You might have your favourite Final Fantasy. Well, so does series creator Hironobu Sakaguchi. He likes Final Fantasy IX the best.
Sakaguchi has mentioned this before, saying it’s the “closest” to his ideal of what Final Fantasy ought to be. Sakaguchi recently called the game, which he wrote and produced, his favorite when speaking with YouTuber ProZD.
— SungWon Cho (ProZD) (@prozdkp) July 4, 2017
First released in 2000, Final Fantasy IX went on to become, perhaps, the most critically acclaimed of all the FF games.