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Grandmthethird

Final Fantasy

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Huge franchise, deserves a discussion thread. Here is my thoughts

final fantasy, wow, where to begin. i played all except FF3 and FF11

FF1 and 2, weren't the best games ever, i played them coz they were FF, but i wouldn't say i enjoyed them. FF2 is harder than FF1 but is a slightly better game.

FF3, the only place i can seem to get hold of an english version of FF3 is on handheld, i can't see handheld so i'm waiting for a PSvita that has a HDMI out port, then i'll get one to play on my TV

FF4, had a wicked story, very melodramatic, full of deceit and backstabbing. the first really good FF game (i can say that coz i haven't played FF3 yet, which i hear is also good)

FF5, much better game mechanics, the job system was cool. the two worlds forming one was cool. the problem was, the story let it down, it was a good story, but it was sandwiched between FF6 and FF4 which both had amazing story's.

FF6, this game was a masterpiece, it story was over the top, kefka was a true baddie, evil and nuts. every time something bad happened in that game, you thought ah well at least it can't get any worse, and it always did. the game had so many secrets and some of them were really subtle, like the identity of relms father. FF6 paved the way for all other FF games.

FF7, arguable the best FF game ever, though FF6 also holds the same claim. its hard to say which is best. anyway not much to say about ff7, if you a FF-fan then you know all about it. but i will say this game needs atleast a second play through the story is that crazy in place's 

FF8 the black sheep of the final fantasy family. it a game you either loved or hated. i found the art style to be a bit off. i quite liked the whole extracting magic and using it to boost your stats. the story was ok, the game was really a love story. i don't think the game was anywhere near as good as ff7 tho

FF9, the game that went back to its roots. also the game that gave us the single best character ever "vivi" imo. behind all the cuteness FF9 was such a dark game, the whole premise was death. vivi was going to die and had to watch all the other mages die. all the summoners (almost all) were dead, a second planet was dying so the main baddie wanted to steal your planet. a dark, dark game but so great

FF10 who doesn't love FF10? the story was great, the mechanics were great, the side quests were great. i loved the sphere grid it was such a unique way of leveling up compared to all other FF games. the only thing that could possibly be a negative about this game was the voice acting, but still voice acting was still new in games back then. i have heard that they plan on releasing FF10 in HD, so i definitely be picking that up again.

FF11, i was never really in MMOs when FF11 was out

FF12, was a weird one, many thing about the game were good, like its been called "Final Fantasy does starwars" the world was good, so good it spawned spin-off's. two problems that i found with the game. 1) the gambit system was so stupid you could set it up so you didn't ever have to think a battle. 2) although the story was all about war, there was no bad guy, not a real one, not a main one, where was my kefka or sephiroth. a decent game that failed in certain areas

FF13 ******* piece of ****, almost ******* ruined FF, and then they bring out another ******* piece of **** FF13-2, and as if that wasn't enough they're going to bring out a third **** this **** give us FF15 instead

FF14 i have played FF14 it was broken, that all there is to say. i know they have completely redesigned the whole game, and its now in beta as FF14 reborn. i believe it's the first MMO to be completely remade while ppl were still playing it. sqaure enix have quite the ego, they woudln't let a FF numbered game flop as badly is FF14 first did. but to be fair i don think many game companies couldn't have pulled a game back like they have/hope to

in case you haven't noticed i love final fantasy. not as much as i love tekken, but still. and i always have a FF game on the go. atm i'm playing 7 i'm just at the end of the second disc and i just got my gold chocobo, "knights of the round" here i come

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Anyway thats just my opinion :D

FF15 announced for PS4. Am i excited, you bet i am, it looks great (well FF13 looked great in trailers) but i have high hopes for this FF15. is one of the real resons i'm getting a PS4
 
(i wrote this a couple of months ago. but i feel this is a good place for it)
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I found Final Fantasy X to be the worst FF game after 13. Did love X-2

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FF7 best one played it a lot and and still do on steam the soundtracks ..the story ..the characters it all fits

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I enjoyed FF remake on PSP. That was fun.

Also my favorite FF game probably was Final Fantasy 7: Crisis Core.

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I unfortunately never got into the FF series when I was younger and thus FF13 was my entry. Although I do have FF7 on Steam which I haven't played yet.

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Bought the original Final Fantasy when it came out and I stopped at 9. I really liked 9, but after 7 and 8 I knew the series was heading off in a direction that didn't interest me so I quit at a high point. Then I went stupid and bought FF13. One of the biggest mistakes I have ever made. Oh my dear franchise, what did those horrible people do to you?

 

In my opinion, 6 was the best. I played 3 on rom in the early 2000's when someone translated it to English. If you liked five than you would really like 3 as it debuted the job system. 

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what did you all think about final fantasy tactics? Both the PlayStation version and gameboy version?

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I played all the numbered ones (plus X-2) and beat them all except FF13. Man that game was gorgeous but way too boring and tedious, I finally gave up after reaching Gran Pulse. That said i'm playing FF 13-2 right now and i'm loving it especially Academia 4XX, SE could definitely pull a great looking town in HD. I was hoping there's more of it though.

My personal favorite is FF9 :)

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I've played all of them except for 7 (including X-2 and 13-2 which I didn't see mentioned here). My favorites are 4, 6, and 9.

 

I found Final Fantasy X to be the worst FF game after 13.

Agreed. Terrible story, writing, worlds, and characters, and those two games and Tales of Xillia have the pointless level up system that gives no real freedom and is just a waste of time. Did enjoy how FFX handled combat though, always nice when an RPG lets you use the entire party, and where they don't pointlessly not give XP to characters who weren't in battle.

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I purposely left out 10-2, 13-2, FF tactics, Chocobos dungeon and any other spin-off, add-on or sequel. I figured just the actual numbered games is enough to talk about. But yes i did like 10-2 I'm not a completionist by any stretch of the imagination but I did 100% that game.

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Surprised to see no hate about FF12 like in many other FF related stuff.

Anyway my first FF was 8, then came 7,9,10 and 12 (with the classics in between somewhere)and I liked them all. Even though 12 gave me a hard time to get used to but it´s one that I replay the most and I´m now trying to get my hands on an original copy of IZJS so i can legally play it on an emulator and put some videos on YT. I know it has it´s flaws, but at least some were properly addressed (thx Grandmthethird)
Also the very existence of Vaan was irritating and I didn´t like Penelo that much, but that´s about it.

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FF13 now is really where shit hit me, IMO they missed an opportunity to make the step of putting epic stories on the next gen (now almost last gen) consoles and giving them the proper action, graphics and scenery they deserve.
It seemed so...I don´t know the right word...shallow(?)...awesome graphics, good music but by the love of god the characters were so either cliché or annoying as it gets. The only one I felt genuinly sorry was Sasz, cause I´m a sucker for Father-Son-relationships in stories.

Lightning was ok I guess not really that special, Fang was ok too, but the rest I just want to go "this is Sparta" on.

Well I guess that´s enough hate, though I think I wouldn´t be so mad about it if it wasn´t called Final Fantasy, as a stand alone Japano-RPG It would be fine it obviously has more fans in Japan and those who have similar taste.

But It could swear I contracted Diabetes by looking at what they did with Sarah and Vanille. (don´t get it? not sure if this joke works in English, but oh well^^)

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My favourite has to be FF IX. I found the characters and the story better than the other game personally.

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FF 13 looks like pretty shit. I can not wait for ff15 its gonna be so epic

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I have all Final Fantasy games and for me since the fusion with Enix, Square is not making good Final Fantasys. People say "but its evolution" and i say no...

just look at Pokemon the recipe its the same and thats why it allways work and will work. Killing the turns that make Final Fantasy what it is and making it a action based game its suicide. Just look at Resident Evil,  Capcom admitted that they wanted to change Resident Evil because of what activision was selling with COD. And is Square does the same with Final Fantasy it wont Reach Final Fantasy XX lololol

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I have all Final Fantasy games and for me since the fusion with Enix, Square is not making good Final Fantasys. People say "but its evolution" and i say no...

just look at Pokemon the recipe its the same and thats why it allways work and will work. Killing the turns that make Final Fantasy what it is and making it a action based game its suicide. Just look at Resident Evil,  Capcom admitted that they wanted to change Resident Evil because of what activision was selling with COD. And is Square does the same with Final Fantasy it wont Reach Final Fantasy XX lololol

I don't completely disagree, but what i will say is. Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2 are great games, if FF15 plays like them, then i don't mind

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I still have my SNES copy of Final Fantasy III, which is well loved, but not my favorite. I think FF8 has some of the better and more detailed cutscenes, and FF9 has a superior story, but I have replayed FFXII the most. I appreciate the more open world design of the game, especially compared to the linear and quite frankly boring design of FFXIII. Sure, you can count the hairs on Lightning's head, but who cares when everything else about the game makes you want to ram your head through a plate glass window? 

I have fond memories of FF Tactics, and always thought it deserved a reworking into a traditional RPG, what with the plot twists and colorful characters. They could have even slipped Cloud's cameo in there for all I care... :) Good stuff, mates... good stuff.

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I don't completely disagree, but what i will say is. Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2 are great games, if FF15 plays like them, then i don't mind

I Love Kingdom Hearts and i really hope that if Final Fantasy has to be an action game be more like KH.... But since i saw noctis using a cover system like in Gears of War i have my doubts.

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Final Fantasy VIII, Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy XII are the best.

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Loved FFIV, VIII, and X. Thought X was the best one. 

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Love the FFX haters, it is one of the best FF gams ever. FF13 sucked. FF6-10 are awesome, they where my childhood. I'm hoping f15 will get me back into the franchise.

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i know you gonna hate me now but i have almost every Final Fantasy but i never played one.

i have FF1 to FF6 on Emulators. FF7 and FF8 for PC. FF9 on Emulators. FFX and XII on PS2. I only started to Play FFX recently but...it still didn't catch me.

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