View Full Version : RPG Newb/Final Fantasy

05-10-2002, 01:38 PM
a while back there was a thread about DBZ being Anime for newbs. I'm gonna get burned for this but im gonna state my opinion. When you hear "RPG", most ppl automaticaly think of Final Fantasy. Don't get me wrong, i love final fantasy, but i believe them to be the "newb" RPGs. After I played A feww FFs, well i played them agen, but they introduced me to the wonderful world of RPGs, Now I'm into Suikoden,Breath of Fire, Lunar, ect.
so what do u think? is FF the newb RPG?

05-12-2002, 05:54 PM
Generally? No. Maybe for some, but for the majority, no. Many people have started out in oldskool Zelda (NES). Some picked up on Mario RPG (which is what pop-ups in my mind everytime I hear RPG just because it has the name RPG in it). Heck, some just started RPG world on FFX. Everyone starts at different games, and there really is no 'newb' RPG I can think of.

05-12-2002, 06:10 PM
They aren't neccessarily for newbies. FF is what got me into playing RPG's but I still can't wait for the next one evreytime another comes out. I noticed FF is somewhat more simplistic than some other RPG's, so...I don't know where I am going with this, but don't you guys agree:confused:

Nanaki XIII
05-12-2002, 09:34 PM
When I hear RPG I think of Square, not FF.

05-13-2002, 02:36 AM
Hell No! When I hear of RPG's I think FF because they are the most known and one of the best rpg's someone ever can think of.
Most RPG players have played a FF game, maybe as their first and which got them into RPG's but also other experienced RPG'rs still love to play FF
So, no.. FF ain't just a newbie RPG like Dbz is. It's tons of more and better then that.

Neo Xzhan
05-15-2002, 01:37 AM
When I hear of RPG I start thinking about Baldurs GateII cuz it is the biggest RPG alive. If u play it and u have the expansion installed then it'll take about 520 hours (!!!!!!) to complete the game and the chance is big that even then u haven't seen everything or completed every quest. The best thing is that alot of quest r not linear so every time u play the game some smashing new suprises come up.

Rabid Monkey
05-15-2002, 06:29 PM
Its all relative. If you started playing RPG's in the NES days then no, you wouldn't think of the FF's right off the bat or as the beginner RPG's, chances are you wouldn't even with the SNES. Its not until you get to the generation of gamers that started off on the playstation that you generaly have people starting off with the FF's, but even early psx owners would more than likely say that the FF series was not their first taste of RPG's.

I personally started off with Dragon Warrior (or Quest if you would rather) I. To this day I consider Dragon Warrior IV to be the best RPG of all time, as many who start off with the FF series believe that one of the games in the series is the best RPG ever.

So like I said, its all relative.

ultima weapon
05-16-2002, 01:38 AM
Originally posted by Vir
as many who start off with the FF series believe that one of the games in the series is the best RPG ever.

well i didn't start off with ff i started of with breath of fire then i went to zelda: orcarenia of time THEN i went to FF and now look at me ive started to like kingdom hearts AND THATS NOT EVEN OUT YET(for those who don't know NO that isn't a really cool pic of cloud i found from a ff site and put in my avater thats what he looks like in KH see *nudge nudge* how cool he looks in PS2 graphics:D)

05-19-2002, 07:25 AM
i didnt realize zelda was an rpg, but that was the first i played when i had my nes(d, whyd i sell it to a bunch of mexicans),well i'm not sayin you play a FF and then get into others and never play ffs agen, i'm just sayin that FF games introduced me to the wonderful world of rpgs, and sure if you are over 15, you probably played a different rpg before ff, i did, but that didnt introduce me to RPGs, when i got ff8, it was on, then i got 7, then 9, then tactics, then i started playing others, like Suikoden 2(my fav RPG of all time), i loved that so much i got the first one, ans its #3 on my list.now i'm into breath of fire 4, BOF3 is comin in the mail along with its strategy guide, and grandia is comin sometime next week, but waht am i gonna do after those 3 games, ill go out and bye FFAnthology and Chronicles, or ill buy The Wild arms series, ill eventually have em all, but every time i finish an RPG ill more than likely got back to a FFGame(i relly got a play 10 agen and do all the sidequests), and thats what i love about FF, they have alot o replay value, so does everyone get my point?

05-21-2002, 10:25 PM
My first RPG was Super Mario RPG and ::blush:::o pokemon! (i've grown out of it). But it didn't introduce me to more rpgs. In January, I saw a commercial for FFX and bought it. Then I got everyother FFX for ps (except anthologies) and Mystic Quest, and FF1. and also ff adventure for gameboy. BTW, I have Zelda for nes, and n64, it's not an rpg. Just an adventure game like FF Adventure. I am going to buy Lunar soon and I also got into Golden Sun. When I hear "rpg" i do think of ff in the background, but what i really think about is "OHRPGCE" a rpg making engine i use to make my game series "The Last Sacrafice". <<TLS1 and 2 are in development now (the last sacrafice) without meaning to be they have simillar storylines to FF7, and Crono T. The second one still has not got a fixed plot yet, it's development has just begun. :)