The GameFAQs spring contest has ended, ensconcing Final Fantasy VII as the Best Game Ever. My hope that the Final Four would be three Zelda games and Metroid Prime, and that the Best Game Ever would be the original Legend of Zelda (now available for GBA!), was sadly mistaken. That these fine Nintendo games were trumped by FFVII makes it even worse. I once wrote an editorial wherein FFVII was symbolic of much that had disenchanted me from RPGs. That article used Lufia II as a shining example of good storytelling. Since then, an even better one surfaced in Skies of Arcadia. I highly recommend either of these experiences.