Who said that FF is respected? As far as I am concerned FF is overhyped and FFVIII is one of the worse games on the series... music wise it was ok, but the plot and the gameplay was awful. Chrono Cross featured a far better soundtrack and that does not make it a great game either. Star Ocean Till the End of Time is in my opinion a much better RPG... I still have to find a FF game that entertains me as much as Lunar TSS and EB did.