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VII was also the first I played, got me into the series and jRPGs in general.

I can't play V anymore without doing a four job fiesta. Just like nuzlocke

Never played X, XI or the various spinoff games/sequels. Finished V, VII, IX, XII, XIII and Tactics.

Tactics is my favorite, even with some odd translation, just a fantastic core game, story and soundtrack.



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Final Fantasy 9.

Especially at disc 2 when I won reflect rings at the auction house and go to the grand dragon valley to grind out lvls back when i was 10 yrs old with my korean friends at the time.

has alot of nostalgia value to it
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For me, Tactics is the best of the series IMO. I have great memories of staying up way late at night with a buddy, trying to beat a Zodiac charged Wiegraf.

2nd is VI, for its awesome story and memorable characters (Love Shadow!)
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Favorite is probably 9. The art style and take on the MC made it a nice change of pace. I do like FFX but mainly since it was a nice change from the European/western style art and setting to the more Southeastern Asian look. Not to mention music and characters were likable.
Crisis Core FFVII was a great "spin-off" to VII. It's more of a prequel but the combat system, story, and the cut scenes made this a solid one.
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My favourite, by far has to be FFXII. Yeah, the one nobody cares about - positively or negatively.
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tenltd wrote:

My favourite, by far has to be FFXII. Yeah, the one nobody cares about - positively or negatively.


My favorite as well. It was actually more popular than you think. And frankly no FF games get a whole lot of attention except for VI (by older gamers) and VII. And I have played all main FF titles except 2, 3, 5, and 6.

My top 5 favorite FF games:
XII
VII
Tactics (NOT the Advance version)
X
Lightning Returns
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Posted 8/1/14 , edited 8/1/14
VI.

X, VII, IX, and VIII finishes the top 5 for me. In that order.
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TaintedMessiah wrote:

Pfft final fantasy III ( north american that is ) for the snes was without a doubt the best of the series.. the cast of characters was great you had everything from a ninja to a yeti a truly open world with tons to discover and do. On top of that it had one of the best stories for its generation not to mention a boss you really REALLY wanted to punch in the face.

I have finished every north american FF game and nearly every bonus challenge they provided ( alot of the time those were the reason you had to power level cause the main bosses were rarely that hard ) but the third installment still holds a place in my heart.. close runners up would be FF 2 then 7 then probably crisis core for the psp.

You guys actually reminded me I still have FF XIII to finish got a ways in but just don't find myself as into it I guess.. will have to do that.


I loved FF6 well played it when it was 3 in the US but nevertheless I still love it adn its by far my top FF game for story line and character building. If you dont mind I would love to add you to my list of friends!
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Popoff91 wrote:


tenltd wrote:

My favourite, by far has to be FFXII. Yeah, the one nobody cares about - positively or negatively.


My favorite as well. It was actually more popular than you think. And frankly no FF games get a whole lot of attention except for VI (by older gamers) and VII. And I have played all main FF titles except 2, 3, 5, and 6.

My top 5 favorite FF games:
XII
VII
Tactics (NOT the Advance version)
X
Lightning Returns


I'll freely admit I'm one of the older gamers that absolutely loves FFVI. Its the reason I got into playing RPGs and it was back during a time when seeing "Squaresoft" appear on the screen during the opening credits was almost a seal of excellence. I've played FFVI on every platform released and even own the Super Famicon version.

FFIV, FFVI, FFVII, and FFVIII hold a place in my heart. It's funny to think that I remember playing those games in high school in a clearer light than I do remember playing football, baseball, running track, or even school itself. Mostly remember gaming out with my friends and talking about what game was coming out next.

I thought FFX was/is a fantastic game, but as I've gotten older and gone back to play the HD version, Tidus gets on my nerves a little more. I've never finished FFIX and will one day finally complete it. I thought it was awesome what little I did play.

I played FFXI on several occasions, but almost always ended up getting a character into their 20s-30s and quit.

FFXII was terrible, but got better once the story started centering more around Balthier and Fran.

FFXIII was fun until I stopped playing for a few weeks and forgot everything I did.

FFVIV is pretty fun in small dozes as long as I have some friends on to group with. I feel that MMORPGs have taken the need to find a group to level out of the mix and nobody seems to make friends anymore.
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FF VIV? :p FF XIV was fun, whether you play solo or with friends. I love it. Haven't been active for a while though. The only thing that the game lacks are more interesting quests. Plus I hate how the whole world just feels like closed, level-restricted areas. I like it more like World of Warcraft, Rift and TERA is. True open-world. No restrictions what so ever. For the same reason I didn't continue play FF XI. That and I nearly lost to a level 1 enemy NPC. That took some of my pride away. :p One other thing that bugs me with FF XIV is that it feels a bit confusing when traveling from point A to point B. At least in the begining. Even after weeks of playing I still couldn't figure out the correct way to certain places in the cities.

Now, my favorit FF game. Hm.

Top of the list is Final Fantasy VII. It has alot to do with it being my first RPG experience, and the first game to nearly make me enter the screen back when I was still a kid. I still shed a tear in a certain scene after years of playing. Still hoping for a remake, but that might be something I need to wait an eternity for. Not going to happen. Not in my lifetime anyway.

Next favorit is Final Fantasy XII. I really enjoyed the political things in the story, I loved the whole Sci-fi Fantasy feel yet it felt so real at times. I loved how open it felt, yet it was few areas to see. The entire game was nearly perfect. Its one game I do hope Squenix will remaster in HD and release it for either PS3 or PS4. The music was good as well, but I have to admit I enjoy Nobuo Ueamtsus work more. I enjoyed every aspect of the game, but a few of the characters did annoy me. Penelo and Vaan being one of the few. That's not the only thing, there is a whole lot of places in Ivalice no one has been able to explore. It's actually the only game that could need a sequel or two just because there are simply so many countries to explore. Or continents. Uhm, yeah, continents. :D

Final Fantasy X: Just...Wow. Fantastic story, many memorable moments and what a great world with a quite interesting lore to it. What I do love about the old titles is the romance they manage to tie in with the story, whether it is related or not to the main story, and they did an excellent job in this one.
Allthough I do prefer the battle system utilized in Final Fantasy 7, just to name an example, the battles still felt alive. With the few Aeons available and the open feel of the Sphere Grid.. I say no more. A game worth its place in gaming history.

That was my top list, but what about the rest.

FF1: Bought it and played it with an open mind, took into consideratoin the age of this game. I just didn't like it. Somehow it puts me off. Still on my "must play" list though. I want to beat it.

FF2: Same as above.

FF3: While not the best in the game I still managed to play it. I liked the story to some degress. Some of the music was quite catchy and to a lesser degree memorable. Non of the main characters however manage to become memorable.

FF4: Cecil, Kain and Rosa. Lovely team. Throw in Palom and Porom in to the mix for some comedy scenes and you got yourself one of the better titles in this franchise. When I think of FF4, those five usually comes to mind really quick. They certainly provided some memorable characters here. Lovely game, but if there are future remakes or remaster in planning stages I do hope they can provide some more content.

FF5: Didn't get too far in, and this game lost place for FF X/X-2 HD Remaster. Sadly. And the game felt really, really difficult. So I gave up. At least for a while.

FF6: Another splendid title, and boy is this is one memorable. From the very begining to the very end, the game kept my attention through the whole game. So many moments with anger, fear and tears. The heoric last stand and the will to fight what seems to be impossible to defeat. I can say so many positive things about this game, but I doubt any would read a blog worthy post in a forum. xD

FF8: With the exception of magic and the wide variety of monsters, and
this game did in fact feel realistic from time to time. Like some of it could indeed happen for real. Some of the characters did feel like humans and not mindless PCs. Nothing they did was planned just minutes before, everything was taken good care of, which to no surprise often failed. However, I never got around to beat the final boss. I always lost to that part.

FF9: Is it just me, or does it actually feel great with a Final Fantasy game that feels like an epic fairytale? It certainly did for me. While I never got to finish this game either. I didn't even finish the first disc. It also had many moments I enjoyed. With the only exception of slow battles and characters that moved like they had glue on their shoes I really enjyed the adventure. I still have to finish this.

FF13: Nothing special about this. While to combat in the end tunred out to provide more than just auto-battle, the whole game still felt wrong. Fal'cie, L'cie, this, that. There's alot of things I didn't understand actually. While its sequel FF13-2 managed to slightly improve some of the things, it still didn't feel right. Neither did Lightning Returns. I did however, enjoy these games, but not as much as I hoped for.
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I have completed V, VI, VII, VIII, X, X-2, XII, XIII and XIII-2.

To be honest, my favorites are VI,VIII and XII for different reasons.

VI: Cuz Kefka. And the world gets more interesting half-way through. I promise, dont give up on it until uve passed the weird halfway scene!

VIII: I completely loved the love story when i recently played it through again and it was also my first RPG ever. I kinda hated that grinding was easy as hell and could be easily be complemented by junctioning 99 ultima on whatever but thats kinda understandable.

XII: I am one of the weird people who loved the Grid-system. To me, that made the game alot more customizable and free. I could pretty much make a full hybrid team if i wanted. And i kinda did, so i did. Second time, i made a team who had two healer/warriors and a support/summoner. How can that kind of customizability not be found cool? Also, the story was pretty much star wars. . but not a bad clone.

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VIII, IX, and X. VIII didn't have a great battle system but the story felt mature and heartwarming -- I played it multiple times, and I love the idea of military school and communities. IX was my first FF game, and it's fun, and also mature/dark at times too. I loved every character and I felt like it was a true adventure. X, the game was most mature, the graphics, battle system, the story, the voice acting, blitzball... everything about it was fantastic -- also got me obsessed with the whole summoner theme!!!
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Most favorite is XII (Original. No Job System) because I like Ivalice more than any other FF world.

Followed by IV (Advance or Complete Collection), and VI (PS).

I, II (NES and PSP) were pretty basic and are good classic RPG's.

III (PSP) and V (Advance) were okay but I'm not really into Job System based FF's.

VII was my favorite before XII.

VIII was interesting but I never got far.

XIII... looked good.

I haven't played IX, X, XI, XIII-2, LR and XIV and aren't interested in them except for IX and XIV.
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One that I had a lot of fun with was Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest for SNES as a kid. I picked up any RPG I could find at that point.

My absolute favorite is FFX.

I've also got a lot of love for FFVII, FFVI, and FFIV.
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I've played 4,6,7,8,9,10 and mystic quest

6 is my favorite because the story is so compelling...so epic, such sweet melodrama. I felt the same way about 4 but 6 does everything better.

I really didn't like 7 it felt very trite compared to 6. 8 was ok, and 9 not so memorable. 10 it was obvious a lot of effort went into it, but some of the challenges were just hell. The antiquated random encounter system really turned me off into ever wanting to touch a final fantasy game again. However, I did beat it
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