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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: 4 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 3 out of 7
  1. 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
  2. Nov 17, 2019
    8
    If this was solely FFX I would have given a 10 for the review but it's boxed with FFX-2 which, IMO, is not a good game. If I could give aIf this was solely FFX I would have given a 10 for the review but it's boxed with FFX-2 which, IMO, is not a good game. If I could give a rating for FFX-2 exclusively I would give a 0.

    As far as a port to the switch is concerned the game plays flawlessly. I noticed no issues.

    FFX as a game is a masterpiece. I love that there is a plethora of characters to choose from, that switching them out is seamless in battle, and that doing so adds some variety and provokes thought in a non-traditional for a Final Fantasy game kind of way. The music is great and fits the mood of what's going on in the story. The story is a bit linear but very enjoyable. Leveling up system was creative and while it makes it harder to do different things with the characters it also follows with a RPG logically. So-and-so is a mage, got it. BTW Blitzball is addicting; I spent far too much time playing that mini-game.

    FFX-2... Coming off finishing FFX this game is starkly different and doesn't make sense. It catches you off guard and makes you wonder if it's a joke. The theme of FFX is pretty dark and this is bubbly. Considering what happened at the end of FFX I would not expect such a happy mood. I wondered if the beginning was the team being undercover to get a mission done and I wondered if the game will change after the opening but it doesn't. Other cons...FFX-2 only has 3 playable characters which after having many characters feels disappointing. Also the battle system is lacking. I literally hold down the confirm button through battles except for when I need to heal; there's no thought involved in combat. I don't like the music, especially considering it feels out of place with the mood of the FFX/FFX-2 story. There kind of is but there really isn't a story in this game either; you're playing missions essentially.

    TLDR: FFX is a masterpiece and the price is worth FFX alone but don't bother with FFX-2.
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  3. Nov 14, 2019
    8
    The remaster works and looks really good. Still a really fun game aged really well with an exception to blitzball wish they could have doneThe remaster works and looks really good. Still a really fun game aged really well with an exception to blitzball wish they could have done something to enhance it a bit. Overall great game. Expand
  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. 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
  6. 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
  7. Nov 19, 2019
    0
    I hated this game! You hardly play and you get to hear a whiny protagonist talk for hours. Your time is better wasted playing any other Final Fantasy