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Legend of Lara
09-02-07, 15:47
I've been thinking of buying this game for some time now. Is it any good? :)

Yuna´s Wish
09-02-07, 15:50
You can´t ask such a question...50% of the people will tell you it´s great. The other 50% is likely to say it´s the worst Final Fantasy ever. I think it´s a great Final Fantasy game, the funniest in the series...but many might argue it´s girly, and sometimes cheesy.

RAID
09-02-07, 15:52
No.

You go around looking for shiny balls. Every step you take, you're taken into a cut scene. Everything is sphere related, sphere screen, dressphere, commsphere, sphere theater, etc...

Dialogue is worse than the one in FFX and voices will make you want to rip you hair out.

The game is only side quests, and you go around doing favours for people, like selling tickets, selling balloons, finding them a date, etc...

A real turn off. Gets a 2/10.

Yuna´s Wish
09-02-07, 15:56
A real turn off. Gets a 2/10.

See? I told you :p But what RAID said is true. It´s full of sidequests, but there is also an storyline behind many of them. The thing is that you´re allowed to go anywhere of Spira (FFX and X-2 world) since the very begining of the game thanks to your airship, so there´s no linearity. Even though I prefer FFX, I like X-2 too, and give it an 8/10

RAID
09-02-07, 16:00
True. it's not that Linear, even though the areas still are, but it can't be helped since it's the same locations as FFX.

But the "storyline" of X-2 kinda made the point of X's ending pointless. I didn't like the whole Yuna the pop star thing either. Nor the Shuyin one. The whole grudge thing is old now :p

Yuna´s Wish
09-02-07, 16:03
True...but the mascarade of the pop singer and goody goody girl disappears when getting close to the end of the game and I can definitely say that Yuna´s words before fighting Vegnagun are something to remember forever, since I´ve not heard better words from a FF character up to date (yes, I include FFXII).

RAID
09-02-07, 16:05
Personally, I prefer Squall's speech before the Balamb Garden vs Galbadia Garden battle :p

Catherine
09-02-07, 16:07
FFX-2 is a fun game but is shorter then FFX. You should get it. :tmb:

Yuna´s Wish
09-02-07, 16:10
Personally, I prefer Squall's speech before the Balamb Garden vs Galbadia Garden battle :p

Uff..I´m playing through FFVIII again. I´ve just finished disc 1. Thanks God I know he changes later...because he´s been depressing me all this time with his nonsense and selfish attitude. But Rinoa is there to try and make him nicer and care about the others. The worst thing is...I can´t find the disc 2 of my PC game :D

Blackmoor
09-02-07, 16:11
I played my first FF just recently (FFX) then quickly went out and bought X-2 and played that as well.

X-2 is cheesy, girlie stuff no doubt about it. But... no better or worse than FFX. The same style of gameplay is applied to different scenerios - wander around and do lots of fighting.

FFX had a more intriguing story but I enjoyed X-2's too. The combat is turn based in FFX, but in X-2 you had to work in real time. That took a bit of getting used to. And the garment system (way of specialising and levelling up).

One thing that did get to me was that X-2 has the same environments as FFX, so it was a bit dull that way, seeing the same things as before.

I liked them both. Both FFX and X-2 are fun and I breezed them quickly. If you can get X-2 cheap, it's worth a try. :)

RAID
09-02-07, 16:12
Uff..I´m playing through FFVIII again. I´ve just finished disc 1. Thanks God I know he changes later...because he´s been depressing me all this time with his nonsense and selfish attitude. But Rinoa is there to try and make him nicer and care about the others. The worst thing is...I can´t find the disc 2 of my PC game :D
Squall is a god :tmb: I love him before and after the change.

Sometimes I can relate Rinoa to Yuna, but Yuna seems to be a tad stronger sometimes. But still prefer Rinoa :p

Yuna´s Wish
09-02-07, 16:17
Rinoa isn´t weaker than Yuna...she´s just a bit crazy :p She´s way too happy (and I love that) but she doesn´t know when to stay serious (unlike Yuna). But both are lovely to me. I guess Princess Garnet is the worse to me, but I love her too. And the most beautiful is Ashe, from FFXII, and you´re going to love this: she is, somehow, similar to Squall and...well...Kimahri :D (in a matter of attitudes)

We´re going quite offtopic...:p

Forwen
09-02-07, 16:19
This is something I wrote almost a year ago in answer to a question about FFX and X-2 differences:
- The only playable characters: Yuna, Rikku, Payne.
- Switch from FFX's turn-based system to Active Time Battle. The best, smoothest and most enjoyable ATB system I've ever seen, not that I've seen much.
- No sphere grid. Levels and Abilities are back. Need EXP and AP again.
- Dress spheres. Similar to Jobs form Final Fantasy Tactics.
- No aeons or other summons.
- Something you could call non-linear gameplay. You own an airship right from the beginning, and have all locations from FFX immediately available. In order to finish the chapter (there are five in the whole game) you need to travel to certain locations marked yellow, but you can also visit other locations and complete additional missions. Just so you know, loads of the story is hidden in these missions, so don't expect to see and know much if you don't complete them.
- Mini-games. Lots of them. Duh! The entire FFX-2 is one huge minigame.
- MTV-like story and atmosphere. Don't expect typical FF epic.
Yep. Be warned that this game has a very festive and playful feel. There are some nods towards FFX style of storytelling, but they're very rare and in my opinion sometimes unjustified. Dialogues are very predictable and simple, and as for the sense of humour, well... Tell me if you find it.

Battle system is great fun though and I found leveling characters extremely stimulating, but that's also an opinion not everyone will share.

RAID
09-02-07, 16:22
she is, somehow, similar to Squall
:jmp: :jmp:

We´re going quite offtopic...:p

It's still FF, but you're right. Going offline.

Cya Alan :)

Yuna´s Wish
09-02-07, 16:23
Cya Alan :)

Bye Justin! :wve:

Legend of Lara
09-02-07, 16:50
I think I'm gonna buy it. It's pretty cheap and I just tried out the demo. It's pretty good. :D

Megalith
09-02-07, 16:51
I've been thinking of buying this game for some time now. Is it any good? :)

It depends on your expectations.
Have you played FFX?If yes,then go buy FFX-2 but don't expect something similar (both storywise and gameplay) because it might dissapoint you if you see it that way.
I used to hate FFX-2 because FFX is one of my favourite FF's and i thought that FFX-2 completely destroyed what it's prequel had built.
BUT,if you accept FFX-2 for what it is,it's actual a very enjoyable game with a million things to do,great gameplay,the graphics are stunning (even better than FFX) and if you loved Spira you'll get another chance to revisit it and see what has changed in two years time.
FFX will still be in my heart as a great Final Fantasy and i consider FFX-2 it's cheerful cousin.:)

Kiss-Bite
09-02-07, 16:52
I actually really enjoyed FFX2, it was the first time a FF game got a sequel.:) You will enjoy it more if you've played FFX.;)

I can't wait to play FFXII which is released finally in the UK in a few weeks time!:jmp:

Yuna´s Wish
09-02-07, 16:57
and i consider FFX-2 it's cheerful cousin.:)

It´s a good way to put it :D

Trigger_happy
09-02-07, 18:29
oh, a thread on FFX-2. I love this game and im playing through it for the second time, though this time, i have a guide! I quite like the way that, unlike nearly every other game, it doesnt start off as "We're all gonna die!!! Run for your'e lives" kinda thing, but it gets gradually more and more dark. The last chapters are the best, And the battle with vegnagun, Although quite easy , is very, errr, cinematic.

Hyper_Crazy
09-02-07, 19:02
I don't know if I can consider FFX-2 a Final Fantasy but it is still a good game.

MiCkiZ88
09-02-07, 19:15
I just started playing it again. I like it.. but it's a bit too cheerful.
but here's a short list what I liked and disliked about the game

Liked:

- ATB system
- It's Lenght: Over 40 hours on first through
- New Game +: Abilitity to have every potion,elixir,dress sphere, gil you gathered
- Bevelle underground section
- Farplane
- Free to go where ever you like

Disliked:

- Dress spheres: The name says it.. Dresses.. and way too many
- No weapons to buy
- No upgrades for weapons
- Fewer Fmv's than in previous games.. ALOT FEWER!
- Rikku's overly cheery attitude
- Brother: That guy is Über bad news..
- Only three playable Characters and only one of them is cool
- No world map.. Just places where to go.
- The horrible music! :eek:
- The cheerfull athmosphere
- Stupid Storyline: Not a typical ff one..
- No Summons
- no Overdrive

RAID
09-02-07, 19:24
Does anyone think that it's awfully disturbing the fact that Brother is in love with his cousin and wants to make out with her?

Skipping all the cutscenes and ignoring the stupid sidequests in the game, you'll beat it in 4 hours max...I did anyway. Which raises a question. Is this a game or a stupid interactive movie for kids? It's movie IMO. A very sad one.

MiCkiZ88
09-02-07, 19:26
Does anyone think that it's awfully disturbing the fact that Brother is in love with his cousin and wants to make out with her?


*raises hand*

Loved running over him when he was lying on the ground.. :)

It's a bloody interactive movie done bad.. I preferred the prequel interactive movie game to this game.. :p

irjudd
09-02-07, 19:34
If you completed FFX, I don't think FFX-2 should be missed.

Yuna´s Wish
09-02-07, 20:22
Does anyone think that it's awfully disturbing the fact that Brother is in love with his cousin and wants to make out with her?

No, the only thing I consider disturbing about that is Brother´s physical appearance :o It´s disturbing, disgunting, unpleasant for the eyes...how can he think her cousing might want something with him???

Medipack
10-02-07, 02:59
I think definently get FFX first, but if you have that and want a better ending for it, DONT GET FFX-2 it leaves you with more questions :p

Forwen
10-02-07, 03:41
- It's Lenght: Over 40 hours on first through
... I also finished it in 40 hours on my first playthrough (that meant skipping most mini-games and trying to focus on those ATB-based only - I just don't like mini-games in general) compared to 54 hours with FFX, 64 with FFIX and 81 with FFVIII. I guess this doesn't matter much since FFX-2 has a completely different structure, but still.
Bevelle underground section
"Bevelle Underground" piece is one of the better ones in the entire game imo :tmb: Along with "Yuna's Ballad".
Farplane
Didn't like it, 'cos in the plot it was exploited but never explained. They should've left it in its FFX mystical form instead of dumping there any story-related stuff they couldn't fit elsewhere.
Dress spheres: The name says it.. Dresses.. and way too many
Dress spheres themselves were just as ugly as anything born of j-pop, but they had an enormous potential as a part of the system. Unfortunately they were useless mostly because they were too complex compared to the rest of the battle system, and because the game itself was just too easy to force anyone to try and exploit them. Not easy, but not that demanding either.
No weapons to buy
No upgrades for weapons
There was no place for them, so I don't know where's the problem.
Rikku's overly cheery attitude
Ugh! Whatever charm she had in FFX is completely gone in X-2 thanks to that repulsive brat attitude.
Brother: That guy is Über bad news..
R.I.P. ... He was my favourite background char in FFX - kicked ass big time in blitzball and was humorously imbecile as an airship pilot. What's going on in X-2 is downright pathetic though (but he's got good animations :p).
The horrible music! :eek:
Not all of it. Matsueda and Eguchi sometimes do a good job at imitating Uematsu in both technique and mood ("Summoned Beast" is a typical FF boss theme imo, and so are the ones when fighting Vegnagun), but most of it is indeed bleh. Fits the girly gang theme of the game perfectly.
Does anyone think that it's awfully disturbing the fact that Brother is in love with his cousin and wants to make out with her?
Relationships between relatives considered "close" by Westerners are not unheard of in the Far East.
Skipping all the cutscenes and ignoring the stupid sidequests in the game, you'll beat it in 4 hours max...
... and since the game is supposed to be based on mini-games I say this is a pretty biased approach. Did you know it's possible to finish Morrowind MQ in 7 minutes?

Legend of Lara
10-02-07, 15:22
I just bought it toaday. :D
I think it's incredible. A stylish masterpiece! :tmb:

April Reanna
10-02-07, 16:01
^but I feel it's a bit too girlish:p The battle part especially:o:p

RAID
10-02-07, 16:28
I just bought it toaday. :D
I think it's incredible. A stylish masterpiece! :tmb:
That's what I said the first time I saw it :whi:

Trigger_happy
10-02-07, 16:49
^but I feel it's a bit too girlish:p The battle part especially:o:p

I like the battle parts- and some of them are quite atmospheric, like the ones in Vio infinto and against Vegnagun.

Megalith
10-02-07, 17:15
I just bought it toaday. :D
I think it's incredible. A stylish masterpiece! :tmb:

Have fun!:)

Legend of Lara
11-02-07, 14:33
What I really love about X-2 is how easy it is to get to grips with. You never actually get stuck. :D

CuteKittenlol
11-02-07, 14:43
^but I feel it's a bit too girlish:p The battle part especially:o:p
I thought that FFX's battle system was alot better.

I think that FFX-2 is a really bad sequal to such a brilliant game.

MiCkiZ88
11-02-07, 14:54
I thought that FFX's battle system was alot better.

I think that FFX-2 is a really bad sequal to such a brilliant game.

Couldnt agree more..

I preferred the turn based battle system.. it raised up tension wrether or not you would be alive for the next turn.

RAID
11-02-07, 14:56
I thought that FFX's battle system was alot better.

I think that FFX-2 is a really bad sequal to such a brilliant game.
I agree, except for the "brilliant game" part :whi:

CuteKittenlol
11-02-07, 15:12
Couldnt agree more..

I preferred the turn based battle system.. it raised up tension wrether or not you would be alive for the next turn.
Yay. :D

Yep, exactly.
The waiting for that stupid green bar to fill up before you move was really stupid, and by the time it had filled up, you were dead because something had mauled you to death. -.-
It all moves too fast too, like, when your are selecting magic or something, you are getting a beating, then you have to wait for that stupid purple bar to fill up, then you need to head after you have attacked because of the beating you got before hand, so you have to wait for another stupid purple bar.....and that keeps repeating >_<

Hence - The battle system is STUPID! XD

*Takes deep breath*
I agree, except for the "brilliant game" part :whi:
Oh meh. :p

RAID
11-02-07, 15:17
Hence - The battle system is STUPID! XD

*Takes deep breath*



Not to mention the limitation of the abilities. FFX was limited enough in the ability department, but no, they had to reduce the amount even more in X-2.

Take the Black Mage job. Whatever happened to Flare, Ultima, etc...?
Black was turned into a stupid Elementalist. You have to equip the Meggido GG to use those spells, but since once you equip that GG you can use them with any job, what's really the use of Blk Mage?

Yuna´s Wish
11-02-07, 15:23
FFX-2&#180;s battle system is just and enhanced version of FFVIII&#180;s, IX&#180;s, even VII&#180;s battle system. The "bar" is just as outdated as those games (which I love, except for VII) and I can easily state that the rythm of X-2&#180;s battles implies more fun than those of previous FF.

MiCkiZ88
11-02-07, 15:24
I really hated the jobs in x2
And especially that mage..

White mage was good but black mage was bad as you said Raid.
I would've preferred the original x battle system & that sphere grid. Atleast I was able to teach them what abilities & strenghts I wanted to. The level up system was boring in X2 =/

edit: what I did like about it was that I was able to do combo attacks.

Hyper_Crazy
11-02-07, 15:28
I really hated the jobs in x2

I would've preferred the original x battle system & that sphere grid. Atleast I was able to teach them what abilities & strenghts I wanted to. The level up system was boring in X2 =/

edit: what I did like about it was that I was able to do combo attacks.

I liked the Level System better but the Sphere Grid System was alright too.
As for the chain attacks that was a horrible feature to add to the game!

Yuna´s Wish
11-02-07, 15:30
As for the chain attacks that was a horrible feature to add to the game!

It made the game quicker and it added a lot of fun to me, especially if using Trigger Happy.

Hyper_Crazy
11-02-07, 15:31
I don't like it, well I don't really like X-2.

Megalith
11-02-07, 15:38
Basically in most of the battles,the game encourages button mashing.
It is said that you can beat the game with only pressing the x button...

Yuna´s Wish
11-02-07, 15:40
Basically in most of the battles,the game encourages button mashing.
It is said that you can beat the game with only pressing the x button...

And that is almost true...you also have to press the directionals to move Yuna :D and circle to jump ofver cliffs and obstacles...you also are required to get into the inventory and change your equipment.

Hyper_Crazy
11-02-07, 15:41
And that is almost true...you also have to press the directionals to move Yuna :D and circle to jump ofver cliffs and obstacles...you also are required to get into the inventory and change your equipment.

No Weapons though :(

MiCkiZ88
11-02-07, 15:42
Basically in most of the battles,the game encourages button mashing.
It is said that you can beat the game with only pressing the x button...

too true =/

And there is no use for potions, remedies, phoenix downs..
It's just simple action by constantly pressing the x button. Even in the end the enemies are beaten by just attacking them..

edit: the weapons.. I miss buying and upgrading the weapons.

Yuna´s Wish
11-02-07, 15:43
No Weapons though :(

No, no weapons...but 20 different kinds of fighters, including 3 special dresspheres for each of the girls. It´s true, you never get to use all, and many are unnecessary, but you´re to find the best possible strategy combining, for example, a gunner, a white mage and a mascot, you obtain a great party.

Yuna´s Wish
11-02-07, 15:45
too true =/

And there is no use for potions, remedies, phoenix downs..
It's just simple action by constantly pressing the x button. Even in the end the enemies are beaten by just attacking them..

True, but I did not even use them in FFXII :D Potions and such are a waste of space, magics rule! Potions cure 200 HP while a good spell can heal more and more as you upgrade your level.

Trigger_happy
11-02-07, 16:21
I liked the Level System better but the Sphere Grid System was alright too.
As for the chain attacks that was a horrible feature to add to the game!

I thought that the chain attack feature was good- it meant you could do a bit extra damage and stop your opponent for a short time- whats wrong with it?

disneyprincess20
11-02-07, 16:54
Admittedly, FFX-2 is my first FF game ever. However, I'm not entirely impressed with it. I haven't played many RPG's (Kingdom Hearts/2 being the only real ones I've played) but I expected them to be addictive and immersive. I was absolutely addicted to the KH games, but I play FFX-2 in short bursts; I can only stand so much do-goodery and leveling before I have to go shoot something. I don't really understand the chain attacks at all, I just don't see the difference. Also, now I have made Rikku a master white mage the pick ups are fairly pointless.

Don't get me wrong, I like the game, but I expected to like it a lot more. From everything I heard about FF games and it being about three kick-arse girls, I really wanted to love it. But I'm only mildly addicted, like how you can go through phases of really wanting a type of food then not eat it again for several months.