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Final Fantasy Omnithread - All FF, all the time.

Postby Dark Ragnarok » Thu Jul 19, 2007 1:33 am UTC

I wonder how many people will say FFVII. I HIGHLY disagree with it being the best. But this isn't about which is better. It's just your personally favorite.

For me that one was FFIX because it was my first for RPGs. And i doubt i'll like any summon more than Ark. That guy is... utterly the best summon scene to watch.

I still have to play III and VI, which i hear are also very good as well.

So your favorite one? and why?

(I don't want to make this a poll because the Japanese versions differ from the English, and i do not know which ones go with which ones, so if someone helps me i can make a poll, but not until i can straighten that out.)
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Postby Yhatki » Thu Jul 19, 2007 1:38 am UTC

FFVI is hands down my favorite. Locke is just the most spectacular thief...err treasure hunter there is. Plus, Mog. Mog in all his dancing, Moogle pike glory. So much adoration for that game.
Seriously, the villain (Kefka) was so much more hardcore than girly girly Sephiroth with his indeterminable gender and oversized sword. Yes, yes, you can swoosh around and perform some awful Meteor Strikes, but you will always have just one wing. And that means you can only fly in a circle.
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Postby Durinthal » Thu Jul 19, 2007 1:54 am UTC

I'll vote for VI as well, simply because Kefka succeeded in destroying the world and becoming a god. The music's also my favorite.
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Postby Alcari » Thu Jul 19, 2007 1:57 am UTC

Number 6, for the fact that it's the only game to come bundled with sheer awesomeness.
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Postby Yhatki » Thu Jul 19, 2007 2:16 am UTC

Durinthal wrote:I'll vote for VI as well, simply because Kefka succeeded in destroying the world and becoming a god. The music's also my favorite.

You're so right. I played it over again with my at-the-time boyfriend, and he almost pissed himself. He couldn't believe that a video game villain actually succeeded in destroying the world.

Plus: You could let Cid die. That was magical.
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Postby MFHodge » Thu Jul 19, 2007 2:36 am UTC

I agree that VI was great, but I'll stick with IV as my favorite.

But I also really liked XII. The gambit system is a really great feature and I hope it sticks around.

The only one that I've hated was VIII.
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Postby tarkadal » Thu Jul 19, 2007 2:54 am UTC

I'm going to be controversial and say Crystal Chronicles!
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It's a great game, with awesome multiplayer co-op too. I kind of forget the story, and to be fair it is kind of forgettable, since I haven't started a new game in years, spending all my time running around with my party of awesomeness. Great design, awesome music, superb boss battles blah blah blah. I'm probably a little biased, since my (now ex) GF and I spent hours playing it together, good times, good times. Maybe I'm also a little crazy but I actually seem to care about all my party members. I even went so far as to print out a document where I could keep track of equipment, items, artefacts ect. that all my party members had too.

Actually, the only other ones I've played are the GBA Dawn of Souls remakes of 1 and 2. I finished 1, it was quite good, 2 I started, then accidentally wandered too far without saving and ran into a monster that slaughtered me and I haven't gone back yet.
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Postby Brian » Thu Jul 19, 2007 3:53 am UTC

TACTICS

FFT is the best FF. Hands down. End of discussion. The only things remotely close is 6.
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Postby Twasbrillig » Thu Jul 19, 2007 5:07 am UTC

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Postby Belial » Thu Jul 19, 2007 5:09 am UTC

I'm going to be stereotypical and answer VII. It had one of the most interesting worlds, and it had *just* the right level of tech vs magic to hit that sweet spot in my soul.
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Postby clay/slayThee.exe » Thu Jul 19, 2007 5:10 am UTC

FFVII no denial

all disagreement is out of stupidity
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Postby Brian » Thu Jul 19, 2007 5:24 am UTC

clay/slayThee.exe wrote:FFVII no denial

all disagreement is out of stupidity

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Postby Dr.Robert » Thu Jul 19, 2007 6:31 am UTC

FFVII here too. The futuristic feel was much needed in an FF, and I thought that the characters were stellar.
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Postby Jesse » Thu Jul 19, 2007 6:46 am UTC

Yeah, FFVII just for the sheer amount of debate that was engendered over the story afterwards; I love a game that does that.

VI was close though, Kefka was badass.
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Postby Dr.Robert » Thu Jul 19, 2007 6:56 am UTC

Jesster wrote:Yeah, FFVII just for the sheer amount of debate that was engendered over the story afterwards; I love a game that does that.


Forgot about that aspect, and I fully agree. It was truly an excellent story.
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Postby Maseiken » Thu Jul 19, 2007 1:10 pm UTC

VI



VI all the way... This isgoing to break the internet... but Kefka is just way better than Sephiroth...
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Postby 2DMan » Thu Jul 19, 2007 1:25 pm UTC

Time for an out-of-nowhere one... FFIII, the DS remake! Hah! Love that game. The cute little guys in their (often awesome) costumes look wonderful compared to the generally comparatively enormous and powerful-looking monsters. Also, the combat system rocked, much better than 'active time battle' in my opinion. Who creates a turn-based system which isn't a turn-based system, anyway?

Also, turning the lead character of the party into a Red Mage gave him an absolutely rockin' pimp hat and red coat...
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Postby Princess Marzipan » Thu Jul 19, 2007 2:33 pm UTC

VI; end of thread.

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clay/slayThee.exe wrote:FFVII no denial

all disagreement is out of stupidity
Actually, my disagreement is out of thinking VI did a far better job of making me give a rat's ass about any of the characters. Aeris dies. Do I weep for her? No, I don't give a rat's ass. Celes singing at the opera, Cyan's lost family, Terra's lack of purpose in life, Setzer's troubled past, Locke's perceived failure to the one he loves...these are characters I FEEL for.

Cloud and Tifa can't figure out if they're in love? Boo hoo. Cid couldn't fly to the moon? Wah. Vincent is a vampire? ...wtf?

FFVI just has more depth to the characters, a trend which I'm glad XII at least sort of returned to. (Balthier is a great character, Penelo not so much.)
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Postby Belial » Thu Jul 19, 2007 3:10 pm UTC

Maseiken wrote:VI all the way... This isgoing to break the internet... but Kefka is just way better than Sephiroth...


I don't even compare them. They're very, very different villains.

Kefka is insane in the "maniacal, evil" way.

Sephiroth was just *insane*. And kindof an alien.
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Postby Zohar » Thu Jul 19, 2007 4:31 pm UTC

VI. Though VII is also awesome. I really enjoyed VIII (except for the plot twist but I can forgive that), X and XII. Didn't like IV at all and I'm not particularly fond of IX.

However, if you include the "non-canon" titles, I'd have to say FFX-2. Just kidding (although I think it's very underrated). My favorite of all FFs would be Tactics. Wonderful story, music and gameplay. Must've played it about 10 times, maybe more.
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Postby 2DMan » Thu Jul 19, 2007 4:35 pm UTC

Zohar wrote:However, if you include the "non-canon" titles, I'd have to say FFX-2. Just kidding (although I think it's very underrated).


But is there a single person who, when playing it after FFX, didn't think "What? Yuna...? They made Yuna a pop-star! NOOOOO!" at the beginning? Also, all skills to nil. Which hurts my brain.
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Postby Maseiken » Fri Jul 20, 2007 1:38 pm UTC

Belial wrote:
Maseiken wrote:VI all the way... This isgoing to break the internet... but Kefka is just way better than Sephiroth...


I don't even compare them. They're very, very different villains.

Kefka is insane in the "maniacal, evil" way.

Sephiroth was just *insane*. And kindof an alien.

I guess... I just thought Kefka did a better job in most every way though,
In insanity,
in Downright villainy,
In wanton destruction,
In sadism.

He ticked all of my villain boxes at top marks and Sephiroth fell just short...
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Postby Gelsamel » Fri Jul 20, 2007 1:51 pm UTC

They're all pretty mediocre.
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Postby Belial » Fri Jul 20, 2007 2:13 pm UTC

Maseiken wrote:I guess... I just thought Kefka did a better job in most every way though,
In insanity,
in Downright villainy,
In wanton destruction,
In sadism.

He ticked all of my villain boxes at top marks and Sephiroth fell just short...


I tend to classify my villains by way of their goals/attitudes vis-a-vis me or my character.

Kefka pretty much hated you and wanted you to die. He enjoyed killing people. He was maniacal and *evil*.

Sephiroth....just didn't care that everyone else was *there*. People were just....kindof annoying noisy things that he only noticed if they were in his way.

Which is why I just put them in different boxes in my head.
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Postby Vaniver » Fri Jul 20, 2007 4:09 pm UTC

I have played neither FFT nor FFVI. Both of those are things I will change someday, but am not in a hurry to do.

Of the FFs I've played (1-4, 7-9), VII is my favorite, but I have most of the same problems with it that I had with every other FF I've played.
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Postby Durinthal » Fri Jul 20, 2007 5:27 pm UTC

I love the job system in FFV, but the story's pretty weak. It does have some good music, though (Gilgamesh's theme is a favorite).
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Postby SecondTalon » Fri Jul 20, 2007 5:51 pm UTC

FF Tactics, Tactics Advance, I

In that order. I pretend the others don't exist.
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Postby MFHodge » Fri Jul 20, 2007 5:53 pm UTC

Sidetrack: Choose the best FFVI party:

Reference: http://www.rpgclassics.com/shrines/snes/ff6/profile/

I choose: Terra, Sabin, Celes, Gogo

Assume it's late in the game. Cyan and Edgar are great early on, but that's my party towads the end.
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Postby Tractor » Fri Jul 20, 2007 6:17 pm UTC

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Postby Roun » Fri Jul 20, 2007 7:41 pm UTC

XII

Though, I still haven't gotten around to VI. Have they made a remake of that on the DS yet?
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Postby Durinthal » Fri Jul 20, 2007 7:45 pm UTC

There are GBA versions of IV, V, and VI. No actual remake like III, if that's what you're going for. A 3D version of IV is in the works.
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Postby ehiunno » Fri Jul 20, 2007 8:06 pm UTC

VII was my favorite. It has a special spot in my heart where it resides for all eternity.

Seph is the best villain. evar. and the scene where he turns around and walks through the flames of the burning Nephilim(sp?) is the best cutscene. evar. That image was the background on my computer for much of my youth.
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Postby Delbin » Fri Jul 20, 2007 8:51 pm UTC

It's hard to say exactly since I enjoyed these for different reasons...

I'd have to say VIII is the one I enjoyed most. I loved the world, atmosphere, and music more than any others. The card game was also exelent.

I've probably spent more time playing tactics than any other Final Fantasy. You have such amazing freedom with your character development.

Final Fantasy VI has a great variety of characters. It was hard to choose just which ones to use since they could all be awesome. It was fun all around.

Final Fantasy X has the best characters for me. The quality of the voice acting helped immensely.

Final fantasy XII has the best combat system and by far the best boss battles.
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Postby Belial » Fri Jul 20, 2007 9:10 pm UTC

The voice acting *helped* you in X? It annoyed the everloving bejeezus out of me.
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Postby mosc » Fri Jul 20, 2007 9:25 pm UTC

6... but I'll give some love to 4 and 10 as well

and the fact that 6 is beating out 7 in this thead shows the intelligence of xkcd users
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Postby Kawa » Fri Jul 20, 2007 9:31 pm UTC

VTHodge wrote:Sidetrack: Choose the best FFVI party:

Reference: http://www.rpgclassics.com/shrines/snes/ff6/profile/

I choose: Terra, Sabin, Celes, Gogo

Assume it's late in the game. Cyan and Edgar are great early on, but that's my party towads the end.

My first four in the final battle was Terra, Celes, Edgar, and Gau, and no one died the entire time. Gau as "Wind Demi-God" (I was playing Advance so the old "Wind God" wasn't possible), Edgar jumping like nobody's business, Terra and Celes casting Ultima repeatedly and maybe healing when necessary. I had done a ton of training until I was regularly finishing off Dinosaur Forest monsters in two or three hits, so it turned out pretty easy.

I love 6 like nobody's business, and beat it recently. It was delicious.
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Postby __Kit » Fri Jul 20, 2007 10:02 pm UTC

I haven't played anywhere near enoguh to make a fair judgement, but...

FFVII, Go Barret, go Omnislash and go the mighty vodafone warriors!

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Postby Delbin » Fri Jul 20, 2007 10:13 pm UTC

Belial wrote:The voice acting *helped* you in X? It annoyed the everloving bejeezus out of me.


In what way? Other games have had far worse.
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Postby Belial » Fri Jul 20, 2007 11:03 pm UTC

That's why I like games with no voice acting at all.
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Postby Maseiken » Sat Jul 21, 2007 12:03 am UTC

^True dat


I was surprised at how good the music was in VI, so much so that when I played it on an emulator, I almost NEVER turbo'ed it...
That's high praise from me...
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