Andrew Weymes of The Nightly Gamer writes: "The JRPG genre in general owes a lot to the now Square Enix series of games entitled Final Fantasy. Arguably, there have been JRPGs on the same level of a Final Fantasy game such as Chrono Trigger, Chrono Cross, Persona 3, Persona 4 and many others but none of them have reached the level of popularity of the Final Fantasy series, especially not in North America. Any JRPG fan likely has fond memories of the past six entries in the series. From Final Fantasy VII all the way up to Final Fantasy XII, there have been a lot of memorable characters and storylines. Of course, like any series, some have been better than the others. TNG has compiled a list of the past six Final Fantasy games starting with the worst and ending with the best that the series has offered in the past few years."