Just picked it up on the US PSN...

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#1  Edited By ttocs

Since this is the only Final Fantasy game (US released) that I haven't played yet, I figured I'd give it a shot.  A lot of people claim this is the best in the series going as far as saying it surpassed VII.  If that is the case, I can't wait to experience it.
 
I only played a little bit last night since most of my time was spent waiting for it to download.  1.5GB takes a while on the PSP.  Anyways, my question to everyone is what should I expect?  How does this game hold up to the test of time?  I'm just looking for some opinions on what you guys think of the game.

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#2  Edited By defaulttag
@ttocs: I love FF9. They went back to their fantasy roots rather than the steampunk stuff or super sci-fi like the last few recent ones.  Classic turn based and each character has only one specific class. The sidequests are plenty and quite fun. The Chocobo treasure hunting system is deep and challenging, but user friendly and rewarding (Ultimate Weapons for example). The story is actually touching, not overly tragic like others. The characters each have a story to tell, not just the main hero. The graphics are of course only PS1. It looked good back then because it was at the end of the PS1's cycle, pushing the system to its limit. The only other game I can think of that looked better for PS1 is Square's own Chrono Cross.
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#3  Edited By Burns098356GX

Loved FF9, favorite game of the series, possibly of any game I've ever played. Easy to understand battle system, the leveling system is easy, its a throwback to older (like NES, GameBoy era). Plot is pretty strong throughout the entire game, most playable character have a strong relation to the plot.

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#4  Edited By Ashby

Gotta agree and pile on more FFIX love here. It's fantastic, having this whimsical fun humor that helps temper some of the game's darker moments. The protagonist is one of my favorites for a Final Fantasy game, and it's just damn fun to play. Hope you enjoy it! : )

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#5  Edited By Mmmslash

FF IX is the best 3D Final Fantasy, without a doubt. Whether it's better than IV or VI is questionable.

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