‘Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster’ review
By Steven Cayer, Senior Columnist
The 10th instalment of the Final Fantasy series came out in 2001 and rocked the world—or so I’m told. Somehow I completely missed out on both Final Fantasy X and its sequel. Now 13 years later, these games have been re-released for the PS3 as Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster.
The story takes place in the universe of Spira and follows Tidus, a famous blitzball player who lives in his father’s shadow, and Yuna, a new summoner who’s also living in her father’s shadow. Tidus is thrown 1,000 years into the future by an entity called Sin where he meets Yuna, who is tasked with destroying Sin and saving the world.
Since this was my first time playing these games, I asked around first to see if I should buy them. They came highly recommended and some people even said these were their favourite Final Fantasy games. Even though I thoroughly loved Final Fantasy XIII, especially its combat, I have to agree with my friends on these games. It was refreshing to go back in time to when the combat was turn-based. It made the game itself a little better and easier because I could take my time and enjoy every second of my time in Spira as well as the chemistry between Tidus and Yuna during the game.
I was surprised at how amazing this game looks. The cut-scenes from this game were made in 2001 and they look as good, if not better, than games that are coming out now.
If you played these games 13 years ago, you’ll love the nostalgia. If you’re like me and missed them, it’s time to make some memories you’ll never forget.