa stops him and Johnny instead flees Sector 7, vowing to never return. Though Barret has rejected Cloud's participation onto the next bombing mission, Jessie hires him to help procure a new blasting agent from a Shinra warehouse, still thinking that her haywire bomb is what caused the previous carnage and civilian casualties.
Biggs and Wedge join them and Cloud gets to know the trio better. At the Shinra employees' housing district, Jessie, Biggs and Wedge meet with Jessie's mother while Cloud sneaks in through the back to steal Jessie's comatose dad's ID card so they can gain access to the Shinra warehouse; Jessie's dad has been suffering from mako poisoning ever since an industrial accident at a Shinra plant, which was what prompted Jessie to join Avalanche. During their time topside Cloud glipses the starry skies and recalls a time seven years ago he had promised a year-old Tifa of after entering SOLDIER he would be her "knight in shining armor" and come save her if she was ever in trouble.
The place is overrun by Shinra troops and Wedge is hurt. Another cell of Avalanche arrives for their rescue, and after they reunite with Wedge Jessie shows them where parachutes for Shinra maintenance workers are kept. They ride down from the plate, Cloud riding with Wedge. Back in the slums Wedge shows Cloud where Biggs and Jessie live and shows him the cats he lives with, being known as something of a local "cat whisperer". After Cloud heads to Jessie's for payment for the successful mission she hugs him and wants him to go out with her, but Cloud is reluctant to promise her anything.
Heidegger, the head of Shinra's military, interrupts the party's bombing mission via a holographic message. The mysterious invisible beings attack the Sector 7 slums the next morning and Jessie is hurt. Barret hires Cloud as her replacement, and the mission is back on track. Barret, Cloud and Tifa head topside on the train, but fail an ID check under the updated security system and abandon the train mid-journey and trek their way to the reactor on foot.
After setting up the remote-controlled bomb they try to leave, but discover that they are being broadcast to the public, live on the Shinra News. They learn that Shinra is aware of their operations and have been allowing their acts of terrorism to build Avalanche up as a public enemy the populace needs Cosmo Canyon - Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VII: Reunion Tracks (CD turn to Shinra for protection. Shinra sets the bomb to detonate themselves, and after fighting a Shinra war machine the walkway they were on is destroyed and Cloud falls into the slums.
Cloud crashes through the roof of a church onto a flower bed. He hallucinates talking to Sephiroth again, but is woken up by Aerith, the woman who sells flowers he had met on the Mako Reactor 1 bombing.
She is being pursued by the Turks—Shinra's black ops and intelligence operations division—and hires Cloud to be her bodyguard to take her home safe.
Cloud protects her from Reno, but they find the church being overrun by the mysterious cloaked beings. However, this time the beings do not attack, only stop Cloud from killing Reno and guide them a way out.
Aerith convinces Cloud to stay the night and head back to Sector 7 the next day, and the two get to know one another better when Cloud helps her deliver flowers to the local school, and when they help the local kids and other slum dwellers with their problems.
They meet a delirious cloaked man with a large tattoo of the number 2 whom Cloud momentarily hallucinates as Sephiroth, but after the encounter, the mysterious man staggers away.
When Cloud and Aerith return to her house, they run into another Turk, Rude, whom they defeat. Aerith's mother, Elmyra Gainsboroughis not happy Aerith is getting caught up in something dangerous, and despises Cloud being an Ex-SOLDIER, saying he has traded his chance for a regular life for power and thus can't stay around Aerith. Cloud agrees to sneak out in the dead of night, but Aerith catches up with him and insists to take him to Sector 7 anyway.
They find that Corneo is looking for a "bride" but only entertains woman endorsed by one the "Trio", influential locals who run the notorious slum entertainment town Wall Market.
They manage to procure endorsement for Aerith from Madam M after winning a tournament at the local Corneo Colosseumand another endorsement for Cloud from Andrea Rhodea who helps Cloud disguise himself as a woman. Once inside Corneo's place they are subdued by gas and taken to a dungeon where they meet Tifa, who is shocked to meet Cloud dressed as a woman. Corneo makes his pick of the three, but they subdue his lackeys after their weapons and other equipment are delivered to them by Corneo's disloyal lackey Leslie Kyle working together with Andrea.
Corneo reveals that Shinra is about to drop the upper plate on the Sector 7 slums, killing countless people, to crush Barret's Avalanche cell. He then drops them into the sewers below through a trap door. Cloud, Tifa and Aerith race back to the Sector 7 slums. The way takes them through the sewers and the Train Graveyardwhich they find haunted by the captured spirits of children whom Aerith can still commune with.
They free the kids' spirits by felling the demon haunting the grounds and make their way to the Sector 7 slums where they find the pillar under attack by Shinra, with the locals up in arms to protect it.
Shinra announces that Avalanche is about to drop the plate and that Shinra does not negotiate with terrorists and thus they need to give themselves up. Wedge, who was Album) the pillar along with Biggs, Jessie and Barret, falls down and is injured.
Tifa and Aerith tend to him while Cloud races up the pillar, but ends up in the sights of Reno and Rude who are the Turks on the mission to separate the plate. Reno holds a grudge toward Cloud over their previous meeting and opens fire at him. Tifa can't bear to stay back any longer, and with Wedge recovered declares she will follow Cloud, asking Aerith to find Marlene, Barret's four-year-old daughter, at her bar.
Wedge shows Aerith the way, but they part ways when Wedge leads the slum dwellers toward Sector 6 when a nervous Shinra Public Security soldier opens the gates against his superior's orders. Aerith finds her way to the bar even if the area becomes engulfed in flames from a downed Shinra helicopter.
She finds Marlene and the two have an instant connection, but as she leads the girl out they are stopped by Tseng, the leader of the Turks. Aerith agrees to go with him in exchange for Marlene's safety.
Cloud finds a gravely injured Biggs, and reunites with Tifa. They find Jessie who dies in Cloud's arms. They find Barret atop the pillar, but Reno and Rude arrive and begin the plate separation procedure. Though Cloud, Tifa and Barret defeat them and destroy Rude's helicopter, they fail to stop the plate separation procedure from completing. They learn through a video message that Tseng has taken Aerith captive because she is an " Ancient ". Reno and Rude evacuate on a Shinra medical helicopter while Cloud, Barret and Tifa ride a ropeway to safety as the pillar separates from the plate above and it comes crashing down.
Barret goes ballistic at the sight of carnage and the thought of having lost Marlene, but Cloud thinks that Marlene is safe at Aerith's house. They find her there and Aerith's mother Elmyra tells the story of how she and Aerith—not her biological daughter—came to meet. Aerith and her biological mother had escaped from a Shinra facility, but the mother had passed while asking a random passerby—Elmyra—to take Aerith somewhere safe.
Elmyra had adopted the girl Album) her own, but soon noticed she had mystical powers and the ability to connect to the spirits of the dead. When the Turks had come looking for her, Elmyra had learned Aerith is an Ancient, whose mystical powers Shinra wants to exploit. However, the Turks had never taken Aerith by force, and thus Elmyra still thinks Aerith is being treated well.
Cloud, Barret and Tifa return to the Sector 7 ruins where they find Wedge still alive and a secret underground testing facility where Shinra has been exposing people to mako energy to turn them into monsters. This sparks some memories in Cloud, but they are ejected from the testing site by the mysterious ghostly beings before they can investigate any further.
Cloud, Barret and Tifa carry Wedge to Elmyra's. Cloud asks again for Elmyra's permission to rescue Aerith. He believes, Aerith being the last Ancient, that she is too valuable for Shinra, especially to mad professor Hojo, to ever be released. Elmyra says she needs some time to think. Later, Cloud hears footsteps and follows them outside, and finds either Aerith, Tifa or Barret among Aerith's flowers. If the person Cloud finds is Tifa, she asks if the flower he had given her was from Aerith and cries over how Shinra has again taken everything away from them while Cloud embraces her.
If Cloud meets Barret, he tells Cloud about the other members of Avalanche Cloud never had the chance to meet, and promises to introduce them after they save Aerith. If Cloud finds Aerith, he is surprised and wonders if it is a dream. Aerith talks about the importance of living in the moment as everyone dies one day, and warns Cloud not to become too attached to her as she may not be able to stay with him for long. As she touches his face, she disappears and Cloud wakes up in the the guest room.
The next morning, Elmyra has concluded that Cloud is right about Shinra, and allows them to go rescue Aerith. Since the trains aren't running and Shinra probably has every station under lockdown, they need an alternate route topside. Tifa suggests they ask Don Corneo, but he's not at his mansion.
Instead they find Leslie, who claims he can help them get topside on the condition they help him find Corneo in his sewer hideout. Barret doesn't trust him, but Cloud agrees to help. When they find Corneo's hideout, one of Corneo's pets steals the key from Leslie. Leslie reveals that she was chosen to become one of Corneo's brides, and disappeared without a trace right after.
Now he wants revenge, and Barret softens up to him. They return to the hideout door and Leslie goes in alone, but Corneo sees his attempt to kill him and disarms him.
Cloud, Tifa and Barret come to Leslie's aid, but Corneo sets a monster on them and escapes. Leslie gives Cloud and friends grappling guns to climb over the Sector 7 wall, and from there they can reach the Shinra Building. Cloud, Tifa and Barret make their way through the collapsed Sector 7 plate and reach the Shinra Building, and while Barret is eager to charge in through the front door guns blazing, Cloud suggests they use Shinra trucks to infiltrate the parking garage.
They jump onto a truck and get inside, but when the truck leaves checkpoint, they fall and have to fight their way in. In the lobby, Tifa makes her way inside the reception and obtain a keycard to access the rest of the building. Cloud believes Aerith is being held in the research labs near the top floors, and Tifa thinks Hojo's lab on the 65th floor is the most likely one.
Either using stairs or elevator, they make their way to 59th floor, and work from there. To reach higher floors, Cloud, Tifa and Barret act like tourists going through a tour. In one exhibit, they experience distressing images about Midgar being destroyed by a meteor, and Cloud sees Sephiroth again. The image ends, and the trio meets HartMayor Domino's deputy. Hart leads them to Domino, who has been the one aiding them by silencing any possible alarms from going off.
He reveals he is Avalanche's man inside Shinra, as he loathes the company for locking him up in the archives, and not giving him any real authority in Midgar.
With Domino's help, Cloud, Tifa and Barret reach the 64th floor where they eavesdrop on the Shinra directors' meeting where President Shinra denies Reeve's plan to rebuild Sector 7, since they now have Aerith, and through her they can build Neo Midgar in the promised land. Cloud, Tifa and Barret shadow Hojo as he leaves the meeting and intercept him in his lab and force him into leading them to Aerith, only to deal with with one of Hojo's grotesque experiments as he escapes during the fight.
Cloud clutches his head as his ears begin to ring, and the mysterious ghosts blow Hojo away. The group later encounters a creature chasing Hojo into an elevator, the now freed Aerith preventing a fight as she calms the creature down.
The creature reveals his ability to speak to everyone's shock. Cloud is stricken again, and stumbles towards the elevator, sensing that Jenova is close. He collapses and awakes in Aerith's old room in Hojo's lab, where she tells them about her Cetra heritage, but how Shinra is wrong about her being able to lead the company to the promised land.
They get a video message from Wedge and Domino on Avalanche HQ coming to rescue them on helicopter from the roof, Barret being surprised as Wedge was supposed to be bedridden and he had never asked for Wedge to help bail them out. As the group goes through Hojo's lab, they find Jenova's tank where its headless body spooks everyone.
A cloaked man appears in front of the tank, but everyone sees him as Sephiroth who breaks the walkway they are on and sends everyone plummeting to the deep recesses of the lab into an area called "The Drum" where Hojo controls their every move and ushers more of his "research specimens" onto the group, only to watch them be destroyed much to his delight.
The party reunites and makes their way back to where Jenova's tank was, but Jenova is gone with only a trail of dark liquid leading to the president's office. The party reaches the seemingly empty office and finds the president hanging on the side of the roof, offering them wealth to save him.
Barret pulls the president up and tells him to confess to the Sector 7 collapse and that there is no Avalanche-Wutai link, only for the president to hold Barret at gunpoint while scoffing at him for only wanting to clear his name rather than asking the company to shut down all mako reactors. Sephiroth appears Album) the president and kills him before stabbing Barret in the chest with his sword when he tries to protest.
The "Sephiroth" is revealed to be another of those cloaked men, who transforms into the Jenova Dreamweavera monster able to create illusions. Cloud, Tifa and Aerith destroy it, and afterward, Barret is healed by one of those ghostly mysterious beings that have begun to fly all around the Shinra Building. Another "Sephiroth" appears and carries away Jenova's body that has been released from the tank, and the two fall off the building. As they step onto the roof, the Avalanche helicopter that was sent out to extract them is shot down by a helicopter piloted by Reno and Rude, which brings Rufus Shinra onto the building.
Rufus fights Cloud one-on-one while the others escape downstairs, though Tifa stays behind to help Cloud. Rufus is flown off by the Turks after he loses the duel against Cloud, and Cloud is saved by Tifa. Skip carousel. Carousel Previous. Carousel Next. What is Scribd? Documents Politics World List of Amc. Uploaded by Dipesh.
Document Information click to expand document information Description: The u. Did you find this document useful? Is this content inappropriate? Report this Document. The Final Fantasy VII soundtrack was innovative in that it was the first game in the series to include a track with digitized vocals, " One-Winged Angel ", which has been described as Uematsu's "most recognizable contribution" to the music of the Final Fantasy series.
Uematsu has said that the transition from SNES to PlayStation made him look forward to what he could do with the new hardware, and was happy they were able to experiment with things they hadn't been able to do prior to the development of Final Fantasy VII.
One thing that came up in the early stages was that the developers wanted to include a theme song with lyrics, but it never really happened, apart from "The One-Winged Angel", but Uematsu doesn't consider this song as the game's theme song in the sense they Album) originally envisioned.
Despite it being possible to record CD quality music for PlayStation games, Square decided to do the music for Final Fantasy VII with the PlayStation's internal chip because as far as sound quality goes, the developers felt the hardware was more than capable with its higher dynamic range than the Super Famicom, and 24 simultaneous music output channels the Super Famicom had 8allowing for more complex compositions. Eight channels would be reserved for sound effects, leaving 16 for the music.
The team wanted to have a soundtrack with no repeated music to mimic movies, although depending on the scene the tempo or the intensity might change.
As Final Fantasy VII is a long game some music is repeated, but the overall goal was to make it as cinematic as possible in that regard. Uematsu intentionally eliminated the uptempo meant to encourage the player to embark on a journey. Instead, some parts rise melodiously and some parts make the player feel insecure, creating various expressions within the same field of music. Uematsu hoped players would get a different feel from it compared to previous RPGs and has described it has this his own "experiment.
He used keyboard and guitar for the basic compositions, and read the story and script as he composed. Due to the volume required of the soundtrack Uematsu worried he would run out of time. He'd first compose a theme, then program it in, and then revise it. There was no guarantee the PlayStation hardware would have the kind of sound he was looking for, and the sound quality was sometimes very different. For that reason there ended up being many unused songs.
The English track names have been adapted from the iTunes tracklisting. There is one thing common in all the Final Fantasy games. None of them are complete. Too much ideas are packed Cosmo Canyon - Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VII: Reunion Tracks (CD, while the game becomes blurred and unfocused.
Noublie Jamais (Version Cha-Cha) - Claude Lavoie - Noublie Jamais (Vinyl), Fool On The Hill - Sky (4) - Sky Trails (CD), Love Gives, Love Takes Away - Jimmy Ruffin - Ruffn Ready (Vinyl, LP, Album), Fastrygi - Mela Koteluk - Migracje (Vinyl, LP, Album), Paz Interior - Various - Stacking Units LP (File), Guantanamera - Frank Valdor - Frank Valdor In Mexico (Cassette, Album), The Ultimate - Various - Deep 74 - Der Summermix 2001 (CD), Rénor - Le Sentier (Vinyl), Ednita* - Apasionada (CD, Album), Know - Sean Reardon - Once You Know How To Go (File, MP3), Infinity (Album Version) - Mariah Carey - Infinity (CDr), Darkness Prevails - Blasphemy (2) - Fallen Angel Of Doom (Vinyl, LP, LP, Album), Russian Attractions (Axel Le Baron Remix) - Sébastien Tellier - Russian Attractions & Sedulous R, Edmundo Ros And His Orchestra* - Mambo With Ros (Vinyl, LP, Album), Religion=Shit - Various - Grrr... (Cassette)