Is getting into Final Fantasy worth it? Do I have to play all 16 games in order to comprehend the story?

Is getting into Final Fantasy worth it? Do I have to play all 16 games in order to comprehend the story?

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    So we're all in agreement to turn this into an "interestingly textured animals" thread right

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Is getting into Final Fantasy worth it? Do I have to play all 16 games in order to comprehend the story?

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Mainline games are meant to be their own self-contained things with new worlds, gameplay concepts and characters so you can easily skip installments.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you didn't grow up with it chances are you'll not be able to get into any of the old games. Better off starting with 16 since its a different genre of RPG

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >If you didn't grow up with it chances are you'll not be able to get into any of the old games.
      And that's because?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Is getting into Final Fantasy worth it?
        Depends what you like in games.
        If you want mostly chill but always epic JRPGs, obviously.

        >Do I have to play all 16 games in order to comprehend the story?
        No. Almost NONE of the games have anything to do with each other. They're all standalone stories.

        IV, VI, VII and IX are the most beloved games by the most fans, and the ones I could easily recommend to anyone.
        Out of those, I'd say 7 is a safe bet for a beginner. It was a huge phenomenon back in the days, and it's still very enjoyable, atmospheric and even comfy game. The gameplay-mechanisms are simple enough for rookies, but hard enough to master, soo it keeps even experienced players interested. There's also tons of optional side quests, minigames, etc.

        After that, choose your poison. Since the stories and worlds are (usually) not connected in any way, you can pretty much shoot blind. Different things appeal to different people, and that's also why there's so much arguments about various titles in the series.

        I for example really liked the FF XIII trilogy as a whole, but I know that many bash it as the worst blunder of the millennium and death of the series.

        The ones I would personally recommend skipping are the NES originals (1-3) and the MMOs (11 & 14). I also wasn't too fond of VIII and XII.

        >And that's because?
        Just a common zoom zoom mentality of "OLD BAD!!".
        Which is just BS, as I've seen tons of total newbies pick up and play numerous old 1990s' classics, like Resident Evil 1 and FF7, and love the hell out of them. Obviously they look nor play nothing like the modern trash, but that's kinda the point too.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      wrong. i'm a zoomer and played 7 on the vita when i was in highschool. i liked the story, characters, and music. i tried x but lost interest. parts of x were cool but there was a lot that felt off.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    no just play 6, 7, X, and 12ZA. If you liked 7, play 9.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    In order to comprehend the story, you have to play the main games and almost every spin off

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Boy, you sure are stupid

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >jarpig thread
    >reddit screenshot

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >all 16 games
    >he doesn't know
    haha oh no

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Do I have to play all 16 games in order to comprehend the story?
    nope
    completely self contained. its like zelda where every entry is a new setting and story. the only exceptions are a few followups and sequels like ff4 after years, or my favourite title of all time "final fantasy 10: 2"

    as to whether the games are good, im gonna preface this by saying ive played 7, 9, 4 and 6 but 7 is the only one i cared to finish.
    i played it just last year, and even by todays standards that first playthrough was magical. strongest sense of adventure ive ever felt from a game, made me feel the same feeling when i first played D&D.
    go on a long-ass adventure with a close-knit party, going through a string of zany episodic scenarios, which usually involve fighting bros while some sick prog-rock plays in the background. thats the appeal.
    the gameplay is kinda fun but not good or challenging enough to carry the game. its the setting, characters, story and music that make it.

    none of the games i played after 7 hooked me anywhere near as much. i dropped 9 around disc 3, dropped 4 halfway through and barely touched 6. i actually think 9 and especially 4 had much better gameplay, but it just wasn't the same for some reason.
    so i think its worth playing at least one, whichever one looks the most interesting to you, but after that your mileage will vary dependant on how much you enjoy JRPG gameplay.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Is getting into Final Fantasy worth it?
      Depends what you like in games.
      If you want mostly chill but always epic JRPGs, obviously.

      >Do I have to play all 16 games in order to comprehend the story?
      No. Almost NONE of the games have anything to do with each other. They're all standalone stories.

      IV, VI, VII and IX are the most beloved games by the most fans, and the ones I could easily recommend to anyone.
      Out of those, I'd say 7 is a safe bet for a beginner. It was a huge phenomenon back in the days, and it's still very enjoyable, atmospheric and even comfy game. The gameplay-mechanisms are simple enough for rookies, but hard enough to master, soo it keeps even experienced players interested. There's also tons of optional side quests, minigames, etc.

      After that, choose your poison. Since the stories and worlds are (usually) not connected in any way, you can pretty much shoot blind. Different things appeal to different people, and that's also why there's so much arguments about various titles in the series.

      I for example really liked the FF XIII trilogy as a whole, but I know that many bash it as the worst blunder of the millennium and death of the series.

      The ones I would personally recommend skipping are the NES originals (1-3) and the MMOs (11 & 14). I also wasn't too fond of VIII and XII.

      >And that's because?
      Just a common zoom zoom mentality of "OLD BAD!!".
      Which is just BS, as I've seen tons of total newbies pick up and play numerous old 1990s' classics, like Resident Evil 1 and FF7, and love the hell out of them. Obviously they look nor play nothing like the modern trash, but that's kinda the point too.

      These anons speak the truth. I'll echo that 4, 6, 7, 9, and 10 are all good ones to try out as a newcomer. No numbered entries are connected to each other, and each has its own little twist on RPG mechanics.
      Play one for a bit, if it doesn't catch your interest in a few hours, try another one and come back to it if interested.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    no, each game is standalone you gay
    just wait and play 16
    unless if you're patient and dont mind suffering through the turn based combat of old games to only enjoy the story/characters, then try 7/10/12

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    6, 7 and 10. Then you are done with the series forever, quite frankly

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    -Each game is separate and self contained.
    -If you're going to play them all anyway, play them in release order.
    -From 7 onwards the stories stop making any sense. So don't bother if that's why you're playing them
    -7 Was the last good one in the entire series, and even it is very very rough and basically falls apart after you leave the first town (about 8 hours in),

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      God of the brainlets over here has fucking FF plots go over his head lol

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    you can play the mainline ones in basically any order

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    just play VI, VII,IX and X, the rest are either bad or too old to be enjoyable for a newcomer

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