History VideoGame / FinalFantasyIX

5th Dec '16 10:54:46 PM sarysa
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* StoryToGameplayRatio: Arguably [[FinalFantasyIV another]] [[FinalFantasyVII turning point]], with so much emphasis placed on story that gameplay aspects were adjusted to keep parity with other titles. Experience came unusually easy, with 10k+ exp per battle being common by Disc 3 while exp tables were comparable with [[FinalFantasyV earlier]] [[FinalFantasyVI entries]]. AP also comes relatively easy, with LevelGrinding in general being less tedious. Disc 3 is unusually linear and lacks any optional dungeons, and the final dungeon is a storybook hallway rather than the typical sprawling labyrinth -- design choices clearly to accommodate a focused and FMV-packed main story.
2nd Dec '16 9:57:30 PM Nicoaln
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* ShooOutTheClowns: Quina suffers from this - when the plot starts getting serious, s/he usually sits in the back and doesn't say much or even contribute to conversations, whereas everyone else at least has something to say. Even if you recruit him/her in Disc 1, s/he doesn't say much. (Partly justified in that case since Quina is actually an optional party member in disc one)


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** Falls into DevelopersForesight with Quina - Recruiting them is not required until Disc two, but some scenes ''do'' play if you go to the marsh and find him/her. Naturally, since the plot dictates that only Freya, Vivi, and Zidane make it to Castle Alexandria, an extra scene depicting Quina getting left behind will play, and s/he will in fact respond to Zidane in the Marsh explaining how s/he escaped Clerya.
28th Nov '16 5:20:06 PM craigj
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*** Steiner goes beyond having Zenigata's personality and role to [[{{Expy}}having the same face]] down to his eyelashes.

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*** Steiner goes beyond having inheriting Zenigata's personality and role to [[{{Expy}}having [[{{Expy}} having the same face]] down to his the eyelashes.



*** Amarant has Jigen's face and attitude.

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*** Amarant has Jigen's face and hardboiled attitude.
28th Nov '16 5:09:28 PM craigj
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** Zidane's name is [[LampshadeHanging identical]] in [[JapaneseRomanization Japanese]] to Lupin's choice of cigarettes, Gitanes, with signs pointing to this being the [[SpellMyNameWithAnS intended original spelling]]. He also refers to Steiner by a nickname similar to Lupin's for Zenigata, at least in the untranslated original.

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** *** Zidane's name is [[LampshadeHanging identical]] in [[JapaneseRomanization Japanese]] to Lupin's choice of cigarettes, Gitanes, with signs pointing to this being the [[SpellMyNameWithAnS intended original spelling]]. He also refers to Steiner by a nickname similar to Lupin's for Zenigata, at least in the untranslated original.
28th Nov '16 5:08:28 PM craigj
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** Steiner goes beyond having Zenigata's personality and role to [[{{Expy}}having the same face]] down to his eyelashes.
** Freya's hair, flaring coat, and perpetually held weapon give her the same silhouette as Goemon.
** Amarant has Jigen's face and attitude.

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** *** Steiner goes beyond having Zenigata's personality and role to [[{{Expy}}having the same face]] down to his eyelashes.
** *** Freya's hair, flaring coat, and perpetually held weapon give her the same silhouette as Goemon.
** *** Amarant has Jigen's face and attitude.
28th Nov '16 5:07:48 PM craigj
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** ''[[Anime/TheCastleofCagliostro Castle of Cagliostro]]'' featured a [[AnimalMotif monkey-like thief]] who attempts to rob a corrupt kingdom, only to run into and help the princess as she tries to flee her own country. The princess carries an heirloom that triggers a giant mechanism within the castle. It also had a [[ButtMonkey comically ineffective]] authority figure constantly failing to thwart the thief, [[FireForgedFriends but in time takes his side]] to fight the greater villains. [[{{Expy}} Steiner even has the same face]] as that character down to his eyelashes. Freya's hair, coat, and constantly held weapon give her the same silhouette as Goemon. While Blank fits Jigen's role better, Amarant has his face.

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** ''[[Anime/TheCastleofCagliostro Castle of Cagliostro]]'' featured a [[AnimalMotif monkey-like thief]] who attempts to rob a corrupt kingdom, only to run into and help the princess as she tries to flee her own country. The princess carries an heirloom that triggers a giant mechanism within the castle. It also had a [[ButtMonkey comically ineffective]] authority figure constantly failing to thwart the thief, [[FireForgedFriends but in time takes his side]] to fight the greater villains. [[{{Expy}} villains.
** Zidane's name is [[LampshadeHanging identical]] in [[JapaneseRomanization Japanese]] to Lupin's choice of cigarettes, Gitanes, with signs pointing to this being the [[SpellMyNameWithAnS intended original spelling]]. He also refers to
Steiner even has by a nickname similar to Lupin's for Zenigata, at least in the untranslated original.
** Steiner goes beyond having Zenigata's personality and role to [[{{Expy}}having
the same face]] as that character down to his eyelashes. eyelashes.
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Freya's hair, flaring coat, and constantly perpetually held weapon give her the same silhouette as Goemon. While Blank fits Goemon.
** Amarant has
Jigen's role better, Amarant has his face.face and attitude.
24th Nov '16 4:24:20 PM craigj
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** ''[[Anime/TheCastleofCagliostro Castle of Cagliostro]]'' featured a [[AnimalMotif monkey-like thief]] who attempts to rob a corrupt kingdom, only to run into and help the princess as she tries to flee her own country. The princess carries an heirloom that triggers a giant mechanism within the castle. It also had a [[ButtMonkey comically ineffective]] authority figure constantly failing to thwart the thief, [[FireForgedFriends but in time takes his side]] to fight the greater villains. [[{{Expy}} Steiner even has the same face]] as that character down to his eyelashes.

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** ''[[Anime/TheCastleofCagliostro Castle of Cagliostro]]'' featured a [[AnimalMotif monkey-like thief]] who attempts to rob a corrupt kingdom, only to run into and help the princess as she tries to flee her own country. The princess carries an heirloom that triggers a giant mechanism within the castle. It also had a [[ButtMonkey comically ineffective]] authority figure constantly failing to thwart the thief, [[FireForgedFriends but in time takes his side]] to fight the greater villains. [[{{Expy}} Steiner even has the same face]] as that character down to his eyelashes. Freya's hair, coat, and constantly held weapon give her the same silhouette as Goemon. While Blank fits Jigen's role better, Amarant has his face.
23rd Nov '16 11:13:13 PM RAMChYLD
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** Zidane is an alien who was sent to the planet in order to wreak havoc, but lost his memory of his origin and ended up turning out to be a pretty nice guy. He then meets his more-or-less brother, who is also an alien and who is decidedly more willing to slaughter everyone on the planet. Oh, and Zidane has a monkey-like tail. [[Manga/DragonBall Now where have I heard this story before?]][[note]]It is however a well known fact that Sakaguchi and Uematsu are close friends of Toriyama, having worked together on Chrono Trigger. The trio would rejoin for their first game published outside of Square, VideoGame/BlueDragon, and then again on VideoGame/LostOdyssey[[/note]].

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** Zidane is an alien who was sent to the planet in order to wreak havoc, but lost his memory of his origin and ended up turning out to be a pretty nice guy. He then meets his more-or-less brother, who is also an alien and who is decidedly more willing to slaughter everyone on the planet. Oh, and Zidane has a monkey-like tail. [[Manga/DragonBall Now where have I heard this story before?]][[note]]It is however a well known fact that Sakaguchi and Uematsu are close friends of Toriyama, having worked together on Chrono Trigger. The trio would later rejoin for their first game published outside of Square, VideoGame/BlueDragon, and then again on VideoGame/LostOdyssey[[/note]].VideoGame/BlueDragon[[/note]].
14th Nov '16 8:32:17 PM JMQwilleran
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* YouCanTalk: Regent Cid is transformed into an oglop and later a frog. By the time the party starts traveling with him on the ship ''Blue Narciss'', the notoriously frog-hungry Quina Quen is the only member of the party who hasn't met him before then.
-->'''Quina''': F-Frog... Is talking... Maybe I eat it...?
-->'''Zidane''': Hey, Quina loves frogs, so you'd better watch out.
-->'''Cid''': I'm not worried. I had more enemies as an oglop. <ribbit>
14th Nov '16 8:54:05 AM shoruke
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* NPCRandomEncounterImmunity: Zig-zagged. The mist covering the world [[spoiler:or the first continent, at least]] is well-known to cause mental problems and give rise to monsters, so the cities are all built high up in the mountains... but there are still random encounters up there!
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