Classic Game Series

A homage/description/guide to some of the biggest gaming franchises throughout my life:

Final Fantasy
FF1 - ??? - To Buy
FF2 - ??? - To Buy
FF3 - DS - Complete
FF4 - DS - Complete
FF6 - ??? - To Buy
FF7 - PS1 - Complete
FF8 - PS1 - Complete
FF9 - PS1 - Getting
FF10 - PS2 - Incomplete
FF10-2 - PS2 - Getting
FF11 - Online - Nope
FF12 - PS2 - Working On
FF13 - PS3 - Complete
FF13-2 - PS3 - Will Buy When Released (pre-ordered!)

Epic fantasy role playing games made in Japan. Stories generally involve crystals (in earlier games there were always the Crystals of Light and the party you travel with are the "Heroes of Light" etc.) but there is always some sort of secret undercurrent of heroism, overcoming great personal and mystical evils, and having ridiculous hair and swords. All good so far. Final fantasy's menu-and-turn-based-ish combat is suitably paced such that the endless and varied stream of battles feel more like engaging tactical encounters than a boring grind. Add to this the exceptionally pretty graphics (always at the forefront of the generation) and you've got a series that ranks as one of the best in the history of gaming.

Metal Gear

Metal Gear
Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake
Metal Gear Solid
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
Metal Gear Solid: Rising - Will Buy When Released

Resident Evil

Command and Conquer

Grand Theft Auto

Soul Blade / Calibur


Silent Hill


Tony Hawk's

God of War


Gran Turismo

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