Final Fantasy Minigames
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So I finally got around to purchasing the Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Collection for the PS3. At this time, I'm currently remembering just how much I loved Blitzball and simultaneously loathed Lightning Dodger. Which got me to thinking...

What are some of your favorite Final Fantasy games? What are the ones you hated with a fiery passion? I'll start with my top 5

Best
Triple Triad - Final Fantasy VIII - This card game was just so much fun, easy to understand, and I spent hours upon hours just playing NPC's because it was enjoyable.

Blitzball - Final Fantasy X - It's soccer, underwater, with tackling. Sure it takes a bit to track down and recruit the really good players but once you do, it's just fantastic.

Fort Condor - Final Fantasy VII - Strategy game that was fun!

Snowboarding - Final Fantasy VII - This was such an appealing mini-game to me back when I played Final Fantasy VII, and I don't know why. But it gives me fond memories.

G Bike - Final Fantasy VII - Cloud smash, get points. It was addicting.

Worst
Tetra Master - Final Fantasy IX - How do you take what was an absolutely fantastic card game and make it complete crap? You make it run on RNG and confuse everyone when they try to play it! How do you add insult to injury? You give this damn card game a stand alone version alongside Final Fantasy XI on PlayOnline and not Triple Triad. Image Triple Triad stand alone with cards from all the Final Fantasy games instead of just VIII.

Lightning Dodger - Final Fantasy X - Dear SquareEnix, I hate you.

Chocobo Racing - Final Fantasy X - Dear SquareEnix, I still hate you.

Jump Rope - Final Fantasy IX - My hatred of SquareEnix knows no bounds.

Chocobo Hot & Cold - Final Fantasy IX - Such nice rewards! Makes me want to punch Chocobo's in the face.
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Posted 8/26/14
I always wished they would have fleshed out Blitzball, but I don't know if they had a large enough fan base to do so. The games were fun until I was forced to play for Wakka's attack reels and sigil.
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Good = Triple Triad. That one is legitimately a lot of fun, and I could play it on its own merits. (Except in the Shumi Village. That's a great way to get some loathsome rules spread.)

Shite = Chocobo Racing in FFX. I haven't cussed that much at a video game since Ghosts 'n' Goblins in the '80s.
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Posted 9/2/14 , edited 9/2/14
The hardest one is still Lightning Dodger. I finished all the other minigames (some were still quite hard and required a lot of luck) in X but could only get to about 40-something out of the 200 in about 8 hours of trying. X had a great story and decent characters but the side quests were all annoying minigames and ridiculous grinding (about 60-100 hours just to be able to beat Penance). Grinding is okay if it is a little here and there, but X is actually a short game without it.

The fishing minigame in XII was a little frustrating as well. I don't like any of the gambling or card games in any JRPG. They tend to require way too much time and dedication that I would rather put into the actual events of the game.
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Posted 9/2/14
God the lightning dodger in X is just...ugh it took me a whole day to get 200. Chocobo Racing only took me half an hour to do.

X-2 there is sphere break which I love and manager mode blitzball. Blitzball in X got boring really fast.
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I got frustrated playing Blitzball. I couldn't get the hang of it.

Tetra Master is fine, as long I have good cards.


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Posted 9/3/14 , edited 9/3/14
Best: What to chose. There are so many of them. Blitzball. One of the only mini-games I would love to see having its own game with multiplayer support. I loved it that much. At one point I even discussed the idea of having Blitzball games in real-life. Conclusion: Not possible as of right now.

The worst: I dunno, quite few of those I really hate. The absolute worst must be the chocobo race to obtain the Crest or something for Tidus. May the man behind that idea forever have nightmares about cannibalistic chocobos.
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Posted 9/3/14 , edited 9/3/14
Best: FF VII snowboarding and Triple Triad. Could've gone without the twangy jaw harp music in Triple Triad, though.

Worst: Tetra Master. A good effort, but does anyone know how the damn thing is supposed to be played?


kjellboy wrote:

Best: What to chose. There are so many of them. Blitzball. One of the only mini-games I would love to see having its own game with multiplayer support. I loved it that much. At one point I even discussed the idea of having Blitzball games in real-life. Conclusion: Not possible as of right now.


Oh, it's possible. You're simply asking people to play a mutant form of handball in a swimming pool. Behold, a Blitzball player in their team uniform:



Go Zanarkand Abes!

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Posted 9/4/14
*gasp* Triple Triad. I can't believe I'd ever enjoy a card game- but there you have it. Toughest opponent I remember playing...... the headmaster of Galbadia Garden when you find him moping at Fisherman's Horizon. That guy had some damn powerful cards.
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I personally always hated the chocobo race in FFX, i have remastered version now as well, now that i have more patience, i enjoy it...mostly because i was finally able to get the 0:0:00 time score on it
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Card games.... FF9's card game was my fave, cause I actually was able to complete through my brother's help, but it was an achievement getting all those Eidolons.

Maybe if I played FF8's maybe I'll get addicted with its card game too. haha.

FFX blitz ball, Jecht Shot was the best! ^_^v haha.
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Posted 9/16/14
Best

Blitzball
G-Bike
Triple Triad

Worst

Lightning Dodge (SO annoying).
Jump rope (any games with timing)
Chocobo racing in X
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Posted 9/17/14
Triple triad was especially beautiful for players like me who conetrated on hoarding.
Use Triple triad to acquire new and exotic cards,
Use ability to turn cards into items, items into magic, magic into stronger magic.
Junction.
Profit.

Unnnnghyeah, whipping the horseradish out of ALL the baddies right off the bat, and so much better than FFIX's card game. Did ANYPONY understand what was up with the value/letter system?
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Posted 9/21/14
Well lets see, I really like the playstation trilogy plus X and X-2 so I will base it off those games.

Best
Triple Triad one of the best mini games in all of videogame history. Love everything about it, like the fact that you can have 99 of each common card, and turn cards into items, and you can even gain an ability to turn enemies into cards. Plus It still has a hardcore community of players online.

FF X-2 Sphere Breaker- A lot of people dont like this game, but I think it is pretty fun, I really dont know why, I just enjoy it.

FF VII Snowboarding- A pretty decent snowboarding game placed into a RPG who would of knew.

Worst

Tetra Master- I cant figure out how to play this game, I have tried and every time i win Its because of luck. Also It really sucks that when you have 100 cards and you get a 1 of a kind card you end up discarding it automatically because you can only hold 100 cards. That really makes me mad that they didnt include a 'choose what card you want to discard' rule.

FF VII Submarine Game- It would help if you could see anything but its so dark and so slow moving it just bores me.

Blitz Ball- Never got into it plus if you use the glitch you can win almost every time.

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