This article is from the Final-Fantasy and other Square Soft Games FAQ, by firstname.lastname@example.org (Nick Zitzmann) with numerous contributions by others.
Unlike the previous Final Fantasy games, the dialogue in FF VII USA was
unaltered from the dialogue in the Japanese game.
Speculation has it that Nintendo was responsible for censoring the
language in the previous Final Fantasy games.
If FF VII was released for a Nintendo system, even if it was released in
the USA (probably as "Final Fantasy IV"), no one can imagine how much
cutting would be going on behind the scenes. There are plenty of things
that would be changed, but we're not going to list them all. If you've
played both FF III and VII, you'd be able to tell what would be