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post #41 of 66
Honestly I liked the older FF games better, PS1 gen and older. Don't even bother trying to buy the original PS1 disks, they aren't worth the price, and only collectors would pay that anyway. Just download the ISOs, or get them on PSN.
post #42 of 66
Lol not entirely true. The other day got five and six for a stupidly low price. All the ones I have are black labels and most expensive was 40 XD

Which I want to note I have 5 6 7 8 for PS one
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Just be real 7 was the best. Hands down the most involving emotional story ever. The materia system was unparallelled in RPG - simple, yet it left so much room for creativity.

8 was good too but it was a little too.... detached and spacey of a story. IMO!!!

9 was excellent and really drew you into the characters but the world itself was rather bleh.
post #44 of 66
Final Fantasy IV up though XII (excluding XI), you can't really go wrong. Your first will shape your expectations, but keep an open mind and you should have little trouble moving forward or backwards through the series.

My personal favorite is Final Fantasy IX, as it's essentially a SNES-era Final Fantasy made with (then) modern hardware. Wonderful art direction and OST, tons of humor and probably the best, most well told story of the PSone games (not counting Tactics).

Final Fantasy VIII was also great, with believable world design and an interesting blend of traditional fantasy, modern and futuristic settings. Junction was broken and the Draw system annoying until you learn to Refine magic from items/cards, at which point it becomes a non-issue. The story is convoluted, yet still enjoyable, and the cast was pretty decent (especially Seifer Almasy).

Final Fantasy VI, despite not being my absolute favorite, is probably the best game overall. Final Fantasy VII was another solid entry, but not quite as good as that which came directly before and after it.

Final Fantasy X was great, as was XII, which is the perfect example of Final Fantasy evolution done right. Final Fantasy XIII is an alright game in its own right, but doesn't do much that makes it a good Final Fantasy. It's linear like Final Fantasy X, but without the excellent combat system and interesting cast/story. That's not quite fair; It seems as though it had an interesting story, but it was told so poorly that it could be hard to tell. Although, you may like it if Final Fantasy XIV's CG is what attracted you to the series. biggrin.gif

Just jump in anywhere, basically. tongue.gif
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I loved FFXI. It was enjoyable as one of my first MMO's years ago. I don't kmow how much it has changed in the last 7 years but you used to "need" to be grouped past level 10 if you just wanted to kill a basic mob. I remember those gobs being pretty tough lil bastids. I also enjoyed the challenge of grouping with the Japanese community via the translator.

Only reason I ever bought FFXI was for the card game biggrin.gif Best game ever! Didn't play the actual game for more than 5 minutes or so.
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ff8 was simply amazing .. man those cgi scenes were beautiful, the character relationships great, and the card game was phenomenal.

I have to agree with you there, FF8 was great even though some people seem to dislike, and the card game was sooooooooo good!
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FF9 on the PS1 was my first entry. Everything before that was before my time.
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I wouldn't recommend FF8 and 10. The spoony one to the rescue: FF8 review, FF10 review. 11 and 14 are MMOs. From what I heard, 12 had the best combat system. They really lost me during 10. FF1-3, maybe even 4 are very old school, I'd play the more recent ones first. FF13 = corridor land. The leaves you with FF5, 6, 7, 9 and 12. About FF4, there is a hard and easy version. The west got the easy version while the hard (normal) version was never released nor translated for the west, until some fans did by modding it. I haven't played FF tactics, but it's supposed to be a master piece. It just takes alot of patience and time to play.

Honestly, there are better JRPGs, like Xenogears, Chrono Cross, Lufia 1-2. FF is definitely overrated. Just don't look at it from the fanboy's perspective. The PSX and SNES had alot of great JRPGs, just look at top listings.
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I wouldn't recommend FF8 and 10. The spoony one to the rescue: FF8 review, FF10 review. 11 and 14 are MMOs. From what I heard, 12 had the best combat system. They really lost me during 10. FF1-3, maybe even 4 are very old school, I'd play the more recent ones first. FF13 = corridor land. The leaves you with FF5, 6, 7, 9 and 12. About FF4, there is a hard and easy version. The west got the easy version while the hard (normal) version was never released nor translated for the west, until some fans did by modding it. I haven't played FF tactics, but it's supposed to be a master piece. It just takes alot of patience and time to play.

Honestly, there are better JRPGs, like Xenogears, Chrono Cross, Lufia 1-2. FF is definitely overrated. Just don't look at it from the fanboy's perspective. The PSX and SNES had alot of great JRPGs, just look at top listings.

The Legend of the Dragoon has to be one of the best JRPGs I have ever played on the original PSX, very close to FF7 in my opinion, and it has fully voiced cinematics.
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post #49 of 66
i suggest you start of with 9+ since anything lower has really bad graphics since its really old.
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Best story out of any of them, limitless playstyle options, so many secrets that were actually secrets, and not "secrets", complex combat..... It was the pinnacle of the series. So afraid that FFT2 will be bad that I can't even read about it over a decade later...

I actually heard about this mod for final fantasy tactics not too long ago. I've been meaning to try it out one of these days since I've heard good things.
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