Thanks to Maxtacy for the inspiration!
Know the difference:
Final Fantasy VI was revolutionary. Revolutionary in that it caused a complete and dramatic change to the nature of Final Fantasy. Before Final Fantasy VI, Final Fantasy involved “Light Warriors” and Crystals. Final Fantasy VI changed that. Final Fantasy VI changed the nature of crystals to simply crystalline objects (i.e. Magicite, Materia, Spheres, Nethicite). It changed the nature of ragtag misfits whose involvement wasn’t due to fate. Other JRPGs followed suit.
Final Fantasy VII was iconic. Iconic in that it’s a representative symbol of something, namely RPGs. Before Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy was relatively a niche game in a niche genre. Now, everyone and their mothers know about spiky-headed blonde guys with the impossibly huge swords. And if they haven’t, they will with the Final Fantasy VII remake. Other JRPGs followed suit.
Notice how Final Fantasy VI changed the nature of Final Fantasy.
Final Fantasy VII affected the entire gaming scene and changed the way we viewed games.
Final Fantasy VI was a bigger change in structure. Final Fantasy VII ultimately made the bigger impact. And of course, other JRPGs followed suit.
Nothing wrong with either, they’re all classic games that deserve their place in history!
At least, this is just what I think. What do you think?
I’m sure though, you could argue that Final Fantasy VII was also revolutionary, especially to the gaming scene. Final Fantasy VI was also iconic to the franchise. If so, write your thoughts below! 😀