FINAL FANTASY IX

Final Fantasy IX Animated Series “Presented For The First Time” at Upcoming Expo

It’s been almost a year since Cyber Group Studios announced its Final Fantasy IX animation deal with Square Enix, and now, it looks like an update is on the way.  According to a new interview from Animation Magazine, the Final Fantasy IX series “will be presented for the first time”…

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New Memoria Project Footage Recreates Final Fantasy IX’s Charming Introduction

Final Fantasy IX: Memoria Project is a loving, unplayable recreation of Square Enix’s whimsical 2000 era RPG, and work on the tribute is moving along quickly. After its reveal five months ago, the team behind Final Fantasy IX’s reimagining is ready to share some of its opening moments—including your introduction…

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JRPGs Need Evolution, But Too Many Are Stuck in the Past

JRPGs are a huge time commitment, often spanning 40 or more hours. Within these gigantic worlds exist slow but satisfying payoffs where you build a party of characters and dig deep into rich storytelling. Having grown up with titles like Tales of the Abyss, Persona 4, and some of the…

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Final Fantasy IX: Memoria Project Is Dedicated to Reimagining the Best Final Fantasy

There is a group of developers and passionate Final Fantasy IX fans who are recreating the game in a modern capacity for a project known as “Final Fantasy IX: Memoria Project.” On June 10, project lead and 3D character artist Dan Eder shared a beautiful screenshot of Vivi in the…

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The Modders Making Unofficial Definitive Editions Of Classic Games

We’re living in a golden age of games getting “Definitive Edition” or “Remastered” slapped on them. Some of these re-releases, like Mafia: Definitive Edition, have been praised for breathing new life into old favorites. Others, like Warcraft III: Reforged, have all the trademarks of half-assed cash-ins. But then there are games…

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The Switch Got Me to Beat Three Old Final Fantasy Games in Two Weeks

It’s been tough to play Final Fantasy games over the years. Despite being one of the most recognizable franchises in the medium, publisher Square Enix has done a pretty poor job of making the games properly available on modern hardware. The 2D era of games have suffered the worst (and…

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Fanwidth (A Fanbyte Podcast) Episode 064: Raymond Trafficking

A smaller, tighter crew convenes to dive surprisingly deep this week! Danielle, John, and Steven discuss everything from Animal Crossing to video games criticism at large. Not to mention Danielle played a new survival game that just went into beta (spoilers: it’s Drake Hollow). Things close out with yet more…

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Fanwidth (A Fanbyte Podcast) Episode 063: Condensed and Protein Rich

It’s a shorter episode this week, but starts off strong with pea talk and nicknames. Don’t believe us? Just strap in for a wild ride down memory lane with sitcom mainstay Seinfeld (and its many great gags) that cause your Fanwidth hosts to recollect their own childhoods. You ever had…

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Fanbyte Morning News April 2, 2020

Here’s your audio roundup for this morning’s news! Direct link here or use the embed below. You can find our Morning, Evening, and Sunday edition short podcasts on the Fanbyte FM feed of your favorite podcatcher.

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Steam’s Wacky Thursday: Fallout 76, Sea of Thieves, and Final Fantasy IX

Steam, that launcher and service you buy and play computer games on is having a pretty alright time this morning as of 10:30 a.m. ET. Well, mostly. Two big announcements have already happened today for those who prefer to click on Valve’s launcher to play their games. First up is…

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Fanbyte Morning News March 17, 2020

Here’s your audio roundup for this morning’s news! Direct link here or use the embed below. You can find our Morning, Evening, and Sunday edition short podcasts on the Fanbyte FM feed of your favorite podcatcher.

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A Definitive Ranking of All Seven Copies I’ve Owned of Final Fantasy IX

At yesterday’s Nintendo Direct, it was announced that Final Fantasy IX (the best one) would be available immediately on the Nintendo eShop. This is tremendous news. Yesterday marked the seventh time I have exchanged United States legal tender for a copy of this delicious product featuring my friends Vivi Ornitier…

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Thorn: A Review

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Zorn: A Review

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Final Fantasy IX: The Series High Point 18 Years Later

Final Fantasy IX was released in North America on Nov. 13, 2000. It turned 18 this month. Time. What even is time? The final (lol) mainstream PlayStation Final Fantasy game was in a weird position upon release. Sony’s vaunted (but light on lasting launch titles) PlayStation 2 came out just over two…

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General Beatrix: A Review

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Vivi Ornitier: A Review

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At last, you can enjoy Final Fantasy IX as it was intended: with random encounters turned off

Square Enix's fantasy roleplaying game first released in 2000 is, after much build-up, finally available on PC through Steam.

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The Case for Final Fantasy IX

FFIX understands a fundamental truth of videogames

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