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Old 02-01-2017, 10:19 PM
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If we're including spinoffs then:

4>14>1>3>MQ>7>T>6>2>5

It should also be noted that I've never played a final fantasy I didn't enjoy, even 5 is Pretty Good. I wonder what the cosmic punishment for liking MQ more than 7 is.
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Old 02-01-2017, 10:36 PM
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4 > 14 = 5 > 10 > 1 > 2 > 12 > 8 > 6 > 7 > 3

I don't have any/enough knowledge of 9/11/13/15 to rank them properly.
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Old 02-01-2017, 10:38 PM
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White Mage Krile > Berserker Krile > Dancer Lenna > Thief Faris > Ninja Lenna > Blue Mage Bartz > Monk Lenna > Ranger Lenna > Knight Bartz > White Mage Galuf
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Old 02-01-2017, 10:44 PM
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12>8>4=5=6>9>7>10>15>1>13>2, never played much of 3, 11 or 14. I'd stick Tactics inbetween 9 and 10.
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Old 02-01-2017, 10:49 PM
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Also Scholar Refia > Everything
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Old 02-01-2017, 10:51 PM
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Also Scholar Refia > Everything
tbh refia>everyone outfit-wise
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Old 02-01-2017, 10:51 PM
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I only realized the Arby's thing is supposed to be the title screen because I started a new game today.
Also, Arby's meat is made with real, 100% natural Mako.
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Old 02-01-2017, 10:54 PM
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Haven't played XI or XIV and don't believe they should be mainline numbered entries.
I used to think so too, back when XI came out. But since XII is allowed to be a numbered entry* (and considering XIVs quality once I tried it), I've changed my tune.

*I was baffled when I popped XII in to find out people consider it to be an actual videogame and not an elaborate Excel spreadsheet with pretty graphics and a soundtrack
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Old 02-01-2017, 10:56 PM
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VI > IX > VII > XV > XII > III > IV > I > V > II > X > VIII
8 > 6 > 7 > 5 > 3 > Type 0 > 9
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Old 02-01-2017, 11:00 PM
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Also, Arby's meat is made with real, 100% natural Mako.
oooooooh, so that's why I hit things for 50 damage a pop now
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Old 02-01-2017, 11:06 PM
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IX is an odd one, it's a wonderful game but in a lot of ways (most of the ones that really matter on a replay) it's easily the worst in the series. If this were just for a first playthrough it would move up a lot, likely next to XII and XV.
Agreed, definitely. It's got a great cast and excellent art direction, but it's also the most linear and backtrack unfriendly of the ATB era games, and characters going back to set party roles does further damage to the game's replayability.

Also the new card game is stupid and dumb. Triple Triad from 8 works as a real and easy to grasp card game (with alt rules to add more depth); Tetra Master from 9 is the kinda thing some kook who has too many tabletop RPG dice would make.

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We'll never see another Final Fantasy with a pile of mostly competent mini-games wrapped into the plot.
Damn straight. Tonal dissonance aside, Final Fantasy VII had some pretty good minigames for a jRPG. There's a good reason many of us got sidetracked by the Gold Saucer.

Later games occasionally have A good minigame, but they usually fall flat in that department.
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Old 02-01-2017, 11:13 PM
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Grand FF rankings:
5 is the best game except for most of Galuf's world, then it's boring.
6 is the best game for marrying gameplay to story without being upfront about it.
8 is ... whatever.
7 became reality on 1/20 this year, but we're still waiting for our sephiroth to kill President Shinra.
10 is one of the best Breath of Fire 4 clones ever made.
12 certainly takes license with the series motif, but somehow pulls it off. Maybe it's just the game's lucky horoscope.
1 will knock you all down, but it's still ineffective.
2 grows on you, but it's a little troubling how it doesn't want people to come out of the closet.
3 is divisive at worst, with some frustrating miniature toadies.
4 wants you to go on, so it will sacrifice itself to save you a few hours.
11 is best left unspoken, because of Shantotto.
15 is the longest cup noodle commercial since that ramen cart mystery in Ace Attorney 4.
14 is true rank.
13's trilogy gives you three entire games of ill will and also did 9/11. (really though, all the ff13 games are so bad, Trump appointed them to head the ESRB.)
And I can't rank 9 yet, it's still going through the ranking battle for another 5 years.
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Old 02-01-2017, 11:46 PM
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I love how much people hate 13 when I love it. I finally have a thing to be counter about!
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Old 02-02-2017, 12:01 AM
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14 is true rank.
You're talking about the original version, right? 'Cuz A Realm Reborn is really good and I will get on an 8-legged horse and slice you to ribbons over this.

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13's trilogy gives you three entire games of ill will and also did 9/11. (really though, all the ff13 games are so bad, Trump appointed them to head the ESRB.)
Lightning Returns is not a bad game, it just had a bad upbringing.
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Old 02-02-2017, 12:01 AM
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Me: "Oh hey, a 30th anniversary FF thread, let's see what's up"

*sees a Buster Sword sticking out of an Arbys sandwich*

Me: ...

This wouldn't have happened if you'd ignored the Arby's and fed Cid the plumper, never-frozen Wendy's fast food sandwiches.
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Old 02-02-2017, 12:07 AM
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Final Fantasy 11 is fifteen years old now and I still think it was a mistake for the MMO games to be numbered entries in the series.
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Old 02-02-2017, 12:57 AM
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You're talking about the original version, right? 'Cuz A Realm Reborn is really good and I will get on an 8-legged horse and slice you to ribbons over this.
i'm, uh

i'm pretty sure he's not disagreeing with you
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Old 02-02-2017, 01:04 AM
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Yeah, not at all. I'm just making a joke about it from the online forum's thread.
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Old 02-02-2017, 01:23 AM
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Ah, okay. I thought you were listing the games from best to worst and you meant the foul kinda rank.
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Old 02-02-2017, 01:25 AM
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The whole post in my head started with "people are ranking FF games, we were all mystified by someone being called 'true rank' in FF14 once," and just became even worse from there.

Kind of like the development for FF13 - start from one half-baked joke and just turn it into something massive and awful!
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Old 02-02-2017, 01:26 AM
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Final Fantasy 4 is the best and quintessential Final Fantasy game. All of the others are just varying degrees of disappointing.

I'm only exaggerating somewhat.
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Old 02-02-2017, 02:10 AM
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9 is the undisputed best.

8 would've been the best if the writing stuck to disc 1's themes and its writers didn't go on an acid trip after that.

7 is still my favorite.

12 could have contended with 9 if Vaan didn't exist.

14 is so, so good.
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Old 02-02-2017, 04:19 AM
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Final Fantasy Tactics is the best





Except maybe Tactics Ogre
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Old 02-02-2017, 06:40 AM
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14 is true rank.
I love that you remember this. Glad it stuck with someone besides myself haha
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Old 02-02-2017, 08:13 AM
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VIII > Whatever.
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Old 02-02-2017, 08:14 AM
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By the way, this is the nth time we rank all FFs. Is this the effect of the kursed time kompression?
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Old 02-02-2017, 08:22 AM
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No, it's the time loop. First we rank the FF games, then we defeat the evil ones who rank the worst FF game first, and they go back in time to create their favorite FF and cause us to rank them, etc.
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Old 02-02-2017, 08:39 AM
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Surprised to see FF14 rated so highly. Maybe I should check that game out. Would I need to buy the base game + all the expansions? How much would that run in cost?
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Old 02-02-2017, 08:42 AM
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I've heard FFXIV is amazing, too, but MMORPGs and obsessive compulsive personalities like mine don't mix.
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Old 02-02-2017, 08:44 AM
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A whole lot of people in here ranking 3 at the bottom or not at all.

4 >> 3(Fam) > 1 > 6 >> 5 > 9 > 13 > 7 > 10 > 12 > 8 > 3(DS) > 2

MMOs/15 omitted for reasons, but not out of distaste.
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