Regardless of what people think of the most recent game of the franchise, the Final Fantasy series has been the dominant player in the role playing genre for the past twenty years.
I like the idea behind it. "No point in trying to do the same thing", it's a good model for lots of upcoming companies. That's not to say that any series with direct sequels are bad, but it's a different and (and in most cases for FF) a good way or working with things.
It is one of the main reasons why I love Final Fantasy. Some worlds can get stale after a few games so a new one can bring a new mythology to the game. I also like Suikoden it is all i the same world but in different areas and time periods.
It's important to note that Kawazu's last creative role for the mainline FF's was with FFII. ...and it is funny considering that all of the Crystal Chronicles games are set in the same world(probably).
they are ... at différent points of time ... we're not into a zelda time line debate .but it's something similar ..
different universe, different characters, different story and different RPG system every time. Instead of being a rehash every installment like Call Of Duty, it's essentially a whole new different game. Square should always be applauded for this.
I think this is good and bad. IMO that may just be used as excuses for XII and XIII's radical change. I don't care for that honestly. I think they should alter it, but to me they have went too far in altering it, and created some subpar games. I-X were well done. To a point with a series, and a genre you should stay somewhat with in the bounds of it, change is good, but sometimes too much just goes too far, and you start taking away core aspects of the game.
there were never really bounds to begin with so ... At most some names , chocobo , and a vague impression that some of the title had unproven ties .
RPG's do have a set bound, that of exploring in a non-linear world. XIII was too linear. And felt shallow as hell. There was nothing (once you got to the non-linear part) that was really deep feeling, the world just felt empty. And the first X were pretty similar to one another, so yea, there were bounds.
i always enjoy final fantasy but to me its usually the same basic story weapons items spells. put em in a different setting it feels different but in the end imo feels the same.
Grind, grind, grind, Mastermind bad guy is revealed, grind, save the world.
i've liked every FF game i have played my best ones are X, XII and XIII and yes ive played them all and VII is very over rated
imo Xiii is one of the worst games i've played. Very repetitive, haven't played Xii so I can't comment. X is also one of my favs though, FF7,8,6 and 10 are my favs Edit--I don't even mean FFxiii is one of the worst FF's( it is the worst from FF4 onwards As far as I know) But imo it's literally one of the worst video games i've ever played Ff7 is probably my fav(first FF was 8) anyway, good mood, nice story, nice enemy, nice music, good characters (imo) and the best death scene in history
most people HATE x-2 and onwards i seams to be in the minority of people who think they are getting better thought i must admit there was a pot hole on FFX-2 lol
judging from your comment I don't think you've played VII. In my opinion, it's easily the best in the series. And I've played from 6 to 13 and FF13 is easily the worst.
he didn't say that he disliked ffVII , just that it was overratted i loved FFVII ( my first FF was ffV by the way )but it's not as perfect as many seems to believe ... overrated ff7 is .. i believe
i have played it and it is a good game better than most modern RPG games (minus bioshock, FF13, magna carta 2 and infinite undescovery) but i think its over rated that’s all, well 13 is pretty bad UNTILL you get control of the party in chapter 11 then it is awesome but that takes about 30/40 hours but when hope speaks its just ~twitch~ but thats the worst part of the game I love the ending not as good as an MGS ending or risistance 2 but was good
I see. I like the idea of them not doing the same thing twice.Some changes in the series were good some not so much.I didn't like FFXII because the battle system was more like an MMORPG, although the story was good. So far outta all the FF games i liked FFX and FFXIII the most.
with you but i also like FFXII the most but the fighting system was annoying until you got used to it however i LOVED the hunting board there was loads to do on that I hope another FF game has a system like that in place @darthdevidem01 all the chapters are good but i just think it gets loads better soon as you have the ability to edit your party the game in general is very good also anyone have this on the xbox?? i have maxed out all characters sphere grid type thing but not got the achievement now i googled why and some people said it's because i downlaoded a gamer picture (of the black guy because he is awesome of course) but i cant see why downloading a gamer picture will do this :S
I disagree I loved FFXIII from Chapter 3 where you get paradigms Then in chapter 4 after weapon levelling up is revealed. In fact the story kinda went down after chapter 9. so IMO chapter 6/7/8/9 were the best bits in FF13.
I don't have much to add except that FFXIII was a fantastic experience. And FFXII was terrible.
FF13 was fantastic but FF12 was hardly terrible.....it was very good. Worst in the series but again not terrible in any way.
I agree, I love square for this choice. My fav FF's are FF6, FFx, FF13 and FF4
my Favs would have to be, FFVII, FFIX, FFX, FFX-2, FFXIII ^-^
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