GO Critic, "Final Fantasy IX finally was announced in ’99 and in obviously elated reaction to the world not ending, it was released late in 2000. It was the last Final Fantasy to be released on the PSX, and at first glance (if you were a part of the “new fan” group) you probably wouldn’t even recognize the game as what you’re familiar with.
Steampunky fantasy with heavy European mythology influences?
Young protagonists with comically designed features?
Critically, is was very well received, and if you played this game in the past and was on the fence about it like I was, I would strongly suggest a revisit."