Speedrunners want to complete games or meet special conditions as fast as possible but some games are so massive that it can take days to get through them, even if you’re playing as quickly as possible.
Speedrunning a long role-playing game requires both concentration and stamina. There are endless menus to navigate and character builds to optimize, and doing everything fast means knowing the game’s secrets like the back of your hand. Speedrunning an RPG can be grueling for even the most accomplished player. So…
Pop quiz: does the name “PlayOnline” make your blood boil, or at least cause one of your eyes to start twitching? No? Lucky you. If it does, you might be familiar with the worst strategy guide in video game history.
The latest Final Fantasy heading to the PlayStation 4 is fan favorite Final Fantasy IX. Update: It’s out now, and mildly enhanced.
Series creator Hironobu Sakaguchi recently reiterated which Final Fantasy was his favorite. Hint: it was the last one he happened to work directly on. While Final Fantasy IX isn’t at the top of my list, you can’t deny it had some really beautiful backgrounds.
You might have your favorite Final Fantasy. Well, so does series creator Hironobu Sakaguchi. He likes Final Fantasy IX the best.
It’s Friday, which is still Kotaku JRPG Day in my heart. So here’s an interesting thought on what made old Final Fantasy games special, from two veteran designers who have plenty of insight on what it’s like to make video games.
Following its recent mobile release, the ninth Final Fantasy, originally released on PlayStation nearly sixteen years ago, has finally popped up on Steam.
Last month, video game enthusiast Square Enix surprise-released Final Fantasy IX on iOS and Android. But the PC version is still nowhere to be found, which is driving some fans crazy.
“Emoticons are unavailable,” the mobile version of Final Fantasy IX tells you when you name a new character. WELL, WE’LL SEE ABOUT THAT.
Track: You’re Not Alone | Artist: Nobuo Uematsu | Album: Final Fantasy IX Original Soundtrack
The PC version of Final Fantasy IX, announced last week in Japan, will be out this month according to Steam. And, critically, it’ll let you turn off random encounters.
Final Fantasy IX, one of the best Final Fantasy games, is coming to PC and smartphones at some point in 2016, Square Enix announced today in Japan.
Grace and her husband got married last month in Hawaii (congrats!). Since they’re big Final Fantasy fans, they decided that the logical thing was, well, a Final Fantasy themed wedding.
Reader Rachel as Vivi from Final Fantasy IX. Costume made by Amy Dollins, props by Rachel, photos by Bernard Semerdjian.
Daniel "Abysswolf" Oliver's pixel art reminds me of the Metal Slug games, especially Barret's look in the Final Fantasy VII piece above. But he's mostly into JRPGs and recently, he remade the cast of a couple of classic games as detailed, colorful 2D sprites.
Happy birthday, Final Fantasy IX! You're fourteen years old now, and still just as lovely as you were back in 2000, though you could stand to take it easier on the random encounters.
People dig up random little easter eggs and bugs in old games all the time. What they don't often find are entire side-quests which have somehow remained hidden from view for over a decade.