The game belongs in your memory, trust me, nostalgia is better than the real thing. The graphics haven't aged well, and if you concentrate hard enough, you can see the moment where square started assuming it's playerbase isn't smart enough to figure out basic rpg combat. Also blitzball is still a thing, and it's so much worse than you remember.
Replaying this game made me love it that much less, and I don't wish that on anyone.
For me, this had a lot of promise. Unfortunately the pacing was much too slow to make this very enjoyable. Standard aged RPGs like this can be fun but when so much of your time is spent doing almost nothing and it begins to feel like a chore.
I rented this game for vita while playing through FFX HD on PS3. The cross-save functionality was really nice and having the vita copy helped me squeeze in a bit more playtime.
The game's good -- though the remastering is a bit uneven. Main characters look good but most NPCs look terrible. They just upped the resolution on the PS2 game when they should have fixed some of the models. Oh well, it's not a deal breaker.
Had fun with the game but burnt out on it before getting to 100% completion. The end game is quite a grind. End game EXTRA content, like the Dark Aeons, I mean. Just finishing the game normally is enjoyable.