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August 10, 2012 08:38:52 AM
(August 08, 2012 12:09:38 AM)TheVoid Wrote: Just finished another playthrough of ff9 on my psp. It was my first ff and ive been playing it off and on for 12 years. I attempted to do absolutely everything one could possibly do in this last playthrough (except get excalibur 2 of course), and did a pretty good job at it. Although i still missed a Stiltzkin location, so i only got 3 of the 4 ribbons in the game. I also gave up on maxing all character's levels (quit in mid 80's) and getting the max rank in the card game, but i did everything else. I almost died of a heart attack when getting 1,000 jump ropes in the jump rope mini game (High Score: 1,288). All in all it took me just over 100hrs, which made the time counter reset to 00.00.00 and turn red.
While all this playing may have snuffed out any nostalgic feelings from my childhood, it's also reassured me that ff9 is the greatest game i have ever played...ever. It transcends the "coolness" aspect of the common Japanese anime and aspires to be nothing less than a work of art.
On the surface, final fantasy ix may look like your common "good vs evil" story; it is anything but. Not only has the soundtrack and art style been melded together perfectly (that's to be expected), but peel back the layers enough and you will find that the developers went so far as to define the very fabric of existence within the game. Okay, so it may be the world of Gaia they are defining, but Gaia in many ways parallels our own existence.
You see, i don't love ff9 because of an obsession with the characters like one would for ff7 or Naruto or Bleach. That's not what the game is. FF9 itself is a single package that must be dissected and studied to understand its meaning. Every piece is a lesson, a question, an emotion. Put the pieces together and it reaches a point, an end, an ultimate truth. I mean, think about how random Memoria and Necron are! They come out of nowhere! It's because they are just pieces of the whole that is Final Fantasy ix. Even after you beat him, Necron doesn't die. How can he? He's a part of the fabric of the world.
FF9 not only reflects upon the previous entries of the series, it reflects upon human nature itself. If you look hard enough, you just might see it.
FF5: LOVING IT!! Very humorous so far and the music might be as good as ff9's
FF8: Beat it before. Trying for Omega Weapon as he alluded me last time.
You sir, wove beauty in it purest form into those words, bravo! :\') I agree that FF9 is the greatest game of all time. It has amazing characters, a fantastic story line and the aesthetic and setting they went for is gorgeous. It\'s just a shame that it\'s somewhat overlooked and doesn\'t have as much fame as some of the other Final Fantasies :/ But oh well, I guess that makes it all the more special in some kind of convoluted way :?