Why all the hate?

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#1  Edited By RelentlessKnight

To this day, I don't understand why people hate FF 9. The setting, premise, characters, gameplay and even the music (Melodies of Life)  is what makes this game awesome. 
 
I understand why people like other FF games but I rarely hear someone saying this was their favourite.

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#2  Edited By The_Dude

I don't think theres really been a GREAT FF game since 6.

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#3  Edited By Ryax
@The_Dude said:
" I don't think theres really been a GREAT FF game since 6. "
you mean since 1
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 @Ryax said:
" @The_Dude said:
" I don't think theres really been a GREAT FF game since 6. "
you mean since 1 "
You mean since ever.
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#5  Edited By Ryax
@wewantsthering said:
"  @Ryax said:
" @The_Dude said:
" I don't think theres really been a GREAT FF game since 6. "
you mean since 1 "
You mean since ever. "
no. 1 was the shit. /thread
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#6  Edited By trophyhunter

because banana hammocks

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#7  Edited By luce

 I'd find the hate comforting If i were you. 
 
I wish I could enjoy FFXII in peace without rabid fangirls squealing about how Fran and Balthier make such a great furry couple.
 
Sometimes liking a game thats hated makes it all the more special to you.

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#8  Edited By EpicSteve

FFIX is in fact, my favorite game of all times. No hate here.

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#9  Edited By grugvoth

This was simply the VII effect where most Playstation era players were introduced to it with that iteration. When IX came around and brought the series to a similar style to the previous games I through VI there was a lot of hate. For those who had played more of I through VI it was liked a lot with the retro style done in the modern PSOne engine.

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#10  Edited By Spoonman671

I don't think FF9 is hated.  I disliked it and never finished it, but I always seem to be the odd man out when it comes to people's opinion about the game.

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#11  Edited By MattyFTM  Moderator

FF IX is my favourite Final Fantasy game ever. It's a fantastic game. And I hardly ever see people hate on it. Sure, people generally favour VII to it, but that's just the nostalgia factor. VII introduced a tonne of people to the JRPG genre, so they're going to have fond memories of it. When you actually revisit them, IX is the far superior game.

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#12  Edited By Toasty

Same. It's my favorite Final Fantasy, also my first. It's just always been more fun to play than the others I've tried.

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#13  Edited By RelentlessKnight
@MattyFTM said:
" FF IX is my favourite Final Fantasy game ever. It's a fantastic game. And I hardly ever see people hate on it. Sure, people generally favour VII to it, but that's just the nostalgia factor. VII introduced a tonne of people to the JRPG genre, so they're going to have fond memories of it. When you actually revisit them, IX is the far superior game. "
I think FF IX didn't get more attention because of being released near the launch of PS2 and people dismissing it. What I like about this game is that the storyline and characters are connected to each other and taking back to the original FF storyline. Also the characters feel more lovable than the previous two and I was more detached to them in their journey than the other two games.
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#14  Edited By Turambar

Because Dagger is probably one of the dumbest default names in JRPG history.
 
That said, I loved the game.  Not as much as VI, but I still loved it.

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#15  Edited By Romination

There seem to be two camps of people: people who like VIII and people who like IX. They rarely crossover, because while VIII was a mature, darker story with human looking characters and a highly deep and sophisticated combat system. IX, however, seemed to be a kiddy game in comparison. Look at a character comparison. 

 Look, we have body proportions and look grown and stuff
 Look, we have body proportions and look grown and stuff

These guys look like fucking kids
These guys look like fucking kids
Couple that with the fact that IX has a much more simplified battle system and whatnot and people could easily see it as a step backwards and hate it. Those who decided to stick with it love it quite a bit, though.
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#16  Edited By davidwitten22

FFIX is the best final fantasy ever made. I like 10 ok, and I hated VIII, but the other Final Fantasy's have never interested me as IX did.

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#17  Edited By Burns098356GX

Favorite of the series.

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#18  Edited By Godwind

9 was my first Final Fantasy.  It was the second/third game I got for my PS2(I didn't have a PS1).  As for my favorite final fantasy, that would be contested between 4,6,and 9.  I liked 1,2,5,7,8 and10.  I never played 3 and I believe 10 was the last good final fantasy game.

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#19  Edited By The_Dude
@Ryax said:
" @wewantsthering said:
"  @Ryax said:
" @The_Dude said:
" I don't think theres really been a GREAT FF game since 6. "
you mean since 1 "
You mean since ever. "
no. 1 was the shit. /thread "
1, 3, 6, IMHO.
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#20  Edited By Bandit_Fox

I think that the art style can throw people off. Plus, coming off of two -ish (6 could count) Final Fantasys that were a bit more cyberpunk (I'm sure I'll get grief for suggesting 8 was cyberpunk but it's in there somewhere) and going back to a more traditional knights/crystals/ fantasy steampunk thing, it probably threw people.
 
I've actually been waiting for it on PSN so I can finally play it through and beat it. I sunk 20 hours into it years ago before my memory card took a shit and I lost my saves.

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@Turambar: Yes, Dagger = retarded name 
maybe in japanese dagger doesn't sound so harsh and blunt but to me it has the ring of word such as 'table', there is no poetic nuance that alludes to some comment on a female character with the name of a deadly weapon.  Just the name 'table'...... or 'dagger' as the case may be. 
 
I really liked FF9 though probably my favourite in the series.  Was filled with a world to explore and side quests to get distracted by with plenty for you to see off the trodden trail all the things i appreciate in an RPG.
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#22  Edited By DoctorOptimist
@Ryax: I hate it when jackasses usually put "/thread" in their posts as if they believe their bias ideals and views is the truth. 
 
On Topic: 
Final Fantasy IX receives hate because it isn't as emo or as angsty as VII and VIII were, it was a throw back to the old-school Final Fantasy games and I loved it. It's my favorite Final Fantasy for the Playstation, I liked VII and all, but IX was much better in my opinion. My favorite in the series still remains Final Fantasy VI however. 
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#23  Edited By PNut_Buttr_Panda

simply everybody hates it because its not 7...

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#24  Edited By KingBroly

It came out after 8 and didn't look like 8, but a less Popeye-ish version of 7.

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#25  Edited By SpiralStairs

I really need to finish a Final Fantasy game. I almost did with VIII, but I got bored with it.

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#26  Edited By jacksukeru
@RelentlessKnight said:
" To this day, I don't understand why people hate FF 9. The setting, premise, characters, gameplay and even the music (Melodies of Life)  is what makes this game awesome.   I understand why people like other FF games but I rarely hear someone saying this was their favourite. "
This was my favorite. 
 
It was also the first FF I ever played. A friend had it as well as 8 and 7 at the time, but 9 was the one I stuck with. After playing through half the game and quitting it, I still came back a few years later and restarted it, this time playing all the way through. 
 
I've finished the FF3 & 4 DS remakes, played half of 8 and some of 7. To the near-ending of 10 and many hours of 12, haven't unwrapped 13 yet. 
9 is to this day the one mayor, non-remake final fantasy game that I've ever finished. 
 
Now that I think about it Zidane is probably my favorite FF protagonist as well.
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#27  Edited By Ryax
@DoctorOptimist said:
" @Ryax: I hate it when jackasses usually put "/thread" in their posts as if they believe their bias ideals and views is the truth.  On Topic: Final Fantasy IX receives hate because it isn't as emo or as angsty as VII and VIII were, it was a throw back to the old-school Final Fantasy games and I loved it. It's my favorite Final Fantasy for the Playstation, I liked VII and all, but IX was much better in my opinion. My favorite in the series still remains Final Fantasy VI however.  "
well actually it is fact that 1 is the shit so /thread
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#28  Edited By shadows_kill

FFXII= best FF i have played...... done

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#29  Edited By DoctorOptimist
@Ryax said:
" @DoctorOptimist said:
" @Ryax: I hate it when jackasses usually put "/thread" in their posts as if they believe their bias ideals and views is the truth.  On Topic: Final Fantasy IX receives hate because it isn't as emo or as angsty as VII and VIII were, it was a throw back to the old-school Final Fantasy games and I loved it. It's my favorite Final Fantasy for the Playstation, I liked VII and all, but IX was much better in my opinion. My favorite in the series still remains Final Fantasy VI however.  "
well actually it is fact that 1 is the shit so /thread "
What's the "best" is truly subjective and Final Fantasy I is far from my favorite. It's a good game but dated compared to the standards it set forth years after it's release, I'd take it over Final Fantasy VIII and XIII any day though.
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#30  Edited By Ryax
@DoctorOptimist said:
" @Ryax said:
" @DoctorOptimist said:
" @Ryax: I hate it when jackasses usually put "/thread" in their posts as if they believe their bias ideals and views is the truth.  On Topic: Final Fantasy IX receives hate because it isn't as emo or as angsty as VII and VIII were, it was a throw back to the old-school Final Fantasy games and I loved it. It's my favorite Final Fantasy for the Playstation, I liked VII and all, but IX was much better in my opinion. My favorite in the series still remains Final Fantasy VI however.  "
well actually it is fact that 1 is the shit so /thread "
What's the "best" is truly subjective and Final Fantasy I is far from my favorite. It's a good game but dated compared to the standards it set forth years after it's release, I'd take it over Final Fantasy VIII and XIII any day though. "
ff1 is the best 
 
/thread
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#31  Edited By DoctorOptimist
@Ryax: *sigh* Yeah, whatever you say. :P
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#32  Edited By Ryax
@DoctorOptimist said:
" @Ryax: *sigh* Yeah, whatever you say. :P "
yeah exactly.  
 
now close down this thread gorbachev!
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#33  Edited By Ashby

I adore FFIX. It was the first game I played on a PS1, and it comes in a very close second to VI as my favorite Final Fantasy. 

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#34  Edited By sagesebas
@Ryax: One and the Japaneses 3 are amazing

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