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Initial post: Aug 24, 2013 1:47:01 PM PDT
James Skemp says:
Has anyone seen whether a strategy guide will be released for this?

I finally got a copy of the FFX guide (went without it initially), but since this version includes the International games, there's definitely going to be changes.

Thanks!

Posted on Aug 26, 2013 5:31:41 AM PDT
Keiyuu says:
Just get the European strategy guide by Piggyback, if you really need one. We have the International version since 2002 over here. Only FFX though, not X-2.

Posted on Aug 28, 2013 2:49:30 AM PDT
With kingdom hearts 1.5 Prima announced the "Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix: Prima Official Game Guide" which contains the strategy guide for both games included in the hd the version(Kingdom Hearts 1 Final Mix and Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories) , it's also a hardcover edition. So it would really cool if they made one hardcover strategy guide including x and x-2.

Posted on Oct 24, 2013 2:09:52 PM PDT
Macros says:
Hopefully they will make one for the remaster - since FF X international strategy guide new is around 130 dollars is a bit much :)

Posted on Dec 18, 2013 5:14:17 PM PST
L. C.M says:
Gamestop has an official strategy guide listed, so I think so... http://www.gamestop.com/ps3/strategy-guides/final-fantasy-x-x2-hd-official-strategy-guide/112924

Posted on Dec 20, 2013 9:04:42 AM PST
Marissa says:
I hope they make a strategy guide because of the dark aeons and I heard there is new weapons as well?

Posted on Dec 30, 2013 6:09:51 PM PST
E. Nebedum says:
They had BETTER release a strategy guide for the re-release of Final Fantasy X/X-2. I need a new one since I don't know where my old books are, plus we definitely need books since this is supposed to be the INTERNATIONAL version of the two games, which is going to contain NEW stuff that the old version of the books and games that were released outside of Japan didn't have.

Posted on Jan 8, 2014 1:56:30 AM PST
Gamestop does offer a strategy guide for the remastered rereleases! I just bought mine. Was around $25 total.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 10, 2014 9:20:49 AM PST
GeekyMommy says:
Hope it's hardcover for that price.

Posted on Jan 11, 2014 9:32:07 AM PST
romevi says:
Here it is!

Final Fantasy X-X2 HD Remaster Official Strategy Guide

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 15, 2014 7:57:20 AM PST
Geomancer says:
It's paperback, but probably fairly large since it has to cover two complete games.

Amazon always offers a hefty discount on paperbacks though. Far cheaper than you'll ever get at GameStop or Best Buy even with any 'bundle' discount. It's $18.67 right now, wouldn't be surprised if it drops a little more.

For example the last guide I bought was for Tactic's Ogre which I got for $12.50 at release from Amazon.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 15, 2014 8:14:04 AM PST
romevi says:
I'm actually kind of upset about the guide. For one, it's 304 pages, when just one of the older BradyGames guides for either game is not that much shorter, and two, it's paperback.

I hope the Amazon listing is incorrect about the page numbers. Otherwise, back to hunting the Piggyback versions of both guides for me.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 15, 2014 9:15:07 AM PST
Geomancer says:
I haven't decided on if I'll get it or not. I still have my original X and X-2 guides.

I really hate the original X-2 guide though because it's almost impossible to 100% the game following it. It has a separate 'side quest' section, of which you must do to get 100%, but it does not mention them in the main guide at all so unless you read through the side quest section and bookmark the main guide you'd never know.

I'm not sure if a new guide would be of much benefit since the content of the game is pretty much identical and there are just a few extras at the end. Gamefaqs also has numerous guides for both, although I do much prefer a physical book.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 15, 2014 9:23:37 AM PST
romevi says:
I prefer physical books because I like the pictures and, as a bibliophile, I'm always looking for excuses to add books to my library.

GameFAQs comes in handy when there are no such guides available (Chrono Trigger DS) or if the actual physical book is just an abomination (FFIX).

I have this guide on pre-order, but my finger is hovering over the Cancel button. I'll wait and see until actual scans show up on the listing.

Posted on Jan 17, 2014 11:02:36 AM PST
A Gamer Guy says:
I'm surprised it is a paperback. The guide for Kingdom Hearts remaster was Hardcover. Maybe there will be a collector's edition?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 17, 2014 1:47:47 PM PST
As someone who used to buy the guide to nearly every game he owned, I can tell you with due certainty that 9/10 guides are paperback. It is a very rare treat for a company like Brady to make a hardcover one. The old guides for both X AND X-2 were both paperback. Do not expect anything different for this game.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 17, 2014 2:14:24 PM PST
romevi says:
Oh, I know. I used to own both FFX and FFXII guides. I know FFXII came in a Collector's/Limited Edition too, but I can't remember if it was hardback.

I guess we all hoped it would be hardback considering it's getting a nice treatment. Prima did a great job with making a KH1.5 guide, though I don't own it so I can't vouch for its content.
That said, BradyGames *has* been making collector's/limited editions recently, so I was hoping for one for this collection.

The guide being paperback is half of my worry. The other half is the fact that it's only 304 pages.

Posted on Jan 26, 2014 8:02:20 AM PST
W. Long says:
I still have both the X and X-2 strategy guides so I'm not really worried about buying this one. It's just another money grab to me at this point.

The small amount of international content covered is not enough to justify this purchase for me.

Also I can understand why romevi would be worried about the guide only having 304 pages. That doesn't sit right with me either.

X has 275 pages
X-2 has 352 pages

So that leaves me with the question "What was cut?" Theorectically the combined guide should be over 600 pages.

Posted on Feb 5, 2014 2:50:11 PM PST
romevi says:
Well, it looks like BradyGames finally listed it on their site, and it states that the guide is 432 pages long. Still, that seems kinda of short compared to having the two guides separated, and that's keeping in mind this guide is both guides in one *with extra material*.
Maybe they just cramped the material up?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 5, 2014 3:39:07 PM PST
W. Long says:
To combine both guides, add in the extra content for both games, and shave off 200 pages they certainly would have to had cramped the material up quite a bit.

I played through both games and used both strategy guides and I seem to recall neither guide being bloated or having more material than needed. They were both pretty much on point with everything, especially the guide for 2 because you needed some extra explanations in some areas to get 100% in the game (which the guide did helped with PERFECTLY).

The good news for me is that I still own the original guides for X/X2 and I will be reusing them, and when it comes down to the international content I will just use Gamefaqs.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 5, 2014 3:56:17 PM PST
romevi says:
I found a site that has flawless scans of the Piggyback guides (no, I won't post a source), so I may end up using those. I had hoped BG would be a nice alternative, especially since I sold off my copy of the X guide in anticipation for this.
I think I'm going to cancel for now and wait for reviews. If the Piggyback versions prove still superior, I'll hunt down physical copies of those eventually.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 5, 2014 4:39:53 PM PST
@Marissa No, there are no new weapons. Weapon auto abilities, yes. The weapon auto-abilities are called Distill Power, Distill Mana, Distill Speed, and Distill Ability. They force an enemy to drop a particular type of sphere after battle.

Online guides are your best bet. They're free, and mistakes can be corrected.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 18, 2014 12:00:51 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 16, 2014 7:24:36 PM PDT
q says:
I have the original guides for both games, and there are a lot of. pictures throughout,; some take up half the page, as well as the fact that. the type seems to be large print. If they shrunk/removed all those pictures and used. smaller font/type they could certainly include everything needed for both international games in this new guide. I bought this new guide and I love it. The original guides just don't cut it anymore.

Posted on Feb 18, 2014 2:50:31 PM PST
I have the original guides for both games as well. Yet, I still preordered my copy of the new walkthrough. The new game is going to have some differences that I would like better explained through the walkthrough. And I'm a game collector as well, so I'm not just going to leave it up to looking up things online when I need help... unless I'm really confused and the guide doesn't help me.

Posted on Feb 18, 2014 2:53:20 PM PST
romevi says:
Still debating if I should order this or use the old Piggyback ones. I'll wait till I see a review come next month.
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