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Screenshots from boxed PAL 50hz version[edit]

I think these screenshots are bad 'cause they're from the PAL version of the game (notice they are boxed). —Preceding unsigned comment added by 89.118.10.62 (talk) 10:50, 20 October 2009 (UTC)

Computer role-playing game?[edit]

The article states that FFIX is a "computer role-plaing game", yet I can't find any place that sells FFIX on the PC platform. I was under the impression that this game was only released on console? Anyone care to verify this?

I think there was no computer version of FF IX. A console is still, technically, a computer (as said in the computer game article), but maybe we should change this to 'video game', if everyone agrees --goncalopp 22:06, 20 April 2006 (UTC)
Disagree. Computer roleplaying games is a general term for Console RPGs. — Deckiller 22:27, 20 April 2006 (UTC)
Also diagree. CRPG refers to all games of this type regardless of platform. --JiFish(Talk/Contrib) 15:14, 23 April 2006 (UTC)
Please note that the terms computer role-playing game and console role-playing game are not platform distinctions. They are two completely different genres, only loosely connected by a stat-driven battle system. Please see the talk page in Final Fantasy VIII and you'll see why Final Fantasy games should be branded as console role-playing games. I'm changing this for now, I hope you all agree with me after thoroughly reading the subject. --Tristam 20:23, 21 July 2006 (UTC)
Very true. Computer role-playing games are usually Western as opposed to Japanese, which most console role-playing games are. An example of a computer-role playing game: Neverwinter Nights. Computer role-playing games are usually one-character rather than a party. Mrmoocow 23:46, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

Can't you people see emulators are now available? User:JoshuaMD 11:42 Thursday 22nd March 2007 (GMT)

What? Relevance? Mrmoocow 08:51, 23 March 2007 (UTC)
Emulators are so named because they emulate the console to play a game that is ripped directly from the commercially realeased version for said console, or to play the console release through your PC CD/DVD-ROM. The game was never released for the computer. FFIX is not a computer game, period. --—ΔαίδαλοςΣΣ 17:23, 23 March 2007 (UTC)

It's only a suggestion. Still works though. User:JoshuaMD 20:59 Friday 23rd March 2007 (GMT)

We've established, however, that console role playing games and computer role playing games are seperate genres. The 'computer' and 'console' only has to do with the fact that MOST computer role playing games are released for the PC, and MOST console role playing games are released for consoles. Mrmoocow 22:10, 23 March 2007 (UTC)
To add to Mrmoocow's points, even if this were not the case, it still was not released for computer. It only works because someone wrote a program that makes it work. I can also get ROMs for NES games burnt onto a CD that can play in a mod-chipped Playstation. But that doesn't make Super Mario Brothers a Playstation game, nor do emulators make FFIX a computer game. --—ΔαίδαλοςΣΣ 22:15, 23 March 2007 (UTC)

Eh, I'm gonna play some Final Fantasy 9 now. User:JoshuaMD 08:25 Saturday 24th March 2007 (GMT)

'Kay. You do that. Mrmoocow 22:28, 24 March 2007 (UTC)

I did. With pleasure. JoshuaMD 10:01 25 March 2007 (GMT)

Is there any reason to continue this line of inane retorts? This page is for discussion of improving the article; not a chat room. Consensus, terminology definitions and simple logic are all against you. If you dissagree, then make a valid argument with support. We will be happy to discuss your issues. But if you cannot, then remember WP:CIVIL and only respond to the discussion topic or do not respond at all. Do not respond for the sole purpose of making a retort and getting the last word in - that sort of posting makes it very difficult for someone to assume good faith. If you have problems with either Mrmoocow or I, or anyone else for that matter, take it to their user talk pages. This is not the place for such trivialities. --—ΔαίδαλοςΣΣ 20:12, 25 March 2007 (UTC)

The article mentions FFIX was a PlayStation game, but I seem to remember my friend had it for the Dreamcast. Was it for both systems or do I remember that wrong? MrDenton (talk) 17:26, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

You remembered wrong - IX was only released for PS and PC. Farslayer (talk) 02:33, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

POV issues[edit]

"FFIX was revolutionary to the Final Fantasy series in several ways, including a deep, mystical story, beautiful new graphics..."

That seems a little POV to me. Matt 09:25, 14 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Yes, that's bad POV. Keep that out of the article, please. Fanboyism is not what this project is after. [User:Michiel Sikma|Michiel Sikma]] 16:40, 21 January 2006 (UTC)
Although I agree with this being removed, I have to say, FFVII is pretty POV too, especially the 'Legacy' section. Mrmoocow 23:50, 16 March 2007 (UTC)
Wikipedia follows a policy of Neutral Point of View. That does NOT mean we don't express different points of view; it means the prose tries not to show favor of one over the other unless impossible. The Legacy section states facts, but the section above shows both praise and criticism - both of which are POVs, yet are balanced. Moreover, the Legacy section is stating facts with references, not pushing a POV with original research. — Deckiller 23:53, 16 March 2007 (UTC)
Actually, Final Fantasy IX follows the concept of 'Final Fantasy' closer than FFVII did. I mean, closer to the original. FFIX is only 'different' if you compare to to FFVII, FFVIII, and FFX.

Credits[edit]

Do we really need the production credits at the bottom of the page? It seems like a waste of space to me. Maybe just mentioning they key people would suffice, the other final fantasy game articles don't have all the credits. --Vanguard 09:46, 28 Apr 2005 (UTC)

A couple of them do, actually. Personally, I see them as more important for a research tool like an encyclopedia than the lengthy story or character summaries, which are, in general, better suited to fansites and FAQs. Someone who actually wants to perform quasi-scholarly research on the game is going to likely be more interested in who created it than anything. – Seancdaug 15:44, Apr 28, 2005 (UTC)
I added them again. Encyclopedias contain knowledge. The fact that anyone would remove such, and not to mention the time someone spent typing all of that, flabbergasts me. Unless it's outlawed somewhere on Wikipedia, quit being narrow minded. --209.248.124.209 00:37, 7 March 2007 (UTC)
Though Wikipedia aims at encompassing all human knowledge, Wikipedia has also outlined several policies and guidelines as to what should be noted and what should not. Please refer to this link here and here. 私はBluerです 05:10, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

Grammar[edit]

Minor grammar edits in the "Criticism" section (proper form of its/it's; better use of commas, things like that), including one minor wording edit ("criticised mainly for its graphics but also..." to "...not only for its graphics, but also..."). Original message, meaning, and otherwise wording still intact.--Erazzmus 09:19, 17 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Looks much improved. Thanks! – Seancdaug 10:02, Jun 17, 2005 (UTC)

Story[edit]

I have added the attention template because there is no mention at all of the game story. Not even an introduction. The articles for every other FF have a section on the story. Rdysn5 01:54, July 12, 2005 (UTC)


I removed the attention template, since I've done about 2/3 of the story on a seperate page - I was going to finish it, but I got kind of burned out. I'll go back to it in a day or two, but I figure people can start looking at it and editing it now. MrCheshire 20:53, 14 July 2005 (UTC)

"Criticism and low sales" section[edit]

The criticism and low sales section is, IMO, verging dangerous close to POV-pushing, and is desperately in need of some form of citation, I think. Plus, some of it seems to be entirely tangential (the bit about FF8, for instance, seems to go pretty far afield). I was half-tempted to strike and/or rewrite the whole section, and if necessary incorporate the relevant points into another section. But I'm not convinced that's the right path myself, and it certainly seems too extreme to undertake without first getting others' input. Does anyone else have any thoughts? – Seancdaug 03:16, August 17, 2005 (UTC)

Being the guy who wrote it, I think there is a place for a "Critism" section; but if you have some ideas as to exactly what should change, I'm open to constructive critism myself. I was thinking that it could be altered to a section like the "Fanbase and Critism" section in the Final Fantasy VIII article, which is more of a "Fan Reaction" section; perhaps that would be a bit less controversial? -- VederJuda 12:13, 17 August 2005 (UTC)
Dangerously close, yes. There is certain truth to FFVIII's success, however. It was hyped so much that it sold nearly 3 million in a week. That section is well worth having. Sam-EL
Personally, I'd call dangerously close an understatement. I read it as something of an FF/Square fanboy tirade against detractors of the game--particularly the discrediting of those who only played VII and VIII. - 211.28.80.58 08:51, 5 March 2006 (UTC)
None of the aspects of the game that were praised were mentioned in the article. Why not include that somewhere? GI Judd 17:24, 11 October 2006 (UTC)
It is worth of note that the game was re-released as a greatest hits item.

Hey, I'm sorry I'm learning this stuff. But, criticism of the strategy guide, I remember it being huge. Cause you bought a strategy guide that basically linked you a website rather than tell you what to do. If I write an extended bit on the criticism of strategy guide would it be a problem? I know it's not a huge part of FF9, but it does seem important to me. Let me know. No ego here.

Final Fantasy IX story[edit]

This article strikes me as a little odd. In general, we don't have seperate articles for stories, and I sort of feel that the content is too long and detailed, as is. Does anyone have any objections to paring it down substantially and moving it here? – Seancdaug 05:18, 1 January 2006 (UTC)

I prefer it the way it is. — VederJuda 05:33, 1 January 2006 (UTC)
I dislike it myself, as I stated in Talk:Final Fantasy III#Story. When I suggested the article be wikified a few months ago, it lead to a multitude of red links (which can lead to potential unneeded articles and either useless redirects or annoying AfDs). I feel the same way about the long story sections in FFIII and FFIV. And there's too many BitTorrent otaku to prevent the Advent Children plot summary from being a description of the entire film. I say get rid of it FFIX story...maybe we should bring this discussion to the project talk. ~ Hibana 06:38, 1 January 2006 (UTC)
After working on trimming it and wikifying it for several hours, I became WP:BOLD and merged some key elements into the plot summary section, transwiki the rest, and redirected. If people object, we can always revert. Deckiller 04:31, 16 January 2006 (UTC)


I've removed the line about Necron being summoned from the Crystal as that's altogether inaccurate. The being was the Iifa Tree's core function. More can be read about that here:

http://db.gamefaqs.com/console/psx/file/final_fantasy_ix_plot.txt

While this is certainly fan research being cited here, there's no indication at all that Necron arose from the Crystal being that Kuja's Ultima Spell clearly fizzles out well before its blast radius could have consumed the Crystal. It's not a major change to the article. It's just removing a bit of innacurate -- and not very relevant -- information from a sentence that still functions fine without it.

Ryu Kaze 7:31 PM January 28, 2006

-=Nods=- yeah, it was original research anyway. I removed a lot of the orginal research and fancruft when I merged and rewrote, but I left that one up for debate. Deckiller 00:33, 29 January 2006 (UTC)

To say so in case no one else has, you did a nice job with ensuring that the Story section sounds encyclopedic and that it serves its purpose as a general interest column. Way too often do articles turn into essays. Just look at Cloud Strife's entry on the site. Anyway, again, good job.

Ryu Kaze 7:38 January 28, 2006

Thanks for the comment :). Have you thought about starting a username and joining the Wikiproject? We could use your help. Deckiller 01:34, 29 January 2006 (UTC)
And done.

Ryu Kaze 04:19, 11 February 2006 (UTC)

i own the game and thought it was great at first the in game movies were awsome but i didn't like the enemies for some reason no matter how many levels i gained i couldn't beat the final boss for instance when i first fought him at level twenty i almost killed him. but when i came back at level 40 i did worse than before. what is up with that.

Garnet picture[edit]

Image:FF9_Dagger.jpg isn't exactly the best possible picture for Dagger. It'd be great if someone could find a shot of her in a more neutral pose rather than right after waking up.Michiel Sikma 16:39, 21 January 2006 (UTC)

I've done that, hope that's better --goncalopp 19:21, 21 January 2006 (UTC)

Merchandising[edit]

Has anyone thoroughly researched the entire FFIX franchise enough to make a statement about its vast merchandising? It doesn't stop at soundtracks and wall scrolls, from what I've seen, but extend to at least two coffee table art books, t-shirts, keychains, and who can forget the Japanese Coca-Cola commercial? It might not be much compared to other games like Halo, but within the Final Fantasy series, it must be the best advertised.

The coca-cola thing should definitly be added. --JiFish(Talk/Contrib) 19:23, 21 February 2006 (UTC)
On a game fair (I believe it was Spiel! at Essen, Germany) I visited a few years back, I played a card-version of Tetra Master. Don't know whether the game is still for sale or where, though... -- Bakabaka 17:21, 27 July 2006 (UTC)

Getting this article Featured[edit]

Okay, here's how I plan on doing this. I'm sick, and I have the rest of the day free, so I'm going to try and enhance this article as much as possible. Here's what I'm going to work on:

  1. Trim the story section by 1-2 sentences and add in-game dialogue references.
  2. Prosify several sections and add in references from interviews and articles online, as well as cutting out a LOT of excess information and adding in a few key ideas.
  3. Fixing prose all around
  4. Enhancing the criticism section by removing POV and weasel words and adding in a variety of figures and reviews.

Yes, I'm back :) — Deckiller 18:42, 12 May 2006 (UTC)

  • Completely changing the structure of the Reception section. — Deckiller 18:52, 12 May 2006 (UTC)
Something needs to be done about the Allusions and influences section; it's supposed to contain examples, not a growing list of EVERY connection to the other games. Perhaps it can be put into a well organized set of paragraphs. Also, 86 the Production credits, it's red links galore. ~ Hibana 23:39, 12 May 2006 (UTC)
Agree, I plan on prosifying that section or including any revenant info into the resepctive sections once everything starts to come together. I think the credits are completely unnecessary; FFX is a FA and it didn't need any. — Deckiller 23:58, 12 May 2006 (UTC)
The characters section needs to be downgraded immensely. It really should be completely rewritten to look like the Playable characters section on the FF7 or FF10 pages. Geg 23:47, 15 May 2006 (UTC)
Agreed. Tomorrow is my last day of high school, and my job isn't full-time, so I'll have plenty of time to work on this article over the next week. — Deckiller 11:25, 31 May 2006 (UTC)

Question[edit]

This doesn't... particularly relate to the article, but who was the scenario writer for Final Fantasy IX? It isn't listed in the credits and it wasn't Kazushige Nojima, apparently. Geg 02:18, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

The Scenario writer was actually Kazuhiko Aoki.--24.48.96.233 20:40, 17 January 2007 (UTC)

POV problems with the reception section[edit]

I've tagged the reception section with {{npov-section}}. A couple of the things I've noticed:

  • "It must be noted, however, that these failures were mostly considered from people who started playing the series starting from Final Fantasy VII and thus were more accustomed to the two entries preceding Final Fantasy IX." There are a few problems with this:
    • It's very probably not true. I'll see your unsourced generalization and raise you my personal experience as a long-time fan of the series when the game was released, which says that there was just as much criticism from "old school" fans as there was from "newbies," and just as much praise from the newbies as from the old schoolers. But I wouldn't dare suggest that my personal observations accounted for anything more than a non-random, unrepresentative sampling. To suggest that "most" people felt a certain way, and to offer no support for that claim, is ridiculous.
    • So what if it was true? It seems openly confrontational and dismissive, and I'm not sure what it adds to the article, information-wise. It characterizes an entire strain of criticism before any of the points of that criticism have been identified (i.e., "they hated it because it was different and they didn't give it a chance"). I admit I may be missing something here, though, if anyone has read it differently.
  • "First, Final Fantasy IX was seen as an attempt to return the Final Fantasy series to its fantasy roots, after the other two PlayStation incarnations featured many Sci-fi elements... this appealed to older fans, fans of the newer games were likely turned off by the change in direction." We're conflating fantasy with medieval fantasy. I think calling Final Fantasy VIII, a game replete with such fantasy genre staples as sorceresses, science fiction is faintly ridiculous, honestly. We're solidly into speculation with the second half of the quote above. If the change turned people off, then presumably we can find notable sources that indicate so. If we can't, then we shouldn't make stuff up.
  • Regarding the PS2: "people who bought the new system spent their money on new games to get the full power out of it." Not citation in support. Not even an attempt at correlating sales figures (which would be problematic as original research, in and of itself). Can we cite a source indicating a significant trend of gamers who would have bought Final Fantasy IX, had they not spent all their money on PS2 launch titles?
  • "This was widely regarded as a bad move, as people buy strategy guides to have the info conveniently collected and in front of them while playing; this was especially true for Final Fantasy games, because of the many secret locations, side-quests and hidden items." We're making a sort of broad assertion of why people buy strategy guides. Even if it's true, we should cite support for it (and probably rewrite it in a less condescending tone, IMO). It's also sensationalist in its claim that the Final Fantasy series is substantively different from other series.
  • Particularly in the last paragraph, we go overboard with weasel words: "some felt," "was considered," "seen by many fans as inferior." We've actually got a review cited for this paragraph, which is good, but that only really encapsulates the reviewer's opinion. We're not saying that "Andrew Vestal felt..." or "seen by Andrew Vestal as inferior." We're making vast claims about a fairly large number of people.

I didn't want to take a cleaver to the section myself before sounding out for some degree of consensus, though. So... thoughts, anyone? Suggestions? Disagreements? Death threats? ;-) – Seancdaug 07:03, 19 July 2006 (UTC)

I can take care of it if you want; I've done about four of these sections in the past. — Deckiller 07:25, 19 July 2006 (UTC)

while youre right about the sourceless info, i think the differentiation as a departure from the sci-fi feel is important, and although it may be some sort of POV, does re-create elements used in older games. I doubt the "feel" of a game is information, but its still important to recognize the difference.

Necron[edit]

Necron is NOT the ultimate eidolon. Nowhere in the game does it say that. It was, in fact, Alexander. Remember the text in the game? The ultimate eidolon was divided into four crystals - that's what Brahne was after for half the game, but two end up with Garnet and two end up with Eiko. Then they come together to summon Alexander when the four crystals are together. I've just played through the game - again - so I have a pretty good understanding of the plot. Kuja never destroys the Crystal either; the Crystal is still spinning in the air when the screen vanishes and the companions end up in - essentially - Hell. Necron says "When he sought to destroy the crystal, the purpose of life ended." Not when he DID destroy the Crystal, but when he SOUGHT to. Furthermore - had he destroyed the Crystal - Necron wouldn't have his job to do because the universe would already have been returned to a state of non-existence. I'd appreciate if someone would revert the plot to the correct account, because I have no desire to get into an edit war. --Tristam 19:30, 11 August 2006 (UTC)

Huh? I just copy and pasted that part of the story from the edits, lol. — Deckiller 03:14, 12 August 2006 (UTC)
None of that was included in my original edit. >_> --Tristam 03:28, 12 August 2006 (UTC)
Hmm, I must've taken it from the original summary. — Deckiller 03:29, 12 August 2006 (UTC)
Ah yes, now that I think about it I do recall that was the text from the original summary. That was also part of Necron (Final Fantasy IX) before I merged it with List of Final Fantasy IX characters with the correct account. For the record, the full game script of FF9 can be found here (scroll down to Shotgonnuva's game script). (edit: Forgot you can't directly link GameFAQs guides) --Tristam 03:32, 12 August 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, I have to add script citations and all that. It probably won't meet the 119 references (and possibly surpassing 130 by the end) of Final Fantasy VII, but it's all good :) — Deckiller 03:37, 12 August 2006 (UTC)
Thanks Deckiller. So I presume that you're going to go with my original edit (not necessarily the prose, but the basic material)? --Tristam 03:42, 12 August 2006 (UTC)
Of course. — Deckiller 03:53, 12 August 2006 (UTC)
 :thumbsup: dude. --Tristam 04:13, 12 August 2006 (UTC)
  • Check out my concerns on the Final Fantasy VII page. — Deckiller 04:22, 12 August 2006 (UTC)

Short Wikibreak[edit]

In the hopes of attaining strategic distance and keeping myself from burning out, I'm taking a five day leave. I request that nobody make sweeping changes, as the sole reason for taking this break is to give me energy to undertake this project. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Deckiller (talkcontribs)

Amarant's character article[edit]

What happened to Amarant's article? All of the other FFIX party members have their own articles, yet his has been removed. Why did that happen? NeoSeifer

Amarant badly failed WP:Notability. The entire character analysis can easily be fit into the List of Final Fantasy IX characters. There's really no third party coverage over Amarant anyways - or other Final Fantasy IX characters for that matter. Ideally, all characters should be merged within the list, but I'm sure it will raise a few flags with those who treat Wikipedia as GameFAQs. --Tristam 15:07, 5 October 2006 (UTC)

Story section problems[edit]

The story section has some problems. The first is minor: the character of Garnet is referred to alternatively as either Garnet or Dagger. Only one name should be used in a summary (Garnet). Second (and not unlike the characters page), this section seems to make a lot of references to things that aren't explained in the story. "...Brahne begins extracting eidolons from Garnet." What are eidolons and why do they need to be extracted from Garnet? "...Cleyra, a kindgom shielded by a perpetual windstorm. Alexandria's ground forces invade the city..." If it was shielded, how did they invade it? And though I understand the concept of summons (having played FF7 a long time ago), referred to in the next part, someone else might not. (These summons appear to be the eidolons, but I had to infer that—it was never explained.) "...the party learns that Kuja was sighted at the Iifa Tree." The what? What is the "Ifa Tree?" "At the Iifa Tree, the party destroys the Tree's mechanism for distributing the mist, thus stopping its flow." Why? "To destroy him, she summons Bahamut, an eidolon and the king of dragons. Kuja uses the Invincible to turn Bahamut against Brahne, which destroys the entire fleet and kills Brahne." Invincible? Huh? What? Where did this come from and why didn't Kuja use it before if it can do as much damage as it sounds like it can. (Ditto Bahamut, really.)

And so forth. IMO, the story summary needs to be written in such a way so that you could read it any understand the story of the game without reading anything else. As it is now, it's not readable without reading a number of other things first (which, in turn, might not make any sense without reading the summary :) ). RobertM525 19:32, 26 November 2006 (UTC)

The story section seems to be unnecessarily long, and some parts are suspected fan speculation OR, such as Garland's plot explanation. There is a need to rewrite this, as it is possible that this part is hindering this article from achieving FA. 私はBluerです 11:03, 17 February 2007 (UTC)
Well, the FA push hasn't even begun yet, and it probably won't for several more weeks until other FF wikiproject issues are handled. The story section does contain a lot of OR. As for length, it's a little long, but the length alone won't hinder anything. The character section also needs to be completely reformatted to paragraph style, and the entire three-part plot section needs to be put into an out of universe order. — Deckiller 13:27, 17 February 2007 (UTC)

Perhaps the spoiler image showing Zidane and Garnet hugging should be removed. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 210.131.130.75 (talk) 15:51, 4 November 2007 (UTC)

Characters[edit]

I'm going to be bold and change this section. It's become flawed and clunky, and feels extremely disorganized. It looks too much like a narrative, and not enough like a roster, which it should be. If you want to change it back, that's up to you guys. PantherFoxie 23:29, 27 November 2006 (UTC)

That's fine for now, but when we do the FA push for this article, it's going to have to be converted back to prose in a different manner. — Deckiller 17:42, 28 November 2006 (UTC)

Necron: Creation of Garland or natural force of nature?[edit]

I'm confused. I thought that Necron had nothing to do with Garland's plans at all, but you seem to suggest otherwise. I've played through the whole game, and it was never mentioned that Garland created Necron. Either I'm missing something, or someone's not quite paying attention to the in-game conversations. Maetch 00:48, 8 December 2006 (UTC)

I also agree with you, I don't understand why they said that. When he was defeated he said that "This is not the end. I am eternal, as long as there is life and death." That should mean that he has existed a very long time ago, way before Garland's plans. Mohamed 08:16, 23 January 2007 (UTC)

And you don't actually think that that could've been an empty boast? Have you read Squall of See'd plot analysis on this game, it's very good. Jammi568 18:16, 5 February 2007 (UTC)

Garland: That is why I wrapped up the light in the Iifa Tree, to prevent the cycle of the judgment of souls on Gaia from inside the planet. Such is the Iifa Tree's true purpose, its true form. (Final Fantasy IX)
It is never mentioned that the Iifa Tree is Necron. It was purely fan speculation. Unless it is stated explicitly in an official publication like the Ultimania, or from the mouths of the producer or director associated with the company that made it, Square obviously, it is fancruft POV. Best to back that statement up with a better source, or watch that entry disappear. Good day. 私はBluerfnです 16:12, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

Question #2[edit]

I have a few questions. Was Kazuhiko Aoki the scenario writer and the event planner for this game? How long did development take? How many staff members worked on the project? Who are the motion capture actors? Any information in those questions are always welcome. Thanks. Sjones23 15:31, 3 February 2007 (UTC)

Famous lines[edit]

I saw this page and i think its something esential that is missing. So what about adding when u got spare time.

For example, Baku's line: "No Cloud or Squall can hinder us now"

or another example, Zidane's Abnegation line "You dont need a reason to help others"

Baku's line: trivial. Worth a mention, if you can find an appropriate place, but needs a source to say that he is referencing FFVII and FFVIII otherwise it adds nothing to the article. Zidane's Abnegation line: trivial. Conclusion: Neither of these lines should be mentioned. --—ΔαίδαλοςΣΣ 17:28, 23 March 2007 (UTC)
I think the second one, "You don't need a reason to help people" should be in Zidane Tribal, which it isn't. The quote is a sum of his personality, as are all of the other game-opening quotes. I don't know, it doesn't really matter. --Teggles 00:07, 27 May 2007 (UTC)

Story section[edit]

I noticed the rewrite; nice start Nicholai. However, it's still probably twice as long as it needs to be. It won't be too difficult to trim it down, though. Other than that, the major issues at hand are shortening the gameplay section and expanding the reception section. Then, we might be able to consider a FA push. — Deckiller 01:05, 18 April 2007 (UTC)

That's quite something. I applaud the effort. But it's lacking some dialog references. I'm going to attempt that, and maybe in the process I'll have to rewrite everything up! Maybe. Bluerです。 なにか? 06:10, 18 April 2007 (UTC)
Well it wasn't originally meant to be a completed overhaul, it was mostly an attempt to nuetralize and decruft the existing, but after trying to copyedit the existing text I found it impossible. So I rewrote it from scratch. That also means that all the tweaking and trimming and sourcing also has to start from scratch, unfortunately. So a lot of mods in the next couple of days comes as no surprise to me. --—ΔαίδαλοςΣΣ 15:41, 18 April 2007 (UTC)

Well, after spending three hours in front of the PC with the script and listening to the soundtrack, I've finally rewritten the Story section. The main plots are emphasized, character side-stories left aside, except those important to the main plot. It's half of the old one. Will add in dialog references a.s.a.p., editors are free to copyedit and spellcheck. Expanding is not entirely encouraged :D. — Bluerです。 なにか? 19:05, 8 May 2007 (UTC)

Nice. Anyway, before we go for a FA push here, I think we should try to elevate some other articles to an easier standard (GA). I'm going to finish the Final Fantasy character classes GA push this week by completing the reception and criticism section there. What articles do you think will be easiest to get to GA status? — Deckiller 19:08, 8 May 2007 (UTC)
Maybe check out your talk page for my reply to that? — Bluerです。 なにか? 19:40, 8 May 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, I looked at the first few paragraphs; it's GA-level, for sure. Will try to help some more later. I was referring to more within the Final Fantasy articles; which Final Fantasy articles people want to get to GA — Deckiller 20:12, 8 May 2007 (UTC)
Suggestion: Final Fantasy Tactics Advance? — Bluerです。 なにか? 05:54, 9 May 2007 (UTC)
  • I still think the story section needs more work, namely trimming and tweaking. It's nearly 1,300 words, which is at least 200-300 words too much. — Deckiller 20:26, 5 June 2007 (UTC)
My original rewrite version (see diff) was shorter by two paragraphs and about 300 words, but that was mostly because I've omitted details of Black Mage Village and Oeilvert, which "in my POV" had small impacts in the story, and would bloat the story section (emphasis added for consideration), because:
  1. Black Mage Village - only serves as a venue for explaining Vivi's identity, which may had small impacts to the main story aside from being the shelter for the Genomes.
  2. Oeilvert - Zidane does a forced errand for Kuja to retrieve a stone that opens up a door in Gulug Volcano. The present story section said Kuja wanted the needed item - it didn't explain for what, but again this has small impact to the overall story.
Aside from the grammar and phrase corrections made by editors (thank you), I think redundant phrases have bloated the story section. This is just a heads-up for trimming editors. — Bluerで す。 07:27, 7 June 2007 (UTC)
I agree. Those bits are generally unnecessary for basic understanding of the plot, for the same reason why we don't mention the Great Salt Sea or the eight demons of Ultimecia's Castle in FF8. — Deckiller 12:54, 7 June 2007 (UTC)
This is a huge section, and it's very hard to explain the story adequately without a lot of words. -- Elaich talk 04:50, 8 June 2007 (UTC)
Nevertheless, the Story section should not substitute playing the game. I'll cut some phrases off. — Bluerで す。 16:54, 8 June 2007 (UTC)

Cid is not Garnet's uncle[edit]

She calls him "Uncle Cid," but she also calls Minister Artania "Uncle." It is stated that her stepfather and Cid were best friends, not brothers: and since Garnet is really from Madain Sari to begin with, it is impossible for Cid to be her real Uncle. -- Elaich talk 01:02, 4 June 2007 (UTC)

Who really cares that much aside from you? Who says he has to be blood-related to someone to assume the role of uncle? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.48.216.196 (talkcontribs) 02:50, 6 June 2007
Next time, 70.48- use choice words that would not sound harsh. Technically Cid's not her Uncle, I assume an editor can tweak the wording a bit? — Bluerで す。 04:04, 6 June 2007 (UTC)
Because this is an encyclopedia, and we only publish established facts. -- Elaich talk 05:12, 8 June 2007 (UTC)
Well, you can't tell, seeing as though she was adopted by Queen Brahne.Ffgamera (talk) 10:35, 10 October 2008 (UTC)

2 player game?[edit]

"Through the Configuration screen, the player can change the Battle Style from Normal to Custom, which allows for two players to control two characters during battle. However, two controllers must be plugged into the PlayStation." This is in the article, and I have never known/heard such a thing after playing and beating this game 5+ times, can someone confirm this with a source please. If not I want to remove it, seems too farfetched.Dabomb691 22:31, 6 June 2007 (UTC)

There seems to be some information about it in Google searches, I'm going to have to check this out myself when I get home. If it is there, it wasn't very well advertised. --—ΔαίδαλοςΣ 23:16, 6 June 2007 (UTC)
Yes, two players can play FFIX: I played this game with my brother. Through the configuration menu you may set one or two players, and then select which characters to control. Best find game articles that address this though, or a game manual at least. — Bluerで す。 02:49, 7 June 2007 (UTC)
This function existed in FFV and FFVI, it's nothing new. They also added it in FFIV PSX. Kariteh 06:44, 7 June 2007 (UTC)
Found a reference which is a GameSpot game guide. Hope it's suitable. — Bluerで す。 17:03, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

Assumptions[edit]

1. Quina was head chef at Alexandria Castle during Garnet's 16th birthday party. How could this be, since Quale accused Quina of barely being able to feed itself? A head chef? Please! Quina's ignorance and naivety certainly means that s/he has never been out of the swamp before. A simple sentence ("Frogs here better than Alexandria's frogs.") has been blown up by fan legend to assume that Quina had been in Alexandria. The fact is that this is just local braggadocio. Or Quina could have just been saying that home is the best place. Quina's repeated naive questions about better frogs and better food outside the swamp practically prove that Quina had never been out of the swamp before. Obviously, it was Quale who was the Head Chef, and also the "Unknown Gourmand" in the Festival Of The Hunt." Yes, I know it's unsourced, but so is the belief that it was Quina.

2. Vivi died before Zidane returned to Alexandria at the end game. True. In the closing credits, there is a point where the words are certainly Vivi's, and he states "my memories are from the sky now." If Vivi were alive, he would have been present with his "children." Memories from the sky is an unmistakable death prose. Yes, I know that it's unsourced, but I have read a very convincing argument for it. -- Elaich talk 05:10, 8 June 2007 (UTC)

So... You can make unsourced assumptions based on "convincing arguments", but no one else can?
About Quina being head chef--it's identified as such if you go to the kitchen and talk to it while playing as Steiner at the beginning of the game. That's what I'd call sourced proof.
And if you wanna try and prove me wrong with quotes, at least get them right. It's "My memories will be part of the sky." Unmistakable death prose? Interesting claim. Care to back it up? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.48.216.196 (talkcontribs) 04:20, 9 June 2007
Both claims are being more POV and unsourced. Quina being head chef at the beginning can only be proven with a screenshot. Please provide a screenshot or link to the screenshot to prove/disprove the claims. Vivi's death can not be proven by any side, it is sufficient to say that his fate is unknown - please do not create speculation, unless you have the Ultimania or a canon source to back it up. And 70.48-, please sign your posts. — Bluerで す。 05:44, 9 June 2007 (UTC)
A screenshot would mean nothing, as all the Qu look alike. Garb would also mean nothing, because a person would be assuming it's Quina just because of clothing. I find it hard to believe that anyone would think that was Quina, when Quale plainly said that s/he could barely feed itself. A head chef that can't feed itself? Ludicrous. I just played the Steiner part, and nothing was said about the identity of the chef. The only thing the chef says is "Now is time to show skill, boys," and "Must hurry." And, sounds like 70.48 has some anger issues. That's not acceptable here. See WP:Civility.-- Elaich talk 20:09, 9 June 2007 (UTC)

What are you on? Do you honestly think Square would make any extremely minor character look 100% EXACTLY LIKE A MAIN CHARACTER? Think about how little sense your statement makes. That's like saying the guy on the wanted poster in Treno only RESEMBLES Amarant.

Anger issues? All I have is Asperger's, which sometimes makes me SEEM angry when really I'm just trying to get a point across.

Then get a user account, which anyone can do, unless maybe you have history with Wikipedia that prevents it. Signing your post is easy by putting 4 tildes after it.
Think about how little sense YOUR statement makes. You are willing to ignore everything said in the game, because something that appears once resembles a major character who is not introduced yet. Maybe Square decided to use the Quina image for the Head Chef to save time and effort. At any rate, there is absolutely no proof that is Quina, so I'm dropping it.
I also have Asperger's. You'll spend a lot of your life yelling yourself blue in the face unless you learn how to make your point so that others will listen. -- Elaich talk 22:34, 10 June 2007 (UTC)

Maybe you should give us some solid canon proof that it ISN'T Quina before starting a debate like this one. Think about the logic you're using. "It couldn't possibly be Quina because they hadn't actually introdued it yet"? Come on, that's just ridiculous {I'll point out once again that Amarant was shown before being introduced too}. Square isn't cheap or lazy enough to use a lead character's mesh for a minor character. There's no concrete evidence either way, and you know it. 70.55.0.138 19:15, 11 June 2007 (UTC)

We can't prove that it is Quina, and we can't prove that it isn't Quina. So until there is sourced confirmation either way, it shouldn't be in the article. Saying that it is Quina is a theory that as of yet does not have proof. Saying that it isn't Quina is a theory that as of yet does not have proof either. Both theories are Original Research without having a Reliable Source, and until a source is provided, it should be removed from the article entirely. --—ΔαίδαλοςΣ 19:27, 11 June 2007 (UTC)
70.55.0.138 is the one grasping at straws, as he tried to say that Quina was identified, if you played as Steiner and went to talk with the Qu in the kitchen. I pointed out that this is false, and was a false assumption based on what is said in the game. Proven wrong, he is trying to go out swinging. If it cannot be proven that it is Quina, then it isn't. There is no room for theories here. It is not stated as such in the article any more. 70.55.0.138, I advise you to get a Wikipedia account. If you really care about what you do here, that is a must. -- Elaich talk 04:55, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

As I said before: If you really do have 100% solid conclusive canon proof that, for the first and last time in the whole series, Square used a major character's mesh for an extremely minor character, go ahead and show us. I have yet to see a single shred of proof from you, yet you continue to claim "I'm right, you're wrong, get over it". Or are you afraid to admit that your theory is just as hard to prove as mine? Evidently, neither of our theories can be proven. I was about to walk away from this, then you had to start again. Just drop it. 70.55.0.138 19:59, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

70.55- do you have 100% solid conclusive canon proof that Square didn't use a major character's mesh for an extremely minor character? You can't prove it is Quina, you can't prove it is not Quina. Solution? Don't put it in the article! --—ΔαίδαλοςΣ 20:55, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

Uhm, yeah, I just got finished saying neither of us has conclusive proof. So, yes, I agree, excellent solution. 70.55.0.138 21:43, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

Pictures[edit]

I'm not sure how important it is but the article would look much better if there were pictures in the Story section. Currently, all the pictures are concentrated at the beginning. Kariteh 21:02, 10 June 2007 (UTC)

Progress[edit]

The first half of the article is looking good (all we need is a paragraph in the characters section describing their creation, etc). The second half of the article (development, audio, reception) needs expansion and sources. — Deckiller 22:31, 10 June 2007 (UTC)

I agree. Anything else on the matter? Sjones23 20:05, 11 June 2007 (UTC)
It's all looking good. Good edits in the Story section, Deckiller. -- Elaich talk 04:57, 13 June 2007 (UTC)
The story section looks better now. I'll expand the Reception section with some reviews, yea. — Bluerで す。 07:35, 13 June 2007 (UTC)
Good idea, Bluerfn. :D Keep up the good work! I will add a hidden message in the plot stating that the "plot" section has been edited to comply with the featured article critera and remind them not to add any unnecessary information (this will stop new users from adding unneeded information, including spoiler tags) when I get the chance. Sjones23 01:32, 16 June 2007 (UTC)
Can't say it will be effective. BTW, I have added reviews for the Reception. Welcome editor's reword, redundancy checks and grammar fixes. — Bluerで す。 16:10, 16 June 2007 (UTC)
Once this article becomes an FA, I will put that message there effective during and after the FA nomination. Sjones23 21:46, 16 June 2007 (UTC)
Here's some sources for music creation information. I'll get around to it soon, but if anyone wants to add snippets, go ahead:
Altogether, only two very useful links, although two other interviews reported that Nobuo replied (without hesitation) that Final Fantasy IX was his favorite score. --Teggles 01:43, 17 June 2007 (UTC)
  • All the info and refs are in place. All that's left is an extensive copy-edit performed by someone unfamiliar with the text. — Deckiller 14:38, 17 June 2007 (UTC)
I will put the copyedit tag. Sjones23 15:17, 17 June 2007 (UTC)
I will also place a copyedit request at the LoCE wikiproject. Sjones23 15:27, 17 June 2007 (UTC)
First of all, this article needs a peer review before FAC. Sjones23 15:35, 17 June 2007 (UTC)
I put this article for peer review at Wikipedia:Peer review/Final Fantasy IX. Any comments there are welcome. Thanks. Sjones23 21:41, 17 June 2007 (UTC)
  • I'll nominate the article for FAC on Wednesday. That'll give us ample time to fix things and copy-edit. — Deckiller 00:08, 18 June 2007 (UTC)
"Now is time to show skill, boys!" LOL. Did a very minor sentence cleanup in Story. -- Elaich talk 01:29, 18 June 2007 (UTC)
Good edits in the story section on the whole; I made a few follow-ups, mostly involving stylistic differences regarding what User:Tony1 likes to see (if we can appeal to them, we'll be homefree). — Deckiller 23:52, 19 June 2007 (UTC)
I think the only areas requiring copy-edit are the development/audio/reception sections — the ones we just added that haven't been given fresh eyes. — Deckiller 23:53, 19 June 2007 (UTC)
It seems this article has been nominated before Tyler's suggested day. And with the three sections needing copy-edit, I guess we'll just do that as we go. Good luck all. — Bluerで す。 11:08, 20 June 2007 (UTC)
I've self-nominated it for FAC this morning. The FAC is at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Final Fantasy IX. Good luck, everyone. Sjones23 11:10, 20 June 2007 (UTC) May the force be with you....
Happy editing everyone. Kariteh 11:12, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

Featured[edit]

Congratulations! This article has been promoted to FA-class. Another worthwhile effort by all contributing editors. Well done. Give yourself and others each a pat at the back, or whatever. — Bluerで す。 17:21, 28 June 2007 (UTC)

Already?? Is the debate really closed? Well, mmh, congrats then. Kariteh 17:44, 28 June 2007 (UTC)
It's moved to the featured log. That can't be bad, can it ;)? — Bluerで す。 17:50, 28 June 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, GimmeBot just closed the stuff. Good news! Kariteh 17:53, 28 June 2007 (UTC)
Good job, everyone, on getting this article featured! Greg Jones II 19:37, 28 June 2007 (UTC) May the force be with you forever, everyone, always...

Nice work everyone as always. — Deckiller 20:05, 28 June 2007 (UTC)

Great job! What's next? -- Elaich talk 00:57, 29 June 2007 (UTC)
Probably Final Fantasy XI, but I won't be around for a while. — Deckiller 16:43, 29 June 2007 (UTC)
Alternatively Final Fantasy Tactics, it's easier and less challenging. — Bluerで す。 17:54, 29 June 2007 (UTC)
Well, Final Fantasy XI is already fairly close; the only thing that needs extensive work is the trimming of the Gameplay section. A more reasonable goal for Tactics Advanced is probably GA due to its current condition. Then again, practically nobody in the project has played XI (myself included).— Deckiller 19:04, 29 June 2007 (UTC)
Oh, never mind, you said Tactics. :-D Nevermind; I agree. — Deckiller 19:05, 29 June 2007 (UTC)

Wayne and Torres[edit]

Okay. In the synthesis shop in Lindblum, the two NPCs who work there are named Wayne and Torres which just so happen to also be the names of two characters in Parasite Eve, another Square game released three years (I think. ._.) before IX. Something else that I noticed about them was that the "Final Fantasy IX" Wayne and Torres play just about the same roles as the "Parasite Eve" Wayne and Torres did. So, fellow wikiers, is this noteworthy in the slightest bit? It's just a wink and a nudge in the direction of people who played Parasite Eve, right? 209.247.22.24 (talk) 17:14, 18 November 2007 (UTC)

Not notable. -- Elaich talk 19:05, 18 November 2007 (UTC)

The music reception is inaccurate[edit]

The comments about the music reception are a misrepresentation. It gives the impression that the music reception was negative, whereas in reality it was more of a mixed bag, leaning towards positive. (Personally, I think the music is amazing.) I know you're gonna want some evidence, so here are all the links: http://www.metacritic.com/games/platforms/psx/finalfantasy9?q=Final%20Fantasy%20ix http://www.gamepro.com/sony/psx/games/reviews/7357.shtml http://www.gaming-age.com/cgi-bin/reviews/review.pl?sys=psx&game=ffix-us http://www.netjak.com/review.php/136 http://www.gamecritics.com/review/ff9/main.php

That must be enough evidence. A lot of articles on metacritic have their links expired, but I read them all and the majority of them praised the music. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.140.85.132 (talk) 16:38, 5 January 2008 (UTC)


I'd just like to add that Nobuo Uematsu also said it was his favourite musical score ever. He wouldn't have said that if he had reused many of the tracks. RPG Fan's analysis is quite frankly cluctching at straws and the examples given are tenous. The correct examples it gives also only appear in the game for a short amount of time. Even with the unoriginal tracks removed, Final Fantasy IX would still contain more original pieces than any Final Fantasy to date. Anyway, the wiki article has picked the most negative comments from RPG Fan's review. Another misrepresentation. http://www.rpgfan.com/soundtracks/ff9ost/index.html—Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.140.85.132 (talk) 16:56, 5 January 2008 (UTC)

The composer also remade some of FF9's songs for his band "Black Mages".Ffgamera (talk) 09:12, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

Characters article[edit]

I think it should be merged (redirected) into this article since we have a hard time finding any creation information and critical reviews about the characters. FightingStreet (talk) 11:05, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

Support totally, it has never been any good, and has never established any notability. the main featured article should be able to cover any character information appropriately. Judgesurreal777 (talk) 16:09, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

I disagree. Pretty much every single other Final Fantasy has its own characters page. To have the characters section bungled into that small space horribly condenses everything and decreases th quality of the whole article. If you're not gonna have a characters page, at least have more than one line for each major character. And many important NPCs are not even mentioned!It is ridiculous that minor characters such as Major Dobe from FFVIII have more about them than Zidane Tribal or Garnet.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Characters_of_Final_Fantasy_VIII#Raijin

I will be lengthening the section if there is no reply by tomorrow. The characters section was fine as it was and provided lots of useful, verifiable information. It should be resurrected. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 217.44.224.144 (talk) 13:38, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

Whether they do or don't is irrelevant, what matters is whether the characters article is notable and can be supported by reliable sources, which it can't. So that's why it was merged. Judgesurreal777 (talk) 16:43, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

I dont know what you mean by 'notable'. And you obviously havent looked hard in regards to reliable sources.

http://www.square-enix-usa.com/games/FFIX-gamesite/

( http://www.ffinsider.net/final-fantasy-9/char.php ) - I dont know if that counts as reliable.

Go look on the characters page on there. It gives a decent amount of information about the characters, unlike the wiki article at the moment. I mean, even if you read the manual of FFIX it has more information than wiki about the characters. Note, Im not even insisting on it being unmerged. I just think that each main character deserves a paragraph at least. And looking around the FFVIII character sources, I could find equally good ones for FFIX. 18:36, 21 March 2008

Not to mention: [1], [2], [3]. The Prince (talk) 19:29, 21 March 2008 (UTC)
Those have no information other than in game stuff like the plot. This article needs to have stuff like how they came up with the characters, and after several years, there this article shows nothing like that, which is the core of notability for this kind of article. Judgesurreal777 (talk) 23:49, 23 March 2008 (UTC)

Spoilers?[edit]

Personally, I thought the story section contained major spoilers concerning the ending. I haven't in fact finished the game, but I was wondering if someone would like to change it a little if they have the time. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.207.23.165 (talk) 23:15, 20 May 2008 (UTC)

Apologies, but Wikipedia is not censored. — Blue 06:52, 21 May 2008 (UTC)
Please see WP:SPOILERS for explanations about Wikipedia's policies. Kariteh (talk) 07:21, 21 May 2008 (UTC)
Next time, avoid looking at the Plot section for spoilers.Ffgamera (talk) 09:10, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

I am (now) familiar the aforementioned guidelines concerning spoilers, and yet I believe the picture in the story section concerning the ending of the game is too noticeable even when trying to skip that section, and therefore should be removed or changed to some other scene from earlier stages of the game. I am sure the purpose of this particular picture could be as well served by something less 'informative'. — ChartreuseCat (talk) 17:44, 23 April 2009 (UTC)

This is an encyclopedia. Its very purpose is to spoil everything notable about its topics. Kariteh (talk) 09:46, 24 April 2009 (UTC)

Remake/Re-release?[edit]

Is this game going to be remade or re-released? There were rumors about the PS1 Final Fantasy titles being updated before, but I haven't been able to find much of anything (even using the internet archive). I know this isn't a place for conjecture, but I think it would be notable if someone found an article about a venture being planned and then dropped. Vaughnstull (talk) 23:15, 12 June 2008 (UTC)

It'd better be (sometime), but after some Googling I've found nothing on remaking, improving or even porting FFIX. Farslayer (talk) 11:53, 8 August 2008 (UTC)
Remakes and re-releases are usually the result of good fan reaction. But FF9 did not receive very good reception because it returned to the FF1-6 concept of castles and queens. Ffgamera (talk) 09:09, 18 September 2008 (UTC)
A remake might happen seeing as Square has remade/ported 1-4 and there have been videos of a FFVII 'remake'; however, as Ffgamera says, it didn't receive as good a reception as the others and might be less liable for a remake. I personally would love it even though it would most likely be a PS3 exclusive.... Cpt Jack House 17:14 12, October 2008 —Preceding undated comment was added at 16:18, 12 October 2008 (UTC).
Actually, if you read this: [4]

Square said they were going to release remakes of FFVII, FFVIII, and FFIX, but it's been seven years.... Insaneingus (talk) 12:19, 25 October 2008 (UTC)

At the most, a re-release on the PSP will happen by the end of 2010. They have just released FF7 for download, and rumours of FF8 have begun circulating. A Chain of Flowers (talk) 15:36, 17 July 2009 (UTC)

Ultimania development information currently not in the article[edit]

The following sources should be translated and used to expand the current incomplete article:

Anyone willing to help translate even one page is welcome! Jonathan Hardin' (talk) 10:46, 10 June 2010 (UTC)

Updated the links. Jonathan Hardin' (talk) 21:53, 23 February 2013 (UTC)
Added a link. Jonathan Hardin' (talk) 16:11, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

Toshiyuki Itahana was the Main Character Designer of FFIX[edit]

It's clearly shown in the intro FMV of the game that Toshiyuki Itahana was the main character designer. Please watch the following video and pay close attention during the time from 1:23 'til 1:31 and you'll see his name: Final Fantasy IX Intro FMV

The other main character designer, Shukou Murase, doesn't work for Square Enix and never did. G-Zay (talk) 19:16, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

I am sorry, I did not notice Itahana's name there. Still, if he is listed below Shukou Murase and once mentioned he did not design some of the protagonists and antagonists, he should not be listed as the sole character designer. Also, problems emerge from the Hiroyuki Ito credit as designer; in the staff credits, Sakaguchi was said to have "conceived" the game, with Ito only being credited as director. I know you are passionate about Ito, but to list him as an uncredited designer for a game, a reliable source has to confirm him as a major contributor to the game design. Prime Blue (talk) 15:57, 25 January 2011 (UTC)

Bishonenosity?[edit]

What does this word mean? Every search I do results in a reference to IGN's review of FF9. Is this a real word? 216.10.193.20 (talk) 19:43, 11 January 2012 (UTC)

Bishonen means "pretty boy" in Japanese. Check out the wikipedia article on it. In context, "plenty of the bishonenosity that made Sephiroth such a hit with the ladies" presumably means that the interviewer thinks both Sephiroth and Kuja are very pretty boys. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 131.111.1.66 (talk) 20:40, 20 March 2012 (UTC)

Garnet vs. Dagger[edit]

Was there ever a reason given for the former being used over the latter? As far as I can tell, reviews and articles about the game constantly refer to her as "Princess Garnet", maybe mentioning her "Dagger" alias, but for the vast majority of the game she's called Dagger unless the player opts to change it to something else. Is her depiction in other media enough for Garnet to be used per WP:COMMONNAME or should we stick to what the game calls her? TheStickMan[✆Talk] 05:58, 5 March 2015 (UTC)