haha Chocobo hot and cold.. Perhaps the best minigame ever made
Kweh.. Kweh?! .. KWEHH !!!!! :P
Well to be honest I am about to just agree with you.. I loved final fantasy IX because of the interesting storyline.. The game is completly broken with the ability system, but I tend to overlook it, as the game itself is just enjoyable overall.. Freya from final fantasy IX is perhaps one of my favorite characters now that I think of.. I am not sure why I am so fond of her. . Perhaps it is all that introverted sadness of hers.
I would say final fantasy IX, VII , VI are my favorite games.. Final Fantasy IX has the best characters I would say.. and also some lovely themes like 'Loss of me' or Sword of doubt (Two of Beatrixes themes).. Final Fantasy VII has without a doubt the most interesting and confusing storyline, and that is a good thing.. Cloud is an interesting person, and I loved Tifa.. But the other characters never said me that much. Perhaps Vincent.. The materia system is brilliant and it has some good themes (in a final fantasy scale, where most themes actually are very good) , like One winged angel or the rather unknown 'interrupted by fireworks'.. Perhaps the most beautiful scene in a final fantasy game.. It is being played when Tifa and Cloud are out on their romantic tour at gold sauser; Tifa wants to tell Cloud what she feels about him but she is so nervous, but when she is just about to tell Cloud, the fireworks are starting and she never tells him what she feels
Final Fantasy VI: This is ranking very high .. if the not the highest (though it is a close race). FF VI has wonderful themes.. it is clearly Nobou Uematsus peak at that time.. Terra's theme for one is wonderful.
Kefka is the main antagonist of the game.. and he is rather.. special : p
Unlike the other plotting, level headed antagonists like Kuja and Sephiroth , Kefka is just insane.. nothing less.. there is a reason why his final battle theme is named 'Dancing mad'
Shadow is also a cool and interesting character.
Final Fantasy V has the class system.. and that is cool , but the game doesn't have that much more to offer.. or that is not true.. good themes and ofc.. BOCO
Final Fantasy VIII is really low ranking.. amongst Final Fantasy III and IV (awful games) .. But final fantasy VIII just... isn't final fantasy. It has fine music, I can accept that, but no equip items (?????? does not compute), no real classes, no good storyline, borring characters.. well the list goes on and on.. and it is a real pity..
The game has two decent characters: Squall and Rinoa, but appart from those two I just couldn't feel the other characters at all. The fact that characters are not in touch with any classes as such, is a real failure as well. Final fantasy VII is a bit unclear towards some of the characters, although they do hint something.
Cloud is most likely a knight, but Barret, Nanaki(Samurai?) and Vincent are not all that clear imo.
From a character gallery view I would rank the following characters:
Top 3 Main Antagonist: Kefka, Kuja, Sephiroth (VI, IX, VII)
Top 3 main protagonist: Cloud, Zidane, Celes (can be argued that she is the main character) (VII, IX, VI)
Top 3 companions: Freya, Tifa Vivi (IX, VII, IX)
Top 3 antagonist sidekicks: Gilgamesh(he is just brilliant), General Beatrix, The Turks(V, IX, VII)