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Final Fantasy Omnithread - All FF, all the time.

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 1:33 am UTC
by Dark Ragnarok
I wonder how many people will say FFVII. I HIGHLY disagree with it being the best. But this isn't about which is better. It's just your personally favorite.

For me that one was FFIX because it was my first for RPGs. And i doubt i'll like any summon more than Ark. That guy is... utterly the best summon scene to watch.

I still have to play III and VI, which i hear are also very good as well.

So your favorite one? and why?

(I don't want to make this a poll because the Japanese versions differ from the English, and i do not know which ones go with which ones, so if someone helps me i can make a poll, but not until i can straighten that out.)

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 1:38 am UTC
by Yhatki
FFVI is hands down my favorite. Locke is just the most spectacular thief...err treasure hunter there is. Plus, Mog. Mog in all his dancing, Moogle pike glory. So much adoration for that game.
Seriously, the villain (Kefka) was so much more hardcore than girly girly Sephiroth with his indeterminable gender and oversized sword. Yes, yes, you can swoosh around and perform some awful Meteor Strikes, but you will always have just one wing. And that means you can only fly in a circle.

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 1:54 am UTC
by Durinthal
I'll vote for VI as well, simply because Kefka succeeded in destroying the world and becoming a god. The music's also my favorite.

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 1:57 am UTC
by Alcari
Number 6, for the fact that it's the only game to come bundled with sheer awesomeness.

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 2:16 am UTC
by Yhatki
Durinthal wrote:I'll vote for VI as well, simply because Kefka succeeded in destroying the world and becoming a god. The music's also my favorite.

You're so right. I played it over again with my at-the-time boyfriend, and he almost pissed himself. He couldn't believe that a video game villain actually succeeded in destroying the world.

Plus: You could let Cid die. That was magical.

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 2:36 am UTC
by MFHodge
I agree that VI was great, but I'll stick with IV as my favorite.

But I also really liked XII. The gambit system is a really great feature and I hope it sticks around.

The only one that I've hated was VIII.

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 2:54 am UTC
by tarkadal
I'm going to be controversial and say Crystal Chronicles!
*is shot, has phoenix down equipped, comes back to life*
It's a great game, with awesome multiplayer co-op too. I kind of forget the story, and to be fair it is kind of forgettable, since I haven't started a new game in years, spending all my time running around with my party of awesomeness. Great design, awesome music, superb boss battles blah blah blah. I'm probably a little biased, since my (now ex) GF and I spent hours playing it together, good times, good times. Maybe I'm also a little crazy but I actually seem to care about all my party members. I even went so far as to print out a document where I could keep track of equipment, items, artefacts ect. that all my party members had too.

Actually, the only other ones I've played are the GBA Dawn of Souls remakes of 1 and 2. I finished 1, it was quite good, 2 I started, then accidentally wandered too far without saving and ran into a monster that slaughtered me and I haven't gone back yet.

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 3:53 am UTC
by Brian
TACTICS

FFT is the best FF. Hands down. End of discussion. The only things remotely close is 6.

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 5:07 am UTC
by Twasbrillig
See avatar.

As the colloquialism goes, Sephy is my bishie. Not sexually! (I would link the Chugworth that references, but they are DOWN. Fucking Dave Cheung!)

*braces for the beatdown from CN*

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 5:09 am UTC
by Belial
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.

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 5:10 am UTC
by clay/slayThee.exe
FFVII no denial

all disagreement is out of stupidity

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 5:24 am UTC
by Brian
clay/slayThee.exe wrote:FFVII no denial

all disagreement is out of stupidity

/facepalm

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 6:31 am UTC
by Dr.Robert
FFVII here too. The futuristic feel was much needed in an FF, and I thought that the characters were stellar.

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 6:46 am UTC
by Jesse
Yeah, FFVII just for the sheer amount of debate that was engendered over the story afterwards; I love a game that does that.

VI was close though, Kefka was badass.

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 6:56 am UTC
by Dr.Robert
Jesster wrote:Yeah, FFVII just for the sheer amount of debate that was engendered over the story afterwards; I love a game that does that.


Forgot about that aspect, and I fully agree. It was truly an excellent story.

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 1:10 pm UTC
by Maseiken
VI



VI all the way... This isgoing to break the internet... but Kefka is just way better than Sephiroth...

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 1:25 pm UTC
by 2DMan
Time for an out-of-nowhere one... FFIII, the DS remake! Hah! Love that game. The cute little guys in their (often awesome) costumes look wonderful compared to the generally comparatively enormous and powerful-looking monsters. Also, the combat system rocked, much better than 'active time battle' in my opinion. Who creates a turn-based system which isn't a turn-based system, anyway?

Also, turning the lead character of the party into a Red Mage gave him an absolutely rockin' pimp hat and red coat...

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 2:33 pm UTC
by Princess Marzipan
VI; end of thread.

Next plz. =)

clay/slayThee.exe wrote:FFVII no denial

all disagreement is out of stupidity
Actually, my disagreement is out of thinking VI did a far better job of making me give a rat's ass about any of the characters. Aeris dies. Do I weep for her? No, I don't give a rat's ass. Celes singing at the opera, Cyan's lost family, Terra's lack of purpose in life, Setzer's troubled past, Locke's perceived failure to the one he loves...these are characters I FEEL for.

Cloud and Tifa can't figure out if they're in love? Boo hoo. Cid couldn't fly to the moon? Wah. Vincent is a vampire? ...wtf?

FFVI just has more depth to the characters, a trend which I'm glad XII at least sort of returned to. (Balthier is a great character, Penelo not so much.)

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 3:10 pm UTC
by Belial
Maseiken wrote:VI all the way... This isgoing to break the internet... but Kefka is just way better than Sephiroth...


I don't even compare them. They're very, very different villains.

Kefka is insane in the "maniacal, evil" way.

Sephiroth was just *insane*. And kindof an alien.

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 4:31 pm UTC
by Zohar
VI. Though VII is also awesome. I really enjoyed VIII (except for the plot twist but I can forgive that), X and XII. Didn't like IV at all and I'm not particularly fond of IX.

However, if you include the "non-canon" titles, I'd have to say FFX-2. Just kidding (although I think it's very underrated). My favorite of all FFs would be Tactics. Wonderful story, music and gameplay. Must've played it about 10 times, maybe more.

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 4:35 pm UTC
by 2DMan
Zohar wrote:However, if you include the "non-canon" titles, I'd have to say FFX-2. Just kidding (although I think it's very underrated).


But is there a single person who, when playing it after FFX, didn't think "What? Yuna...? They made Yuna a pop-star! NOOOOO!" at the beginning? Also, all skills to nil. Which hurts my brain.

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 1:38 pm UTC
by Maseiken
Belial wrote:
Maseiken wrote:VI all the way... This isgoing to break the internet... but Kefka is just way better than Sephiroth...


I don't even compare them. They're very, very different villains.

Kefka is insane in the "maniacal, evil" way.

Sephiroth was just *insane*. And kindof an alien.

I guess... I just thought Kefka did a better job in most every way though,
In insanity,
in Downright villainy,
In wanton destruction,
In sadism.

He ticked all of my villain boxes at top marks and Sephiroth fell just short...

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 1:51 pm UTC
by Gelsamel
They're all pretty mediocre.

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 2:13 pm UTC
by Belial
Maseiken wrote:I guess... I just thought Kefka did a better job in most every way though,
In insanity,
in Downright villainy,
In wanton destruction,
In sadism.

He ticked all of my villain boxes at top marks and Sephiroth fell just short...


I tend to classify my villains by way of their goals/attitudes vis-a-vis me or my character.

Kefka pretty much hated you and wanted you to die. He enjoyed killing people. He was maniacal and *evil*.

Sephiroth....just didn't care that everyone else was *there*. People were just....kindof annoying noisy things that he only noticed if they were in his way.

Which is why I just put them in different boxes in my head.

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 4:09 pm UTC
by Vaniver
I have played neither FFT nor FFVI. Both of those are things I will change someday, but am not in a hurry to do.

Of the FFs I've played (1-4, 7-9), VII is my favorite, but I have most of the same problems with it that I had with every other FF I've played.

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 5:27 pm UTC
by Durinthal
I love the job system in FFV, but the story's pretty weak. It does have some good music, though (Gilgamesh's theme is a favorite).

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 5:51 pm UTC
by SecondTalon
FF Tactics, Tactics Advance, I

In that order. I pretend the others don't exist.

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 5:53 pm UTC
by MFHodge
Sidetrack: Choose the best FFVI party:

Reference: http://www.rpgclassics.com/shrines/snes/ff6/profile/

I choose: Terra, Sabin, Celes, Gogo

Assume it's late in the game. Cyan and Edgar are great early on, but that's my party towads the end.

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 6:17 pm UTC
by Tractor
Sorry, I'm not really into pokemon.

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 7:41 pm UTC
by Roun
XII

Though, I still haven't gotten around to VI. Have they made a remake of that on the DS yet?

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 7:45 pm UTC
by Durinthal
There are GBA versions of IV, V, and VI. No actual remake like III, if that's what you're going for. A 3D version of IV is in the works.

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 8:06 pm UTC
by ehiunno
VII was my favorite. It has a special spot in my heart where it resides for all eternity.

Seph is the best villain. evar. and the scene where he turns around and walks through the flames of the burning Nephilim(sp?) is the best cutscene. evar. That image was the background on my computer for much of my youth.

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 8:51 pm UTC
by Delbin
It's hard to say exactly since I enjoyed these for different reasons...

I'd have to say VIII is the one I enjoyed most. I loved the world, atmosphere, and music more than any others. The card game was also exelent.

I've probably spent more time playing tactics than any other Final Fantasy. You have such amazing freedom with your character development.

Final Fantasy VI has a great variety of characters. It was hard to choose just which ones to use since they could all be awesome. It was fun all around.

Final Fantasy X has the best characters for me. The quality of the voice acting helped immensely.

Final fantasy XII has the best combat system and by far the best boss battles.

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 9:10 pm UTC
by Belial
The voice acting *helped* you in X? It annoyed the everloving bejeezus out of me.

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 9:25 pm UTC
by mosc
6... but I'll give some love to 4 and 10 as well

and the fact that 6 is beating out 7 in this thead shows the intelligence of xkcd users

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 9:31 pm UTC
by Kawa
VTHodge wrote:Sidetrack: Choose the best FFVI party:

Reference: http://www.rpgclassics.com/shrines/snes/ff6/profile/

I choose: Terra, Sabin, Celes, Gogo

Assume it's late in the game. Cyan and Edgar are great early on, but that's my party towads the end.

My first four in the final battle was Terra, Celes, Edgar, and Gau, and no one died the entire time. Gau as "Wind Demi-God" (I was playing Advance so the old "Wind God" wasn't possible), Edgar jumping like nobody's business, Terra and Celes casting Ultima repeatedly and maybe healing when necessary. I had done a ton of training until I was regularly finishing off Dinosaur Forest monsters in two or three hits, so it turned out pretty easy.

I love 6 like nobody's business, and beat it recently. It was delicious.

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 10:02 pm UTC
by __Kit
I haven't played anywhere near enoguh to make a fair judgement, but...

FFVII, Go Barret, go Omnislash and go the mighty vodafone warriors!

I am Sepiroth awesome!

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 10:13 pm UTC
by Delbin
Belial wrote:The voice acting *helped* you in X? It annoyed the everloving bejeezus out of me.


In what way? Other games have had far worse.

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 11:03 pm UTC
by Belial
That's why I like games with no voice acting at all.

Posted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 12:03 am UTC
by Maseiken
^True dat


I was surprised at how good the music was in VI, so much so that when I played it on an emulator, I almost NEVER turbo'ed it...
That's high praise from me...