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View Poll Results: What's Your Favorite Final Fantasy Game (of the standard numbered series)?
Final Fantasy 0 0%
Final Fantasy II 0 0%
Final Fantasy III 0 0%
Final Fantasy IV 0 0%
Final Fantasy V 0 0%
Final Fantasy VI 3 33.33%
Final Fantasy VII 3 33.33%
Final Fantasy VIII 1 11.11%
Final Fantasy IX 0 0%
Final Fantasy X 1 11.11%
Final Fantasy XI 0 0%
Final Fantasy XII 1 11.11%
Final Fantasy XIII 0 0%
Final Fantasy XIV 0 0%
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I'm almost positive I have Final Fantasy Legend. If I remember correctly, it came out in the period where like the continuity between Japanese FF games and American FF games got all fucked up, so I don't even know if it's a proper FF game or not.
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Final Fantasy III
Japanese Release Date: April 27th, 1990
North American Release Date: November 14th, 2006
Original Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System
Rereleased on: Nintendo DS, Playstation Portable, Mobile Phone

It took sixteen years for this game to get released in North America and another six years for me to play it. And it really wasn’t worth the twenty year wait. The big draw is the “job” system made its debut in this game. And the job system is a staple in a lot of the later games. What “job” means is “class”. If you want “character A” to be a magic user make them a white/black/time mage. If you want “character B” to be a strong physical fighter make them a Knight or a Dragoon. You could do that in the original Final Fantasy but it was one shot at the beginning of the game and you were stuck with it. In this game you could change your characters into one of twenty or so different jobs whenever you felt like it and whenever it suited your needs. But aside from that there wasn’t too much to get excited about with this game. The leveling system was at least back to "normal" after Final Fantasy II's mess up. I’ve only ever played the DS port and I’m sure it cleaned up quite a bit of the original NES version.

Favorite Moment: the “dark world” is pretty cool
Coolest Character Class: Dragoon
Lamest Character Class: Bard
Gameplay Demo: starting the quest
Rating: 2.5 out of 5


Final Boss: the Cloud of Darkness
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Final Fantasy Legend II
Japanese Release Date: December 14th, 1990
North American Release Date: November 1991
Original Platform: Nintendo Game Boy

I did play this Game Boy game. It was cool at the time but I’m sure if I was to play it today I’d be bored stiff. The story was decent and graphically it played and looked almost like a Dragon Quest game. But the big drawback was the weapons. Each weapon had a set number of uses. So you could only use them let’s say forty times before it disappeared from your inventory and you had to buy something new. That was dumb but not as frustrating as you may think. And stat building was almost as bad as Final Fantasy II. The only thing was it was completely random. You didn’t have to get hit to get hit points or use magic to gain magic power, it just randomly happened. So grinding was pointless. I can remember grinding for hours and getting nothing, then randomly gaining hit points in three straight battles then grinding for another hour and getting nothing. Fuck that. This is a decent game to play but lower you expectations.

Favorite Moment: beating Venus was pretty satisfying
Gameplay Demo: some guy doing a speed run of the whole game
Rating: 2 out of 5


Final Boss: Arsenal
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Final Fantasy Adventure
Japanese Release Date: June 8th, 1991
North American Release Date: November 1st, 1991
Original Platform: Nintendo Game Boy

I’ve never played this one but I’ve heard it was okay. It was set up more like a Legend of Zelda game. I wonder if this game just had the “Final Fantasy” name slapped on it to move units? I've also heard it's part of another series that's only been released in Japan but I can't confirm that right now.

Gameplay Demo: the first few minutes of the game


Final Boss: Julius
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Final Fantasy IV
Japanese Release Date: July 19th, 1991
North American Release Date: November 23rd, 1991
Original Platform: Super Nintendo
Re-released on: Sony Playstation, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Mobile Phone, Playstation Portable

This was number five in my top twenty five thread. I can’t really say anything more now than I did then. Here’s a link to that. I did play the DS re-release once and it was really terrible. The graphic “improvements” were brutal, around as bad as Final Fantasy VII. And the voice acting was terrible. It was during that game that I noticed that Final Fantasies always had horrid dialoged but it wasn’t as noticeable when you were just reading it. If you want to play this game play the original (duh) or the Playstation port, which was the exact same. There’s a version that has a new final dungeon (I think it’s the Game Boy Advance version) that would be worth playing as long as they didn’t fuck with the graphics.

Favorite Moment: the ending is great
Best Song: Tears of Sorrow
Coolest Character: Kain
Lamest Character: Edward
Average Completion Time: 20 hours
Gameplay Demo: the last boss sequence and ending
Rating: 5 out of 5


Final Boss: Zeromus
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Final Fantasy Legend III
Japanese Release Date: December 13th, 1991
North American Release Date: August 1993
Original Platform: Nintendo Game Boy

I never played this game. I can remember really wanting to because it came out at a time when I was huge into Final Fantasy and there wasn't too much to choose from. But I either never found it or it was (probably) too expensive.

Gameplay Demo: some random part of the game that I have no idea about


Final Boss: Xagor
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Okay, Legend III is definitely the one I have.
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Final Fantasy Mystic Quest
Japanese Release Date: September 19th, 1993
North American Release Date: October 5th, 1992
Original Platform: Super Nintendo

This game really is shit. I loved it when it came out (when I was twelve) because there weren’t many Final Fantasy games to choose from. So it was a case of “take what you get and be happy with it”. But even at the time I could even see through my clouded vision that there wasn’t much going on with this game. It was easy, linear, and juvenile. It didn’t even come out in Japan until a year after the North American release. And they made sure to call it ‘Final Fantasy “USA” Mystic Quest’. The developers don’t even talk about it. I’ll never play this game again but when I was twelve it was fun.

Favorite Moment: Alive Forest was actually kinda cool
Best Song: Spencers Place
Coolest Character: Tristam
Lamest Character: the Hero
Average Completion Time: 15 hours
Gameplay Demo: the first few minutes of the game
Rating: 0.5 out of 5


Final Boss: the Dark King
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Final Fantasy V
Japanese Release Date: December 6th, 1992
North American Release Date: October 5th, 1999
Original Platform: Super Nintendo
Rereleased on: Sony Playstation, Game Boy Advance, Mobile Phone

This game was really good but had the misfortune of being sandwiched between two of the best the series ever released. And it also went unreleased outside of Japan for six years. Of all the early Final Fantasies that went unreleased in North America this is far and away the best one. If you liked Final Fantasy IV or VI there's really no reason not to like this game. It has the same art and music styling as IV but the job system of Final Fantasy III. The story was okay, not as epic and grandeur as IV and VI but fun nonetheless. The only real problem I have with this game is that a bug in the North American PlayStation release prevents it from being playable on a PlayStation 3 (you can't save, pretty important). And since I don't have an original PlayStation or memory card I can't play it on my PlayStation 2. So I really would love to play this game again but I straight up can't.

If you're interested in this game look for a set called Final Fantasy Anthology that was released in 1999. You get this game as well as a direct port of the SNES version of Final Fantasy VI.

Favorite Moment: unfortunately it's been so long since I've played this game I can't remember
Best Song: Walking the Snowy Mountains
Gameplay Demo: very early part of the game
Rating: 4 out of 5

[EDIT: November 9th, 2014]
Ever heard the phase “absence makes the heart grow fonder”? When I went back and replayed this game I had to force myself to pretend that the last twenty-two years hadn’t happened yet. I had to imagine a life before Lightning, before Tidus, before Cloud. Shit, I had to remember life before Terra and Locke. So I had to take myself back to a 1992 frame of mind, and it was really hard sometimes. I guess, if I can put myself back twenty-two years ago, this would still have been the second best Final Fantasy. That’s only because Final Fantasies VI through XIV hadn’t been released yet. It was definitely a step down from IV. Now, adamclark52 in 1992 would have jiazzed hard for this game (if he could, I don’t think I’d hit puberty yet). When this finally came out in North American in 1999 I jizzed hard for this game. But in 2014…

This was a hard game for me to enjoy. It encompassed a lot of traits of the series that I don’t like. Grinding is key in this game and it’s monotonous and extremely time consuming. I don’t mind if it takes a while to gain an ability but there were times when I’d grind for hours and barely get anything. It made even bothering to battle seem like a waste of my time. And battles were a-plenty in this game. This was up there with the original Final Fantasy were it seemed like every goddamn step I took I was battling another enemy. Battles weren’t hard per-se but so frequent. And magic points could be scare so battles just got hard by running out of resources.

A big thing for me in a Final Fantasy is music, sounds and story. Unfortunately this game fails on all three counts. The story is really shallow and boring. There’s really no reason to care. And I did pull a goofball and name my character "FukHed", so it was hard to take that serious too. But is that any better than his cannon name "Butz"?. The sound effects are brutal in a few ways. First, the port onto the PSone cut out all the mid-range frequencies and they sound like crap. And a lot of them are just fucking terrible. Like the dragons…sound… It happens at a few points in the game where it’s trying to be serious and I couldn’t help but laugh at how bad it was. And the music…dear god. It’s fucking awful and even worse there are only a couple of dozen tracks, which repeat over and over in the game. The graphics are fucking brutal too. You could say that it’s because it’s a twenty-two year old game but Final Fantasy IV came out a year and half before this and excelled in all three areas. There just wasn’t any work put into this game.

There is one shining ray of light in this game and it’s the job system. It’s pretty good but like I said a few paragraphs ago the abilities do take too long to build. I can remember grinding in this game when I played it the last time (in late-2000) and it took me as long to grind all my character abilities to max as it takes in other Final Fantasies to grind all my characters to level 99. I also remember in this game never getting my characters to level 99 because experience was so disjointed in this game. Some of the enemy designs were pretty good too but that can’t save a game.

I remembered this game being really good. But I played it before I’d even played Final Fantasy VIII. Back then I was more used to the 16-bit era Final Fantasy games so it fit right in with what I was playing. But the years have not been kind to this game. Playing it I was wondering what the hell I was remembering enjoying so much. Because I never enjoyed myself when I tired to play through it again. I went from having fond memories and ranking this in the top tier of the Final Fantasy nexus to not even being able to finish it because I was having such a miserable experience. I can't even say I let the last twenty-two years (or fourteen since I last played it) jade me. I've played a lot of the older Final Fantasies this year and my experiences have been nothing but good. This was just not fun; visually, aurally, mentally or physically.

If I can say anything nice about this game was a port to iOS or a hand-held system would be good for it.

Favorite Moment: I really don’t have one
Best Song: Reminiscence
Coolest Character: Gilgamesh
Lamest Character: Hydra
Average Completion Time: I made it 17 hours before I had enough, and I think I was three-quarters of the way through
Gameplay Demo: very early part of the game
Rating: 2 out of 5



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I must be one of the very few who enjoyed the DS remake of IV (as noted on my top 30 games as well) . I agree though, the dialog was a bit cheesy at times, but I highly enjoyed the gameplay and story

and HOLY SHIT I totally remember seeing ads for Mystic Quest in Gamepro and Nintendo Power . Never knew what it was at the time, but the cover just looked SO AWESOME.,...
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