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Why I can never forgive Final Fantasy X-2

VM writes: An audience watches on as a young woman appears on stage. As the spotlight reveals her to be Yuna, the shy but brave young heroine who saved the whole world from oppression and suffering two years before, they cheer in delight. Yuna takes a few steps forward before gracefully turning on her heels.

Her striking Eastern dress - adorned with images of the hibiscus flower with which she shares her name, and evocative of her faith in the humanitarian principles which helped her to lead by example - simply fades into nothingness in the midst of a delicate twirl. Threads of fabric appear in its place, glowing as they reform into a ruffled sleeveless blouse, coupled with a matching wisp of a skirt. Then Yuna starts singing.

This is Final Fantasy X-2, a game I can never forgive.

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brodychet1642d ago

This was my first final fantasy back in the day, I thought they were all like this ... all female-like O_o

Panthers1641d ago

Oh man what a bad FF to jump into for your first one. I was so excited when I saw this game on the shelf at my EB games. Then I played it... Couldnt believe how much worse it was than FFX, which was one of my all time favorite games.

extermin8or1641d ago

it's the only one i've ever seen anything of that and FF 13- coupled with he fact that the only people I know that actually like final fantasy are ALL female- I'm still assuming that they are all pretty soppy and female orientated the trailers for the new one don't do anything to say differently..... am I wrong then?

OMEGAZONE1641d ago

People make me laugh, they cry because FFXIII is linear, barley any side missions or quests, very little exploration and a bare bones battle system

Yet when Square gave them FFX-2 with it'non-linear gameplay, plenty of side missions, quests and mini games, tonnes of exploration and a deep battle system they still cry.

Pozzle1641d ago (Edited 1641d ago )

To be fair, nobody complained about FFX-2 for it's side missions, gameplay and quests. Those were all pretty good (and I personally think FFX-2's battle system is one of the best in the series).

Most complaints were aimed at the cutesy story, the stupid characters (LeBlanc, Brother, etc), the overly girly themes, and because the strong-willed kickass female hero in FFX became an annoying ditzy cheerleader-type idiot in FFX-2.
(And considering it followed the epic and heartbreaking journey of FFX, no wonder many fans were left thinking "WTF?" when they popped in their FFX-2 disc and were greeted with Yuna in a miniskirt dancing to cheesy pop music.)

DaMist1641d ago

To be fair...that wasn't even Yuna in the opening of the game.

Pozzle1641d ago (Edited 1641d ago )

"To be fair...that wasn't even Yuna in the opening of the game."

That's true, but when someone is playing the game for the first time, they don't know that. All they see is a miniskirt wearing Yuna singing cheesy pop songs and being ridiculously cutesy. (and tbh, the real Yuna isn't much different. Her real introduction involves uncontrollable dancing and striking a silly Charlie's Angels-type pose with YRP.)

VsAssassin1641d ago

I actually loved FFX-2. Sure the story was cutesy but at least the story came full circle towards the end, and we were not given a 'to be continued' message after the ending.

HarvesterOSarow1641d ago

Playing this game once is enough for me, and I've played almost all the FF's around 3 times. This game does have a sweet battle system! It took X's and pushed it forward, and I really enjoyed that. The side quests, environments, and customization were acceptable as well. I did NOT however enjoy watching a 20-30 hour chick flick! I couldn't get over the fact of how ruined Yuna and Rikkus images were...

dc11641d ago

The article is a fantastic read and your comments hit my opinion of FFX-2 on the head.

Inception1641d ago

I'll pretend that X-2 never existed. Why? cause SE made my Yuna looks like a slut in there T_T

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