After playing Final Fantasy 9 for a few days, here are my first impressions.
- the graphics are a little distracting – it’s kinda like an uncanny valley thing. It’s not quite as nice as the new stuff, but better than the SNES graphics. But there are a lot of closeups because it was state of the art when it first came out.
- There appears to be a lot of slapstick with Steiner. But then again, there’s always some slapstick in Final Fantasy games.
- Like pretty much any Final Fantasy game, after the first disc, I’m still not sure what the plot is. Just like anime/manga, the plot is usually not evident in the first few hours. After playing for just about eight hours I still didn’t know what was going on.
- At first I thought I had acquired an airship VERY early for a Final Fantasy game, but then quickly lost it.