Just so you have an idea of what sort of FF fan I am, allow me to put forth some of my beliefs on the core numbered games. I won't speak for slowmojoe. He can tell you what he's about.
1 I hold it in high regard just for the fact that it was the beginning.
2 I'm fond of the story, and the storyline deaths got to me more than I expected. Poignant.
3 (not American 3 which is actually 6, of course.) unfortunately I never got around to playing it.
4 I've never actually played through all the way, but I'm familiar with most of it. Badass and trippy in a good way. Tough at times, but worth the trouble. If only I could keep a damn save file intact...
5 hehe... Butz... Didn't finish it, but I liked the job system.
6 From the huge cast of unique player characters, to the viciously memorable villains, to that freaking opera scene... Fantastic. Easily the best. If only all the other games could emulate this one and live up to its legacy!
7 An important part of the rise of popularity of final fantasy, but I think it's a bit... Overrated. (Plz don't throw things at me!)
8 Took the concept of the silent protagonist a bit too far. Enjoyable gameplay. Fun to theorize about.
9 Character design is a bit strange, but mostly charming. Engaging story. Fun as hell.
10 I wanted to dislike it. Couldn't. One of my favorites.
For the record...X2 is absolutely my guilty pleasure.
11 Didn't play. Wasn't into MMOs at the time.
12 Silly at times, (Basch was dressed like a dad, not a hero, lol) but I loved the nostalgia factor. It felt wonderfully old school when they were trying.
13 I've decided it doesn't exist. I suppose it was an okay "game" but it was a horrible final fantasy. Got all the way to the end but I just couldn't bear to finish it.
14 hell yes. I played the shit out of this at launch. Had to cut my subscription out of my budget for a while, but looking forward to playing again when time and money allow.
As for the setting for this game, it'll be an original one. I've been itching to stretch my world building muscles again!
Looking forward to
playing with yinz! Remember, "When the GM smiles it's already too late" - old Klingon proverb (lol)