Let's Replap Final Fantasy 9 [PS4][FIN]!

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Let's Replap Final Fantasy 9!

Hey there folks, I'm really excited to bring to you the start of a new let's replay! Final Fantasy 9 has always been one of my favourite games and since it was my first ever let's play, it holds a special place in the ol' blood pumper.

For those who don't know (...), Final Fantasy 9 is a very typical JRPG with random encounters, towns to explore, tonnes of NPCs everywhere, turn-based battles etc. There's so much great music and pretty much all of the locations are so memorable too :gonk:.

By the way, this is going to be the PS4 version so it'll be all HD and all that. However, none of the added boosters will be used; I may end up speeding up a bit when stealing from bosses but I'm only thinking of one specific boss right now (he can be a huge problem :/).

Here's the opening for the series:


Along with the playlist for the series if you'd rather watch it all via Youtube (though I'd personally rather have any comments here in this thread :) ):
Thanks so much for watching! I can't wait to get going with this one! The nostalgia for both the game and my old let's plays :s. See you around! :)

P.S. Of course, this game was not made by me. I was like 11 or 12 at the time the original came out! It was of course made by Squaresoft and has been carried on over to PS4 by Square Enix.

P.P.S. I forgot to mention! This will be a daily let's play so one episode per day is the name of the game! There could be a day here and there where I won't have time or something crops up, but I'll keep you updated about that on the day, via Twitter :).
 
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Episode 1 - Welcome To Alexandria!

https://youtu.be/XVNeLq0zmhc


Today, the curtains open on the citizens of Alexandria! A plot is thickening to kidnap the princess from under the Queen's nose, by the Tantalus group, including our main protagonist for the adventure: Zidane Tribal!

We also get to meet a little black mage and get to see just how easily he's led astray...

Will the kidnapping work out or will there be interventions? Will our little black mage be able to watch the play?

Thanks for watching! See you in a bit in the hopes of answering these questions!

P.S. I love the opening cinematics and overall opening of this game! I'm so excited to get going! :gasp:

P.P.S. I'll be doing little boss guides here but I wouldn't say there's a boss until the end of the first dungeon. These minibosses are all very scripted and simple until then. Just steal and then attack, with the occasional potion when needed :).
 

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Episode 2 - I Want To Be Your Crow

https://youtu.be/hspPfGtPN64


Hey folks, Princess Garnet has a surprise in store today and the play is a big success! With everything starting to unfold, can we get away with the princess or will a certain big presence notice what's going on in time?

Thanks for watching! See you tomorrow! :)
 

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Episode 3 - Flying The Nest

https://youtu.be/lmf0dLdTEI4


Alexandria is in chaos and their Princess is attempting to flee! Can the great Queen Brahne prevent that with her unique take on preventative measures or will the captors escape? :gasp2:

Thanks for watching! :)
 

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Episode 4 - One Ugly Doll

https://youtu.be/wHkpuOluAN0


Hi! The Evil Forest is infested with some unique monsters that seem to have a liking for attempting to kidnap our party members! Oh, the irony...

I personally love this area. The horror vibes and that sense of survival. Will they all be able to escape? :gasp:

Thanks for watching! see you in a bit for the rest of the Evil Forest! :)
 

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Episode 5 - Horrors Of The Forest

https://youtu.be/FjOfihVcZSA


Hey there folks, today we're wrapping up the Evil Forest! You may be pleased to hear that it ends with the first proper boss! He can be a bit of a corker too:

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Plant Brain Strategy:


- Steal his stuff.
- Cast Fire to hurt him a whole lot. It's the boss's weakness after all!
- Sword magic is new and you start with fire sword since Vivi has it! Get to using that ;).
- Use potions to keep healed up! Stealing can take a while if you're unlucky.
- That's about it really. Pretty basic stuff but he does deal decent damage.
- If you're having a hard time, remember there's a healing spring just outside, by the moogle. Level grind time, maybe?

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There's also one of my favourite cinematics in the game to end the dungeon. Enjoy! :)

Thanks for watching! See you in a bit! :)
 

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Episode 6 - Frozen Flan Lands!

https://youtu.be/cNELTjPmQKk


Hey peoples, today we're going to try and escape the mist by going above it! In order to do that, we need to go through the Ice Cavern, which is incidentally one of my all time favourite game locations. The problem is that Queen Brahne has set a trap in the form of...

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Black Waltz 1 + Sealion Strategy:

- Steal the 2 items from the Black Waltz first.
- Then kill it asap.
- Then steal both items from the Sealion.
- Then just keep attacking and use the almost inevitable trance to finish it off.
- Beware that the weaker the sealion gets, the more powerful its attacks get. Look out when the orb on it's neck turns red!
- Use potions regularly! Don't have any? Steal from random encounters; they seem to just drop them a lot too.

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Thanks for watching! See you next time for my favourite town in the game :).
 

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Episode 7 - The Mysterious Village Of Dali

https://youtu.be/nbfP8kLM5wM


Hey folks, my favourite town in the game is here! Something strange is going on though :s.

Thanks for watching! See you in a bit to see if we can solve this mystery! :)

P.S.
I fancied showing off the card game in this episode since this NPC is pretty good for growing your card collection with some solid basic cards. They'll get outdated soon enough though lmao.
 

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Episode 8 - The Dark Depths Of Dali

https://youtu.be/SPAsEileuOo


Hey folks, today we're checking out the area under Dali! So much weirdness is going on :/. It's more dangerous at the farm though...

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Black Waltz 2 Strategy:

- Don't use magic. He'll counter with more powerful magic against your entire party.
- Dagger won't be specifically targeted so don't worry about her so much. Keep her for healing, by the way ;).
- Steal the waltz's stuff! I feel like there's a pattern forming here...
- Just go all out with physical attacks and use potions when necessary.

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We also check out the airship, hoping for a bit of safety, but things aren't exactly warm and cozy there either :/.

Thanks for watching! See you in a bit! :)
 

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Episode 9 - Waltzing To Lindblum

https://youtu.be/rFigUyJl1SI


Hi peoples, today we're wrapping up the whole airship situation, starting with:

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Black Waltz 3 Strategy:

- Steal his stuff
- Make use of Vivi's auto-trance! It probably won't be enough to take the boss down, but it'll chip away at his health a bit.
- Attack with Zidane and Steiner
- Use potions when you need to :).

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After that relaxing ride, we made it to the Lindblum! More on that next time!

Thanks for watching! See you in a bit! :yay:
 

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Episode 10 - Even The Oglops Are Big In Lindblum

https://youtu.be/H3xGyYGmKFM


Hi! Lindblum is a great big city, deserving of a great big episode! Today, we're gonna go exploring! Loads of items, shops, our first bit of synthesis and more :). Oh yeah, we're also meeting our 5th party member! Freya may get a bit ratty sometimes but she's perfectly harmless ;).

Thanks for watching! See you in a bit! :)
 

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Episode 11- Festival Of The Cute Animals

https://youtu.be/dYA_e-3Lpnc


Hey peoples, today we're checking out the rest of Lindblum, including the ever famous Festival Of The Hunt! Who will win? ;)

There's also a pretty huge bit of plot development involving our crafty princess and a party split!

Thanks for watching! See you in a bit! :)
 

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Episode 12 - Enter The Pin Cushion!

https://youtu.be/Ene032fTO34


Hey folks, we've made it out of Lindblum and onto the most open bit of world map we've had so far! Loads of optional areas for us to see, so let's get cracking!

Along with all that, we meet Quina, our 6th party member! I was always told that you could skip him/her for now, but I've never tried it :/. We also make friends with Choco! :)

Thanks for watching! See you soon! :)
 

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Episode 13 - See How Snake-Like I Can Be!

https://youtu.be/fsfbLchYAwc


Hey folks, Gizamaluke's Grotto has a gimmick that I love! Bring on the bells! The music is also really nice :s. The only thing is that the master of the grotto is being manipulated...

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Gizamaluke Strategy:


- Make sure to steal the ice staff. It's amazing, even if you can get another one soon enough anyway.
- He's weak to thunder so focus a few times and go for broke! Just remember that he sometimes counters spells with a silencing move.
- It's probably best to keep Quina as your potion user.
- You can use slow on him if you like but it doesn't always succeed and this isn't a boss you want to waste moves against; he's one of the toughest in the game imo.
- Equip some water damage reducing equipment before starting the fight. This can be glass armlets, headgear (this is the actual name of the equipment lol). There may be more.
- You can use a tent on him and inflict him with status ailments; a weird boss quirk that I don't think can be used on any other bosses.

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Woop, all done! I always get nervous when he's coming up :s. Oh yeah, there's also a bit of time spent with Dagger and Steiner. More on that next time!

Thanks for watching! See you in a bit! :)
 

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Episode 14 - Rainy Season

https://youtu.be/4Wbl-8ThXYM


Hey folks, today we're heading into the rainy city of Burmecia with Zidane and the gang! You'd think going into the city would get you out of the rain but...it's the opposite here lmao.

Of course, we wrap up Dagger and Steiner's part first. It's not very eventful though...as is kind of how their parts work. There's more to their next section though as they head nearer to Alexandria :s.

Thanks for watching! See you in a bit for the last of disc 1 (on the PS1 version lol)!

P.S. Love rain? Visit Burmecia for the holiday of a lifetime! Just try and avoid the war though :/.
 

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Episode 15 - Beat The Beatrix

https://youtu.be/pAuykJLN_ek


That was meant to be like Beat The Beat...the rhythm game. Bah!

Anyway! Today, we're wrapping up disc one by taking on Beatrix in Burmecia!

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Beatrix Strategy:

- Chuck everyone in the back row.
- Steal constantly.
- Don't attack at all.
- Use your other 3 party members to heal.
- Just...hold out!

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We also check in with Dagger and Steiner, to find that they're having issues of their own...

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Black Waltz 3 Strategy:

- Steal everything you can. It can take a while on this boss.
- Cure and life with Dagger
- Items with Steiner.
- Now's a good time to use a few ethers if you've been saving them up.
- Afterwards, attack with Steiner and Marcus and heal with Dagger.

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That's about it! I love Treno, by the way. Though I'd never want to live there :/.

Thanks for watching! See you next time for the rest of our journey back to Alexandria :s.
 

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Episode 16 ~City Of Stars~

https://youtu.be/B_epn9jbo3I


Hey folks, today we're heading into one of the best towns in the game imo. The music, the darkness; it's all pretty stunning to be around. The only critique I have is that there are never any cinematics in Treno and I'd have loved to see how they portrayed the town in that way :s. Meeting Tot is a toot of a time, by the way!

We also nip into Quan's Dwelling for a sec. Free healing and a stellazio? Definitely worth it :).

Thanks for watching! We'll check out Gargan Roo next time :).
 

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Episode 17 - Ralvurahva's Kiss

https://youtu.be/huO5wUrW17A


Hey folks, we're taking care of Gargan Roo and the threat it possesses today...

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Ralvurahva Strategy:

- Steal its stuff. It's not actually fantastic stuff this time but you might as well go for it.
- Cast panacea or use antidotes when you're lovingly kissed. Equipping the ability Antibody is even better to prevent poison in the first place.
- Just do as much damage as possible with your fighters and heal with Dagger. This isn't a tough boss so long as you leveled a bit against the crawler enemies in this dungeon :).

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Other than the misfortune this party encounters, we also check in on Zidane and the gang and start the great ascent on Cleyra's Trunk; the biggest dungeon to date, even if that isn't saying a whole lot.

Thanks for watching! See you in a bit! :)
 

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Episode 18 - Sand Giant Antlion!

https://youtu.be/DQ-c_ZkgMe4


Hey peoples, the rest of Cleyra's Trunk is here! The town of Cleyra is really stunning to look at and that music there is so relaxing :). However, relaxing as it is, there's a threat...

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Antlion Strategy:


- Steal his stuff. Shock! ;)
- Don't use physical attacks. He won't thank you for it.
- Focus while Zidane is stealing a few times and Vivi will take him down in a few turns, with Blizzara. He's weak to ice!
- If someone has trouble put on them, don't worry. It's not the worst status ailment in the world ha.
- For healing, use reis's wind for regen on the party and white wind with Quina, if you have it. If these aren't available to you, it's the good old potion route for you ;).

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There's another threat coming too, by the looks of it, but more on that next time! :)

Thanks for watching! See you in a bit for the rest of Cleyra! :)
 

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Episode 19 - Beatrix Has Sand On Her Boots!

https://youtu.be/yCpCXPpcOS0


Hey peoples, we've made it to the last of Cleyra, For a small town, it sure has some trouble while we're there, huh? The worst of the trouble is Beatrix though...

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Beatrix Strategy:

- Same strategy as the 1st time. Chuck everyone in the back row and protect yourselves with thunder reducing equipment.
- Steal as much of her stuff as you can before the time runs out.
- Put everyone in the back row.

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Look out for that cinematic! It's one of the best in the game, though the game has so many good ones :s.

Thanks for watching! We'll be heading back aboard the Alexandrian airship next time :).
 
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