Final Fantasy X
Final Fantasy X was released in 2001, re-released, and remastered in high resolution (HD). It was the first game in the Final Fantasy series to feature 3D backgrounds instead of pre-rendered backgrounds of the previous games. It was among the most played games of the series. Also, it was the first game to include an official sequel title (Final Fantasy X-2).
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Final Fantasy X is one of the most enjoyable games from the Final Fantasy franchise. The series moved to the PlayStation console and then the PlayStation 2. The developers have done a fantastic job of taking the best elements that made earlier Final Fantasy titles great while eliminating some irritating features that made them a mess.
To begin, The graphics in the game are amazing. The shift from 2D pre-rendered backgrounds to an environment of 3D was executed flawlessly and created in Final Fantasy X, a feeling of complete immersion that none of the previous Final Fantasy games could produce. On the other hand, during this change, Final Fantasy X left one of the main elements and hallmarks that the game has, and that was the over-world map that tied all of the locations together. Instead of a global map, the game used a list of locations, allowing players to pick the city or location to return from the Airship. This made the game the same epic feel like earlier games were able to get.
The flaw and the loss of an epic feeling did not carry over to the story. The story, characters, setting, and music made a lasting impression on the players, resulting in the subsequent games that followed Final Fantasy X, including the first true sequel in any of the games, Final Fantasy X-2. Including voice actors was a significant aspect of the game, and although some of the dialogues within the game are painful to watch (the whistling scene from Luca), they did a superb job overall.
The majority of the gameplay elements were very well executed and received well. The Sphere Grid system is a novel variation on the standard levels of the previous RPGs. However, aside from looking great, it provided a reasonably linear leveling system with restricted customization. In addition, the Expert Sphere Grid introduced some extra complexity and customization; however, it is only available for the second attempt (aside from that of the HD Remaster version), allowing players to choose an Expert Sphere Grid when they begin).
The ability to customize the equipment was frustrating. Instead of adding variety to the game, you tend to get an assortment of bizarre armor with random abilities. It’s complicated in the beginning to make armor worthy of keeping without wasting the essential items to build that equipment. The result is that you do not customize any item for fear of misusing things.
In addition to the main plot, every Final Fantasy title typically has an additional minigame played with the main game, usually interspersed with the plot. These include games like Chocobo racing Triad and Triple Triad and the awful Tetra Master card game from Final Fantasy IX.
The minigame that is included in Final Fantasy X is Blitzball. Blitzball is a lot of fun to play, and it comes with many cool rewards you can earn through winning tournaments and league matches. Each optional mission (Blitzball included) within the game was stacked with various extra content for the endgame, which was an excellent addition for those looking to continue playing. The rewards continue becoming increasingly rewarding, a refreshing departure from the earlier game’s endgame content ( Ruby Weapon in Final Fantasy VII, for instance).
Final Fantasy X is not the most excellent title, but it’s right up there with the best. It’s a game that is great to replay (because it’s difficult to miss the content when you first start playing altogether), and I’ve played it numerous times—overall score 9/10.