Final Fantasy X has a place in history as one of the best JRPGs ever, so finally replaying this PlayStation 2 classic and its sequel in Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita is a real treat.
Final Fantasy X was always a nice looking game, but Square Enix's overhaul has added so much more visual appeal. I'm pleased to say that this isn't some quick upscale job. They took the time to upgrade backdrops, textures, lighting, user interfaces, and more, and it definitely shows. Spira has never looked better.
Focusing merely on its narrative isn’t enough – Final Fantasy X changed the way we experienced RPGs with its fully voiced cutscenes adding a new layer of storytelling. It pushed boundaries and raised standards; like Final Fantasy VII, it was a cinematic turning point in video games. Square Enix is providing another chance to relive this defining moment with not only a visual upgrade, but also brand-new content previously exclusive to the international versions of Final Fantasy X and X-2.
Hardcore Gamer Magazine
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster is one of those projects that was clearly not taken lightly. With part of the bundle being one of the best games in the main series, it’s easy to understand why Square Enix took such meticulous care in this remastering endeavor. - See more at: http://www.hardcoregamer.com/2014/03/10/review-final-fantasy-xx-2-hd-remaster/77601/#sthash.tb6aSSc5.dpuf
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I would be lying if I said that I wasn’t excited about this release. Truth be told, I have been waiting for this day since I heard the rumor that Square Enix might be releasing an HD remake of these titles. But never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined that they would’ve taken their time and done it all so right. This HD remake of these two titles far exceeded my expectations.
You can’t argue that Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster, as the name implies, looks significantly better than the source material. The original FFX game (2001), though a jump in fidelity from the Playstation One games—particularly Final Fantasy VIII, with its more realistic character designs—had all kinds of problems with clipping errors and weird effect transparency issues. In one scene near the climax of the game, you could see the floor behind the character through his mouth, which is almost comical.
Remaster has a lot to live up to, and it excels in some ways more than others. Case in point, the updated presentation: environments and structures look noticeably better, but characters in FFX sometimes look oddly doll-like and less expressive than their original incarnations. FFX-2 suffers less in this regard (and don't those magical girl transformations look fantastic!), but the graphical limitations of the original are still present.
It’s a comprehensive package too. There’s an absolutely incomprehensible audio drama, a short film showing what happened before X-2, and even a roguelike minigame – 'Final Fantasy X-2 Last Mission' – which is good little distraction. It’s definitely the definitive Final Fantasy X experience.
Final Fantasy X-2, brings one of Square Enix’s most important role-playing games into HD. And it does so well, with its world of Spira at times looking even better than what you might find in the Final Fantasy XIII games (note — designers, bright colors do look good in HD!).
And what of the sequel? Final Fantasy X-2's big song is a piece of lightweight electronic pop fluff called "Real Emotion" – and in that case, the big tune definitely fits the game. FFX-2 was an inessential sequel that shattered the intriguing ambiguity of FFX's ending, but despite never needing to exist, it manages to be a lot of fun anyway.
Concernant Final Fantasy X-2, il est difficile de vous parler du scénario sans complètement spoiler Final Fantasy X, ce que je ne peux (et surtout ne veux) pas faire. Sachez juste que les évènements dépeints dans Final Fantasy X-2 prennent place 2 ans après la fin de Final Fantasy X, et vous y incarnerez un trio féminin composé de Yuna, Rikku et Paine.