Is Final Fantasy VII the greatest Final Fantasy game of all time? If not, then at the very least it was a genre- and industry-changer.
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I won't sit here and say that FF7 was the best. Personally, I enjoyed FF8 and FF12 the most, but FF7 is right up there with there with the best made. FF6 also ranks very well. I didn't care for FFXI and I thought that FFX was subpar. They removed the exploration of a world map and the game was nearly completely linear with no room for real exploration. A few of the characters were as annoying as hell, and blitzball just plain sucked. FFX2 leading off of FFX wasn't great either. FF7 was a breakthrough game, though and was the single one that brought a great many people into the genre for the first time. Best FF ever? Arguable. One of the best FFs? Unarguable.
Don't understand how some can call FF12 among the best. The story had little character development, and less reasoning as to why their destinies are all connected. I also always hear that if you played FF8 before 7, your likely to like the former more.
is one of my favourites, i loved the music that set the creepy mood when sephi found out who he really was, and when you fall down into the church it has that incredibly peacful music. the graphics looked amazing and really set the grundgy feeling of midgar.
@littletad - Yeah I played FF8 before FF7, and I prefer FF8.
there is much more to video games then story, a video game doesnt even need a good story to be great.
FFXII didn't have great character development story-wise, but it did have great character expansion. I loved FFXII and it's freedom of exploration. Something that modern FF games have to utilize. FFXII was about exploration and I guess some people don't get that. Everyone is entitled to an opinion.
It's not the best JRPG, let alone the best FF ever. The most popular yes. Final Fantasy VI, IV and IX are better.
I respectfully disagree with u. To me FF7 is the best RPG.
Sorry dude but Final Fantasy 9 was terrible. I dunno in what order you played them in but yes 9 has aged better. But even comparing it to 7 would be a joke am not even sure it started its life as a Final Fantasy game. Its most likely a game that got re-branded Final Fantasy mid development. I wouldn't say any Final Fantasy game touches on 7s greatness expect for possibly 8. Although there are better role-playing games out there that's just simply down to personal preference. And as a general public opinion which is really all that matters 7 is the best role-playing game. Anyone saying Final Fantasy 6 is better then 7 is just trying to act retro. Sorry but if you forced everyone in the world to play 6 and 7 95 percent of them would come back preferring 7. Yeah 6 could have a better story but there production values are on a completely different level. 7 makes every other Final Fantasy game look like square's forgotten little child.
RETRO? Have you even played FF6? And FF7's greatness? It wasn't that good. It's overrated. The only good thing FF7 had was Aeriths death but that's about it.
RPGs these days owe alot to 7, you can't argue the influence it has had. FF7 deserves everything it has gotten and not in anyway overrated. Everything about the game was great: story, music, gameplay, unforgettable characters, FMVs, great presentation...it was just top-notch.
FF7 is indeed overrated, but it's still an excellent game. The best thing about FF7 is that it truly brought the series mainstream in the West. My personal favorite is FF6. I think most fans of the series that have been with it from its beginnings pick 6. Just about everyone else picks 7. It seems to be the norm from what I've seen. The series has really gone downhill since then, eh? I did love FF8, even though lots of people didn't.
How so? There's backstory, amazing character development, and a plot that's still influencing how we look at stories in games. Then you combine that with deep gameplay, plenty of side quest/sub-bosses and you have one of the most complete RPG's of all time. Homicide, Final Fantasy 9 is actually my favorite FF. I don't think it's story is better than 7 or 8, but it's so much more engaging do to it's fantasy elements. Haven't played 6 yet, so I'll give it a try.
I totally agree. 6 is my favorite in the series.
Heh, I knew I was going to get lots of disagrees. Here's the order of the FFs I've played: VII, VIII, IX, V, VI, X, XII, I, II and lastly IV. I haven't played III and well XI is an MMO. They're not my thing. Yes FFVII was the first Final Fantasy I played, and I would rank it in the lower 5. I'm a rare breed.
Some of my fondest memories are of playing this game.
FF7 is the most memorable FF to me and therefore the greatest IMO. FF8 is a close second.
Remake needed now!
I'm fine with just getting a new one soon lol...
They should just release it on the PSN. F*ck a remake that would take too long. How big would the file be, 1.5gigs? Do you have to install PSone games when you download them?
I want to see a HD remake of FF6. God that could be awesome. It's by far the most compelling FF story in my books. I'd also openly welcome a FF7 remake, but FF6 is on the top of my list.
I do like 6 the best of all FF games, however 7 (with help of Residen Evil 2 and Metal Gear Solid) did introduce me to PlayStation, my social-life killer :D
That's pretty much how I got into PS, man. RE1, Metalgear, SOTN, FFVII and Silent Hill persuaded my focus from Nintendo to Sony. ^^ FFVII's music blew me away. Plus, the length and stuff to do in the game blew me away as well. This is one of my favorite all-time-games. <3R.I.P SquareSoft<3
Up until this point, my favorite game was SNATCHER which only took about 5 hours MAX to beat. I hated turn based rpgs and I hated silly fairies and magic spell type games. For some reason, I don't know why, I was compelled to rent it. That ended up being the best decision I ever made. FFVII changed EVERYTHING about what I considered videogames could be. There was such a deep story to be told, such a badass antagonist, and SOOO much character development that I was sad (no, I didn't cry) to see Aeris go. Also, up until that point, it was the best graphics I had ever seen in a game. I broke out the PS1 last week and popped this one back in there to a sense of overwhelming nostalgia. FFVII is my favorite game of all.
AWWW spoiler man!! She doesn't die! She goes on vacation...
to fight the Emerald Weapon. Fun times!
The hell you guys talking about FF7 being the best. FF6 was better than 7.
No kidding. Sony fans like ffvii while true gamers like ffvi the most.
I started with Dragon Warrior, then did move into FF1, but FF4 has such an impact on me, what a shame I played that game a least 2-3 times in a row, Kain, "you bastard." but seriously FF7 was amazing, for the simple fact that it accomplished and broke out of the standard fantasy lore, I really miss the Lunar series too. SIGH
FFVII was my first RPG so I guess I'm biased.. but to be honest, I really haven't liked any characters in any of the FFs since. The best things about FFVII were the characters and the theme. Barret, Cid, Red XIII, Tifa, Yuffie, The Turks, The Shinra crew... I loved them all (I didn't care for Aerith personally). Since then I've only ever liked one character in FF games as much as the afformentioned posse... Steiner from FFIX. I've not played the games before VII but I think the FF games have got progressively worse (with the exception of IX which I preferred to XIII) and none of them will match FFVII. The theme, the technologies, the idea of a massive evil corporation (I like it, and it's a lot more believeable to me than all this magical crap). I'm a business student too so I do like the theme. FFVII is in my top 3, along with Deus Ex and Half-life 2 (With the episodes, gotta have the eps).
but there's something special about ff7 for me. before i bought ff7 the only jrpg that i constantly played was phanasy star for the master system, and for about ten years after i never felt the need to play games of that ilk. then one day i went over to a friends place and he tells me i want to show you something,so he turns on his psone and that beautiful opening cinematic started. begining with the flower girl and ending with the train flying down the tracks. cloud jumps out gets confronted by the guards, and i was sold. :)
FF IX was just a liiittle better imo. They are both incredible tho..will never forget them :(
final fantasy played them all from legends to 12 didnt like 5 and 12 didn't also bother to play 11 my favorites are 4,6,7and 9 :)
FFVIII FTW, FFXII is the worst FF I have ever played
Here is how i would list my favourite SquarSoft/SequareEnix games 1. FFVIII. 2. FFVII. 3. FFVII Crisis Core. 4. FFVI. 5. FFX. And im not even gonna discuss FFIX or FFXII to me they are the most dissapointing jrpgs made apart from the awful additions recently made to the Xbox360
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