Final Fantasy X-X2 HD
Square Enix Strikes Again
Final Fantasy X was a masterpiece and probably the best RPG out there. So it was remastered, which in theory is a good thing, but did they do it well enough? Or did they get as lazy as they did with the Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD ReMIX? The answer is, yes, they did, but at the same time, they didn't. A lot of time went into this remaster, that much is certain. It looks great, feels great, and it's an overall very good experience. But like they did with Kingdom Hearts Final Mix and Re: Chain of Memories, they felt they had to completely redo the soundtrack. Their reasoning? They feel the original game, in itself, wouldn't appeal to fans anymore. Well, did it not in the first place? Is that not why they're buying the collection? Honestly, the new soundtrack sounds awful. A couple tracks sound good, but the rest were ruined. The soundtrack remastering was not necessary by any means. A friend suggested that I could just bring up the original tracks on YouTube and listen to them as I play, but I shouldn't have to do that when I payed for the game that should have its' same nostalgic soundtrack. Despite this, though, the rest of the game looks great and it's still the same game. If you really care about the original soundtracks, you're better off buying SwapMagic and importing the original International (don't worry, there's an option to change the game to english, it's already translated).
No time is wasted
I remember the first day I got my hands on this game. I was so excited that in my first play through I got past Rikku without even touching the grid. My time on this game has made every last theme song stuck in my head. This game is so addicting that I enjoyed playing blitzball. Taking a look at my old ps2 FFX data I have over 179 hours played. Over all, the entire story mixed with a whole bunch of stuff to do on the side makes this a perfect game for anyone who loves rpg games. Both games are worth playing and I know that I’ll have my copy when it comes out.
Two people with their as one!
I am just so excited about this game that I pre-ordered it as soon as it was available. TIdus and Yuna are such beautiful characters that I am sure even new people to the Final Fantasy series will ador. Listen to their story. This could be their last chance.
Greatest PS2 Game.
Can't wait for this game along with Kingdom Hearts 1.5!!!!! Please tell me that this Limited Edition upgrade is available at gamestop as well. I've seen Sony put up things up, and put up a URL for amazing, not gamestop.
Let's get ready to blitz!
Final Fantasy X is my favorite game of all time, and this HD collection includes it and it's sequel, X-2! What's more, they are both the "International" editions of the game. FFX International was released in Europe and Japan and had an additional Expert Sphere Grid, new abilities like Ribbon and Full Break, and new superbosses called the Dark Aeons and Penance that require near-max stats to battle!! X-2 International was never released outside of Japan, and includes a TON of new goodies: you can capture fiends and even some NPCs and use them in your party! Level them up in battle, they learn new abilities along the way. Feed the accessories and items, and teach them specific stuff. Join the Colisem, where you can battle in up to 10 different tournaments, including the Aeon Cup, Demon Cup, and Farplane Cup. Also includes 2 super bosses, one of them extremely difficult. Also includes 2 new dresspheres, as well as new garment grids and other little tweaks (heads up: the captured creatures/NPCs are controlled by AI). All this~ along with beautiful HD visuals and trophy support! It's a must have!! Also, X-2 International included a bizarre and elaborate mini-game epilogue called Last Mission, it MAY or MAY NOT be included!! Look it up!
Extremely great Final Fantasy
This, in my opinion, is the last truly great old school FF game from Square Enix. Along with it's direct sequel, they depict a story that involves love, religion and sacrifice. I played this game back when it first came out on the PS2 and the graphics have been upgraded to widescreen HD. Not only that, but they decided to include the international version's content (Dark Aeons and Penance). A lot of effort needs to be put into just battling these new optional bosses. I am at the point where I just need to battle the final boss to finish the game. I've decided to do the side quest and battle these optional bosses. My God, they're HARD!!!!! I need to level up substantially just to do battle with them, as I am right now, they kill me with one hit. Bottom line, this is a great JRPG and you need to play it if it's your first time or if you played it in North America only there is new content to play around for a great number of hours.
Please Square Enix
I have been so happy with the remakes of Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy X and the new Kingdom Hearts 2.5. I will of course buy FFX day one, but why an art book. It is so disappointing. FFX-2 came with an art book if you got the CE guide. FFX has had a art release with the The Sky: The Art of Final Fantasy. Basically Kingdom Hearts has the same problem. Also personally I can only look at the art book for so long, I look at it day one, and maybe 1 more time in years to come. If anyone agrees please message Square Enix and tell them please think about the fan and give us something that we can use. FFX and X-2 has AMAZING music. WHY NOT RELEASE A FULL U.S. SOUNDTRACK. I would personally listen to this for many years on my mp3 player, and I'm sure many many more people would do the same. If price was an issue I seriously doubt you would lose any sales by making a $50 game edition with the full score soundtrack from both or even 1 game. Enough with the art books Square Enix, give us some good stuff for the games you actually did a good job on.
This game has been on the TOP of my heart for the longest time, this game has made me feel entwined with the characters! I feel as I play more they become close friends! Seeing this being remade in HD will bring those back and defiantly cheer me up like it did in 2001 and I am glad to have this Pre-ordered this game and bought a HD cable for my 60 Inch TV!. Thanks for remastering this game and take your time so make this the best you can!
Awesome! Great Visuals!
Obviously I have played through this game several time as well as everyone else who is reviewing this I am assuming. And when I put the new HD version of the game into my PS3 this time around was more visually stunning than the ps2 version was. Obviously they didn't do a complete overhaul on the graphics like I guess some people were expecting. Everything looks more crisp, more brighter, I mean even the water looks amazing. If your a true FF fan then you should go spend the 40$ on it. Your not buying the same game. This one is the one that was never released in North America. Just a few minor things like Dark Aeons (which give you a reason to keep playing) Different sphere grid. New types of attacks. You get the picture. ----- So if you are a die hard FF fan then you need to get this. You will not regret it, you will only enjoy the memories you made when you first played through.
My thoughts on FF X/X-2
I have already pre-ordered this game and have been and still am waiting for this to be released.In my words this is a truly must have for the players of the FF series and those who have not done in deep detail and great music in it.I have played this game before on PS2 when it came out, the story was beautiful and well thought out, and, you will fall in love with the characters,feel their feelings, and feel like you have been transported through this game to their world right by their side every step of the way as you play through the journey .I for one can not wait for the game to be released and I hope others will buy this wonderful game also and if your wondering if it is worth the money it totally is and you get hours and hours of gameplay!So do not wait go out and get it pre- ordered or pre-order it online either way it truly is a must have and you will not be disappointed in the least bit just like it has not disappointed me.I would give this game a 10 out of 10 hope my review helps make up your mind. :D