Final Fantasy VII
Since their inception, the Final Fantasy games were always a handful. The stories were convoluted and the characters even more-so, but it wasn’t until Final Fantasy VII that the series received the 3D treatment. The dreary setting of Midgar came to life in beautifully rendered cutscenes that broke up gameplay and gave gamers a break from reading constant blocks of text. Most of the game’s more prominent moments, like the death of Aerith, unfolded in cutscenes that, despite a lack of dialogue, easily pulled emotion from those watching.