Square Enix Sale - FF6 £4.49 FF7 £4.99 FF9 £7.99 for PC on steam
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Square Enix Sale - FF6 £4.49 FF7 £4.99 FF9 £7.99 for PC on steam

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Found 15th Dec 2017
Sqaure sale, this time including the better Final Fantasy game, i.e 6, 7 and 9.
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Lukester1 h, 0 m ago

As someone who has never played final fantasy whats a good one to start …As someone who has never played final fantasy whats a good one to start with? Or should I start witg the first and play all the way up to the latest one?



The very early ones (1-3) are quite rough around the edges and even the remade 3 isn't the best in terms of an interesting story with well developed characters. These were NES-era games.

IV, V and VI are more from the SNES era and when the games really start to find their footing as excellent games in their genre, with VI often considered the best in the series - certainly it is argued that it has the best story and possibly best bad guy - definitely the best of the era. IV is still a bit rough around the edges, while V is a solid good game in itself.

For many people, their first FF game was one from the PlayStation Era - so VII, VIII or IX. VII regularly is held as the best in the series as well (it's a bit of a competition) overall and if I'm honest, it's my favourite - so that's a great one to start with. The story is still great, it's got a ton of side content and things to explore and it has (arguably) the second-best bad guy of the series.
VIII is quite a good game, but controversial - some people hate it, some people love it. IX wasn't my favourite, but some people seem to really enjoy it. This generation is arguably when the series hit its "peak".

After this, the series starts to go in a different direction somewhat. PS2-era X was the first to get a direct sequel (X-2) and many people loved the game, but some hated the voice acting it brought. XI was an MMO, so skip that. XII was polarising as it was a very different game to previous FF games, often described as "An MMORPG without the MMO", the battles become realtime instead of turn based and you have to manage your party differently. Again, some loved it and some hated it. If you start off in this generation, I'd say start with X.

Xbox-360/PS3-era XIII sort of brought the series back to its roots, but dropped a lot of the exploration that made the games great. The first 2/3 of the game are extremely linear and it feels a bit like playing an interactive novel at times, with battles dotted throughout. Not a good one to start the series with.

XIV is an MMORPG that's still going strong today - give it a go if you like MMO's, but it's nothing like other Final Fantasy games.

XV is the latest in the series, so reviews are still fresh for the game. It has some fans, but still doesn't hit the "magic" of the earlier games.

TL;DR Start with VII or VI, VII if you want awesome (albeit dated) CGI cut scenes and the best gameplay, or start with VI if you want what's possibly the best story. NONE of the games (Bar the direct sequels) relate to each other in any way.
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Why no 8. Not fair.
What platform
nickywilson3 m ago

Why no 8. Not fair.


I'm actually playing through 8 again at the moment. Wasnt too keen when i first played it when i was younger. Will see if age has given me a different view on it. It is included in the sale however. £4.99.
nickywilson5 m ago

Why no 8. Not fair.


FF8 is on there for £4.99.

FF6 is actually £5.49 there.
Leedavis19876 m ago

What platform


PC on steam.
Have they stopped doing their special boxes?
ScaryStalketDude37 m ago

I'm actually playing through 8 again at the moment. Wasnt too keen when i …I'm actually playing through 8 again at the moment. Wasnt too keen when i first played it when i was younger. Will see if age has given me a different view on it. It is included in the sale however. £4.99.


I really liked 8, not as much as 7 but I stopped playing them after Final Fantasy 8.
nickywilson49 m ago

Why no 8. Not fair.


You get around
No X, no buy. Heat though.
Cold - lazy deal posted didn't even bother stating platform.

Edit - Hot reminded me to watch some king of the hill
Edited by: "robo989" 15th Dec 2017
robo9892 m ago

Cold - lazy deal posted didn't even bother stating platform.Edit - Hot …Cold - lazy deal posted didn't even bother stating platform.Edit - Hot reminded me to watch some king of the hill


Platform added.
Used to love 7. Tempted
Glix1 h, 10 m ago

Have they stopped doing their special boxes?


Hope so. Always awful
VII will always be my favourite, could never get in to the junction system on VIII. FFIX was an awesome game too, put the fantasy in final fantasy. If you have a ps vita they are normally on sale for 3.99 for all the games. Another great jrpg series is suikoden they normally go for less for the first two games around £2.50!
ScaryStalketDude6 h, 51 m ago

I'm actually playing through 8 again at the moment. Wasnt too keen when i …I'm actually playing through 8 again at the moment. Wasnt too keen when i first played it when i was younger. Will see if age has given me a different view on it. It is included in the sale however. £4.99.



VII will always be my favourite, could never get in to the junction system on VIII. FFIX was an awesome game too, put the fantasy in final fantasy. If you have a ps vita they are normally on sale for 3.99 for all the games. Another great jrpg series is suikoden they normally go for less for the first two games around £2.50!
As someone who has never played final fantasy whats a good one to start with? Or should I start witg the first and play all the way up to the latest one?
Lukester1 h, 0 m ago

As someone who has never played final fantasy whats a good one to start …As someone who has never played final fantasy whats a good one to start with? Or should I start witg the first and play all the way up to the latest one?



The very early ones (1-3) are quite rough around the edges and even the remade 3 isn't the best in terms of an interesting story with well developed characters. These were NES-era games.

IV, V and VI are more from the SNES era and when the games really start to find their footing as excellent games in their genre, with VI often considered the best in the series - certainly it is argued that it has the best story and possibly best bad guy - definitely the best of the era. IV is still a bit rough around the edges, while V is a solid good game in itself.

For many people, their first FF game was one from the PlayStation Era - so VII, VIII or IX. VII regularly is held as the best in the series as well (it's a bit of a competition) overall and if I'm honest, it's my favourite - so that's a great one to start with. The story is still great, it's got a ton of side content and things to explore and it has (arguably) the second-best bad guy of the series.
VIII is quite a good game, but controversial - some people hate it, some people love it. IX wasn't my favourite, but some people seem to really enjoy it. This generation is arguably when the series hit its "peak".

After this, the series starts to go in a different direction somewhat. PS2-era X was the first to get a direct sequel (X-2) and many people loved the game, but some hated the voice acting it brought. XI was an MMO, so skip that. XII was polarising as it was a very different game to previous FF games, often described as "An MMORPG without the MMO", the battles become realtime instead of turn based and you have to manage your party differently. Again, some loved it and some hated it. If you start off in this generation, I'd say start with X.

Xbox-360/PS3-era XIII sort of brought the series back to its roots, but dropped a lot of the exploration that made the games great. The first 2/3 of the game are extremely linear and it feels a bit like playing an interactive novel at times, with battles dotted throughout. Not a good one to start the series with.

XIV is an MMORPG that's still going strong today - give it a go if you like MMO's, but it's nothing like other Final Fantasy games.

XV is the latest in the series, so reviews are still fresh for the game. It has some fans, but still doesn't hit the "magic" of the earlier games.

TL;DR Start with VII or VI, VII if you want awesome (albeit dated) CGI cut scenes and the best gameplay, or start with VI if you want what's possibly the best story. NONE of the games (Bar the direct sequels) relate to each other in any way.
Lukester1 h, 54 m ago

As someone who has never played final fantasy whats a good one to start …As someone who has never played final fantasy whats a good one to start with? Or should I start witg the first and play all the way up to the latest one?


7 & 9 are my favourites, though playing them without the benefit of nostalgia could be a challenge.
Kushan16th Dec

The very early ones (1-3) are quite rough around the edges and even the …The very early ones (1-3) are quite rough around the edges and even the remade 3 isn't the best in terms of an interesting story with well developed characters. These were NES-era games.IV, V and VI are more from the SNES era and when the games really start to find their footing as excellent games in their genre, with VI often considered the best in the series - certainly it is argued that it has the best story and possibly best bad guy - definitely the best of the era. IV is still a bit rough around the edges, while V is a solid good game in itself.For many people, their first FF game was one from the PlayStation Era - so VII, VIII or IX. VII regularly is held as the best in the series as well (it's a bit of a competition) overall and if I'm honest, it's my favourite - so that's a great one to start with. The story is still great, it's got a ton of side content and things to explore and it has (arguably) the second-best bad guy of the series. VIII is quite a good game, but controversial - some people hate it, some people love it. IX wasn't my favourite, but some people seem to really enjoy it. This generation is arguably when the series hit its "peak".After this, the series starts to go in a different direction somewhat. PS2-era X was the first to get a direct sequel (X-2) and many people loved the game, but some hated the voice acting it brought. XI was an MMO, so skip that. XII was polarising as it was a very different game to previous FF games, often described as "An MMORPG without the MMO", the battles become realtime instead of turn based and you have to manage your party differently. Again, some loved it and some hated it. If you start off in this generation, I'd say start with X.Xbox-360/PS3-era XIII sort of brought the series back to its roots, but dropped a lot of the exploration that made the games great. The first 2/3 of the game are extremely linear and it feels a bit like playing an interactive novel at times, with battles dotted throughout. Not a good one to start the series with.XIV is an MMORPG that's still going strong today - give it a go if you like MMO's, but it's nothing like other Final Fantasy games.XV is the latest in the series, so reviews are still fresh for the game. It has some fans, but still doesn't hit the "magic" of the earlier games.TL;DR Start with VII or VI, VII if you want awesome (albeit dated) CGI cut scenes and the best gameplay, or start with VI if you want what's possibly the best story. NONE of the games (Bar the direct sequels) relate to each other in any way.




Thanks for the indepth post, really appreciate this, thanks man. I've just set my ps2 up again so going to look into getting the FF games on PS1.
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