Final Fantasy VII is generally considered to be the most overrated game ever on Board 8. As the first RPG with a heavy focus on graphics, and first exposure to an RPG of many people, the game is usually looked at through a nostalgia lens so thick that many would choose it as the best game ever made. As such, it was the winner of the Spring 2004 Contest after defeating Chrono Trigger in the final match, and the runner-up of the Spring 2009 Contest after being bested by Ocarina of Time.
Final Fantasy VII hosts two members of the Noble Nine, Cloud and Sephiroth. They hold so much power over the contest that the term Clinkeroth was named for them in mind. In fact, Cloud actually defeated Link in the Summer 2003 Contest. Other characters from the game routinely appear in character contests, such as Vincent, Tifa, Aeris, Cid, Zack and even regular enemies like Midgar Zolom. Vincent is so powerful that he was considered the most likely character to break the Noble Nine's 1-on-1 winning streak until this occured in 2010 without his involvement, while Midgar Zolom drew a match against Cloud in his only appearance and failed to break 9000 votes.