I may actually start playing it instread now that you've brought it up.
I'm assuming that game is your #1?
IMO VIII, IX, VII. They are all GREAT. Don't get me wrong. And I'm not hating on VII at all by putting it third. I just preferred the other two. VIII is my favorite FF. I really enjoy the story & combat & junctioning has been my favorite character customization. IX has a good story. I'm not too fond of the combat but everything else is great, which puts it in front of VII for me. VII was great aswell. I might even decide to put IX and VII at a tie. I love VII, but I've played it so much that just thinking about playing it again, at least in the near future, makes me cringe. Also, not really a fan of Cloud. He's sort of a whiny bitch.
I've been kind of leaning towards IX. my though process is that IX would be a better game to follow up VI with as opposed to the other more futuristic settings of VII and VIII.
Since I can only play one of them, I'll finish up VI and then move on to IX. then at a later time, I'll play VII and VIII back to back.
is this a good idea or is this nonsensical and it doesn't make a difference which order I decide to play them