I may get deletion threats for this, but I’ve been watching my bro play a lot of FFVII and don’t understand the mass appeal. Played awhile on it back in the day. It was fun enough, but it really was the start of the heavy scifi slant that FF took, minimizing the actual fantasy aspect. It’s a good game from what I’ve played and seen, but I don’t agree that it’s the best FF by far. FFIII is my personal favorite. The epitome of the series imho.
Argh, FFIV gave me hope, had the legit FF flavor, but the dialogue was SOOOOOOOOOO BAAAAAAAAAAAAD I had to stop playing after a few days. I tried, I really, really tried. But when modern day ghetto slang is used as the primary story element, I just can’t.
First RPG I ever played was Pokemon Red. Still one of my favorites.
Y greatly recomend the Golden Sun series for GBA and NDS, all the Elder Scrolls series from Arena (with all it’s bugs and limitations), the Harry Potter games for GBC (they’re SO good) and the Final Fantasy Tactis Advance games for GBA and NDS.