At 5/2/13 01:53 AM, sweet21 wrote:
The only game worth having a PSP for!
Crisis Core, War of the Lions, FF4...
Next will be FF 7, because its also considered 'the best in the series'
VII is really similar to VI gameplay wise, you should like it. If at all possible you should play Crisis Core first, but it's on PSP.
Then FF 9 because Zidane was my main in Dissidia, and I hear it was 'most underrated' in the series.
IX is my favorite FF and one of my favorite games of all time, best soundtrack for sure. Zidane is one of the best protagonists.
Then FF origins (includes 1 & 2) ill play 2 first because Firion was fucking pimp.
You shouldn't really go out of your way to play the first three, they're extremely hard with simple plots and no real redeeming qualities. The only way I'd recommend them is if they were the 20th anniversary editions, but again they're on PSP. III is alright, but probably the hardest one and far from the best. Again, if you had to play it then the PSP/DS version is the best.
Save 8 for last, I didn't like Squall much :\
There's a lot of people who will defend it but VIII is really pretty terrible. Nonsensical plot, weak main characters with no chemistry or motivation while the rest of the cast is just there. Junction system is ass and breaks the game, and combat is annoying especially when you have to draw magic.
Those are the ones available to PS1, I know 3 and 5 are on the DS.
IV, V and VI are also on PS1 in FF anthology, 1-9 are all on PSN now too. VI on the PS1 suffers from bad loading times though, sometimes taking literally 20 seconds to load the menu. Best version of IV is the complete collection version, but that's on PSP, the DS remake is the worst version but it's still by all means playable. The PSP is pretty much just an FF machine.
Then FF 13-2
I'll skip FF 10, 10-2, and 13.
Why on earth would you skip 13 but play 13-2? Honstly they're just as bad as each other, if you like one you'll like the other and vice versa. Some people preach about how much 13-2 improved it, but really it didn't make it any better at all.
FFX is actually pretty great. Best combat in the series by far and a really, really good soundtrack. Best summons too. The characters aren't great but the gameplay and amount of content make up for it. I wouldn't miss that one.
For someone new to the series I'd say IV, VI, VII, IX, X and Tactics are the ones you really need to play, they're the most loved and offer a nice variety of settings. Only play the others if you really want more after that. I, II and to a lesser extent III are pretty much just for the more hardcore fans. V, XII and XIII are hit or miss. VIII is mostly miss. X-2 is awful.