Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remaster Review

Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remaster

Developed by Square Enix

Published by Square Enix

*It all began when I saw this Sphere of you*

The Story:

* Warning: The Story segment of this review contains major spoilers for FFX HD so read with Caution*

Set 2 years after the events of FFX, FFX-2 carries on the story of Yuna who is searching for Tidus who disappeared at the end of the first game, during her search she learns of a powerful weapon called Vegnagun which is being controlled by a vengeful spirit named Shuyin who looks a lot like Tidus. She teams up with Rikku and Payne to track down Vegnagun and put a stop to Shuyins plans.

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The Gameplay:

By far the best asset in FFX-2 the battle system has been changed from FFX to the active time battle instead of the conditional turn based system, where you have to wait for your bar to charge up in order to take your turn, Another change that they made are the dress spheres these are like the Jobs from the older FF games this is a great idea and it is done to Perfection you can switch out your Job on the fly in battle aswell, the abilities are also done very well, by defeating enemies you get AP which will eventually unlock certain abilities depending on which job you have equipped.

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The Sound:

The music in FFX-2 is very poorly done, none of the battle themes are very good and the general music is very annoying to listen to although this is to be expected since Nobuo Uematsu is no longer composing the score for the game.The voice acting is also not very good with most of the actors being to cheery i would expect this from Rikku but not from everyone, and as a side note brother is one of the most annoying characters ever conceived in gaming.

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The Graphics:

Overall the graphics in game have been improved in the game but i have to say the CGI cutscenes in the game look a lot worse than FFX the game look’s great overall and a good improvement over the original PS2 version.

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Lasting Appeal:

FFX-2 is a pretty big game there are a lot of missable cutcenes and the main storyline itself is about 30 hours long there are also a few mini-games to pass the time.

Overall FFX-2 is a big disappointment when compared to FFX the story isn’t very well done and the soundtrack is terrible, but on a plus side gameplay is fantastic and one of the best in the series.

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My Score – 5.5/10

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The Good:

  • Battle System
  • In-Game Graphics
  • Pretty Big Game Overall

The Bad:

  • The Story
  • The Soundtrack
  • The Voice Acting
  • Brother

Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remaster is available now as part of the Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster Double Pack exclusively to PlayStation 3 & PlayStation Vita. Thanks go to Square Enix for supplying the game and the assets used in this review. Be sure to let me know what you thought of the review in the comments section below and be sure to stay tuned to UGNN for all your gaming news and reviews and remember to follow us on WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn, Reddit & YouTube. Thanks go to fellow UGNN Editor who gave me a hand in wording this review.

Review by Matt McNamee

With Assistance from Jonnie Dixon

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