Final Fantasy IX finally hits US PSN on Tuesday, 6/15
BRING IT! Love that game.
I've sadly never owned a FF game. Perhaps I'll give this one a try. I haven't played any redDevil. I played, 10 for a good while, but unfortunately it wasn't mine and I never finished it. I briefly played 12 too but again, wasn't my game and had to return it shortly. I assume #9 has stuff like side missions, good battle system, and most importantly, a great story. Also, how long is the main quest? Maybe I should just get #13? I REALLY want to get into the series, but don't know which game to start with :) I ought to do some research, I wonder if Versus will be good.
Have you played FF6? Its my fav JRPG ever. You can get it on a SNES emulator. Alpha i would recommend you start with 6 or 7. They have simple gameplay, thats fun and addictive. Not to mention really good story lines and characters.
Same I never played a FF game as well the reason I didn't get the new one I felt like i would be lost since I didn't play all the other predecessors.
In my opinion is X. It's a great game for Newcomers to play because it has many modern features you'd expect such as great visuals (Even though it's dated), Voice acting, and etc. This happened to a lot of my friends, who, after playing X, went back and played 6-9.
From there work your way up, also try FFT, preferably FFT:WOTL. IF you have a DS FFIV isn't a bad place to start either. --edit-- @iamtehpwn I beat X first, even though i had owned FFT, XI, VIII years prior to beating it. I don't know why...
Alpha-Male, try it out. It's my fav FF game and def. the most underrated.
I think that FFX is the best FF. It is one of my favourite games of all time. It's beautiful and incredibly fun to play, so I'd recommend that. I actually haven't finished FFVII, though, and I haven't played VIII and IX. I've had VII for over half a year from the PSN, but I haven't gotten around to completing it. I want to know if FFVIII and IX are worth getting. I can spend the empty summer months playing those (when I'm not outside, of course). A funny (and sad) fact: For the price of both MW2 map packs, you can get FF VII, VIII, and IX. For the price of TWO MAP PACKS you can get THREE FULL GAMES (which are considered masterpieces by many people).
I actually found IX was the best one to start at, VII didn't have analog support and seemed lower in the prodution value than IX. This is from a guy who got into them late. VII might seem better to most, but if it was the first you ever played, you may feel a nostalgic attachment to it, making it better in the beholders eyes. Try IX first mainly because of the analog support D pad feels horrible to move around with.
@Alpha-Male Start with FFVII. It was the first game to bring the JRPG genre mainstream. After that, it's your choice go to FFVIII or FFXI, both are great games. I would continue to FF8 personally. Get FFXI when you're familiar with JRPGs finally, it's an amazing game.
whatever... I want chrono cross already!!!
I dont want to sound like a queer or nothing but i think ff9 kicks ass.
If u have a ds, start with 4. if not, start with 6 and go chronologically. IMO FFVIII is bad, but is good. if u can stomach the horrendous draw system then it has one of the best if not the best story. overall though, 9 is my personal fav and the last FF that was done perfectly
FF9 kicks ass?!?! sorry bro, thats queer talk rite there! haha! j/k.... a little bit... @diamond, oh okay, thanks... I get mixed up sometimes...
Time to build up the Final Fantasy collection again... After Joe Danger, Sony is making me buy another PSN card! I'm going broke here! Slow down!!!
Never played it, will purchase it.
It was more like 7 than 8 or 10. If you have played those.. I am going to have to play through it again
Are 8 and 9 worth getting? I enjoyed 10 to the max, but I have unfortunately missed out on those two. I've heard people say that they either love or hate 8. What is your opinion and why?
it depends... i like 9 a little more than 8 because of its philosophical aspects. 8 was very interesting when the story unfolds though.. quistic is hot! edit... Xenogears is a must if you've never played that. (not out on psn, hopefully).. it ties for 1st for my ps1 rpg pick with ffvii..
well time period and story wise..its kinda a mix of the older FFs with the mid-eval feel to it and the battle system is a lil integration of 7 and 8...FFX is more like upgrading based on pts u receive from a battle and using it on the sphere grid..n but weapons are kinda similar..they all have certain attributes that are already within the weapon/accessory. i liked FF9..characters were fresh and spunky..i think that game is worth every penny. @huzzaahh...yea it realli is a love/hate thing about FF8..the story and characters gets better as it progresses tho @ahmay...he/shes totally right to try out xenogears..that game is one of the best RPGs ive ever played
I still have a black label FF9, sealed.
still have my copy from the original release
I still have two copies but both of my disk 4 are unplayable. So this is great news for me.
lands on the day of the sony conference then?
I never was a fan of 9. I did't like it's return to it's fantasy look. I preferred the styles of 7 and 8.
i don't want all games to go the everything has to look realistic route.
ff9 seems fine, the music is good the theme seems playwright like shakespear like stuff. Its a gamble getting it. i hope its 9.99 or 5.99.
It will be $9.99 which is a steal for the experience.
Will cost $9.99 not bad but I wish it was cheaper I mean those games already sold what they had to sale exept ICO and SOTC I will pay that and much more for bouth
The best and most underrated Final Fantasy on the PSone arrives.
Ya I agree. This is my favorite game of all time, and its the one that made me a gamer.
Fi Na Lly!!! this has taken way too long.
Been out here in Australia on PSN for about 2-3 weeks now, $16.95, so you guys will probably get it for 9.99 or something along the lines of that. My favorite Final Fantasy of the lot
I knew this would come out on the 15th! lol Just like FF7
Finally get to finish this game! Worst mistake I made was lending it to a friend and it getting destroyed somehow :(
Still have my original copy. Very underrated in comparison to the other Final Fantasy games. IX is my second favorite Final Fantasy, only behind VII.
i like this final fantasy and now i will be buying it when it comes out.
I really don't see the point of this. You can get FF9 now for cheaper than what it will be on the PSN Store and you will be able to get the disc and everything. It's not hard to find and all PS3's are backwards compatible with PS1 games.
but not everyone has cfw on their psp.... and remote play has a little delay..
Pretty cool, but these are the two I'm waiting for: ~Rugrats: Search For Reptar ~Toy Story 2 Those games are amazing!
i love those 2 games, it is likely i will get 9 too
I always felt like all 3 of those games were something of a set. All of them have a lot in common while still feeling entirely fresh and seperate. Because you love 7 and 8 I can easily recommend 9 without hesitation.
http://blog.us.playstation.... itll be 9.99 in price for psn.
FFIX is my fav FF, its amazing
Been playing this on my psp and laptop (emulators) for the passed couple weeks. Its an awesome game! Anyone who hasn't should definitely buy this game!
FF9 has a pretty good story, as far as the FF games go.
Such a great game and a welcome addition to PSN.
If you're new to the FF series, I would recommend you start by playing FF9. I think it best represents both the traditional and modern FF. Great story, graphics, characters, animation, music, gameplay! I've played it 3x already and somehow it still manages to feel fresh. Plus - it has Vivi!
I Personally prefer FF8 Im into the style of it's school/military like story with it's emotional coaster of epic-ness and mysterious plot in war struggle between other schools that keeps you hooked. I connected with the characters in that game and it's the first FF I played. i got FF7 and it was as good as everyone said it was. FF7 felt similar to FF8 so i automatically added it to my favorite list just as many emotional suspense.then played FF6 and it was as good as everyone said it was a great game just added more to my favorite collection. played FF4 and it was awesome. never played FF9 but im one to like underrated games so im sure i'll enjoy 9 since i never had the chance to check it out. I think Final Fantasy was never the same after FFX so play them all til X and then play the newer ones and see the difference of what classic has become into todays Graphics dominated age
I have FF9 on disk and the PSN release, I bought it a few weeks ago. I did a comparison with the original. And I am happy to say that the PSN version looks a lot better. i have a 46" tv which brings out the true demons, but the PSN version is... The image is less blurry No ghosting More stable Better colours And crisper sound (:
Good to know! I want to appreciate every single gorgeous backdrop :p (FF9's art direction is stunning!) Personally I think the old FF games look better on the PSP Go because of the smaller screen, it makes the graphics clearer/sharper. Can't wait!
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