Posted By TheGameheroes about 11 months ago
Top 5 Final Fantasy Games, 5.3 out of 10 based on 4 ratings
Classy Man Jared and Camera Man Joe make some tough decisions on one the most controversial list to date.
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Well from what ive played on PSP Playstation 1 Xbox 360 Ps2 My top 5 final fantasy games are the following:
1. Final Fantasy 9
2.Final Fantasy 10
3.Final Fantasy 12
4.Final Fantasy 13/13-2
5.Final Fantasy 6
All the final fantasy games have there own uniqueness to them though… Some for the good or bad. Ive enjoyed playing all but FF8 and FF 2. Im only 20 so i grew up playing N64 and PS1 Im unfamilar with the NES versions but Most are very enjoyable to play. FF12 ive probably played the longest logging in nearly 200hrs of playing time.
Lol I’m amused how you did your honorable mention about IX, it’s like saying “Hey IX is a good game but it doesn’t meet our criteria so don’t hurt us please?” And poorly imitating Zorn and Thorn (or some fusioned characters), with a boring tone. Anyway I’m surprised that X is another underrrated FF? Your list is good, except changing X to IX.
mine 5.final fantasy7 4.final fantasy x-2 3.finalfantasy13 2.finalfantasy12 1.finalfantasy x honrable memention final fantasy 13-2 and 9 ff8 was crap
my top 5 would be 5.finalfantasy7 4.final fantasy x-2
My personal list would differ by quite a bit. Even though FFVI is great, I wouldn’t put it in my top 5. Mine would look like this:
5. Final Fantasy IX
4. Final Fantasy VII
3. Final Fantasy Tactics
2. Final Fantasy XII
1. Final Fantasy X
I have yet to play IV and most of III, gave up on II and have yet to completely finish VIII and VI. Not even touching XI or XIV. It is difficult to really talk about FF rationally amongst fans, they get really personal about it, but I’ve just always been a fan of the more recent FFs.
Thank you! I got an account just so I could AGREE with you!
I’m glad that FFX made the list; it’s one of my favorites. Its artistry is superb, its characters are likable, and its gameplay, quite addictive. Aside from the infamous laughing scene, I enjoyed the voice acting just fine. But then, I can see how what struck me as endearing (like the narmy things that Yuna occasionally says in battle) might strike others as annoying.
I hear good things about Final Fantasy Tactics from RPG fans and strategy buffs alike, so I hope for the chance to play it one of these days.
I didn’t give FFVII one much of a chance at the time it came out: the graphics (and maybe also the overhype) turned me off. I considered the blocky 3-D of FFVII to be a step down from the chibi-yet-lovingly-detailed 2D of FFVI, and Midgar was just so dark and bleak. Now that I’m ready to appreciate FFVII for the story, my family’s FFVII disc is broken. :’( So I just might have to buy a good copy.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for giving FFIV and FFVI the recognition they deserve! These two have my favorite musical score and story of all the Final Fantasy games.
If I were writing a best Final Fantasy games list, I would give an honorable mention to FFV. It’s no masterpiece in characters or story, but I consider its battle system the very best. It offers interesting and powerfully customizable gameplay without the severe imbalance that often comes with such ambitious systems (think FFII or SaGa II). And the character sprites in the different job outfits are so dang cute!
I’m glad that you didn’t stick FF7 at top like all of the world does. When I meet people at conventions that call themselves fans I ask them which Final fantasys did they play and they only answer FF7 or FF8. I not once have heard FF4 or FF6 glad those two both got their better deserved spots as #2 and #1 respectively. btw to those Defending FF8, I cannot support that game through its flaws since the development of that game robbed “All” the Xenogears fans of their proper second disc. 2/3 of xenogears budget was taken away and given to FF8.
A tragedy indeed. Xenogears Disc 1 was amazing. Disc 2 was a travesty. Felt like I went from freedom to getting railroaded. The story was told to me rather than experienced. Exploration was killed. Frustrating.
Perfection. Everything Final Fantasy has ever been known for was at its best here. Story, Characters (14! heroes, and many of the villains and allies have enough stage time to make them be considered major characters), Graphics, Soundtrack, two worlds (only regret is not a lot of exploration of the esper world), a world of apocalypse, a magic system that started the shift from spells gained at certain levels to instead ability points, summons were improved dramatically, and best of all the game has a magic system which is explained and integral to the plot. Every character had a ton of subquests to do to unlock their powers (the veldt was a bit much though for Gau, pretty tedious) or give them more characterization and backstory.
linear, but my first RPG game where the characters in an RPG had actual character. My first SNES RPG and it was simply amazing. Why is it 2? Its one of the few FFs you can knock out in about 25 hours, so you can replay it and enjoy it more. I really enjoyed three worlds to explore, the characters, the story, the graphics, the music. I love the fact that the leader of the four fiends has a sense of honor, and even learns something from his enemies, deciding to team up with his fellow fiends like the heroes have banded together to defeat them. This and its contemporary on the NES, Dragon Warrior IV, are a couple of my favorite RPGs from that era, the beginning of character development and story in RPGs to me (although Dragon Warrior IV’s strength to me is a lot based on Taloon’s chapter, getting to play as a merchant, and all the various iterations of that, gathering gear for the king, questing for a shop, a vault to store money, from even being a shopkeeper, was an amazing bit of roleplaying).
the first playstation RPG was my third one on the system (after Persona and Suikoden). It blew the other two away with graphics and sound. The speed of gameplay was fast, although the autobattle made Suikoden a bit faster (it helped Persona, but the load screens…the load screens!). The story was not as good as either FFVI or FFIV, and the characters were not quite as good either (Nanaki/Red XIII and Yuffie are underutilized in the game), and the story has gotten more muddled and confused with each retelling and all the side stories. What really made this game was the character customization. It took everything we had liked about FFVI’s magic system and applied it to not just spells, summons, but also abilties too. Again the magic system makes sense, but its a copy of the system in FFVI (Espers–> Magic, Planet energy mako–>magic, changed the source but the plot still focuses on an evil organization exploiting the resource). The fact is FFVII takes the elements from FFVI and applies them to a magical technological world. In a way this is what the world of apocalypse might have been in FFVI had Gestalht won.
My introduction to 3d strategy RPGs. It took everything I liked about say Shining Force, and upted the ante by giving everyone a job system to use and customize their characters.
Story and characters are meh, but the game’s presentation and music were top notch with a ton of customization. Again though, not too original, built on top of Tactics Ogre on the SNES. Tactics Ogre has by far a better story and characters, if not the visual appeal (The PSP version is pretty amazing for TO, adding in a skill system that works a bit like the job system for FFT, and a world system that allows you to leap back and forth through time to experience the story from different angles at all the branch points. And the isometric 3d can be moved to show a square grid making it easier to see where you are going to).
Still love the DnD class system this game has. And a lot of different party combinations as well.
FFVIII gets a lot of hate, and its deserved. Fundamentally, the magic system/GF is used to make a plot convenience occur. Everyone just forgets stuff. It had me facepalming by disc 2. And the fact is that the minigame makes the magic grinding easier, but you’ve replaced the boredom of drawing magic with the boredom of playing a card game which had music that drove me insane. The characters are forgetable, because they have none. I’d rather have played as Laguna, at least he has personality and traits that make him recognizable as a character. And why do I want to draw magic to never cast it? because the game system says junction it and be done. And that’s a problem, I want to cast spells in my Final Fantasy games. I’d like to smack whoever decided to make summons last 1 minute and be unskippable. Taking tests to gain money is thematic perhaps, but not fun. The deal killer to me with this game is 4 command slots. Attack + ?. Well to be effective you need GF, Magic, Draw, and Item…and there are extra commands. How are you gonna fit that into 3 empty command slots? A slap to the fact after FFVII which didn’t care if you had 12 command slots as long as they fit into your materia slots on weapons/armor. The game claims customization but forces you to play by its limitations, leading to a strictly one way to play. And its called grind magic, junction it to stats, use GFs and limit breaks to destroy enemies. rinse and repeat. Don’t use magic because you can draw it from enemies to not affect stock, unless its really broken like aura. forcing me to play in a specific way, felt like a cage unlike the customization in FFVI and FFVII, and felt like a step backward. (FFVI= FFIX in customization, change espers for equipment) I felt like the customization didn’t really return until FFX, where the sphere grid allowed you to change the development of the character in meaningful ways (doesn’t forgive the story or characters, but the battle/customization system was a thing of beauty in that one).
To me it’s strange how underrated FF12 actually is. It had some flaws but I enjoyed playing it more than many other FF titles. On the other hand, FF5 is IMO better than FF4 – more complex character development system and an equally good story. FF6 & FF7 deserve their places on the top of the list.
My top 5. It’s my opinion, so if you don’t like it please respect it. I respect your :
1. FF6-real game changer. I agree with everything the guys said. Villain is awesome, characters are truly fleshed out
2. FF7-Still a classic game that is very well remembered, for reasons we all know.
3. FF4-Star wars like (classic) story and the 4 elements of Golbez. Need I say more?
4. FF13-I liked it for being different. Some things work, some things don’t. I’ve played all 12 FF games, FFX-2, Dirge of Cerberus, Crisis Core FF7, revenant wings, Advent Children movie and FF13-2 and I have to say for me, it is nowhere near the worst. After so many games I wanted to see something bold done.
I did not like FF1 (rusty), FF2 (TERRIBLE), FF3 (mediocre), FF8 (I wish I had Spoony’s shirt of this), FF11 (boring), FF12 (could not get into the story, the character were dull and I hated the gambit system) , FF14 (I did not even pay attention to this when they said it was an MMORPG on the initial trailer) , FF10-2, Dirge of Cerberus, Reverent wings (ALL 3 ARE TERRIBLE), and Advent Children (CLOUD WHAT DID SE DO TO YOU!?!?!?? T___T)
I liked Lightning, Fang and Sazh, Cid Raines, meh with Snow and hated the Hope and Vanille. They are the real problem in this series. Did not mind the Linearity because it reminded me of FF10′s map structure which was my first FF game. Interesting take on the game series. Wish they kept Lightning as the main character in 13-2. Oh well, haters gonna hate. =3
5. FF10-This was my first FF game. I remember this fondly. I did however, have a hard time connecting with characters. Auron was awesome, Lulu was cool, yuna was okay (stopped getting kidnaped!), but Tidus, Rikku and Wakka were very annoying. I don’t have an impression on Kimarhi. This is a treasure in my heart and will never be forgotten.
1.) FFIX – I play the story and setting and the battle were fun while allowing me some level of control of the character roles in combat
2.) FFIV – I like the story and the combat was not that bad.
3.) FFVII – The story was good with well place twist and not just have twist to have them.
4.) FF tactics advance – I love the law system and how it could change you entire battle plan.
I am having a hard time picking a fifth since most of the rest I played are good in different way but not so good that it stands out.
My Least favorite is FFVI.
I hated this story when I first played it and I still add it after playing it a second time and watching a let’s play of it. It is just sad moments strung together.
My list (with influence from Spoony’s reviews, otherwise I’d be blindly loving all of these games)…
1.FF6 (the original SNES version)
2.FF4 (any version, but the DS remake is awesome)
3.FF9 (probably the most underrated in the series, 15 should be like this)
4.FF7 (had to be on here somewhere, a lot of fun but not perfect)
5.FF2 (A good game that tried new things, they need to remake this properly or at least revamp the battle engine)
Bravo, why make your own opinions when someone else can make them for you.
Personally I love FF5 I remember playing that back in the early 2000′s on emulators before it was ported to the GBA. Don’t know why I had so much fun with it but I loved it. I wouldn’t have put 10 anywhere near the top. It was OK but really it started to move FF into directions which I really hated with the next few games. The beginning of the end of good FF games if you will. Also the PC version of FF7 with HEAVY mods is really a fun way to experience that game although it might not be possible since a lot of mods were on megaupload.
Anyways my list would go 1)ff6 2)ff7 3)ff5 4)ff4 5)ff9
To the people downvoting others for expressing their opinion about FF8: please don’t. You may disagree, but they are not saying anything offensive.
On that note, I liked FF8 as well, though I rate 7 and 4 above it. I found that with FF8, you either love it or hate it. I love it and here’s why: I like the junction system. I like playing the card game. I like the world of FF8. I like the side quests. I like a lot of things about the game. Does it mean I like the story or main characters? No, I think Squall is a whiny idiot and the “twist” in the story is lame. But I can get past that because I enjoy the gameplay and world immersion.
Maybe you don’t, and that’s okay.
FF9′s mention should have been Zorn and Thorn style. You guys went all Meltigemini and nobody’s going to get what I’m saying.
Currency in FF was always Gils, but was abbreviated to GP in so everyone here assumed they meant gold. The spell names were always the same, but the translation’s just been all over the place. FF7 had one of the coolest callbacks, but it was impossible to tell the ultimate Black and White spells were now planet smashers, because they changed them in every installment. “We can save the planet by releasing Fade! I mean White! I mean Pearl! I mean… can we just call it Holy? That’s a four-letter word!”
For me… my top Final Fantasy games is something like this:
1. Final Fantasy IV
2. Final Fantasy VII
3. Final Fantasy VI
4. Final Fantasy Tactics
5. Final Fantasy Origins
When discussing Final Fantasy, use the real names, not the names given in the US SNES versions. We’re not all American and it’s confusing as fuck when you insist on using the numbering system that no-one else used.
I agree, now that it’s well known that America was cut off from some of the FF games lets keep the numbers straight shall we?
OH wait let me guess. 7-9-10-5-4 It’s just got to be. *Watches*
Okay I added 5 because I my self enjoy it. Hush.
The only FF game that I have beaten is FF: Crises Core. So…ya.
Awesome list! I might have (keyword: might) have switched VII and IV, but meh… Oh, and in the American version of FFII (IV Japan) the spell was Lit-1, etc., not Bolt.
I more or less agree with this list. Final Fantasy VI is far and away my favorite of the series and it floats around somewhere near the top of my list of favorite games of all time. I mean, aside from everything else that’s incredible about it, how many other games take a break part way though the game to perform an opera as part of the narrative? The only reason Final Fantasy VI not my favorite game on the Super Nintendo is because the SNES is also home to both Earthbound and Chrono Trigger.
Yeah, I know I’m going to get lambasted, but here it goes. I loved FF 8. And I’ll even take it a step further. Not only did I like the game itself (gameplay, extras, etc…) I really liked the story, as convoluted as it was. Then again, what taste do I have? Lunar:SSS and Lunar:EB (both SegaCD and Playstation) are two of my favorite RPGs of all time. Ghaleon could kick Sephiroth’s butt…j/k.
Thank you for putting 3/6 and 2/4 at the top. Too many put 7 at the top, but i don’t have any association with it, and it seems kinda lame in comparison – story-wise.
Wow, my List couldn´t differ more:
5. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles
4. Final Fantasy 12
3. Final Fantasy Tactics: Advance
2. Final Fantasy 6
1. Final Fantasy 9
I don´t know why I like 9 more then 6 because it is inferior tbh, but when it came to Gameplay I somehow had more fun with it, but the story of 6 is far better so you could say they are actually both first.
And I enjoyed the Advance Version much more because it just worked on the Gameboy and it was the perfect game to play in the bus or when you had nothing to do while still offering those nights where you play for 7 hours straight.
With FF12 I hate the “Main Charakter” but Balthier and Basch are just so awesome and I love the way they are rude to him, this game just makes me happy^^.
And with CC I´m probably the only FF Fan who enjoyed it. It technically has no Story but it just has so much replayability and the gameplay is excellent.
Oh and @everyone who rages about me not putting FF7 on the list, I hated it…
FFVIII did get a lot of deserved hate, it’s an horrible game and a betrayal to the whole saga. Spoony didn’t even scratch the surface of the horribleness of that game.
My (JRPG only) top5 FF-games are:
My personal list for a top 5
1)FF 6- This game is perfect in almost everyway, every charcter is intresting (except Gogo )and has a reason to fight and is given their moment in the spotlight.
2)FF 9- I love this game so much, I love all the charcter and the skill system, the only flaw is the stealing mechanics.
3)FF 4- Once again the charcters and story make this game so great. The only problems with this title is it is a little too easy and everyone but Tella fake dies. Though it has one of the best game twists ever!
4) FF 5- I don’t know what it is about this game but I always enjoy it’s silly almost cliche nature.
5) FF 7- What can I say about this game that hasn’t been said already. However I don’t have much nostalgia for it and it hasn’t ages well. Cloud for me too is not a fun hero everyone else I like…except Vincent.
Funny enough, you picked the same games that I would have put on my list. However, I would have rated IV a little higher myself but that’s besides the point.
No mention of the japanese final fantasy 3? That game literally, and I mean LITERALLY set the stage for the next two Final Fantasies, and even FF6. I just played it again after having played it way long ago and I realized just how amazing that game is in comparison to the two previous ones.
Personally, it would hold my number 2 slot.
That’s the one with the awesome Job system right? I love that one. XD
Nice list. I wish I could say something about FFVI, but it’s the only one up there that I haven’t played (though I wish to with all of my heart).
My list would be -
5-FF Tactics Advance
Unfortunately, maybe it’s just because of the DS graphics shaping a serious story into something almost chibi, but FFIV doesn’t do much for me. I’m going to find the original SNES version, or the PSP rerelease, and decide its quality after that one day.
I’d like to say that FFVIII
get much undeserved hate
as of late.
I mean, it seems like, a few years ago, everyone still loved it, then decided overnight: “Eh, it’s crap now.”
Or maybe I just never noticed everyone else’s sentiments.
I must respect your placing X on the list at all – that took guts in your blood, and made me unashamed to admit my own nostalgic love of it.
Not a lot of surprises here, but then that IS kinda to be expected… which is kinda the definition of ‘not a surprise’… anyway, mine definitely would’ve had IX on it, probably in the top 3. Just really liked the return to classic feel with the setting, the intriguing story and enjoyable characters (except for the Blue Mage stand-in, she/he/it was just… blah) and skill-acquiring and leveling system that wasn’t a chore. X would definitely be there as well, because despite it’s weaknesses I probably enjoyed the combat system more than ANY other FF I’ve played and lets face it, ya spend pretty much the majority of the game in combat, so that kinda counts. VII would probably claim a spot for nostalgia reasons and again the clarity of the materia system. VI for sheer quality, there’s a reason why it’s on pretty much everyone’s list. Final spot… X-2 had the solid gameplay in battles, but… it was just kind of a really shallow experience… V keeps me coming back sometimes for the customization, I’m clearly a sucker for job-systems lol but again the story and characters aren’t particularly solid. Ya know what, I’m going to have to go with the Dissidia series as a sort of honorary spot for making me care when my interest in FF was REALLY weakening due to lack of a title in the core series that would’ve really been able to pull me in. Still hoping to score a PSP of my own at some point when there’s enough space in my budget so I can get ‘em all and play ‘em through.
My favorites (top 10) in no real order
FF TACTICS ADVANCE 1
FF TACTICS ADVANCE 2
FF 4 HEROES OF LIGHT
FF REVANT WINGS
FF TYPE ZERO
Type Zero isn’t even out yet!
Mine’s gotta be
1. Final Fantasy IX
2. Final Fantasy Tactics
3. Final Fantasy VII
4. Final Fantasy VI
5. Final Fantasy VIII
Final Fantasy XIII was terrible, and what do they do after? Make another stupid sequel game and another MMORPG. I think X was the last good one.
My personal list that nobody in their right mind would care about:
3) Dissidia 012
Honourable mention to Kingdom Hearts.
Kingdom Hearts is not a Final Fantasy game.
I thought I’d just break it to ya’.
Next you’ll be telling me Crystal Defenders is not a FF game.
Wait, you REALLY believe that Kingdom Hearts is a Final Fantasy game and not a new IP designed to make an action RPG out of interconnected disney worlds interspersed with random Final Fantasy characters (and not even the cool ones) as cross over bait?
The FF characters hardly did ANYTHING in the game and even then their presence does not make this a Final Fantasy game. This is a Kingdom Hearts game that has crossover elements from Final Fantasy characters.
Did you notice how it wasn’t on my list?
Wasn’t on you’re list? You gave it an honorable mention. That is honorably mentioning something you would have put on your list if it was “better” or what have you.
Let me give you an example.
Here is my list of my favorite anime:
1. Full Metal Panic
2. Death Note
and an Honorable Mention goes to Shaun of the Dead.
But Shaun of the Dead isn’t anime. No, but it would be cool if it was!
The reason that Final Fantasy VII is lower on the list is because it is extremely dated even compared to IV or VI. Another reason is that the story in VII is largely a retelling of VI down to the angel-like final bosses, the darker, despotian leaders, and the ‘destruction’ of the game world.
I got both VII and Tactics before I had a Playstation. The reason was largely because of the heritage of both FF IV/VI and the Dragon Warriors.Is VII overrated? Pretty much in comparison of other Final Fantasy games.
Have you even played the original FFIV lately? That game is dated as all hell. It’s the DS remake and FFIV complete on the PSP with improved graphics and better translation that you probably think of when you compare “datedness”.
Not that FFVI and VII aren’t dated, cause they both are (and due to early 3D, VII a lot more than VI from a graphical perspective).
Also, if one would say that VII’s Plot is a retelling of VI’s story it wouldn’t make it more dated. The nature vs. technology themes without taking much of a side in the game would actually make it more modern and have VI look old in comparison.
Then again, I don’t think that 7 is a retelling is a of 6′s plot. They may have some similiarities, but so has every Final Fantasy that plays in a strictly medieval fantasy setting, too.
Calling 7 dated is just one of those go-to cop-out complaints that people have when they have no real criticisms of it beyond “The internet told me it was cool to hate this.”
Great list. I’m so new to Final Fantasy I don’t think it’d be fair to list my favorites, but I’ll definitely use this as a guide for backtracking titles.
I’ll be honest: VII was my first exposure to Final Fantasy, and the “hip lifestream” forced down my throat triggered such a gag reflex I almost never touched another Final Fantasy ever again.
I like VIII a lot. Same with XIII, too…when Motumo wasn’t forcing Daisuke to re-draft the bloody thing to death. DUODECIM got Lightning’s personality better than the beginning or end of XIII did thanks to that, but I digress.
And tactics? Why oh why must such a good game BE SO INSANELY HARD?!
Yes, yes, yes and a thousand times more, YES!
VI (or 3 as I knew it growing up) was hands down not just my favorite Final Fantasy games of all time, but arguably one of the two games dearest to my heart that practically molded my childhood. I am disheartened that I have yet to play the remake yet but I will get to it soon enough none the less.
Everything about it, from the gripping story and amazing cast, the music of which to this day I could listen to unending, all the way to the crazy-fun combat, revolutionary for its time – I loved it all. It is, to me, the definitive RPG done right.
I won’t discuss much more on it lest I be here all night but the remainder of that list goes a little like this:
Honorable mention to IV though because I literally played that game all the way through in one sitting on the SNES…My cartridge was broken so it lost save data after the game shut down and this was my only way to complete it at the time. I will say this much, the nostalgia factor alone warrants a heavy mention but for its time, this game was truly something else and even today, stands the test of time.
But yeah, Kefka 4 life son – Best villain ever!
(A show of hands for everyone who cried like a little girl at LEAST once during this game) *raises hand*
Wait, there IS a remake of FFVI? God I have GOT to play that.
I don’t understand Final Fantasy IV’s high place on the list. I would never say it’s a bad game, but compared to most every FF games that came after it, it’s plot and gameplay were sub-par. But, to each their own.
My top 5 is this:
5) Final Fantasy IV
4) Final Fantasy IX
3) Final Fantasy Tactics
2) Final Fantasy VI
1) Final Fantasy XI
Thats right. The MMO is in my #1 spot. The story, characters, world and overall experience is just amazingly well done and enjoyable and presented in a way that was revolutionary to MMOs at the time which only presented it’s story through text-block quests.
Well done, the only one I’d question is 10 making it to #5, but I do remember liking it at the time so that’s not too bad. I’d personally put 8 at #5 but I know that wouldn’t be popular.
8 get beat up on far too much. Personally, it’s my favorite in the series, though I can see why many people wouldn’t care for it. But the HATE it receives is completely unjustified, especially since the people with strong negative opinions tend to not understand how the game is meant to be played.
Hint: drawing spells should not be your primary method of gaining magic; use your GFs to refine items into spells to achieve results 100% faster.
Holy hell, you mean I’m not the only one?! I’ve been arguing this point for years. Everyone complains that 8′s mechanics are convoluted and unusable while failing to understand the simplest aspects of the Junction system.
I do like VIII, but not because of the mechanics. Up to 100 spells for up to 32 spell types? VERY arbitrary and grind intensive to fill. Carding, Triple Triad, and GF refining make the grind go by faster, but not that much faster. Economy of mental effort says most people will draw spells.
What if VIII had GF and a JUNCTIONING ARTIFACT which held your magic junction spells separately, while junctioning itself is still a GF ability. Now the number of spells and spell types you can hold are both upgradeable for tangible reasons. Even more to the point, if you set the draw limit low (say 30, upgradable to 60) and locked spells out of use when junctioned, junctioning spells would almost act as a job mechanic. The player would have to think twice before junctioning elemental or healing spells, and emphasis would shift from grinding for spells to using your party as a whole effectively.
…Who’s with me on MAKING that game?
The list was very in the norm for what people would choose. Except maybe tactics, which many of my FF playing friends have never played. (The savages)
I don’t know why Final Fantasy 1 doesn’t get more love. It’s my favorite game in the whole series (eat it 6!) and 2 as well. The real FF 2 not the old English one.
12 was really cool as well. Still need to beat that one.
So yeah lets go with 1, Tactics, 2, and 12.
No, you make your GFs turn monsters into cards. Then use those cards in the first area of the game Balamb garden. You play cards for 10 hours then go on with the seed exam after refining all the cards you won into high level magic.
You will not have a single problem through almost all of the game.
The fact that one can win 8 by playing a children’s card game is just hilarious.
Just because it’s a card game doesn’t make it for children.
Also, just because children play it doesn’t mean it’s for children. When I was a kid I played poker with friends at school. Then the teacher told us that we sort of had to stop, even though we weren’t actually gambling, which is why we thought that we could do it…
But you get the point.
Umbeciliea8 meet Yugioh Abridged. ;D
I got the reference. I just felt that it was slightly out of place, because Duel Monsters of Yugioh truly was a children’s card game. Sorry, but I have a tendency to make my comments too long.
Gameshark baby and save yourself 10hrs of Tetra Master.
good list glad you chose number one the way you did
Can’t really disagree with your list, as you said in the video, how you rate Final Fantasy games really comes down to the person.
Without thinking about it too much, my list would probably be:
Honorable mentions would go to FF4, 5, 9 and probably even 8, as I had a lot of fun with all those titles. But a top 5 is pretty small to begin with, so not everybody can get a place.
5. Final Fantasy Tactics – As a sucker for Strategy RPGs I had a lot of fun with the PSP remake, but strangely, after I played through the game, I never felt the urge to go back to it. Anyways, great game, clearly deserving of a spot on a list like this.
4. Dissidia 012 – I spent more than 100 hours on both Dissidia and Duodecim. The story is pretty barebones and the characters are either caricatures or underplayed versions of themselves, but I just love the gameplay. And that’s what it comes down to for me in a beat em’ up.
3. Crisis Core: FF7 – My favorite PSP game. Just like Dissidia 012, I spend a shitton of time on this title. I’ve played through the game several times and i still sometimes find little nods towards FF7 that I either didn’t now about or just plain forgot. Also, I find the combat, while relatively simplistic, is a lot of fun. Probably not everyones cup of tea though.
2. Final Fantasy 6 – I probably can’t say anything positive about this game that hasn’t been said before.
Why it’s not on my number one spot then? Probably because I lack the nostalgia for it. I never had a SNES when I was younger and first played through this game about a year or two ago when it was released on the Virtual Console.
And honestly, I’m fairly certain that’s what it comes down to if you prefer this or…
1. Final Fantasy 7 – I fucking love this game. It’s the game that got me into the series. Not necessarily the genre if one counts Shining Force and Shining Force 2 as a JRPG, but that’s besides the point.
It has a lot of great characters and scenes in it, and I’m not talking about Aerith’s death.
It’s a shame that this and Sephiroth are the things most mentioned about the game when there is so much more (and better) greatness in it.
Also, if you’re about to answer to this post with “FF7 is sooooo overrated”, please don’t if you don’t have anything more substantial to say. I’ve heard that so many times, it makes the whole accusation of being overrated kinda hillarious.
Awesome game? Yes. Will it make you a fan of the series/genre or even convert somebody who doesn’t like JRPGs? Probably not anymore. The same true for 6 too, though.
I was very worried about watching this video. I am glad to say that you guys hit the nail on the head. A perfect list and nobody should be able to argue with it, but this IS the internet. lol
Heh, oh yeah. I mean the games listed aren’t BAD per say but they’re….expected.
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