guip1408's Final Fantasy IX (PlayStation) review

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My Favorite Game of All Time

The last game in the series that was heavily influenced by Hironobu Sakaguchi, truly the FINAL fantasy written by the original creator. Going back to a fantasy setting.

The game that came with my PS1, the first 3D RPG I've ever played. Probably the best characters I've ever seen in a video game, besides, after playing other games from the series, I was even more impressive how this one put a lot of memories together as well as great new things.

The first couple of times I played, didn't manage to beat it, I was too young. Then a few years later came back, improved my English and beat it. It was the best ending that I could possibly imagine after so much childhood fun with these guys.

This Game made me fall in love with the turn-based battle system, becoming my go-to genre when looking for something to play. It made me want to beat all the great JRPG's that are out there.

The game has an absolutely perfect balance between its deep character driven emotional elements of the plot, and its charming lovable humor. Which coupled with its intelligent and well-balanced gameplay system makes it one of the best the genre has to offer, and my absolute favorite.

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