Culminating for more than 20 years, the Final Fantasy series has been honored with making mages cool, Chocobo a household name (in gaming households) and level-up a term of endearment.
To honor the newest installment of the crowning achievement that is the Final Fantasy franchise, lets take a look at some of the best Final Fantasy games of all-time.
Although the game suffered from not only linear gameplay, but an incredibly linear story it was a visual masterpiece on the Playstation 2 and continued the tradition of wonderfully crafted music by composer Nobuo Uematsu.
Originally unreleased in the United States, Final Fantasy IV has been hailed by many as the best Final Fantasy of the 2D days. Main protagonist Cecil showed gamers that multidimensional can exist in video games.
Having perhaps the best music in the series, Final Fantasy IX is proof that you can't judge a game by its abrupt departure in artistic design from a successful series. FFIX has an amazing story that spans a satisfyingly long journey.
Final Fantasy VII needs no introduction nor does the game's protagonist and antagonist. In one of the most amazing and unforgettable video games ever created, FFVII has the perfect blend of unrelentless RPG mayham and instant classic of a storyline. FFVII is near perfection in every way and is a stable in the video game canon.
Final Fantasy VIII matched its predecessor in every way while exceeding it with slightly more engaging characters and a much better visual palette. FFVIII is quintessentially everything the series stands for with the most dynamic blend of gameplay and drama in any video game ever made.