well FF13 is just around the corner (well not really) so i thought i would revisit one of my favorite games- FF10
not many people thought that 10 was the best in the majestic FF series, but i did. Why? well mainly it's the outstanding story that makes FF10 so memorable.
It's a tale of love, mystery and adventure which sees main characters Tidus and his love interest (and important plot character) Yuna embark on a quest to rid the world of sin- a flying monstrosity capable of mass destruction.
Many touching cut-scenes and and twists make the story one of the most heart-rending and engaging i have ever witnessed. Many diverse characters made it even better, from the badass Auron to everyones favorite emo chick- Lulu.
I especially loved the puzzles you had to solve in order to aquire the summon monsters (whom, for the first time in the FF series, were playable).
Many critisized FF10 for being to linear, i disagree. There is much to explore and discover- extra summons, legendary weapons, rare bosses etc etc.
Oh yeah and contrary to popular opinion- i though blitzball was awesome, it's a very tactical and enjoyable mini-game.
FF12 might have had a revolutionary combat system and no random battles- but the story sucked, i didn't even finish it- it was THAT unengaging.
The combat in FF10 isn't bad either. It may be turn-based, but the sphere upgrade system and excellent magic animations make it very enjoyable.
If you haven't played this yet and you see it lying around in a bargain bin somehwere (even though it shouldn't be- this game deserves an altar in every retailer) then i advise you to pick it up and savor one of the best RPG experiences out there.