I’m not a big game person (gameplay is too much work ;~;) but I’ve dipped into the FF franchise.
I played FF9 when I was really young and it blew me away. I was like “THIS LOOKS REAL!!!” Never finished it, just got lost on the overworld map, but the memories are nice. I’ve played it twice since then but never actually finished. Furthest I got was… uuuh… I remember running away from the queen person underground. Second or third disc I think?
I played the demo of FFX after that, which was interesting. Later got X but stopped playing after Yuna joined the party. Played X-2 until I got lost in the overworld map (I get lost a lot.) I liked the dress-up, even if it was limited.
I had a copy of FFXI, but didn’t actually have internet at the time…
I played FFXII up until I got stuck in the sewers/dungeon part. Couldn’t get used to the gameplay. Blasted through the DS sequel though.
I bought FF7 and got to… I think it was just after the whole Barret-themed arc after going to the theme park place. I then bought a PC copy but stopped at Costa del Sol.
Despite never actually getting far in FF7, I loved the universe. I watched Advent Children (and the featurettes) many times. Dirge of Cerberus was my first shooter game as well, and that was fun. Got right to the end but couldn’t beat Weiss. Eventually my friend broke the disc so I just watched the ending on Youtube.
I bought a PSP just for Birth by Sleep and Crisis Core. I saw CC in a store one day before I had a PSP and… That game had me so hyped, just because it was more FF7. Kinda strange, didn’t like the original game, but loved everything else based around it. The gameplay was sucky, but it’s the best story I’ve seen come out of a game, so worth.
My PSP came with a free copy of Dissidia, but I could never get into it. Story was too cheesy and gimmicky, and the gameplay was repetitive and boring. Managed to finish the Cloud, Squall and Terra stories. I also got the sequel for some reason… but GOD Lightning is annoying. Finished all of the first half, but then stopped after more levels opened up. I eventually warmed up to the gameplay, but… I think it’s more of a party game.
I tried one of the DS remakes too. The fourth I think? “Scooby Doo and the Crystal Kiddies!” or something~ I can’t take the crystal storyline seriously.
I’m more of a Kingdom Hearts person~ Love that franchise. I was one of those weird 12 year old kids on KHVids who figured out BBS’s basic plotline (The Ven/Van stuff) before the game was released after spending hours racking through Ansem reports, replaying Days over and over again, and trying to get meanings out of random symbols on stuff.
I think every console I’ve bought in the past 10 years has been in order to play a KH game. PS3, PSP, DS, 3DS. Gonna have to buy a PS4 one day ;~;