View Full Version : What to buy ? Final Fantasy 7,8 or 9 ?
March 19th, 2002, 09:33
I have money only for one game ... which FF is best ? 7,8,9 ? Tell me your opinion.
March 19th, 2002, 12:52
Actually, I prefer FF8.
March 19th, 2002, 13:28
Andronicus : actually,why u prefer FF8 ? ;)
March 19th, 2002, 13:47
I would buy 7 first and then 8, 9. 7's my favorite so far.
March 19th, 2002, 13:50
Yeah buy all of them but first FF7.Its my favorite too!;)
March 19th, 2002, 13:50
Esturk17 : why do you prefer 7 over 8 ?
March 19th, 2002, 14:12
Why do you ask anyways?
March 19th, 2002, 14:26
Definitely get ff7 then buy the others later
March 19th, 2002, 14:26
Cause i want to know weak points and strong points of any FF 7 8 9 game ... What you like in FF7 more than in FF8 etc ..
March 19th, 2002, 14:27
zerocopy : so when you end FF7 .. story continues in FF8 ? or every title have his own end ?
March 19th, 2002, 18:41
Only play FF8 if you have a gameshark so you can avoid the F***ing drawing. It's boring. Then..... either ff7/9
March 19th, 2002, 18:54
FF9. FF7 is also very good, but quite underchallenging. Also, both FF7 and FF8 use a system that eventually makes everyone the same. (Everyone can do everything). So by the end of the game, everyone is casting ultima or whatever. This really bothers me. FF9 only certain characters can learn certain skills, so the characters stay differentiated throughout the game. Also the gameplay reflects the story more because of this. Also FF9 does not have the (badly done) combination of tech and fantasy. Gunblade, yuch. (FF8). FF9 is also challenging enough to keep you awake in battles. Unlike FF7 and 8 (especially) where you can win almost any battle by just closing your eyes and hitting the "confirm" button. Basically, I think 9 is superior to 7 and 8. And it is beautiful on ePSXe with a good comp.
By the way, the sotries between these and most other FF's are entirely unrelated.
March 19th, 2002, 19:06
I say FF8.. It has the best Mdecs of those 3 games.. FF9 had some good ones too, but the ending of FF8 has to be seen.. It's amazing.. Plus, FF8 has the best limit breaks.. Squal's lion heart is cool.. Most people don't like the magic Draw system, but I like it..
Quasius: At the end of the game, everyone in FF8 can't have the same skills.. If you mean enhancement skills than yes(str 40% ect,ect..) but magic and moves? No.. You do have the option for magic skills though(skill items)..
March 19th, 2002, 19:37
Get FF7 first! Then 9, and If you really think you'll like it, get 8 I would suggest borrowing/renting it first, though, cause some people like it, some hate it. But definatly get 7 first.
March 19th, 2002, 19:48
I think FF9 is better than 7 in one aspect. I prefer the way that everyone is limited by thier class. I'd have prfered it it it was like the way Diablo does it TBH, where you have to fill certain criteria to use magic. Maybe a bit more advanced than that, say Aeris can use Restore at lever 7, wheras Barret has to wait until about level 12~15. That way, the characters are more specialised. Aeris needed to be weaker. maybe one or two of the other chars needed to be weaker too. But that's just my opinion. I can't play FF7 at the mo anyway, as my PSX copy was stolen, and I can no longer play the PC version.
March 19th, 2002, 19:50
definetely ff7 first (buy all of them tho)
btw, u should've made this a poll. (just delete the ur original post in this thread and I believe it delete's the thread, and then repost the ques. as a poll. just my suggestion, u don't have to do it, but I just think it'd be easier for u that way)
March 19th, 2002, 20:11
I opt for FF7 as well. It was the last FF game to truly mesmerize me and kept me hooked 'til the end. FF8 and FF9 I played off and on and there was little to keep me motivated, possibly because I was spoiled by FF7. FF8 was too technological and kinda felt out of place (I mean with all that technology why use Gunblades and whips? Just use a laser gun or rocket launcher for cryin' out loud). FF9 was alright in its gameplay (it was much more balanced than the previous two games) but had a kiddy tone to it. The characters were all deformed and cute, as well as some of the monsters.
March 20th, 2002, 01:11
moved to games
March 20th, 2002, 01:25
Screw those three, get FF Anthologies! :p
March 20th, 2002, 01:29
or Chronicles, and you'll get a nifty chrono trigger too!
but between the three, i'd probably get FF8, but i'd get the others soon after.
March 20th, 2002, 01:49
...please don't make me hearl (please dont take offence to it, its just my opinion)! Do NOT get Chronicles. get if you like waiting for the batte to load up. Get the SNES version of that instead.
To answer your question, I suggest FF7. That game was my favorite, heh it almost made me cry at one point :D. I'm playing FF8 now its a great game too but I have to start all over again (My HD messed up I have the PC ver btw).
March 20th, 2002, 02:40
ff7 was my favorite too
i was really dissapointed with ff8 so i wouldnt really reccamand that
and as for ff9 it could have been better
March 20th, 2002, 05:40
FF7 was the first PSX game I had ever bought and I was not at all dissapointed. It had an incredible story to it that got you hooked, playing for hours, waiting to find out what happened next. I would definitely suggest buying this one first.
FF8 was somewhat of a strange game. It seemed like you almost had to know what you were doing at the beginning of the game and plan it out correctly or risk getting totally screwed at later parts in the game because your characters are too weak. I remember playing the game and getting as far as that battle with Fujin and Raijin after obtaining the Ragnorak and simply not being able to beat them, no matter what I did. If you don't "lock" each user to their own Guardian Force and draw the hell out of every enemy you encounter, your characters seem to be very weak. I also didn't like how the enemies supposedly didn't run off of a area-level system. They were meant to be at whatever level neccessary for your characters to handle them. Where's the challenge in that??? It also always made the bosses seem 10x more powerful than they should have been. However, I must admit, despite it's quirks, FF8 was a fun game. I especially loved the introduction of the card mini-game and how you could interact with virtually everybody!
FF9, I didn't get very far in. Quite frankly, it sucked... The game did seem to "kiddy" to me. Thee was nothing really unique to it, other other than the class system and even if I wanted that, I played Tactics. Basically FF9 was bland and had no story to it.
Well, you have my opinion, now :)
March 20th, 2002, 05:56
Originally posted by spajdr
zerocopy : so when you end FF7 .. story continues in FF8 ? or every title have his own end ?
No the story doesnt continue in ff7/ff8 .Both the series contains totally diffrent characters,storyline,battle system and yes every title has its own end.[btw, get ff7 POOR aeris:( :( :( :( ]
March 20th, 2002, 07:58
ok guys .. i have bought FF8 platinum edition for now (15 dollars),coz it costs less than other two games :D im planning to buy FF7 and FF9 when i get more money.Thank you guys for response :) I mainly wanted to buy ChronoCross but since it never reaches europe (PAL version) i choose FF.
March 20th, 2002, 08:25
You got 8...? Awww... I'm surprised at the amount of FF8 fans... I personally rank FF8 last out of all the American releases of the FF series... Sure it was pretty... But the story was kinda boring and I really hated the drawing and junctioning system. Out of those 3 I would recommend FF7, then FF9, then FF8.
In order of ALL US FF releases (FFT, and gameboy versions not included) I would say: FF6, FF7, FF4, FF9, FF5, FF1, FF8
March 20th, 2002, 09:00
Well i played it for like hour now and i like it .. I didnt played FF7 or FF9 (i can FF9,but .. nevermind) so i cant compare.I want for sure to finish game completely,if its possible .. find all secrets,etc. :) Next buy is FF7 for sure ;)
March 20th, 2002, 10:42
I dislike ff8, and I like ff8, It's really a toss up.I have a hard time getting into 9. I've barely played it tho. I wanna actually beat 8 before I move onto 9.
March 20th, 2002, 12:53
I like all three of them, but 7 is the best by far. I would buy 7 first, then maybe 9
March 20th, 2002, 19:35
The best is FF 7 i tell ya man!Buy it firsy then FF 8 or 9 but 9 is better than 8
March 20th, 2002, 20:13
It seems that FF8 has a kinda love/hate thing. A lot of people like it, but hate the battle system, or hate Rinoa or some reason. Go with 7, that is almost universally liked by ff fans. 8/9 are both a bit so/so for most
March 20th, 2002, 20:19
7 and 8 have much better stories than 9.
March 21st, 2002, 00:00
imo FF IX was one of teh best out of 7,8,9. 8 sucked because the storyline was too "normal". i mean a school and ****, come on....and when the other FFs [7 and 9 at least] went into the big epic thing, 8 just kinda sat there and was boring, no really big stuff. 9 i thought was very good and ahd a good stroy and characters etc that you could relate to
March 21st, 2002, 16:14
What the hell? FF8's story was far from normal. It had a school but the school was far from normal.
This is the order I place the FF games: FF6, FF7, FF4, FF8, FF5, FF1, FF9
March 21st, 2002, 16:18
Just to make everyone happy, buy FF7 next.
March 21st, 2002, 17:26
ok maybe its not normal so to speak, but its pretty damn crap and boring when compared to the other FFs. I mean think about it, every FF has its strong points
Character, we got Cloud, Sephiroth, Barret and Vivi, Zidane, Quina and freya and all that
And FF8 has....squall, probably once of teh worst characters in the FFs ive played, and then Zell, Siefer etc, not very appealing when placed next to the others. Then theres the battles, and like ppl have said, you can get way to stong to early, i mean lol i had guys taking off 1000-1500 just aftger getting out of the school when teh enemies had about 100 health.
Then theres teh movies, yeah FF8 had some kick ass ones like when the Ragnarok broke through the sheild of pandora etc, clawing its way in, but tbh thats the only movie i can remember from it. Whereas i can remember loads from the other FFs
March 23rd, 2002, 06:54
why did you get 8. that is the worst possible choice
March 23rd, 2002, 07:55
ff6? where the hell can i get ff6? is it snes? or psx? where in NZ? aaaarrggghhh the pain, everyone is talking about chrono this and that and ff >7, this is really getting on my nerves........
March 23rd, 2002, 08:15
gamestop.com has some stuff so does ebgames.com. I don't think I can give you a link to a rom site without getting in trouble.
March 23rd, 2002, 08:38
delita... do you just have to argue with anyone whereever and whenever you can? I mean be respective of other people's opions.
March 23rd, 2002, 08:42
I put my opinionin threads that are opinion based. Like this one and the FFX one. IF wasn't an opinion thread I wouldn't have put the posts that I did.
March 23rd, 2002, 15:11
Well at least tone down the language. People may be getting the wrong idea.
March 23rd, 2002, 20:18
Fine but my point on why I don't like the games are valid points and people should be aware of them. And the reson why I don't FF8 are like the battles, the drawing is borring, there is no real reason not to use gfs, and you don't want to use magic because your stat will lower you have to draw some magic the next battle.
March 24th, 2002, 00:24
Mention some good points about each game as well. Then it doesn't seem like you hate every game. Like in Final Fantasy VIII, The limit breaks were cool right? and some of the GF's were awesome. The Junction system wasn't bad.
March 24th, 2002, 00:28
ok. what i like about FVIII is: the gfs. the juction idea was good. I like some of the limit break but I liked having the limit bar instead.
March 24th, 2002, 09:50
The Junction idea in 8 is pretty neat, It's just boring after a while. You will draw for days and you can become god like powerful if you draw for 3 hours every 12 levels.
March 25th, 2002, 15:01
i didn't worry about drawing for the most part. i did fine just using the draw points found throughout the game.
March 25th, 2002, 16:22
FF7 ! :lol:
March 25th, 2002, 17:35
If you draw a lot your charactors become godly powerful. I draw all the time.
My only real prob with ff8 was they made the G-forces so powerful you didn't need any strategy to just soar through the game
March 25th, 2002, 18:20
i didn't draw cause... um... i wanted to make it harder for myself. but i found the summons too long, which is why i pretty much only used Cactuar.
March 25th, 2002, 18:36
Personally, I liked FF8 the best on the psx.. The draw and junction system can be tedious at times, but remember that the higher your magic stat, the more magic you get at one draw(9 is max per draw).. 12 draws per each person and you have are full with that magic.. Plus, drawing is not the only way you can get magic.. I dont' draw that much in this game since I know certain items give me the magic I need.. That's what those refinement skills are for people..
You draw magic a lot at the beginning of the game, but once you get the refinement skills, you won't need to draw nearly as much.. Plus those two magic islands(or is it monster island) sure helps.. hehe..
March 25th, 2002, 19:33
For me, FF 8 bites big time, of course this is only my opinion. I did n't like the draw system, I didn't like the junction system, and I didn't like that card game, to confusing. Basically, if I got this title again, it would be just to complete the sereies. FF 7 is a good next choice because it has a good story line and characters you can end up relating to. Especially Cloud "Possible Spoiler" when he finds out who/what he really is. Another one is Aeris and what eventually happens to her (it's necessary though), and finally I felt for Red VIII when he discovers what happened to his father.
FF 9 is also a good choice due to the fact that it harkens back to the orignal FF 1 on the Nintendo. It might seem like it is more for kids, but, to me it brings back that "old time gaming goodness" that is lost in many of todays games. Also it has Vivi, and you can't help feeling sorry for him. I mean, "Possible Spoiler" someone who is doubting their own existance.
si_ok, FF 6 and FF 5 are both available for PSX in a double package called Final Fantasy Anthology and FF 4 (FF 2 in the USA) and Chrono Trigger are both available for the PSX in a double package called Final Fantasy Chronicles. Better start looking for Final Fantasy Anthology if you are interested in it because it is getting harder and harder to find.
No, it is not necessary to play the FF's in any order as the stories are entirely unrelated. The only character whos shows up in all the FFs, AFIK, is Bahamut the Black Dragon.
March 25th, 2002, 22:12
Originally posted by sxamiga
The only character whos shows up in all the FFs, AFIK, is Bahamut the Black Dragon.
What about Cid? He's been in every FF game to date (I'm not sure about FF1 though, haven't completed it), although he appears in different roles. He was even in FF TSW. Recurring espers include Shiva, Ifrit, Leviathan, Titan and a few others. There are also some recurring enemies such as Behemoth and Tonberry.
March 26th, 2002, 04:40
Finally people that agree with me.
March 26th, 2002, 05:14
And of course the recurrence of everyone's favorite little critters: chocobos and moogles (ever since FF 6 Mog seems to be the unofficial mascot of the FF series). Plus there's a guy named Cid in every FF but it's a different character every time.
March 26th, 2002, 14:28
cactuar might have been in all of them, but i'm not sure.
March 26th, 2002, 14:33
I never ised Guardian forces unless my charactor was low on HP, and I would pull one up to protect him.
I found them considerably weaker than a fully powered up charactor, As the fully powered up charactor could be a lot faster.
But it's just a preference
Ahhh! I gotta go play ff8 now. Buh BYE! =D
March 26th, 2002, 14:43
thats how it is with most summons in the FF series, with a few exceptions. the characters' attacks are stronger and faster, and on top of that, they don't cost any MP.
March 27th, 2002, 03:07
Cid wasn't in FF1, nor was, Cactaur, Behemoth, Tonberry, or an of the espers. Also there were no Moogles or Chocobo's in FF1. I am pretty sure this is correct because I have played and beaten FF1 and I don't remember any of them in there. The only one that was was Bahamut and in FF1 he was the King of the Dragons. You had to complete a task for him to prove your worth and then he changed you from Youths (kids) to Adults.
March 27th, 2002, 07:25
Final Fantasy Anthology ? well thats impossible to buy in Europe i think. But yesterday i bought Final Fantasy VII ;) platinium edition. FF6 and FF9 will follow soon .. Sad is that FF6 PAL was released in PAL like month ago ! when you buy it,it includes FF X preview cd ;) (for PS2 only though). FF VII also have preview disc,but for FF VIII.
March 27th, 2002, 07:44
Coulda swore there was SOMEONE if FF1 named Cid... eh, oh well...
March 27th, 2002, 11:18
FF Anthology, FF Chronicles, FF Tactics, Chrono Cross, and Xenogears were never released in Europe.... to name but a few.
March 27th, 2002, 13:19
wasn't FF Tactics released for the playstation in the UK?
March 27th, 2002, 13:40
Nope. I looked. It was only released stateside.
March 27th, 2002, 17:45
which means you have to pay a wonderful import price, right?
March 27th, 2002, 17:50
Oh yes, I love :love: paying VAT. at something like 40%
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