May 22, 2022

Final Fantasy IX Arrives On Game Pass

Microsoft are continuing to roll out new announcements for game pass, with Final Fantasy IX now available on Xbox and PC.

One of my favorites in the series, Final Fantasy IX was released on game pass May 14th.

Making it the latest, but not the last entry of the franchise to be available through the service.

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Just last year it was announced that a whole host of Final Fantasy games were coming to Xbox’s amazing game pass service.

Though so far we have only had numbers XV and IX.

The full list that will be released include:

  • Final Fantasy VII
  • Final Fantasy VIII: Remastered
  • Final Fantasy IX
  • Final Fantasy X: HD Remastered
  • Final Fantasy X-2: HD Remastered
  • Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
  • Final Fantasy XIII
  • Final Fantasy XIII-2
  • Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
  • Final Fantasy XV

Staggering the games releases to game pass isn’t a bad idea when they do involve quite a time commitment.

Though several of the games have released on the Nintendo Switch eshop already if you prefer to play on the go.

But to go back on topic, Final Fantasy IX is an amazing game in the series.

Why FF IX Is Amazing

The classic fantasy style and graphics at the time of release back in the year 2000 on the PS1 blew me away.

If you’ve never played the game, the story revolves around a kingdom on the warpath who are using classic series summons to decimate their rivals.

Whilst on the lookout for more eidolons (the summons) to add to their arsenal.

Princess Garnet of the Alexandria is kidnapped at the start by a theater troop, whilst performing a play that kicks off an adventure across the world of Gaia.

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Featuring a classic cast of characters that include the typical conflicted knight Steiner, orphan Black Mage Vivi and…

I’ll try to describe this character as best I can.

Strange not quite sure what creature he/she/it is, frog eating, fork wielding chef Quina.

Also not forgetting emotionally torn Princess Garnet and leading man with a tail and self styled ladies man/thief Zidane.

I Cannot Recommend It Enough… Also Alan Wake

Essentially what I’m saying is don’t hesitate to jump in and sink your time into this rewarding experience.

FF IX deals with some heavy issues while simultaneously telling a fantastic story and atmospherically scored by series legend Nobuo Uematsu.

And if this wasn’t enough, Alan Wake will be added to game pass next week to celebrate the games 10th anniversary.


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