While Final Fantasy was not the first JRPG franchise, Square Enix's premiere franchise is arguably the most popular and - in some areas - the best.
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Getting people to overrate them? As much as I have love for their series, I have played better and more engaging RPGs that fall under the radar because of blind groupthink loyalty.
Not overrated You just like them less
Agreed. The FF series is seen as kind of the pinnacle of Jrpgs, but there are much better options out there as far as story, combat, world building, etc. Not bad mouthing FF, it's great, played and beat almost every game in the series, but I think people are doing themselves a disservice ignoring other games that maybe don't have the same popularity.
Name a few
I would say jrpgs in general have a more interesting story than Western, least from my experiences. They also take the fantasy and sci fi aspects to greater visual levels
Agreed, it's hard to beat the dystopian steampunk feel of FF7, but I find a need a good story/characters to finish an RPG and most western RPGs just don't do it for me.
Japanese Role Playing Games Games?
LOL @ #6 The writing in most Final Fantasy games after 10 sucks....They've no idea how human emotion work.
I always remember how emotional earlier FF games made me feel, I don't get that feeling from 12 (I actually remember stuff all about 12's plot) or 15, with 13 I kind of did, just not to the same degree.
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