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Let’s Rank The Final Fantasy Games, Best to Worst

Kotaku: For the past two months, we've been running a feature called Pecking Order, in which we rank every game in a series, from best to worst. First up was Halo, then Grand Theft Auto.

Now it's Final Fantasy's turn. Which game in Square's crystal-packed behemoth is the best? Which is the worst? Which has the cutest moogles? Which has the best Aeris death?

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TheLyonKing1246d ago

My personal order is:

8
9
10
6
7
13-2
10-2
5
4,3,2,1
12
13
11
14

top 5 non ff main series but part of square
KH series
Chrono trigger
secret of mana
vagrant stories
disidia

TongkatAli1246d ago

IX and XII are too low. VIII is better then IX ? IX is much better VII and VIII. Character wise, story wise, atomsphere, non emo main character etc etc. Soundtrack is hard to pick, but honestly VIII and IX rape VII OST to me.

TheLyonKing1246d ago

8 was my first ff game I played which why its my favourite it introduced me to the amazing series that's why it's top like I said its my personal order.

9 was the first I bought with my own money and love it there's not much seperating them :) I wast a fan of 12 it was very much a single player 11, I don't like mmorpg combat RPGs.

HammadTheBeast1246d ago

First of all, it's his personal opinion, the great thing about FF games is that each one affects a person differently. Also, Squall was not Emo.

MaxXAttaxX1246d ago (Edited 1246d ago )

* FF6
* FF4
* FF9
* FF7
* FF10
* FF8
* FF5
* FF12
* FF3
* FF
* FF2
* FF13

That's is my list. It's also THE best list :P
lol

grailly1246d ago

that's a pretty unorthodox list. it's rare to not see 7 and 6 or the top 3.

mine would go more like:

10
8
7
9
4
6
12
and then I'm not passionnate enough to rate the others(most of which I didn't play/beat)

NukaCola1246d ago

I have enjoyed almost all the original NES/SNES FF titles about the same. They all are unique. My least favorites are X through XIII. Although the visuals are better, the games became linear and unfun. XII had a lot of potential but wasn't what I was hoping for. The action RPG crown went to Kingdom Hearts (another franchise SE has been killing).

But if I had to pick one VII. Yeah, I know it's the hipsters' FF title, but it was the first FF I really remember pulling at my heart strings. The twins scene in FF IV was another one, but when I was that young, I didn't feel the same way. Plus FF VII was the first FF to be able to truly represent the series from both it's content and GRAPHICAL presentation.

Not knocking SNES at all...Chrono Trigger still trumps all even after all these years, but that game was the trinity of all the demigods of gaming. A once in a lifetime experience.

grailly1246d ago

isn't FF6 or 4 the hipster FF? 7 seems like the go to response.

My theory is just that your appreciation of FFs depend on where you were in your life when they came out. For me FFX came out just when I was still a kid but my parents didn't monitor my play-time anymore, so I just have memories of playing it non-stop back to back and I had friends playing the game at the same time. I didn't have the same experience with other (arguably better) games

NukaCola1246d ago

I have played every FF game to date minus XIII-2 and I have different experiences with all of them. It's really hard to pick one.

kalkano1246d ago

I didn't have any problem with that list, until I saw 10-2 above...well...anything. That game was an atrocity.

Caffo011246d ago

did you even play 11 and 14 before putting them at the bottom of your list?

iWishTifaWasReal1246d ago

i know FFXIII is DEAD last on my list.

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shodan741246d ago

Generally agree with this. Would certainly would put XIII rock bottom and IX right near the top. Only played IX for the first time a couple of years ago, and even with the dated graphics it completely blew me away.

Blastoise1246d ago

A surprisingly good list. Nice to see Final Fantasy V getting some praise for once. I'd put Final Fantasy VII ahead of IV though

GoldPunch-TR1246d ago (Edited 1246d ago )

Best: Final Fantasy X !!

Best scene: http://www.youtube.com/watc...

karlowma1246d ago

Wow, I pretty much agree with that list, though I might slide FFXIII up a few places and FFX down a few. People who bitch about FFXIII being linear obviously don't remember much of FFX.

Pozzle1246d ago (Edited 1246d ago )

The difference for me was that FFX's world was beautiful, diverse and genuinely made me want to reach the next area just to see what the town and people would be like.
While FFXIII's world was just...bland. So the linearity really stood out as a negative thing.

karlowma1246d ago

I'll agree with that. I've never been a big fan of the whole industrial setting (with the exception being FFVII), so the world of FFXIII didn't really draw me in either, until you get to Pulse, anyway. However, I found the story to be quite good, and the character development, especially (or maybe specifically) of Sazh, kept me hooked.

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