- Dec 24, 2012
Well considering the the HD remaster of X is coming out soon so you might as well start with that. Quite a few of the older games don't really hold up.
Never played any JRPG? In that case, start with the first. The first is an absolute classic and is representative of the entire JRPG genre. Is it the best one? No, but it's a very good place to begin your journey. After this one, I'd suggest playing the most representative of the FF series, FF7. After that, independent research will dictate which FF game to follow up with.Tactical Pause said:Now I know there's a lot of division among the fanbase, so I'd like to mention something before you post. I've never played any incarnation of FF before, nor, for that matter, any JRPG at all. What this means is that I have no attachment whatsoever to the series, so I won't feel betrayed if I start with [Insert whatever one you like least here]. Also, the less mechanically obtuse the game, the better.
This is how I did it and it worked for me.Tactical Pause said:Greetings, fellow escapists. I come before you on this evening to ask a simple question: Where's the best place to start for someone looking to try Final Fantasy?
OH!Tactical Pause said:Thanks for the replies everyone, you've been a big help.
I think I'll start with 6, and work my way up from there (probably skipping 8). Is there any particular place in that order where Tactics should go? Or can I just sort of fit it in wherever.
You're right about Final Fantasy being a mess, as far as settings and names go, but I feel I should nitpick a bit here.Ieyke said:Final Fantasy X and FFX-2 are the only games in their universe.
I think there are now 3 games in the Final Fantasy XIII series.
Final Fantasy is a mess
In MIDI. Not that I'm disagreeing with you, I just think it's worth mentioning because it was that fucking awesome in MIDI.The Abhorrent said:the single best soundtrack in all of gaming. The legendary opera scene, with the renowned Aria de Mezzo Carattere, is one of those things which remains to be topped... it's been 20 years at this point, it's that good. The game itself is quite good as well, but the focal points here are definitely the storytelling, characters, and music.