What Final Fantasy X did differently over X years ago

"Listen to my story."

The story of Final Fantasy X is told from the perspective of Tidus, a young sports star who looks like a bleary-eyed Meg Ryan cosplaying as Prince. On the eve of his big game of Blitzball, a sadistic, underwater spin on soccer, the hosting city of Zanarkand is pulverized by a mercurial blob. Tidus gets sucked into its amorphous mouth and wakes up 1,000 years into the future, as you do.

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Mikeyy1539d ago

What it did differently was introduced linear game play and ruined final fantasy.

Transporter471539d ago

This is my favorite Final Fantasy. By all means is not linear. The story is linear and that's about as linear as it gets, the game itself you can travel everywhere go back to places not necessary follow the story right away etc etc.

WildArmed1539d ago (Edited 1539d ago )


It's linear story wise, but most quests ask you to travel back and forth (which you are free to do for majority of the game), it's just that the airship makes it easier.

The only thing that hasn't aged well for the game are the random encounters. But everything else played like a dream.

Enjoyed it thoroughly, especially since they included all the content that was excluded for the USA version on ps2!

XiNarutoUzumaki1539d ago (Edited 1539d ago )

Not really. Linearity and Open world were well balanced in X. Final Fantasy XIII ruined Final Fantasy with Auto attack mechanics and linear and repetitive gameplay

Kurisu1539d ago (Edited 1539d ago )

If defense of FFXIII the auto-attack was a lazy players option. If you took time to play the game yourself instead of letting the game play for you then it was actually a pretty solid system. There was also strategy behind it as well with the paradigms.

With that said I agree with you that the system could be tiring and repetitive at times, but it's not as bad as some people make it out to be. Also there's no denying the game was linear as hell.

Godmars2901539d ago

All FFs before it were generally linear, but Ten lacked the "wiggle room" you got in the older title.

My issues with it though were the nonsensical to new and wholly different locations even though you were moving linearly. The worst instance being the tundra to desert bit where Sin attacks, the party gets separated, and Luna gets kidnapped *after* she gets kidnapped!

kayoss1539d ago

Actually it's pretty linear until you get the airship. Similar to ff13-2.

SoulSercher6201539d ago

I'm guessing you never played any other Final Fantasy games before it.

Meltic1539d ago


This game was one of the best FF out there so dont come with youre BS.

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iamtehpwn1539d ago (Edited 1539d ago )


This game just goes to show Linearity in Final Fantasy isn't always neccessarly bad (to a varying degree, most FF's are fairly linear in the first 10-15 hours), it's just that when you do it like FF13, where every environment is a corridor and there's literally nothing to do in the game outside of fight extremely repetitive battles...That the game tends to suffer.

FFX is extremely fun and always introduces new stuff along your way through the journey. There's Blitzball, capturing Monsters, exploring past and new environments in your airship...the game really opens up at the end, and it completely shines.

FF13 wasn't a great game, but linearity was actually the least of it's problem. A boring battle system, unentertaining story, bad characters, first 20 hours of the game serving as a tutorial, and a bad leveling system are a lot better reasons.

Kurisu1539d ago

Turn based battle system?


Solid story?


Mini games?


Side quests?


Good cast of characters?


Fantastic sound track?


Yep, it definitely "ruined" Final Fantasy :/

Squall_231539d ago (Edited 1539d ago )

The best game ever made .. Refreshing , fun , awsome gameplay , awsome level up , epic soundtrack .. And the story .. Everything is really awsome about it ! .. And i think the linearity is great thing in this game . You can see SE try to do it again in FFXIII .. But they fail , totally fail !! I still like FF XIII

Elda1539d ago (Edited 1539d ago )

I really like FF-XIII,all the things everyone has a problem with XIII I personally had no problem with,yes it was a different FF I got what they were trying to convey but it was fun & some of the boss battles were challenging.I'm towards the end of X HD & I must say X has one of the most touching stories in a FF game.X & XIII are my favs & I've played them all from the SNES days.

kayoss1539d ago

I don't mind the linearity of ff13. I just hated the characters. I hated the characters so much it made me hate the story.

Miraak82 1539d ago

I really wish they would do a remaster of FF12 , that game was epic in scale and very strategic and probably the most open world FF there is ( with the exception of 11/14 ) .

kayoss1539d ago

I remember the first thing I did in that game was trying to get the ultimate weapon early on the game.

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