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Final Fantasy IX

MobyRank MobyScore
PS Vita
...
2.8
PlayStation 3
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4.1
PlayStation
90
4.1

Advertising Blurbs

www.playstation.com :
    One boy and his companions must battle through inspiring challenges to restore order and peace.

    • Take on the role of a young thief named Zidane Tribal, who joins with several other characters to defeat Queen Brahne of Alexandria.
    • Explore towns, dungeons and caves as four separate nations got to battle in a deadly game for power.
    • Immerse yourself up in an emotional and magnificent crystal adventure.

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (15388) on Jan 22, 2011.

Back of Jewel Case - PlayStation (Belgium & The Netherlands):
    Koningin Brahne van Alexandrië is begonnen met het gebruik van zeer geavanceerde magische wapens om de aangrenzende koninkrijken te terroriseren. Haar dochter (prinses Garnet) loopt weg uit het kasteel en raakt bevriend met een groep goedaardige bandieten die worden geleid door een handige dief (Zidane) die een eind wil maken aan de plannen van de boosaardige koningin om de wereld te overheersen. Reeds snel nadat ze hun zoektocht zijn begonnen, komen ze erachter dat de dreigementen van de koningin slechts een dekmantel zijn voor een nog veel kwaadaardiger samenzwering. Om de mensheid te redden, moeten Zidane en zijn vrienden een einde maken aan het bewind van de koningin voordat zij samen met haar duistere krachten dit noodlottige plan ten uitvoer kan brengen.

    • Speel met acht unieke personages die gebruik kunnen maken van een groot aantal verschillende wapens, magische krachten en vaardigheden.


    • Stap binnen in een magische wereld met ongelooflijk gedetailleerd vormgegeven omgevingen.


    • Bijna een heel uur naadloos in elkaar overlopende 'full motion' videos.


    • Dit spel is in het Engels maar wordt geleverd met een Nederlandse gebruiksaanwijzing.

    Contributed by Yurf 77 (265) on Aug 29, 2007.

Back of Jewel Case - PlayStation (UK):
    Queen Brahne of Alexandria has begun using highly-advanced magical weapons to terrorise neighbouring kingdoms. Her daughter, Princess Garnet, runs away from the castle and befriends a group of good-hearted bandits lead by a skilled thief, Zidane, who intends to end the evil queen's desire to dominate the world. Soon after embarking on their quest, they discover that the queen's threats merely cover for a more sinister plot. For the sake of mankind, Zidane and his friends must put an end to the Queen's reign before she and the evil forces that accompany her can carry out the deadly plan.
    • Play with eight unique characters that use a variety of weapons, magic and abilities.

    • Step into a magical world with superbly detailed pre-rendered environments.

    • Almost one hour of seamlessly integrated full motion videos

    Contributed by Knyght (645) on Jun 08, 2006.

us.playstation.com:
    The last Final Fantasy for the PlayStation, Final Fantasy IX returns to the pure fantasy roots that spawned the series. This latest installment features highly detailed characters, vehicles, and environments, and breathtaking cinema-graphics. The addition of brand new features such as the story-enhancing Active Time Event system and the return of minigames that grant additional gameplay make Final Fantasy IX not only a memorable gaming experience, but also a significant step forward in the series.

    Contributed by Alrightya (312) on Jul 03, 2005.

Atari Australia Press Quotes - PlayStation:
    “It won’t be the final Fantasy but it could easily be the best RPG ever created.”

    ”It’s the plot that really drives the game along, and in true Square style it’s a corker..."

    “We don’t know how they manage it, but Squaresoft has gone and done it again. A welcome return to form for Final Fantasy and phenomenal value for money. Get it." Official Australian PlayStation Magazine

    Contributed by Xoleras (66206) on May 11, 2004.

Atari Australia website - PlayStation:
    DESCRIPTION:

    Final Fantasy IX, the saga continues…

    But alas for the final time on the PS one, the legend continues but with an entirely new story line and cast of characters.

    Final Fantasy IX sees a return to the traditional fantasy elements or the starting point of the Final Fantasy series. This return in conjunction with the characters, the rich visual world and deep emotional scenes combine to create the greatest installment in the series. This is the last Final Fantasy for the PlayStation is also the most memorable to date. Returning to the pure fantasy roots that spawned the series. Final Fantasy is the best-selling video game franchise in the history of electronic gaming, this latest instalment pushes the technological envelope of the PlayStation. The ever-successful formula of blending gameplay with CG animations is quite apparent in this latest Final Fantasy as well, as is the artistry involved in creating the breathtaking cinema graphics that truly bring this fantasy to life. The addition of brand new features such as the story enhancing Active Time Event system and the return of mini games that grant additional gameplay only reinforce Square’s desire to provide the best gaming experience.

    GAME FEATURES:
  • Over 80 Hours of gameplay
  • Features four CD’s
  • Complete new cast of characters
  • All new weapons and spells
  • Create a party of four adventurers from a wide range of characters with different abilities and personalities
  • Over 60 minutes of state of the art FMV sequences

    Contributed by Xoleras (66206) on May 07, 2004.

US Back:
    The crystal comes back



    "Without question, FFIX is the best looking game of the series. In every way, FFIX take the best of the old and mixes it with the best of the new" - Electronic Gaming monthly

    Contributed by Xa4 (274) on May 05, 2001.