Started with FF2 (4). Then Mystic Quest. Then played FF3 (6). Then 7. Then Tactics. Loved all of them. Replay them every few years. I tried playing 8 for about an hour, but didn't like it. The current state of the series is not interesting to me at all, and I doubt I will ever play another FF game again. The only reason why I clicked on this thread was because I saw it on the homepage. Good day!
FFX was my first, even though I have been around longer :) I was just caught up in Everquest for many years....
I have now played: FF3, FFV, FFT, FFVII, FFVIII, FFIX, FFX, FFX-2, FFXII, FFXIII, and FFXIII-2.
My favorite easily remains FFX, though FFIX isn't far behind.
FFVIII is by FAR my least favorite.
As for how I feel about this game... I'm really not sure. I was extremely disappointed in FFXIII, though it wasn't THAT bad. FFXIII-2 was an enjoyable experience enough, but I actually felt it was much too short and the story was just incomprehensibly bad.
I don't expect much of a story out of FFXIII-3, but I DO hope for an enjoyable experience this time around like with FFXIII-2.
That said, it seems Square-Enix is insistent about shooting themselves in the foot lately. What happened to the old Square?