The first Final Fantasy game I played was Final Fantasy IV, at the time it was titled "Final Fantasy II" even though this was not the true second installment in the series, a fact I discovered as a young adult.
Even though it was for the Super Nintendo console, and the graphics weren't as fluid as other games of it's time, I felt myself for the first time becoming invested in a video game and becoming interested in the engrossing story of these magical heroes who save the world from the despair of darkness.
I remember my favorite character was Rydia, the "Caller" as they titled her, now that the game has been remade several times however it has been updated to the more familiar term "Summoner". My favorite color is green, and I was eight years old. It was an easy choice of favorite character. lol
Now that I am older, I still enjoy playing the game as its fairly recent reincarnation of Final Fantasy IV for the Nintendo DS. As an adult, I can say that the story still gets me every time and I love it's high replay value. I hope to play the sequel someday! smile
My first one was Final Fantasy X. I enjoyed it quite a bit so I moved on to Final Fantasy X-2. If I'd known what I was getting into, I would have hyped myself up a bit more. Final Fantasy X-2 is so damn good.
FF7. I remember watching my brother play it for hours and hours and hours. All I wanted was to get to "that green place where the blonde guy yelled 'SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT'" all by myself. That scene is very nostalgic for me.