To my opinion by far the best. THe story was brilliant, the charcters were awesome, It was hard enough (unlike FFX),The music was BRILLIANT, Graphics were great too! (Keep in mind that this was one of the first 3d PS1 games and at the time it came out FF7 was the most beautifull game ever)- I know that current graphics are alot better but for the time it got released it wsa better than FFXII is now).
I realy enjoyed each Final Fantasy Even FF1 (FF1 is cool too)XD
Just: I prefer the old battle systems than FFXII FFX was WAY to easy ... (yea even Dark aeons etc) and they couldve done alot more with the story-line. and FF8/9 are my 2nd and 3rd favorite