Thursday, April 01, 2010

Great minds really *do* think alike!

The great minds in this case being Square Enix producer Shinji Hashimoto and, er, myself. (I know, I'm nothing if not humble.)

How so? Well, for the past few weeks I've been thinking about picking up the PSone classic, Final Fantasy IX. I know it's tantamount to blasphemy to admit this, but I've never played this particular Final Fantasy sequel.

My first thought was to buy a brand new copy of the game at, since the online retailer is selling it for just $14.99. Before I pushed the "Add to Cart" button, though, I saw this article on details how Hashimoto has been hinting that Final Fantasy IX will soon show up on PSN. (This more recent article suggests it will happen any day now.)

Of course, it's more than likely the PSN release will have a $14.99 price tag attached to it, so maybe I should head back to Amazon and spend the same amount of money on a version of the game that I can touch and feel?


Viewtiful_Justin said...

I didn't realize this was PS1. I might have to track this one down, too!

Bryan Ochalla said...

Really? Of all the PS1/PS2 Final Fantasy sequels, this is supposed to be the most like the "old" NES/SNES ones. As such, I *have* to play it :)