FF1 on the Nes and we'd pay my buds little brother a few bucks to xp our party while we were out! Thats my favorite FF memory, tactics is prolly my fav FF game. --- XBL/PSN - "Xammblu" Listen to Metal!!
FF 1 on the NES about 2 months after it was released. A friend of my cousin bought it. We played it all weekend. I was so addicted to it, I hounded my parents until they bought me the game. It was a life changer for sure. I was only used to Mario and Zelda at that point. The character building was incredible.
As far as innovating, yes, it's my favorite.
As far as the best FF game, no, that is FF 3/6 --- "Then we figured out that we could just park them in front of the tv, that's how I was raised, and I turned out tv"