Back in February of last year, I talked about Final Fantasy 14 and how I had fallen head over heals for it. However, due to college I had to stop playing it for a while and I didn’t start playing it again until recently, and that was due to my best friend poking and prodding me to catch up as the latest expansion Stormblood is coming out next month.
I finally gave in and jumped back into Eorzea last week, and while I am still a tad rusty, I have fallen in love with this game again. I had almost forgotten how much fun it was and how cute my character was.
I am rather ashamed to admit this, but FF14 was the first Final Fantasy game I ever played. Back in 2016, I had a passing knowledge of the franchise but that was as far as I went into it. Since then, I have played the original FF7 to see what the fuss was all about and the latest game in the series, FF15.
FF15 prides itself on being a game for both long-time fans and newcomers alike. No, really, It says that every time you start up the game. As someone who isn’t exactly a newcomer yet, I am certainly not a long time fan, I would have to agree with their claim.
To be honest, FF15 threw me for a loop when I started playing but the charm of the game won me over. I fell in love with the characters, particularly Prompto, Ignis and Cindy. That being said, it was the Chocobos that stole my heart.
Chocobos are my favourite element of the Final Fantasy games. I realise that might sound really dumb but hear me out. They are both adorable and useful, not to mention loyal. They can even heal you when you get to a high enough level in FF14. While playing FF15 (mild spoiler incoming) you are given the choice to go straight to Lestallum to continue the story or go to the Chocobo Post. Guess which one I picked?
Yes, there has been a horrific event and the fate of my kingdom rests on my shoulders, but Chocobos! This is why I should never be trusted with power and responsibility, I would abandon it all for anything cute.
After playing these three games, I wish I had played the other games in the series sooner. So I want to ask you a few questions regarding this series, which of the games should I play? Which ones hold up and which one is your favourite? Please let me know.