Final Fantasy 4 is arguably the best Final Fantasy they made. It has by FAR the best characters (Kain being my favorite FF character ever). All characters are fully fleshed out, with their own personalities, story arcs, strengths and weaknesses. Cecil is the best FF protaganist ever, starting as one of the bad guys (with epic music playing in the intro) but he renounces his evil and becomes a paladin in one of the greatest scenes in FF History. Other scenes, like the big "OH CRAP" moment when Cecil washes ashore on Mysidia, are truly memorable as well. The characters MADE this game (also I had a huge crush on Rydia when I was a kid), but also has the best music of the series. The boss music is the best boss battle theme in Final Fantasy, and the music in the intro that becomes Cecil's theme is very moving. All the music is fitting and really moves the story. Only complaint: This game is one of the hardest Final Fantasy's they made... but I still play it because I LOVE this game, and in my mind, FF4 is THE definitive Final Fantasy in the series.