Probably the best,
This review is from: Final Fantasy IX (PS) (Video Game)
For most people, you will find that their favourite FF game is the one they played first. Not for me. I played FF8 first, and although I love that game, and liked FF7 which I played after, FF9 is my favourite. People criticize the characters, but I say the weird and wildly different characters are what fantasy is all about. The leveling up/ability system is also great - the characters are quite rigid in their roles. You can't have any old character you want casting cure one minute then thunder the next. The music is sublime as usual, one of the better battle themes. And the lead character is chirpy for once, not a dull angst ridden bore. In short - play this game!