Your true opinion about FFX-2?

#1PrinnyWinPosted 12/30/2013 12:49:08 AM
So I want to know your TRUE opinion about FFX-2.
Your honest opinion about it, and one that is not heavily influenced by others'.
If you are only going to post a few words like "I like it" or "It sucks", then please, don't bother.
It's been years since its release, so I hope people don't just jump back into that negative bandwagon it had on its initial release.

I'll start with mine.
For me, I'm not one of the blind haters that just think everything about it is bad. Neither am I some hipster that likes it because it's against the vocal negativity.
For me, I just see both the good and the bad of FFX-2.

Let's start with the bad.
The story of FFX-2 is obviously one of its biggest flaws and it's definitely the biggest point against it as an FF title. It's just...eh.
The character designs were also overly sexual and was just too fanservice-y.
You could see that SE was trying to sell the game with fanservice.
Turning Yuna into some Jpop singer is still one of the most mind boggling aspects of it.

But among all the bad points, I see many good ones.

First of all, the world building. It gave us a chance to see what the world was like after the big bad that has been haunting it for thousands of years is gone. And it was fairly realistic and good in its approach.
You get to see how there are people who do not want to abandon their old ways of living(even if such ways came about because of suffering) with the New Yevon religion.
At the same time, you get to see people embracing Machina because they see the good in it and how they no longer have to avoid it because said Big Bad is dead.
Showcasing this division was one of FFX-2's strong points.

FFX-2 also went back to the Job System, one of my favorites in the FF series. Being able to switch jobs in battle was awesome, and seeing so many old classes again was great.
To top if off, they gave each character their own unique outfit for each job, something that was not seen since FF5.

FFX-2 also had the most polished ATB system of the FF series. Being able to actually intercept enemy attacks by killing them off quickly was a beautiful touch.

The non-linearity in the game was also amazing. Choosing which missions you wanted to take on in the game and in whatever order you wished to was great. X-2 had a good level of non-linearity stuff while still having huge chunks of the main story.

Next, divergent story paths. The fact that you could pick different paths in the game, the whole New Yevon vs Youth League thing was unprecedented in an FF game. I love being able to make decisions and go down different routes. FF never had this until FFX-2.

Following up with it is NEW GAME PLUS. I loved it in Chrono Trigger and Cross and always wished FF did something similar. And here you have FFX-2 being the first FF to do it.
Top it off with several available endings (which admittedly are kinda meh anyway) and more playthroughs will come.

At the end of the day, while I won't be telling anyone that X-2 is anyway near the top of my list of JRPGs or even FF itself, there are many aspects of it that I like. Aspects that I would still love to see in future FF titles. FFX-2 is still an enjoyable and worthy sequel to FFX, even if flawed.

tl;dr FFX-2 has good and bad points and the good outweigh the bad, IMO.
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#2Valcrist_Mk2Posted 12/30/2013 12:53:02 AM
It had a good combat system, jobs which is always great for me, I liked the non linear exploration.


But the story was terrible. I hadto force myself to watch most of it, and I had to honestly cover my eyes in shame and resignation in some cases(Monkey, anyone?)


But now that I seen the concept of X-2.5 and that drama ****, I am realizing that I never thought how much worse it can get.
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#3Gamegeek123Posted 12/30/2013 12:56:17 AM
Significant improvement over X

- Fanservice
- More freedom
- Significantly more fun battle system
- Gone with the whiny MC lead Tidus
- Soundtrack was OK, better than many of X's tunes (Uematsu's crappy garbage tunes) and not as good as Hamauzu's work.
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#4Valcrist_Mk2Posted 12/30/2013 1:00:27 AM
Gamegeek123 posted...
Significant improvement over X

- Fanservice


Hopeless case.
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#5ExtremeLightPosted 12/30/2013 1:01:41 AM
My true opinion? A fun game. Enjoyable. Hard to find anything bad about it though... except maybe the whoa 100% completion and multiple endings.
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#6CalmlanderPosted 12/30/2013 1:03:31 AM
Gamegeek123 posted...
Significant improvement over X

- Fanservice
- More freedom
- Significantly more fun battle system
- Gone with the whiny MC lead Tidus
- Soundtrack was OK, better than many of X's tunes (Uematsu's crappy garbage tunes) and not as good as Hamauzu's work.


The KotR guy at least is funny, if you are gone to trolling do it properly. Lame.
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#7Valcrist_Mk2Posted 12/30/2013 1:03:53 AM
ExtremeLight posted...
Hard to find anything bad about it though...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoWWCtACy-w
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#8ExtremeLightPosted 12/30/2013 1:04:59 AM
Valcrist_Mk2 posted...
ExtremeLight posted...
Hard to find anything bad about it though...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoWWCtACy-w


That was actually hilarious not bad.
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#9Valcrist_Mk2Posted 12/30/2013 1:05:31 AM
ExtremeLight posted...
Valcrist_Mk2 posted...
ExtremeLight posted...
Hard to find anything bad about it though...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoWWCtACy-w


That was actually hilarious not bad.


*walks away in disgust*
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#10ExtremeLightPosted 12/30/2013 1:06:42 AM
Valcrist_Mk2 posted...
ExtremeLight posted...
Valcrist_Mk2 posted...
ExtremeLight posted...
Hard to find anything bad about it though...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoWWCtACy-w


That was actually hilarious not bad.


*walks away in disgust*


*Shrugs and laughs throughout video*
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