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LaRon
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FF VII, VIII, or IX ?


about halfway through FF VI (III for the SNES) and plan on finishing it up this week

looking to go right into one of these three games once i finish it. will only have time to get through one of them

leaning towards VII or IX, but want your opinions







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Tiguar
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re: FF VII, VIII, or IX ?


I did not like 9 at all.

VIII has an "ok" story but probably the worst combat system

VII is vastly superior to both IMO






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The Dude's Rug
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re: FF VII, VIII, or IX ?


Which of the three have you played?





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Tactical1
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VII has a great story but has not aged very well and lack of analog control is frustrating. But it is a classic and not to be missed.

VIII probably has the best story of the three but the draw system that combat is based on is a grind.

IX is the best balance between the VII and VIII, story is okay, combat and magic system are awesome and the game actually holds up to today's standards. (In my opinion)






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Brosef Stalin
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I enjoyed IX. Haven't played the others.





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bubbz
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re: FF VII, VIII, or IX ?


I've played both. I would say just for nostalgia purposes VII is my favorite, but I do love IX. Vivi is one of my favorite final fantasy characters of all time.





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Paedin
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re: FF VII, VIII, or IX ?


Have played all three,

If you can play VII do it. There is a reason it is considered one of the best games ever made.






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The Dude's Rug
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re: FF VII, VIII, or IX ?


quote:

Brosef Stalin

I envy you. I wish I could go through VII and VIII for the first time again.






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dizerik
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Haha, I had to play VII a few times to fully grasp the story. That story has so much depth. It's easily my favorite game of all time.





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TheSandman
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I was never impressed with VII, I loved IX, and I've never played VIII.

X is still the best.



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The Dude's Rug
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I've never played VIII.

You should give it a try. Everyone complains about the Draw system in the game, but it really is a good game with a crazy ending.

quote:

I was never impressed with VII

Did you ever beat VII? What about it did you not like?






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LaRon
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VII has a great story but has not aged very well and lack of analog control is frustrating. But it is a classic and not to be missed.


i can tolerate the graphics, but did not realize no analog control, that might be a problem

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Which of the three have you played?


played 7 when I was little, but don't really remember it too much and used i cheated by using action replay to give me constant limit breaks. so i didn't really "experience" the game


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The Dude's Rug


So you think VIII is a great game?

Reviews I have seen have been pretty mixed. If you think its good, I'll probably give it a shot one day.

btw VI is awesome. I see why many say its the best of the FFs.

what RPG did you end up deciding on to play during the break?









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dizerik
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VII had everything! Who didn't love raising chocobos?!





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The Dude's Rug
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You should without a doubt play VII all the way through. Its definitely one of 3 RPGs that really impacted my love for the genre (the others being Chrono Trigger and Earthbound).

Also, I really liked VIII. Like I said, most people hated the Draw system, but it wasn't like it ruined the game. The card game in it was really fun as well.

I ended up playing FF III again over the break. I'm at the AtmaWeapon and struggling.



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LaRon
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I ended up playing FF III again over the break. I'm at the AtmaWeapon and struggling.


damn, your farther than me

did you start from beginning or picked up midway?

if i remember im at the part where I just got the airship fixed again. havent played past 2 days though, probably start up tomorrow


overall im pretty impressed with this game. it ranks pretty close to chrono trigger for me, which is my #1



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oauron
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IX is my favorite game of all time, so that's my vote...





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VIII is great. The story is one of the better and the combat is fine. The draw system is weird but not bad at all. Story is really the bread and butter.





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TheSandman
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Did you ever beat VII? What about it did you not like?

I've only ever put a few hours into it every time I've tried to pick it up, actually. But I didn't play it for the first time until a few years ago and as others have said, I don't think it aged very well






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The Dude's Rug
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re: FF VII, VIII, or IX ?


I started from the beginning.

Just curious, have you ever played Earthbound for the SNES?






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LaRon
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Just curious, have you ever played Earthbound for the SNES?


yes. I own it actually. I only played it once as a kid but got stuck at some part around 5-10 hours in. i think i was supposed to travel to some other town or something but couldnt figure out how to get there. ....or something like that. dont remember really, just know that I wasted so much time trying to figure it out and eventually gave up.









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