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  • Summary: 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 theThe 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. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Apr 27, 2016
    92
    Final Fantasy IX is a must play entry in the RPG genre, and this new version is the best way to experience the magic of the best PS1 Final Fantasy game.
  2. Jun 8, 2016
    90
    A brilliant remastering of a PlayStation classic. While Square Enix could have gone further with the remastering you are still treated to an amazing story, a brilliant cast of characters in a beautiful world ready to be explored and loved by all.
  3. May 11, 2016
    85
    After 16 long years, PC gamers can finally play one of the greatest RPGs of all time. Final Fantasy IX may not have next gen graphics or high quality sound, but it does give the player a great story to follow with unforgettable characters.
  4. Apr 22, 2016
    80
    Final Fantasy IX for PC is surprisingly well done for a sixteen year old port.
  5. Apr 26, 2016
    80
    At the end of the day, Final Fantasy IX is still a terrific game, and unlike many from its era, its core gameplay and plot have aged admirably.
  6. Apr 27, 2016
    80
    After sixteen years Final Fantasy IX finally comes to PC: the conversion is basic, but the core game still remains awesome.
  7. Apr 27, 2016
    80
    Final Fantasy IX finally comes to PC after 16 years through an enhanced and remastered edition. This game is an absolute gem and one of the best episodes in the series. If you could not play the original version this is your chance to immerse yourself in one of the most emotional games ever created. We have to say that even if the port is well made, all the background images did not receive any resolution boost, and they appear blurry in comparison to the updated 3D textures.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Jan 1, 2017
    10
    This was my First Final Fantasy game I've ever played and I truly see why people loved this series this is an amazing game: Great Story,This was my First Final Fantasy game I've ever played and I truly see why people loved this series this is an amazing game: Great Story, Unforgettable characters, and a Solid soundtrack as for gameplay its average but what am I to expect from a PS1 RPG I really hooked on to this game from start to finish its such a shame this series went downhill after FF10 because come to find out this was original writer for the earlier series last game he wrote the other directors for the franchise from 10-15 had potential but the execution wasn't as great as this game please buy this game on PC it's DEFINETLY worth your while shame ANGRYJOE and DSPGAMING never got this game and instead played the TRIPLE-A titles instead which sucks. Expand
  2. Dec 11, 2016
    10
    Game: Final Fantasy IX
    Genre: RPG
    Publisher/Developer: Squareenix/Squaresoft System: Steam (PC) Total Score: 97/100 Value Score: 9.7/10
    Game: Final Fantasy IX
    Genre: RPG
    Publisher/Developer: Squareenix/Squaresoft
    System: Steam (PC)
    Total Score: 97/100
    Value Score: 9.7/10

    • Story: 10/10
    • Characters: 10/10
    • GamePlay: 10/10
    • Graphics: 10/10
    • Sound: 9/10
    • Music: 10/10
    • Length: 10/10
    • Replay Value: 8/10
    • Player Value: 10/10

    Pros
    +Improved visuals in game and in cutscenes - resolution has been bumped up to high definition
    +Seven game Boosters added which increase gameplay speed (which helps a lot in sidequests), maxing out abilities, levels, and gil
    +Movie Gallery at the end of the game added to rewatch cutscenes
    +Blackjack mini game does not require a set of buttons to unlock at the ending anymore
    +Achievements have been added
    +Improved and cleaner looking UI
    +Cloud data which allows you to upload your save files
    +Autosave feature added

    Cons
    -Sound effects from monsters missing
    -Some fragments viewable in environment but not noticeable at all during regular gameplay
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  3. Jul 6, 2016
    10
    Final Fantasy IX is an experience no one should miss out on. With deep characters, an engaging story, and a musical score that only theFinal Fantasy IX is an experience no one should miss out on. With deep characters, an engaging story, and a musical score that only the legendary Nobuo Uematsu could create, it is truly one of the classics and contends for greatest Final Fantasy ever created. Expand
  4. Aug 15, 2017
    10
    My favorite FF of the series! I still love playing it from time to time. This game doesn't get the attention it deserves. If you ever cared toMy favorite FF of the series! I still love playing it from time to time. This game doesn't get the attention it deserves. If you ever cared to try a FF this should be the one! I always support FFIX! Expand
  5. Sep 9, 2016
    10
    Best Final Fantasy game in the series. And i have played them all. Seriously, why this game is so underrated i will never understand. It hasBest Final Fantasy game in the series. And i have played them all. Seriously, why this game is so underrated i will never understand. It has the best production values on the PS1, it was marvelous for its time. The story is nice, sure it is somewhat childish and a fairytale, but it is charming and fun. Gameplay is the typical jrpg, but is decent and won't bother you much. It doesn't require grinding to advance, unless you want to 100% this, which is a waste of time anyway.

    The music is among the best video game music of all time. The soundtrack will remain in your head.

    It is old and quite obsolete by modern standards, but if you can stomach PS1 era games, and you somehow missed it, give it a try. They don't make them like this anymore.
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  6. Jul 28, 2016
    10
    This game really touches me, it feels nostalgic to me even though this is my first time playing it. From the character progression to theThis game really touches me, it feels nostalgic to me even though this is my first time playing it. From the character progression to the branching story, everything feels right into place. Definitely worth a checkout! Expand
  7. Jul 13, 2017
    9
    It is just one of the best from the Final Fantasy series. Remaster raise it's position even higher. HD characters, some kind of add-ons (forIt is just one of the best from the Final Fantasy series. Remaster raise it's position even higher. HD characters, some kind of add-ons (for example "no counter", "give all items").Battle system is classical ATB, which really fits the game because Final Fantasy IX is actually old school itself (we are able to see castles, princesses and things like that again, instead of sci-fi from ff7 or "real world" from ff8). Story is hilarious, not serious like in predecessors. I would give this game 10/10 but in my opinion soundtrack could be much better. I a not saying that it is bad, it is just not as good as Final Fantasy VIII OST was. Anyway, it is the best PC port os Square Enix, I hope Final Fantasy XIII was done that way. Expand

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