Originally Posted by JDR13
It's a shame that so many people never played Final Fantasy prior to FF7. FF IV, V, and VI were the true classics.
The series began to get dumbed down starting with FF7. Smaller parties, and gameplay began to take a backseat to cinematics.
I still enjoyed FF7, but I could barely bring myself to finish FF8. I had high hopes for FF9 when they announced that the series was "returning to its roots", but I was disappointed by the silly Disney-like characters.
FFX was a joke. It was like watching a CGI movie with bits of gameplay scattered about. I never finished it nor any FF title since.