manaman wrote:I'm currently playing Final Fantasy on my iPod Touch. I really never could get into the series, so I'm trying my best. I'm actually excited about this release because I like the updates they put in and the fact that it's supposed to be a little more forgiving. I figure if I like this, I may be able to try other games in the main series. I have just tried VII so far since everyone says that's the best game ever made. Like DeadWolf I could not disagree more.
kirby wrote:Try playing other games in the series especially the ones that were remade on the GBA, manaman.
That and I am almost the exact opposite of you on FF I own nearly every one except VII. The Boss music in I is good, final boss music in II, V, and VI are really good, I really do not like to give spoilers unless the majority of people know the data.
DeadWolf wrote:I personally like III and V because of the job system. You can really abuse it in V by grinding ability points.
kirby wrote:I really liked V but I did not really like III that much. You are not kidding in V by racking up the exp
DeadWolf wrote:I have to try my best not to ability grind when I play V so I won't break the game. I enjoy the customizations of mixing the different jobs. You really shouldn't have the god characters until the end and if you level like you're supposed to then it'll be a decent challenge. Grinding ability points really ruins the game.
I figured we should maybe take this conversation elsewhere since I would like to dwell on it longer.kirby wrote:Then for once on a FF I have no idea what you are talking about. I do not even know what "god " characters are. I wnet through the game naturally, and let me tell you trying to master the "red mage" class is ridiculous you require 999 AP to upgrade the final time, except it also causes you to recieve the dualcast ability event hough it is more trouble than it is worth.
So, I was actually realizing, I've kind of lied. In the main series, I've picked up a few of the other games. It's just that I could never really get into them. I don't think under an hour counts as really playing them. The first game I made a real attempt at playing through was VII and I never finished it because it lost my attention.
When I was younger, my first Final Fantasy experience was with what was called III in the States. Right? That's the last one that was released in the US before VII came out? Anyway, the style of that one really intrigued me and I watched my cousin, who rented the game, play for a while and tried my hand for a little bit. I just couldn't get into it past that, however.
I believe it's Final Fantasy IX that interested me a lot because of the return to a fantasy theme as opposed to steam-punk or sci-fi. I really briefly watched a friend of mine who owned it play it and it actually looks like the next game I will try with the intention of seeing if I can beat it--that is unless I get a PS3 and play XIII since I like the idea that the battles are more active and the game is more linear. However, I hear that XII is pretty good--that was the first that used active battles, right?
I've always tried to tell myself I would work through these games since my best friend is a big fan of them and I love the Mana series and Rad Racer and through them I am very fond of Square(soft)(-Enix). Older RPG's don't seem to age as well as other types of games--probably because in a game that is mostly menu driven, visuals are important. That's why I'm plugging away at the iPhone version right now.
So--my question--if I can finish what I'm working on, it seems the iPhone port is what I'll play for the Japanese numbered I and II since I don't think there was ever a 3D DS version made of them. Then, am I right in assuming that an enhanced version of III through VI was made for DS at this point and those are the ones I should play? And then I can . . . MAYBE force myself to pick up where I left off in VII and then go through the rest easily since there is only one version out there for each?
Anyway, I will not force myself to do this too quickly and if I just don't like a game, I won't probably finish it. I just feel that it's my duty as a gamer to at least make an attempt--one that may take me a few years to finish. Thanks for your input,