Retro Gaming 00’s- Final Fantasy X: (2001)

When it comes down to top tier RPG’s from the 00’s decade one of the many games to be included in that list is Square Enix’s Final Fantasy X from 2001. Final Fantasy X was one of the last great RPG’s that Square Enix released before the world as we knew it had changed forever in September 2001. Final Fantasy X was released as a PS2 exclusive on July 19th in ‘01 and universally praised by critics and various gaming publications following its release. In fact, Final Fantasy X ended up becoming the 5th best selling video game on the PS2 console by reaching over 8.5 million units in sales worldwide. FFX was such a big deal because it was the first installment within it series to appear on a 128-bit console during a time where had evolved dramatically. There were various aspects about Final Fantasy X that many people were impressed by including the character designs, open world maps, voice-over work along with the CTB battle system. The plot for Final Fantasy X revolved around the main protagonist Tidus being summoned to another world by Yuna and her friends to save the fictional world of Spira from a beast known as Sin.

One of the most interesting things about the plot for FFX aside from Tidus being a sports star from a futuristic metropolis; was the fact that Yuna ended becoming one of the main protagonists for the ‘03 sequel Final Fantasy X-2 which came out on the PS2 in 2003. Also, FFX was one of the first games within its series to feature cinematic cutscenes which was considered to be revolutionary during the early 00’s. There are several fans of the series who would go on record and argue that FFX was the best installment of the 00’s decade overall due to its level of financial & mainstream success. Along with the story revolving around trying to destroy Sin the romance between Tidus & Yuna definitely made things more intriguing as it pertained to watching everything unfold. While Final Fantasy X may not be on the same level as FFVII from ‘97 in terms of popularity; FFX may have been one of the best major installments within the RPG Square Enix gave us until ‘16 when Final Fantasy XV came out. The remastered version of Final Fantasy X was released on the PS4 back in ‘13 along with X-2; which was received positively by many critics. Its hard to believe that it’s been 20 years since Final Fantasy X appeared on the PS2 back in 2001. Final Fantasy X is considered to be legendary in this day and age and is a title that deserves some kind of remake similar to that of FFVII.

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