Final Fantasy IX Review by the PS Vita Review Network

The PS Vita Review Network has finished up Final Fantasy IX and given their thoughts on it, just as Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster is around the corner.

"All in all, Final Fantasy IX accurately melds together what made Final Fantasy I-VI great with what made Final Fantasy VII and VIII great into a single game, and a great way to prepare for the Final Fantasy X HD Collection. There is a ton to do in the game, and there are so many references to just about anything that you’ll never be able to find them all. The game is held back by some technical issues, but is otherwise is worthy of a spot on your Memory Card. This is a game that has a unique experience that no Final Fantasy fan should miss."

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kalkano1560d ago

"With all of the content in mind, you can expect to use up a good 18-20 hours on the main quest and add a good 5-10 more hours for all of the sidequests, if you’re planning on going 100%. There’s a lot to do."

Uh...more like 50+ hours for 100%.

AnteCash1559d ago

9 is the best FF for those who are new to the series.

Sly-Lupin1559d ago

I'd argue that its the best, period.

3-4-51558d ago (Edited 1558d ago )

I had played FF11 for my first, but that doesn't count as much.

* Tried FF7 on psp last year and the story & music and even the characters were awesome.

It was one of the most frustrating games I've ever played though and I only got to the 2nd village after Midgar.

There are too many " WHY WOULD THEY DO THIS?!" type of moments for me to continue in that game.

I won't let it taint my views on the series though.

I'm getting FFX/X-2 for Vita in a few days so hopefully they redeems the series for me.

* I mean seriously getting one hit killed by some monster thing on my way to second village over and over and over again regardless if I'm on a chocobo or not, is just NOT FUN!

So yea are dead to me, aside from your beautiful music, of which I only got to experience about 10% of it.

* I'll never understand why, when you can't do something simple and correct, would you CHOOSE to make it frustrating JUST BECAUSE ????


kalkano1558d ago


You're not supposed to fight it. You're supposed to ride the chocobo through the marsh, so it can't get to you. It's SUPPOSED to be able to one shot you. That's why you need the chocobo in the first place. I suggest you give it another chance. As someone who's played them all, it's the best in the series.

Bimkoblerutso1559d ago

Yeah, I have no idea what they're talking about. It took me about 50 hours if I remember, and I don't think I came anywhere close to doing all the side stuff.

rextraordinaire1559d ago

Battles didn't take 8-12 seconds to load. I played that game recently, and about 2-3 secs is much more realistic...

Has the author ever really counted to ten? Ten seconds is an incredibly long time for a battle to load, and that game would never have been released with such an issue.

kalkano1559d ago

I think the game fooled you. It's loading until the UI pops up, and the ATB gauges start. It just loads it piece-by-piece and flips the camera around, to keep you from getting too bored while it's loading.

stragomccloud1559d ago

One of my all time favorites.

Becuzisaid1559d ago

Not even Legend of Dragoon took ten seconds to load a battle. Lol

Relientk771558d ago

Still my favorite FF game