1) First Final Fantasy game you played
* Final Fantasy Legend (Gameboy)
* FF4 was my first mainline I owned (and still to this day one of the most expensive games I ever purchased since it cost like double on import),
* FF1 was the very first game I ever played on an emulator. I played it much earlier on a family member's NES (who was into imports and such from a very early time; even had this Japanese cartridge with something like 100 games on it). I played this one BEFORE I played FF4, but I forget if FF Legend was before or after that one. For the record, I probably played Final Fantasy Legend 1 and 2 about 20-30 times each in my childhood. On a side note, I vividly recall playing FF1 for the first time, we didn't know what "Equip" meant or did, because neither of us knew English very well, and so we tried playing the game without weapons (since you do not get default weapons). To this day, I still like Blackbelts best as a class.
2) The Final Fantasy game you prefer
FF8 is my default favourite, but it will periodically shift to Final Fantasy Tactics or the other two games of the Kitase Trilogy (FF6, FF7, and FF8).
I consider myself a classic FF fan, as I can call myself of a fan of nearly all the games FF8 and before. After FF8, the only game I am a fan of is FFX.
3) Which Final Fantasy games have you played?
Final Fantasy 1 to FFX, FFX2, FF12, and FF13.
FF Legend 1-3
Final Fantasy Mystic Quest, and Mystic Quest on Gameboy (which is an FF spinoff, but also Seiken Densetsu 1)
Final Fantasy Tactics & War of the Lions
FF12 Revenant Wings
FF Crystal Chronicles, Ring of Fates, Crystal Bearers, My Life as a King, My Life as a Dark Lord,
Theatrerhythm (or whatever) 1 and 2
Heroes of Light
And probably others.
NUMEROUS remakes of the above games (I played like 5 remakes/rereleases of FF4).
Last edited by Jumpin - on 15 September 2019
So yeah, me and Final Fantasy have a big history going back three decades. And while Final Fantasy was not officially in the European market before FF7, I would say that many had played the games and mostly everyone who had NES/GB/SNES at the time knew about them. Not to mention that there was not just lockout between EU and NA, but lockout between various EU regions. I am not sure how big the "grey market" for importing was, but I would say it was quite substantial. I would love to see statistics/estimates on that.