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Conversation Choices, Does It Matter?
Throughout the FF series, you'll occiasionally get a choice to pick what the character says. In FFIX, does it change anything?
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actually in the beginning of disk 3 at treno there is an ATE where vivi has two choices to visit home or stay in treno if you choose to stay then there will be an ATE with some kids talking about the namingway card then the second round of the tournament will have namingway cards
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no, answering questions differently generally do not change any items you get, nor does it change "reputations" with them like some other FFs
the only 2 questions i can think of that would really affect anything are rather obvious, the first Quina asking if he can have a frog, the second if he can join the party
there are a few points where ATEs are necessary to get items (still, you have to chose whether or not to view them), such as the Power belt when first getting to Treno, or the Black Belt in Black Mage Village
Certain moments in FF9 in particular allow you to choose to get better items later. Like choosing the right soldiers to do the right things in alexandria during the attack by bahamut will allow you to get an item if I remember right. But there are few scenes you have to choose right to get a certain item.
Like most games of the genre, your opinion hardly matters, at least in any meaningful way. Off the top of my head, the few scenes that can be changed or infulenced:
-In the begining of the game, you have the option of either letting a hooded girl pass or to look at her. While Zidane does more or less the same thing either way, slightly later on Zidane later has the option of choosing to stay with his group and rescue her. If you chose to stay with the group, he reflects on different aspects on the girl; either how beatutiful she looks or how she's the kind of person who wouldn't ask for help unless absoultely nessasary.
In most cases no the questions do not matter but there can be a few times in the game where you will need to do an ATE or answer to move forward, however there are no game changing questions in this game (e.g. in FFXll with New Yeavon or Youth Leauge)
Options Matter for:
--Vivi staying/leaving Treno (stay (ATE Hippo's Prize) and your next tournament opponent uses the Namingway Card)
--Arguing Shopkeeper (woman) & Customer (man) in Daguerro (agree with one person on the 3 issues and you get a Meteor Card from her or a Flare Card from him)
--Queen Stella's question about a 13th Stellazzio after you give her the first 12 (say no and you cannot get the Ophiucus Stellazzio, which means you cannot get Cinna's Hammer, which means you cannot get the Tin Armor or an extra scene after the final boss (both need the Hammer, but I'm almost positive you can only get 1))
Otherwise, the changes are minimal.
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