Haha, nice one mate.
Replaying the PSone FF games on PSP makes them look so much better. FFVII isn't so bad on a small screen, and besides, it's really only the field character models that look messy. Battle models like pretty good.
FFIX is a great place to start though, and I'm replaying it again atm. I can never really pick my fave FF, but right now, IX comes very close. It's got everything you would want in an RPG, and is by far the best looking PSone FF.
Interesting you say VIII is the best. That was my second FF after VII, and I too loved it. Recently did it again and flew through it after getting a lot of quality magic through refining in the early stages. Combined with Enc-None, you can speed through it and appreciate the story more. Of which I thought FFVIII's story was pretty damn sweet. A bit complicated to get your head around in the end, but I like that to this day people have their own theories as to wtf happened.
I'm a massive fan of FFX's Conditional Turn Based battle system though, and would love that to make a return.
I played XII after XIII, and began to think maybe XIII's battles could have been better if they used some of what they did in XII, like the gambit system. But in the end, I realised what they were going for in XIII, namely speed and flashiness, and it worked (and I liked it). That said, I was expecting worse in XII, and it really surprised me. I was very impressed with the game overall, but the story didn't quite live up to other FFs.
XIII itself was entertaining for me, but obviously the linearity was everyone's biggest complaint, and mine too. No freedom, no mini games, and the farming for rare items was tedious beyond hell. Compare to the amount of sidequests and good rewards in FFVII and IX. I love Lightning though, and pretty much all the other characters, although a lot would have a very different opinion there. I'm so hyped for the sequel, but I am slightly worried with what we've seen so far; namely only Noel and Serah as playables, and having monsters as helpers in battle. Really hope Light's story is just as long as Noel's/Serah's, and that we all join up with others like Snow and Hope later.
( Edited 17.08.2011 03:34 by Azuardo )