gamers (80%) found this review helpful
This game was revolutionary for its time between the voice overs and the full facial features the graphics were top notch but the story line was also most in depth the summon system was different too but is it the best one ever?
posted by Muahahaha (SAN FRANCISCO, CA) Apr 7, 2009
Member since Jul 2004
gamers (75%) found this review helpful
I had this game a few years back, and I enjoyed it then, but for some stupid reason got rid of it. I recently rented it agian and my enthusiasm was renewed...plus this time I beat it.
There isn't really anything bad about this game. Even though it's and older game, the graphics are superb, and the voice acting should win an award. The characters are all endearing and captivating, and it's easy to relate to them all...well, Tidus has his bothersome moments, but still. The character design is also something new, as none of the other Final Fantasies even remotely resemble this. It's a breath of fresh air in a way.
Gameplay is also better in my opinion. This is actually turn based, as the enemy won't act until you do. Plus you can instantly switch characters in and out of your party, making battle simple, yet still strategic and fun. Though fights are pretty breezy and quick in the beginning, the game definitely poses a challenge later, and while not ridiculously hard, you will have to be decisive and strategic if you want to win.
I haven't played many games as good as this, but it will definitely stay as one of my top favorites. Whether you are totally new to the series or have been vanquishing foes for years, there is something for everyone to love, and you will definitely appreciate the engrossing story, cinematic cutscenes and the plethora of sidequests and secrets. Simply put, this is a must-play.