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Which series do you like more?

Final Fantasy 16 25.81%
 
The Legend of Zelda 40 64.52%
 
Why can't we have a crossover? 3 4.84%
 
Yeah, what he said! 0 0.00%
 
Zelda captured, Link asleep? 0 0.00%
 
Then Cloud has to save Link and wake him? 1 1.61%
 
Only to discover that... 0 0.00%
 
the real enemy all along... 0 0.00%
 
wasn't who they thought... 0 0.00%
 
it was Quina, destroyer of worlds! 2 3.23%
 
Total:62

Edit: I have added links to my original review writings for each game sort of outlying my thought process. Warning, these were mostly casually written (not the way I write official reviews for the website). I just figured since people were challenging scores, instead of repeating myself you could just look at my original justifications.

Hello everyone, been a while since I did a thread like this, but after beating Final Fantasy 9 and enjoying it a lot more than I expected, I am determined to play, beat, and review all the Final Fantasy games, just like I've done to almost all of the Zelda games (stupid Majora's Mask is too stressful for me to ever beat properly haha). And, if I'm going to do that, why not compare how I feel about each game and each series as a whole? I'm only going to include mainline games and expansions, not spinoffs. I'll just keep updating this thread like I do to my Star Wars vs. Star Trek vs. Stargate thread.

Every Zelda game I've reviewed:

Skyward Sword - 98

Breath of the Wild - 94

Minish Cap - 92

Oracle of Ages - 91

Twilight Princess - 90

Windwaker HD - 86

A Link Between Worlds - 83

A Link to the Past - 78

Ocarina of Time 3D - 74

Four Swords Anniversary Edition - 53

Average: 83.9%

Every Final Fantasy Game I've Reviewed:

Final Fantasy 9 - 78%

Average: 78%

Anyway, as I continue to update my list, feel free to share your thoughts to have your own list in the comments that you update periodically! I'm absolutely certain we all have different lists and that mine will probably make some people pretty fired up about their own opinions but let's keep it friendly! I'm a story obsessed person, so that is something that always boosts a game or destroys one in my mind (if they don't have one or it is bad), but I understand not everyone thinks this way! I look forward to playing more Final Fantasy to see, in my opinion, which is superior.

Last edited by Dulfite - on 24 April 2019

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You are in for a threat with all the Final Fantasy games.



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RolStoppable said:
You are in for a threat with all the Final Fantasy games.

A threat or a treat? Should I be scared or excited?

Also, I can't seem to find Final Fantasy 1 or 2 on Steam, so any suggestions? I'd like it if they all came to Switch, as I love playing it while moving around my house or on the treadmill, but alas.



Dulfite said:
RolStoppable said:
You are in for a threat with all the Final Fantasy games.

A threat or a treat? Should I be scared or excited?

Also, I can't seem to find Final Fantasy 1 or 2 on Steam, so any suggestions? I'd like it if they all came to Switch, as I love playing it while moving around my house or on the treadmill, but alas.

A threat.

Story-wise, Final Fantasy games are only connected if they have weird titles like X-2 (a sequel to X), so you can play them in any order and go through the games that are on Switch first.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

A Biased Review Reloaded / Open Your Eyes / Switch Gamers Club

RolStoppable said:
Dulfite said:

A threat or a treat? Should I be scared or excited?

Also, I can't seem to find Final Fantasy 1 or 2 on Steam, so any suggestions? I'd like it if they all came to Switch, as I love playing it while moving around my house or on the treadmill, but alas.

A threat.

Story-wise, Final Fantasy games are only connected if they have weird titles like X-2 (a sequel to X), so you can play them in any order and go through the games that are on Switch first.

Yeah I did see that, though I like to think they are part of some multi-verse at the very least, but I don't know anything other than 9 as of now. I did think to play them in Switch release order, but then I suspect it would be hard to enjoy the older games if I wait too long to play them, so why not chronologically? Still, I don't even know where to play FF1 and FF2...



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They are different games. Zelda is an action RPGs and the FF is a traditional J RPG series. In terms of quality the first 10 FF entries gave Zelda a run for its money....then Sakaguchi left and the series has been on a pedestrian run since. Zelda has remained excellent so Zelda wins it for me.



There was a time where this would have been really close for me. Then Final Fantasy XIII happened shooting FF in the foot. Then Breath of the Wild happened which raised Zelda's standing tremendously and now it's not even a contest.



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TruckOSaurus said:
There was a time where this would have been really close for me. Then Final Fantasy XIII happened shooting FF in the foot. Then Breath of the Wild happened which raised Zelda's standing tremendously and now it's not even a contest.

FFXIII was the last straw for me... XII wasn't a bad game but it wasn't FF either. Sakaguchi and Uematsu departing the series really took its soul. As you say Zelda has maintained a level of excellence.



Final Fantasy, without question. Zelda is great, but Final Fantasy as a whole is better as far as I'm concerned. Both have their high and low points, but in general I've always enjoyed Final Fantasy more, with every game from VI to X being among my all time favourite games.



TruckOSaurus said:
There was a time where this would have been really close for me. Then Final Fantasy XIII happened shooting FF in the foot. Then Breath of the Wild happened which raised Zelda's standing tremendously and now it's not even a contest.

While I love BoTW, the story of the game was weak for someone like me. I'm looking forward to the stories of the FF games :)