Originally Posted by TwilightRavens
Honestly you are kinda right on the ones newer than IX, but I like XII because it was a whole different approach and the gambit system allowed alot more fluidity in battle. XIII I really liked the story and the characters but was never a huge fan of the combat but I liked it. IX omg yes easily top five. Btw none of those were in any particular order in the list. VI I liked but idk just I liked V just a bit more don’t really have a reason why.
And yeah I know you aren’t trying to pick a fight, everyone has their own opinions and I respect that, more people in this world need to lol.
I wasn't really posting the flame warning for you but for anyone else who reads this. Very long time fans of the series that were huge fans during the Squaresoft days and before FFVII are few and far between and from what I've seen on other forums (reddit, gamefaqs) not liked very much. The old man fans lol.
I should give FFXII another chance, unfortunately for me the Gambit system was actually a downside and made the game feel kind of pointless (I'm sure you've heard the "with proper Gambits the game just plays itself" argument and that's what I'm saying). The story and characters (well, except Vaan) seemed good. I have FFXV for PC and should probably try it because at least it looks better than FFXIII. What turned me off though is how the large areas look very similar to another series I love, Xenoblade, with big open areas and dinosaur-esque monsters. That is, it just looked totally ripped off to me.
Liking V more than VI is something I don't think I've ever heard but I can understand why as I like IV more than VI. I like all of the SNES/16-bit Final Fantasy games and have spent many thousands of hours on the trio. FFV has excellent music, gameplay and world design and is also probably the toughest of the 16-bit games, many nasty boss battles and some quite early (the last crystal in the first world where you fly your airship to an ancient floating fortress and have to take out 4 turrets then a boss- that boss is hell, but if you have Lvl 5. Death it works on him.) I think VI is the best overall and the reason people like it so much is the iconic music, the depth of the game, the story, and that it has the most fleshed out characters (well, ten of them or so anyway).
I think you would really like FFIV if you liked FFV a lot. The feel is similar- at least, the gameplay and battles are more similar between FFIV and FFV than between FFV and FFVI.