Final Fantasy IX, X and XI were all announced simultaneously, with Square Enix wanting to take the series in completely different directions with each: IX was supposed to be a traditional RPG; X was supposed to revolutionize the series in gameplay and artistic direction; and XI was supposed to take the series online.
IX is more or less a throwback to the series’ roots since Square said it would be the last FF of its kind and the past developed for the Playstation: this is evident in the fact that it goes back to a more fantastical setting seen in the first six games compared to VII and VIII. For example, Gaia and the world from FFI are almost completely identical. Garnet’s robe and Vivi’s design reflect the original looks of the white and black mages. The Invincible shares the same name as the airship from FFIII. Freya’s ultimate weapon, Kain’s Lance, was named after Kain Highwind from FFIV. Zidane and Kuja’s distant brotherhood parallel Cecil and Golbez. Kuja’s theme was heavily influenced by “Slumber of Ancient Earth” from FFV. Beatrix and Celes from FFVI are strikingly similar in personality and role, as are Brahne and Edea from FFVIII. A Buster Sword hangs in Lindblum’s weapon shop, to which Zidane says, “I remember a guy with spiky hair who carried a sword like this…” During the ending, Marcus says, “No cloud, no squall shall hinder us!”
Even Hironobu Sakaguchi, the series’ creator, said IX was his favorite because it was the closest to what his vision of what Final Fantasy should be. There are many more, but those are the ones I know of off the top of my head.
Today, the Mister woke me up at exactly 11 o’clock this morning. Riel had an interview for this Japanese fast food place in Cal Oaks at 1 and since he was still broken, i decided to drive him there. I went to his house around 1230 and called him to go outside. I knew he was gonna take awhile since his ankle was slowing him down, so i hid by the corner of his house and scared him as he walked out the door ;] ( i recorded it on his facetime). Then i helped him to the passenger side of my car and we left for Cal Oaks. We circled around the area for awhile because the Owner was not answering his phone. (The Owner was Korean btw XD). The owner finally called riel back and confirmed the place where they were supposed to meet. When i was parking in front of the building, we saw a korean dooode in front of Kool Bliss.
Me: Thats HIM! Riel: HE LOOKS CUTE! ^.^
Riel got out of my car and limped to the store :( While he was doing his interview, i was waiting in my car. When his interview was done we decided to go to Harveston. Since, he was BROKEN our activities for today were limited. we stayed there for a good 2hours watching people and ducks. After, we went to starbucks. My dad told me that we were going to church at 5, so i had to take riel home. When i got home, my parents decided not to go to church anymore O.o so i just chilled in my room for awhile. When my brother came home from the gym, my dad wanted to go out to dinner for fathers day. The plan was to get sushi, but my brother suggested we just go to Sizzlers. When we got there, the line wasn’t too bad. My brother payed for EVERYTHING XD, which was surprising. After that lovely dinner, we went home :]