I like FFX-2 because of how utterly stupid it is. It reaches borderline self-parody with some of the things it does and as someone who can get tired of the self-serious nature of Final Fantasy I really enjoyed that. I fully understand why someone who loved FFX would find this game (essentially a quick cash-in after The Spirits Within lost a bajillion dollars and forced Square to merge with Enix) insulting.
The combat is actually fun though. It's quick and snappy and has those ridiculous sailor moon-esque transformation sequences every time you change jobs. It's just the kind of dumb I can get behind.
This sums up my thoughts completely. X-2 is super dumb and I love it.
All of this. The story is DUMB. However, the combat is immensely enjoyable.
@syz: The film seems to be a continuation of the series post episode 24. I always took it as either the events of episodes 25-26 and EoE were happening concurrently, albeit one having a happier ending and happening in shinji's head. OR 25-26 was just how it was meant to be and none of the robot stuff mattered. Granted, Anno put the death threats he received in EoE as images, so that whole thing could just be a giant fuck you to the fans.
So does this mean all the current shows and the bombcast etc will be thrown out? I imagine they have some grand plan for all the new content the are gonna need. No more sports ql's with vinny and Jeff, no more bombast (even if they keep it going, I don't know if I could listen to it without Vinny there), no more vinny flavoured tri-caster craziness, no more FMVinny on UPF.... hmm.
I am glad for Vinny, but I hope the guys give us some more info soon on what giantbomb.com is actually going to be.
This no more bombcast talk is HERESY! Let it not leave your lips.