The Best Version of Every Final Fantasy Game

Some Final Fantasy games have remakes of their remakes. What's the definitive version of each single-player mainline installment? Let us help you.

Analysis by Nadia Oxford, .

The Final Fantasy series is one of the Great Ancients of the RPG genre. There are a lot of games, and more confusingly, even a single Final Fantasy game can have several versions.

It's no wonder Final Fantasy is the subject of one of gaming's most well-worn jokes ("Why's the series called Final Fantasy if it has so many games?"). Trying to wade through the deluge isn't funny, though. Retro Final Fantasy games are particularly confusing: A single NES or SNES title can have four or five remakes behind it.

This guide exists to help make your Final Fantasy experience easier and more comfortable. Even series veterans who want to go back to the beginning can benefit from knowing which revisions and remakes best capture the spirit of the original games while doing away with bugs, mistranslations, and tedious mechanics.

Note that this guide covers the mainline Final Fantasy games only, and it's focused around the single-player games. "Should you play Final Fantasy XIV on a PC or console?" is a big discussion by itself.

Final Fantasy

You should get: Final Fantasy Origins (PlayStation / PSOne Classic)

Also consider: Final Fantasy 1 & 2: Dawn of Souls (GBA) / Final Fantasy (PSP / Mobile)

If you're on a great big quest to catch up on the Final Fantasy games, your range of options for the very first title is huge. Daunting, even. The initial NES release is certainly historic (and also easily accessible thanks to the Virtual Console and the NES Classic Mini), but it's buggy and a bit hard to grok thanks to a sub-par translation.

If you want to start at the start, grab Final Fantasy Origins. This PlayStation collection gathers up Final Fantasy I and II, fixes its considerable bugs, gives its translation a good once-over, and adds innumerable improvements to its graphics and sound. It also retains the original game's unique "charge"-based magic system, whereas Dawn of Souls (which is also excellent) adopts the more modern MP-based system. Finally, Final Fantasy Origins' presence on the PlayStation Network makes it very easy to snap up.

The PSP / mobile iteration of Final Fantasy is also worth a look. It features bonus dungeons that aren't in Origins, plus its redrawn sprites are awesome. Tiamat looks epic in high-resolution.

Final Fantasy II

You should get: Final Fantasy II (PSP / Mobile)

Also consider: Final Fantasy Origins (PlayStation / PSOne Classic), Final Fantasy 1 & 2: Dawn of Souls (GBA)

Final Fantasy II is infamous for its weird and tedious levelling-up method, but it's also the first Final Fantasy that tells an epic story (or just lifts the plot of Star Wars and calls it a day). Maybe you'll like it. Maybe you'll hate it. Give it a go, and see for yourself. If you're committed, try the HD remake for PSP and mobile: It features redrawn sprites, remixed music, extra dungeons, and a few tweaks that make the gameplay a bit more malleable.

If you've already grabbed Final Fantasy Origins and / or Dawn of Souls, you may as well drive into the included copy of Final Fantasy II. If you enjoy what's there, it's worth investing in the PSP / mobile iteration of Final Fantasy II. If you despise the game off the bat, however, even the extra spit-and-polish applied to the PSP / mobile version won't change your mind.

Final Fantasy III

You should get: Final Fantasy III (Nintendo DS / PC / Mobile / PlayStation Store)

Also consider: ???

Final Fantasy III is a weird bird. The original 2D sprite-based version of this classic Famicom RPG just doesn't exist in North America – well, not legally, cough cough. The 3D remake Square-Enix put on the Nintendo DS in 2006 is fine (it's on mobile, PC, and the PSP and PS Vita by way of the PlayStation Store, too), but if you're looking for a sanctioned authentic experience, you're out of luck.

Final Fantasy IV

You should get: Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection (PSP / PlayStation Store)

Also consider: Final Fantasy IV Advance (GBA), Final Fantasy IV DS (Nintendo DS / Mobile / PC)

Beware, take care: The 3D version of Final Fantasy IV on the Nintendo DS, mobile, and PC is a very different experience from every other iteration of the classic SNES RPG. If you're new to Final Fantasy IV, you're going to want to start with one of the 2D versions of the game.

Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection for the PSP is a fine package, and you can grab it without fuss or muss from the PlayStation Store. The collection includes nicely redrawn HD sprites, a remixed soundtrack (you can switch out to the original SNES soundtrack if you like), the bonus dungeons introduced in Final Fantasy IV Advance, the much-improved translation from Final Fantasy IV Advance, and (sigh) Final Fantasy IV's direct sequel, The After Years.

The After Years and the short prologue that precedes it are optional, and frankly, they're not very good. They're only recommended for hopeless Final Fantasy IV nerds who write extensive fanfiction about the game's cast, e.g. idiots named Nadia. Still, just having the option to play or ignore The After Years as you see fit is nice.

If you enjoy 2D Final Fantasy IV, consider the 3D remake of the game for the Nintendo DS / mobile / PC. It's engineered to give veterans a much greater challenge, plus it adds additional story content and (hammy) voice acting.

Final Fantasy V

You should get: Final Fantasy V Advance (GBA)

Also consider: Final Fantasy V (Mobile / PC)

Final Fantasy V was something of a Holy Grail for Final Fantasy fans through the '90s. We knew it existed, but it felt so very far away. When we did get an official translation on the PlayStation in 1999, its load times and shoddy translation (RIP "Y Burn" the wyvern) made us retreat to the far superior fan translation.

All our waiting paid off in 2006, when Final Fantasy V Advance hit the GBA. It offers a great new script and new features, including four brand-new job classes. Unfortunately, the cart's a little hard to track down, and there aren't any official digital options for the game. You might have to hold your nose and go for the mobile / PC version of Final Fantasy V, which is essentially the Advance version of the game, but with awful "HD sprites" that look like a coat of Vaseline was applied to some second-rate RPG Maker sprites.

Looks aren't everything, though. Final Fantasy V for mobile and PC still plays well.

Final Fantasy VI

You should get: Final Fantasy III (SNES / Virtual Console)

Also consider: Final Fantasy VI Advance (GBA), Final Fantasy VI (Mobile / PC)

Ugh, ugh, ugh. Square-Enix has not done right by poor Final Fantasy VI. Despite being one of the most beloved and influential RPGs of all time, Final Fantasy VI hasn't received the Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection treatment it richly deserves.

The original SNES release is easy enough to nab off the Virtual Console or the PlayStation Store (via its digital release in the PlayStation's Final Fantasy Anthology), but its script feels truncated in parts because its translator, Ted Woolsey, was forced to save cartridge space. Final Fantasy VI Advance restores the script while keeping Woolsey's original charm, but the game's epic soundtrack is mangled by the GBA's rinky-dink soundchip.

The revised script and untouched soundtrack can be found in the mobile / PC version of the game – but that means putting up with the awful Vaseline-sprites that debuted in Final Fantasy V mobile / PC. They come across as even nastier in Final Fantasy VI, a game that pushed the SNES' graphics to its limits.

Damned if you do, damned if you don't. Try the SNES original and move on from there.

Final Fantasy VII

You should get: Final Fantasy VII (PlayStation 4)

Also consider: Final Fantasy VII (PSOne Classic)

Good old Final Fantasy VII. It's flawed, but it's still a masterpiece (if you need convincing, read Jeremy Parish's excellent Design in Action breakdown of the game). If you haven't played Final Fantasy VII, or you just want to return to its Mako-soaked lands one more time, consider picking up the PlayStation 4 version of the game. You can turn random encounters on and off, which is a blessed option when you're just not in the mood. You can also speed up gameplay at the touch of a button, which is very handy once you secure some of the longer Summons in the game.

Vanilla Final Fantasy VII is still a safe bet, especially when played as a PSOne classic on the PSP or PS Vita. Turns out Final Fantasy VII is comforting to play when you're in bed, in the dark, and sealed off from the world with a good set of headphones. What was it late Nintendo President Hiroshi Yamauchi said about RPG fans craving darkness and loneliness...?

Final Fantasy VIII

You should get: Final Fantasy VIII (PC)

Also consider: Final Fantasy VIII (PSOne Classic)

The "PC" recommendation here refers to the Steam re-release of the game and not the 2000 PC port of the original PlayStation game – unless you've got yourself a Windows 98-equipped Pentium that needs exercise or something.

Like Final Fantasy VII for the PlayStation 4, Final Fantasy VIII PC has lots of gameplay options that let you blow through the more tedious aspects of the game if you so desire. Some purists aren't happy these options are even present, but hey, you're a busy person. Isn't it better to experience a classic game with cheats than to avoid it altogether because you don't have time for random encounters and the like? Hm. That's a conundrum worthy of modern philosophers.

In any case, vanilla Final Fantasy VIII is also available as a PSOne Classic download. Yay! Conundrum solved!

Final Fantasy IX

You should get: Final Fantasy IX (PC)

Also consider: Final Fantasy IX (PSOne Classic)

No confusion here: Final Fantasy IX never hit the PC until it was made available on Steam in 2016. Like Final Fantasy VIII before it, Final Fantasy IX for PC features optional cheats that can help you breeze through the game if you so desire. It also has upscaled models and FMV cutscenes, though the pre-rendered backgrounds unfortunately haven't received an HD makeover.

And, as is also the case with Final Fantasy VIII, the vanilla version of the game can be downloaded as a PSOne Classic.

Final Fantasy X

You should get: Final Fantasy X / X-2 Remaster (PlayStation 3 / PlayStation 4 / PS Vita / PC)

Also consider: Final Fantasy X (PlayStation 2)

Square-Enix brought its (mostly) beloved PlayStation 2 RPG into the HD era with a very decent overhaul for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, and PC. All four versions of the Remaster are more or less the same, and all contain new content. A remastered version of Final Fantasy X's direct sequel, X-2, is included with the package, so this tenth anniversary collection isn't exactly a hard sell.

If you're determined to go retro, however, copies of the original PlayStation 2 version of Final Fantasy X aren't in short supply.

Final Fantasy XII

You should get: Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (PlayStation 4, PC)

Also consider: Playing the original Final Fantasy XII for the PlayStation 2, because it's hard to go wrong

Final Fantasy XII for the PlayStation 2 received an HD remaster subtitled The Zodiac Age in July of 2017. It's an excellent retooling of an RPG that was hardly a slouch when it first hit the market in 2006. While Final Fantasy XII's revised job system makes the game a little easier to digest for first-timers, Final Fantasy XII is just an epic experience all-around. Its MMORPG-inspired roots are undeniable, but that's not a bad thing: Even though it's a single-player experience, Final Fantasy XII captures that sweeping, epic feel a good MMORPG provides at its best. Also, there's no such thing as a bad time when you're in the company of Balthier.

If you have a good PC, you might want to download the Windows version of Zodiac Age. It offers 60 FPS visuals, three soundtrack options, and lots more additions.

Final Fantasy XIII

You should get: Final Fantasy XIII on the PlayStation 3

Also consider: Final Fantasy XIII on the PC

Our cousins over at Eurogamer did an in-depth comparison of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 releases of Final Fantasy XIII. The PlayStation 3 version of the game is higher-res than the Xbox 360 version, though the latter still looks good. If you live and die by game resolutions and you don't have a PlayStation 3, go ahead and grab the PC version of Final Fantasy XIII. It had a rough start, but patches have brought it up to snuff.

Final Fantasy XV

You should get: Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition (If your PC can handle it)

Also consider: Final Fantasy XV (PlayStation 4, Xbox One)

Square-Enix's Beautiful Boy Adventure looks and plays well on both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. There are minor problems unique to each version of the game, e.g. PlayStation 4 not rendering a certain area quite as well as the Xbox One, and vice-versa. If you're interested in the nitty-gritty, Digital Foundry dives deep into these varying performance issues.

While Square-Enix hoped that Final Fantasy XV would be playable at a steady 60 FPS on the PlayStation 4 Pro, that's not yet the case. Again, Digital Foundry has an extensive breakdown of how the game performs on Sony's upgraded console.

If you want to play Final Fantasy XV at its peak graphical performance, you're going to want Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition. It looks incredible, it moves at a steady 60 FPS, and there's a significant supply of weird-ass skin downloads for you to jump into. You need to have a solid rig if you want to take full advantage of Windows Edition's eye candy, though. Keep that in mind.

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  • Avatar for nadiaoxford #1 nadiaoxford A year ago
    @kazriko You're right; I added that. Sheesh, they really want us to play this game but "IN 3D ONLY!!"
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  • Avatar for Oridan #2 Oridan A year ago
    As a lifelong Final Fantasy fan, I approve of this list! Can't wait for the FFXII remaster in the summer.
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  • Avatar for Damman #3 Damman A year ago
    As a side note, it really surprises me that FF7: Crisis Core is only available via original PSP UMD. It's never been on Playstation Network, nor ever ported anywhere else. Especially given how much effort Square Enix put into bringing FF Type Zero to console and revisiting everything that's ever bore the Kingdom Hearts name, Crisis Core is such an unfortunate omission.
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  • Avatar for cldmstrsn #4 cldmstrsn A year ago
    @Damman Ya that game is so damn good. Really wish they would do a remaster for PS4. Edited April 2017 by cldmstrsn
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  • Avatar for Jonnyboy407 #5 Jonnyboy407 A year ago
    Final fantasy 6 and 9 should be available on all platforms for all time.

    Just sayin'

    And no, I did not chose those numbers to make a crude joke.Edited April 2017 by Jonnyboy407
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  • Avatar for ChairmanYang #6 ChairmanYang A year ago
    How's FF9 on mobile?
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  • Avatar for nadiaoxford #7 nadiaoxford A year ago
    @ChairmanYang In my experience, the mobile ports of the more advanced PS-era FF games are "eh." They'll murder your battery, that's for sure.
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  • Avatar for JohnnyBananas #8 JohnnyBananas A year ago
    I'm very curious why out of all these games VI seems to have gotten short shrift. Either Square knows something we don't or they don't really know what they're doing.

    I get that VI doesn't have the same level of following as VII but it would seem to me (and correct me if I'm wrong) that it would at least be on par with IV, which has like 4,000 different versions available. Maybe IV is a personal favorite of someone high up over at Square.

    To be fair though, I'd rather have no new versions than a 3D version.
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  • Avatar for Roto13 #9 Roto13 A year ago
    Scrolled down to make sure Final Fantasy VI was correct. It was. Some people are weirdly willing to overlook the butchering of one of the greatest game soundtracks of all time in the GBA version. Plus the cropped backgrounds are no good either. And the washed out colour palette.
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  • Avatar for link6616 #10 link6616 A year ago
    I don't want to be an awful nitpicker...

    But I'm going to be.

    Can we talk about HD Remakes...

    The psp versions aren't HD Remakes of the older games, for a really simple reason they aren't HD. By a long shot.

    And now I've had my quota for "Umm actually" today and be perhaps vaguely nice.Edited April 2017 by link6616
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  • Avatar for moochan #11 moochan A year ago
    @JohnnyBananas Multiple Square people has stated FF4 being their personal favorite. Which is why it has about the same number of ports as FF1. As for the lack of love for FF6 think it's more to do with budget. FF6 is a giant game that I feel Square isn't willing to put enough effort to do something like a FF4DS remake.

    As for the list I approve if you want the western release. I'm personally more of a fan of FF3 Famicom version over the DS version. And I honestly say check out the romhack of FF1 NES that fixes the bug/issues and adds a lot of QoL to the game (buying multiples of items, run button, ect.)
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  • Avatar for benjaminlu86 #12 benjaminlu86 A year ago
    Anyone know anything new about the rumored FF 30th Anniversary Box which supposedly had a PS4 version of the FF13 series in it (as well as make every FF, 1-15, available on one console)? Just grist for the rumor mill? Fake news?
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  • Avatar for pdubb #13 pdubb A year ago
    But whatever you do, dont get the PS One versions of FF5 and 6. Load times kill those games especially if you played through them years ago.
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  • Avatar for sunotenko #14 sunotenko A year ago
    @kazriko They are almost identical, but the NDS version of FF3 has few loading times and it uses a compressed soundtrack. The Steam release is a buggy mess. I tried playing that version however my characthers got stuck in the middle of sea without the ship. They can't go back to the ship or to the land. I cursed SquareEnix so much for this.
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  • Avatar for sunotenko #15 sunotenko A year ago
    @Roto13 Indeed, the original GBA versions have the palette and sound issues, but there are patchs to fix that if you have a flashcard. I played FF I, II, IV, V and IV that way and I had a great experience. The improved translation pay off the cropped resolution.
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  • Avatar for odaiba-memorial #16 odaiba-memorial A year ago
    @nadiaoxford Considering how FFIII was never released *anywhere* outside of Japan, I always hoped that the remake would pull a Metroid: Zero Mission on us and have the original game as a reward for beating the game. But alas...

    Honestly, that's something that bothers me to an unheard of degree with this franchise; it's impossible to play a majority the pre-VII entries in their originally-intended forms outside of Japan, which is frustrating for those who like to experience the franchise in a historical context. Jumping from 8-bit NES Final Fantasy to 16-bit PlayStation FF II to 3D DS FF III and then back to 16-bit for FF IV... it's jarring, to say the least. There's things like emulators and fan translations, sure, but with a franchise as massively popular as Final Fantasy, you'd think the older games would have been released, unaltered, just out of sheer respect for the fans.

    Square should really consider a "classic collection" of sorts that bundles the first six entries in their original presentations, with the obvious change of polished translations (and fixing the massive glitches the first three entries suffered from -- essentially half the spells in FF I and II didn't work as intended or at all). Honestly, the GBA ports of IV-VI were damn near the definitive versions; if only we could get those without the garbled music/sound effects and in the proper aspect ratio... Edited 2 times. Last edited April 2017 by odaiba-memorial
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  • Avatar for odaiba-memorial #17 odaiba-memorial A year ago
    @Roto13 To be fair, the GBA version is still second best. The SNES version still costs a pretty penny, the PlayStation version is just awful, and the Steam/iOS port is ugly as sin. Really, it all comes down to whether you'd prefer the original soundtrack over bonus content and a refined translation. Edited April 2017 by odaiba-memorial
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  • Avatar for swamped #18 swamped A year ago
    This is super helpful! Looks like they're kind of getting to some level of consistency with the Steam releases which is good. I know S-E has had kind of a shoddy record with ports (some of those mobile ports... gag me).
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  • Avatar for Iliya-Moroumetz #19 Iliya-Moroumetz A year ago
    Hey now, as someone who has written extensive fanfiction about FFIV's cast. I take umbrage with the pure dismissive tone you speak and on Nadia's behalf! :O Fanfiction is how I learned to write! Say what you will, it exposed be to utterly HORRIBLE and utterly sublime writing, something you normally do not find around the internet.
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  • Avatar for nadiaoxford #20 nadiaoxford A year ago
    @Iliya-Moroumetz Ha! Don't worry, I was the one who wrote that. I was making fun of myself. ;) Fanfic is most certainly how I got my start as a writer, as far back as the Super Mario fanfic I wrote as a project in grade six. If you haven't read my cover story about how fanfic / fanart can be very effective in teaching kids how to express themselves, make sure you do so!
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  • Final Fantasy IX's mobile port is as good as the PC version, if not better. Being able to play it anywhere, plus have the same cheats as the PC version, along with brilliant touch controls, makes it way more enjoyable for me on my iPhone and iPad instead of my bigger laptop.
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  • Avatar for jeffcorry #22 jeffcorry A year ago
    I know everyone seems to hate the spritework in the FFV and VI "re-does"...
    But...except for the obvious tile seams...I kind of like these versions.
    It's actually the controls in VI on iPhone and on Steam that kind of aggravate there's some kind of wonky delay.
    So maybe I just like V's ios and Steam port...
    GBA of V is amazing though..
    As stated, GBA of VI is almost amazing...the music really is...
    Not great.
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  • Avatar for donkeyintheforest #23 donkeyintheforest A year ago

    There is a part in the DS version of FFIV nearish the end, on the moon, when you can exit a cave and walk off screen on the map and walk back but if you come back from a different side, and don't go back (and ifyou save) it breaks your game and you have to start over from the very beginning. This game ruining bug is pretty rare cause I guess most people don't pointlessly explore the moon that much, but I did.

    I found other people online having the same problem, so it wasn't just me. So I wrote Square Enix's customer support. They didn't even respond. Let's just say I used "the internet" to find my next game from them. I'm back to buying their stuff now though and that's been my only bad experience with them.

    EDIT: it's called the "Lunar Whale Glitch" in common parlance, so just a heads up. other than that It's pretty fun. Though I think FFIII DS is prob a little more fun. FF5 and FF6 on GBA are great too (I guess I didn't notice the bad music quality since I was living on a boat with way too loud of a diesel engine at the time haha).Edited 2 times. Last edited April 2017 by donkeyintheforest
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  • Avatar for Macuelos #24 Macuelos A year ago
    @JohnnyBananas @moochan Another big reason, from what I recall, is Takashi Tokita. I'm sure it's true that a great many Square people hold IV as their favourite, but it's mostly because it was his first time as lead game designer that there are as many ports for that game as there are consoles under the sun. Because it's his baby game, he is okay with getting it out everywhere, but when asked about FFVI getting similar treatment, he said he didn't want to step on anyone's toes, because he wasn't involved in that game. The message was basically "the FFVI team should be working on remakes/ports if anyone is going to do it".

    Now if only that meant Tokita would port Live-A-Live to every console under the sun as well, maybe we could actually play that game in English in an official capacity. Edited April 2017 by Macuelos
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  • Avatar for riderkicker #25 riderkicker A year ago
    I have owned Final Fantasy XIII for several years now, and I have only done 26 hours on it. I have no idea how much further I'll go and the corridor thing is getting to me. I don't plan on getting 13-2, but am planning on playing Lightning Returns on PC (But only after I finish Valkyrie Profile).
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  • Avatar for link6616 #26 link6616 A year ago
    @riderkicker lightning returns is amazing if you get into its groove.

    If you don't get its groove at first, I recommend deliberately sleeping your days away to force new game plus. The clothes you get by simply progressing the says really ease up that surprisingly challenging start.
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  • Avatar for Mr.Spo #27 Mr.Spo A year ago
    I did the DS versions of III/IV late last year and enjoyed both, with the PS version of IV being my first Final Fantasy way back in the day. Once Breath of the Wild (Wii U) and Dragon Quest VIII (3DS) are done, I'm moving onto the Virtual Console version of Final Fantasy VI, and then VII, VIII and IX on PC. Eventually working my way up to XV, though I really hope the re-release of XII comes to PC in a timely manner.
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  • Avatar for Talraen #28 Talraen A year ago
    I just wanted to say how glad I am you went with the Origins version of FF1. Every subsequent version really ruined the difficulty of that game. Also the eighteen (slight exaggeration [but only slight]) versions of FF1 eventually drove me to only play original versions of all these games, so there's that. Also Origins is what made me hate Gamestop! Hmm... I have a lot of memories revolving around FF1 remakes, don't I?
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  • Avatar for KaiserWarrior #29 KaiserWarrior A year ago
    @pdubb Eh, depends on your tolerance for Playstation-era load times.

    Full disclosure, my first exposure to V and VI was through Final Fantasy Anthology, and by that point I'd gotten VERY accustomed to Playstation RPG loads -- I was a very late bloomer on FF, originally taking a few looks at VII and deciding that it looked boring, then falling in love with a friend's copy of Tactics, then seeing that sweet FMV reel serving as the "ending" for the FF VII characters in the home port of Ehrgeiz. Suffice it to say, my Playstation library now includes a copy of every Final Fantasy game up through IX, Square having done us a solid by making the entire series available on the one platform eventually.

    So all that being said, the load times aren't that bad. Certainly, any load time is bad by Cartridge standards, I.E. 0... but really, they're not that bad.
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  • Avatar for mouse-clicker #30 mouse-clicker A year ago
    I just want to say that I LOVE articles like this. Final Fantasy is especially notorious for this, but so many franchises have their entries released and re-released and changed and updated and it's hard to figure out where you should be looking if you want the best experience. It's great to see someone with the expert knowledge make those recommendations, and I really appreciate it.

    Can you make this a regular series? I'd love to see you cover other franchises as well.
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  • Avatar for Mixingmetaphorsoup #31 Mixingmetaphorsoup A year ago
    @JohnnyBananas Yeah, I'm surprised there's not at least a port of FFVI Advance to PSP, let alone any kind of remastered version with added content.
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  • Avatar for MetManMas #32 MetManMas A year ago
    @Roto13 And let's not forget the various lagging and slowdown issues, either. And to nitpick on the music some more, FF6A's ending theme doesn't synch up properly, there's no fadeout, the regular Phantom Train theme plays in places where it's just supposed to be the ambient train sounds, etc.
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  • Avatar for HeresJohnny #33 HeresJohnny A year ago
    If your a Final Fantasy Tactics fan you may like "Celestial Arms". It's still in the kickstarter phase but it's really similar to FFT. Some pictures of characters, levels are on the kickstarter page. Here is the link if you wanted to check it out.
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  • Avatar for Megouski #34 Megouski 5 months ago
    Saying FFVIII for the console is the best version makes me doubt every other choice you made.

    Have you not played FFVIII in 4k on a PC? Lame! If you had, you could not go back to the console version. FFVIII looks *amazing* at 4k. Update this article before more people see this embarrassment.
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  • Avatar for TheRiverMarquis #35 TheRiverMarquis 3 months ago
    The best option for the first game should be the PSP version, not Origins imo.

    VI should be the GBA version, I'm willing to loose some audio fidelity over a shitty translation, it's not like the GBA version has a completely different soundtrack, it's still the same songs we all know and love.

    In any case, here's hoping the PSP version of Final Fantasy, along with The Zodiac Age get a port for the Switch sometime soon.

    And hopefully, VI will get a remake using the Octopath Traveler engine.
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  • Avatar for Siemova #36 Siemova 3 months ago
    @nadiaoxford How about FFIX for PS4? That's how I replayed it last year, and I was quite satisfied. It has the same improvements as the PC version.
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  • Avatar for odaiba-memorial #37 odaiba-memorial 3 months ago
    @TheRiverMarquis They've actually talked about why they prefer the Origins version of FFI over the later versions: difficulty balance.

    The GBA and PSP versions of FFI rebalanced the game to make it far too easy -- altering enemy stats, lowering shop prices considerably, and fundamentally changing the way magic works. Origins had an "Easy Mode" option that applied these same changes, but the original NES difficulty was still the default option. Later ports made Easy Mode the standard (and only) option, and they argue that, given how rote and by-the-numbers FFI is by today's standards, the big reason to play it these days is for the challenge. Take that away, and the game's kind of boring -- unlike FFII, which they feel actually benefits from a lower difficulty curve.

    And VI's original translation was far from "shitty." Ted Woolsey managed to crank out a wonderfully colorful and energetic script despite a severe time crunch (he asked for four months, they gave him just one), cartridge memory limitations, and Nintendo's strict censorship policies. IV and V's initial localizations were embarrassments, but VI's became legendary. The GBA version is slightly more accurate to the Japanese, but there was nothing really "wrong" with the original Woolsey translation in the long run (in fact, comparing them side-by-side, the GBA version seems like it's really just a tidied-up version of Woolsey's script in the first place). Edited 2 times. Last edited June 2018 by odaiba-memorial
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  • Avatar for NotCarolKaye #38 NotCarolKaye 3 months ago
    @nadiaoxford I love Final Fantasy XIII. I want you to know that about me. I want everyone to know that about me.
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  • Avatar for alecaste85 #39 alecaste85 3 months ago
    Great job with this article. This will be a nice resource for me if I ever do decide to play FF I-V (and 15 as well).
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  • Avatar for Flipsider99 #40 Flipsider99 3 months ago
    Great article, very informative list!

    Personally I prefer to stick to the original releases of games, especially if there are differences. I like the purity of the original release. Even if it's something like FF1 which means accepting the various bugs; I still love that game anyway.
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  • Avatar for cldmstrsn #41 cldmstrsn 3 months ago
    @NotCarolKaye Me too man!!! I really do like XIII and the sequels.
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  • Avatar for SIGGYZtar #42 SIGGYZtar 3 months ago
    GBA games can be played on the DS Lite, and those systems are relatively inexpensive, as over 100 million made.
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  • Avatar for NotCarolKaye #43 NotCarolKaye 3 months ago
    @cldmstrsn Thanks for saying so. Let's keep fighting the false narrative that XIII was universally hated.
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    Sometimes I forget websites have comment sections since I'm so used to comments being on reddit, but I'm here from Twitter. I actually already said this there but I really don't know how this stuff works as far as who gets notifications for what. (I should really branch out from reddit lol)

    Anyway, I've only played the first two games in the series and part of the third, but you did a great job so far. PS1 version is indeed the best version of ff1 with the best combination of graphics, music, and difficulty and PSP version is indeed the best version of ff2 being marginally better than gba and extra content included from gba and on is actually quite good.

    The Final Fantasy 3 part is slightly misleading though. You imply that all versions from ds and on are the same and that's not true. DS version relies on deprecated online features, mobile version has no fmvs, and pc version has (had?) bugs. PSP (and vita) version however has none of these issues and has added auto battle feature and the option to use the original soundtrack if you prefer it making it the definitive version of ff3. Still the worst of the original 3 though (I actually like ff2 over ff1, I liked playing around with its interesting leveling system)
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