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Boutros said:

Best video game ever.

Nailed it.



AZWification said:

             What the subject says.. I  came with the idea of this thread because this is the Final Fantasy since VI that always stood out to me.   VI  is universally loved and  there are few people who don't like it, VII while it is outdated,  it  is still a  decent JRPG.  VIII started to get a good chunk of hate during the last decade or so and  that  really hurt the game's reputation. IX is a cult classic and the most loved FF game by both critics and fans. XII is a generally disliked FF game even though it also has a good chunk of fans who enjoy it. XIII, XIII-2 and X-2 are universally hated so fuck 'em. 

               I always thought  FFX was something 50%/50% to me.. The graphics are beautiful, the music is OK, the characters are  pretty decent  minus a few exceptions (*cough* Rikku * cough* Tidus *cough*) and the battle system is  good, but the voice acting is terrible, the game was just too fucking linear and the story overall was unoriginal and lazy.

             So, what are your opinions on Final Fantasy X? Is it a great game, is it the first bad Final Fantasy game ever or is  it simply disappointing, yet good?

Instead of just giving "my" opinion I'll give actual numbers: It's 2nd most crtically aclaimed after FF7 and also the 2nd best seller for the francise after FF7.



VI>X~=IX>>>VII

XIII and XIII-2 are not universally hated, XIII is actually the 4th most sold FF ever.
There are just more players backlashing em on the forums then people who actually have played it.



I really wonder how many of those people who "universally hated" XIII-2 actually played it. I really disliked XIII but I absolutely adored XIII-2. Fixed pretty much all the problems I had with XIII.

As for X, my least favourite Final Fantasy. Cliched story with twists I saw coming from half a mile away; linear as hell (seriously, this was the Final Fantasy which started "corridor syndrome"); most of the cast is absolutely terrible (Lulu and Auron save it from total disaster). Soundtrack is good and battle system is decent, though.

I have been convinced by a number of people (Brendude & Padib most prominently) to give it another chance, though, so I'll be buying the HD Collection when it releases so see if it's as bad as I remember it.



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Was never the biggest fan of this game. I think the reason many gamers hold FFX so highly is because it was the first taste they had of the JRPG genre. I mean wasn't it just about the first of the PS2? As far as big name JRPG's.


I will be getting the HD Remastered or whatever.



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I love it, to this day. Too bad it spawned one of the most worthless "sequels" in video game history...



Final Fantasy 10 isn't horrible, but it is where the series started to get a lot worse(technically FF8 is where the series got worse, but FF9 was such a great game the series was good again, and FF10 is worse as a game than FF8 to me.) The storyline was pretty much collect the summon spells and kill Sin. There are a few underlying issues within that, but the story is basically given to you right at the beginning.

Gameplay, which you see a lot of praise is nothing but change characters and attack. You'll usually come across a variation of two or three types of enemies per battle Fast enemy? Switch to Wakka, one hit kill. Medium speed enemy? Tidus or Wakka for one hit kill. Elemental? Lulu for one hit kill. Robot? Rikku for one hit kill. Shelled enemy? Anyone who has a shell breaker weapon for a one hit kill. There's more depth this way than in previous games, yes, but it just feels so much worse.

With the storyline being the whole, destroy Sin, the world map is built to match. It's pretty much a straight line from point A to B with a small branching off road here and there that has an item at the end. It's not as bad as it is in Final Fantasy 13, but it's the first RPG I remember where it really cut down on exploration.

The music and graphics are good. The best thing about Final Fantasy 10, what I put most of my time into. Blitzball. The best single player only mini game I've ever played in a video game and one of the best mini games ever. XenoCard is the best in my opinion, but it's just a lot more fun against an actual person rather than the AI.

Final Fantasy 10-2 has a poor storyline. Just embarassing. While it uses the world map, it works out a bit better in Final Fantasy 10-2 because you're not plopped down on point A and then required to get to point B all the way at the end of the game. Final Fantasy 10-2 has a main focus on quests, so you can go to multiple areas and accept quests that will have you jumping between different parts of the world, and it actually works well.

Combat in Final Fantasy 10-2 is the best in the series. First off it borrows the class system from Final Fantasy 5, but takes the Final Fantasy Tactics approach in a way and allows you to choose what skills you're going to learn first out of a long list per class. There's also a large class variety and each character can be customized what classes they can change to if needed in battle, similar to switching to the appropriate character in Final Fantasy 10, but with more limitation as well as a higher difficulty, with enemies that don't just evaporate when you look at them wrong.

The storyline might be terrible, but the combat and quest system make Final Fantasy 10-2 a good game. If you can bear through the story, then you should be able to enjoy the game. Anyone who was able to suffer through Final Fantasy 13 should have no problem. If you've finished Final Fantasy 13 and are one of the people who didn't like Final Fantasy 10-2, you should really go back and give it a chance.

Kresnik said:
I really wonder how many of those people who "universally hated" XIII-2 actually played it. I really disliked XIII but I absolutely adored XIII-2. Fixed pretty much all the problems I had with XIII.

I didn't.  It's got the same gameplay though, one of  the reasons I didn't like Final Fantatsy 13 because you had no control, among everything else that was wrong with the game.  I'm going to play it and finish it because of Lightning Returns though.  Lightning Returns looks amazing.



AZWification said:

             What the subject says.. I  came with the idea of this thread because this is the Final Fantasy since VI that always stood out to me.   VI  is universally loved and  there are few people who don't like it, VII while it is outdated,  it  is still a  decent JRPG.  VIII started to get a good chunk of hate during the last decade or so and  that  really hurt the game's reputation. IX is a cult classic and the most loved FF game by both critics and fans. XII is a generally disliked FF game even though it also has a good chunk of fans who enjoy it. XIII, XIII-2 and X-2 are universally hated so fuck 'em. 

               I always thought  FFX was something 50%/50% to me.. The graphics are beautiful, the music is OK, the characters are  pretty decent  minus a few exceptions (*cough* Rikku * cough* Tidus *cough*) and the battle system is  good, but the voice acting is terrible, the game was just too fucking linear and the story overall was unoriginal and lazy.

             So, what are your opinions on Final Fantasy X? Is it a great game, is it the first bad Final Fantasy game ever or is  it simply disappointing, yet good?

Well it was the first FF game with voice acting, idk what you expected but its good for their first time and I thought the music was really good, on par with the best FF music.  Also the story was unoriginal and lazy?  Name off the other games that had a similar story, JRPGs almost always tease a relationship between a boy and a girl but they never go all the way which FFX did in the end and I give them credit for that, still one of my favorite endings in a video game.



One of my favorite games of all time, 10/10, my favorite PS2 game and the last great Final Fantasy. Exceptional story, combat, characters and presentation.