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My favourite! In my opinion the best!,
This review is from: Final Fantasy IX (PS) (Video Game)
When I saw Final Fantasy IX on the shelves, staring at me, its case twinkling in the lights of the multi-storey floor building, I just HAD to get it. I guarded it to make sure no one else would have it and when it reached my PlayStation console my dreams had come true.
Oh the emotion! Oh the story! Oh the heart wrenching brilliance! Being a fan of Final Fantasy this one, in my oppinion, is the benchmark. Simply wonderful. For its time it had the greatest graphics off all of the Final Fantasies as well as a beautiful musical score and outstanding storyline. The way the game evolves and grows throughout the course of the adventure is truly marvelous. This game, if you put your heart into it and please say you do, will probably take you about 70 hours including ALL of the side quests and mini games.
I have never gotten tired of this game and I have completed it over 5 times. That's about 350 hours of my life gone to one of the greatest experiences I've ever encountered. I truly believe, though Final Fantasy VII is named the greatest RPG of all time, that this is emotionally, lovingly and heart fulfillingly better.
With the upgrowing commotion of Final Fantasy XII this must be played before its memory is forgotten. I believe that you should place your copy of Final Fantasy VII aside for just a little bit to experience the true accomplicity of what Final Fantasy IX has to give.