Way back in December 2001 (or January 2002), I received Final Fantasy X for the PlayStation 2 as a gift from my wonderful daddy, a game I’d been wanting ever since I heard about it. I remember when I first played it, and I remember the sense of awe I had with the game — the sweet PS2 graphics, the gorgeous opening theme of “To Zanarkand”, and the amazing gameplay that came with it. As a turn-based JRPG fan, this game rocked my socks. Unfortunately, though, Final Fantasy X suffered the “Unbeatable-itis” syndrome that has met with every single other FF games I’ve played. Meaning, I’ll play an FF game, but I never get around beating the game. Until today, my FF gaming status looked like this:
- Final Fantasy III: 20% complete
- Final Fantasy IV: 3% complete
- Final Fantasy VI: 30% complete
- Final Fantasy VII: 30% complete
- Final Fantasy VIII: 45% complete
- Final Fantasy IX: 75% complete
- Final Fantasy X: 80% complete
- Final Fantasy XIII: 60% complete
I admit, my attempts are pathetic, but now I can proudly say I’ve beaten an FF game! December 7, 2014 marks my beating of Final Fantasy X HD Remaster on the PS Vita. I started the game in March, and I’ve been playing it on and off since then. With the news of Suikoden II coming out for PSN, that encouraged me to finally tackle the last dungeon to fight the final boss. I’m glad I took that plunge because I’m thrilled that I’ve finally beaten an FF game! Took me long enough — practically almost 14 years! To end this entry, here’s a mini-review of my thoughts on the HD remaster version of the game!
- I STILL HATE BLITZBALL.
- I’m not a great judge of graphics, but I thought the game looked quite breathtaking on my Vita!
- The soundtrack . . . adsfkjld;asfkjdfkljsad. BEAUTIFUL EVEN AFTER ALL THESE YEARS.
- Tidus and Yuna’s voices still annoy me after all these years.
- I enjoyed the battles, so I didn’t mind the grinding . . .
- . . . HOWEVER, Yunalesca and Braska’s Final Aeon boss battles just about nearly made me want to throw my Vita across the room.
- Thank gods for Aeons. Especially Anima, who demolished Seymour’s arse in his final incarnation. Speaking of which, he proved to be an annoying little prick!
- Bottom line — I’m glad I played and beat this. Having it on the Vita was much more convenient for me than playing it on the PS3. Playing this allowed me to fondly remember my high school gaming days.