I am probably too "western" when it comes to some things. I'm sure you know what I mean.
Kinda. I really liked X, so I was already attached to the characters and world. An excuse to play with the same characters (in a awesome battle system) was easy for me to enjoy.
Just curious do you guys prefer FF games where you have freedom over your characters "class" or when a character is a specific type and it stays that way?
Like say comparing 7 to 9. 7 you equip whatever materia you want and 9 you can only learn certain skills.
I don't really mind about this. I just want a system that is done well. I thought IX's skill system was the best job/skill system in the series, but I don't think there's anything inherently bad about fixed paths once you've chosen a job.