The main part of Final Fantasy 9: Memoria Project’s fan-made remake has brought Alexandria to life with a new video starring Vivi.
After years of construction, Final Fantasy 7 remake brought a classic PlayStation title into the modern gaming aesthetic, but this isn’t the only time Final Fantasy Fans have received a visual update to a classic game. Originally published in 2000, Final Fantasy 9 It may not be the most iconic title in the series but it has its share of dedicated fans. Now, some fans are working hard to recreate Final Fantasy 9 with modern graphics as part of Final Fantasy 9: Project Memoria.
Despite appearing, Final Fantasy 9: Project Memoria actually not a remake of the original game – it just looks and sounds like one. Project Memoria is a visual proof of concept designed to show exactly how good a remake complete with AAA graphics can look like, as well as draw attention to how much fans grave of Final Fantasy 9 want to see that remake. It completely lacks any actual gameplay elements, meaning fans will never be able to play it.
Recently, 3D character artist Dan Eder – who starred on Project Memoria– shared a minute-long video showing off the world he’s been recreating. The video is mainly devoted to showcasing the lovely open area of Alexandria, which was previously featured in Project Memoria screenshots, concept art and brief animations. About halfway, lovely black magician Vivi appears, and at the end of the video, he jumps into motion to conjure and remove a fireball.
This longer clip could more easily have been taken from a CGI movie than a video game, which could raise expectations for any theory. Final Fantasy 9 Square Enix remake is planning. Vivi’s animations are exceptionally smooth, from his glowing eyes to his small gestures. While no one would mistake this highly stylized video for real life or even cosplay, it feels very lifelike nonetheless.
As of writing, it seems other fans are excited to see more Project Memoria, even if it’s not true Final Fantasy 9 rework, do it again. Some users have said that the video looks amazing and they can’t wait to see more of the characters brought to life. One user noted that it reminded them of Spyro do it again, a second said it reminded them of Fablesand a third observed similarities with Kena: Bridge of Spirits. Some fans expressed concern that Square Enix would target Project Memoria with a DMCA takedown request, even though the project is non-profit and doesn’t have any actual games.
Final Fantasy 9 currently available on PC, PS1, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and mobile devices.
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