Final Fantasy IX is a compelling installment in the long-running JRPG series. You play as Zidane, a member of the bandit/theater group Tauntalus with a heart of gold. Your adventure begins with the mission of kidnapping Princess Garnet Til Alexandros,the daughter of Queen Brahne.
Pro You can customize the way your characters battle with the item-ability system
In most games, characters come with set abilities, gaining them at particular levels, or after defeating enemies, etc. In Final Fantasy IX, your abilities are tied to your items, making it possible to customize your character's skillset. In addition, if you wear some items long enough (meaning you've participated in enough battles), you'll permanently learn the skill and be able to use it regardless of what you've got equipped.
Pro One of the most plot-driven games ever created
While the story is the central focus in every RPG, Final Fantasy IX takes that to the next level. The plot often switches focus between different characters or parties. One particularly exciting sequence on the second disc features two separate parties trying to escape a sticky situation. The game cuts between the two parties and builds an incredible sense of tension. Moreover, changing circumstances force characters to switch from one party to the other, which creates a real sense of dynamic teamwork.
These sorts of events are what have driven the masses to calling Final Fantasy IX one of the greatest stories ever told.