The same argument about "Impact in gamers" could be used with "Nostalgia", so lets leave it like people have their own opinions and dont start with this "new/young ff players dont know whats really good" thing people often put out.
I never intended to take the discussion to the "younger versus older gamers" topic. That's not what I meant at all.
What I am saying is that people tend to cling to their original experience as the most relevant. Truly, I insist. Try to gather two or three people who had played and loved the SNES FF games and later played and loved too the PSX games and they chose Sony's over Nintendo's.
The common asumption when you find out that those who played IV to VI originaly chose those over the VII to XIX is that those were better. What I am trying to say is that that asumption is just that, an asumption and we couldn't possibly know which is better. Everybody just choses their original and fundational experience over what might have happened later or before.