The best Final Fantasy ever made!

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#1 Posted by EPGPX (285 posts) -

This is the first RPG game I had ever experienced. It's one of the best out there. No other RPG can compete. This game has it all from the cool locations, bosses, enemies, humor, kung fu, characters like Shadow and the coolest villain ever, Kefka. The story is good and its typical villain wants to rule the world and kill those who stand in his way. This game is also the last RPG game I played. Sadly, that is the truth.

#2 Posted by SarazinRuin (157 posts) -

Why the last?

But it's a good game even though 9 is the best IMO.

#3 Posted by WilliamRLBaker (4777 posts) -

Its amazing, ff6 is the last great final fantasy.

#4 Posted by suneku (2997 posts) -

Definitely one of the better ones

#5 Posted by Video_Game_King (35849 posts) -

Yea, its the best Final Fantasy I've played. Final Fantasy VII is overrated. Not to say its bad (unless we speak of the game up until the motorcycle chase :P), but its not as stellar as people make it out to be.

#6 Posted by dankempster (2249 posts) -

I'm not going to pass judgement on which Final Fantasy is the best. Instead, I'll focus on my favourite FFs and in that respect, Final Fantasy VI is definitely one of my top three. My favourite, however, is almost certainly Final Fantasy VII for pretty much the same reason EPGPX prefers VI: it was the first RPG I ever played and opened my eyes to what a fantastic storytelling medium games are. For what it's worth, I place VI in my top three because of the fantastic cast, the epic storyline and the best music from any instalment in the series.

#7 Posted by Zoidberg (175 posts) -

FFIV is my favorite because I played that first. And then I played FFVI. So, FFVI is in my top three, but FFIV is my favorite.

#8 Posted by Jandurin (186 posts) -

FFVI is my favorite.

#9 Posted by LAR (41 posts) -

Wow, sweet, I didn't think anyone else thought FFVI was the best of the bunch.  Now if only they'd remake it like FF III and IV for the DS.

#10 Posted by AnonymousLegion (64 posts) -

Yeah, FF 6 is great. Real great. So is 7.
8, though, is a cut above any RPG I ever played. Most people won't agree, but if you have an ounce of brainpower to master the Junction system, it's really a step above.

#11 Posted by EPGPX (285 posts) -
dankempster said:
"I'm not going to pass judgement on which Final Fantasy is the best. Instead, I'll focus on my favourite FFs and in that respect, Final Fantasy VI is definitely one of my top three. My favourite, however, is almost certainly Final Fantasy VII for pretty much the same reason EPGPX prefers VI: it was the first RPG I ever played and opened my eyes to what a fantastic storytelling medium games are. For what it's worth, I place VI in my top three because of the fantastic cast, the epic storyline and the best music from any instalment in the series.
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Oh yea! The music is fantastic. Nobuo Uematsu finest piece of work ever. You will fall in love with the music as soon as you listen to the game intro.
#12 Posted by evilhomer (429 posts) -

I actually already put FFVI as my fave FF in my bio.  Was incredible at the time it came out and is still fun to play on the handheld versions.  FFVI was also the last time we had a huge selection of characters to choose from,  I miss the variety of characters in recent FF games.

#13 Posted by Tanuki (275 posts) -

I'd say that FFVI and VII are pretty much equals.  But if I HAD to choose.  I'd choose FFVII over VI.  But they're both 2 of the greatest games ever made for sure.  

#14 Posted by tec3297 (1170 posts) -

The first time I played Final Fantasy VI was on the Game Boy Advance and I have to say that it wasn't as good as Final Fantasy IV for me.  Better then V but definitely not better than IV.

#15 Posted by Wuffi (246 posts) -

i liked them all till 12

#16 Posted by epic_pets (1339 posts) -

8 is the best imo

#17 Posted by DarkLegend (1387 posts) -

I liked IV best.

#18 Posted by Hell_D3mon (47 posts) -

FF8 hands down.  Then after 8 would be the original final fantasy movie (spirits within) which I feel is extremely under appreciated just because it doesn't have its basis off of a game :|

#19 Posted by legend_cloud (359 posts) -

I wouldn't say FFVl is my favorite FF but it is in the top 5.

#20 Posted by geneticgamer (48 posts) -

FF1

#21 Posted by maxx77 (194 posts) -

FFVI is my favorite RPG, and the best FF in the franchise. I know FFVII was a lot of people's first RPG, but for someone who played it since FFI, FFVII was the moment the series jumped the shark. VII was less about challenging gameplay and more about watching a story unfold. Nothing against that, that kind of experience is fine, but for an old-school FF player, VII was like a slap to the face.

Anyway, didn't mean to say so much about FFVII. I don't mind that so many people love it. The more RPG fans, the better! I just didn't care for it after playing my favorite, VI. I actually really liked X and XII despite all that. I really love Lost Odyssey for that matter. It feels to me like the game that FFVII should have been. It's more of an extension to VI than VII was. It even feels very similiar to IV in many ways.

#22 Posted by DarCowAlways (27 posts) -

It would be really hard for me to say which is my favorite, because of the different eras they were made of and all, so let me try to list them all in order of how much I enjoyed them (I have III, V, VI, VII, IX, X, XII)

7. Final Fantasy III

6. Final Fantasy VI

5. Final Fantasy V

4. Final Fantasy X

3. Final Fantasy VII

2. Final Fantasy IX

1. Final Fantasy XII

I'm also playing Chrono Trigger right now (level 20 party, fixed the Masamune), and this is my second day and I'm almost done, but it's an incredible game and ranks up there with XII and IX. The thing that I really despised about the FF series was all the random battles, so these games really click for me in that you can see them coming and can avoid them. None of those random attacks.

#23 Posted by Cecil77 (8 posts) -

I think for me it's dificult to say wich is best... but here are my favorites and why. no order involved


FFIV - The first FF I played. Great story and amazing characters. It was way ahead of it's time. And the DS versión is even better (at least story wise)
FFVII - First 3D FF, very nice story, with a lot of twist and turns
FFIX - I love this game. The story, the charaters, the world. It was a tribute to FF and it brought back the old school, but witout feeling too outdated. 
FFX - It was a great game in every sense. Good story, characters, graphics, sound, voice acting. Love the battle system and the sphere grid was really nice and flexible.
#24 Posted by Endogene (4741 posts) -

it was a great experience
so unfortunate that it was rather/relatively  short (about 20 hours)

#25 Posted by Surfcaster (25 posts) -

I'm totally in agreement that this is the best RPG I've ever played, to date.  I certainly haven't come across any with as great of a storyline, ensemble of characters or sidequests to do.  I've been playing RPGs for many years, before and since this game came out, and it's not only my favourite FF, but my favourite RPG, hands down.  

#26 Posted by xtlimitlessx (3 posts) -

I agree this is my favorite RPG of all time.  The storyline is engaging and the list of playable characters is huge!

It was definitely a fun experience playing through this bad boy.

#27 Posted by suneku (2997 posts) -

I hope they're making a DS version.

#28 Posted by atejas (3057 posts) -

The first one I ever played was X, and honestly, I havent tried Vi, but VII kinda pales in comparison.

#29 Posted by PureRok (4235 posts) -

The first Final Fantasy I played was Final Fantasy on the NES. Final Fantasy VI is my personal favorite (and consequently the one I consider "the best"). I've played all of the Final Fantasy games (and I mean all of them) that were released in English. None of them beat Final Fantasy VI.

#30 Posted by DualReaver (3882 posts) -

My favorite is X.

#31 Posted by solidphoenix (286 posts) -

This is a tie with Final Fantasy IV for sure for best FF.
Even so, I liked X the most.

#32 Posted by screwed (140 posts) -

personally I will have to go for Final Fantasy V as my favorite.

But like a lot of other people it might be nostalgia and being the one you've played the most, which doesnt matter. Still awesome.
Hoping they bother doing it for the DS.

#33 Posted by Jon47 (9 posts) -
Endogene said:
"it was a great experience
so unfortunate that it was rather/relatively  short (about 20 hours)
"
whoa, short? I remember investing over 60 hours in FFIII..  I would go to my friend's house after school and play it for a few hours almost every night for several weeks, this game had a ton of side quests and optional characters to unlock.
#34 Posted by jakob187 (21642 posts) -
EPGPX said:
"This is the first RPG game I had ever experienced. It's one of the best out there. No other RPG can compete. This game has it all from the cool locations, bosses, enemies, humor, kung fu, characters like Shadow and the coolest villain ever, Kefka. The story is good and its typical villain wants to rule the world and kill those who stand in his way. This game is also the last RPG game I played. Sadly, that is the truth.
"
You, sir, are correct.  FFVI is the best by far!  EVIL KEFKA MIDI LAUGH!!!
#35 Posted by hazelnutman (1097 posts) -

Wait, and the last?

Have you played other RPGs in between your first playthrough and your latest?

If not, then how can you tell which FF is the best ever made :|

#36 Posted by Thordain (959 posts) -

6 was my personal favorite.

#37 Posted by CharleyTony (923 posts) -

FF6 is my favorite Final Fantasy game. FF6 and Chorno Trigger are the best RPGs I ever played and simply the best 16-bit era games ever made.

I just started playing Chrono Trigger DS and would really enjoy FF6 getting the same kind of re-release for the DS in the same manner as they did for FF4 (FF2usa). It still amazes me what the DS is capable of...

#38 Posted by Geno (6477 posts) -
WilliamRLBaker said:
"Its amazing, ff6 is the last great final fantasy.
"
^ Agree.
#39 Posted by AuthenticM (3695 posts) -

For me, the three golden gems in the series are VI, VII and VIII.

#40 Posted by peeontree1 (13 posts) -

there are two problems with me posting. One I've only played FFVII, and I'm a Tales fan. Now I know that I'm going to get ripped to shreds BUT...there are a lot of you that are complaing (kinda). My one problem was that the story in FF was never epic. Some may say that its not, but, I forgot to mention, after playing X as well, I just didn't see the story as really getting anywhere. If any of you can say that you cried for a FF story than I might back down. If you're a HUUUUUUUUUUGE fan of turn based than i guess a Tales game isn't for you, but if its only your favorite it might be time to switch. If you're getting bored of the stories and slow, untheatorical gameplay please at least try  a Tales game. One last thing that I want to mention. PATHETIC love story in X. I look forward to your hate replies, propoganda, and overall anger. Maybe I'll switch to FF......nah.....

#41 Posted by amandackrueger (251 posts) -
WilliamRLBaker said:
"Its amazing, ff6 is the last great final fantasy."

#42 Posted by Systech (4078 posts) -

FFVIII all the way.

#43 Edited by Nexas (625 posts) -

IX was my first FF and easily my favorite. The world, the characters, and the humor were all fantastic.  After playing others ones its easy to tell that IX was one big tribute to its predecessors especially those of the 8 and 16-bit eras.

#44 Posted by inkeiren (989 posts) -

I have not played enough of the series nor put enough though to it to know what is the best in the series, but my favorite on a purely personal level would be Final Fantasy X.

#45 Posted by Optiow (1745 posts) -

I agree, it is a good one but my two favorties are X and Crisis Core.

#46 Posted by Captainlunchbox (442 posts) -

Anyone know a good place to try and buy this? I recently dug out the GBA and never experienced this classic in any way, shape, or form.
#47 Posted by CharleyTony (923 posts) -

FF6 is my favorite in the main franchise. I think the following games, when they moved to Playstation, CD-Rom and Polygon graphics, were victim of the high cost of making games and had to cut down on story content, big, non linear areas, huge cast, etc.

You can kinda see proof of this when you get great GBA or DS JRPG that are sprite based, have no voice acting and way less CG cutscenes. You get more actual game when the Devs focus on gameplay and story.

#48 Posted by probablytuna (3525 posts) -

Why are there so many Final Fantasy threads all of a sudden?

#49 Posted by Tackchevy (261 posts) -

The first time always feels so amazing. Games, life, etc. I was crushed as a 6 year old that I had to return my rental of FF1. It had an internal memory. You could save your game. Characters got better over time. There were stories, the world was open, it was crazy. DQ1 was okay too. I mean DW1, ha ha ha localization.

#50 Posted by Video_Game_King (35849 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

Yea, its the best Final Fantasy I've played. Final Fantasy VII is overrated. Not to say its bad (unless we speak of the game up until the motorcycle chase :P), but its not as stellar as people make it out to be.

Hey! Past me.....you're alright. Keep doing what you do.

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