Disappointed in Final Fantasy XIV? Saddened by Final Fantasy XIII? Don't worry, commenter Zasalamel says Final Fantasy XV is coming, and he'll tell you why it will be amazing in today's Speak Up on Kotaku.
FFVI is the best, FFIX was amazing, and FFXII let me down... So I dunno about that... I still hold out some hope XV will be good, but we'll just have to wait and see I suppose.
VII is the best
VII was close, but VI was better in my opinion. Having the world get destroyed and everything being completely different half way through the game was mind blowing for its time... EDIT: Though the article wasn't about VII, it was about VI, IX, and XII. So yeah, it's definitely the best out of those three.
I love FFVIII even more than IX, any FFVIII fans on N4G???
@Kevin Butler : Final Fantasy VIII is my favorite Final Fantasy of all time. Loved the game, the characters, music and the story.
7 is a bit overated in my eyes, i can't really play it like I can 8 or 9 in the playstation era now. I ahve completed it but the test of time hasn't been good to it.
@ Kevin Butler Here is another fan of FFVIII. I LOVE IT! Check my name. :-)
@Kevin Butler: I hated VIII for some reason and loved VII when they came out. I then replayed them a few years later and it kind of switched. I still like VII, but like VIII so much more. I know I'll get disagrees but, the story in VII isn't all that good. The story in VIII was far better. If you could remake every FF game to date with the same graphics and maybe some touch ups to the writing of the older stories, I think FFVI would blow every other game out of the water. It just had everything you could want in an RPG.
I disagree about the story of FF8 being better. his is my opinion/ As a whole FF7 > FF8 but FF8's first disk is the best disk of Final fantasy, if you were to split FF's into seasons, FF8 has the best Season of all the series... Ugh yeah weird I know, anyhow, FF7's world is better than the rest for me. The amount of Side things is huge, just to make the game more...alive, I can't explain it. Submarine(and minigame), motorcycle, Pheonix tower thing, snowboarding, chocobo racing are the big ones, then there are about 50 small singles things in the game such as...CPR on the girl and her dolphin after, finding your way in the snow and keeping yourself warm, marching with Shinra troops, everything in the gold saucer, the Huge materia unlock in space...I mean I could go on but I can't be bothered...there are so many little added elements that fit into the situations Also, the music, while it ain't he highest quality music(FF8 and 10 imo) it is the most suitable and atmospheric to each moment imo Yangus down there, Nomura is bringing back: "Airships,world map,middle ages,castle,villages etc. " The outside world is supposed to be a bit **** compared to Nocts city, the soldiers wear medieval armor and all. I can see what you're saying but don't blame Nomura for it, he's bring the game back to it in alot of ways(albeit, not all ways).
VIII is my favorite PS1 era FF. Never understand why people trashed it so much. Oh well, people are people I guess...
FFVIII got trashed because of the Draw system and the love story, but it's still my second favorite. FFVI is my favorite though. The cast, story, music (Floating Continent!), the 20 minute ending, and my man Kefka... awww, yeah :)
VI has the best story, the best villain, and the best soundtrack. Gameplay wise, the original VI is one of the buggiest games ever due to many things not functioning correctly (e.g. bugged evade and don't even try Relm's sketch command if you got the 1.0 version of the game!). I also didn't like how everyone could learn magic in the game, making only a handful of characters really unique when it came to gameplay, with most being duplicates of each other and only differing in stats and item availability. VI has way too many scenes that tug at your heart strings. There are so many sad scenes in that game that make Aerith's death in FFVII look like nothing. I played FFVII first and never felt the shock about Aerith death. I had not spoiled the game for myself and when I did finish the game, I did not see what the big deal was. I went online to see why people liked it and a lot of people were crazy about Sephiroth and were crazy about the Aerith death scene, neither of which resonated with me. I barely used Aerith, to begin with, and Sephiroth wasn't "evil" or "crazy" enough. He just seemed like someone with a lot of power going through depression. I didn't like FFVIII that much either. Ultimecia was a pathetic excuse for a villain. The plot was also a big mess, going all over the place. On retrospect, I can't even tell you what the overarching plot of the game was except that you try to defeat Ultimecia for some reason or another. FFIX was great but again, the villain was subpar. The line of great villains in FF ended with Sephiroth because anyone after him is forgettable. Kuja was a cross dresser or a transvestite... The best parts about FFIX were the characters, even those that don't join your party. Beatrix was amazing. You even warmed up to that lard-monster adoptee mother of Dagger/Garnet by the end. The game had a lot of character.
I fully agree with you on 6 and 9, though I also liked 12 quite a bit myself. 6 was my favorite on the SNES, 9 my favorite of the ones on PSX and 12 my favorite of the PS2 choices. I've yet to see a FF on the PS3 that I like.
I need to play FFVI, I sorta just got it, on one of the Playstation FF collections
i agree, ff 12 was a let down
The gameplay was good, but I just could not get into the story at all... I played through 3 times too over the years. Also, the characters weren't all that great. Vaan as a main character was an awful decision. The only person I liked off of that game was Balthier.
Vaan was a bad character. I still think FF12 was one of the best rpg's of the series though. Yeah they took big risks, but the game play actually is one of the most strategic, I'd call it one of the hardest / most hardcore of the series (once you get a ways into the game of course). If you get into what it is doing and play through it you will begin to see its strengths. on a side note. I also played the extended cut, and I'd have to say it improves the game a lot. The fast forward button becomes your best friend for grinding and moving between towns and the class system makes things even more strategic and fun.
I thought FF12 was one of the best in the series. One of the more hardcore FF titles. I also enjoyed FF10, one of the more casual of the series. Both are fine examples of how to make a rpg... And of course FF7 deserves praise for its story telling and meteria system but we all hear all about that anyways so I dont really need to comment on that.
I liked 12's gameplay. I really think 13 should have improved on it instead of going with the trash system it currently. I didn't think the story was amazing for 12, but I didn't think it was a major let down either. The story did just enough to keep me satisfied with completing the game.
I completely agree, the gambits system was awesome, can't believe they ditched it. Story was poor but so what? At least none of the characters made me want to kill myself like in FFX.
Absolutely agree, XII is one of my favourites. I also quite enjoy the fact that Xenoblade is now heaped with praise for using a similar system, yet when XII was released everyone was up in arms :p
VI was amazing but IX and XII were far from the greatest choices on the console. VII beat IX and X was better than XII. Enough said really.
Most of the time we are not even talking about the game itself but the experience. There was no time in gaming like 97 and 98. Final Fantasy 7 is so loved because we just never played something like that before. It was a spectacle with iconic characters and a heart warming and tragic story. It dealt with suicide, death, identity.... Really amazing experience that FF8 and 9 and on had as a foundation. Think about it after that we get the groundbreaking Metal Gear Solid. If you were too young you have to understand what these games meant at the time and how they changed gaming as we knew it.
I'm still more excited for FF XXVII confirmed for the year 2027.
FF10 the last great FF
Final Fantasy VI is still the best game ever made with Chrono Trigger.
wonder what happeining with vs 13
SE needs to STFU about every other project and start spilling details, cause TBH Versus 13 for me is literally the last hope I have left for the FF series. That game has been in development for so long now, and we barely have anything on it.
Expect a early ps5 release
I still think Versus will be given the XV title. From what I can tell, it only has vague geographic and lore-based connections to XIII.
FF VII, VIII, IX, and X are amazing. Make it like them lol
For me X was when it started to go wrong. It was basically like XIII in that there was no proper world map and you had to walk down a linear corridor to get from one town to another.
Yea I really do love the world map, but FF X was still great IMO
He seems to have a pretty good track record. I adored Final Fantasy VI and XII. And enjoyed Final Fantasy XII. I have to wonder what the next FF is going to be like if he is directing.
Saddened by XIII? Not at all, I'm a sane person and likes the series because it has the balls to do something different. XV this gen? Highly, HIGHLY doubt it, early next gen is most likely.
Different? No. That wasn't different. They took many steps back. They used an old-school battle system and brought back corridor fighting.
I disagree with Roman numerals because I don't understand them. Let's just call it final fantasy 0.
Really? I like the roman numerals. Actually, I'm hoping they reach 30 before the end of its run... Maybe that would be a good time to make another versus game ;)
FFXIV Ps3 only!!!
That would be the same FFXIV that's been available on the PC for over a year and a half.
And it begins....
I want FFIX style"next-gen"FF games. Airships,world map,middle ages,castle,villages etc. Square-Enix! Enough Tetsuya Nomura linear"Tokyo disco and future trend"FF games.....i want TRUE Final FANTASY game!! -Thanks-
Since when is it Nomura's fault that it's linear. Anyway FF has always been linear just with a more open world. And btw Nomura is uasually just a chracter designer for FF so don't attck someone or something when you dont even have your facts straight.
this guy should replace wada
FF XII is my favorite and I would like Ivalice to be seen in HD.
XIII for me not a dissapontment. But FFXV comin this gen is a dream havent even finshed VERSUSXIII or started development on KH3 theres jst no way XV could happen.
There's two different teams working that work on FF and KH. Sometimes they work on eachothers projects but for the most part they have enough people to work on 2 games.
If thats the case it might be possible but next gen is gonna hit like 2013 more likely 2014. Id say FFXV for right now is a strech this gen. IF it happend this gen I feel like it would be rushed XIII was a pretty good game by my standards.XIV was a flop now they"re trying to fix it.When I think about it square wanted the Fabula nova crystalis to pretty much Be XIII,XIII-2,Type-0, and VsXIII for this whole Gen. FRom the way Squares making it look VS could be its own main number in the series.
Square probably didn't think they would have to delete a crap load of content from XIII when they announced it was going to be multiplat (about 8 gigs maybe?). That's what screwed Final Fantasy XIII over. It was held back by the DVD format. All of the leftover data they had is what they made Final Fantasy XIII-2 from. I don't think it was going to be that way when they first had the idea but the xbox and it's format held it back.
Will someone please tell me whatever happened to ff14?
14 came out as a mmorpg which flopped and now square is trying to save the game by fixing it and relaunching it in 2013
well...I dont know if ffXV will live up to the old FF games but I'm hoping so.. as well as hoping that it will come as soon as possible
Don't talk to me about FF15, where the heck is Versus?
FF VI is just as overrated as FFVII Just a popular fave for "old school" RPG fans who rejects any RPG beyond FFVII
Judging from FFXII & FFXIII battle system it's obvious that this company have lost it completely and they cant make anything decent anymore just one failure after another, the series is not even average for me it's plain&simple bad & unplayable and I dont speak from technical perspective but from what I expect from my past experience with the series from the past 15 years. I finish FFXII just watching gambits doing everything for me the whole time even the last boss... as for FFXIII they have ditch in that game everything makes a Final Fantasy a Final Fantasy, so what can I expect from this company anymore? FF ends years ago, FFX was the last FF when Sagakuchi left he took the heart & soul of his own creation with him no1 else can resurrect the series other than him.
Uh, I don't see how 999, Dragon Quest and other SE games have "Lost it." Sure, Square-Enix has had a bumps here and there, especially in Final Fantasy series, but that doesn't stop them from being a great company.
Or you know...they could just BS us and rename Versus XIII to XV...i mean there were hints like when they said 'FFXV could be an action-rpg' and they also changed Agito XIII to Type-0...
Needs to be PS3 exclusive. Cant have another 13 disaster because of the Xbox 360.
Final Fantasy VIII: Had a great storyline, excellent character integration, beautiful music and kept me hooked for days. I remember finishing it at 4 in the morning and not being able to sleep for several days afterwards because I kept thinking about it. I know I'm weird and a fanboy, but hey, good times! Loved the game. Hope they make another game like FFVIII.
I don't know who could disagree with that. Final Fantasy VIII was an underrated masterpiece for the longest time. I'm glad I've played it so many times. I even figured out an infinite gil cheat in the game itself :P
yey! vivi ftw! ff15 this gen would be great and hopefully versus 13 comes along in the ride lol.
FFXV must be an openworld singleplayer GAME IT MUST!
Eehhh I don't know, i'm not sure I'd want a sandbox Final Fantasy. Maybe something open in the same way XII was. Agh but I miss the pre-rendered stuff of VII through X.
bring back ff7, who cares about this other stuff
Legend of Dragoon > Final Fantasy just saying :P
Legend of Dragoon WANTS TO BE Final Fantasy and about a dozen other rpgs. I'd also say it also fails to be any of them quite miserably.
the removal of towns from FF and turning it into a hold your hand forced game kill it for me. I don't care about this announcement.
Is FF still a thing? Seems like FF becomes less and less relevant every year.
Well, we're already getting three major FF games this gen. XIII, Versus XIII and XIV. I really don't think we'll see another this gen. I'd love if we did, but this gen seems to be in a rush to speed onto the next range of consoles. If it's going to be a classic Final Fantasy game in terms of both story and gameplay, Daisuke Watanabe, Kazushige Nojima and Hiroyuki Ito all need to be involved. I think shared scoring duties works really well with these games too. Dividing it between 3 to 4 composers makes for a really interesting and memorable soundtrack. So 3 or 4 from anyone in this list: (IMO Because these are my faves) Nobuo Uematsu, Masashi Hamauzu, Junya Nakano, Naoshi Mizuta, Yasunori Mitsuda (Not typically FF), Hitoshi Sakimoto, Mitsuto Suzuki, Shinji Hosoe (Don't think he's actually ever worked for Sqaure but Xenosaga is close enough.), Kumi Tanoika, Noriko Matsueda, Takahito Eguchi. Motomu Toriyama and Yoshinori Kitase just don't seem to have their eyes on the ball completely. I like the recent games, but they lack that Je ne sais quoi. I think Tetsuya Nomura is pretty capable though and he should also be involved. Yoshitaka Amano too for concept design.
Square Enix needs to stop worrying about making games look realistic and focus on the story and gameplay
Final Fantasy Xlll was awesome and the second part. Can't wait for the third one