Product Type: Sony PS2 games
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Final Fantasy X (PS2)
Member Name: JMayHough
Final Fantasy X (PS2)
Advantages: Beautiful graphics, familiar, over 100 hours of gameplay
Disadvantages: Only available on PS2 format
Final Fantasy X has become one of the most memorable, most popular in it's franchise. It is equipped with gorgeous FMV scenes with a variation of colours, a familiar battle system out on the field, and structured, fleshed out characters that almost force you to become emotionally attached. The storyline itself is written in-depth, and possibly one of the strongest in the Final Fantasy series.
Final Fantasy X is the first FF game to include voice actors, which in my experience of playing the game has made the characters and the story very realistic to play through. Each of the seven playable characters has a back story that is revealed step by step the further you delve into the game with unexpected twists and surprising elements. FFX is also the first in the series to contain a Sphere Grid levelling system - instead of your characters levelling up by gaining exp. points, you take control of a grid to learn new attacks, skills and magic, as well as strengthening your attack power, defense, magic attack, and magic defense. This grid comes with two options for beginners and for those who have played the game before. As long as you carefully read the tutorial when playing this game for the first time, the sphere grid will be easy to pick up as you go along.
Each character has an advantage and disadvantage during battle in this game, and once you become comfortable with them all you can easily defeat enemies and boss battles in a matter of minutes. You can switch out characters to replace them with others to suit your battle strategy depending on what monsters you're fighting - but you need to increase your sphere grid for each character to gurantee your progression through the game.
This RPG will not disappoint faithful fans of the Final Fantasy franchise. It includes many familiar systems, summons, attributes, weapon and armor customisation, and world map system. You can easily clock over 100 hours of gameplay with side-quests and completing the sphere grid. With in-depth characters, a tragic storyline and an unforgettable soundtrack, you will want to play this game again and again.
Summary: Would recommend this to any Final Fantasy fan