Excerpt: Squaresoft’s mastery of Role-Playing Games is globally known and completely undisputed; however, 2003 will probably go down in gamer’s minds as the year that the developers of the seminal Final Fantasy franchise redefined their own standards, releasing two firsts for their company. First came Final Fantasy XI, an online RPG for both PCs and PS2s as well as an online service for gamers.
Excerpt: Final Fantasy X-2 , the first direct sequel to any Final Fantasy , resumes its ancestor’s storyline focusing on a radically-changed Yuna, once a pristine summoner and now a pop singer, and two companions, Yuna’s former bodyguard Rikku, and a newcomer, the staid and stolid Paine.
Excerpt: Final Fantasy X-2 is the first ever sequel to a Final Fantasy game ever. So how does it compare to FFX and does it stack up to the rest of the FF games. Story: FFX-2 is set sometime after the first game and features the cast of Yuna, Rikku and Paine. They are Sphere Hunters and Yuna has become a sphere hunter ever since she found a mysterious sphere with someone very special from her past on it.
Pros: Graphics, Sound, Voice acting, The different job skills, Story Missions
Cons: Some will not like the feeling of this FF, plain and simple
Excerpt: Being the busy sort of guy that I am, I finally got around to playing FFX-2 long after it had been released. Therefore, despite my best attempts, I heard a great deal about the game long before I equipped my first dress sphere. Thankfully, none of the story was ruined for me, but I did hear a large amount of opinionated ramblings about how scantily clad the woman were, what a big departure this was for Square Soft, etc. etc.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Final Fantasy X-2 proves that Square Enix can indeed make a great sequel, and at the same time, retool and revamp the traditional format successfully. There is no doubt that this is still Final Fantasy, but right from the opening sequence, anyone can notice that the upbeat feel of the sequel is significantly different from Final Fantasy X.
Excerpt: Extasiados pelo sucesso de Final Fantasy X , a então recém-criada empresa decidiu que estava na altura de experimentar algo arrojado: lançar a sua sequela na Playstation 2, aproveitando todos os excelentes recursos e capacidades de que a segunda consola da Sony dispunha. No início do novo milénio, Final Fantasy X-2 pode certamente orgulhar-se de vários feitos inéditos: foi a primeira sequela directa de um jogo da série e também um dos títulos pioneiros na introdução do...
Pros: Conteúdo massivo por explorar e inúmeros extras; Ambiente leve combinado com uma jogabilidade viciante
Cons: A reputação de ser um jogo demasiado feminino para um título Final Fantasy