Based on information in this link, the -a, -ga, -ja, etc. endings for spells appear to be a naming convention Square decided on that is rooted in a Japanese grammar structure similar to the english -er, -est (e.g. something described as greater is not as good as something described as greatest).
Strictly speaking, NO, there is no explicit continuity within the Final Fantasy series, except where explicitly noted. (I.E. 12 inhabits the same world as Tactics IIRC, and of course, direct sequels like X-2.)
However, the series does employ many similar themes throughout, in addition to a relatively static (though ever growing!) stable of monsters, ...
Whilst there isn't an explicit relationship between every single Final Fantasy game in the series. Many are linked to each other:
Final Fantasy II & Final Fantasy IV: In FFII there is a young boy called Kain who is the son of Ricard Highwind. He wants to one day become a dragoon. In FFIV, one of the main characters is Kain Highwind. Obviously, this ...
For the most part, RPG is the main classification. Some might also opt to say JRPG, or "Japanese RPG", meaning to distinguish this narrative-style from the more open-ended style of western RPGs such as Fallout.
Past that, it's pretty rough and there probably isn't a specific terminology. Genres are kinda broad by nature and it's by tagging a ton of extra ...
As you already said, the games are usually set in a different world, but some elements are common in all/most those worlds.
Chocobos (an animal that appears in all (?) version of final fantasy)
magical domains are similar in many of the games (most specifically black magic)
some items reincarnate in similar ways (e.g. revival items)
powerful beings that can ...
The console with most FF games is playstation. (anthology, Chronicles, origin) have more than 1 FF game from NES/SNES.
If counting digital downloads, then the PS3 is the console with the most FF games.
Final Fantasy: Legend I
Final Fantasy: Legend II
Final Fantasy: Legend III
Final Fantasy Adventure
Final Fantasy IV Advance ...
The suffixes (Fire, Fira, Firaga) have been used in Japan since the very beginning. Several other Japanese RPG series have done similar things, like Phantasy Star (Foi, Gifoi, and Nafoi) or the Persona series (Agi, Agilao, and Agidyne). They all refer to levels of a fire-based attack spell, but they follow their own pseudo-grammatical structures.
The early ...
Well Kingdom hearts is produced by Square Enix who are the guys behind the Final Fantasy Series. And most of the things you will find there are not really easter-eggs but rather the point of the game.
It is officially a crossover of Disney, Final Fantasy and The World Ends with You. Of course it still has an own story and characters but often you will find ...
It doesn't really matter.
Despite their numbered iterations, most of the Final Fantasy games are in no way related to each other. There's no overarching plot between the various entries, no shared setting, nothing that implies any particular order that they should be played in, plot-wise. A few exceptions do exist, however.
FFIV: The After Years - Sequel ...
Honestly, a more specific term doesn't exist besides JRPG. A lot of gaming personas and shows have mentioned that fundamentally our game genres are not of any use. I could write out the entire the reasoning and logic but I'm not nearly qualified enough. Which is why it's a good thing someone else has done this already:
The name used in the industry is Role-Playing game, but they are commonly referred to as "Japanese Roleplaying Games" (JRPG) within the gaming community. Eastern RPG is another commonly used term, but it's not as widespread as JRPG.
A PS3 can play at least every Final Fantasy from I to XIII-3 except for III and XII.
With backwards compatibility and PSClassics on PSN you can play:
Final Fantasy Origins - (Contains FFI and FFII)
Final Fantasy Chronicles - (Contains FFIV and Chrono Trigger)
Final Fantasy Anthology - (Contains FFV and FFVI)
Final Fantasy VII through IX
PS3 versions ...
Has any source ever mention higher tier than -ja spells
sorta. while Frank's comment sounds correct (not sure where i heard it but seems correct to me too) there is (as of 27/02/2018) actually no Thundaza, Firaza, Blizzaza or Waterza as all these pages on the wiki don't have pages to them, but if you replace the z with a j in their URLs you'll get the -ja ...
Most Final Fantasy games take place in different worlds. The exceptions are:
Planet AKA Gaia
Final Fantasy VII
Before Crisis: Final Fantasy VII
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII
Dirge of Cerebus: Final Fantasy VII
Last Order: Final Fantasy VII
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
Final Fantasy Tactics
Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
Final Fantasy ...
The Predecessor to Chocobo's Dungeon 2 is called Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon (Chocobo no Fushigina Dungeon)
for the PSX.
You might read about it in the link above.
It was primarily released for Japan and probably did not get a translation till much later.
LessPop_MoreFizz answer is correct. Each Final Fantasy is separate, even if they share some common points.
I would only add an exception: Dissidia and Dissidia Duo Decim.
Both Dissidia games link all universes in one big war between Light and Darkness. Each Final Fantasy game could be interpreted as one battle among many, where Dissidia is the epic ...
The FF XIII games are indeed connected. In a similar way, FF X and FF X-2 being together.
However, besides that, Chocobos are really just recurring franchise typical characters. They aren't any actual connection to set the games in the same universe out anything like that.
In a similar way, most summons return in some form or another, especially the common/...
Short answer: games are all independent story wise (except 2 "sequels") but there are recurring themes and elements. You can play them in any order.
Recurring elements are in the form of names, species, ennemies, items, game concepts... Enough to know in a few seconds you are in a FF game, but not locking the story in a specific world or era.
Story wise you'...
Right click on game in your Steam Library.
Open Updates tab.
At the bottom you can enable Steam Cloud and see how much data is uploaded on Steam servers.
If it says 0 bytes, there are no save games to sync from servers for this game.
It's believed that the Final Fantasy characters in Kingdom Hearts are from a parallel universe. However, Kingdom Hearts is a separate franchise and the FF characters are really just cameos. The Final Fantasy characters actually don't impact the story for Kingdom Hearts that much. Kingdom Hearts focuses more on Sora and his friends than Cloud and all the ...