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I got 1-9 (including 8 thanks to emulators) on my tablet. I just found out the "boosters" are available on 9, so i'm kinda tempted to pick it up early (wanting to finish 1, but those random encounters are damn annoying, so if anyone has any fancy idea how to shut them off, i'm all ears), since they give me these options, including one that makes Quina not so useless.

Anyone got any tips for Tetra Master? I always sucked horribly at that thing.

Also, does anyone have any memory edits to get custom spells working like you could with a game shark. I beat the game legit years ago, but I remember with a gameshark or codebreaker you could totally cast whatever in game spell you wanted, including Grand Cross. It was fun just playing with that spell list, making either Sarah or Eiko OPed and Vivi into a Necron-Kuja hybrid.

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Nvm, I found a save editor that allowed me to make all the cards and also remove the arrows.

Still would like to find something to shut off random encounters in the previous games.

Posted November 5th, 2017 by Kohlrak

ffix was my 1st ff

Edited November 7th, 2017 by Brandy

Quina is far from useless. In fact, s/he is one of the most useful characters in the game. I use Quina in the boss battle against Ozma, along with Zidane, Freya, and Eiko.

Posted November 7th, 2017 by Laxan

Quina always felt useless to me because of what you had to go through just to get all his blue magic.

Posted November 7th, 2017 by Kohlrak

Mighty Guard and White Wind are essential, very useful forms of blue magic.

Posted November 7th, 2017 by Laxan

Right, but you still had to go get them. By the time you would, Quina's got a long way to catch up.

Posted November 7th, 2017 by Kohlrak

Love 9!

Posted November 11th, 2017 by -Riku-

Quina has grown on me every time I've played the game.

But I still often leave her/him off my team more frequently than I have him/her on it.

Posted November 12th, 2017 by Jet Presto
Jet Presto

FF9 is definitely one of my favorites and a perfect swan song game for the PSone

Posted November 12th, 2017 by Q

Just bought Steam version of FFIX! Can't wait to revisit this classic after more than a decade! (FFIX is my second FF, FFVIII being the first FF)

Posted December 28th, 2017 by Angemon

odd, I could've sworn I posted in here at some point.

I only got around to IX fairly recently (maybe a year or two ago?), and really liked it without the influence of nostalgia toward it or anything. Had some issues as I recall (sidequest backtracking was a little obnoxious at times I think), but it definitely had that classic feel in a more modern package.

never cared much for Quina, but s/he was certainly useful for some big fights thanks to blue magic.

Posted December 28th, 2017 by Pirate_Ninja

I recall playing it when I was 11 (I am 26 now). I like the richer colour palette used compared to FFVIII. Not that FFVIII is any bad but FFVIII is more realistic- and life-like while FFIX is definitely inclining towards cartoon / anime-ist, you know, with the bigger head-to-body proportion and everything. However, I was too young to understand the life-and-death theme in FFIX. In fact, I completed the whole game without realizing it! *SPOILER of 2 decades!* I didn't even know Vivi died at the end of FFIX!

Which added another good reason to why I am looking forward to play this game. Can't wait to dive into the world again. And with it, the emotional journey!

Edited December 28th, 2017 by Angemon

Vivi dies?

Posted December 31st, 2017 by -Riku-

Yes. Vivi died after the last battle with Necron and Kuja. The ending reveals this as it is Vivi who is talking about Zidane and all their adventures as well as saying farewell. It isn't Garnet talking about Zidane in the ending through monologue, as I originally believed years ago when I played the game. But in a way, Vivi lives on through his children.

It makes the ending more powerful, really.

It's interesting to me that the strongest games, in terms of storytelling, always seem to be very philosophical and existential. Final Fantasy IX, Nier: Automata, Persona 3, etc...

Edited December 31st, 2017 by Laxan

Don't most Final Fantasy games deal with some philosophical or existential themes as a major point of its story?

Posted December 31st, 2017 by Jet Presto
Jet Presto

I don't think every Final Fantasy deals as deeply with themes of existentialism as FFIX. Not to say that it isn't there, but does 6 or 7 or 10 really go into the whole "finding your purpose in life" bit as much as 9 does? With 6 there's a focus on nihilism and looking forward to a better future after a destructive setback in your life/world (ergo, Kefka destroys the world). In 7 the focus is on humanity's relationship to the planet and moving on from your broken past/the sins you've committed. FF10 focuses on thinking for your self and questioning everything around you, particularly the likes of government/politics and religion.

Posted January 9th by Laxan

Maybe not as deeply about existentialism (though I do sort of question how "deep" IX actually gets regarding that), but every Final Fantasy game of the Super Nintendo era and beyond has dealt with different philosophies, as well as exploring ideas over identity and what makes someone truly an independent, individual being.

Posted January 9th by Jet Presto
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