Welcome back to RRPG’s Final Fantasy Retrospective! Episode 7 takes a dive into the PlayStation 2 by looking at the next entry where it was the first to have a sequel in Final Fantasy X, and X-2. Final Fantasy X ended up as the next game from Yoshinori Kitase, and his team who previously worked on Final Fantasy VII & VIII; it is still remembered as one of the biggest and most ambitious games ever made at the beginning of the sixth generation of gaming. Most games in the series had more Western elements to their settings, but Final Fantasy X dove into the unknown by looking at cultures and mythology from the Far East. It would also be the first to introduce voice acting which was largely absent in the franchise’s run on the PlayStation.
Whereas, Final Fantasy X-2 would be followed up by Yoshinori Kitase, and his team as it would be the directorial debut of Motomu Toriyama. Toriyama gave the sequel to Final Fantasy X more exposure of females; with inspiration from films like Charlie’s Angels and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. Now, for being set in the same setting as the original game, it paid more respects to modern culture that made this entry become polarizing with fans and gamers. With both loving and/or hating this entry for what it ended being. Regardless, Final Fantasy X and X-2 would mark the beginning of Square’s hard years as after these games released many of their criticisms would see most Japanese role-playing games begin to dip in quality and innovation.
-The real story behind the Tidus Laugh in Final Fantasy X-
Original Heroic Opener Intro create by Epicdreamz
Thanks to The Nostalgic Gamer for the inspiration!
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