God Bless and Play Hard Gamers!
What's happening gamers? Today is a special news that I got for all of you. As you all know Final Fantasy hasn't been the same in the recent years as it has lost it's spark and a lot of respect. Most have been begging for Versus XIII others for the FF7 remake, which most likely may not happen. Some games of the main series were received with open arms, others were not such as X-2, XI, XIII, and so on. Now, I remember all the FF games that I have played over the years, and now it's time to make a top 10 of the best Final Fantasy games ever, and after that I will have some honorable mentions of other games whether spinoffs of part of the main series boys and girls.
10 - Final Fantasy XIII. The gameplay was ok, despite some of the styles that I rant about it like when the battle leader is killed, the game will be over. It usually bothered me, and developers then thought: "Oh, fighting eidolons has to be tougher, so let's add a time limit too. GENIUS! ARE YOU KIDDING ME! But, Final Fantasy XIII has a very well written storyline, great music, great scenes, etc. My favorite characters were Lightining, Snow, Sazh, and Fang. Vanille was awesome too, Hope in the beginning kind of annoyed me in some ways, but he became cool later on.
9 - Final Fantasy III. Final Fantasy III was a good game, not the best one but a good one. Choosing classes was pretty good, but when you got to the final boss, the random encounters were more and more annoying.
8 - Final Fantasy V. The fifth game in the franchise was pretty good as well. Too many funny moments, epic moments and even heart-breaking ones as well. But I think that with the Job System in this game, they tried to copy same Job System concept of FF3. But that's my opinion.
7 - Final Fantasy X. X was a really good game and I also loved changing party members during fight scenes making it more strategic. However, the difficulty was pretty toned down for a lot of boss fights, ESPECIALLY the fight against Yu Yevon at the end of the game. But the boss fights against Seymour Flux and Braska's Final Aeon were pretty tough, especially fights against Ultima and Omega Weapon.
6 - Final Fantasy IX. This game was very comical and epic. As I remember how VI, VII, and VIII were futuristic, this one went back to how Final Fantasy began; in some magical medieval world. VI had technology similar to the Second Industrial Revolution.
5 - Final Fantasy XII. XII was a pretty good game, but the more you progressed, the harder it got. Still this game has a great storyline that takes place in Ivalice. Final Fantasy Tactics games usually took place in Ivalice, but this game was the first one in the series to take place in such nation.
4 - Final Fantasy VIII. It was a great game, based on the theme of love and battle. Squall is memorable as a lone wolf and taciturn hero, whose world is turned upside down by the beautiful Rinoa Heartilly.
3 - Final Fantasy VII. My first Final Fantasy game, which has one of the best storylines ever written. Crisis Core was a great prequel, as well as Before Crisis, but Dirge of Cerberus was a different story. Most people continue to beg for a remake. Personally, I like FF7 the way it is.
2 - Final Fantasy IV. Great story, awesome characters, awesome graphics, music, battle sequences, and more. My sister introduced me to this one shortly after playing both FF7 and Final Fantasy Tactics. Final Fantasy IV is my second favorite game in the franchise, better than FF7.
1 - Final Fantasy VI. The best of the best, this game will make you go in awe, make you cry tears of sadness in tear jerking scenes and of joy in emotional moments. Final Fantasy VI is the best game of all the FF games I have played. I truly love this game. And Kefka ranks the number one spot in the villains because, he destroyed everything without remorse.
So, that is my top 10 of the best FF games ever. Most games were great, others stunk. But an honorable mention I have for an FF game is none other than: Final Fantasy II had a good story, graphics and music, but in terms of the battle system it wasn't that good at all. Final Fantasy I was the beginning of a legacy, and I remember the words: I, Garland, will knock you all down. Taking a break from adventuring by playing the mini games was also a fun time to spend to get special items, weapons, armor and more such as playing Triple Triad, Tetra Master, Blitzball, Sphere Break, and so on. Other honorable mentions in my list at Final Fantasy IV: The After Years, X-2, Tactics, and XIII-2.
God Bless and Play Hard Gamers!
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