gamers (100%) found this review helpful
I remember getting this game ten years ago or so close to when it came out. Being 20 now, that's half of my life with this game. I can remember a day where I went home sick from school, started playing, and completely forgot about being sick the entire time I played.
This game has been with me through 3 PS2s, and I've gone out and bought two of them just to play this game.
FFX has one of the best stories I've ever seen. Honestly, it's probably THE best story in any RPG I've ever played. The graphics, for 2001, were fantastic. Nothing special now, but they don't detract from the game in any form.
The pre-rendered cutscenes, though. They look good enough to be in a game today. They even show up some of today's games. Why games don't use these anymore, I cannot figure out. If they looked that good on PS2, they could probably take that one tiny step forward with them and make them almost look real.
The gameplay is just as good as the story. Simple, yet requiring enough strategy to make you struggle at times. Some boss fights are just tough (as they should be), but they never are so hard that you can't beat them, unless you run away from a bunch of random encounters.
The Sphere Grid is my favorite form of leveling up that I've ever seen. Allows total customization of characters, but doesn't let you make them overpowered without tons of time grinding.
Blitzball is also a fantastic mini-game. Although after learning how to play well, it can become almost impossible to lose, it is still a blast. It's well worth playing, especially with the rewards you can get, but you can get by without playing (minus one game required in the story that has no effect at all on anything).
All in all, this is a game I'm still playing to this day. I'm currently going through my 6th playthrough, and have put at least 500 hours into this game. After finishing this playthough, I will put the game down. Until the HD remake comes out, that is.
posted by Linerunner (PROVIDENCE, RI) Apr 13, 2006
Member since Dec 2005
gamers (85%) found this review helpful
This game is one of the greatest of all time. Stunning visuals, memorable characters, an epic story and my favorite combat system of all FF games make this my all time favorite Final Fantasy. The combat is true turn based, meaning you can actually think and plan your upcoming moves and the timing of your actions based on who will be acting in what order. The game has tons of sidequests and other things to break up the action, great FMV scenes and all the other little touches that define the series. This game gets my highest rating, and I can only hope XII can measure up to it.
gamers (83%) found this review helpful
when i bought this game a couple of years back.. the moment i put the disc in and started to play, i got suck into the game! why?? voiced over characters.. during 2001.. it's a big deal! but now most games have voices :) despited the traditional turn based battle system, it didn't bother me a bit...The story is good, plus characters interactions and cut scenes are always enjoyable to watch. The graphic is pretty good for a 2001 year game. There are optional places available later, mini games, etc.. that will be you entertainment during your quest. Bliztball, the main minigame in the game, is my favorite mini-game. I spend hours after hours playing blitzball and it never bored me (except after the 4th time i replayed the game :) FFX is one of the greatest games on the ps2, it's one of the first to revolutionize the rpg genre on the ps2 as well. It's the same with tech stuffs, as years passed better stuffs come out. After playing FFXII and replay FFX again.. i noticed the expressions are not as perfect as FFXII's, still FFX is one of the best games that revolutionize the gaming industry, raising standard and quality in gaming:)