VI is my favorite, but I grew out of the "only one best Final Fantasy and most of the others suck" mindset a long time ago. I've played a **** ton of games. A **** ton. I have about a thousand video games, and the quality of Final Fantasy games, even heavily criticized ones like XIII, is so much higher than most of the other **** I've played.
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