Tag Archives: Final Fantasy IX

Hashtag top ten games tbh

With all the really, really good stuff I’ve been playing lately it seems high time to expand my top twenty games list into a top twenty-five one. Except I’m not going to do that. Instead I’m just gonna make a … Continue reading

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ultimatest top twenty tee vee game list

This is mostly just a repost of the top 15 list, for the sake of achieving even greater definitiveness and appeasing my desires of obsessive list making. There definitely won’t be a top 25 list ever; that’d just be silly.

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Not so final thoughts on IX

In spite of having blabbed for two lengthy posts about Final Fantasy IX, I still can’t get it out of my head. It definitely deserves to knock Mega Man 2 off of its pedestal on my personal top five list. … Continue reading

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The Man Who Was Zidane (Part 2/2)

(Part One) Places  One of the things I’ve been paying attention to in my recent games of VIII and IX is their use of pre-rendered backgrounds – a stylistic choice which seems to largely be abandoned these days. As the … Continue reading

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The Man Who Was Zidane (Part 1/2)

(Note: I am going to spoil a fifteen year old game) Final Fantasy IX is the most Chestertonian RPG game. That, I think, puts its finger on why I find this game to be so compelling as an adult. I … Continue reading

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