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  • auri - March 1, 2010 10:20 p.m.

    I've played III-X so this is my personal opinion I really did not enjoy X, it took me years to finally complete. My personal favorite is VIII, though I'm biased since it was my first. I can understand the dislike if you're a magic user.. I was a GF whore and I loved the story though. Very special during that period of my life. Sadly my Squall was a much much higher level than the rest of my crew though. VI is probably the best and I finally finished it recently even. I also beat IV and III on the DS last year and I have to say, I enjoyed III much more than IV. VII is third on the list for me as well, materia was just simply fun. I really disliked IX overall but I found it very fun and addictive at the same time. I did not like the story, characters or limit breaks though. I find it very similar to FF V, they're both fun and I enjoyed them more than X at least. I now have I and II on the iPhone but I hate the controls. So to recap.. personal favs.. 8 then 6, 7.. from there it's tricky, tie between III, V and IX... then a tie between X and IV. Blasphemy, I know.
  • CatrParrot - March 1, 2010 10:19 p.m.

    I tried Final Fantasy XII, but could never really get into it...maybe one day.
  • GamesRadarMichaelGrimm - March 1, 2010 9:53 p.m.

    Earthbound wins.
  • OrionOnyx - March 1, 2010 9:42 p.m.

    WHAT!!! FFVII is 3rd!?!? That is like the single best game ever made...
  • toastedmilk - March 1, 2010 9:15 p.m.

    this is one of best final fantasy lists i've read. its not my exact list but my top 3 are all in your top 3, and it completely lacks the 3 weakest (11,2,8). if anything i would at least switch 9 and 10. it's nice to see 7 so highly placed, too many people try to act hardcore by putting near the end of such lists.
  • TURbo - March 1, 2010 9:04 p.m.

    I don't get why people rank games high only on the fact that it saved the company from bankruptcy. If so, there should be a Top 7 on Top 7 games that saved their companies from becoming extinct, or a premature extinction. If only Johnny Ridgeback was the Executive Editor, I could read a Top 7 Best Madden Football games of all time.
  • Ravenbom - March 1, 2010 8:58 p.m.

    I don't know why people are hating on FF12 as it was such a refreshing change for the series. Both in gameplay and storytelling. It's the first time that the story didn't devolve to saving the world, instead, you're just saving a nation, which made it much more grounded and real to me.
  • Ravenbom - March 1, 2010 8:53 p.m.

    I think I'd put in FF1 instead of FFV because it kind of lead the way for what RPGs are today. Plus it saved Square from going bankrupt. But other than that, I totally agree with the list.
  • AnonymouZ - March 1, 2010 8:40 p.m.

    since i only half played 7, then finished and loved 8... then loved a bit more 9... and wanted to cry at 10... i'd say in my humble, but correct, opinion that 10 is one of the best ones. but 10-2 and 12 were just a horrible, horrible disappointment... (that didn't stop me from putting over 90+ hrs each)
  • GamesRadarBrettElston - March 1, 2010 8:26 p.m.

    I deferred to Christian for XII's inclusion, as I personally didn't care for it. But he made the case, and since we all felt it was more interesting than VIII, it made the cut. Number 7 on the list was going to be either VIII or XII, and the latter got more praise from the office. I don't much like either, but can see why some might prefer 'em to the rest.
  • infestedandy - March 1, 2010 7:38 p.m.

    GR said it best at the end of the article. "...every Final Fantasy is so different and appealing/shitty in various ways that determining the “best” is impossible." Everyone's taste in games is different and that's definitely the case with Final Fantasy games. Still, that's not going to stop the facts from being just that and I have to say, you guys did a great job with that GR. I can't agree that XII had intriguing characters though. The central plot was definitely vast and the gameplay was different but I didn't care about the characters at all. After about 12 hours in, I stopped playing and I have never done that with a FF game (bar the first two). I really don't know why VIII has so much hate. Yeah it was completely different but if you put a little effort into understanding the new systems then the game becomes a customization chasm. The plot was pretty wish-washy but that card game Triple Triad... If you played it you'd know how amazing it was. Sometimes all I'd do was play that game. Seriously.
  • ChristianityMakesMyTummyHurt - March 1, 2010 7:17 p.m.

    Personally my favorite was X. But that's only because my GBA ran away and never came back so I didn't get to finish VI (sad panda). The Sphere Grid was awesome. And how the hell can anyone truly enjoy VIII? That game was god awful recaptcha: impaired tax 0_0
  • r3gn4r - March 1, 2010 7:17 p.m.

    Why isn't Mystic Quest up there?
  • Embolado - March 1, 2010 7:05 p.m.

    @xbotrulez Give me a break I was at a stop light! Its hard to proof read and drive.
  • Zeipher - March 1, 2010 7:04 p.m.

    FF X is the best. Best leveling system BY FAR, best leap in graphics (I'm sorry, but if I'm putting 80 hours into a game, I want to be immersed, not surrounded by super nintendo graphics). The voice acting was HUGE (God knows 20 minutes of text boxes can wear you out). The battle system was arguably the best thanks to the inclusion of the switch-out mechanic. The story was good (the only thing saving it from great was the questionable end).
  • ichigoame - March 1, 2010 6:58 p.m.

    wheres FFVIII? 0.0
  • ventanger - March 1, 2010 6:23 p.m.

    Sigh... still no love for 8... I'm starting to think that's part of the appeal. "I like FFVIII, because nobody else will!" recaptcha: mariners Pope.. how do you get the black smoke underwater?
  • derpinainreallife - February 21, 2014 7:04 p.m.

    I like VIII. Let's be friends.
  • JackSkellingtonsSkin - March 1, 2010 6:19 p.m.

    My favourite is Crisis Core. I know I'm alone on this but I think it is the best thing they could have done to develop 7's story.
  • GamesRadarCharlieBarratt - March 1, 2010 6:13 p.m.

    I had nothing to do with this article, but I also agree that VI is the best.

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