I have this theory, I call it a Final Fantasy Theory. All though it doesn't pertain completely to Final Fantasy, it can be true for any other series or even genre. However, I need help seeing if this theory is real.
Basically my theory is this, "Your first Final Fantasy game is your favorite". So I want you to tell me, does this theory hold true for you?
Personally this theory is only half true for me. Technically my first Final Fantasy game was X. So,according to my theory X would have to be my favorite, right? Well not really, see I was very young when I first played X, still at the age where I picked out games from how cool there covers are. So at this age I couldn't really experience the genius that was a game like this. I played the great Suikoden II around this time and wasn't that in to it for reference.
So, with that being said I have always considered my first and favorite to be IV for the GBA. I remember seeing some of the art for it when it was first coming out and thought, "weird". However, after some time I saw it at a second hand game shop for a criminally low price of 10$. I was past the stage of buying based on cover, lucky too considering this was just the cartridge. But sometimes lesser instinct calls, I had heard the name Final Fantasy a lot recently and decided to look into it. Perfect opportunity.
Well the rest is history, I consider one of my top 15 games, my favorites of the Final Fantasy series. For the record I now own I-II-III-IV-V-VI-X. I also own Final Fantasy Tactics Advance and War of the Lions, and I even purchased the Final Fantasy IV the Complete Collection. One of the best games on the PSP hands down. I plan to pick up the others off the PlayStation Network soon. Excluding all those after X-2.
You want to know what the really strange thing is, I have never actually beaten it. I have went up against the final boss once and got crushed, nothing some grinding won't fix. However, I have played this game so many times I could recite the script by heart. I hardly ever finish any of my favorite games,weird I know. But I guess that is another theory for another time.
Thanks in advance.