Yes, I realized that I’m on a bit of a Final Fantasy binge at the moment. But you see, I’ve had a rough few weeks, and Dark Souls and Assassin’s Creed III didn’t strike me as very uplifting—especially Dark Souls—and after that last series of reviews, I also needed a break from Star Wars. So what was I to do, but to bring out one of the more happy-go-lucky games of my favorite franchise? And I know that most of my reviews tend to consist of me complaining about stupid shit, because I overthink everything—and to be sure, I have some bad things to say about IX—and I also know that the general consensus of IX is that it sucks, so it’s okay if this post ends up being a good old fashioned rant, right?
Well, here’s the thing: I actually think Final Fantasy IX is one of the better Final Fantasy games.
And I’m not just saying that because I find it a guilty pleasure. I can name a lot of terrible things that I find guilty pleasures. I just legitimately think that IX is a well-made game with a lot to offer in terms of story and character development. I like the battle system, I like how equipment works, the abilities, the gameplay overall.
Yeah, you’ll find a bunch of people all over the internet—like this dude, who’s review is so blatantly misleading once I read it that I could do a whole other review addressing it—who hate IX. I’m not one of them.