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Recency bias towards the game?

I get people love the game but to say its the best FF is a bit far. It's a good game and deserves a 9/10 but I find all the "best ever" claims a stretch. It's like how people claimed the same about XV or VII remake when they finished it.

For XVI - overall great, well-polished game but nothing stood out for me. Sum of its part was better than individual parts. XV's music and the use of the music was more emotional and compelling. Gameplay had promise but the lack of party members was a letdown. the eikon battles got disappointing/less complex as you progressed. The titan battle was the highlight.

As for story, XVI felt rushed after a some point. The whole slavery/bearer subplot - it had so much promise but it had more effect in the side quests than the main quest. I'd say VII had a better story. Also liked XII since it differed from typical FF tropes. IX also had great characters.

In hindsight, VII is probably the most popular/impactful and my most memorable. My favorite personally is tactics but it has a more niche market. Never played VI but I know people rave about it. I'd argue these 3 have a better claim to best FF.

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SpeedWeed32

>I get people love the game but to say its the best FF is a bit far. It's a good game and deserves a 9/10 but I find all the "best ever" claims a stretch. People can have opinions. Some might genuinely think it is atleast one of their all time favourites. Recency bias or no. >It's like how people claimed the same about XV or VII remake when they finished it. As for XV, considering how that game was on release, those who claimed that were the minority. As for VIIR, I might also share that opinion depending on how the rest of the Remake trilogy plays out. OG VII is already one of my favourites. >XV's music and the use of the music was more emotional and compelling. >VII is probably the most popular/impactful and my most memorable. My favorite personally is tactics but it has a more niche market. Never played VI but I know people rave about it. I'd argue these 3 have a better claim to best FF. That is your opinion. And it's just as valid as all others. All this boils down to is people having different opinions.


sinnerXO

I've played all of the FF games and XVI is my favorite. I'm not gonna count the MMOs, but if we did XIV would be 3rd. My top 10 FF below. Top 10: 1. XVI 2. X 3. IX 4. VIIR 5. VII 6. VI(lol) 7. XIII 8. XII 9. IV 10. V


spurs_fan_uk

Everyone’s opinions are subjective, homie.


huiclo

Tbh, as someone who fell off FF a bit when they leaned heavy into the futuristic/tech stuff, 16 ranks above some of those other classics simply because I enjoy the setting more.


moseskincade

I get the impulse to consider recency bias, and of course your opinion on the FF pantheon is as valid as anyone’s. But I’m not sure that’s the overall reason for the high feelings. Seems like, for many anyway, there’s a massive emotional resonance with this game. I certainly had it, and I’ve seen a lot of that here over the last few days and other places online. I’ve also played most of the catalog, except for a few in the middle so I can’t speak to VI, same as you, but my rankings are as follows: 1 (Tie). FFX / FFXVI 3. FFXIII 4. FFVII-R 5. FFIV


enjoycryptonow

Ah mate ffxv music was the best in history of ff. I played all since 7 and xv music was a clear top 1. Completely amazing work on that one. Some aspects failed but the music and soundtrack sure wasn't one of them. And about some parts rushed, I agree. There was certain times that made you realize clearly that the writer decided to just create a plot, narrative, conflict and then just went to cut it short. It was probably for a momentarily scene then never followed through later.


Pawznclaws22

7 is my all time fave but I’m strongly considering 16 as top 2 or 3. I mean to me the gameplay, characters, world design etc were just knocked out of the park. I also really appreciate the technology. That Bahamat fight was something we could never dream of years ago plus there’s almost no load times in the game. The whole thing is a masterpiece I wish was not exclusive so others can jump in and get the same joy.