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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: 13 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Oct 3, 2017
    95
    Final Fantasy IX on PlayStation 4 has rekindled my imagination that for years I thought I had lost, giving me a reason to return to these characters and story that deserve to be experienced by any fan of the genre. Final Fantasy IX on PlayStation 4 is upgraded and re-rendered up to the best possible version for every fan of Final Fantasy, new and old.
  2. Oct 5, 2017
    90
    This game feels like a home run after almost two decades. The look may be a bit dated, but the gameplay still holds up, and the story still resonates.
  3. Dec 21, 2017
    90
    It's a bold claim, but Final Fantasy IX is the best PS1 era Final Fantasy, and easily one of the best the series has ever produced. With it being on PS4 and PC, even if you don't want to visit a garage sale or local game shop to grab a PS1, you can now play one of the best RPGs ever created. While it manages to only just fall short of greatness, it does so with a level of grace so memorizing, it's hard to believe sometimes. If you still aren't convinced, just play to the final cutscene. That should convince you just fine.
  4. Sep 26, 2017
    85
    Seventeen years after its original release, Final Fantasy IX continues to bring lovable characters full of whimsy. The new boosts ensure that the game can be played in its normal state, or with boosts that are respectful of the player’s time. While the graphical upgrade is a bit of a mixed bag, it’s amazing just how well this PS1 classic holds up. It’s a welcome surprise for the PlayStation 4, and a nod to Square Enix’s continued efforts to bring the best of the Final Fantasy legacy to new generations of players.
  5. Oct 3, 2017
    82
    Final Fantasy IX is an easy recommend for fans of classic JRPGs and should prove to serve as a reminder that, despite the pitfalls the series has navigated through the years, there was a reason why Final Fantasy was once the undisputed king of roleplaying games.
  6. Oct 9, 2017
    80
    Though Final Fantasy IX’s PS4 port lacks the same love and care that was given to the recently released Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, it is still a solid enough re-release, and more importantly another modern source for players to experience this wonderful RPG classic, whether for the first time or the hundredth time. The timeless charm, characterization and content guarantees that this game will be the place you’ll return to someday, now and forever.
  7. Sep 29, 2017
    70
    Final Fantasy IX is one of the best Final Fantasies ever made, hence it deserved a better porting than what we got here. We are used to Square Enix's lackluster portings and that's why nowadays it's hard to accept some trivial mistakes.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. Feb 28, 2018
    10
    Although this game is not for everyone, it is by far my favorite FF game. The game does pander quite a bit to FF fans, and is everything a fanAlthough this game is not for everyone, it is by far my favorite FF game. The game does pander quite a bit to FF fans, and is everything a fan loves about the series. If you can get past those facts, the music, storyline, characters and character development are absolutely phenomenal. For someone like myself, it is the best of everything Final Fantasy and none of the downfalls. Expand
  2. Sep 20, 2017
    10
    Square Einx first brought iOS and Android version of this game to Steam and now on the PS4. This new remaster version of Final Fantasy IXSquare Einx first brought iOS and Android version of this game to Steam and now on the PS4. This new remaster version of Final Fantasy IX contains the following: high-definition movies and character models, auto-save functionality, boosters (high speed mode and no encounter mode, master all abilities, maximize character levels, magic stone counts and gil, full ATB/Trance/HP/MP, 9999 damage), PS4 trophy support, share functionality and remote play with the PSV.

    It's nice to see Final Fantasy IX on the PS4, but I was expecting Square Enix to make a remake. I was hoping that they will completely rebuilt Final Fantasy IX from ground up for the PS4 as they do with Final Fantasy VII. I hope Final Fantasy IX and Final Fantasy VIII will get the same treatment as Final Fantasy VII, that we will soon see in the near future the remake of Final Fantasy IX and Final Fantasy VIII.

    Final Fantasy IX is the best-rated Final Fantasy game and one of the favorites to almost all players around the world, so it deserves remake for the PS4 with improved graphics and corrected minor error (for example Trance system).

    This is my favorite Final Fantasy game. It has a great story that featuring funny, happy, sad, dramatic and tragic moments. Also has great gameplay, interesting mini games like Tetra Master and Chocobo Hot and Cold, and has one of the toughest superbosses of Final Fantasy games. What I like the most in this game is the characters growth systems. Each character have their own class and abilities which allows the player to create his own strategy in the battle by balancing strengths and weaknesses of the characters. I also like ATB system because it is my favorite of all battle systems.

    Conclusion: Final Fantasy IX is one of the best JRPGs and deserves remake!
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  3. Jul 23, 2019
    10
    FF9 is so much more enjoyable with all the upgrades provided in this version. you get enhanced/better graphics and you can speed up theFF9 is so much more enjoyable with all the upgrades provided in this version. you get enhanced/better graphics and you can speed up the lengthy turn based battles or even turn random encounters off, so you can just focus on the wonderful tear jerking story. that paired with a enchanting soundtrack + a cast of characters that has tons of personality, it will leave a long lasting mark on you after finishing the game, it's a masterpice ! Expand
  4. Jun 21, 2020
    10
    Masterpiece. A compelling an emotional journey with a powerful message to tell.
    Every character is memorable. Amazing soundtrack. Artistic
    Masterpiece. A compelling an emotional journey with a powerful message to tell.
    Every character is memorable. Amazing soundtrack. Artistic direction is unique. Ability system is fun and even makes looting fun. Side activities are plenty and contribute to the world building.
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  5. Oct 14, 2019
    10
    One of the best games that I ever played. I you like RPG games, this is your game.
  6. Nov 4, 2020
    9
    I just completed my Final Fantasy IX playthrough. Wow ! That was such an amazing experience. This is a true masterpiece and nowadays, it'sI just completed my Final Fantasy IX playthrough. Wow ! That was such an amazing experience. This is a true masterpiece and nowadays, it's rare to see a game with such a great story, great pacing, interesting and charming characters.

    This is the kind of game that you will never forget as it teaches about life meaning, death, friendship, etc...Soundtrack is great and even though the game is old, we can feel that the art direction did a great job..

    If you play this game in 2020 or in the upcoming years, it's important to keep an open mind, especially for the graphics. It's old...especially the backgrounds and the overworld map.

    I completed the game in around 58 hours and I found the difficulty reasonable (no real grinding required).

    Play it, you won't regret !
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  7. May 14, 2020
    2
    J'adore ce jeu mais je mets un 2 à cause des trophées qui ont été crées par des sadiques !
    1000 sauts à la corde (impossible à réaliser sans
    J'adore ce jeu mais je mets un 2 à cause des trophées qui ont été crées par des sadiques !
    1000 sauts à la corde (impossible à réaliser sans logiciel) et surtout "héros légendaires" qui consiste à vaincre 10000 ennemis alors qu'en fin de jeu on en a battu environ 1500 pour que tous nos persos soient niveau 99... Je sais pas ce qu'il s'est passé dans la tête des développeurs à ce moment-là mais pour moi c'est juste du sadisme.
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