I immediately went to these after finishing FF16 and it reminded me why I fell in love with this series in the first place. It had me on such a high I went through the task of platinuming FF9 and I have to say… that might be the greatest FF game in the entire series. Don’t get me wrong, FF7 is up there, but if you play 1-6 and then go into 9, it’s such an incredible love letter to the entire series before it.
I actually started up 10 to work on the platinum and, while the voice acting kills me, I’m really learning to appreciate 10 and I’m considering it to be the last good “traditional’ FF game. Even though you can see the origins of where the series started to veer drastically off-course.