My first FF game was either FFXII or FFI & II for the GBA. Both were enjoyable in their own ways. I then jumped around a bit. Played FFIII on the DS some, played FF6 through an emulator for a little while, bought FFVIII on PSN, and then finally went on to FFXIII. Hated FFXIII with a passion, but I actually found FFXIII-2 to be more enjoyable.
Edit: Somehow, I forgot FFX and FFX-2, as well as FFXI. Fancy that.
I started with the original Final Fantasy on the NES back in January. I have a high opinion of the all the main games(II,III,IV,V,VI,VII,VIII,IX,X,XI,XII} since then, except for XIII, which I find mediocre.
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First game. Got pretty far, but I didn't bother to finish. The only game I've bought, and never finished was Metroid Prime 3 but that's because my sensor was partly broken and I didn't care to get a replacement. So there you go. FF13 was pretty darn bad. >_>
First and probably last FF I'm going to be playing.
Here I come, King of Heroes! Do you have enough weapons at your disposal? - Emiya Shirou
I played the original FF on the NES, back in the day. I totally sucked at it, and didn't pick up another FF until FFIII (SNES) came out. I have gone on to play all the numbered games in the series, except for FFXI and FFXIV. I'd rather not comment on how I feel about the series now, for fear of being called a Nostalgiatord (which I am NOT).
Currently playing Borderlands, Dissidia: Final Fantasy, Doom, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Final Fantasy IX, Hagane, Minecraft, and Secret of Mana.