Summary: My first experience with Final Fantasy X came not from playing the game itself but rather in listening to its soundtrack. A few months before the PlayStation 2 game made its way to the U.S., I popped the imported soundtrack CDs into my computer expecting the usual pleasant Nobuo Uematsu fare. Instead, I found myself bewildered when a shrieking piece of nu-metal blasted my ears just a few minutes into the first disc.
Conclusion: Thus while these remakes do not offer much new, they are remakes of such high-quality games that they are worth revisiting, or visiting for the first time. They are JRPGs from an era when the sidequest- and minigame-rich worlds of PS1 era RPGs were not forgotten, but at the same time embraced the technical potential of new consoles to create expansive and visually striking worlds – and this latter aspect is accentuated by the visual remastering.
Excerpt: Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster is a remake of the two story-driven Final Fantasy games released during the PlayStation 2 era featuring upgraded graphics, additional content, Trophy support and remixed music in the case of FFX.
Excerpt: I know this review is a little close to release date, I know and I’m sorry but when you delve into the beauty of Final Fantasy’s remaster of their first games on the then next gen machine, Playstation 2 in 2001 you’re going to lose a hell of a lot of time, and I have. Final Fantasy X means a lot to me personally.
Excerpt: . This is a series I’ve often called “the greatest franchise in video game history.” It’s the series that first got me involved in role-playing and for years, continually delivered. And when I say that, I don’t mean it was always good; there are lots of franchises that are always “good.” No, for a while there, every single entry was epic and memorable; each set a new high watermark for the role-playing genre.