Understanding Final Fantasy X; its three key philosophical underpinnings

DD: With the recent re-release of Final Fantasy X on the PlayStation 4, I've had an excuse to play the game yet again. I'm not quite sure how many times I've actually played Final Fantasy X through since my first run on the PlayStation 2, but it's surely more than a half dozen now.

Anyhow, I've already reviewed the game's HD remaster on the PlayStation 3 and Vita, and it is effectively the same game on the PlayStation 4, so yet another review would be redundant.

With that said, one of the things that has always surprised me about Final Fantasy X is how critical people tend to be of its narrative. It's reasonable enough to hit out at the voice acting, which is almost universally terrible and came at a time before the creatives at game companies really understood how to implement and direct voice actors effectively. But the core narrative itself is one of the strongest and deepest across all Final Fantasy games (and, indeed, all games).

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