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What's your favorite
It's just not FF without a world map.
VII, VIII and IX are amazing. Would order those three VII best, then IX, then VIII.
VII is my favourite game ever.
I hate the new ones, they just aren't the same :(
XIII was an absolute disgrace of a FF. More concerned with flashy visuals than an actual Final Fantasy experience.
only halfway to where I got bored 18 months ago, but so far it's not too bad if you just skip all of the cut-scenes
On the 360 version anyway. Sunk way too much time into it. But it became a chore. Felt like I had to finish it... but felt little satisfaction when I did. Still, the ending: pretty epic.
I just hate feeling like I'm walking through a narrow corridor for the whole game while continuously pressing the X button in battle that involves little to no thinking or skill.
once the paradigm system unlocks and expands there's a lot more to it than that
Every game seems to be aimed at idiots these days, sick of having my hand held through everything. People need to MTFU when it comes to gaming.
still haven't got to the stage where I can pick my party but the battles are actually requiring thought and planning, usually with a paradigm shift every 1-2 rounds. Just a shame it's been a 16hour slog to get to a stage where it feels like a good game, and that includes skipping most of the cut-scenes and only having the slimmest idea of what's actually going on as a result!
X had its moments; I enjoyed it. Struggling to think of many other RPGs that even came close to the holy trinity of 7/8/9. Chrono Trigger, obvs. After that....uh....
Chrono Trigger > Secret of Evermore
The best RPGs were on the SNES, right?
I love it almost as much as Chrono Trigger. Going to go buy it on DS now in a drunken haze. CHEERZ.
this night, i am gutted to discover that they don't have it on DS. WTF? GBA will do for now.
mostly because it was the first one i played - rented it from blockbuster on a whim and bought a copy when i took it back a few days later. haven't played any since X-2 though, not entirely sure i'm missing out.
currently playing VII on my phone though, pretty enjoyable way to spend a bus journey.
Simply because I've never owned a playstation in my life.
and giving it a shot. Even though the graphics have dated considerably, the game-play, story-line, and music should be enough to keep you immersed.
hated Fallout 3.
Loved Shenmue and Skies of Arcadia
FF VII is a little darker but it has the charm that Arcadia has as well as a strong story-line to help you get through
Bascially when Nobuo Uematsu is involved, the soundtrack to FF games is wonderful
best characters, music and story. It's also bastard hard.
7,8,9 are the classics though. I will admit I finished 13, the story was terrible but with a few good ideas, when the game opened up after 20 hours of bullshit it suddenly 'felt' right. But I can't get back those 20 hours, and for that I hate it. I'll still check out 13-2, but damn..
For a 16bit game it really manages to convey so much sense of a world and emotion.
The bit with Ceres at the start of the World of Ruin really has the atmosphere of a world that's been torn apart and that sense of lost as all the characters are scattered all over. Just beautiful.
I'm selling FF7 (PC version) and FF2 (Game Boy version) right NOW on ebay. Go here and see if you think I'm lying: http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/dan_burwood/m.html?_dmd=1&_ipg=50&_sop=12&_rdc=1 See? It's true. I listed them for 99p with no reserve cos it's free and I'm cheap/skint/unemployed, but I'd kinda appreciate someone buying them for one million dollars each. Or, failing that, just buying them.
I will be shamelessly bumping this again. Don't even care. There's some other games there too. Like Zelda and that. Some N64 stuff to follow tomorrow too. KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE PRIZE.
Loved FFV->FFIX and FFXIII as well.
I read the other day that the Final Fantasy brand is looking pretty toxic at the moment, according to the higher ups at SquarEnix. FFXIV has done a lot of damage to how it is perceived in japan, which is a bit surprising to me as my impression was that most people just glossed over it here. I reckon it'll go one of two ways in the next few years: they'll either blow a load of cash on finally remaking FF7to see if that revives things, or the franchise could be put on ice for a good long while..