July 1, 2012, 3:51 AM
Wow, this is a toughie...if I'm being subjective, I'd probably say the best is X for being the most emotional game I have ever played as well as for ushering the series in to a new generation in such a revolutionary and successful way, but honestly I found the game to be somewhat lacking in a couple practical aspects. Certain parts of the game that could have been done better or done away with made it feel like a chore to slog through in order to get more of the story (e.g. the half-billion Seymour fights).
If I'm being objective, which I was in my actual voting on the poll, so I'd have to say XII is the best FF game. The battle system is a fantastic blend of other systems in one, the new license and gambit systems are a delight to use (once you get used to them), the story runs fairly deep, dialogue is simply fantastic in an archaic sort of way, the characters all have a LOT of character (with a few minor exceptions), the graphics are about the best on the platform, and the music is a nice blend of old and new as well. Overall, it seems like XII just tries to take all the best elements of other games, and the result is an extremely solid-feeling game and universe. I think SE knew with XII that they were releasing it to the competition of not just other games, but an entire new platform (as the PS3 was to release less than a year later and it had already been shown around plenty of times) and so they really put their best foot forward.
July 8, 2012, 2:55 PM
Servant of the Lord Jesus Christ
im currently playing FFXIII
I say III was my all time favorite via the classes and in my opinion the cloud of darkness was the best villain in the series.
Next is I, the one that started it all, Chaos is the main villain of them all.
July 8, 2012, 4:59 PM
I choose other: Final Fantasy Tactics
Its by far my favorite game of all time. I fell in love with it when it was released and I've been a FFT junkie ever since. I love everything about this game. The Job Classes, leveling up, the characters/enemies.
Its a 10/10 for me.
July 9, 2012, 8:47 PM
IX all the way. It's my all-time favorite video game in general. >w<
July 9, 2012, 8:52 PM
I've finished VI-X and currently working on IV. So far I give best storyline to VII, best gameplay I give to IX, best characters I give to VI, best villain I give to VIII (Yes Ultimecia, she seems like the most threatening character even more than Kefka and Sephiroth.) Best music is a tie between VIII and VII. Best Final Battle/Dungeon goes to VIII and VI. Best overall experience I gave to VII. It was the first Final Fantasy I played and I found it to be the overall strongest game of the series. The cinematics, the character development, and the epic chapters of the game I just found mindblowing.
September 3, 2012, 4:14 PM
I think it's no secret that my favorite one is X.
The storyline is fantastic, the emotional aspects of the game are gripping, the world is set up well, and the characters are far from shallow. Aside from that, it's just plain fun.
September 21, 2012, 7:53 AM
I'm putting my money on FFIX here, but it was a close call. It has a fantastic story which is well paced and kept me in suspense. The characters were lovable and fun to toy around with, even Quina haha.
The world had alot of interesting places to visit and explore, this was helped greatly by the many mini-games the title had to offer. Although MiniGames arn't important, it's nice to have a break from fighting and to have a goal focused reason to explore the world. The graphics for the psOne were top notch and the music was fantastic. Also, it returns the series to its roots, although I did enjoy the short stint of futuristic settings with VII and VIII.
The cutscenes were fantastic and to the point, non of this two minute cutscene to introduce a subpar character. I would recommend this title for anyone who has yet to get into the series.
Honerable mentions on why the cut was so close:
VII: I don't care what anyone says, this game is not over-rated and has alot to offer any rpg fan.
VI: Awesome, all round. In fairness, there was not much between this and FFIX for me in terms of quality. The main features that cost this the top spot was that stupid octopus and lack of mini games.
October 13, 2012, 12:42 AM
Before I clicked this thread, the image of Final Fantasy X automatically came to mind without any hesitation. I've said this in...every thread; nothing beats nostalgia. No matter what. In my opinion, at least (we all know my opinion is worshiped around here anyways).
So that's basically it. I'll add in an analysis later. I won't vote for FFX though, because I haven't actually considered any of the other games or took the time to fairly compare them all. So I'll do that soon or something
But yeah. For now: FFX
October 21, 2012, 1:50 AM
is Never could be better,
enjoying life =D
I have played and enjoyed pretty much every fantasy under the sun, but personally my favourite would have to be a coin toss between VII and X. Which probably would be the same for many people and im not just going off the popularity of VII or X, I Genuinely love each of their stories and characters within them, Sephiroth would have to be my favourite villian throughout the entire FF series and Auron to me is like and idle =D.
MY INSPIRATION -
Comes from the..... Heart Of The Kingdom
and the.......Life Of The Fantasy.
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October 21, 2012, 1:55 AM
My favorite FF is a toss up between Final Fantasy 3j (NES/Famicom, not the crappy DS remake) and Final Fantasy 6.
FF3j: While not a huge in depth story/character development, it does have a good story/plot, and a lot of mechanics started off in this game. The game is also surprisingly huge, especially for a NES title. You have 4 large world maps: The first overworld (floating continent), the 2nd (non-floating continent) covered in water, uncovered in water, and below the surface in the submarine. You also have the job system introduced (used later in FF5, and a modified version in XIII). The game, in its entirety, is insanely large. It's actually rather impressive and epic for a Famicom/NES title.
FF6: The story, in my opinion, is by far the best story in the series. It's as simple and as complex as you want it to be. The character development is amazing, the antagonist is full of pure lunacy, the graphics are amazing, the soundtrack is probably one of the best on the SNES, and really, there's just nothing bad to say about this game.
VII and X are good, but they're low on the list for me (though 8 is on the very bottom).
And since I can choose only 1 for the poll, it was 6. Damn you 1 answer polls! haha
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