A (Very) brief summary of all the Final Fantasy Games:
FFI: The first game of the series on NES, saved Square Soft(Enix) from going out of buisness.
FFII: Squares first attempt to develop the series into what we know today, but being experimental didn't do so well.
FFIII: The most popular NES FF game. It is now being rereleased in 3D for the DS so go try if for yourself.
FFIV: This is the true parent(mother) of all Final Fantasy games today. Althought not as popular or defended as latter installments this game needs to be noted for its creation of the job system and progress in magic abilities.
FFV: The game that never made it to america, least popular of all the "typical" FF games. But still needs to be noted for its development on the job and magic systems which gave birth to later 'great' FF games.
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FFVI: The single greatest FF game ever created only rivaled by big brother FFVII. Fantastic storyline, tons of characters, and a great plot. A great battle system, magic system, and even summons & Desperation attacks (limits).
FFVII: The single most popular FF game ever created. The first 3D and first FF to leave Nintendo systems. Entertaining storyline, great characters, summons, and magic.
FFVI & FFVII: Are the best final fantasy's in the series, the debate on which is better is completely fan-opinions. While FFVI is superior in storyline, charaters, plot, deversity, and things you can do/explore. FFVII has much superior graphics, FMVs, and characters that are easy to relate to. The battle systems and magics of the games are very similar and the only way to truely settle this debate would be to remake both games with the new "White Engine" thats going to be used in Final Fantasy XIII (13).
FFVIII: A very underrated game because of its predecessor FFVII. The game featured a new magic system, and a few other unique things like auto leveling for characters not currently in your party. It also had a well developted storyline and characters, but the new battle systems were unpopular and the story just wasn't enough.
FFIX: Squares attempt to return to origial style FF games (FFIV, FFV, & FFVI), but unfortunatly the game came out too linear and the characters were unpopular leading to demise of this game.
FFX: The greatest visual story of all the FF games. Altho underrated and often noted as being too easy, this is one of the best FF games of all time as far as the visuals go and the ease to follow the story. However the lack of something other than pretty characters and amazing movies left this game slightly lacking among the fanboy crowd.
FFX-2: The sequal to FFX, with an all girl party. Praised to have the best battle system of all the FF games. Worth playing, but oddly unpopular among typical FF fans.
FFXI: An MMORPG, with a FF title. Similar to the series in the content of the game, but completely different gameplay and community of players.
FFXII: A game that started out looking like a FFX clone with a new storyline. FFXII is to be released soon, a completely new game with a huge plot of battling kingdoms. This is Squares supposable attempt to go back to roots with the latest graphics, but fanboys and girls alike are very sceptical and hesitant to buy this game.
FFXIII: Hopefully the best Final Fantasy game of the series in development (for probably the next 5 years) it will have a completey new Real Time combat system. It will also be released with the lastest-n-greatest graphics on the next generation systems primarly PS3 (however b/c of the PS3 price range FFXIII will probably be released on XBOX 360 and Nintendo Wii as well).
Man: What is Final Fantasy?
Fanboy: The greatest RPG series ever created.
Man: Oh?! You mean like D&D.
A famous video game RPG series created by Squaresoft (also formerly known as Square EA, but is now known as Square Enix). Ironically, the series was originally Square's last game, hence the title "Final" Fantasy, but due to the success of it, Square went on to create others.more...
Final Fantasy - The first title that appeared as Square was ready to shut down. Strangely enough, it became a hit and gave Square the capital it needed to keep afloat.
Final Fantasy II - Improved over the first and is generally better overall. However, much like the tradition of many other companies at the time of the NES, Square followed with an "experimental" concept of gameplay which made the game unpopular with fans. This concept differ from the traditional JRPG (Japanese RPG) and seem to followed a more CRPG (Computer RPG) system. Perhaps Square was trying to capture more Americans' attention? Either way, many fans dislike this installment.
Final Fantasy III - The third and last NES Final Fantasy title. Also eerily similar to tradition at the time in that it was vastly superior to the last two installments (Super Mario 3 compared to Super Mario 2 and 1, anyone?), it introduced a system which Square will utilized in future titles to immense success. This system is called the "Job System", in which you get to decide the kind of person you and your teammates will be.
Final Fantasy IV - Though Square strangely changed the numbers for the American releases, the fourth installment broke grou...
a highly addictive drug.
Damn I'm hooked on Final Fantasy!
A series of popular, story-wise unrelated RPG video games that started back in the 80's. The name "Final" Fantasy was chosen becuase while Squaresoft, the company behind the whole series, had made games before for NES (Famicom in Japan), none of them were a great success, so they decided to make one last game. However, Final Fantasy turned out to be so good that they continued making more of them. There are a total of 16 actual Final Fantasy games (though the actual number is disputed) and 1 movie.more...
Final Fantasies 1, 2, and 3 were all for Famicom. 1 was released in America on NES. 2-6 were released on Super Famicom, but when 4 and 6 were released in America on the SNES, they were renamed Final Fantasy 2 and 3 for some reason. 7-9 were for the Playstation, and were named appropriately. Final Fantasies 4-6 were re-released for Playstation in two compilations (Final Fantsasy Chronicles and Final Fantasy Anthology), and later, 1 and 2 were as well (Final Fantasy Origins). 1 and 2 were re-released again for GBA recently. Final Fantasy 3 has yet to be released in America. Around the same time as FF7, Square came out with FFTactics, a tactical RPG. Later they released FFTAdvanced for GBA. FF10 and FF10-2 (the first true sequel in the series) were realeased for PS2. FF11 was the series' first MMORPG, and was released for PS2 and Windows.
Not all Final Fantasies were successes. Once, Square USA tried making it's own Final Fantasy, called FF: Mystic Quest, and it failed horri...
A series of role-playing videogames spanning 15 years. There are 12 games in the regular series, and several spin-off games. It also happens to be the best videogame series ever.
Is often referred to as a "nerd" videogame, but the series had sold 40 million titles in the US before the Square-Enix merger. This either means that it's a great game or there are a lot of nerds in America.
There is too much great stuff about the series to put into one definition, so suffice it to say that it is a best-selling game for a reason. The movie sucked and should be ignored.
Person 1: Final Fantasy is a nerd video game.
Person 2: YOU are a nerd video game.
A series of console RPGs developed, published, and released by Square/Squaresoft/Square-Enix. Called "FF" for short. Final Fantasies I, II, and III were released for the NES, with II and III only being released in Japan. FFs IV, V, and VI were on the SNES, with IV being called II and VI being called III in the U.S. for some reason. FF VII, VIII, and IX were all released on the Playstation, and X, X-2, and XI on the PS2. X and X-2 are the only direct sequels in the series, and XI was the first MMORPG released in the series. FF XII will be released in 2006 and XIII will be on the PS3.
Right now, there is a gigantic argument between fans on which game in the series is the best. The two biggest competitors are FFVI and FFVII. The VI fans say it sticks to the roots and that VII is the bastardization of the series by it bringing RPGs into the mainstream, whereas VII fans say it's a fun game and that it was their first RPG. It is the author's opinion that they are both fun games and that both of them are equally liked for different reasons.
I would include the Final Fantasy movie in the definition but it was too horrible to bring up.
the video game series that used to be for video game geeks but now is now unfortunately enjoyed by all, including the people that used to beat me up for liking these games
video game nerd: i <3 ff
jock: so do i, halo2 rocks too!