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What's your favorite main series Final Fantasy game?

Final Fantasy I 13 1.59%
 
Final Fantasy IV 29 3.54%
 
Final Fantasy VI 140 17.07%
 
Final Fantasy VII 261 31.83%
 
Final Fantasy IX 110 13.41%
 
Final Fantasy X 99 12.07%
 
Final Fantasy XII 47 5.73%
 
Final Fantasy XIV 16 1.95%
 
Final Fantasy XV 27 3.29%
 
Other 78 9.51%
 
Total:820

IX
VII
VI

My top 3 in order



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My top 3

1. Final Fantasy VII
2. Final Fantasy V
3. Final Fantasy VIII

If Tactics counts tactics is number 2



我是广州人

@Bristow9091 

https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2021/03/japan_voted_on_final_fantasys_best_games_and_characters_-_do_you_agree_with_the_ranking

Bruh.. Japan's no.1 FF



hinch said:

@Bristow9091 

https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2021/03/japan_voted_on_final_fantasys_best_games_and_characters_-_do_you_agree_with_the_ranking

Bruh.. Japan's no.1 FF

I shit you not, I read this on my phone just before coming onto my PC and seeing you've tagged me lol :P

See guys, even Japan says Final Fantasy X is the best!



siebensus4 said:

I ask the people who played FF VI and VII and voted for VII: why do you think that VII is better than VI?

I completed both (VII in 1999 and VI in 2015) and I really can't understand why VII should be better than VI. I mean, everything is better in VI - story, characters, battles... I think it's a subjective opinion, but what are your arguments?

Why would anyone who played both think 6 is better than 7, I wonder?

I mean, everything is better in 7. Story, characters, battles...

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Bristow9091 said:
hinch said:

@Bristow9091 

https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2021/03/japan_voted_on_final_fantasys_best_games_and_characters_-_do_you_agree_with_the_ranking

Bruh.. Japan's no.1 FF

I shit you not, I read this on my phone just before coming onto my PC and seeing you've tagged me lol :P

See guys, even Japan says Final Fantasy X is the best!

Lol thought you'd be happy to see that.

I mean I mostly agree with that poll.. maybe not the 1st pick xD

Also.. who are the 27 people voting for XV.. wtf haha



hinch said:
Bristow9091 said:

I shit you not, I read this on my phone just before coming onto my PC and seeing you've tagged me lol :P

See guys, even Japan says Final Fantasy X is the best!

Lol thought you'd be happy to see that.

I mean I mostly agree with that poll.. maybe not the 1st pick xD

Also.. who are the 27 people voting for XV.. wtf haha

Hey, I quite liked XV... granted the gameplay was, well... yeah, lol. I really enjoyed the story, it had some gorgeous set pieces and boss fights, the world although empty, was VERY pretty, and the music was top tier! :P For those reasons alone I'd happily put it in my top ten if I were to make a list, although if I did I'd probably upset more than a few people considering things like XIII and XV would be above VII and VIII, lol :P 



Here are the issues I have with FFXV (and I put in over 150 hours into it)

1) To understand the full main story you must watch that anime short series they put out, and play all 4 DLC's. If you really want a crystal clear explanation of everything that is going on. Then you also need to watch that movie (which takes place before the story begins) and do some reading as they put out some comics/books. This is my biggest issue with the game. If you just play the main game through (before playing the episodes) you will have so many questions about whats going on.

The first time I played FFXV was summer of 2019 by this time all the DLC was finished and the unreleased ones were canceled. I first played through the main story and when I had beaten it I really didn't fully understand what was going on, nor did the ending make things clear to me. It actually wasn't until after I beat the Ardyn episode that things made sense.

While I think the story (whole package) is really good, the way it was put together was terrible. You should never have to buy DLC to explain parts of the story as you are playing through the game (episodes 1-3 take place as you are playing the main story and unless you buy those episodes you will have no idea what happened to your party)

2) Final Fantasy XV feels way to floaty, the combat is really weird and when you jump and land it feels..... soft, i don't know how to explain it. I noticed this within the first time I jumped in the game and did not like it at all. But this is a personal preference, others may like it, idk.

3) Breaking the game up into chapters. No idea why this was done, but it makes the world feel locked, I did not like this (maybe others did) as it felt restrictive.

4) The world felt.... kinda hollow, some places the design was fantastic, others was very blah. When comparing this world to past it ranks a lot lower IMO.

With those aside, the music is fantastic, I loved the relationship between the four characters. I actually think this was the strongest part of the game.



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hinch said:
Bristow9091 said:

I shit you not, I read this on my phone just before coming onto my PC and seeing you've tagged me lol :P

See guys, even Japan says Final Fantasy X is the best!

Lol thought you'd be happy to see that.

I mean I mostly agree with that poll.. maybe not the 1st pick xD

Also.. who are the 27 people voting for XV.. wtf haha

Their top 4 are the same as my top 4, but yeah I'd probably rearrange the order.  I've seen way worse rankings before.



Beated FF XV which I never had, the first time I've played I either stopped nearly the end (chapter 12 I think) and never come back because the PS4 I used was not mine. The second time I've just played reached chapter 14 and kinda stopped and forgot about the game existence lol, well I just went back and Finished, this is where I place it on the franchise:

I'm waiting for a non mobile upgraded version for II and III. I've Played FF IV thinking it was the II after beating the first Final Fantasy, yikes. This series titles were too confusing for a teenager who doesn't understand much about english. Take I and IV tiers with a grain of salty, I couldn't ready english when played both so I judge only by mechanics and graphics and I found hard to get into original FF with NES level of graphics and controls 

As you can see, PS2 would easily be the peak of the series but for some reason they decided to release X-2 smh. SNES was great too even if outdated V job mechanics still sweet to play to this day, would love to see if in a Octopath Travaler-like graphics. PS1 was strong but not as good as SNES and PS2, although VII is surely iconic and memorable (and one of the best worlds), but their graphics aged too badly, IX is the best on that regard

PS3-PS4 era is nice, but not on the same level as past entries. I think both XIII and XV surely get more heat than they deserve, they are good games for me, just not as good as the older ones. XV have many awesome ideas, setting and attention to details, but is very lacking in gameplay depth, the story is confusing and the DLC should be free as they tell you part of the stories, overall it was a too much ambitious project and badly executed. I value ambition as one of the most important things in gaming development, so I sugarcoat most of XV missteps anyway

XIII has great story, setting (serious, the setting is fantastic) and a very good cast. The graphics are good and I love how they never treat its players like morons who can't understand a storyline. But I never really mastered the battle system, maybe I should play it again I only mastered XII gameplay after playing Zodiac Age after all. And Lightning/Claire is so boring, make it harder to play with her. XII-2... well it's better than X-2 at least. And Lighting Returns was totally unnecessary I've just skipped it altogether.