"Enhanced" Final Fantasy IX Available Now On PS4

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  1. Prans
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    During today's PlayStation Press Conference in Japan, Square Enix revealed that the beloved and timeless classic, FINAL FANTASY IX, is available digitally for the PlayStation 4 now.

    Originally released in 2000, FINAL FANTASY IX for the PlayStation 4 gives players the chance to relive a classic tale of love, magic and self-discovery with various enhancements including high-definition movies and character models, trophy support, auto-save functionality and optional game boosters including high-speed mode and no encounter mode.


    It seems like it is the same version of the game released on PC and smartphones last year.

    FINAL FANTASY IX is available digitally now for the PS4 for £16.99/ €20.99. Those who purchase the digital edition will also receive an original custom theme designed by Toshiyuki Itahana and eight key character avatars.  

    To celebrate the release, the game will be available for a discounted price of £13.59 / €16.79 for PlayStation Plus members until 26th September.

    :arrow: SOURCE: GBAtemp Inbox
     


  2. FAST6191

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    Do I want to replay Final Fantasy 9... I assume this is only a graphics and load speed tweak.

    Might bust out the original actually to test my new uber gaming cabinet.
     
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  3. Qtis

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    Original works great on the Vita and I've clicked quite a few hours on it already ;)
     
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    I'll probably stick with the PC version since I don't care about achievements, but this is nice. Huge fan of FF9.
     
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    And.... bought.
     
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    Earth, bro-dude.
    We can cry all over again. yey.

    Then get angry over the jank in those card games.
     
  8. the_randomizer

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    And I'm sure it retains all the broken sound effects Silicon Studios managed to eff up in the Steam port too! Unless Square Enix actually handled the port themselves?

    Edit: Oh, it's the Steam version, with all the spell sound effects botched to high heaven. They didn't even get the enemy death sound effects at all.
     
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  9. osaka35

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    Do you know of any pc mods that add them back in? Another reason to stick with the PC version :3
     
  10. the_randomizer

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    Yes, there is one that's still in WIP, but from the get go, fixes many incorrect sound effects.

    http://steamcommunity.com/app/377840/discussions/0/2132869574273922356/

    All you need to do is replace three files in the Steam directory for the game.
     
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    "High Speed Mode"

    AKA the game will actually be playable mode? I loved it the first time I played it (yeah, I cried at the end, just like all of you did), but any subsequent attempts to replay have been for naught. Battles are wayyyy too slow.
     
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    Its sitting in my cart now.....waiting till 4 a.m. est. when my paycheck hits my card lol.... (AND YES I BAAWLD LIKE A LIL BABY AT THE END)
     
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    CAVEAT EMPTOR:

    The analog control stick only registers 8-way movement. It's 20 times more annoying than it sounds. Almost unplayably annoying.
     
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  14. Anonymous456

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  15. DarthDub

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    Your mom's basement.
    I'll grab this on PC.
     
  16. BORTZ

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    I will grab this eventually as opposed to right away, despite it being my favorite Final Fantasy # hands down. I have only played it once and I had an absolutely wonderful time with it. I am not so sure if I want to play it again and ruin my original perfect experience, even if I did miss entire swathes of the game (the chocobo forest stuff what).
    Other reasons I will wait include things like
    -I already have FFXII that I have never finished before and I am only about halfway though that at the moment.
    -Destiny 2 is sucking up all my time
    -I have FF7 that I would like to play over again on PS4 before I play 9.

    How bad do the backgrounds look behind the sprites?
     
  17. godreborn

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    this is a good game, much better than Final Fantasy VIII imo. I'd get it if I weren't staying on 4.07 on the ps4. wait, I'll get it for pc like one of the members above and play it with my white wii u pro controller (best controller I've ever used).
     
  18. the_randomizer

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    Be sure to install the sound effect mod, the company who ported it did a bad job with the sound effect conversion.
     
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    Oh no, what will we do with controls exactly like the original.
     
  20. Hells Malice

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    I'd ask how you polish a turd, but Myth Busters showed the world already.
    You can make it shiny but it's still a piece of crap. FF1 has a better story and characters. 9 is easily the worst in the franchise.