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    Haven't done one of these in ages, and I'm not sure how active this will be, but rank the FF games. Spin-offs and sequels included if you wish.

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    Pretty topical, as Iím still in the middle of my marathon. Will get back here later once Iíve sorted this out in my head

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    1. Final Fantasy X HD
    2. Final Fantasy VIII
    3. Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
    4. Final Fantasy V
    5. Final Fantasy VII
    6. Final Fantasy IX
    7. Final Fantasy X-2 HD
    8. Final Fantasy VI
    9. Final Fantasy IV
    10. Final Fantasy XIII-2
    11. Final Fantasy XIII

    Mostly just wrote this down on gut feeling, don't think much changed for me since last time though besides X-2 dropping down a couple ranks.

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    1. FFVI
    2. FFX
    3. FFXV
    4. FFIV
    5. FFVII
    6. FFXII
    7. FFXIII: Lightning Returns
    8. FFXIII
    9. FFIX
    10. FFXIII-2
    11. FFVII: Crisis Core
    12. FFV
    13. FFIV: The After Years
    14. FFVIII
    15. FFI
    16. FFX-2


    Some are pretty much equal though, but it's still approximately this.

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    1. FFVII
    2. FFVIII
    3/4. FFVI/FFIX - I have a hard time choosing which I rank in which place
    5. FFIV
    6. FFX
    7. FFV
    8. FF
    9. FFXII

    I'm not ranking ones I haven't finished, but if I did, FFII is definitely the worst, FFXV is probably better than some of the ones I did rank, and FFXIII is likely worse than any of the ones I ranked. I'm also not bothering to rank FFT, but if I did it would probably fall somewhere around the FFIV/FFX rank (i.e. 5-7).

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    Main 15 only:

    1. FFVI
    2. FFVII
    3. FFIV
    4. FFXI - probably moved up the most
    5. FFIX
    6. FFV
    7. FFVIII
    8. FFX
    9. FFI
    10. FFXV - really not too bad for a newer game
    11. FFXII
    12. FFIII
    13. FFXIII
    14. FFII

    Not played: FFXIV

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    I still haven't played anything past XII except for the VII Remake.

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    1. Final Fantasy XIII
    2. Final Fantasy VII
    3. Final Fantasy IV
    4. Final Fantasy XIII-2
    5. Final Fantasy X
    6. Final Fantasy XV
    7. Final Fantasy XII
    8. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
    9. Final Fantasy II
    10. Final Fantasy VI
    11. Final Fantasy XIV
    12. Final Fantasy X-2
    13. Final Fantasy XI
    14. Final Fantasy Type-0

    It surprised me, but after I thought about it a bit, I realized I'm more fond of VII now than IV. IV will always have a special place in my heart for being the first Final Fantasy game I ever played, but just about everything that I love about IV, VII does better. XIII-2 has really grown on me, as well. As a sequel to XIII, it's a huge disappointment, but if you look at it on its own terms, it's got some really great elements. And it might just have my favorite soundtrack in the series.
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    Honestly, not sure about this ranking beyond the first and last two. Really depends on the mood I'm in.

    1. VII (original)
    2. VI
    3. X
    4. IX
    5. X-2 (what? I really like it)
    6. IV
    7. V
    8. VIII
    9. VII (remake)
    10. Tactics
    11. XII
    12. XV
    13. Tactics Advance
    14. I
    15. VII: Crisis Core
    16. II
    17. III
    18. VII: Dirge of Cerberus
    19. XIII

    I feel like I should play one more to get it to a round 20.
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    Letís see...

    1. FFT
    2. FFXII
    3. FFVI
    4. FFTA
    5. FFV
    6. Theatrhythm Curtain Call
    7. FFXV
    8. FFIX
    9. FFIV
    10. FFVIII
    11. FFII
    12. FFVII
    13. FFIII
    14. FF Type-0
    15. FFI
    16. FFX-2
    17. FFX
    18. Dissidia Duodecim
    19. Crisis Core
    20. FFXIII
    21. Dirge of Cerberus

    Honestly though? Besides the few on the top and bottom Iím not very confident in the placement of the rest. Itís a pretty arbitrary list as it is.

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    I may fill in details why later. For now, I'm just going to try and list them. I will also just stick to entries I've beaten. I based my opinion with the bottom entries on how likely I would be to come back to the game. From best to worst.

    VI
    Tactics
    IV
    IX
    XII
    V
    Tactics Advance
    III
    VIII
    XV
    II
    VII
    I
    Dissidia
    FFTA2
    Type 0
    FFX
    VII Remake
    X-2
    Crisis Core
    Revenant Wings
    FFXIII

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolf Kanno View Post
    I may fill in details why later. For now, I'm just going to try and list them. I will also just stick to entries I've beaten. I based my opinion with the bottom entries on how likely I would be to come back to the game. From best to worst.

    VI
    Tactics
    IV
    IX
    XII
    V
    Tactics Advance
    III
    VIII
    XV
    II
    VII
    I
    Dissidia
    FFTA2
    Type 0
    FFX
    VII Remake
    X-2
    Crisis Core
    Revenant Wings
    FFXIII
    Totally forgot about Revenant Wings, guess that shows how much I liked it.
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    I try to forget about it, but I'm reminded by it every time I think about XIII and how I don't like Motomu Toriyama's games and remember he made a sequel to XII.

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    I'd like to do main and spinoffs in separate lists, but I've only played like...2 spinoffs (Tactics, Dissidia FG...uhh...I think that's it), so it'd be a short list, lol. I have played FFRK, FFBE, and DFFOO if mobile games count lol.

    Anyway, main SP games only for me. I have played XI and XIV, but feel that online experiences for any online game skews those game experiences (in any direction), so it's always a bit unfair to me to compare online vs offline games. And I'm not counting FF3 b/c I never played it. I could still make 2 separate lists since I acknowledge my FAVORITE FF's are not the same as what I think are the "best" FF's. This list will be my favorites, followed by a summary of how I'd change up the list to "best".

    1. VIII
    2. XII
    3. IV
    4. X
    5. VII
    6. II
    7. VI
    8. IX
    9. I
    10. V
    11. XIII
    12. XV

    So, I think VII and X are the 2 "best" FF's, followed by VI. I put "best" in quotes b/c i'm still not even trying to objective, but I am weighing game design, mechanics, and innovation as much as characters, story, and storytelling - the latter 3 being what I measure the most for my favorite FF's.

    Also, I only really "dislike" XIII and XV. I usually prefer to put the FF games in tiers, rather than a linear list, since seeing VI ranked #7 is like I'm sure for a lot of ppl, but I still think it's an amazing game (see me putting it #3 "best"), but I just like other ones better. Life is tough as an FF fan.
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