''This week's Throwback article is pretty different for a couple of reasons. First of all, I've never reviewed a game from the PS2 era for my weekly old-school reviews, as most of them just don't seem old enough to warrant any kind of true nostalgia. However, we are so far into the next generation of gaming that publishers are started to talk about the next next-gen, so I think it's safe to say that last-gen games are now on the table. Also, despite being an unrelenting fan of the Final Fantasy series, I've never reviewed a game from the franchise before. Consider it a warm-up for when Final Fantasy XIII comes out (sometime in the next decade or so).
Before this month, I had actually only played through Final Fantasy X once. When it originally came out in late 2001, I had just moved away for college and left the PS2 behind at my parents' house. I had no money, so buying another one, or this game, was not an option. I finally played through it four years ago, and absolutely loved it. Last week, I was suddenly struck with the urge to play again, and I haven't stopped since.''