Ironically, it was X, then IX, then VIIIt's fun and the battle system definitely keeps you on your toes as far as strategy is concerned. I'm a little disappointed that the main 8 characters don't interact with each other as much as typical JRPG characters do, although most of their individual stories are fairly well told; especially Primrose. The graphics are amazing if you're in to that sort of thing and the environments are well done IMO. The music is great too. I give it an 8/10, but that's subjective obviously.
Also, yeah some of the FF games are sort of redundant, but FF7 was the first ever RPG I played and I do a full playthrough about every 3 years or so. So nostalgic haha.