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  • Summary: Can you help save the people of Spira? Join Tidus and Yuna on an adventure to rid the world of Sin and bring about the Calm in one of the most popular FINAL FANTASY stories of all time. FINAL FANTASY X HD Remaster is a remastered edition of the game in HD, so if you’ve been wanting to reliveCan you help save the people of Spira? Join Tidus and Yuna on an adventure to rid the world of Sin and bring about the Calm in one of the most popular FINAL FANTASY stories of all time. FINAL FANTASY X HD Remaster is a remastered edition of the game in HD, so if you’ve been wanting to relive your adventures (or experience the story for the first time) now’s your chance. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Mar 31, 2014
    95
    Whether you’re a Final Fantasy veteran, or someone who wasn’t even born yet when FFX first came out, you should waste no time in picking these up.
  2. Mar 31, 2014
    94
    Overall, Final Fantasy X is one of the greatest Japanese RPG's around and this release offers two awesome games for the price of one.
  3. Games Master UK
    May 4, 2014
    92
    The handheld version is the way to go.[June 2014, p.79]
  4. If you’ve never played Final Fantasy X before, this is a perfect opportunity. You can see the charms of the old-school JRPG in a modern game package and see why so many people cared so much in the first place.
  5. 90
    The Vita has no shortage of quality JRPGs on it, but Final Fantasy X HD Remaster should certainly be in the running for being the finest. With a rich narrative, quality gameplay, and a now in portable form, it's one of the finest games in the entire franchise.
  6. Mar 24, 2014
    90
    Fans of the games are going to love coming back to experience them all over again, with lovely updated visuals and some tweaks that enhance the gameplay just the right amount. Newcomers will find this a lovely introduction into Final Fantasy and if this sells enough, you never know…we may get FFVII HD afterall. But even if we don’t, this is great in its own right.
  7. Mar 17, 2014
    70
    A superb remake of two flawed but still interesting entries in the Final Fantasy canon – and certainly far better games than any of the last three.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 39
  2. Negative: 3 out of 39
  1. Mar 20, 2014
    10
    If you loved FFX over a decade ago, you'll love it even more. Thanks to updated sound and graphics, Spira looks and sounds absolutelyIf you loved FFX over a decade ago, you'll love it even more. Thanks to updated sound and graphics, Spira looks and sounds absolutely stunning. In addition, the game has been slightly updated to use the touchscreen for a few otherwise tedious actions which are now incredibly easy. Expand
  2. Sep 28, 2015
    10
    Just incredible game. Goes along with the all time greatest games the Original Legend of Zelda, Mario Kart 64, Original Tomb Raider, Fifa 12,Just incredible game. Goes along with the all time greatest games the Original Legend of Zelda, Mario Kart 64, Original Tomb Raider, Fifa 12, Resident Evil 1, The Last of Us, and a few others. You hate to stop playing and for the RPG fan, you weep for the end of the game. I played FFX when it first came out and had the guide book. I remember getting one Celestial weapon, getting some decent strength characters and that was it, beat it pretty easily.

    This time through, thanks to the internet, youtube and multiple guides online, I am doing the full game, top to finish, and the international version has extra content. I have almost gotten all the Celestials, have gotten all the Aeons, am working towards getting 99,999 hit strikes, finally got below a 0.0 on the chocobo race, won the butterfly contests, am currently playing and dominating in blitzball to get all of Wakka's overdrives and have attempted a few times to get Lulu's sigil (keep failing but getting better, using the crater trick). I have never cared about getting a completion trophy before, but I will get it on this game.

    It still holds up after all these years. All RPGs should take note that despite being "old" in gameplay terms, it still has gripped me more than most games have. Any fan of FF or RPGs NEEDS to have completed this spectacular gem.
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  3. Jun 2, 2014
    10
    Just like magnificent Metal gear solid HD collection and, recently, Sly cooper HD collection on vita.
    That's how you do the ports RIGHT, enough said.
  4. Mar 24, 2014
    9
    Fantastic re-imagining for a fantastic game. Despite a few frame-rate hiccups (more so when in environments with many NPCs than in battles,Fantastic re-imagining for a fantastic game. Despite a few frame-rate hiccups (more so when in environments with many NPCs than in battles, oddly enough), the game looks great on the OLED screen and controls just as you'd expect.

    I never would've imagined that a game like this would ever be possible on a portable system back in 2002 when I first played it. That novelty alone is worth the asking price.
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  5. Dec 28, 2016
    9
    These are really classic old school RPG games. FF X / X-2 are very good RPG but they are not perfect of course. The in game graphic is quiteThese are really classic old school RPG games. FF X / X-2 are very good RPG but they are not perfect of course. The in game graphic is quite good, though really not perfect, we can clearly see there that this is PS 2 game generation. On the other hand Square Enix's cutscenes are unbeatable even in 2016! FF X has amazing story, characters and music - which is easily one of the best in the genre. Combat system in this just feels a bit old and annoying - you cannot see your enemies and it is like you go 10 metres - combat starts - go 10 metres - combat starts... and again and again. This feels a bit annoying. Gameplay in FF X is really slow, you cannot skip many useless combat videos (especially summoning aeons) which you do not want to see again if you already seen them 100 times. The game has many strong parts but unfortunately decent amount of weaker parts. FF X-2 is quite a different game. Graphics look there slightly better than in X, combat system is quite different too - it is way better there. Gameplay in FF X-2 is very dynamic and the game runs smoothly, even amount of rng encounters is lower in X-2 than in X which is good. On the other hand X-2 does not have as good story as the first game, even so the smooth gameplay and still not bad story make appeal of the X-2 really high. To be honest FF X without such a good story would not be so much enjoayble beucase slow gameplay with toon of farming needed is not what I like. Both of games are really good anyway and if you own PS VITA and like RPGs at least a little I believe you will like them!

    GRAPHIC - 8 (X - 8 / X-2 - 8)
    GAMEPLAY - 8 (X - 7 / X-2 - 9)
    LASTING APPEAL - 9 (X - 9 / X-2 - 9)
    EXECUTION - 9 (X - 9 / X-2 - 9)

    OVERALL - 8,5
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  6. Jul 29, 2014
    9
    While the game is far from flawless, it managed to hit enough high notes along its 40h or so story to keep have kept me both interested andWhile the game is far from flawless, it managed to hit enough high notes along its 40h or so story to keep have kept me both interested and engaged. It's bright and high-resolution landscapes, fun and dynamic gameplay, and upbeat and occasionally dreamy musical score make up for the occasionally shoddy voice acting, and somewhat disjointed and inconsistent storytelling.

    Graphics
    Pros:
    - High resolution environments that look incredible on the Vita's screen.
    - The main characters look great and animate smoothly.
    - The Full Motion Video carry the story along nicely, adding a lot of value to cutscenes.
    - Lots of detail in the weapons and armor that you pick up along the way.
    - Bosses and Summons look awesome.
    - Great camera angles fly along a set path, giving the game a cinematic feel as you run through gorgeous environments.

    Cons:
    - NPC character models tend to be kind of flat and didn't get reworked much. It isn't that bad, nor does it detract from the gameplay or immersion, but it is noticeable.

    Sound:
    Pros:
    - The music is outstanding. A wide variety of tracks that never annoy or become obnoxious. Come for the game, stay for the music.

    Cons:
    - I'm kind of mixed on the voice acting. As you progress through the game you can tell that the voice actors, clearly not trained in game voice acting (they were recorded years ago, around the year 2000, Square can be forgiven for its first game that had voice acting), get more comfortable with their voice work and improve tremendously. Still, there are countless instances where I just kind of laughed at how bad it was, like actually chuckled, and other times where I was just annoyed. The game could have done a much better job of delivering the lines, but again, I can forgive them given that not many RPGs had such elaborate scripts back in its time.

    Story:
    The game presents fun, colourful, and interesting cast of characters who are on a serious mission which is guaranteed to have a sad ending, no matter what they do to try and prevent it. While never really deviating from the 'journey from one place to another' theme, the subtle twists and turns are enough to keep you engaged. The romantic development between the two main characters is PG13, which is to say that it's somewhat sterile and boring, feeling slightly tacked on. This is no great love story.

    Actually, when you really break the story down, you can see how it never really pushes itself to explain itself or to go into depth or detail regarding its characters and world. It jumps around quite a bit without ever really giving much time to key aspects of the story. Even the final resolution is never really truly explained. I'm not saying that I want them to draw me a picture on a blackboard and connect all the dots, but I just felt like something was missing from the story itself.

    That being said, I did enjoy it despite its campiness.

    Gameplay:
    The game truly shines in its battle system. Rather than having to select only 3 characters with which to battle, you can actively switch on the fly between characters. Need a mage to use her magic to fry up a nasty Flan enemy, call her in at any time. This added dynamism allows you to build a strong team, where individuals have their own unique abilities that they can use in specific scenarios.

    The battles themselves are frequent but never too hard. You'll have a typical variety of Final Fantasy-type enemies whom have frequented FF games for years, and they all have their own weaknesses and invulnerabilities that you'll have to learn to cut through them efficiently. It's never too easy, nor is it ever really all that challenging, not during the main story campaign, at least. For a real challenge you can visit various branching quests later on in the game, where you can use the increased challenge and experience rewards to quickly level up your characters into ridiculously overpowered killing machines.

    Speaking of the leveling up, the game rewards you with AP points which can then be used to move along a sort of leveling grid, giving you access to branching ability paths that help your character gain HP, MP, magic, buffs, and a whole slew of abilities that range. The 'Sphere Grid', as they call it, is actually an interesting and fun way to control what kind of characters you'll develop, will they be magic based? Physically strong? Fast and agile? The choice is yours, the only thing stopping your character development is how much time you put into gaining AP and the necessary 'spheres' which are collected from battles and chests around the game world.

    Conclusion:
    I highly recommend this game for people who love their Final Fantasy games and are looking to relive (or experience for the first time) such a classic and wonderful entry in the series. I do not recommend it to people who dislike RPGs or who are sensitive to poor voice acting. There's lots to enjoy in this massive game, and I'd overlook its flaws any day to be able to experience Spira again.
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  7. Apr 27, 2020
    2
    I know JRPGs take time to develop the story and the characters, but this game stretches that too much,
    12 hours into the game and I am still
    I know JRPGs take time to develop the story and the characters, but this game stretches that too much,
    12 hours into the game and I am still getting pop-up tutorials!

    - I hate the encounter rate in this game, 7 encounters/per/minute is ridiculous!
    - walking is so slow and almost calming,,,,,,,,,,,,, SHATTER SCREEN AND ENCOUNTER MONSTERS AND CHANGE THE MUSIC!!!!
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