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  • Summary: Two of the Most Celebrated RPGs of their Generation - Now in Beautiful High Definition!

    Over 200 hours of gameplay, including the International version content never before released in North America.

    Relive the fateful journey with fully remastered HD visuals and rearranged music.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 27
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 27
  3. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Apr 17, 2019
    100
    The quality of the Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster on the Switch makes this a definitive way to play with the all-in-one convenience of what the console offers. And regardless of if you jump in now or at a price you like then you’re gonna have an awesome time with these games.
  2. Apr 19, 2019
    90
    The touch screen options, the removal of PC's autosave feature and other adjustments, aside from playing it in gorgeous portable mode, make this Nintendo Switch version the best of all that have been released as a Remaster, and the most faithful to play the original versions, even if it had to make some sacrifices in the visual element.
  3. Apr 30, 2019
    90
    With two fantastic games in one package, this latest re-release of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster is very easy to recommend, with a few caveats. On Switch in particular, X-2 benefits from being suited to both long-play sessions on the TV and short bursts in handheld mode. Visually it looks very similar to the PS4 version, which is mostly great news, but it's upsetting to see the developers still haven't fixed character faces going from flat to high quality in cutscenes.
  4. Apr 24, 2019
    85
    Well executed conversion of two of the most beloved JRPGs of the PS2-era.
  5. 80
    In a lot of ways, Final Fantasy X-2 could be considered the superior title to Final Fantasy X. The battle system has more variety, the tone is more upbeat and fun, but without the context of the events that occur in the first game, the story just won’t make a lot of sense. I definitely recommend exploring Spira during what should be the eternal calm, but not until after you’ve actually defeated Sin.
  6. Apr 29, 2019
    80
    The Switch version is definitely the best way to experience the game right now but it has a few issues that affect the release overall more than the port which is great.
  7. Apr 19, 2019
    75
    Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster is still the timeless JRPG we all know and love, but the launch price and the lack of new content makes it hard to recommend this new version over the older ones.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
  1. Feb 10, 2020
    10
    My first Final Fantasy, I've played both X and X-2, while X is excellent, X-2 is pretty great and X-2 Last Mission is added content for the HDMy first Final Fantasy, I've played both X and X-2, while X is excellent, X-2 is pretty great and X-2 Last Mission is added content for the HD remaster and it kinda sucked. This game will make you cry if you don't cry or feel emotional, then you're heartless! (Get it?) Time to review this...

    Final Fantasy X:
    The story is simply fantastic and slightly complicated. You just need to know that it takes place in Spira and you're on a pilgrimage with a summoner and guardians, overcoming hardships and challenges to defeat the villain of the game, Sin. Especially the ending, the end will make you cry! The gameplay completely feels like a traditional JRPG turn-based combat, and instead of experience to level up, you have the sphere grid, which can increase your stats and learn new moves after you've gained some AP. The graphics look slightly better than the original PS2 graphics, although I prefer the original anyways. The music is very great, composed by Masashi Hamauzu, and Suteki Da Ne (which translates to "Isn't It Wonderful?") is a really beautiful song. The characters are quite memorable and the minigames are quite tedious themselves.

    Final Fantasy X-2:
    Although some people say that the story is kinda bad or mediocre, I would say the story is really good! Despite the story being technically a downgrade from FFX, at least the story is simpler to understand than in FFX. It sucks that the game doesn't tell you that there are multiple endings (there are six), so you have to search up how to get the good ending. Well, the good ending is actually the normal ending but it added an emotional ending cutscene which might make you cry. The gameplay doesn't use the traditional game mechanics that FFX had, but they brought back the active battle system with additions to it! There's a new game mechanic called Dresspheres, which basically you change your character's classes. FFX-2 is now actually a mission-based game, but you have the freedom to explore anywhere in Spira. The visuals look very great in FFX-2, but I don't know if PS2 graphics are better though. There are many music pieces in FFX-2, a few are great lyrical songs, so the music is really great.

    FFX Eternal Calm is a long cutscene that acts as a short prequel to FFX-2, basically not a game.

    FFX-2 Last Mission isn't enjoyable because the gameplay is quite similar to Pokemon Mystery Dungeon, technically a ripoff. I only play it for around ten minutes or more, the gameplay feels hard to me and although not knowing the story, it feels kinda generic and highly linear.

    FFX Will is a really long (cutscene) movie which is basically incomprehensible or what I've heard from critics. I don't know what FFX Will is about but it's definitely recommended to NOT watch it at all if you don't want your experience of FFX and FFX-2 to be absolutely ruined. It's THAT bad!

    Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster is a great remaster itself while the new story additions were mediocre. Final Fantasy X was my first Final Fantasy game while X-2 is my second, I guess it's recommended to JUST playing ONLY X and X-2. It was really nice to cry at a video game again, the experience was unforgettable and beautiful. I'm truly blessed to play Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2, Final Fantasy X is truly one of the best JRPGs I've ever played. Now, the score is... 9.6! (10)
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  2. Apr 17, 2019
    10
    Absolute masterpiece. I gave a 10 for the Vita version years ago, and I wish I could award 11/10 here because this version is everything theAbsolute masterpiece. I gave a 10 for the Vita version years ago, and I wish I could award 11/10 here because this version is everything the Vita and PS4 versions are, combined. The last Sakaguchi Final Fantasy and one of the greatest video games of all time. An unquestionable must-have. Expand
  3. Feb 20, 2020
    8
    X is one of my favourite games of all time. Having never beat it in nearly 20 years and stopping at the jecht fight. I have finally beat it onX is one of my favourite games of all time. Having never beat it in nearly 20 years and stopping at the jecht fight. I have finally beat it on the switch!

    As far as turn based final fantasies go this is one of the best. Ok Tidus is the most annoying but the other main characters are likeable and the story is good.

    Plenty of secrets and exploration many different fiends to fight and a great mini game thrown in ( those who complain about blitz ball just can't play it)

    Not being able to skips cut scenes can be very annoying. I understand if it was overlooked on the ps2 but it could of been implemented on the remastered.

    I played the beginning of x-2 and just thought "what is this, what is happening" so I dont think I can give it a fair review
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  4. Sep 8, 2019
    8
    Blitzball really sucks. But the game is fine otherwise. I really wish that blitzball wasn't something you had to put up with.
  5. Jan 24, 2020
    7
    X is one of the better FF games in the series. However, it suffers from many of the same problems that hindered my experience with previousX is one of the better FF games in the series. However, it suffers from many of the same problems that hindered my experience with previous entries in the franchise. Random battles are not fun and discourage exploration. Getting the “first strike” ability on my weapon alleviated the problem to some extent, but I really wish there was an option to eliminate random battles altogether.

    Another issue is the way saves are handled. For some inexplicable reason, you cannot delete individual save files. Once again you must sludge your way through caves, dungeons and fields to access a save point. This was particularly bothersome when I got to the Omega Ruins and spent 30 minutes grinding only to have the game crash on me after an Aeon animation. Speaking of Aeon’s, what is with their ridiculously long intros? Thankfully there is an option to reduce animation times but there is no way to eliminate it altogether. Also, the cutscenes in X are a major problem. If you lose a battle, you will have to rewatch the entire cutscene with no way to skip it! What were they thinking?

    On a more positive note, the main protagonist is a professional Blitzball player and it was quite interesting the way they incorporated this mini game into the story. I like the way you can recruit and release players almost like you are playing an entirely separate sports game. The best part about Blitzball is that it’s completely optional. I also enjoyed translating the Al Bhed language and collecting individual letters on my journey to making sense of what they were saying.

    So in short, I like X enough to give it a respectable score. I think some of the bosses were a little repetitive and that’s probably why I felt burned out by the end of it. Still, I would recommend X to any person who enjoys turn-based rpgs.

    Thanks for reading.
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  6. Dec 8, 2019
    4
    The reviews on this game seem to often be biased by nostalgia. Having never played the original on the PS2 I came into this fresh of mind andThe reviews on this game seem to often be biased by nostalgia. Having never played the original on the PS2 I came into this fresh of mind and hoping to have a great time playing. Unfortunately that was not the case. The game comes across as a mess. There are menus that you literally cannot access while in docked mode. For whatever reason when the countless tutorials pop up to explain it, it specifies you must use the touch screen to pull them up. There is no way to do it if docked. Camera angles gave borderline headaches from how rapidly they jump and nonsensical they were. Most of the time, when you finally get out of cutscenes, the overworld is dull and boring. Such basic rpg elements are missing such as gear stats, character levels, and is instead replaced with a unnecessary convoluted "sphere grid" as the only source of growth for your characters. Tutorials in this game are long and make things more complicated than they actually are. Blitzball is horrendous. A completely terrible overcomplicated required minigame. It is introduced with a 12 category tutorial of about 30minutes if that says anything. Animations have not aged well and sometimes characters appear to just sprint in cutscenes. Voice acting is alright, not anything great. Overall, disappointing experience I was hoping to be better. I understand it is a remaster, but that does not excuse it from such bad design and technical flaws. Expand
  7. Nov 19, 2019
    0
    Disappointing game, I played it again with the remaster expecting for my opinion to change but it remains the same: too cliché, melodramaticDisappointing game, I played it again with the remaster expecting for my opinion to change but it remains the same: too cliché, melodramatic and the characters hardly interact with each other. This did not age well at all. Expand

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