Excerpt: A year can no longer pass without a new Final Fantasy game. Square's tenth installment in this role-playing game (RPG) series is the first for the PlayStation 2, and is a remarkable maiden voyage on this new platform.
Excerpt: I'm used to playing older games and realizing they've aged poorly over the years. As technology improves, it makes sense that many games of yesteryear just won't have that "zing" to them anymore and will just feel archaic and clunky. I'm a lot less used to playing an older game and realizing I like it a lot more than my first go-around with it. But thanks to Square-Enix's recent work with the Final Fantasy brand, that happened to me with the 10th title in that series.
Excerpt: Will the HD remake be an essential pre-order? So it was revealed by Square Enix, back in September at the Tokyo Games Show, that the legendary Final Fantasy X will receive HD remakes for both the Playstation 3 and it’s much anticipated little brother, the Playstation Vita. Believe it or not, the game is an entire ten years old, as it was first released for the Playstation 2 in 2001.
Pros: A great storyline with loveable characters. An exciting battle system with lots of room for customization and strategy. Some beautiful visuals and music.
Cons: The graphics are outdated. It takes a while to understand the complicated levelling-up system. Most of the game is fairly linear.
Excerpt: By now we’ve all gotten used to Final Fantasies being released one after another, though each separately delivering a unique experience to people around the globe. You see, every episode in this wonderful saga is different in every way: not one FF feels the same, yet the concept remains: an epic story filled with so much power that it can hold you for months in a row.
Conclusion: As this genre continues to become an Internet battleground, I think I’m finally going to sit out for a while, sit down with FFX and have myself a smoothie. I could use a break from all this cynicism.
Excerpt: This was probably one of the highly anticipated Final Fantasy games to date. It introduced new graphics which have never been used before, innovative battle systems. It brought a new face to the Final Fantasy series since it was the first Final Fantasy to be on the PS2.
Pros: + Pros-Brilliant music, amazing graphics
Cons: - Cons-The story and the spehere grid were slightly complex
Excerpt: Introduction Final Fantasy X, produced by Squaresoft, will be the first title to in the series to be released for the Playstation 2 computer entertainment system. Previous systems include Game Boy, Nintendo, Super Nintendo, and the Playstation in which the stories were told. The entire series has sold over 35 million copies worldwide and has been acclaimed by critics and games for gameplay, graphics, sound and story.
Excerpt: Final Fantasy X begins in the city of Zanarkand where a blitzball (basically a game of underwater soccer) game is taking place, and you are Tidus, the star player of the Zanarkand Abes. The crowd cheers as your team takes the first point, suddenly a giant monster comes up out of the ocean and starts destroying Zanarkand! The blitzball game comes to an abrupt stop as the sphere containing the water is destroyed.
Conclusion: A truly fantastic game, which is going to keep you busy for months with all its features. It is definitely worth buying now that it has come down in price and has been made platinum. See if you can get hold of the bonus DVD that comes with some editions so that you can enjoy the interviews with such people as Nobuo and the voice of Tidus.