Final Fantasy XV is on the way, so Den of Geek decided to rank every main Final Fantasy game up to XIV!
FF X was just amazing!! I think though that is a little unfair for FF V to be in 9th position, a very wonderful game too.
i think most ff games are great so it is really hard to rank them in order. rank 9/14 seems bad but if you see the games above it then its not as bad i guess.
for me it goes: Best to worst (main series) 8 9 6 4 10 5 7 12 3 2 1 13 11 (never played) Its not a ranking of qaulity more of so how much I enjoyed it, theres no wrong answer.
I can't compare them like that but if I'll group some of them I can make a personal tierlist: God Tier: VII, VIII, IX Can't decide between the three of them. The PSOne era is by far my favorite FF era and all of those games are among my favorite games of all time. High Tier: FFVI Just under the three god tier games. I'd still consider it one of my favorite games it just doesn't quite reach the same level as the 3D PSOne games for me personally. Mid Tier: X, FFXIII This one is a bit conroversial as a lot of people love FFX but for some reason it didn't really connected to me in the same way. On the other hand most people would rank FFXIII much lower but I did like it. Those are both enjoyable FF games for me but not on the same level as the ones in the higher tiers. Low tier: XII Didn't like it at all. Never got far into the game because I copuldn't connect to the characters and didn't find the plot interessting. The MMO-like battle system turned me off as well.
If you look at just the battle command system between 7 and 12, the only difference between the 2 is that you can move around in 12 Both use ATB
The best game for most people will be all about when they were born and where they are from. If your from outside japan and america it will probably be 7 or later depending on which you played first. If your from USA its probably 6 as you guys got to play that game. Japan is a massive toss up.. Again its about though your first FF game modern day gamers wont choose FFVII as they will see the graphics and not want to play and therefore not enjoy. For me my first was FFVII i'm from UK and therefore its probably my it was my fave. I had never played a game like that before with so much depth and ability to sink hours into. I had a save same with over 200 hours. My brothers first FF game was FFVIII and thats his fave. Not always your first is your fave but it's totally about your gamer generation.
FF8 toooooo low!
I facepalmed when I saw it that low on the list
VIII should and always be number one.
Final Fantasy 6-10 are the best, in my opinion. 9 is my personal favorite, then 8 and 10
If only Tactics was part of the main series..
I enjoyed playing all the FF games going back to the SNES,PS-1 & 2 days,haven't played the mmo's though some were memorable some were not but I enjoyed playing them.FF-X & FF-XIII are my top favorites.
even number games are on the top of my list except 2 because i never played it. odd numbered ff is on the bottom.
11 was fantastic! As was 7 and hopefully 15
not saying they weren't great, just saying they are on the bottom of the list. iv was the title that introduced atb i think. vi is one of the fan favourites. viii probably the most hated, definitely a love it or hate it game. x was the mainstream game that perfected(?) turn based battle xii was the greatest non-ff style jrpg game ever xivarr, great modern mmo. xi,vii,ix are great, but not better than the above mentioned games.
Only played 7-13 (but not 8) For me it's 12 9 7 10 13 Side note: 12 was my first FF game so I didn't have the "it's not a real ff mindset", then I played 10, then 7 then 9, then 13. Extra side note: May be in the minority, but I think 9 is better than 7 in everyway
VIII IV IX X VI
I am kind of sick of the bandwagon Final Fantasy XIII hate. That game really wasn't that bad. I rather enjoyed it. And neither was XIII-2. I own all of the main FF games and I play them frequently on PS Vita and my Android phone. That being said, People never give any legitimate reasons as to why they don't like FFXIII. It was one of the best selling FF games and it was highly rated. People are just sheep who parrot what they hear a few people say kind of like how people say the PS Vita has no games even though they know that not to be true they say it anyway just because that's what they hear other people saying. In my opinion, the worst was probably IX as that game was incredibly boring to me.
I liked 13 also and I think its one of the better ones. FF4 being my favorite was also my first FF, then FF6 and 7. I've played them all some are better than others but the only one I haven't beat is FFX. I think my player is still in the calm lands. In my opinion FFX is at the bottom of the barrel for that reason with FF8 close behind it but I know a lot love those 2 games
Oh come on it sucked compare to the others. Lighting returns was pretty good though.
For me, it would go like the following (roughly): X- The Board System, story, sounds, music, graphics, and gameplay were just perfect for its time. (Don't hate me, but "I <3 YRP") IX- Again, all were perfect to me at the time. X only beats it with voice acting. XI- Best MMO I have played to date. Great times with great people coupled with a job and sub job system made this a game I could still go back to. V- Yeah, I'm a sucker for the sub job system, but this had some heartfelt moments, too. (A captain and her sibling-like sea serpent. Brings a tear every time.) XII- Great looks (except Vaan's abs during gameplay...) a semi-open world with no instanced battles, board system (broken in regular, but much better in International Zodiac), more voice acting, and a sort of customizable battle system. I still put it on PCSX from time to time. XV- This Reborn world has captured me in all its MMO goodness. New takes on classes and fun combat with good friends can never go wrong. (And the crystals return!) VI- Tera, Kefka, and the rest make this a story for the ages. A mad clown going for the power to become a god and then you having to put him down in all his forms? Whew. IV- Cecil on a quest to right his past wrongs was a great story. ATB gauge was fun along with all the characters and their stories. III- The Crystal Era holds many great moments for my childhood. Crystal job system was great for this classic. VIII- It was a great game with its characters and story, but I couldn't get behind the "Draw" system 100%. II- A completely different take on what the first FF did and made the characters able to learn anything on a give-take system. I- The one that started it all. It must have been all new and fascinating back then, but I can only make it to the mining village before tiring of it. VII- I can feel the crucifixions that are being placed upon my very soul for this, but I just didn't like it. I make it to the Golden Saucer and I am just done. My friend has tried so hard to get me to like this, but just not happening. Cloud felt like a male version of Tera and I had already played through Tera. I was just disenchanted. XIII- I wanted so bad to like this that I played the whole thing. Just...no. The Paradigm ruined it for me. It didn't feel "tactical" it felt like a "Board" system gone wrong. The ending was OK, but it was brought down by the rest of the game. I am only 21, so this list probably has some generation biased, but I have still tried them all and some of the older ones are rememberable.
No one is going to win with this. For me it is 6 at the top.
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