Summary: Parents need to know that this game is heavily story and character-based, which can build more emotional attachment to the characters. While the action and violence in this game are standard to mild fare for role-playing games, the surprise plot transformations can be somewhat wrenching (by the end, characters are not as they seem: Main characters vanish; bad characters turn out to be good and vice-versa).
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.
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: After that debacle, though, I noticed that Yuna had a particular piece of armor designed to block three particular negative statuses, so I decided to make sure she was always in the party when fighting them. Sure enough, she was able to avoid being confused or silenced by the beast and, as a result, cure my other members so they could finish it off. A tough monster made easier due to me using my brain — I was proud of myself!
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Cons: The graphics are outdated.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: With Final Fantasy X, the Playstation 2 firmly established itself as THE RPG console of its generation. Leaps and bounds beyond its predecessors in terms of graphics, voice work, production value, and gameplay depth, FFX was both a classic JRPG and a renewal for a series that some felt had taken a step backward with FFIX. The international edition, like other such re-releases before it, changes little of the fundamental gameplay.
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.
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: The fabled Final Fantasy series has always been a huge seller for Square. No matter the quality of game, rest assured, with the Final Fantasy name slapped on the game, it would easily sell millions and millions of copies across the world. However, Square does anything but that; every new Final Fantasy title attempts to set a mark in the RPG genre, and Final Fantasy X does just that.