Welcome back.It was a really hard choice, cause I love every game equally! (Except 6, i've never played that one heh.) I broke it down and each game is so unique, with different battle schemes and characters, but then I eventually decided to pick IX because I think I had the most fun playing that game. The characters got stuck on me, ya know? xD The storyline, while it was very traditional, was very smooth and interesting and it didn't bore me. I think all of the games mentioned aboved are amazing, but Imma pick IX cause like I said before, I think I had the most fun playing it.