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Is Final Fantasy series worth my time?

Discussion in 'Video Games Forum' started by North, Oct 16, 2017.

  1. North

    North Member

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    My friends look at me like I'm an alien, but I've never been very interested in this highly popular series. I saw the trailer to Final Fantasy XV a while back and I thought that it might be the right one to start with. After I reached the ending, I couldn't really see what the hype was for. It's not necessarily a bad game, but it's really nothing spectacular. Did I choose the wrong entry point to the franchise?
     
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    Everyone will have a different opinion about which one is best to start with. Personally, I think IV, V and VI would all be good entry games albeit they are far more retro. So if that's not your thing, then don't do that! I typically stick to the older versions, so I can't tell you the best entry point for the more modern games. Hopefully someone else on here knows more about them and can point you in the right direction. Was there something you disliked?
     
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    I usually play games either for the story or the battle system. The basic concept of the game is turn-based, so I can prepare myself to be bored after first dozen hours. That leaves the plot. The story plots of the "retro" ones seem too simple based on my research on Google, so I'm not sure.

    Thanks for your comment, though! Other than those 3, which other Final Fantasy titles did you play?
     
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    Different people have different opinion.
     
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    If you ask me, the answer is yes. XV is not the most impressive title in the franchise. The battle is fun, free without too much button smashing. The plot, however, makes the whole experience rather not so sweet.

    If you are asking for the plot, I would recommend X. I think it is one of the best-explained plot stories for the franchise. The introduction and build-up are slow, but the twists are worth it and the ending is satisfactory. X-2 is much less impressive. I've heard that a mobile game will fill in the details of what happened between X and X-2. Don't compare the battle to XV, though. It was good for its era.
     
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    In my personal opinion the franchise is most definitely worth getting into. As to which game to begin with, that is most definitely up for debate. My own favourite of the franchise is X, it's a beautifully crafted game from start to finish, especially if you are more interested in playing a game with an immersive story that continues to pull you back in until it's over, the battle system is one of the simplest also, the only potential flaw to be aware of is the sphere grid levelling up system, a lot of people have complained about it but i actually quite enjoyed completing the grid with multiple different paths to choose on how you level up any specific character to learn anything from white or black magic, to thief, to warrior. Also blitzball is a neat mini-game within the game to earn some valuable/rare items, hope that helps...

    Ohh and an honorable mention to final fantasy vii, another amazing game in the franchise
     
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    That's two votes in a row for Final Fantasy X. I checked it out for your comments and I liked what I saw. The sphere grid looks interesting. Similar to what Final Fantasy XV has, but way bigger and more complicated. I actually can't wait to try blitzball. It's elaborate enough for a minigame. Above all, if the story is as good as you say, I should definitely try. I think I can live with the turn-based battle system.

    Final Fantasy VII has 3 discs(!!), but I read the news about it getting a remake for PS4. I'll hold it off for now and go with X first.
     

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