They certainly rekindled my interest that was killed off by Final Fantasy 13.
Alright, quick question: did you actually play
Final Fantasy 13 and give it a fair shot, or (as usual) did you have your opinion defined by whatever random thing someone else
The best games on the Final Fantasy series will always be VI, VII, VIII and IX. Those game kicked ass and really made the series shine, of course that was when Sakaguchi was still with Sqaure though. Looking at Final Fantasy 13 I can see where the real talent in that series went to after he left the company.
Hah! Seriously? You seriously
think 8 was one of the best of the series, the game with one of the most boring and broken combat systems ever devised for a game? The game that has one of the worst and most convoluted stories in all of Final Fantasy (and that's
I can understand (but don't agree with) people putting 7 as one of the top games, as it was many peoples' first Final Fantasy and their perspective is clouded by nostalgia. I accept the FF 4 fans in much the same way. But I just don't understand the love affair people have with 9. I like it. Zidane is one of my favorite FF characters with his boundless optimism, and I liked the ending. It's in the upper end of my list of favorite Final Fantasies. But when I think back upon all the time I put into 9, aside from the skill-learning system with weapons and armor I just can't think of anything special
about the game (hence why I call it mediocre
). It's nostalgia for nostalgia's sake, which is cute for a time but grows tiresome after a while.
I wonder if Sakaguchi and Mistwalker would work with Square on Final Fantasy XV under contract? It would interesting to see the next console Final Fantasy go back to its roots in the same manner as FF IX did back when it was released.
I find myself in the very odd situation of actually being in the same boat as die-hard Trekkers: Final Fantasy needs to move forward
. Going backward into nostalgia fantasyland because people want to believe the old Final Fantasies were better than they actually is not the answer. Series have to continually redefine themselves for the modern era, and FF is no different. Besides, we have enough Swords & Sorcery RPGs with just about every other