Final Fantasy 9: First Impressions

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.

2 responses to “Final Fantasy 9: First Impressions”

  1. I still don’t remember what the plot really was in FF IX. It’s kind of muddled and just an homage, really.

    • Tell you what, I bet you can assume there will be a world-ending disaster you’ve got to avert.