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Which Final Fantasy Game?

Asked by derektherock42 (206points) April 9th, 2008

This is a question my friend has. Here it is in his words:

“I want to start playing FF games, so my question is should I get one already available on DS, or should I wait until the remake of FF IV comes out?”

I hope you know a lot about FF.

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Randy's avatar

Personally I would go ahead and by one that’s already available. I’ve never played a FF game that wasn’t any good. Then if you like them, go ahead and buy IV when it comes out. By the way though, VII is the best overall.

luminous00's avatar

as being a final fantasy fan, I’d say start with final fantasy vii (7), its for the original playstation, and damn is it good. I remember playing through all 90+ hours of content (some can extend it even further) and loving every second. The plot is amazing. Also, if you find you love ff7 and have a playstation or bought it for ff7, definately hunt down xenogears, not xenosaga (though the xenosaga series was supposed to be a continuation of xenogears, but just comes nowhere even close)

bmrumble's avatar

I’m not a big fan of RPGs. I have a really short attention span and have a hard time focusing on the monotonous task of killing the same enemies over and over again.

That said, I was OBSESSED with FFVII. It’s one of the few games (and the only RPG) I’ve ever made a point to finish and a game I found myself emotionally invested in. Gripping story, great visuals (for the time), and just all around fun. True FF fans might scoff at the suggestion (or maybe not?) but there’s a reason that game gets mentioned as much as it does. I’ve tried other FF games since (earlier games, nothing past VII) and I haven’t spent more than a few hours on any of them.

luminous00's avatar

@bmrumble – hunt down xenogears, you WON’T be disappointed. It’s old, and on Playstation, but so incredible.

smart1979's avatar

I can’t reccomend one without knowing what systems he has. Looks like he has a DS, and FF3 Remake is pretty cool, but it’s an older one so the storyline and stuff is much more elementary. I think Final Fantasy VII or X would be the best bets. X might be a really good first one, but VII is too.

Xenogears is really awesome too, yeah. Great story, great gameplay and the soundtrack is really cool also.

smart1979's avatar

Btw, FF VI is really good too. They just rereleased it for GameBoy last year so that could be a fun little one to play on the DS.

RAMesesII's avatar

Final Fantasy? Well, I’d pick up one if the earliest ones (i.e., the original FF (Japanese) or FFIII (U.S.= the original) so I could get an unstanding/appreciation for the series. From there, FFVII is a classic, and FFX is getting there too.

Personally, I’d make a point to grab both ChronoTrigger and ChronoCross, in that order. Even before picking up any of the FF’s. They are both by the same company, so you’ll get a taste of the FF style. I personally find those two to be better than any FF (aside from the original and FFIII), but be warned, CT and CC do not have a linear plot as the FF series does.

trogdor_87's avatar

FF: Tactics, or if your friend does not mind waiting a little while (two-three months) he could get the new Tactics game for the DS.

Fallstand's avatar

FFVII… I’m kinda mad they made a prequal for it and its only or the PSP.. But the storyline and game was one of the best I’ve ever played

cwilbur's avatar

I tried FFX. It was fascinating until I realized that there was nothing I could do to affect the outcome except die—it was just like watching a movie with occasional fight scenes. When I realized I was on rails, I totally lost interest.

Your friend ought to be warned that this is the case; if I had known it, I wouldn’t even have picked up the game in the first place.

afghanmoose's avatar

get lost odyssey,maker as well as musician of final fantasy

Foolaholic's avatar

Yes, definitely buy the FF III that’s already out for the DS, because its a good long game that’s worth the playtime. If you’re going to do that, then I advise you to never sell any of the weapons that you outgrow; save them for the ninja class at the end of the game.

bgdbeatnik's avatar

I was really into Final Fantasy Tactics, but it’s old enough now that I’m sure the graphics would be a turn off.

smart1979's avatar

The just released FF Tactics on the PSP, called War of the Lions – it’s pretty cool. I never played the original so I grabbed this and haven’t really got started yet but I do like it.

Jreemy's avatar

I personally would go ahead and spring for FF III. I myself collect Final Fantasy games, so I would eventually end up purchasing the two. I cannot honestly think of a Final Fantasy game (of the numeric series) that I did not like.

luminous00's avatar

For some reason, I wasn’t a big fan of any FF game before VII (7). Though I LOVE Chrono Trigger and the Breath of Fire series.

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