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EIiza
09/15/19 8:00:05 AM
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Which Final Fantasy has the best STORY? - Results (4 votes)
FF13 trilogy
0% (0 votes)
0
FF15
0% (0 votes)
0
FF4
0% (0 votes)
0
FF6
0% (0 votes)
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FF7
0% (0 votes)
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FF8
25% (1 vote)
1
FF9
0% (0 votes)
0
FF10 or 10-2
50% (2 votes)
2
FF12
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FFTactics
25% (1 vote)
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IYO, which game has the best story? This includes plot, pacing, twists, story themes, etc. Not so much characters, but character development in relation to plot progression can count here.

I didn't include the first 3 installments because they probably won't get many votes due to their simplicity. Also omitted 5 because nobody plays that game for the story lmao
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gloBal enemy
09/15/19 8:16:56 AM
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I like FF8... playing it right now.

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EIiza
09/15/19 8:19:13 AM
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gloBal enemy posted...
I like FF8... playing it right now.


I've heard a lot of criticism about 8's story. I never played much past the first disc myself though. I thought disc one was solid.
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gloBal enemy
09/15/19 8:29:29 AM
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EIiza posted...
I've heard a lot of criticism about 8's story. I never played much past the first disc myself though. I thought disc one was solid.


The themes/issues so far feel ahead of it's time in terms of politics and corruption. Feels more relevant to today's world than the other FF stories but then I guess on the other hand, if you want a fantasy game, then FF8 probably is a bit less fantasy like?

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Evening_Dragon
09/15/19 8:31:05 AM
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FF9. The character dynamics alone are so strong.
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nevershine
09/15/19 8:33:40 AM
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It was a toss up between 7 and 10 for me, but I went with 7

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Ilishe
09/15/19 8:34:48 AM
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They're all good tbh, but Tactics is the best.
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Archiantagonist
09/15/19 8:46:55 AM
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FF X or FF VII for me

FFT is by far the most complexed one, but for me it failed to make me care about chars that much
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EIiza
09/15/19 10:49:50 AM
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I'm not too surprised by the results so far but kinda expected more votes for Tactics
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Shablagoo
09/15/19 10:52:22 AM
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Happy with the results I just bought FFVII and am playing it for the first time.
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Caelthus
09/15/19 11:01:15 AM
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FF14.Seriously, the story is absolutely phenomenal.

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HasaDiga
09/15/19 11:03:37 AM
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Caelthus posted...
FF14.Seriously, the story is absolutely phenomenal.

Everyone I've ever seen play an MMO just clicks repeatedly to get back to playing. If the story really is that incredible, I bet 95% of the players don't know it.

To those of you voting for X, you'd really like The Lifetime Channel too. Check that out.
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EIiza
09/15/19 1:29:51 PM
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Caelthus posted...
FF14.Seriously, the story is absolutely phenomenal.


@Caelthus I can't tell if you're being sarcastic. Haven't played 14
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Jeff AKA Snoopy
09/15/19 1:30:43 PM
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Anyone who doesn't say Tactics are fucking wrong.
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SaltyWet
09/15/19 1:31:46 PM
#15:


7. Not even close.
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EIiza
09/15/19 1:32:18 PM
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Jeff AKA Snoopy posted...
Anyone who doesn't say Tactics are fucking wrong.


@Jeff_AKA_Snoopy I voted for Tactics, but 9 would be my second pick.
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EIiza
09/15/19 1:32:55 PM
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SaltyWet posted...
7. Not even close.


@SaltyWet
Which titles have you played to completion, out of curiosity?
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SaltyWet
09/15/19 1:33:41 PM
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EIiza posted...
SaltyWet posted...
7. Not even close.


@SaltyWet
Which titles have you played to completion, out of curiosity?

7,8,9,X and 13

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EIiza
09/15/19 1:35:25 PM
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SaltyWet posted...
EIiza posted...
SaltyWet posted...
7. Not even close.


@SaltyWet
Which titles have you played to completion, out of curiosity?

7,8,9,X and 13

>_>


I've never gotten thoroughly into 7 before. Gonna try to beat it before the remake comes out.
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Yomi
09/15/19 1:38:10 PM
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IX by far.
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DeadBankerDream
09/15/19 1:40:31 PM
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Probably 9 by a long shot, but honorary mentions to 4, 7, 10 and Final Fantasy XIV: Online: A Realm Reborn: Heavensward
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alphagamble
09/15/19 1:40:42 PM
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10 then 7
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Alakazamtrainer
09/15/19 1:42:33 PM
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Lack of FFXIV is disturbing... though it's whole story is phenominal
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Caelthus
09/15/19 1:48:23 PM
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EIiza posted...
@Caelthus I can't tell if you're being sarcastic. Haven't played 14
I'm being entirely serious - seriously, the story is absolutely amazing. I can't recommend the story & music of FFXIV enough.

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Shablagoo
09/16/19 11:00:51 AM
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Caelthus posted...
EIiza posted...
@Caelthus I can't tell if you're being sarcastic. Haven't played 14
I'm being entirely serious - seriously, the story is absolutely amazing. I can't recommend the story & music of FFXIV enough.


I still cant tell lol
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EIiza
09/16/19 11:02:00 AM
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Shablagoo posted...
Caelthus posted...
EIiza posted...
@Caelthus I can't tell if you're being sarcastic. Haven't played 14
I'm being entirely serious - seriously, the story is absolutely amazing. I can't recommend the story & music of FFXIV enough.


I still cant tell lol


Right?
@Caelthus care to settle this once and for all? Say something that can't possibly misconstrued as sarcasm.
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biggernails
09/16/19 11:02:49 AM
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FF4 by a mile. I don't like the battle mechanics, but it does well
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Questionmarktarius
09/16/19 11:02:56 AM
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5 probably.
All the "plot" does is provide a thin reason to go somewhere, and stays out of the way the rest of the time.

Maybe also FFMQ.

EIiza posted...
Also omitted 5 because nobody plays that game for the story lmao

Too bad.
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DezDroppedFreak
09/16/19 11:03:15 AM
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Im replaying 8 right now and I have to say its story gets waaaaaaaay too much hate because of one specific event

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Ving_Rhames
09/16/19 11:05:35 AM
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Tactics is the only consistently good one. The others that start off good/have hood moments do something or have some arc thats so fucking stupid that it ruins the rest of the story.
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Questionmarktarius
09/16/19 11:07:06 AM
#31:


DezDroppedFreak posted...
Im replaying 8 right now and I have to say its story gets waaaaaaaay too much hate because of one specific event

...only one?
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Veggeta_MAX
09/16/19 11:08:10 AM
#32:


gloBal enemy posted...
EIiza posted...
I've heard a lot of criticism about 8's story. I never played much past the first disc myself though. I thought disc one was solid.


The themes/issues so far feel ahead of it's time in terms of politics and corruption. Feels more relevant to today's world than the other FF stories but then I guess on the other hand, if you want a fantasy game, then FF8 probably is a bit less fantasy like?

Uhh FF8's plot is based around time travel. So you're literally wrong.
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Shotgunnova
09/16/19 11:08:17 AM
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Tactics 4 Lyfe

Shame some parts are marred by the translation.
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biggernails
09/16/19 11:08:57 AM
#34:


Questionmarktarius posted...
DezDroppedFreak posted...
Im replaying 8 right now and I have to say its story gets waaaaaaaay too much hate because of one specific event

...only one?

remember when you find out Seed and the gardens are run by some fat slob jabba the hut race and this came out of left field with no explanation and afterwards when you just defeat one of them, the plot point is entirely dropped? yeah...
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Questionmarktarius
09/16/19 11:10:16 AM
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biggernails posted...
Questionmarktarius posted...
DezDroppedFreak posted...
Im replaying 8 right now and I have to say its story gets waaaaaaaay too much hate because of one specific event

...only one?

remember when you find out Seed and the gardens are run by some fat slob jabba the hut race and this came out of left field with no explanation and afterwards when you just defeat one of them, the plot point is entirely dropped? yeah...

or...
Irvine not taking the shot
or...
The whole damn thing being a really bad amnesia plot
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Random spreading like herpes
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DevsBro
09/16/19 11:10:45 AM
#36:


EIiza posted...
gloBal enemy posted...
I like FF8... playing it right now.


I've heard a lot of criticism about 8's story. I never played much past the first disc myself though. I thought disc one was solid.

FF8 basically pulled an MGS2/TLJ, but earlier.
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biggernails
09/16/19 11:11:37 AM
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8 is okay if you have little to no standards
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scar the 1
09/16/19 11:12:39 AM
#38:


Questionmarktarius posted...
or...
The whole damn thing being a really bad amnesia plot

This is what turned me completely off of the plot. The game is fun but the plot is a joke.
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HasaDiga
09/16/19 11:12:57 AM
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or when everybody passes out at the same time, has the same dream and then they all just LET IT GO as if that wouldn't be psychologically jarring as fuck.
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DevsBro
09/16/19 11:13:03 AM
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biggernails posted...
8 is okay if you have little to no standards

It's ok if you have low standards, and great if you have a sense of humor.
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Veggeta_MAX
09/16/19 11:13:45 AM
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LMAO FF8 getting rekt as usual.
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Holy_Cloud105
09/16/19 11:14:11 AM
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EIiza posted...
gloBal enemy posted...
I like FF8... playing it right now.


I've heard a lot of criticism about 8's story. I never played much past the first disc myself though. I thought disc one was solid.

8's story is decent during disc 1 and for a portion of disc 2 and then becomes completely undone.

Anyway, the best story goes to either Tactics or 12.
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marc55
09/16/19 11:17:32 AM
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scar the 1 posted...
Questionmarktarius posted...
or...
The whole damn thing being a really bad amnesia plot

This is what turned me completely off of the plot. The game is fun but the plot is a joke.

so at the beginning of the game ?

thats when you find out using GF causes memory loss for the first time
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EIiza
09/16/19 11:29:51 AM
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I wanted to play 8 at some point but you guys are full on diarrhea shitting on it lmao. Way to turn someone off from it
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HasaDiga
09/16/19 11:31:19 AM
#45:


EIiza posted...
I wanted to play 8 at some point but you guys are full on diarrhea shitting on it lmao. Way to turn someone off from it

Play it and treat it like it's a parody of RPGs. It can be enjoyed that way. Triple Triad is excellent and the soundtrack is truly amazing. The characters and story are shit but the world it takes place in is really cool.
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Questionmarktarius
09/16/19 11:33:52 AM
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HasaDiga posted...
Play it and treat it like it's a parody of RPGs.

If that's the plan, then Disgaea.
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DevsBro
09/16/19 11:33:59 AM
#47:


HasaDiga posted...
EIiza posted...
I wanted to play 8 at some point but you guys are full on diarrhea shitting on it lmao. Way to turn someone off from it

Play it and treat it like it's a parody of RPGs. It can be enjoyed that way. Triple Triad is excellent and the soundtrack is truly amazing. The characters and story are shit but the world it takes place in is really cool.

Not so much a parody as a deconstruction. It starts off as a more or less perfect FF7 spiritual successor, before eventually asking itself and the player why it even wanted to be an FF7 spiritual successor in the first place.

It's really quite clever, considering this is exactly the same development as its own main character experiences.
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EIiza
09/16/19 11:35:22 AM
#48:


Questionmarktarius posted...
HasaDiga posted...
Play it and treat it like it's a parody of RPGs.

If that's the plan, then Disgaea.


That series is the epitome of self-awareness
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HasaDiga
09/16/19 11:51:07 AM
#49:


EIiza posted...
Questionmarktarius posted...
HasaDiga posted...
Play it and treat it like it's a parody of RPGs.

If that's the plan, then Disgaea.


That series is the epitome of self-awareness

Isn't that like a tactics game? I wish FFT was remade as a regular FF. I have ADHD and just don't have the patience or focus for Shining Force, FFT and stuff like that. Yes that also means that I'm terrible at chess.
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Tyranthraxus
09/16/19 11:56:05 AM
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Best is Tactics

I only played 14:ARR up to the Ultima Weapon (basically all the content at launch) which admittedly left much of the story unresolved but it was pretty meh up to that point. I've been meaning to go back at some point but I just haven't had time.

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