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No quicksave, they stuck with the old save system and I prefer it that way. And the music is identical to the PSX version. I have that to run on epsxe and I can't tell the difference. The cutscenes are cleaned up, character textures are a bit smoother, and so far I have not found one bug. It's worth the price in my opinion.

There is DRM, of course, but it's nothing intrusive. It just logs in to check for updates when you start the game and has a lame achievement system. You can still play it offline.

(EDIT:) !!! I'm sorry, I lied. I just remembered your saves are kept online. You can't save unless you're connected. I imagine someone's already made a workaround for this, as it's one of the simplest forms of DRM out there, but it doesn't bother me so I haven't bothered with it.

Random battles are where it's at, yo......

Quick question. How many of you guys recommending 7 and 9 even played tactics through? Can we see a raise of hands?
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in my honest opinion it depends on what generation you started gaming specially consoles. If you have been gaming since SNES era i strongly recommend to start with FF3 for SNES or FF6 for PS1 they are the same game.

FF3/6 is the best FF game in my opinion and I am sure I am not alone in this. hands down bests story and music its one of top 10 jrpg.

I also recommend 2-4 for SNES if you enjoy 3/6

if you for some reason can not tolerate old gen graphics/etc then you can start with ff7 like people suggested its where a lot of new generation of gamers and players all started. If you enjoy rts then FFtactics also one of the best FF ever made.

if you still can not tolerate ps1 graphics for some odd reason then go right ahead and start with 10,

but overall FF6>tactics>2>4>7>8>9

anything after those changed a ton from old school to get into or why people enjoy it.

ff10 and 12 were not that bad either but not as great as previously mentioned ones.

ff13 was pure crap and possibly the worst one in the series.
post #23 of 66
FF8 for me is the best Final Fantasy tough the junction system can be a bit confusing at the beginning.
But FF8 in my opinion has one of the best story's.
    
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FF8 for me is the best Final Fantasy tough the junction system can be a bit confusing at the beginning.
But FF8 in my opinion has one of the best story's.

yep, ff8 was awesome but drawing magic was a pain, very annoying also abusing of GFs in the begginning

and beating omega and ultima weapong wow, just wow,
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FF6 is supposed to be excellent, FF7 is GREAT, 9 is one of the best (and most under appreciated), and 10 is not bad at all. Nothing wrong with 8, it wasn't my favorite personally, but wasnt bad either. Ive personally beat 7 8 9 and 10, working on FF13 on ps3 now, and getting into FF6 REAL soon. Being as attuned to graphics now-a-days, you REALLY have to use your imagination and try to ignore the visuals of the older games, pre-PlayStation2 era, especially the SNES and NES ones...

Id start at FF7, if you dont like it, give FF9 a couple hours... thumb.gif
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Can I provide a breakdown, or maybe a general suggestion?

If you like bad anime: Start and 7 and work your way up.

If you don't like bad anime: start at 2 and work to 7 and tactics.
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post #27 of 66
Final Fantasy 7, by far the best game in the whole series.

Played through FF VI, VII, VIII, IX, X myself.

And play through FF7 atleast once every year, usually a couple times, it just is so gooooooooood.
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I'd have to say final fantasy 6 (3 in the US). It has all the best of the oldschool final fantasies in there, and is still a blast to play. Recently replayed it on a handheld.
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my suggestion , since you are curious about FF just because a CGI ...

play FFX . and FFXII , both from PS2

after playing FFX and FFXII and start recognizing stuff ... that is the FF experience , Cid , Chocobos , Summons , legendary weapons , monster races and moggles ...

then , if you liked those PS2 games . considerFFXI or FFXIV your next MMO , what stands apart FF MMO than the rest is how story diven they are , and you need to make some story quests to access some areas , for example :

in FFXI there is a place that we call "sky" , and thinking of it "how can someone go to the sky?" it will be super stupid to just ... take a teleport and be there ... well in FFXI there is a story behind it , a really good one that involves the end of Vana Diel and "sky" being a place for this "race" to watch the world burn ... little details like that is that makes Final Fantasy interesting .. i even remember looking at the maps and see how the developers gave names to the rivers and mountains and areas in the map that are coherent with the "zone" and with the story

.. see how interesting FF makes it go to a place? ... in other MMOs it will be like "go to Sky and kill X monster" ... LOL
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FF3/6 is the best FF game in my opinion and I am sure I am not alone in this. hands down bests story and music its one of top 10 jrpg.
This. Just please, anyone that hasn't played it, don't play it on the GBA. That version totally ruined the music and SFX and it's way more noticeable than any translation or gameplay errors in the SNES/PS1 versions.
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