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about 1 day ago

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Well for SaGa recommendations I would start with:

Romancing SaGa -Minstrel Song-: Immense bias aside (this is my literal favorite game of all time I'm talking about here), this game is actually really good about teaching you its core mechanics assuming you consistently refer to the ingame tutorial NPCs (they're little kids with glow badges on them). Just making the most basic of sound investments and party building will take you a very long way in this game if you glean the importance of what the tutorials do have to offer you, and even better is what fundamentals it does teach you can very reliably extend into other SaGa games when it comes to building parties and how to best manage your gear distribution. That said this is a game that can punish you pretty hard if you commit to grinding too much, but fighting monsters is also your core method of actually progressing the game, so don't be afraid to get into fights on the regular either. Also just for the sake of mentioning it here, but get Remastered because that version features some very good QoL changes that make managing the game's systems a lot easier.

SaGa Frontier II: Overall I would legit consider this one of the easiest post-GB era SaGa games (easy by SaGa standards mind you, which isn't saying much), but that comes with the caveat that you look up a guide specifically for learning skills in duels and also be mindful that gear management is extremely important in this game due to how it ties into the combat system, and more importantly this game's magic system. This also being the most narrative-driven SaGa entry also makes it a good transition point between the more story heavy JRPG fare we all have come to know and the more minimalist fill-in-the-blanks sort of storytelling that SaGa is more known for. That said it might not be a terrible idea to sit and wait on this one since seeing as it's the only SaGa game aside from UNLIMITED that hasn't been made available on modern platforms, they very likely have a remaster for it in the works that will probably be released sometime next year (devs have been talking about a remaster being in the works for a while now and I highly doubt it's UNLIMITED lol)

SaGa Frontier was also a gateway title for a lot of Western fans, but the only reason why I won't go too much into it as a recommendation myself is because I haven't really played it much myself (only did Aseullus' story so far), but it's worth considering above the rest.
about 4 days ago

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
SaGa is definitely a weird and awkward series to get into, especially depending on how much or little outside help you want to rely on when digging into each title, but whenever you get to it you're more than welcome to hit me up for suggestions on where to start. I'm no god or expert at the series, but I feel confident I can make fairly reliable recommendations on which titles are good to get started with.
about 1 week ago

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Good to hear you're still around and taking care of yourself! Would love to see/hear more of your FF adventures in the near future!