Please, only looking for feedback from people who have experience with these games.
I recently beat Final Fantasy VI and I'm probably about 5 hours from beating Final Fantasy V. I will soon have beaten Final Fantasy V-X. What's missing is I, II, III, IV, XII, and XIII. I haven't played a JRPG in a long time (since picking up FFVI a month or so ago) and so far I'm enjoying this kick I'm on.
Thinking about beating the original 4 games. As I go back in time I see more and more little things that make it less fun. Hard to understand magic descriptions. Enemies don't show status ailments (no way of telling if they're still asleep). NO details about special swords (you have to use it in battle before you know it casts "Drain"). I know I can use a guide but I have my phone in my lap while playing FFV and I'm CONSTANTLY looking up what items do. I wonder if playing FFI is really going to be any fun or will I just be super frustrated? I know you can only save at the Inn. Uugh. Sounds like fun already.
I don't want to cheat at all. I don't want to use save states or anything.