Summary: Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster is a great package for FF fans, bringing previously Japanese only content to the rest of the world is a very welcome addition. The two games and the Last Mission add-on have been given great treatment courtesy of the HD remake, Spira looks amazing and the X games are...
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...
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.
Excerpt: Nostalgia is tricky. A person's memories often paint old experiences positively while ignoring the negatives, but going into Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD , I was unburdened by fond recollections because I rage-quit both games.
Pros: The new, more expressive character models.
Cons: Jumping through ridiculous hoops for 100% completion.
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: Whether you’re a fan of the series or playing it for the first time, you probably won’t want to skip this entry. The memorable characters, the music, and the story come together to deliver an enjoyable experience that seems to be lacking in recent Final Fantasy games to date.
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.
Summary: It is sad that apart from the cracking XII (remake that as well please!), Square Enix seem to have lost their way a bit with their beloved franchise. One half of this excellent HD remake, and the success of other recent JRPGs like Bravely Default and Ni No Kuni, shows that when done properly, the...