Final Fantasy VII is not off to a great start. First there was the game’s false start, and now after actually being officially released last week it is having a ton of problems.
The most damaging is of course its DRM faults, with activation problems and missing keys locking a lot of people out of their bought-and-paid-for game. But we wouldn’t know anything about that, because the game isn’t even available in Australia or New Zealand yet. And, apparently even if were, the improved graphics are somewhat less than improved, there are problems with sound, and the achievements don’t work.
Square Enix have apologised for the problems, at least those concerning the DRM, saying, “We have indentified an issue that is affecting a small number of people from activating or playing their copy of Final Fantasy VII. Resolving this issue is our top priority and we apologise [for] the inconvenience that this has caused. We’ll update you when the issue is resolved and if there is any action that you need to take.”