Final Fantasy X is the last TRUE FF that has been made. As much as I love FFX-2 and really like so much of FFXII, to this day, I still feel Final Fantasy X is the last real Final Fantasy. I have played just about every single Final Fantasy. Not Final Fantasy XI since it's online and a couple off titles like Tactics Advance and Crystal Bearers for the WII. But I am a HUGE Final Fantasy fan and love FF's VI through X-2 the most. I'm not going to go into a too long detailed review but I have to mention some very important things.
First, I have to completely disagree with what Amazon has in it's cons about little innovation. That's so not true. There's a lot of innovation and some things here I wish would return in future FF's. The whole battle system with the CTB is so unique and never used in a FF before. I love being able to use more strategy and use that CTB window to determine when the next enemy will attack and which character will go next depending on what I do in battle. And being able to switch out characters in battle. This was such a genius addition to the series after having the traditional turned based from FFI and the ATB from other FF's before FFX. I really love the CTB and it wasn't used in enough games. FFXII should have had the CTB as well. It really needs to return for at least another true FF. It's such a shame that it hasn't been used in FFXII or FFXIII.
Which brings me to another point: a lot of people are complaining about the random encounters and calling this boring which couldn't be further from the truth. People just don't understand what Final Fantasy is supposed to be. It's a RPG, NOT an action game series. As much as I like FFXII, the removal of the traditional turned based system is a great downfall.Read more ›
A lot of people I know who play the FF series didn't care for this game. They all started in the beginning and played their way through. I started the same way, but I just can't get enough of this game. First ff games with characters that will actually talk, and for me that's a feature I like. There are TONS of things to do just aside from the main storyline that will keep you occupied for hours. One of my favorite ff games, I highly recommend it.
I first heard of this game when my sister saw a friend playing Final Fantasy X-2, and though I would love the game. It turned out she got the story of it completely wrong, but I picked up Final Fantasy X, and gave it a try. And it was incredible. It was the first game in the Final Fantasy series I played, and aside from it's sequel the only, so I can't really compare it to others, but it did not disappoint. The story is rich and exciting, and the game-play system is tons of fun. The graphics are wonderful, particularly during the movie scenes, but even wandering around the world or fighting enemies, the graphics are still great. The basic story is this: Spira, the world of FFX, is at war. Not with itself, but a creature called Sin. The only hope for defeating Sin are the people called summoners. Summoners train in the summoning arts, and go on a pilgrimage across all of Spira to pray in the Chamber of the Fayth at the temples in every city. However, it is a very dangerous pilgrimage, and many summoners either give up along the way, or are killed by fiends, evil creatures that roam about Spira. If a summoner manages to survive, they eventually find their way to the Zanarkand Ruins-- a once magnificent city that was destroyed a thousand years ago-- and obtain the Final Aeon. The summoner then chooses a guardian, who they have been traveling with, to become the Final Aeon, and only with that is it possible to defeat Sin and bring about the Calm.
The story starts with a young man, star blitzball player of the Zanarkand Abes. Blitzball is the national sport of Spira, played underwater, combining sports such as rugby, soccer and water polo.Read more ›
I received a great deal. It was everything they said it was and more. Everything was like brand new and arrived in a timely manner. The only con was the box which was a mess but I received a heck of a deal for what I got and who cares about the box anyway.