#13 - Final Fantasy II (IV)
For me the Final Fantasy series jumped from I to IV since FFII and FFIII were never released in North America. It was a radical change instead of a cast of interchangeable heroes, I was treated to a strong array of characters, each with their own personalities and motivations. The story is full of twists and turns, with the theme of redemption and sacrifice being ever present throughout. The game also has a tremendous soundtrack (with the boss battle theme ever).
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