Submitted by SpaceSquirrel 881d ago | screenshot

‘Final Fantasy X-2 HD’ compared to the original and emulated versions

Several comparison screenshots have been revealed for the upcoming Playstation 3 remastered role-playing video game from Square Enix, “Final Fantasy X-2 HD.” (Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster: Collector’s Edition, PS Vita, PS3)

Relientk77  +   881d ago
Looks great can't for this remastered collection
abzdine  +   880d ago
yes they didn't only apply the HD filter they added some roundings around the arms and edges.

Pretty cool effort i'll buy this collection now SE finally treats their fans the way deserve!
wishingW3L  +   881d ago
character models look better on the PS3 remake but everything else looks much better on the PCSX2.

PS3: http://cdn2-b.examiner.com/...

PCSX2: http://cdn2-b.examiner.com/...
OccludedGamer  +   881d ago
True, however the emulator is likely chucking on a bunch of effects that most devs would never dream of using anyway. If you look at some of the other screens the character models are also strangely elongated in the screens from PCSX2, it's likely when they were taken there was a lot more than just AA in use on the emulator
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WildArmed  +   881d ago
Gotta love comparisons of 'HD' remakes with sub-HD screenshots.... Games are in 1080p / 720p and we get comparisons in 600x300...

Minato-Namikaze  +   881d ago
Why do people call these HD remakes? They arent and it gives a different impression of what they are. These are HD remasters.

A remake is the new freddy movie that came out last year. A remaster is more along the lines of prettying up a DVD to release it on Blu-ray.
Tetsujin  +   880d ago
@ Minato

Shhhhh, common sense isn't allowed on the internet, you know that.
hard to tell really. The textures in the ps3 version look higher rez but less saturated than in the pcx2 version.

Also it does almost look like the poly count is bigger in the ps3 version... hard to tell though. Look at riku's hair. Her braid is less angular in the ps3 version.
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SoapShoes  +   881d ago
I disagree. The character models are better, the hair is noticeably more detailed and if you look at the clouds the sky is more detailed as well. I also noticed that foliage looked better too.
ShinMaster  +   880d ago
No it doesn't.
Backgrounds are just darker on PCSX2 smh.
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CEOSteveBallmer  +   880d ago
No it doesn't. The PCSX2 version just have a darker color scheme, and the colors look saturated. But You can't be serious that there is more textures and polygons in there right? The developers know what theyre doing.
Oh_Yeah  +   880d ago
The PCSX2 looks over saturated and oily. Probably due to the heavy AA that person used and their rgb settings, it's definitely not as easy on the eye as the remaster.
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darthawesome90  +   880d ago
I got to say the PS3 version looks better than when I put my FFX PS2 disc in my beast of a gaming PC and emulate it. That's pretty good considering with the PCSX2 I can make it look far better and run at a higher resolution than the developers at the time ever thought possible.

One downside though...The colors look more washed out and not as vivid on the PS3 as the PCSX2 version. Still better than the PS2 version though.

Oh and by the way the PCSX2 doesn't look over-saturated when I play it.
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ShinMaster  +   880d ago
You're still only upscaling a natively low res game. You won't get the same detail as with a proper PS3 remaster, especially when they add higher res textures. Just like with every game.

Also, it's cleaner, not washed out and your TV will add extra contrast anyway.
Minato-Namikaze  +   881d ago
Yeah we dont care about that. Much rather have a case and add this to my PS3 library.
GABRIEL1030  +   881d ago
Looks great for my Vita.
kalkano  +   881d ago
Looks best on PS3. Unfortunately, it plays like crap and has a ridiculous story on all versions.
GeckoPutt  +   881d ago
Opinions are like assholes...

I think that it looks beautiful in HD. The emulator does an absolutely FANTASTIC job at upping the resolution, but they've completely redone the textures and it looks absolutely brilliant; something which can't be emulated on a PC.

As for the "playing like crap" comment, the Battle system is one of the best things about this game! It might not be the story, but the gameplay is great.
White_Tiger  +   880d ago
Totally agree broheeme,. x-2 actually has the best gameplay out of the series, story was OK, but it is an expansion of the universe we fell in love with in X, I don't mind. I actually liked that it was laid back until the ending.

X was amazing tho, holy cow that was a good game, can't wait to play it again, the HD remaster is a huge improvement.
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FamilyGuy  +   876d ago
LMAO at that second part
kalkano  +   876d ago
The amount of disagrees are more than a little shocking...Clearly, these are the opinions that are getting us a 13-3.
XishikiX  +   881d ago
I emulate it and the big difference is the HD Collection has Widescreen Support.

The PCSX2 version you can have higher resolution, and add post-processing as well as other things. But it will always be in 4:3 format unless you stretch it.
adorie  +   881d ago
I thought there was a wide-screen hack for emulator.
btw, I didn't agree or disagree.
Uncertainty has that effect.
XishikiX  +   880d ago
I was wrong, I haven't emulated it in over a year. And as far as I can tell the thread for that started in march of last year.

There's still issues with 2D things stretching like menu's and not ingame cutscenes.
kevnb  +   881d ago
It can be rendered 16*9 but pre-rendered video is stuck 4:3.
adorie  +   881d ago
Oh, that makes sense, then. It would explain a few things about this comparison too.
Chrono  +   881d ago
You can play it in 16:9, real widescreen not stretched, by applying a patch.

wishingW3L  +   880d ago
the funny thing about the emulation is that it forces all these things through software and it still looks good. Now if only Sony put all that power on the PS4 to emulate PS2 games like the PCSX2 does, that'd be like a dream come true.
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arbitor365  +   881d ago
why are they capitalizing so much on X-2 with the advertising? shouldnt they be focusing on the good game in the collection? and not the horribly embarrassing one?
chikane  +   881d ago
only thing embarrassing here is your post
GeckoPutt  +   881d ago
Mainly because Square Enix isn't marketing their products solely based on your opinions... luckily. FINAL FANTASY X is a fantastic game, but I'm not sure why you think they are "capatalizing" FINAL FANTASY X-2 HD more than FINAL FANTASY X; this is the first time we've seen anything to do with FINAL FANTASY X-2 HD since the trailer, so the advertising has been focussed mainly on FINAL FANTASY X.

Incorrect observation, good sir. Grossly incorrect indeed...
Hicken  +   880d ago
I don't know if this counts as "advertising," for one.

For another, the game actually isn't that bad, once you get over your preconceptions, particularly about it being the same as FFX was.

Of course, if people did that, the reputation of X-2 AND XIII would be different.
GeckoPutt  +   881d ago
gano  +   881d ago
Crisis core complete.
Please make.
fsfsxii  +   881d ago
I modded my PSP to play that game after my disc got crushed :(
Skate-AK  +   881d ago
Never played X so this is cool. I have played over 80 hours of X-2 though.
jsslifelike  +   880d ago
PlayStation 3- meet Auron. Auron- meet PlayStation 3. I think you'll find that you have a lot in common.
KrimsonKody  +   880d ago
Omg, I loved Auron!
I think he's arguably one of the coolest FF character ever.
DivineAssault  +   880d ago
SegataSanshiro  +   880d ago
They need to re release my game that came out for the Saturn. It would look amazon on new consoles. Nobody ever thanked me for giving my life to save sega
KrimsonKody  +   880d ago
wishingW3L  +   880d ago
google is your friend.

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NukeDaHippies  +   880d ago
Can't wait to get my hands on final fantasy X hd and that free Frisbee it's bundled with. I'll try throw it across Brisbane river.
Sony360  +   880d ago
Let's remaster every Final Fantasy except the one everyone is asking for,

wishingW3L  +   880d ago
they only remaster the ones that are easy to remaster. All the ones on PS1 have pre-rendered backgrounds and FFVI is all sprites so Square would need to do everything from scratch.
tigertron  +   880d ago
I just pre-ordered this. I know a lot of people hate on X-2, but I really enjoyed it.
chikane  +   880d ago
same here huge ff x-2 fan .. so to see this HD of my first and favorite Favorite FF its like a dream i can wait for it to come out
Nerdmaster  +   880d ago
For me, the only real problem of X-2 is the ridiculously high encounter rate. One time while playing X-2, I jumped a ledge and while mid-air I got into a battle. After that, before I got to the ground, I got into ANOTHER battle.
-Gespenst-  +   880d ago
These HD remasters are some of the best looking I've seen. Gonna replay the absolute heck out of both of these incredible games.
zippycup  +   880d ago
i don't care what anybody says its a great game and i cant wait to play it on the road
FantasyStar  +   880d ago
It's a shame they won't re-do the lip-syncing. That's what this game really needs above all else. That would make a huge difference to me.
AceofStaves  +   880d ago
I cannot wait to play these. FF X was a masterpiece, and FF X-2, for all its flaws, was a lot of fun to play, though trying to get the 100% completion was a headache.

Too bad there isn't a multiplayer Blitzball component. That minigame consumed so much of my time back in the day. It's no Triple Triad, but I found it a great minigame nonetheless.

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