Final Fantasy IX is a Final Fantasy that goes back to the more mythical age that Final Fantasy took place in before Final Fantasy VI. The main character is Zidane, with Vivi, Garnet, and Steiner being the so called, "default party". In relation to the GFAQS FF board users, it is widely considered one of the better games in the series by most.

According to some the Final Fantasy series went downhill from here.