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Submitted by Pozzle 187d ago | opinion piece

The Top 5 Final Fantasy Games

With Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII having come out on Tuesday, this week, the 411 staff were asked to give out lists for their Top 5 Final Fantasy Games. Anything with the Final Fantasy name was allowed, as long as it was not another series entirely. So, things like the Final Fantasy Legends series or Final Fantasy Adventure don't count because they were other games entirely that Square just put the Final Fantasy name on so it would sell. (Final Fantasy IX, Final Fantasy Tactics, Final Fantasy VI, Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VIII, Final Fantasy X, PC, PS2, PS3, Retro, Xbox 360)

DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   188d ago
FFVIand tactis in every list for good reason
UltimateMaster  +   188d ago
I think FF6 is overrated. FF5 had a better story, but never came to the US on SNES and FF5 is greatly underrated.

Tactics ain't good compared to others of it's kind.
Weirdly enough, it almost created that genre.
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   188d ago
FFV rlly? Another story on crystals and I didn't care to much for the characters the villian was nothing special either.FFV is ok but VI beats it hands down imo.
Larry L  +   187d ago
Top 5 FFs are CLEARLY

#1 FF13
#2 FF13-2
#3 FF13-3
#4 FF 13-4: Vanille's Dance-Off Competition
#5 FF 13-5: Vs. Pee-Wee's Big Top PlayHouse (Lawrence Fischburn Edition)

Anyone who says otherwise just doesn't understand true JRPGs.
-Foxtrot  +   188d ago
Have to admit I like the attention FF8 is getting lately, finally the attention it deserves.
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deathtok  +   187d ago
I wanted to love it but the summons in the battle system made legit battles irrelevant.
Larry L  +   187d ago
I was never a fan of 8. Graphics were incredible in that day, and I didn't dislike the battle system, characters or really any of the parts that make up the whole. What killed it for me was the story. It starts off good but after disc 1 it becomes a bunch of rediculous claptrap that goes nowhere and makes absolutely no sense.

That's how I felt until a couple years ago when on some random posting on some random forum or message board, I saw someone in passing mention the "FF8 Squall's Dead Theory" and how it made him LOVE FF8. No other details were mentioned but he had alot of agrees so I decided to look it up and I have to say..........it makes perfect sense and really did "fix" the story for me.

I mean, it doesn't really raise it up the list of my favorite FFs because it pretty much is where it is on that list by default anyway. But it does transform what was a completely nonsensical story and make it HIGHLY interesting. I suggest anyone who disliked 8's story to look up the Squall's Dead Theory and see if it doesn't totally change your perspective on the game.

What I really need now is an interview with 8's writer and director about this theory because it's SO perfect, and makes SO much sense, that I now find it basically impossible to believe this wasn't their angle with the story in the first place and just never told anybody. I think I once read that someone did ask him about the theory and just got a coy smile as a reply.
NegativeCreepWA  +   187d ago
Any FF list with VI at the top, is a win.

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