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Why Final Fantasy VI Is Still The Best Of The Franchise

Final Fantasy has been noted as one of the best game franchise titles of all time. The latest in the series may be Final Fantasy XV but Final Fantasy VI has still been noted as the best game in the franchise.

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ninsigma2222d ago

I must play 6 again. I didn't get very far as the game froze and I lost my save. Never went back to it. I've heard lots of great things about it though. Fingers crossed for the ps4 collection this year so I can play it on that!

naruga2222d ago (Edited 2221d ago )

NO ..FF VI is not the best and its far behind FFVII ...end of story ...all publications trying to appear serious game critics and name 6 as the best ...but they are just clueless as f...k about games ....

@all below who consider FF6 as the best and answer with some nerdy comments....i will just answer this..... look the thumbnail people!! ...this caricature is the main villain of the game (compare this thing to Sephiroth who became instantly a representative icon for the video game culture along wiht Mario , Sonic , etcetc) ...end of discussion

joab7772222d ago

6 is pretty damn good. Only FF in which the villain actually accomplishes their goal of destroying the world! 7 is my personal favorite though.

ninsigma2222d ago

7 is my favourite too, no other ff game or very few games in fact come close to it imo but people can think 6 is better if that's what they actually think...

Irishguy952222d ago

Joab...its not the only one.

Vkviz2222d ago

I gotta agree. I think too many people let nostalgia influence their opinions of VI. VII is superior in pretty much every way

Pennywise1382222d ago

The generation gap between 6 and 7 I think is what makes it so divided among players. PlayStation 1 from Super Nintendo was a huge leap in technology. Take that away and 6 holds up really well. Personally 4 is my favorite but I know I'm usually alone on that.

DragonKnight2222d ago

FFVII wishes it was as good as it's older brother FFVI. FFVI is superior in all aspects but visuals. Saying FFVII is the best is a cliched sheep response. Everyone knows the best FF game is FFIV.

TFJWM2222d ago

The majority of people that think FFVII is the best are usually the people that FFVII was their first FF.

The world and character building was far superior in FFVI(FF3).

kyzer19782222d ago

Agreed. 6 is great but its just not on the same level as 7.

_-EDMIX-_2222d ago (Edited 2222d ago )

It is not a yes or no because it is something subjective, it is not based on falsehood or truthfulness.

It seems you are having an extremely hard time comprehending this...

ShinRon2222d ago

6, and Tactics are the exceptional entries to the series, 4, 7, 9 and 12 are amazing, 8, 10, 13 and 15 are varying levels of bad.

Never finished 5 and 1 doesnt really hold up but for its time it was awesome enough to replay a couple times.

il-JumperMT2221d ago

only people who lost jrpg virginity to ffvii think vii is best ff. its not even in top 3 ff and its villain is quite bad compared to other villain in the series.

Nathan_Hale532221d ago

7 isn't the best in the series, top 2-3 but not the best, I am a firm believer on VI being king. Don't get why you are so against that idea when VII is generally the one people see being the best.

BenjaMan642221d ago

Uh... Mario is a short, chubby plumber who's good at jumping, and Sonic is a funny animal who runs really fast, and yet you consider them representative icons of video game cultures. Why should Kefka, a clown-like sorcerer that betrays his emperor, becomes a god and devastates the world not also be considered also a gaming icon? I've been gaming since the early 90's, so I'm not that clueless regarding gaming culture, child.

Those who say "end of discussion" sometimes say that because they know their arguments are weak, and try to finish the discussion before anyone can easily come up with a valid counterargument.

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Aceman182222d ago

FF6 will always be my favorite, with FF9 my 2nd, and FF4 my 3rd. No other FF game will ever breach this top 3 for me.

Maybay2222d ago (Edited 2222d ago )

I know people want VII remastered, though I'll take VI for the Switch instead. Also, Chrono Trigger wouldn't hurt 😎

meganick2222d ago

It astounds me that SE does nothing with the Chrono Trigger ip. A turn based remake and a proper sequel would be great.

nitus102221d ago

FF4, FF5, FF6 and even Chrono Trigger were turn based and optionally active turn based although you could easily switch between the two battle methods. Even action based RPG's are a form of active turn base with the action being controlled by a set of statistics associated with each character and even each enemy with some randomization thrown in.

NukaCola2222d ago

Yes, I would like to see both these games sort of kept in their same form but with high rez graphics, 60 frames, and awesome particle effects. The FF1&2 games on PSP were cool like that. Putting 3D effects over pixel sprites. The game design was pretty cool looking. I am Setsuna is legit fun though and lives in the spirit of Chrono Trigger. VI(III) and CT were the two defining RPGs in the SNES age for me. Honorable mentions are EVO Search for Eden.

nitus102221d ago

Personally, I despise so-called retro pixel art for modern games.

I don't have anything against original games like those on the NES and SNES since those type of graphics were the best for the day. Even games on the PS1 were pixelated by PS2 standards and I am quite sure the developers tried to do the best the could with the hardware rather than pander to some retro look.

TheDreamCorridor2222d ago

For the Switch!?

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Themba762222d ago

i agree with this article its definately the best by far

Pantz2222d ago

FFVI is great, many do consider it to be the best. The fact is though FFVII has made the top of more lists since it's been out than any other. Any small bit of news or story on FFVII or it's Remake gets more hype and more posts than any, ANY other game. Any of the FF can be the personal best for many but the facts remain the FFVII is on another level beyond all the rest.

luckytrouble2222d ago

That's nostalgia. Pure and simple. VI undeniably has a better story and a stronger villain. VII just had a bigger impact on the series as the first 3D title. I think of VI like IX. Both came out too late on their respective systems and were overlooked despite being some of the best experiences Final Fantasy can offer, while VII on the PSI and X on the PS2 continue to resonate as some of the most acclaimed titles due more to good release timing than necessarily being timeless or industry altering games.

Final Fantasy is a good lesson on how release timing and platform choice in a series can define an entry's legacy.

Ogygian2222d ago

Everyone thinks the first FF they played was the best.

I tried playing VII once, but the poor graphics forced me to stop. I'm excited for the remake though - perhaps I'll be able to see what those who worship the game do.

Kombatologist2222d ago (Edited 2222d ago )

FFVII appealed to a casual audience, myself included. That's why it has such a cult following. Anyone who remembers playing FFVII at launch can attest to all the hype surrounding it. In fact, it was a TV ad that convinced me to get it. I literally had never played a JRPG before. FFVII was like a gateway drug, as it introduced me to Chrono Trigger, FFVI, and so forth.

And that Aerith scene. Man.

Dasteru2221d ago

@spartanlemur:

VII was the first FF game i played and it is 6th best imo. VI was the 8th one i played and it is my favorite. I am not a nostalgic person at all.

My play order as far as i recall:

VII
VIII
IX
X
X-2
I
XII
VI
IV
V
III
II
XIII
XIII-2
LR

Order of preference:

VI
IX
IV
XII
V
VII
X
VIII
III
I
XIII-2
LR
II
X-2
XIII

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MRMagoo1232222d ago

so does 8 and 7 imo I don't think 6 is that good i mean its a fun game and easily better than 15 and 13 but its not above 7, 8 or 9 and I have the game sitting right next to ps1

Dasteru2221d ago

Far better than 7 or 8, debateable on 9. Both are about equal.

BlackIceJoe2222d ago

There is no definitive version, because each person has a personal preference. I myself like Vlll over Vll, but that doesn't mean my voice is more important than anyone else's. We all are different and what l like someone else might not like or what they like l don't like. If we all could agree on everything, then everything that gets made would become unoriginal and who wants that? So l personally like how each man and woman has different tastes.

DogJosha2221d ago

Yeah, it pisses me off when these articles try to claim someone as a "game expert" as if their opinion matters and ours don't.

As far as my opinion, while I agree there is no definitive FF, I would say the PSX era of FF is the pinnacle of FF. Sure they were improving graphics, but they never compromised. Exploration was kept in tact and gameplay was ever evolving. The thing that really set it above the rest for me though was the focus on non-battle related side quests like chocobo raising, card collecting, and so on.