Originally Posted by Modd3d
Just need to blow this off, since it's always itching at me. I grew up playing Final Fantasy, trying to help Cloud and Squall find their ways through the magical worlds of FF. Final Fanatasy 7-9 are my personal favorites and I've beaten all of them thoroughly.
Recently, though, FF has become a disaster. I mean, FF 10? That made no sense whatsoever. It was an abomination. Sure, the graphics are good, but what good is epic graphics when the gameplay is that terrible?
What I could really use right now, is a remade version of FF 7 or 9, in today's modern graphics. That would make me grin like a fool.
Honestly, FF has been good and there have been things that are good and bad about them all. FFIX was the last true classic based FF game.
FFX on the other hand was a great reinvented game with the Sphere Grid, graphics, voices, and story. The storyline for it was just amazing. The only really bad thing about the game was that it was completely linear until towards the end of the game which is a completely different thing from all the other Final Fantasy games.
FFXII was definitely the weirdest one for my tastes. Square tried to make a single player MMO like game and it just really didn't do it for me. I didn't really care the job board at all and the Gambit system was way to time consuming. The quests in the game were also very very confusing. Like when you have to go to the swamp area during the rainy season and go back and forth until it rains in a certain area to get to another area...I mean, had I not read a guide, I'd never have known to do that as it's not stated.
I think the problem Square is running into now is that people don't like the old classic FF games and their style of play and like this new crap. Personally, I loved the old unique systems.
I mean, in FF 1, 2, and 3, you bought your magic spells in shops in towns. Final Fantasy 3 created the changing job system (technically 1 did but you can only change to the upgrade of that one job you choose at the very beginning of the game). FF 4 had the wildest story that went literally to the moon and the underground of the earth. FF5 went back to the original 4 heroes of light and a better version of the job class system complete with the ability to pick your commands during battle which was unique. FF VI went nuts. This game had the most number of playable characters in an FF game and a HUGE world map to explore.
Something new in every game