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Posted by bkbroiler

I bet these games are going to look really goofy with their silly ass animations in HD.

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Posted by Afro_Stevens

I never played X, but I really liked X-2. I'm a disgrace.

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Posted by jimmyfenix

Why do you tease me square!!!!! Oh and i think this trailer basically spoils most of the game......

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Posted by RazielCuts

And we can ALL look forward to this glorious scene in HD! -

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Posted by KenpachiRamaSama

Boy X-2 was really bad. Completely different tone then X and everyone acted completely different the they had in the first game. At least it had based Paine.

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Posted by ICantBeStopped

March?? How much effort does an HD coat of paint take?

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Posted by KenpachiRamaSama
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Posted by King9999

I really hope they took the opportunity to change FFX's sidequests. Not sure if the International version addressed them.

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Edited by Xeiphyer

So excite. I Love FFX and FFX-2, DEAL WITH IT.

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Posted by the_unabomber

Is it possible to release any MORE games in March 2014?

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Posted by D_W

Hopely this will make people finally realize that X-2 is pretty much the best video game in the Final Fantasy main series. It may not be the best Final Fantasy, but it's a hell of a fun game.

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Posted by Oni

Looks like they didn't even re-render the FMVs in a higher resolution. Somehow this always gets left out in HD Remakes, and I wonder why that is. Are the master files gone or something?

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Edited by Anjon

Boy X-2 was really bad. Completely different tone then X and everyone acted completely different the they had in the first game. At least it had based Paine.

How does any of that make the game bad? The whole plot of the game was three characters forcing themselves to live a ridiculous camp-filled adventurer lifestyle to escape the crushing melodrama they endured a year prior. The point was that they couldn't stand being themselves anymore because it was suffocating them to the point that they couldn't function, so they created entirely new personalities.

They even illustrate that point in the combat system using the dress spheres... It's okay if you just don't like the game because you wanted more FFX, but Square-Enix set out to tell a specific story and that's exactly what they did. You don't like that story, fine. That doesn't make it a bad game.

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Posted by Marokai

I cannot believe how long it took to get a release date on an HD rerelease that was announced like.. two years ago?

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Posted by LoktarOgar

Gonna say

13 and 13-2 were way better in every way, save the lack of Blitzball.

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Posted by steelerzfan101

And we can ALL look forward to this glorious scene in HD! -

Yes! HD laughing!

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Posted by Ryanmgraef

Super hype!!! I just hope vita makes the same release date! Wanted to level grind at work and watch the great story on my big HDTV. Lord god Mog make it so!

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Edited by PollySMPS

I will buy it because I am a gigantic tool. Just like I'll probably buy Lightning Returns as well. It's just like clockwork.

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Posted by ICantBeStopped

@anjon said:

@kenpachiramasama said:

Boy X-2 was really bad. Completely different tone then X and everyone acted completely different the they had in the first game. At least it had based Paine.

How does any of that make the game bad? The whole plot of the game was three characters forcing themselves to live a ridiculous camp-filled adventurer lifestyle to escape the crushing melodrama they endured a year prior. The point was that they couldn't stand being themselves anymore because it was suffocating them to the point that they couldn't function, so they created entirely new personalities.

They even illustrate that point in the combat system using the dress spheres... It's okay if you just don't like the game because you wanted more FFX, but Square-Enix set out to tell a specific story and that's exactly what they did. You don't like that story, fine. That doesn't make it a bad game.

X-2 was a bad game.

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Edited by krabboss

Boy X-2 was really bad. Completely different tone then X and everyone acted completely different the they had in the first game. At least it had based Paine.

Not sure how the tone being different makes it bad. The gameplay is some of the best in the series, the music is great and there's a whole bunch of goofball shit that's a lot of fun.

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Posted by krabboss

Gonna say

13 and 13-2 were way better in every way, save the lack of Blitzball.

There's no way you can actually be serious.

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Posted by jimmyfenix

@king9999: Nope all of the side quests were the same. Only difference was that the international version had Dark Aeons and Omega Weapons life was 1000000 instead of 100000.

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Edited by Rayeth

Super hype!!! I just hope vita makes the same release date! Wanted to level grind at work and watch the great story on my big HDTV. Lord god Mog make it so!

They have already said that the Vita version's release date will be announced "at a later time"... aka it is probably not getting a physical release and might not even be coming to the West at all.

My only hype for this game was a fun JRPG to play on the Vita now that I'm done with P4G. With only a PS3 version all hype is lost for me.

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Posted by theveej

no vita details makes me something something angry

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Posted by GunslingerPanda

Not even gonna lie - Most looking forward to X-2.

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Edited by Dooley

One time I wrote a paper on this games story. My teacher didn't know wtf. Got a C...

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Posted by Amethus

Portable 10's gonna be sweet, especially with the small bit of content I missed out on. Hope it gets a release date soon (even digital's fine). Makes me wonder if they'll do 12 too. While not my absolute favorite it was fun and it got some changes in a newer version that I'd totally be up for.

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Edited by KenpachiRamaSama

@anjon: And that story was awful. 12 is better then ether of these games by a lot anyway I don't know why people would waste money again on this.

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Edited by ChrisTilton

Oh god, I forgot there was voice acting in FFX. Ruining my memories!

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Posted by stunik101

I'll defend X-2 to my dying breath...

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Posted by PollySMPS

@kenpachiramasama: Yeah, it really is weird how people spend money on things they like that I might necessarily not like. I don't quite get the concept either, really.

*shrug*

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Edited by JackSukeru

Y'know I never did finish Final Fantasy X...

Oh well, too bad,

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Posted by kerse

fucking finally

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Posted by Efesell

X-2 was a great game.

Didn't like anything that the story was trying to do, but great game.

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Edited by Bill_Rizer

@stunik101 said:

I'll defend X-2 to my dying breath...

It's so true Final Fantasy X-2 is soooo much better than the overrated Final Fantasy 7!

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Posted by Dagbiker
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Posted by John1912

I actually really liked FFX....But dear god this trailer just reminded me how much I fucking hate FF now. Fuck you square! I cant stand your emo shit anymore.

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Posted by Hagane

Great games, awful stories and characters.

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Posted by zzzellyn

X-2 is an amazingly solid in terms of mechanics but the story is absolutely attrocious, even in the context of how silly FFX was. It's proof that Toriyama should be kept far away from characters and left to make the gameplay. If you needed further proof just look at Lightning Returns. God damn it, Toriyama, you creepy, creepy fucker.

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Edited by Arrested_Developer

Dear Squeenix, I will pay you 25 extra dollars on top of the retail price not to have to dodge lightning 200 times again to get that ultimate weapon.

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Posted by Brackynews

@arrested_developer: Agreed. Keep Lightning dodging in FFXIII where it belongs. ;) (Although you did technically endorse pay to win weaponry.)

Dodging 200 times total is no big deal. 200 times consecutively is what destroys a man.

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Posted by ttocs

I never played X, but I really liked X-2. I'm a disgrace.

What? How? X-2 pales in comparison to X. We need to get this in your hands pronto so you can remedy this situation!

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Posted by KenpachiRamaSama
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Edited by Brackynews

@oni said:

Looks like they didn't even re-render the FMVs in a higher resolution. Somehow this always gets left out in HD Remakes, and I wonder why that is. Are the master files gone or something?

It's software deprecation, most likely. The original files were made circa 1999? Let's assume they did preserve every scrap of data (and keep in mind modern games need terabytes of raw storage during development). Whatever commercial software they used to create it probably had a proprietary format. Maybe it was a SGI workstation. If the software even exists today it probably doesn't have a working converter for a file that old... and it won't be a perfect conversion even if. How much money would it cost to Make It Work? More than Square is willing to pay.

I believe the ST:TNG remastering had the same issues. Not only could they not re-work with the CGI effects, they simply looked like trash in HD because why use more quality than was required at the time? It's inefficient to future-proof anything, that is a simple fact of business.

This is why analog wins, from an archival standpoint. (Full disclosure: I have worked professionally as an Archivist.) As long as film exists, we will keep making better and better scanning technology to extract every bit of existing detail. But you can't go back in time and click a button to upscale a digital photo. Digital>Digital restoration invents detail where none existed. "Zoom and enhance" is the running gag, because it is in fact a joke.

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Edited by Draxyle

@ttocs said:

@afro_stevens said:

I never played X, but I really liked X-2. I'm a disgrace.

What? How? X-2 pales in comparison to X. We need to get this in your hands pronto so you can remedy this situation!

I can see how playing X-2 without the context of X would actually be beneficial to your enjoyment of the game. You don't have the severe tonal whiplash going from one to the other that way.

Also, I will still defend X-2's gameplay as being the best in the franchise. It's just a shame how pointless and creepy 90% of its story is. I still have nightmares about that "massage mini-game".

I still rank FFX as one of my favorites in the franchise though. It felt like the last Final Fantasy with a tried and true "vision" behind it, before the series became a platform for fan-service and tech demos (I might have said the same for FFXII, if the story didn't completely fall apart in its last chapters).

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Posted by MeatSim

High definition melodrama.

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Edited by dudeglove

@anjon said:

@kenpachiramasama said:

Boy X-2 was really bad. Completely different tone then X and everyone acted completely different the they had in the first game. At least it had based Paine.

How does any of that make the game bad? The whole plot of the game was three characters forcing themselves to live a ridiculous camp-filled adventurer lifestyle to escape the crushing melodrama they endured a year prior. The point was that they couldn't stand being themselves anymore because it was suffocating them to the point that they couldn't function, so they created entirely new personalities.

They even illustrate that point in the combat system using the dress spheres... It's okay if you just don't like the game because you wanted more FFX, but Square-Enix set out to tell a specific story and that's exactly what they did. You don't like that story, fine. That doesn't make it a bad game.

X-2 was a bad game.

Luckily for you, with this re-release, it'll be a bad game all over again.

Also, what the shit Squeenix? Even though anyone interested in these games probably already played the originals, that trailer outright gives away the whole fucking plot of both games in record time.

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Posted by bmehlers

I was thinking about getting this since I never played FFX, or many JRPGs for that matter, but after watching this I'm not so sure I will enjoy it.

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