Final Fantasy IX Question

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  1. CygnetSeven

    CygnetSeven Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys,
    I could not find a thread for FF9 so rather than hijack another thread I'll leave my question here.

    I'm getting FF9 for Christmas and I have the option of Switch or iOS. Any feedback or comparison of which one is better? I know sometimes these ports can be lazy and not all are equal. I'm leaning towards Switch for the controls but I realize that touch might have it's advantages. Any guidance would be appreciated.
     
  2. squarezero

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    Haven’t played it on Switch, but the iOS port is excellent. The load times are way better that in the PSX version (which I played on a Vita) and the cleaned up visuals are very nice.

    Your question prompted me to do a bit of research, and I found the cross-platform review below. TL/DR: the Switch port didn’t fare well.

     
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    My answer’s the same as squarezero’s. I love the iOS version, however, I played the PS version on the console (I don’t know if the psx version on the Vita was any different). I play on my iPhone X and the touchscreen controls take nothing away from the experience. I was afraid the smaller screen would frustrate me but the difference in controls was quickly forgotten. I’d have to admit- the iOS iteration was actually easier for me to get into. There’s also something special about knowing that I have FF in my friggin’ pocket.
     
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    Just like with the PSP, Vitas can play PSX games that have been repackaged as ISO’s — Sony used to sell them on their digital store. So the FFIX on Vita was exactly the same as the one on PS1.

    And yeah — I usually find these big games to be more accessible on my phone.
     
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  5. CygnetSeven

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    You guys are awesome, I know these ports are hit and miss. I greatly appreciate the feedback. You both saved me from making a mistake. I owe you both a shake.
     
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