I only recommend it if your a very serious gamer, and you are very serious about this game. And I thought I was serious about this game. The original FFX used to be my favorite video game. Sadly, unless you collect the destruction spheres from most of the temples the first time around then you are forced to fight many of the dark aeons if you wish to obtain anima. The dark aeons are not an easy challenge. The only way I could defeat dark valefor was with yojimbo's zanmoto, In addition, the expert sphere grid really isn't all that big of a deal. I haven't even started the updated FFX2. FFX eternal calm was a half hour long video, which is good to watch if you haven't played FFX2 yet. However, if you have already played it then there is really no point in watching it. Finally, there is last mission which is just a real oddball game. I didn't enjoy it. I might go back and try it again, but I don't think I will.