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Final Fantasy IX

9 months ago

Feature: Ranked in the correct order, finally

The Best of Final Fantasy

A group of Final Fantasy fans divided against themselves cannot cast fire. Or so the saying goes. For too long we’ve been at war about which is “the best”. Sliding roman numerals around on a table until one of us gets upset and starts using bad language. Let’s end this, here, today. Let’s look at each other, earnestly, with open minds and opener hearts, and…

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Feature: What's it all about?

Spawn Point: The best JRPGs for total beginners

Welcome back to Spawn Point, where we take an element from the world of gaming and explain what it is, why it's worth your time and how you can dip your toes in and get involved. Last time, Brendan gave you a 101 course in Final Fantasy XII, a JRPG that recently got spruced up for PC twelve years after its original launch on PlayStation…

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11 months ago

Feature: Happy birthday, fans

30 years of Final Fantasy: The highs and lows

It’s the 30th birthday of Final Fantasy, says Square Enix. The first in the series was released in Japan on this day in 1987 and an old story goes that the name was chosen because Square was in financial trouble at the time – almost bankrupt – and it was likely to be their last game. But that’s rubbish, the creator later said in an…

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1 year ago

Feature: Listen now or feel discomfort

Podcast: The Electronic Wireless Show talks Tacoma, The Shrouded Isle and comfort games

You look tired, traveller. Come in, sit by the fire and listen to the RPS podcast with us, the Electronic Wireless Show. It's about comfort gaming this week - the things we play when we feel down in the dumps or ill with the flu or just a little cold and tired. Here, drink it all up with your ears, like a nourishing audio broth.…

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Feature: "Of 100 nobles watching, 100 were impressed"

Have You Played… Final Fantasy IX?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time. I hadn’t, until this week. You may now judge me. Done? OK. When people ask the doomed question “what is the best Final Fantasy”, all the memes will rally to the side of Zidane and his troupe of actor-rogues. And that’s a lot of fun, because…

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3 years ago

Feature: Confessions of a PC Fan

The RPG Scrollbars: Final Fantasy And Me

Since we've got a little bit of a gap in big RPG releases at the moment, I've spent the last couple of weeks playing catch-up. A couple of games I missed when they came out recently. One... quite a bit older. Final Fantasy IX was one of those games that slipped past me at the time, not because I wasn't aware of it, but because…

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Final Fantasy IX Arrives On PC After 16 Years

Final Fantasy IX [official site] is a name you're likely to hear a fair bit if you ask folks about their favourite Final Fantasy game. You thought you were being all clever and snide, preparing some comeback about Square Enix releasing over fifty of the devils, but someone has disarmed you with earnesty about a video game. What are you going to do now? Will…

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Rando-B-Gone: Final Fantasy IX’s No Encounters Mode

Ooh they're awful, those random encounters. There you are, walking down the hill, minding your own business, when someone jumps up in your face, yelling "I'm the queen of the lemurs, grab your tutu for the raisin taco dance party!" Horrible little oiks. If you're interested in the upcoming PC port of Final Fantasy IX [official site] but dread being set upon by Rando Calrissian,…

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Feature: Will the prophecies come true?

The RPG Scrollbars: The RPGs Of 2016

The holidays are now over, and it's time to get back to what matters - saving a million accident-prone fantasy realms from their own past mistakes, evil gods on the rampage, and all that pesky loot that they clearly don't have anything better to do with than stick it in barrels at the bottom of dungeons. This is why so many of them have no…

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Final Fantasy IX Coming To PC

Younger readers may find this hard to believe but, back in the year 2000 or so, when Square Enix announced a new Final Fantasy, everyone believed it was truly the last one. Each game sparked petitions and letter-writing campaigns from fans, begging Squeenix to reconsider and renew the series - especially after entries as nice as Final Fantasy IX [official site]. Well, not that I…

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