The release of Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition made us look back at the long and celebrated Final Fantasy franchise. The RPG series, titled to make Lionel Hutz glow under his collar, has more than three decades of title, with fifteen major recordings and a puzzling number of spin-offs, side stories, sequels, crossovers, remakes and more that form one of the most big game franchises.
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The influx of Switch ports for later 3D games means that Nintendo gamers can now enjoy most of the series with just XIII, MMORPG XI and XIV, and XV (in its full form) is absent from the baseline. We discuss in the list below the different versions of each title – they can be expensive these days, but who can set a price for this amazing series?
Remember that the order below is updated in real time according to the respective user rating of each game. Therefore, it is quite possible to influence the ranking, even when you read this. Just click on the game you want to rate and set the score on the game page.
It’s time: get ready for our list of the best (basic) Final Fantasy games on Nintendo’s systems …
Publisher: Square Enix / Developer: Square Enix
Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD it’s not a bad game, but it feels superfluous – it’s hard to imagine that the audience is served here. While it captures the spirit of the full game well enough, it’s arguably a lower version of a serial record that wasn’t the most famous at first. Sure, it has its fans, but seasoned Final Fantasy enthusiasts won’t be happy to play through this lighter mobile version as a substitute for the “right” experience, there’s little reason to dive in if you’ve already played the original and there are better options for the curious casual who want to dip their finger in the pool of Final Fantasy.
Publisher: Square / Developer: Square
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That is a lot no Final Fantasy II, which the West received at the Super NES. While work on translating this Famicom game had apparently begun, Square eventually decided to skip it and move to 16-bit Final Fantasy IV of SNES instead (which was labeled “Final Fantasy II” abroad).
Final Fantasy II– The correct 8-bit – was only released in Japan until 2004, when Nintendo gamers around the world managed to play it as half of Final fantasy I and II: Dawn of souls of GBA. This version added a bonus section once you’ve finished the game, and remains perhaps the best way for Nintendo gamers to play officially, although there are ways and means to play the game elsewhere, including PlayStation and PSP ports.
Publisher: Square Enix / Developer: Squaresoft
Where it all began. The name of the original Square Last fantasy since 1987 came in part from the team’s belief that this was their last attempt to make a successful game. They may have hoped for that, but few could have predicted how successful the series would be.
Going back, you may not even know about it from a retro RPG, which is very naked by today’s standards. However, the core is there, so while new players will definitely have to wash this with a strong glass of historical context, fans of the series will be worth investigating or reviewing. Available in various forms and is one of the titles of the NES Classic Mini.
Publisher: Square Enix / Developer: Square Enix
The revised DS version of this was the first we had seen in the West – an RPG that came out as Final Fantasy III here was number 6 in Japan. A missing piece of the puzzle for foreign fans for so long, Final Fantasy III it’s certainly a solid record, though probably not one that casual players or those curious about the series should start with. This is a difficult cookie in terms of difficulty, but it is still a very pleasant (not so final) fantasy.
Publisher: Square Enix
Final Fantasy VIII it tends to divide opinion when it came out more than two decades ago. Some new ideas fell into place, while others failed, and the story is certainly a love affair. The HD presentation and useful quality of life updates presented in the Remastered version of Switch make it more attractive than ever, but if you click us, we would say that this is probably the most “leaky” of the main games Final Fantasy on Switch . Still, the availability of Nintendo gamers is a cause for celebration, and there are people who consider it a favorite of their series. Different punches, people!
Publisher: Square Enix / Developer: Square
Final fantasy v expanded the system to operate the series and came to the West at TOSE’s 2006 GBA port. Final Fantasy V Advance. The port touched the previews and added a lot of new content and features to make it perhaps the best version to play – it remains only way to play the game in the West on Nintendo systems, although it is on Japanese virtual consoles and is widely available on other platforms (PC, PlayStation, mobile).