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Final Fantasy!

Rank : 2398
Posted : 2 years, 11 months ago at May 6 2:32 -
With "Final Fantasy X" being one of my all time favorite RPGs, I have decided to go back and play the entire series! Some of them I have dabbled with in the past but this time I want to finish each of them sequentially. Would I be safe in assuming that the following would be the definative way of doing this?

FFI - PSP
FFII - PSP
FFIII - NDS
FFIV - NDS
FFV - GBA
FFVI - GBA
FFII - PC?
FFIII - PS1
FFIX - PS1

I am just wondering because I know there was some naming convention issues with some of the earlier releases... any comments or suggestions on the differences in gameplay/mechanics between systems are welcome.
Rank : 2398
Posted : 2 years, 11 months ago at May 12 1:25 -
Wow, bunch of FF haters... Oh well, since there are no objections I have started playing FF1 on the PSP and my choice for a party is 3x Monks and a White Mage. I have cleared the first crystal (earth) pretty easy but am wondering if my lack of offensive magic will hurt me near the end of the game.

Anybody have a suggestion for a party in FF2?
Rank : 8562
Posted : 2 years, 11 months ago at May 16 6:25 -
I don't think there are a lot of FF haters...you just gotta wait a bit longer for responses. Anyway, Playing them all in order doesn't seem to matter. If you've played one, you can probably pick up anything else made by Square/Square Enix. Even 10-2 gives you the gist of what went on in 10.

I've gone in a less civilized order and it hasn't affected me much. Something like this:

FF VIII
FF IX
FF X
FF I
FF II
FF XII
FF USA III/Japan VI
FF VII

I don't own the Japanese FF III, which is the one you have on the DS. I also have not played any of their online ones. I have the rest, I'm getting around to them.

Also, I would recommend FF Tactics series. Chrono Cross and Chrono Trigger as well.

As for a party...I don't remember what I did. So, here is a recommendation from someone else:

To get an very good party, train Firion in Swords, Guy in Axes/Black
Magic, Maria in Spears/White Magic, and Leon in Swords. On the Soul
Of Rebirth, train Minwu (Mindu) in Staves/White Magic, Scott
(Gordon) in Swords/ Black Magic, Josef in Fist, and Richard (Gerath)
in Swords.

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Rank : 32
Posted : 2 years, 11 months ago at May 18 9:25 -
I didn't know an FF topic was going on! I wasn't previewed to the Final Fantasy series until Final Fantasy VII was released on PC/PS1 and I have been hooked ever since. As you can see below, I did what you are doing and I went back and played the older classics to get more of the same thing which didn't fail to disappoint.

The original order I played them in was:

FFVII
FFVIII
FFIV
FFV
FFVI
FFIX
FFX
FFI
FFIII
FFII
FFXII
FFXIII

The Playstation Generation (7,8&9) was definitely the best of the lot for me and the SNES games (4,5&6) coming a very close second.

You have definitely set yourself up for a tough FFI play through. Although the most legendary players use the 4 Monks strategy. I favour variation in my parties and so I went for Warrior/Monk/Black Mage/White Mage when I first played it through.
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Posted : 2 years, 6 months ago at Oct 9 23:56 -
My first play experience with an FF is a very random order but here is an order I beat them in:

FFVI
FFVII
FFVIII
FFIV
FFV
FFIX
FFI
FFII
FFIII
FFX
FFXII
FFX-2
FFXIII

I would also say it doesn't matter the order, even playing sequels like X-2 and XIII-2 that's coming out. It would be cool to go in order, have fun with that.
Moderator
Rank : 168
Posted : 2 years, 6 months ago at Oct 10 0:11 -
I haven't played the Final Fantasy series since I was little. Those darn platformers took over my life in middle school. However, I've been playing Pokemon Sapphire lately on my quest to catch up with that series and was wondering if anyone could let me know of a reasonable way to play the first games in the FF series?
Rank : 97
Posted : 2 years, 6 months ago at Oct 11 12:44 -
My first Final Fantasy experience was like KCenturion's...Final Fantasy VII. That's the game that made me take interest in RPGs, and take chances in trying genres other than fighting, sports, and platformers...Which was all I really played as a kid.

If memory serves me correctly, my order of playing them (main series only) was...

FF7
FF8
FF5
FF1
FF9
FF6
FF4
FF10
FF3
FF2
FF12
FF13

I also own 11, but haven't had enough time to sit down and give it a play. I don't plan on buying a subscription to play it, so I want to make my free trial period worthwhile so I can nab screenshots and (hopefully) put in enough time to warrant a review being written.