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Final Fantasy IX: Official Strategy Guide (Strategies & Secrets) Paperback – 29 Jan 2001

3.4 out of 5 stars 43 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Paperback: 178 pages
  • Publisher: Piggyback Interactive (29 Jan. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1903511100
  • ISBN-13: 978-1903511107
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 0.9 x 28 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 35,224 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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At first glance this walkthrough appears to be very good. It's visually very pleasing and is full colour which is a bonus. However, when playing you will often be instructed to do something and later told that you should have done something else before, which you can no longer do now (at the beginning of the game the first thing you are instructed to do is light a candle which prevents you from exploring the room you are in. The walkthrough then tells you to explore the room to find two items before lighting the candle).

The second major letdown is that a lot of the walkthrough is contained online. You need to visit a website and enter a code to find out about additional information. This is annoying in itself but now, eight years since the game's release, the website and content is no longer available. This doesn't prevent you from using the walkthrough to finish the game but the whole point of the walkthrough is to 'complete' the game by finishing all of the side quests and obtaining all of the best weapons. Finding out what you receive from certain side quests was contained online and now no longer available.
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I have been a fan of the final fantasy series ever since FFVII came out. The game was like no other I had ever played before...Even now i am sure I haven't found everything out about it.
So when FFVIII came out i played through myself before purcasing PiggyBack's guide. I was very impressed with the detailed explinations and with the help of the guide i found all there was to know about the game.
I got FFIX recently and decided to purchase the book. I was very dissapointed... It dosen't at all live up to FFVIII's guide. Little things like a big world map to look at are gone, don't be fooled by thinking it is colourful, not half the colours of the previous guide. And as already pointed out, every time there is a secret the book dosen't tell you what to do. No no you have to go to a website and enter 'Key Words' to unlock the secrets.
As far as i am concerned i paid for a book to "read" not to point me in the direction of playonline.com It is irritating and i had prolounged abcences away from a game i was eager to play.
I am sure if you want to buy it you will, but don't say you weren't warned!
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After the excellent complete guides to FF7 and FF8, imagine my disappointment to discover that as well as the price of the book, i would also have to fork out money for a PC so i could PLAY ONLINE. Squaresoft should be ashamed . I pay money for a strategy guide so that i can get all the info on secrets and side quests. If thats what you want too, forget this complete cow-pat of a book and go online to an unofficial site to get what you dont already know. utter pish
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This walkthrough is good if you want some help with the game, but any tips and hints you MIGHT need, you have to go onto the website to get them. This can be awkward, as the company name has changed, and so the website takes a while to find.
Despite this, when you do get onto the website and find the tips, it is very good.
Overall, a good walkthrough guide. Well worth getting. (It is possible to go elsewhere for the online things such as game faq[!!])
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I was really disapointed with this guide as the same as other reviews told you that all it does is tell you to go to "play online" for extras when to be honest i paid £12.95 for this guide which i thought the secrets were included. If you really want the guide i suggest you look around for the cheapest price because it is really poor. The good points its got...... colour... no really its good if you want to know about monsters i suppose.
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The PlayOnline 'feature' of the Final Fantasy IX Strategy Guide was voted one of the Top 5 Most Idiotic Moments in Video Gaming. That was back in 2001, when the guide first came out BUT, even now, some 11 years on, fans still have not forgotten nor forgiven. SquareSoft really shot themselves in the foot with this one and, worse still, the website itself doesn't even exist anymore, and hasn't for a long time. The above writer said it best: you pay your money - and these guides are not cheap - because you want to know about and find EVERY secret, side-quest and last piece of info about the game that has, as FF games invariably do, consumed your life for months. Also, to be truthful, there is usually something buried in these games that even the most astute and O.C.D. player would NEVER even suspect without a guide to lead them in the right direction (Zodiac Spear from FFXII anyone?). The previous and subsequent strategy guides, VII, VIII, X, X-2, etc, were and are superb, so please do not let this one put you off. They really do give you EVERYTHING you could want from a strategy guide, along with some stunning and genuinely beautiful artwork, and input from the designers of the games themselves. As for the 'missing' information that should be in this guide, there are any number of websites (GameFAQs being the best) that contain all said information, including crucial Chocobo Treasure Hunting maps, which you can, and should, print out. The Final Fantasy IX Strategy Guide was an experimental mistake that SquareSoft will continue to cringe about for many, many years. But they have learnt their lesson.
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