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

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Mt. Gulug was quite difficult for me, I don't know why... I had to grind a lot to finish it.
Also poor Zorn and Thorn, they were annoying but oh dear they look so creepy on their "mixed" form! :eek:

By the way, I also remember questioning myself why Kuja would ever need the Gulug stone... it's not like it was such a necessary item for Mt. Gulug or even to reach Terra... maybe it was just to fill his ego, making Zidane work for him?
 

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Mt. Gulug was quite difficult for me, I don't know why... I had to grind a lot to finish it.
Also poor Zorn and Thorn, they were annoying but oh dear they look so creepy on their "mixed" form! :eek:

By the way, I also remember questioning myself why Kuja would ever need the Gulug stone... it's not like it was such a necessary item for Mt. Gulug or even to reach Terra... maybe it was just to fill his ego, making Zidane work for him?
Yeah, Mt Gulug seems to up the difficulty of the enemies a fair bit. Their HP is always what gets me the most :s.

I'm not sure why Kuja needs the stone. He doesn't seem to open any entrances with it or anything lol. I think he uses Zidane to get something he seems to really need (the stone) but why...I'm not sure ever gets answered!

@Dionysos - Any idea?
 

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The Gulug Stone acts as an ancient Terran key for unlocking the entrance to Mt. Gulug (also a Terran site).

I think Kuja needed the stone to enter Mt. Gulug because there was a nice eidolon extraction site there. Zorn and Thorn attempt to extract the eidolons from Eiko there.

As you say, though, I'm not sure if we ever see the key in use, but I do believe that is what it was for. Just looking back at your video for the beginning of Mt. Gulug, there is a flashback scene showing Kuja and the Black Mages walking through Esto Gaza and into Mt. Gulug, and it is implied by the bishop that they unsealed it off-screen.

It seems like a lot of effort in an attempt to extract eidolons from Eiko, so perhaps Kuja playing games with Zidane was a secondary reason too.
 

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Episode 39 - Given The Snip!

https://youtu.be/hRu8IjP13k8


Hey peoples! Today, Dagger has decided to do a vanishing act, so let's get hunting! She also makes another pretty drastic decision, but I think it's fair. It helps her cleanse her mind! ;)

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

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Episode 40 - Topsy Turvy Land!

https://youtu.be/b_xsXjxvpqI


Hey there folks, today we're off to Ipsen's Castle, like from Zidane's story! This is one of the more interesting dungeons in both the design and the gimmick that runs throughout it :). Just...look out for Taharka; the guardian of the mirrors!

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

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Episode 41 - A Chance Of Flooding

https://youtu.be/Dh0JHjA2hUc


Hey folks, here's a sidequest heavy episode with flooding (for amazing equipment) along with plenty of other stuff. Quina has its moment to shine too! Good on you, mah little pin cushion ;).

Thanks for watching! See you soon! :)
 

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Episode 42 - The Return Of Terra

https://youtu.be/adocqA_qVfM


Hey peoples, it's time for us to make use of those 4 elemental mirrors we collected! Each of the shrines can be tricky to find but with hints from the guy on the airship, it's not completely awful. Except the wind shrine. That's a right shit to find.

We also head on over to Terra, our alternate planet! It's ever so Tales of Symphonia with the energy exchange stuff going on but that's not a bad thing imo. By the way, the music for the area where you first enter Terra? Where you're going along the path fighting hecteyes and movers? One of my favourite songs in any game.

Thanks for watching! See you in a bit for more of Bran Bal! :)

P.S. Have an amazing Christmas! I hope you make it a good one! :)
 

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Episode 43 - Feelin' Blue

https://youtu.be/RCDqvujjAOQ


Hey peoples, today we're checking out the rest of Bran Bal and it's time for Zidane to have an existential crisis!

Just remember, Zidane: you are not alone :'(.

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

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Episode 44 - I'm Watching You

https://youtu.be/Tqy4vlDcO3s


Hey peoples, time to wrap up Terra! This involves the...pretty depressing dungeon of Pandemonium along with the 3 bosses at the end! ;)

Thanks for watching! See you soon for the proper start of disc 4! :)
 

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Episode 45 - Memories And Sidequests

https://youtu.be/1O1af75XDlo


Hey folks, today we're gonna do a few sidequests, including nabbing the Hammer for a bonus scene at the end of the game, and take on the boss at the entrance of the final dungeon: Nova Dragon! Not too bad but that Twister move...

The final dungeon itself? One of my favourite final dungeons in any RPG :). Memoria has such a good concept going for it and isn't too convoluted, like FF8's. Though I still quite like Ultimecia's Castle...anyway!

Thanks for watching! With one of the ultimate weapons in hand, next time we'll be heading into the depths of Memoria! In a bit! :)
 

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Episode 46 - With Fire And Wind

https://youtu.be/kxWhxK-VeHE


Hey peoples, we're heading into Memoria properly today and taking on the first two guardians! Maliris is one to worry about, since the end of the battle always comes with a price (if you care about your AP then you'll want to take precautions). Tiamat on the other hand is ok, so long as you avoid using physical attacks :).

Thanks for watching! More to come! :)
 

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Episode 47 - Hades' Festival

https://youtu.be/apW8kkWXvcM


Hey peoples, we're taking on the rest of Memoria today, up to the last save point! This includes Hades, Kraken and Lich, along with a few ultimate weapons along the way ;).

Thanks for watching! See you soon for the final bosses! :)
 

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Episode 48 - End Of The Crystal Destroyer

https://youtu.be/V4bx4zplzwo


Hey folks, today we're taking down the final bosses! While they can all be tough if unprepared, Necron is a pretty big beast. Make sure all your status ailment protection on the go and you should be alright though. With a bit of luck on your side too, since you can't protect against everything ;).

Thanks for watching! We'll be finishing the series next time! :)
 

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Episode 49 ~Thanks For Watching!~

https://youtu.be/W6FgzVm-hf0


Hi peoples, here's the end of FF9! Everything from the end credits, to the end cinematics/plot, to a wee bit o' blackjack! :)

Thank you so much for sticking with me throughout this series especially! There've been a lot of breaks and everything so it's been going for so long :s.

I hope to see you soon for a bit of DLC for Resi 7! We're finally going to be able to wrap up that series :). By the way, the gold edition of that game is out now, with all the dlc included etc. I highly recommend that one...so much :D.

Thanks again! See you soon! :)
 
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