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5th Jan 2014, 11:25
Hello there, guys

I am a fan of Tactical RPGs, and I love FF Tactics (I've finished the original, advanced and A2 multiple times each). Although A and A2 story isn't good, the original has a very nice and deep plot.

I've heard, of course, a lot about Final Fantasy. Many people love the series, and I'd like to know this story so many people adore. However, I can't bear the main series' gameplay. The battle system bores me to death, and having random battles by walking around just makes it worse. I've started to play many FF games, such as FFI to IV, FFVII, FFX, FFXII and I could never play them without hating the battles and ragequitting.

So, would you know any way I could know the full story of the games without actually playing them? Any link to a nice and long summary or something else?

TL;DR: I want to know FF story, but don't wanna play the games.

By the way, english is not my first language, so pardon any mistakes.

5th Jan 2014, 13:52
You can check out the Final Fantasy Wiki: http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/

Also, some "let's play" video series on YouTube tend to skip the boring parts such as random battles, so they might be worth watching. Although personally, I don't watch them.

5th Jan 2014, 23:02
Thanks for the suggestions. I shall search for "let's play" videos which skips random battles but shows dialogues and boss battles.

If anyone knows of videos like this it would be nice to post a link here.

6th Jan 2014, 12:01
Hi there :)

In order to know more about the story and skip gameplay/ battles, you can try some keywords like "cinematics, cutscenes, full movie" in YouTube.
Here is some links, with subtitles:

- Final Fantasy VII: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHwYwV6RyjA
- Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-gYOPubSwk
- Final Fantasy VII: Dirge of Cerberus (No subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyeAD1NKnVw
- Final Fantasy VIII: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDPuLXAyofU
- Final Fantasy X: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3h_tiR5Ux9o
- Final Fantasy X-2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ebvnlf0f0_M&list=SP9wpzJw8GKy5Cq4wDrfV2jrY5t562rIPC&index=1
- Final Fantasy XII: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xq7iLLFlerg
- Final Fantasy XIII (No subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5E4iHKFLCWk
- Final Fantasy XIII (Subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6FCFBCAFE65D9EF7
- Final Fantasy XIII-2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zy0co_tk_z8

Website for video game cutscenes & cinematics: http://www.vghcinema.com/

Outside of that, as moooka said, the wiki might be a good website if you want to get a little background of the story before to watch the movie. Some books in French about FF VII, VIII & IX explain the story as well, but they're not yet translated in English, unfortunately.

Feel free to ask if you need something else :D


7th Jan 2014, 08:10
This is sure a nice suggestion. Thank you for the help. I'm hoping great stories from those games :D