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Final Fantasy IX (PlayStation)

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Written by  :  Mike Wazoski (8)
Written on  :  Jan 13, 2005
Platform  :  PlayStation
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Summary

A fair game.

The Good

I say it has the best storyline out of the series 8, 9 and 10, i have played. There is nothing in the game that is hard to understand or confusing. They have a bunch of good-nature characters (even Amarant) which is a relief. The music and theme is good as usual, but i think, ought to have another battle theme as it may become too repetitive.

The Bad

Nothing bad to speak of, it's just a few alterations that is needed, nevertheless it's just a typical FF game of which each series have different features. I prefer picture to be less cartoon and more realistic like FF8 and FF10. It would also need to be consider for the number of sidequests available, there are too few available but too many in one quest. I say there are too few 'hard' creatures to fight once you're in the high levels. Also, it would be great if more mysterious items with special abilities is presented. Boss in FF9 lack HP; if they grow a bit more HP and have characters with multi-hits, it would dearly improve.

The Bottom Line

It is not as popular as 7,8 or 10. Yet i think it is matter of realism that would improve the standard and expectation of this game.