By Hyunickel 3 Comments
I had quite the weird beginning with Final Fantasy X.
I actually played FF X-2 prior to playing FF X. That was simply because, at the time, my local game shop didn't have FFX in stock.
A few hours in and I found myself confused by the story and characters, so I dropped FF X-2 and began the search for a copy of FF X. Lucky for me, my friend was finally willing to lend me his copy of the game and I was able to get a fresh start into the world Spira.
Looking back at my time with final fantasy X, these are a couple of things that stand out to me:
- The opening cinematic was absolutely brilliant. Sets the mood and atmosphere perfectly, and screamed "PLEASE PLAY ME!" throughout.
- FFX had a really interesting story in my opinion. Some people didn't really like it, but I am definitely among those who did. Most of the events around Tidus and where he exactly came from were shrouded in mystery, the game uses that as a mechanism to push you forward. Great set of twists and memorable events overall.
- While some of the characters in the game didn't resonate well with me, a couple became instant favorites of mine. Auron stands high and tall among them, an enigmatic figure whom you don't see much of during the early-mid parts of the game. However once his arks opens up you immediately fall in love with his sheer "coolness".
- The game didn't really divert away from previous entries in terms of gameplay. That is not necessarily a bad thing, though the sphere grid system wasn't something I was a big fan of. I would much rather have FF7's Materia or FF8's GFs.
I discuss the game further in one of my videos, so feel free to check it out :)!
What did you think of Final Fantasy X? Are you excited for the upcoming HD remake?