Excerpt: Releases such as Metal Gear Solid 2 and FFX have really exploited this story telling ability and, in some gamers’ view, put plot before gameplay. The truth is games, from sports simulations to RPGs, have always been about recreating (or creating) an event or situation with the player as the main character. Final Fantasy X marries plot with incredible gameplay.
Excerpt: Final Fantasy X is the tenth game in Squaresofts long running role playing game series. Over the past ten years the series has evolved across four console formats. NES, Super NES, PlayStation and with this latest installment PlayStation 2. This finally arrived in the UK, one year after its Japanese release and six months after its USA release.
Excerpt: I HATE FINAL FANTASY! I HATE FINAL FANTASY! I (expletive deleted) HATE FINAL FANTASY!!!!!!!! Ever since dealing with Sephiroth and his repeated 10-minute long Super Nova attacks, I swore off anything related to the Final Fantasy series. As if seeing commercial spots showing poorly animated FMV wasn't enough, the crappy characters used in following episodes made me sick to my stomach.
Conclusion: Excuse me for a moment now, because I shall be kicking it into full-on rant mode for the next couple of paragraphs, but it really is a disappointment, the story in Final Fantasy X. While the plots of past titles were certainly by no means Shakespeare, they did have an entertaining comic book sensibility.