Just a few days ago, my friends and I were having dinner. Then while having desert, our inner child jumped out of the depths of oblivion and we just started talking about Final Fantasy again. I felt so nostalgic since I've always been an FF fan, but when college life came, I've completely lost track of this "Final" game that keeps having a next installment, and another, and another (Whew!).
The very first FF game I played was FF VII, with Cloud Strife, Tifa Lockhart, Aerith Scarborough, etc. and well I'd have to mention the bestest and baddest guy ever--Sephiroth. This FF remains my fave. The Chocobo races were the best. I loved exploring the planet with the golden one as well. (Sigh...). I even watched Advent Children, and I was not disappointed. This FF series is pretty consistent with a sort of "environmentalist" voice that doesn't have that yucky didactic, save-the-fairies quality.
Then came FF VIII, with my big crush, Squall Lionheart. This seemed too centered on romance, but hey, loved the effects and summoning GF's. This is my second fave.
FF IX is YUCK, well I didn't like the small people, plus Zidane just wasn't all that cool, especially when I look back and compare him to Squall and Cloud and Sephiroth (yea, yea, he's a bad guy, but still!)
FF X, hmm, great effects, plus it's interesting how the characters can somehow breathe underwater. Then again Tydus looks like Zidane, so yuck. In any case, the story was great. So this goes to third place :)
Haha, funny how I just start reminiscing about these things. Darn, with college done, I might just go back to gaming!!