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Cairoi
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Posted on 04-18-06 07:25 PM Link | Quote
Alright, guys, I found some FF9 concept art that could have made that game as good as FF7. But instead, compare it to what came out. My opinion is, if they had kept the characters like this, I'd have been enraptured. By the way, this is official artwork.



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Thoughts?


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Posted on 04-18-06 08:19 PM Link | Quote
Thoughts? yeah....Why does ViVi look like an Acid Trip, and Zidane have a cute fairy?

Steiner actually looks pretty kick ass...Looks like hes in his trance form!

And you know how FF9 could have been a better game? They can start out by quit making the main Character a THIEF!

Edit: Ok, another thing ive noticed is that each character has this creature in the picture with them...Do you think Square might have had an Idea there?


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Posted on 04-18-06 09:56 PM Link | Quote
I'm guessing it was a Squaresoft move, since the game had the same artist as FF-FFVI, and that's obviously his works (can't think of his name for the life of me. By the way, he did the art and character designs for Vampire Hunter D).

Anyways, it's cool, but I don't think it would have really improved the game. I still think FFIX is one of my favorites, even though I really had no liking to any of the characters in the game. Vivi was 'cool', but that was about it. But even so the game had a great plot, awesome music, battling, and the artwork (backdrops and stuff) were ahead of it's time.

Edit: It's actually funny, because I just thought about this. Seriously, not very many of the FF's in my opinion have that great of characters ... FFT, VI, and a few others are exceptions, but yeah. I just realized I don't really care for many of the FF characters. FFVII, FFIX, and FFX especially.

Originally posted by Possibly Xeo
Then again I probably shouldn't compare character development to other games, especially some of the Suikoden games. Suikoden I, II, and V wipes it's ass with the characters in FF games.



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Cairoi
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Posted on 04-18-06 10:01 PM Link | Quote
I know this is stupid, but my two major beefs with FF9 were Steiner and Amarant. These pictures, had they been implemented, would have maybe FFIX go from 90% to 98% for me. Then the only thing bad I could say about it is the card game I sucked at.
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Posted on 04-18-06 10:05 PM Link | Quote
I loved the card game.

I put a lot of time into it, for some reason ... I managed to get all of the cards (I think one of each), then told my friends, and probably never played the card game again in fear that I'd lose a card.

I liked FFIX's card game a lot more than FFVIII's.

But yeah, Steiner although cool in battles, was an extremely annoying character, and looked really dorky.

But I take back what I originally said. If they would have went with these designs, I probably would have liked the game more, or at least the characters. One of my biggest gripes was that all the characters were really goofy looking, unrealistically proportioned, etc ...
Cairoi
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Posted on 04-18-06 10:07 PM Link | Quote
Actually, if anyone cares, I thought Zidane was badass.

I just HATED Steiner with a passion, and I also got pissed that Amarant's face was never seen. Those guys, and Quina, were it. But, Quina's picture actually butchers the character more. If that's possible.

Xeo: The card game WAS better than VIII's. But I still sucked at it.
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Posted on 04-19-06 09:29 AM Link | Quote
Tetra master was better on FFXI...Thats all I played online...diddnt bother leveling up at all on that game, I was having too much fun winning the card game

Zidane to me was useless...Just like the Hero (Or Titus?) on FF10...All he was good for was attacking and overdrives/ Trances...

I remember using a Gameshark to give Zidane infinite Trance, because I got so pissed at the thief skills he started out with, and I wanted him to be like how a main character SHOULD be...Bad ass

And I agree with Xeo, the characters looked kinda...kiddish...Wasnt it made from the same creator as Mystic Quest? That was kinda a kiddie game...
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Posted on 04-19-06 09:32 AM Link | Quote
I think I've seen that art somewhere before -- not sure where though. I didn't mind playing FF9, that was actually my favorite FF out of all the FFs. I played that through completely the most times. But in a way, I'm glad it turned out the way it did though, we don't really want 2 FFs to be similar in style, do we? (Well, FFX/X-2 was similar in character wise, but that's pretty much it. And besides, that was a sequel.)
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Posted on 04-19-06 12:57 PM Link | Quote
On FFX I'd allways be using Tidus to slow enemies down and speed my team up... I'd cast cheer every turn with him too... maybe I'm just weird.


LOL! Amarant looks like a broken version of Spike Spiegal!

I love the way Steiner looks. XD

Vivi... scares... me...

And I've allways liked Zidane for some reason.
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Is it just me or did FF9 seem kinda short? Those disk changes just came really quickly, to me...


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Posted on 04-19-06 01:12 PM Link | Quote
I want Zidane's little creature, its so adorable...

I kinda noticed that the game was short to me as well...Only long part of the game was Disc 3...

That and getting the Excaliber II was seriously easy...it was a dead giveaway that FF9 was Uber short
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Posted on 04-19-06 01:19 PM Link | Quote
Lol, I was able to get it even without the Cutscene Skip trick. XD
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Posted on 04-19-06 09:40 PM Link | Quote
Short? ...

Maybe I just spent a good deal doing the whole Chocobo thing, the card games, minigames, sidequests and stuff to rack up hours.

I remember I had over 80 hours on FFVII, VIII, and IX.

I maxed out everything in VII, and VIII, but it still took forever to level up and max stuff out in IX, I'm pretty sure I didn't even get anyone to level 80 or something.


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