One thing about going back and replaying classic games from a decade or so ago is that the graphics are rarely as good as you remember them. What’s nice about HD remastered versions of these games however is that you can revisit the memories of playing PS2 games from back in the day (you know, back when you were in your late 20s), without having to deal with blurry textures, spotty frame rates, and muted colors.
In the case of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster, this kind of visual facelift reveals all kinds of details that you never got to see the first time around. Just think – you never got to find out until this year that Lulu had corn rows all along, or that Beyonce’s Super Bowl half-time show was basically a re-enactment of the first 10 minutes of Final Fantasy X-2.
In all seriousness, Final Fantasy X-2 is one of those games that nobody feels ‘meh’ about. Some people hate it because it kind of craps all over the poignant and bold conclusion to its predecessor (which admittedly is kind of true), while others love the fun open world and thrilling battle system (which is absolutely true). Personally, I’m a huge fan of the sequel’s willingness to just try a million different ideas and see what sticks. It’s a bit of a far cry from their more play-it-safe philosophy with more recent titles which is a real shame.
Whether you’re more a fan of series protagonist Yuna as a sweet summoner or as Yuna Fierce, these games look to recapture fans from the first time around and maybe even bring in a few new ones for good measure. Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster is coming soon to PS3 and Playstation Vita. Check out the gallery below to see some of the sweet images that Square Enix released earlier today.