I'm pretty new to Final Fantasy; I've only ever played XIV: A Realm Reborn and was super into it for a few days but then lost interest.
I really, really want to get more into Final Fantasy, though, since I have such a huge respect for the series and I really want to get to know the characters and stories better.
What game is best to start with? Not just according to what's typically thought of as best, but also taking into consideration play time (preferably not super long), system, and story.
I don't own many older systems, so it's a little limited what I can play. Anything on PSP, PS2, PS Vita, or Nintendo systems like DS, 3DS, Wii, Wiiu (not sure if there are Final Fantasy games on these systems, but hey! I may be surprised!)