As a good Monday that it is, the time has come to take a look at what the weekly debate that we proposed seven days ago through our official server on Discord. The question was the following:
What is the best Final Fantasy and why?
If things to say do not come out of there, nowhere will it be. Let’s see what you have left us and we will start with our reader Alejandro Espinosa, which read the following:
“For me, final fantasy VII without a doubt, followed very closely by FFIX. Not only because of the quality of the game that it showed in 1997 through its history, its complexity and the expanded lore that came later, but also because of how influential it has been later. “
It has taken little time for the mythical Final Fantasy VIIObviously, but the truth is that the responses have been the most varied. For example, our reader MTR commented this:
“It is true that VII was a spectacular evolution at all levels. But the perfect game is XI with the first 2 expansions ”.
A risky choice, no doubt, but of course totally valid. Ari, in any case it goes in another direction:
“If I abide by the one I played the most times (4 times) it should be 8 with Squall (the original 7 escapes me, since I started with 8, we will see if now when it comes out for PC. Although I do know its history), followed by 9 and 10 tied. The 12 was interesting but a bit below because his general style was different.
But I really liked the 13th with Lightning the most and I also enjoyed the second part (which I replayed 2 times), not the 3rd (although I saw his story). The 15th was entertaining but nothing to do with the previous ones, and I lacked playable female heroines. It was more of a movie than an exploration RPG to me. So definitely the FF13 is the best for me, followed by the 8, in the absence of trying the 7 remake that looks good ”.
Our reader Mj is another of those who chooses to leave the FFVII to propose the following:
“In my Top is IX and VI, both for the same reason: they suppose to be the last of their generation and to be the ones that got the most juice from SNES and Playstation 1 respectively. The IX has a special place, since it is the Final Fantasy th at encompasses the entire classic series with its references, history, setting and character design. The only downside is that the combat is somewhat slow. I think I would also put the V in and I hope Square Enix does a remake with the Octopath Traveler engine ”.
For his part, our reader mousness has decided to opt for titles not necessarily attached to the main saga. Attentive to your proposals.
“Final Fantasy Tactics Advance. It has everything that I loved in Advance Wars: an impeccable gameplay. Diversity in strategy thanks to its gameplay that integrates very well into the game’s story. And speaking of the story precisely, It reminds me of The Neverending Story (1979). Starting with a tutorial that starts in the real world before entering the heart of the FF universe. The only downside of RPGs is that sometimes they are unnecessarily lengthened in some segments. FFTA can easily resume the game since each board is independent and they are almost like enigmas to be solved. Graphically it is super endearing even in its sequel “.
But we don’t stop there, no, because Sergetsu strike back with this:
“The truth is that it is a really complicated question, each one has characteristics that make it unique. In my top 3 are 8, 9 and 10, each with its unique combat system and that in all cases I liked.
The 8th was my first FF and it marked me much more than any other, I lived with a lot of tension in certain moments of the game, unforgettable, it also has one of the craziest theories in which Rinoa ends up being Artemis which would end up curling the curl.
The 9 seems to be for children seen from the outside, but its history is deep with existential approaches that are very interesting.
The 10 is simply sublime, for me it has the best argument focused on self-sacrifice for the common good and how to fight against what is written.
And it is difficult for me … and a lot, to choose which one to keep, so much that it will be impossible for me, this whole text may end up being sterile with this conclusion, but I am not able to decide on one. It’s like asking which of your children you love the most, any choice would be to say one, and it would be unfair to the others because each one has given you something invaluable in life ”.
Finally, our reader I used to moba, commented the following in this regard:
“The best Final Fantasy is the one that each one played at that key moment in his life. In my case the best was Final Fantasy VIII for several reasons. I started playing VII, which was cool, but it got stuck in the middle of the second verbatim album, so I was left halfway through. Then I started with FFVIII and it coincided that I had just finished my degree and still didn’t have a job, so I fired like crazy. I was so freaked out that I recorded the ending on VHS. I liked it so much that the day I got married, instead of the typical waltz, “Eyes on me” sounded as a song to open the dance. I polished it up with all the buns at level 100. Later I started with the same enthusiasm with the IX, but then I found work and I ended up leaving it halfway. And afterwards, no FF has caught me especially ”.
The truth is that, after reading all your opinions, it is clear that, no matter how much pull it may have Final Fantasy VII (and it has little, precisely), here is a good palette of wonderful tastes.
Of course we encourage you to follow the conversation in the comments of this article if you wish to publicize what is your best Final Fantasy.
On our Discord server we leave you a new topic to discuss this week, so there we wait for you. Thanks to everyone for participating.
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