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New Final Fantasy X & X-2 HD scan

A new scan of Final Fantasy X HD shows a couple of HD/PS2 comparison images.

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jakerocheleau1165d ago

This looks so incredible I am psyched to get this on PS3! Finally both International versions in English.. it is like a dream come true.

AsimLeonheart1165d ago

I agree. I was worried that this might turn out to be vaporware because SE was silent for more than a year. I am now glad that the game exists and we will be getting it before the end of the year. It is looks like they are remodelling the characters to some extent as well. Tidus's face looks a little different from before. Although I cant make any difference between the scenes of Tidus looking at Zanarkand. We need better quality scans!

rainslacker1165d ago (Edited 1165d ago )

I was pretty surprised at the X-2 being included with it. I know it wasn't the most popular installment in the series but I always like getting more for the same price. It wasn't as bad as some people make it out to be. You just kind of have to take it for what it is, and have fun with it instead of being overly critical.

thehitman1165d ago

agree i took X-2 for what it was tbh I enjoyed X-2 more than FF13 which I thought was extremely boring.

ThanatosDMC1165d ago

X-2 ruined Blitzball. Loved the monster arena. It was more robust than X.

MADGameR1165d ago

Wait, you mean Square Enix is actually not only going to release ffx and ffx-2 hd but also in international version? with the dark Aeons and extras?! SWEET!! I was initially obviously going to get this but MAN all the extras packed in makes me actually excited for this! Day 1 buy for me!

Lovable1165d ago

Can't wait to get this for my 360...

Minato-Namikaze1165d ago

Let me know how that works out.

Andreex1165d ago

Hahahaha yeah no doubt this will be on the Xbox 360, square knows that almost all of the ps2 fanbase went to the xbox360 when it came out so there is absolutely a great market for this game on the xbox, they would be effing stupid not to release it on xbox....next up, every metal gear after rising will be on the xbox too :)

Welcome2Die1165d ago

Im not sure if lovable and Andreex are trolling or just stupid.....

"almost all of the ps2 fanbase went to the xbox360 when it came out so there is absolutely a great market for this game on the xbox"

Yeah thats why FF13 and Metal Gear games among many other games on PS3 blew the xbox versions out of the water....

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born2live1165d ago (Edited 1165d ago )

And I am psyched to get it on Vita! although I hear that X-2 won't make it to the Vita... shame....

Godchild10201165d ago

I think X-2 wont make it on the same Vita card, but the Vita should get X-2 in one way or another. At least I hope.

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MaideninBlack1165d ago

Will buy this before any FF game staring Lightning.

ps3_pwns1165d ago

I agree lightning games suck. i only bought the first one because it was 14 dollars 1-2 months after release.

Cant wait to play this game though and its ps3 only because square knows where the real rpg fans are now they are making up for there stupidity this gen and gamers should as wwell by getting a ps3 and ps4.

Godchild10201165d ago

Its not only coming to the PS3, its coming to the Vita as well. I will play this on my Vita and maybe my PS3 if there's cross save.

Snookies121165d ago

Lol, don't "stare" at lightning, she's flashy but overall rather unimpressive.

Just joking with you. :]

I'm REALLY looking forward to this as well. I'm going to buy this on PS3, and at some point get the physical Vita versions as well. (Just to have them.)

gear1165d ago

I would by Lighting bolt(i.e. Metal gear rising ) if it comes on vita again
Well,i can see the characters are looking more enchanced but i hope it's graphic's are equal to 13.

Heavenly King1165d ago

They are polishing the character models. It looks great!! I thought they were just adding more resolution into the game, but they are actually enhancing other areas in the graphics department too. Looks like SE wants my money, and I will gladly give it to them this time (not like with FFXIII lol).

wishingW3L1165d ago (Edited 1165d ago )

models are the same, it only looks cleaner because of the bump in resolution. It was already confirmed that they weren't going to remodel the characters nor improved the lighting like initially stated because of time constraint.

http://www.1up.com/news/fin...

Heavenly King1165d ago (Edited 1165d ago )

If you see tidus HD face from the scan, it looks better from the PS2 version.

Also the article you posted is more than 1 year old. Things change.

AsheXII1165d ago

Bumps in texture doesn't change bone structure and hair strings. In fact if you look at the zanarkand pictures it has extra rock shapes under and over tidus. Its a lot more detailed.

Im sorry about your article, but pictures speak louder.

TongkatAli1165d ago

No, with your old ass article

KwietStorm1165d ago

How does a bump in resolution change the shape of his face and alter his hair style?

Irishguy951165d ago

Looks much closer to the CG model too. Model wise I mean
http://www.google.co.uk/sea...

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Snookies121165d ago

Well, if the Kingdom Heart 1.5 HD is anything to go by... Square Enix certainly does HD collections right... That game is the prettiest HD remaster I've seen to date.

I'd expect the same treatment given to FFX, and that's exciting!

k2d1165d ago

Dual audio now and we're talking!

clintagious6501165d ago

They couldve did this with FF7 & FF8 & ppl wouldve bought those all over again aswell. Good to see it took them one black eye to finally realise. Took them long enough.

gta28001165d ago

Hopefully people buy these remakes and they see how well they sell and it pushes them to remake 8 and 7!

rainslacker1165d ago

Problem with FF7/8 is that the backgrounds were actually static 2D images, and the characters were rendered in 3D on that plane. When upgrading they would have to redo the 2D images to fit into the HD resolutions. This would mean either remaking them, or clipping them in such a way to fit the widescreen format. They could redo the 3D characters easily enough, but given how old those games were they'd also have to redo all the cut scenes which would take a considerable amount of time.

With 3D the environment is there(for the most part), and it just requires adjustment to the camera's focal aspects in order to include more on the screen.

I can't remember exactly, but I think FF9 actually was the first to have fully 3D environments. I may be wrong though.

For FFX they likely already had the higher res textures to work with since textures are made in high res then downsampled to meet spec demands. Increasing poly count isn't that hard on a well done model, and any commercial 3D software will do it for you with acceptable results. If the lower poly count model is good to begin with, the differences would be minimal anyways, since smoothing and other techniques make up for hard angles. Texture resolution is a huge factor in how a 3D model looks.

I think if they ever did decide to remake them, they would just be better off starting all the graphics from scratch, because basically that's what they would be doing anyways.

shotgun_ps31165d ago

FFX = YAY!!!!

FFX-2 = BOO!!!!

DragonKnight1165d ago

FFX = YAY!!!!
FFX-2 = BOO!!!!

THEN!

A wild FFXIII Trilogy featuring Lightning appears!

FFX-2 = OH GOD I'M SORRY I SAID BOO PLEASE FORGIVE ME!!!

wishingW3L1165d ago (Edited 1165d ago )

I rather play FF13 and its sequels to that boring mediocre piece of crap called FFX-2. Not even joking!

FFX-2 is completely pointless and unnecessary as a sequel, it was simply tacky and out of place. The battle system doesn't even make sense within the rules set by the world of the first game....

Godmars2901165d ago

Sorry we said anything bad about FF8 and FF12. That's how bad FF13 is for most.

Rainstorm811165d ago

FFX-2 is beyond both the FF13 games, I didn't like the "girl power" theme of the game but its a much deeper RPG than all of Square Enix games ths gen

Godmars2901165d ago

@Rainstorm81:
Besides it being broken on a fundamental level. Not only having to play it multiple times for the full ending, but an exact way to get 100% in events.

DragonKnight1165d ago

@wishingW3L: FFX-2 was originally supposed to be the prequel that we all wanted. Toriyama thought that that would be too traditional so he made it the Charlie's Angels we know and some love. So the ATB is in place because the CTB wouldn't work with only 3 characters and, either way, there would have been 3 characters whether it was Y.R.P. or B.A.J.

FFX-2 is also completely non-linear and is essentially an entire game worth of side-quests. In some ways that's good, in some ways that's bad, but at least it has its own identity. FFXIII is a corridor pseudo-action RPG, FFXIII-2 is a mish mash of older ideas from better games and suffers from the DLC trend of this current gen. With FFXIII and XIII-2 being TERRIBLE, how anyone can even conceive that Lightning Returns will somehow magically be better under the same director is beyond all capability to understand.

FFX-2 did do something far worse than FFXIII though. IT DESTROYED BLITZBALL!!!!

Snookies121165d ago

@Godmars290 - I loved FF8... :\

I've been playing Final Fantasy since the first game back on Nintendo and 8 definitely ranks in my tops for the series. (Although to be fair, I hated it at first. It took a LONG time for me to actually go through it and learn to like it for what it was.)

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silkrevolver1165d ago

I actually like X-2.

It's nowhere near as good as the original, but it has a really fun battle system, and it's story gets less campy as it goes on.