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The Walrus Returns: Zelda Vs. Final Fantasy

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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

As an avid fan of both franchises, I am going to have to say Legend of Zelda. There has been a certain tug of war between the two throughout their life, but after X the quality of their single player games started to drop off quite a bit while Zelda kept their quality consistent throughout, and raised the bar way higher with Breath of the Wild.



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Zelda has never really produced any outright bad games except for that weird 2nd game. On the other hand to play FF I don't have to buy a plastic box I don't want. So the clear winner is the series that actually lets me play their games.



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Final Fantasy has some black sheeps like FF II, V, the whole XIII series and XV (and as much as I like it, it could be argued that VIII belongs to this group as well).

Zelda on the other hand has an almost flawless resume. With the only exception of this being Zelda II. Every other game in the series is a masterpiece (unless we count spin offs, but Final Fantasy would have more to lose if we did...).

So... Zelda is the overall better series.



TranceformerFX said:
You gave A Link to the Past a 78 but Skyward Sword a 98?

Okayyyyy...

Like I said in the OP, the story is what matters most to me. Skyward Sword did an amazing job at explaining the entire purpose of the Zelda series. Flying around in that game was amazing, the art style was probably my favorite in the series (impressionist), it used Wii Motion Plus so it wasn't just wagging the controller around like Twilight Princess. Anyway, I loved A Link to the Past as a kid, and it is a very good game.



SammyGiireal said:
TranceformerFX said:
You gave A Link to the Past a 78 but Skyward Sword a 98?

Okayyyyy...

He gave Ocarina 3D 74 I will assume he played these games late.

A Link to the Past I played many times as a kid/teenager. OoT 3d I played and beat for the first time on the 3ds, so I was clear that I was reviewing the 3ds version. I have yet to review the 64 version and probably won't as I hate the 64 controller so much. I review thinking about the times the games released in for their scores, not compared to modern games as that would be unfair.



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killeryoshis said:
I can tell Dulfite started on the Zelda series during the Gamecube era. That or he started with the Zelda games of the 2000s. Seeing Skyward Sword so far above A Link to The Past is painful but an opinion I guess. Honestly, the two franchises for me are kinda close.

Final Fantasy IV, V and VI are all amazing and should be played.

Final Fantasy VII should be played as well. It is not as good as the SNES trilogy but it is definitely just a bit below it.
The NES Final Fantasy games are all over the place.
I is amazing if you like NES RPGs. II is not worth playing. III is good but nothing special.

Final Fantasy IX is good but nothing special. I haven't played VIII yet since the darn game requires me to buy new hardware and the PC version is broken.

I started with A Link to the Past actually on the SNES. Then, I think, my second game was Oracle of Ages/Seasons. I didn't really play OoT as a kid (I find it kind of scary) so I kind of stopped playing Zelda games until Twilight Princess came out and got re-interested in the series. As I explained earlier, and I think I have an article on it I should just link, SS had the best story of any Zelda game to me as I love backstory and origins.

Yeah I'm not sure I will play FF 1 and 2 as I've heard they are hard to like, similarly, I can't ever play the first couple Zelda games either as I can't stand NES games. SNES games are gems, though!



Mar1217 said:
If it wasn't for Breath of the Wild I would have choose FF.

Although, when I'm talking about FF, I'm only mentioning FF-X and previous games since those are the ones worked by Squaresoft.

So FF11-15 aren't worth playing in your view? I am hoping to play them all, but I want to look forward to it haha.



Dulfite said:
SammyGiireal said:

He gave Ocarina 3D 74 I will assume he played these games late.

A Link to the Past I played many times as a kid/teenager. OoT 3d I played and beat for the first time on the 3ds, so I was clear that I was reviewing the 3ds version. I have yet to review the 64 version and probably won't as I hate the 64 controller so much. I review thinking about the times the games released in for their scores, not compared to modern games as that would be unfair.

In 1998 OoT was a 10...that was mind blowing then set many standards. But indeed if story telling is most important to you I can see how you will find FF superior, that said OoT 3D was a 9.5 to me.  Then again if you feel Ocarina 3d  was a 74 I guess everyone has their reasons.

A Link to the Past IMO was 9.0-9.5 game...it was really excellent. I seen a bit of hate here for Zelda II lol I liked Zelda 2.



FF wins easily. Playing FFVIII and FFX makes any new FF an automatic buy for me regardless of how bad it is or looks. Even if FFXVI has a .00001% chance of replicating the brilliance, I will still buy it. Some would say that makes me a fanboy of the series, but even so I can still say that FFXIII was a terrible game :P.

I did enjoy Zelda quite a bit, especially Majora's Mask, but it didn't change my life like how FF did.



Farsala said:
FF wins easily. Playing FFVIII and FFX makes any new FF an automatic buy for me regardless of how bad it is or looks. Even if FFXVI has a .00001% chance of replicating the brilliance, I will still buy it. Some would say that makes me a fanboy of the series, but even so I can still say that FFXIII was a terrible game :P.

I did enjoy Zelda quite a bit, especially Majora's Mask, but it didn't change my life like how FF did.

Is MM's your go to Zelda game? HOW?! I get soooo frustrated at that game, and I play the 3ds version which is probably easier than the 64 one. It annoys me I haven't beaten it yet haha.