a fantastic thread
There's a little discussion going on with regard to my recent mention of Final Fantasy VII; several of my regular visitors have left comments about their favorite entries in the Final Fantasy series.
In some ways I enjoyed VII more than VIII. IX I quit about 1/4 of the way in. I am presently running around X doing the side quests before completing the game. It's fantastic.
Personally, I felt that FF IX was the best of the PSX/PS2-era Final Fantasy games.
The overwhelming angst of the main characters in FFVII and VIII got really weary, and X was thoroughly uninspiring. FF IX was a sendoff to the 'old school' FF games, and there was a lot of heart in that game.
I thought that VIII was the best of the PSX Final Fantasy games. It had the most interesting character development. They're all good, tho.
Personally, I tremendously enjoyed FFVIII; although I have only scratched the surface of VII, I expect I'll enjoy it as well. The only other Final Fantasy game I've played on the PlayStation is Final Fantasy Tactics, which I'm also enjoying. I've suspended playing for now, but that has more to do with the fact that my lovely wife gave me a PS2 than any fault in the game.
Speaking of Final Fantasy, it's possible to play the original Nintendo version on your PC via an emulator. c00L!
And if you're a Final Fantasy fan, be sure to check out the funny Web comic 8-bit Theatre.