Originally Posted by Dr Progotnik
Don't forget VII, VIII, IX, and X
Chrono Trtigger is also technically a final fantasy spinoff, so it's 100% worth playing and the best game square ever put out.
Good God no. FF8 is awful. It is potentially worse than FF2, but I've never managed to make myself tolerate 2's funky level up system enough to actually beat the game. FF7 is probably the most overrated game of all time, and FF10 was the final nail in Squaresoft's coffin. Not to say FF10 was horrible, it has some good points, but it followed the steady march of mediocrity that Squaresoft had been trudging at that point for years. FF9 is good, but even then its endgame was questionable.
And while Chrono Trigger is the second best game ever made, it is most certainly not related to the Final Fantasy franchise, despite being in a collection with Final Fantasy 6.