I wouldn't call myself a Super Fan, but I do enjoy the series except for the online ones, most of the spin-offs, and XII. My top three are VIII, X, and Tactics.
Way back in the day I actually bought my first PS3 because of FFXIII, that's how much of a fan I am. I really haven't been crazy about a FF game since X, though. Like a lot of old fans, I think I'm willing to keep giving new iterations a chance.
This is from the discussion thread I posted awhile ago:
I'd never forget how I got into the franchise. I never owned a playstation at the time. I was usually on my N64, remember seeing so many Final Fantasy commercials and kept on telling myself "when will this end, if its a "Final" Fantasy" and really upset FF9 seemed to be corny. It wasn't until my brother came back live in the house and he gave me his playstation which he only had: Wheel of Fortune, Gran Turismo 2. I went with the family at Wal-Mart and couldn't help but wanting another videogame. My parents didn't want to buy me one but my brother actually did me a favor and bought me one. It had to be one of the greatest hits they had on shelves; he wasn't going to get me anything that was new or $50. That's when I saw it behind the glass, Final Fantasy 8. I opened up the case and in disbelief; didn't know much about playstation but seeing 4 discs. I thought to myself "wow...four games in one!" Once I got home and inserted the disc. That introduction video was astonishing with its amazing orchestral and sword fight. From there on, I ended up getting FF7 for my birthday which is in November and FF9 before Christmas. And the time seemed to be right, it felt like fate. Planned on getting a ps2 and Final Fantasy X was going to be released some days before christmas. Until finally, to top the ice my brother got me Legend of Dragoon for Christmas. That year was incredibly epic.
LOL I am the only one that voted no.
I voted yes but I'm not really a fan anymore unless it's on a handheld like Type-0. It's funny seeing the smaller teams at SE outdoing the elite ones that make the main series.
Never, i tried my friend's FFVII, but I couldn't get into it. I enjoyed watching my friend play though.
yup, own all the "good ones"
Well I voted yes, but looking at it again probably wouldn't say I'm a fan still.
Played X, X-2, XII, and XIII(which I never finished was uninteresting). Of all that only one I found enjoyable was X I've finally gotten around to going backwards in the series picked up FFVI and plan to do the same with FFVII, FVIII, FFIX, and FFV.
I don't know when I'll get around to the others.
So, if I pick yes, what question is that for? You have two questions, only able to pick one option.
Yes to both, I've either played or bought them all (but the online ones).
Still haven't bought XIII-2 yet though, kinda feel like that knocks me out of fan status.
Yup i've bought quite a few. I didn't like the last 2 i thought they aren't what FF should have been like. And yes i'm a big fan.
I have bought two Final Fantasy games and had enjoyed them. Wouldn't say I'm a huge fan though. I did buy both FF: Spirits Within & FF: Advent Children...
I wouldn't even call Spirits Within a Final fantasy.