Final Fantasy IX

The ninth installment in the long-running RPG series and the final for the original PlayStation, Final Fantasy IX gives fans of the franchise the nostalgic thrill of re-experiencing the visual style, gameplay elements and overall spirit ...

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Review: Trtreibers Review

Platform: PlayStation 4 - 53 views - 0 likes

Based on PS4 Version

The one thing that really surprised me this time going through this game was how DIFFICULT the ending stages were, like pretty damn tricky. The presentation is probably the best you'll see form a PS1 game and that's probably the stand out point of it. The real thing that holds this game back from being TRULY amazing (like FF7 or 6) is that it is WAY too slow paced. The battles especially just slog the game down from the beginning, so much so that if I wasn't playing this on the PS4 version where I could speed things up I may not have wanted to play through it again. Otherwise, the characters were well written and fleshed out, the scenario while somewhat cliche was only taking from and homaging what came before and it works very well. In the end, a very enjoyable game that desperately needed to be sped up all around.

Score Breakdown

"The Tale"
Story- 8
Pacing- 5
Characters- 8
Originality- 7
Linearity- 9
Length- 7
Epicness- 8

"The Presentation"
Visuals- 9
Display- 8
Music- 8
Sound FX- 8

"The Mechanics"
Ease of Use- 6
Innovation- 8
Replayability- 6

Positive points
  • Tons of exploration
  • one of the best looking PS1 games
Negative points
  • Battles alone slow the pacing so much it can become a slog at times


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