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Postby __Kit » Sat Jul 21, 2007 2:04 am UTC

I'm playing 9 right now, it is CRAP! its like they made it before 8... Waste of my 5 hours!
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Postby Col. Mustard » Thu Jul 26, 2007 12:01 am UTC

FFVI is the first FF I played, and is my favorite.
FFVII comes in a close second.
(Knights of the Round + W-Summon + Mimic = pwnage)

FFIX also was really good.
couldn't stand FFVIII.

I haven't had the chance to play the others, but I will someday.

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Postby Mordecai » Thu Jul 26, 2007 2:47 am UTC

I am the blacksheep on this one.

I absolutely loved FF8. It was the first FF game I ever played and none have compared. I enjoyed FF7 but not as much as 8.

However, despite that, Tactics was and is still one of my top 5 games of all time. Can't be beat.

FF9 was lame (Zidane = girl)
FFX was ok, but the main char was way too whiney.

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Postby __Kit » Thu Jul 26, 2007 6:42 am UTC

I think everyones favourite will mostly be the one they played first.
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Postby Zohar » Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:35 am UTC

Mordecai wrote:I am the blacksheep on this one.

I absolutely loved FF8. It was the first FF game I ever played and none have compared. I enjoyed FF7 but not as much as 8.

However, despite that, Tactics was and is still one of my top 5 games of all time. Can't be beat.

FF9 was lame (Zidane = girl)
FFX was ok, but the main char was way too whiney.


I mostly agree with you. I love VIII much more than IX. And more than X, probably. But it's not my favorite. Tactics definitely is but in the main series, it's FFVI (which, unsurprisingly, is the first I've played).
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Postby Nyarlathotep » Thu Jul 26, 2007 6:38 pm UTC

Belial wrote:I'm going to be stereotypical and answer VII. It had one of the most interesting worlds, and it had *just* the right level of tech vs magic to hit that sweet spot in my soul.


I do agree here. I don't care much for the gameplay, and today the graphics are laughably outdated, but the actual world is one of the most interesting and unique I've ever seen. It's magic taken to the logical extreme.

I think that's also why I enjoy FFXII. Note that I've never played tactics so I have none of that UR DOING EET WRONG baggage that some seem to have with that game. The world was just so detailed and well done (except for Viera). I just kept getting the feeling that there was more to explore.

XII is my favourite, by the way. Before you yell at me, realize that I've played IV, VI, VII, VIII, and X, so it's not as if I've only ever played this one. IV was trite and bored me once I got to be a Paladin, VI was far, far too long and had the most irritating villain I'd ever seen (He wasn't cool. He was a fucking evil clown. Big deal). VII's plot made no sense but the characters were entertaining, VIII just plain sucked, and X was entertaining but had Yuna's voice actor who I wanted to stab (made even worse by that Yuna is the most powerful character in the game :( even without summons. )

XII had a great take on the battle system, one that neither bored me nor frustrated me, it had characters that I liked (except for Ashe who needed to die :D ), and until about the middle of the game the plot was engaging and very refreshing after the annoying romance plot of X.

Then they dropped the ball of political intruige and went back to crazy aliens/spirits/gods and insane guy wanting to destroy the world. That made me sad :(

The world it presents though is still beautiful though, and the battle system annoys me the least.

By the way, the reason I hate the sprited games are that their battle systems annoy the hell out of me and sprites sadly enough give me headaches 90% of the time. So I can't play them without having to stop every 10 min to get my head to stop throbbing. :(

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Postby Gunfingers » Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:22 pm UTC

VI, i think, will always be my favorite. It not only had the most characters of any final fantasy, but they were also the best developed characters (in my opinion). The story, in addition, was absolutely fascinating, and the soundtrack was just the icing on a beautiful cake.
It's hard to say how much of this is real genius of the game and how much is just nostalgia, though. The feelings of nostalgia i get playing the game are almost overpowering.

At number 2 is XII. The characters were alot more inconsistent. Vaan, plotwise, was almost a non-entity. The story could have continued easily without him (and Penelo). I liked the rest, however. Especially Balthier. The political story was interesting as hell, and while the transistion to gods and fate and whatever was a step down it was still interesting. Finally was the roaming combat system and gambits. Thank you, Square, for finally revamping combat!

Then we skip way the hell back to IV. That's my number 3. The plot read a little like an RA Salvatore novel. Classic style fantasy, not terribly amazing. But fun if (like me) you're into that kind of thing. The characters (except Edward) were all interesting and their interactions were well done.

Then X. Characters are interesting, but not the kind i remember really fondly. Except Auron (and Lulu's boobs). The sphere grid system was a little cumbersome, although not awful. I didn't hate the voice-acting so much.

I disliked VII, VIII, and IX. I found all of the characters grating and uninteresting. The stories were either bland (VIII), excessively confusing and frustrating(VII), or some other qualifier. I couldn't bring myself to even finish IX, but i don't remember what i hated about it.



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Postby Dark Ragnarok » Fri Jul 27, 2007 8:16 pm UTC

Most people don't like FFIX for one reason or another, however from my friends around here say that one of the biggest reasons is god awful lot of dialog.

*shrugs*

I really don't get it. Yea 9 wasn't perfect, it didn't use futuristics settings, it didn't introduce a lot of new concepts, but damn that last disc and everything just swelled up into one climax for me.

If ANYTHING, people should like the song "You're not Alone".
(the song that plays when you start retrieving all your characters one by one on disc 3 after the confrontation with Garland)

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Postby Delbin » Tue Jul 31, 2007 1:57 am UTC

Discovered this last night. I thought it deserved a post:

http://gametrailers.com/game/4831.html

It's a look at the evolution of the Final Fantasy games. I've always like gametrailer's editorials, and these are fairly well done.

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Postby __Kit » Tue Jul 31, 2007 5:24 am UTC

I always thought 7 was great because it WAS ahead of its time.

Also 12 is fucking win, it's like the most like 7, I loved it! (rented it on friends stolen PS2)
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Postby Zohar » Tue Jul 31, 2007 1:13 pm UTC

Dark Ragnarok wrote:If ANYTHING, people should like the song "You're not Alone".


That's one of my favorite pieces from that OST, and in fact out of all the FF OSTs. However, I thought the story wasn't very good. ViVi was the most interesting character and once Zidane's story developed they kind of forgot about him. I really wanted him to have a big incredibly powerful magic moment at the end.
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Postby Cheese » Tue Jul 31, 2007 2:01 pm UTC

I'll go for FFVII every time. Great gameplay, loads of fun minigames, and of course, "fun" weapon fights. My only problem with VII is the final few fights, which I found too easy after beating both Emerald and Ruby weapons. And for best summon...? I think I'll say either 7 or 8's Bahamut (or possibly Bahamut ZERO), just for the dragoniness of it (I don't like 9's that much, it's horns are a mess). In second comes Phoenix, just for the sheer usefulness of it.
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Postby ehiunno » Tue Jul 31, 2007 2:02 pm UTC

when you said people should like "you're not alone". i though, "you're not alone" by Saosin, and that is by far their worst song ever. Then I realized that not what your talking about...

anyways, I was going to jump on here to remind the OPP that FFVI and FFIII are the same game. 3 is on the SNES, and 6 is on the PS with some extra cutscenes. Good freaking luck finding FF3 on the SNES, they only made like 6 of them, I played it on a ROM.

So yeah, FFIII/FFVI comes in very close to VII. Its a great game.

i guess they also remade an FFIII for DS that is supposed to be something else? BAH! I never understood why Square felt the need to change the numbers when they came over to the US.

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Postby 2DMan » Tue Jul 31, 2007 2:21 pm UTC

ehiunno wrote:i guess they also remade an FFIII for DS that is supposed to be something else? BAH! I never understood why Square felt the need to change the numbers when they came over to the US.


Why they wanted to do it was because they never released the actual first three (I think three) FFs in the west, and didn't want us westerners to feel like we were missing out. Which is a little silly and now just causes confusion, but whatever.
The DS III remake is the remake of the actual III, the Japanese one. We're talking so far back that none of the characters had names, instead being just "The Warriors of Light" or somesuch. They added names, personalities and so on in the remake, though, and actually did so very well, slots in nicely.

EDIT - So no, III and VI are not the same game, assuming you use the Japanese numbering system.
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Postby Narsil » Tue Jul 31, 2007 2:32 pm UTC

Final Fantasy III for the DS was complete and utter trash and I will never buy another Final Fantasy product.
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Postby 2DMan » Tue Jul 31, 2007 2:37 pm UTC

Narsil wrote:Final Fantasy III for the DS was complete and utter trash and I will never buy another Final Fantasy product.


Ya big meanie. I love that game.
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Postby Narsil » Tue Jul 31, 2007 2:51 pm UTC

That game hurt me in ways I'll never be able to fully express.
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Postby 2DMan » Tue Jul 31, 2007 2:58 pm UTC

I was hooked when I saw the Red Mage pimp outfit, personally. Some things are just too awesome.
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Postby Princess Marzipan » Tue Jul 31, 2007 3:27 pm UTC

...Every fight except bosses was always two enemies.

Even if that changes after ten hours, IT WAS STILL TRUE FOR TEN HOURS.

Total crap, and the job system was useless since it didn't matter what classes I picked - my party never had a rough time.
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Postby 2DMan » Tue Jul 31, 2007 3:41 pm UTC

People are jumping up and down on my dreams.

Look, it's really cute, okay? It was fun. Meanies. Also, my capacity for rational counter-arguments is just collapsing utterly.

So, um, Final Fantasy games that aren't III, then. VI is rockin', X was the first one I played and so I have a permanent soft spot for it (and you can't say Yuna's dance for the dead near the beginning wasn't awesome), and VII has a cool world. I'm torn between those three, I guess.
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Postby SecondTalon » Tue Jul 31, 2007 4:26 pm UTC

I played 7 until I got out of the city. I quit shortly thereafter as I wanted to gouge my own eyes out with the controller to make it stop.

I've watched a friend play some of the others.

I have zero desire to play another Final Fantasy game.
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Postby AquaFox » Tue Jul 31, 2007 4:41 pm UTC

Final Fantasy VII. Why?
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http://gamingw.net/articles/55

Final Fantasy VII was a game with a storyline that had philosophical influences, depth and enigma. It has a storyline people still debate on today. The Japanese creators translated the game themselves so a 3rd party wouldn't spoil the story detail.

The Materia system has a lot of potential. It gave the game elements of strategy. Not just a boring hack and slash. Materias wasn't just a system, it was a spawn from the storyline itself.

I also like FFVII because it had no real main character. The villain is just an hologram 75% of the game. And the symbolism in it is just amazing.

FFVII is my favourite RPG, but I'll have to tie it with Fallout. But Fallout is my favourite American RPG, they're different in many ways :P.

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Postby Princess Marzipan » Tue Jul 31, 2007 4:45 pm UTC

2DMan wrote:X was the first one I played and so I have a permanent soft spot for it (and you can't say Yuna's dance for the dead near the beginning wasn't awesome)

Watch me.
After you read this I will have wrote:Yuna's dance for the dead near the beginning wasn't awesome.

X was terrible; none of the characters had any depth beyond "We're guardians for Yuna." Oh, Auron's a tough guy, Wakka's playful, and Lulu is mysterious? Hoop de doo.
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Postby AquaFox » Tue Jul 31, 2007 4:48 pm UTC

CreemyNougat wrote:X was terrible; none of the characters had any depth beyond "We're guardians for Yuna." Oh, Auron's a tough guy, Wakka's playful, and Lulu is mysterious? Hoop de doo.


Well said.

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Postby AquaFox » Tue Jul 31, 2007 4:52 pm UTC

May I also say Final Fantasy was great untill they lost Nobuo Uematsu (composer) and Hironobu Sakaguchi (founder of FF). They left Squaresoft (it's also part of why Square merged with Enix). They both work in Mistwalker now and I expect them to make games way better than FF because they were the ones that made FF great.

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Postby ehiunno » Tue Jul 31, 2007 5:12 pm UTC

2DMan wrote:EDIT - So no, III and VI are not the same game, assuming you use the Japanese numbering system.


yeah, I am not trying to say that they are. I am just saying, that III has been released twice. III and VI are the same in america, the same game, one on the SNES and one on the PS, just different numbers, but there is another game also called FFIII that came out for the DS.

confusing

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Postby 2DMan » Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:25 am UTC

CreemyNougat wrote:
2DMan wrote:X was the first one I played and so I have a permanent soft spot for it (and you can't say Yuna's dance for the dead near the beginning wasn't awesome)

Watch me.
After you read this I will have wrote:Yuna's dance for the dead near the beginning wasn't awesome.

X was terrible; none of the characters had any depth beyond "We're guardians for Yuna." Oh, Auron's a tough guy, Wakka's playful, and Lulu is mysterious? Hoop de doo.

I wasn't, at that point, commenting on the characters, I was merely saying that the FMV with the dance was really very beautiful. Actually, to a certain extent I agree that the game wasn't a masterpiece, although I think it was better than you clearly do. VI and VII were better games, basically, in my opinion. But X wasn't all bad and it was, as I say, the first Final Fantasy I ever played. It has some good moments. Possibly you have more stringent requirements than I do, but I enjoyed it.
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Postby ehiunno » Wed Aug 01, 2007 1:15 pm UTC

I also really enoyed 10. Contrary to most people I thought the battle system was fun, and blitzball was the best minigame I have ever played. Seriously, I just wish they would make a blitzball game, that would own so hard.

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Postby Princess Marzipan » Wed Aug 01, 2007 2:45 pm UTC

2DMan wrote:I was merely saying that the FMV with the dance was really very beautiful.
Possibly you have more stringent requirements than I do, but I enjoyed it.

Ah. Well, yes, it was beautiful. ALL the cg is beautiful. But when it comes down to it I don't give two shits; I'd rather have the gameplay be good and the characters well-developed. (NOT in the sense of Tifa.)

Re: Blitzball
I DIDN'T BUY FINAL FANTASY X TO PLAY PRETEND 3-D SOCCER. I BOUGHT IT TO PLAY AN RPG. CLEARLY MY MISTAKE.

(I'm not angry at anyone in this thread; I just really hate what's happened to some of the games in the series. If you take offense at me...don't, because I'm not yelling at you. <3)
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Postby Narsil » Wed Aug 01, 2007 2:55 pm UTC

Hey, you know what's bullshit?

They're remaking Final Fantasy IV. Or II. Whichever the fuck the one with Cecil the Knight is. Final Fantasy III-style, for the DS. Lame.

Why not do VII? Seriously, Square Enix, remake the games that people want to play again.
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Postby Princess Marzipan » Wed Aug 01, 2007 3:02 pm UTC

You just made my day! Anytime Squeenix wants to remake IV or VI, I'll bite.
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Postby Fiska » Fri Aug 03, 2007 7:33 pm UTC

Tactics is best. And, by the way, philsov of GameFAQs is making a balancing patch for the game... here's a link (I'm not spamming GFAQs).

http://boards.gamefaqs.com/gfaqs/genmes ... c=36754862

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Postby Fudge » Sat Aug 04, 2007 6:13 am UTC

XII. It went away from the whole "SAVE THE WORLD!" plot... not say I don't like that type of plot, but it was becoming trite. It was hard to enjoy at first, and all of the characters seemed dull, but you become attached to all of them as the game progresses.

XII was a nice change. The gameplay was nothing short of awesome. Never did I feel like I was grinding. I was just fighting and having fun.
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Postby Castaway » Sun Aug 05, 2007 2:54 am UTC

I liked VIII, IX, X, and XII. I hated seven, actually. My favorite is probably X, but they're all so close. I still havent beaten VIII or IX (though I'm saved right before the end on IX, and i'm replaying VIII now). Then maybe I'll go back and force my way through VII.
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Postby Cheese » Sun Aug 05, 2007 7:42 pm UTC

Castaway wrote:I liked VIII, IX, X, and XII. I hated seven, actually. My favorite is probably X, but they're all so close. I still havent beaten VIII or IX (though I'm saved right before the end on IX, and i'm replaying VIII now). Then maybe I'll go back and force my way through VII.


I really liked VII (the ultima weapon fight in it is probably my favourite FF battle yet), but the friend I borrowed it off of didn't have disc 3, for whatever reason. So I have no idea what the last quarter of story is like...
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Postby Castaway » Sun Aug 05, 2007 7:54 pm UTC

One thing I don't like about Final Fantasy is that you can get deceptively far without having an at all adequate party. Somehow, without understanding junctions at all, i got to Disc 3 on FFVIII by just spamming GFs (this is when I was 12.) Now i've been replaying it and thinking "wtf, how did I do this?" Similarly, I beat most of the boss battles in FFX by doing Aeon overdrives. Needless to say I've gotten more skillful.
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Postby Cheese » Sun Aug 05, 2007 7:56 pm UTC

Castaway wrote:One thing I don't like about Final Fantasy is that you can get deceptively far without having an at all adequate party. Somehow, without understanding junctions at all, i got to Disc 3 on FFVIII by just spamming GFs (this is when I was 12.) Now i've been replaying it and thinking "wtf, how did I do this?" Similarly, I beat most of the boss battles in FFX by doing Aeon overdrives. Needless to say I've gotten more skillful.


Completely true. But if and when you do notice that you can use strategy, about 90% of game time is spent junctioning magic or organising materia.
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Postby I Zimbra » Sun Aug 05, 2007 11:07 pm UTC

FFVI is my hands down favorite. I also love IX because it doesn't take itself too seriously (at least until the end) and the combat systems is less broken than the other ps-era FFs. The card game is a total waste of time, but in a good way. XII is good because they finally did something different with the series, although you can get ridiculously powerful very early in the game.

FF:TA was the first game I got for GBA and it led to many "Just one more battle..oh shit it's 4am..ok, just one more" moments.

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Postby Gadren » Mon Aug 06, 2007 5:51 am UTC

IX for me all the way:
1: Interesting steampunk/medieval world appealed more to me at the time.
2: Main character is actually likable and fun, unlike those obnoxious emos, Cloud and Squall. I mean, how many times can you use "..." as dialogue?
3: Equipment/ability system was intuitive. It was the only such system that I found sensible. Those "Sphere Grids" and "License Sheets" just seemed like convoluted systems stuck on the reality of the characters' world. I mean, in X, are they somehow accessing this mysterious grid? In XII, are they completely retarded and incapable of using a hat without using a silly system like "license points?" In IX, it made sense: equipment had certain properties, and, when you use that equipment long enough, you can always use those abilities. It's such a sensible system that I'm glad they stuck it into FF:TA.

I really do like how XII changed a lot, getting rid of silly random battles and treating it a little like an MMO in terms of feel... but I could never get into the political story. None of the characters mattered in the slightest to me.

Well, this thread has made me want to play IX again. ^_^

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Postby IntoxicatedInsight » Mon Aug 06, 2007 9:14 am UTC

Belial wrote:The voice acting *helped* you in X? It annoyed the everloving bejeezus out of me.


Me too, I just couldn't take the characters seriously. Otherwise it was a damn good game (Blitzball aside).

I would have to say VII and I think it Was because I played it first. If I'd played one of the more recent ones first the graphics probably would have ruined it for me. It's all about the minigames. :)


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