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Best VGM 400 – Final Fantasy IX – Dark Messenger

As the new year makes itself welcome, the ‘Best VGM’ list hits 400!

As ever when I’ve reached a multiple of 100, the music uploads will be on hiatus for a while as I play and listen to more games. In the meantime enjoy one of my all time favorite boss themes; Trance Kuja from Final Fantasy IX

Bringing Classic Fantasy Back In Style – Final Fantasy 9 Review

FINAL FANTASY 9 (2001) – SQUARESOFT

Given the huge success of Final Fantasy 7 and Final Fantasy 8 on the Playstation, you could have forgiven Squaresoft for continuing along a futuristic line for the next game in the franchise. However, it was clear from the start of its life that Final Fantasy 9 was going to be a combo breaker for the futuristic formula. Development for the game started before Final Fantasy 8 had even been released, and Hironobu Sakaguchi wanted to make a game that he felt was as close as possible to his original views for what Final Fantasy should be. This meant a return to more medieval settings and a more European flavour than its forbearers. Question is, did this gamble pay off in the end? Continue reading Bringing Classic Fantasy Back In Style – Final Fantasy 9 Review