Final Fantasy 9 is a great game!

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#1 Posted by catlin_czirr (2545 posts) -

I put off playing FF9 all these years, because i was lead to believe that it was a mediocre Final Fantasy game, but I was so wrong! I love the game! The characters and setting is so charming! I can't believe I put off playing this game for so long, it is way better than FF8 IMO, Gamespot's score was so off on this one, who agrees?

EDIT: my 5 favorite FF games in order.

1. FF12

2. FF10

3. FF7 (WAY too overrated IMO)

4. FF9

5. FF8

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#2 Posted by jalexbrown (11432 posts) -
Yes, Final Fantasy IX IS great. However, I think you're top five is way off. Final Fantasy XII wouldn't even be in my top five. And, in my opinion, Final Fantasy VII IS the greatest Final Fantasy made. It was a huge technological jump, and huge jump in terms of how the series told its many stories. All Final Fantasy games since VII have done it pretty much exactly like VII did (until XII, which did it in a terribly way, in my opinion), but Final Fantasy VII really did it in a way it had never been done before. It was revolutionary, and it remained an excellent game in its own right while still being innovative.
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#3 Posted by NEOSPARKING (1264 posts) -
your favorite final fantasy was XII?
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#4 Posted by catlin_czirr (2545 posts) -

Yes, Final Fantasy IX IS great. However, I think you're top five is way off. Final Fantasy XII wouldn't even be in my top five. And, in my opinion, Final Fantasy VII IS the greatest Final Fantasy made. It was a huge technological jump, and huge jump in terms of how the series told its many stories. All Final Fantasy games since VII have done it pretty much exactly like VII did (until XII, which did it in a terribly way, in my opinion), but Final Fantasy VII really did it in a way it had never been done before. It was revolutionary, and it remained an excellent game in its own right while still being innovative.jalexbrown
Thats understandable I guess, but I just love everything about FF12. Everything from the combat to the characters, I just loved every minute of the game! Plus it has the most gameplay IMO out of every FF game, there are a TON of side quest, and also it has the Greatest Boss battle of any FF game.......YIAZMAT! 50,000,000 HP nuff said.

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#5 Posted by catlin_czirr (2545 posts) -
your favorite final fantasy was XII? NEOSPARKING
Yup, im the minority. ;)
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#6 Posted by project-exile (904 posts) -
I hated final fantasy 12. I thought it was not as good as it could have been. Making a game like a mmo to me was a dumb move. If I want to play a mmo I will play a mmo not like I would. If they kept it in the traditional type of final fantasy then it would have worked. Square enix should have stuck with what has worked in the past. As for final fantasy 9 I love it one of my favorite games of all time.
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#7 Posted by Dirty3rdTex (635 posts) -

Final Fantasy 9 was a great game and still is. However, for being a final fantasy fan, its hard to believe 6 didnt make your list. IMO 6 was the best final fantasy game period.

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#8 Posted by catlin_czirr (2545 posts) -

Final Fantasy 9 was a great game and still is. However, for being a final fantasy fan, its hard to believe 6 didnt make your list. IMO 6 was the best final fantasy game period.

Dirty3rdTex

Thats because I have never played a FF game prior to the PS1, I never owned a nes or a snes. :?

EDIT: Woops looks like 6 was in fact on PS1, I may have to check it out then!

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#9 Posted by nVidiaGaMer (7793 posts) -
FFVIII was the best.
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#10 Posted by Dirty3rdTex (635 posts) -
[QUOTE="Dirty3rdTex"]

Final Fantasy 9 was a great game and still is. However, for being a final fantasy fan, its hard to believe 6 didnt make your list. IMO 6 was the best final fantasy game period.

catlin_czirr

Thats because I have never played a FF game prior to the PS1, I never owned a nes or a snes. :?

EDIT: Woops looks like 6 was in fact on PS1, I may have to check it out then!

Ok i see. But yes check out 6, once you give it a shot you wont be disappointed.

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#11 Posted by catlin_czirr (2545 posts) -
FFVIII was the best.nVidiaGaMer
Level scaling and all.
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#12 Posted by 7CloudStrife7 (1764 posts) -

my top 5 are

  1. VII
  2. Tactics (original or psp)
  3. X
  4. XII
  5. VI
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#13 Posted by project-exile (904 posts) -
[QUOTE="catlin_czirr"][QUOTE="Dirty3rdTex"]

Final Fantasy 9 was a great game and still is. However, for being a final fantasy fan, its hard to believe 6 didnt make your list. IMO 6 was the best final fantasy game period.

Dirty3rdTex

Thats because I have never played a FF game prior to the PS1, I never owned a nes or a snes. :?

EDIT: Woops looks like 6 was in fact on PS1, I may have to check it out then!

Ok i see. But yes check out 6, once you give it a shot you wont be disappointed.

Final fantasy six is one of those games that I still enjoy playing. The main bad guy is totally insane. You will not be dissapointed.

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#14 Posted by spanky333 (885 posts) -

FFIX rules.

For me it is tied with VII as my top FF game.

I am now playing IV and X at the same time. Both are amazing games. We shall see if they hit me with the same emotional wallop that IX did.

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#15 Posted by nVidiaGaMer (7793 posts) -

[QUOTE="nVidiaGaMer"]FFVIII was the best.catlin_czirr
Level scaling and all.

Level scaling was good. Who would want to fight level 5 monsters when your a level 20?

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#16 Posted by Ragnarok1051 (20151 posts) -

FFIX rules.

For me it is tied with VII as my top FF game.

I am now playing IV and X at the same time. Both are amazing games. We shall see if they hit me with the same emotional wallop that IX did.

spanky333

Yup FF7 and 9 are tied for my top spot of best final fantasy.

My order would be:

FF7 or 9
FF7 or 9
10
8
5

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#17 Posted by Shiggums (21436 posts) -
FFIX is my most played game (played through it 8 times) so I would think I agree :P 2nd favorite game of all time too
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#18 Posted by wraught (125 posts) -

best ffs in my opinion go like this:

1.ff7

2.ff9

3.ff4

4.ff legends 3

5.ff5

and in my opinion, ff8 was the worst ff ever.

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#19 Posted by Mongo-Boss (2108 posts) -

1. FFVII

2. FF Tactics

3. FFIX

Those are the best ones in my opinion but I haven't plyed them all. FFX was pretty good but I thought FFVIII and FFXII were the worst of them all. I thought FFX-2 was more fun than those 2.

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#20 Posted by Mr-XXX300 (86 posts) -
  1. FF 4
  2. FF 6
  3. FF 7
  4. FF 10
  5. FF 9
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#21 Posted by Alexander146 (722 posts) -

I have yet to play FF9. :(

FF12 is still my favorite FF though, with FF6, Tactics and FF7 close behind it. (In that order.)

Sure, FF12's plot isn't that great compared to past FF's, but the game as a whole is FUN.

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#22 Posted by project-exile (904 posts) -
The only part that to me is not fun for final fantasy 12 is yiazmat which has 50 million hit points. That to me is not fun whacking away on a boss for hours. Waste of time if you ask me.
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#23 Posted by Slump3317 (305 posts) -
I wasn't much for IX. VII was ok but out of the newer ones VIII is my favorite. Of course I prefer IV and VI over them all.
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#24 Posted by willxcool (2038 posts) -
yeah but i havent played it yet and can't get a copy :(
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#25 Posted by Franky-the-bat (977 posts) -

FF9 is one of my favorite FF games, you could have 4 people in your party at one time instead of 3.

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#26 Posted by Mystearical (456 posts) -

Personally my most fav FF go in the following order

1- FFX

2- FFIX

3- FFVII - WAY OVERRATED!

4- FFVIII

5- FFXII

AT THE BOTTOM: FFX-2

Those are all the FF I've played... so I haven't played the earlier ones... even though I own Anthologies, Chronicles and Origins - dun have much time lately!

Personally FFIX has the most charming characters, the coolest settings (castles and all that stuff), awesome "side-characters" like Beatrix and the best FF music in my opinion! I love this game and it's sooo nostalic!

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#27 Posted by southy787 (14565 posts) -
One of the only Final Fantasy games that I have not played. Was thinking of picking myself up a copy. Hearing such positive consensus about it has made me curious.
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#28 Posted by TheLegendKnight (1853 posts) -
well i disagree. but i agree on FFXII is the best
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#29 Posted by smoothdesigner (46 posts) -

I absolutely loved FFIX. :D My main reason was the fact that every character had a specific job. I like the fact that I can't have every character have every spell in the game and have every ability in the game. :) Just makes each character even more unique.

Also, I loved Vivi. He is probably my favorite Final Fantasy character of all time.

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#30 Posted by skp_16 (3854 posts) -

Final Fantasy sucks!

The reason why I played 3 of them (FF8, FFX, FFX-2) is because...

FF8 - found a Brady Game strategy guide of the game in school! Stupid student who left it. Hahaha!

FFX - first FF of the previous gen, I gave it a try. It was ok. Graphics is the best! I hope to see a FFX graphics in PS3, IMO it is better than any PS3 graphics. Silky smooth graphics = not good.

FFX-2 - sequel of FFX, bad game!

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#31 Posted by YourChaosIsntMe (1228 posts) -

VI and VIII, my friend.

And Dirge of Cerberus. Best ever, hands down.

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#32 Posted by z4twenny (4898 posts) -

FF9 is one of my favorite FF games, you could have 4 people in your party at one time instead of 3.

Franky-the-bat

in FF4 you get up to 5 people in your party

imo the best 5 are

1. FF7
2. FF6
3. FF4
4. FF1
5. FF9

really though i liked all but 8. i couldn't stand the magic drawing system and the "make whatever you want by spending hours collecting items even though that cool sword doesn't matter much since you can just junction spells to make yourself stronger" system.

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#33 Posted by -starman- (2822 posts) -

i really liked Final Fantasy 9. A little over-simplistic... I hate having to hold back to draw out the boss battles. (but the same could be said for most of FF7's boss fights).

I have to go with...

1. Final Fantasy 4 (FF2 in North America)

2. Final Fantasy 7

3. Final Fantasy 6 (FF3 in NA)

4. Final Fantasy 9

5. Final Fantasy 12

the only "bad" FF would be either Mystic Quest for the SNES or FF3 for DS (the job system was a mess in that one).

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#34 Posted by project-exile (904 posts) -
When the game mystic quest came out I liked it but I found the bosses to be a pain. I actually liked that game. I have to agree with on ff3 for the ds I really did not like going back and forth switching from the job system. Actually now I think of it I hate that game.
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#35 Posted by Daytona_178 (14962 posts) -
FF9 was the best in my opinion, and also final fantasy's lead producer was proudest of 9 aswell!
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#37 Posted by yentar480 (5066 posts) -
i liked 8 more than i liked 9