FFIX “gets going” once you leave Alexandria. It really delivers once you get a bit shocked by having set roles for team members. One of the few games where I had to delve into the items bag many times because I had a mage out of commission or something. Also some NASTY status effects, rather than the mild irritants of other games. No more, oh I’m poisoned, ah well I’ll just slog the fight out to the end. Some absolute fooker moments where you have 4 moves all queued up to fire off and the foe you are facing just happens to do the firey status ailment that kills anyone who takes a move when it is upon them.|
Hardest final Boss fight in the series too.
Delightful graphics and animation, you do get the impression that the FF engine gets pushed to the max somewhat... no enemies of “large” stature to face really, and it does get a big sluggish.
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