At least we can all agree that chocobos are cute, right?
Final Fantasy I, because without it we wouldn't have had any other games in the series, lol. In all seriousness, my favorites are VI, VII, VIII, IX, and X. Choosing between them is really hard to do, but if I had to it would be VI. Just the fact that the entire world was destroyed, and everything changed. You had to find all your party members again, everything was new, monsters were much more deadly and Kefka had basically won. That blew my mind when I was younger.
FF VI on the SNES has the best epic story. The story is absolute perfection on a grand epic scale. Characters are fascinatingly interesting and believable. I agree with you 100% One's fantasy and imagination will fly with this game! Bum Rush! So many twists and turns. Kefka is one of the best video game villains ever conceived. Shadow and Interceptor...oh my goodness! Brothers Edgar and Sabin? Goodness gracious great balls of fire! Locke and Celes Terra ...oh my word. The music is one of the best FF soundtracks!
FFVI is by far the best. i believe imo, the only reason FFVII is praised as the "best" FF is because of the graphical leap from SNES to the PS1. as a kid i loved and played ever FF, but FFVII just was shiny graphics. and i waited years for that game, waiting for my subscription of the next GameFan mag to come in the mail with a spread of FFVII.
Final Fantasy 13 for the um best um. All poor jokes aside everyone will have their Final Fantasy game that they personally feel is the best. FF7 for me. Mainly because it was my first JRPG that got me truly interested in the genre. Before FF7 I thought a game had to have shooting or be a sports title to be interesting. It's one of the few games that I can honestly say that has change me as gamer.
To me, there is no "best" Final Fantasy, that's the beauty of the series. Each fantasy is a unique experience, and I love all of them in their own way.
my favourite is ff7 crisis core on psp... and I'm gonna continue my dream of seeing an hd/remaster with trophies on current or even last gen consoles. but meh, SE wont quit being SE so I don't think its gonna happen
Final Fantasy IX for me. I loved everything about the game, the story, characters, music, setting, battle system. Just an all around masterpiece
Even the character design? Sorry, but I draw the line at Kuja's man-thong.
lol Queen Brahnne.
It's a matter of opinion but for me it's Final Fantasy VIII Great story, fantastic (yet different for a FF game) music, Squalls character development was awesome. Loved the worlds, the summons, the designs. Theme song was really nice aswell. Oh and the Garden Battle...imagine seeing that in HD <sigh> One day I suppose It was just a good FF game. Such a shame people shit all over it...probably people following the crowd even though at the time it was mostly newer FF fans crying over the fact it wasn't a direct FFVII sequel.
When I was younger, I personally didn't like it because it changed up a lot of the FF formula I was so used to. No treasure chests, draw system, driving cars, using R1 for critical hits, the futuristic type design and style, etc. Now that I'm older though, it's one of my favorites. I've gone back to that game so many times over the years and each time I seem to love it more.
8 for me as well. I liked the second story arc with Laguna.
8's also my favorite. Triple Triad forever.
FF4 was what FF1-3 where striving for. FF6 was largely the best they could do with the 16bit format. FF7 was more a first of its kind in terms of what it did. FF9 was a return to form and told a decently competent story. And FF10 was again first of its gen in regards to mechanics, and had a story worth telling. Asking for one example out of twenty years of a franchise is a bit much.
Couldn't have put it better myself. Its hard to dispute that final fantasy 4,6 and 7 are top 3 but in what order could be debated for a life time. 4 was so ahead of its time as far as story telling and world maps with all its secrets to find. 6 just took all that to another level. 7 was such a masterpiece of everything that came before it. 10 was great for its story and voice acting but I never got over them taking the ability to control the airship away from me and things just got too linear. 4 holds a special spot for me cause its the game that made me love RPGs and I love the story telling and just that medieval kind of world. Id do anything for square to do another game in that kind of world with that kind of combat for current gen.
FFVII and Tactic's are my favorite two, followed by IX.
3..6 in america.the end.
V for me, US2. But I havent played VII & 8
6-9, are not only the best FF games, but these games alone are some of the best games ever. Maybe X should be included as well.
final fantasy 6 for me, then probably 9. I'd rank them 6>9>4>7>8>10 then the rest.
Pretty much exactly this for me too. Except I'd place XII at the end instead of X. (And I had a whole lot of fun with Lightning Returns. Now how much that one counts as a main FF title is another story...)
1.Tie Between FF VII & FF IX 2.FF IV 3.FF VIII 4.FF VI 5.FF X 6.FF Tactics 7.FF XII 8.FF V 9.FF II 10.Tie Between I & III
4 through 10 are all classic games, so it's hard to really label any one as better than any of the others. Unless you really don't care for the "back to basics" style of 5.
So disappointed in myself that I've only gone through 7 and 13. Trying to play catch up and going through 10/10-2 atm.
For me...X..XIII..XII..VIII...VII. .IX..III...II
I played VII as a kid a lot and was fascinated by it. The whole concept of raises the chocobos was the single greatest thing. I remember the golden chocobo and racing them. But as far as my favourite final fantasy, it has to be X. The story was so amazing. The characters were great (Wakka is voiced by Bender from futurama) and I became emotionally invested in all of them. And there were some boss battles that I will never forget as long as I live. Fuck you seymour
"Fuck you Seymour" Here here!!
I know with certainty that X is my favorite. It's extremely emotional, its battle system is insanely nuanced, and it's just a hell of a lot of fun. It's also my first FF, so that probably has something to do with it too. My second tier ones are: IX, VII, VI and V Lower tier: XIII, XII, VIII, IV, III and I I actually dislike II quite a bit, but love all the other ones (to obviously varying degrees). I don't really count XI and XIV, despite having played them fairly extensively. I still don't really consider them proper Final Fantasy entries.
I believe XI and XIV should count. People put more hours into those games than any of the other titles(obviously).
I feel that. I just don't think they really fit in, is all. Hell, Tactics feel like more of an FF to me than those two. I think it's just the numbering of the titles that bothers me... but still, great games with devoted fans. I think they're left out of debates largely because it's hard to compare them to the rest of the single-player series, but maybe we should start throwing them into the conversation more.
I also like X the most. VIII is my second place, but I wish they went with the Ultimecia is Rinoa story cause it makes so much more sense. Or had they at least kept silent about it instead of denying it. But X, it's a trip of emotions from beginning to end. And to me it has the best music of all the FF to date and the incredible music sets the atmosphere for great emotions. The Zanarkand theme really makes you feel bittersweet while listening, the battle theme gets yuo fired up, the OST "Suteki da ne" fits the story perfectly. I gotta go play it again lol
Also - the people in this article HATE XII. I think it's a great game... just kind of a bad FF, if that makes any sense. I REALLY want an HD remake with the Zodiac job/license system in place. I think that would mend a few of my issues with it.
No, not all of us can agree that Chobos are cute, and yes, Final Fantasy IX is the best Final Fantasy ever made.
in no order Vi, VII, VIII, IX.