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Submitted by SeekeroftheDawn 872d ago | opinion piece

Final Fantasy's Greatest Hits

With Final Fantasy celebrating its 25th anniversary, the web has been stirring with discussions on the series and its future. A lot of gamers agree that something went wrong with the series somewhere within the double digits. Everything shifted suddenly from 2D to 3D. Shortly following that came voice acting, different battle systems, and a more simplistic world map. After reflecting on the series and its changes over the years, G.R. Bradley at Rant Gaming has comprised a list of what she thought were Final Fantasy’s greatest hits. (Final Fantasy IV, Final Fantasy VI, Final Fantasy VII, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, Nintendo DS, PC, PS Vita, PS3)

NastyLeftHook0  +   872d ago
Final Fantasy X
cr33ping_death  +   872d ago
listening to the soundtrack as i type this...."Suteki Da Ne?"
NastyLeftHook0  +   872d ago
yes
dark-hollow  +   872d ago
You forgot an "I" before the X.
Treian  +   872d ago
How is FFX not on the list? OO....
Asuka  +   872d ago
no ff8 or ff9?!?!?!
DivineAssault  +   871d ago
FFX was one the very best.. 7-10 were the best polygonal FF games.. SNES versions that are on psp are great too.. WHERE IS FFX HD???? I havent seen any screenshots or info on it
cr33ping_death  +   871d ago
thats what im waiting for too :)
forevercloud3000  +   871d ago
UHG! Here we go again..... Make a top____ FF Games/Characters list, use FFVII images, then rob it of top spot.

If FFVI is SOOOOO great, why do they never use it's images for anything? Because the fact of the matter is its not really that great, the Non-Conformist Conformists simply want to show that FFVII isn't as good as everyone thinks (Yet the fact they have to use it to ensnare hits proves that it is).
Cloud and friends > Terra and friends
Sephiroth >>>>> Kefka(No one cares he partially succeeded, he still ends up being defeated....permanently. Seph still lives!)
FFVII > FFVI
Hicken  +   871d ago
Sorry, but no. I don't think VI is the best, but I don't think VII is the best, either. Been more than a decade since I beat VII, and my opinion hasn't changed: I was underwhelmed back then, and I feel the same now.

How can Sephiroth be a better villain? He loses every time. Doesn't matter that he keeps coming back: he KEEPS LOSING. Kefka actually WON. Hell, Ultimecia attained her objective, too; she got beaten after the fact.

I respect your opinion that you like VII the best, but it's not definitively the best FF, let alone JRPG, ever made.

Which, by the way, is why people bring it up so often: lovers of VII consider it the end-all, be-all of JRPGS and the FF franchise. Naturally, if you want to make a claim for another game, you have to take down the one that gets all the publicity first.
Irishguy95  +   871d ago
Winning or losing doesn't make one a better or worse villain imo
forevercloud3000  +   871d ago
FFVII is the defacto best selling FF game. It aslo is by poll the most desired and favorite of the series(by Japanese magazines, etc). It just seems to me ever since everyone started obsessing over the FFVII remake spured by the tech demo... all these haters came out the woodworks and try to bring it down a peg every chance they get. I just find it super strange FFVII was ALWAYS voted the best untill this gen started. Now its the hipster thing to say its "not as good as most remember" but VI supposedly is?
I get that this is all subjective opinion but VII has always been and may always be... the most acclaimed from the series. Why does every list try to steal that light from it? I can deal with the fact it may not be the fav of every gamer but just read this journalist's synopsis of it. " I know many might wonder why FFVII wasn't put as #1..." blah blah, this happens in every listing now. They always give the top spot to another obscure entry and then go into a huge elaboration why FFVII doesn't deserve it but it always seems like they are trying to prove it to themselves rather their reader base.

And FYI, Sephiroth also completed most of his main objective, which was to harm the planet enough where it would need to harvest many human spirits to survive. He did, as that was what the Giant Crater was and in the end many poeple died only to be saved at the last second. Almost everyone in original Midgar died. Sephiroth is just as successful as the rest of the FF Villains yet all the other villains are perma dead and he is not. He, unlike the rest, still has a chance to fully succeed, hence his moniker as "the nightmare".

As far as SE or any Japanese dev is concerned, FFVII is the BEST. It has sold over 10million which is more than any other RPG before it and any RPG of today struggles to reach that same goal.

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