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10 Reasons To Replay Final Fantasy IX After 20 Years

Celebrating its 20th birthday this year, Final Fantasy IX remains a top RPG. Here's why.

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There has been a lot of the drama about the Final Fantasy VII remake over the last month. How does it compare to the original? Is it just another nostalgia cash in? Can it even be called a remake when (spoiler alert) the story has been altered?

Do we even care? With all this going on, you might have failed to realise Final Fantasy IX turns twenty this year. Alongside VII, IX is a huge contender for number-one fan favourite, and it’s easy to see why fans and critics adore it.

It seems a shame, then, that any sort of anniversary celebration has been overshadowed by the return of Cloud and co on the PS4. The story of Zidane and his friends is just as worthy of celebration, even if it hasn’t made quite as big a footprint into gaming culture as VII’s.

A twentieth anniversary is reason enough to revisit a classic game like this. You should be able to find an old copy online, and you can download it on a few platforms. But if you need more persuading, read on.

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