Here’s the first trailer for Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster

Final-Fantasy-X

I miss Final Fantasy. I’m not trying to sound like a fanboy here, but the latest attempts have felt like hollow shells of the original, wrapped up in some purdy visuals. The last Final Fantasy that really tugged at my heart-strings was X, and much like any other decent game from an older era, it’s making the transition to widescreen.

And it looks like the rumours of Final Fantasy X including the sequel, X-2, are also true. Both of the games will be using the international masters of the original game, and will be due out sometime later in the year.

While I absolutely hated Tidus in FFX, I loved the majority of that game. It was a next-gen title back then, that included such revolutionary ideas such as including actual voices in a FF game, alongside a fantastic journey to save the world.

The sequel was a bit more silly, and had a combat system that was merely an excuse for some visual eye-candy, but combined with a more free-roaming experience, it was still pretty decent overall. I’m looking forward to these games, How about you?

Tags: , , , , ,

Author:Darryn Bonthuys

Because he's the writer that Lazygamer deserves, but not the one it actually needs right now. So we'll hunt him. Because he can't take it. Because he's not a hero. He's a loud-mouthed journalist, a watchful procrastinator. A dork knight.

  • LordCaptainAwesomeness

    FFX was good… Really Good…

    Then the sonafabitches went and started down shittysequel lane with X-2…. Ever since then it has been nothing but rubbish….

    I agree that Tidus was not the most lovable character, however…. he is still Way better than Lightning is….

    And to be able to get X in HD on the PS3…… That can work… budget be damned

    /Fanboy rant over

    • Sir Captain Rincethis

      You, mean, me? Sigh…

      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        Le sigh

      • LordCaptainAwesomeness

        To a degree I could handle Lightning… Now that moaning Vanille…. I muted the game every time that winey ginger came on…. I don’t know if she was designed to be annoying and pathetic…

        I have never been so close to swear off FF,as I was with that game…

        • Sir Captain Rincethis

          Gods, I am actually now remembering that I used Lightening as a Logic Block for my utter hate towards Vanille. You… are… bringing… MEMORIES BACK! AHHHHHH!

          • Deon Steyn

            Hehe

  • Deon Steyn

    At least Tidus is better than anyone from FF13. This is a must have, the last proper FF game released in HD.

    • http://twitter.com/Technikyle TechniKyle

      I really enjoyed the story of FF13 (please don’t hate, I don’t have the energy to defend myself today). The only character I disliked was Vanile.

      • Deon Steyn

        Ag you know it’s was hit and miss with FF13. I hated Hope as much as Vanile. What name is Hope supposed to be?

        • Sir Captain Rincethis

          What about me?

          • Deon Steyn

            I wish Chris Brown could get his hands on Lightning. Epic Boss Battle.

          • LordCaptainAwesomeness

            Bwaa haa haa that would be epic…

          • http://twitter.com/Technikyle TechniKyle

            I really liked Lightning. She’s no Terra or Yuna, but still kick ass.

          • Sir Captain Rincethis

            *sigh* I have to disagree with you. I have been a fan of FF for nearly 2 decades, but has not character brought me closer to slitting my wrists than her…

          • http://twitter.com/Technikyle TechniKyle

            What was so wrong with Lightning?

          • Sir Captain Rincethis

            I found her to be the most miserable character in the FF universe. She spent more times sighing, hence my avatar, than hope and Vanile together. Just didn’t click with me.

          • http://twitter.com/Technikyle TechniKyle

            I understood all the sighing. She was irritated all the time. Lightning is loner and now she’s got a few tag-alongs.

          • http://twitter.com/Technikyle TechniKyle

            I think, if you’re going to “sigh” about one thing, it should be about those shitty Eidolons.

          • http://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX umar bastra

            that had no use what so ever….beside spamming death lol

        • LordCaptainAwesomeness

          Hit or Miss?

          • Deon Steyn

            People either like FF13 or they didn’t. I do know the majority was crazy about FFX

          • http://twitter.com/Technikyle TechniKyle

            No no, most people hate 13. It’s practically its own movement. A religion of sorts…

          • http://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX umar bastra

            i was MAD about X

        • Sir Captain Rincethis

          With you there, after 15 hours of hitting X I needed a course of Vanillem…

          • http://twitter.com/Technikyle TechniKyle

            Would you have preferred the square button? I’m replaying VII, VIII and IX, and I don’t recall using any other button other than X…

          • Sir Captain Rincethis

            There is a big difference when you need to select your actions using one button, which you did in VII, VII (my favorite) and IX. In XIII You can literally just hit X, and let the auto-complete do the rest. That is not Final Fantasy in my books. But hey, each to their own. And I REALLY tried to like it, even lying to myself for the first 10 hours that I was. :(

          • http://twitter.com/Technikyle TechniKyle

            Have you played XII? They have a similar system to one used in 13. It’s far more simplified in 13, but isn’t that what people are always complaining about? Simplify this, simplify that. To add some perspective, think of VII as Vista and 13 as Windows 7. That’s the way I see it. The gripe I have is that I can only control one character. If that was the issue, that I could understand.

      • http://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX umar bastra

        I enjoyed 13 as well , I’m not ashamed of it don’t mind defending myself. It was a fun game

  • http://twitter.com/Technikyle TechniKyle

    I also hated Tidus. Lulu was always my favourite.

    • Deon Steyn

      I liked Auron. He only fights with one arm. The other arm is to hold his booze hehe.

      • http://twitter.com/Technikyle TechniKyle

        Lulu fights with a plush teddy bear and if you level her up a certain way, those toys are scary powerful.

    • http://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX umar bastra

      waka was my fav, his voice acting was epic lol

  • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    *waits patiently for OVG to rant*

    • Sir Captain Rincethis

      Screw that! He has NOTHING on the rage I have for FF13! He is but an insect under my big boot of… SIGH…

      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        Hahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahhaahhahaahhaa

  • Kyrelimit

    Can I be really honest here – and maybe a bit of a rude b*stard, but -
    I don’t really see a big difference between the “Remastered” version and the original, GFX wise.

    Sure, if you somehow lost the original disc, or just want to play it again, go for it, but…is it really warranting the hype surrounding it ?

    I dunno. :P

    • Deon Steyn

      It will lose some hype if it sells for R699. But it’s two for the price of one and this really was the last one in the series most people I think by popular vote would say was the last good entry in the franchise. Even if you still have the disc you can’t play in on the slimline PS3 and if ever a game needed to be replayed this would be it.

      • Kyrelimit

        I gather that -
        But is it REALLY any better visually ?
        Or is just nostalgia+replay factor thats selling this remake ?

        • Deon Steyn

          I do not think they can’t really improve on the cutscenes but the in game graphics should look a bit better. It’s more about replaying a really good FF story in the end and if you’ve never played it I would strongly advise you to get this.

          • Kyrelimit

            Hehehe.
            I’ve played almost every FF purely for the story, and advise others to play it for that reason too. Maybe because I don’t have a PS3, Im twitching a bit, but neverthless, I just hope its more than a moneygrab.

            I dont want Square to turn into a moneygrabbing megalomaniac :P

          • http://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX umar bastra

            Hasn’t it already happened?

          • Kyrelimit

            I blame the ENIX influence to be honest.

            Notice how the Square game series got a lot more “Westernized” and Edgier, and the Enix games became more emotive and storytelling ?

            FF XIII series is a good example and so is the lastest Tomb Raider.

            Square never did money grab before,they just made epic stories and epic systems.Now… me dont know. :P

          • http://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX umar bastra

            ever since Enix came along and Hironobu left things went downhill but , ENIX made some of my favourite games too, so I think that combined Square and Enix both caused this

    • http://www.facebook.com/jean.duplessis.161 Jean du Plessis

      I would love a remaster of FF 8. Squall, Zell, Seipher… Rinoa, man that was a game!!!
      Remember working my @ss off finding the hidden GF’s…

      • Kyrelimit

        That. Would.Be.Epic.

        And totally make sense. :)

  • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    Dude, what’s with your tags for this article?

    • http://twitter.com/Technikyle TechniKyle

      I thought it was a reference to Jecht…

    • Deon Steyn

      He’s refering to Tidus’s dad who was a giant douche through Tidus’s childhood. His also the final boss at the end of FFX.

  • Admiral Chief Erwin

    Not interested, at all.

    • Deon Steyn

      Why not?

    • Ultimo_Cleric_N7

      Same, too much dissappoint has left me dissappoint.

      • http://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX umar bastra

        disappointed at?

  • http://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX umar bastra

    “hahahahahahahahaha”

    if anyone get’s it … I don’t want to sound like a mad man

    But in anycase , I am so excited for this!!!!!!!!! My body is Ready, To Zanarkand!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/Technikyle TechniKyle

    Sigh, I realise now, that every Final Fantasy article is destined to be vomited with hatred for 13 in the comment section. (and I take part in it…. sigh…)

    • http://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX umar bastra

      Indeed, It’s sad, but it just shows how much that game divided the FF community

  • http://twitter.com/MatthewFig Matthew Figueira

    Never played any PS2 Final Fantasy games :) so this is great news to somebody like me! I’ll definitely give it a try.

    • http://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX umar bastra

      please prepare to fall in love…….

  • http://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX umar bastra

    Everyone have a good day and hope this will brighten your day

  • OVG

    Now this will be a system seller. Not because I screamed for SONY to do it 4 months ago and it made flipping sense but because a handheld is good with RPG games.

    Im almost SOLD and would love to play this while ESKOM gives us shit this Winter but Im not interested in being on-line and the machine probably requires a million updates to work.

  • http://www.phenomenalgaming.net/ Squeege

    This is awesome!!! FF has always had the most intriguing graphical displays and rendered worlds and to have these remastered in HD is just amazeballs!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=630431757 James Philip Lawrence

    cannot wait for this !

  • TriangularRoom

    Must say I was hoping for more FF XIII-type graphics, but this should still be awesome. X-2 is one of my favourite games. Heck, my dog is called Yuna. Bring on the HD remake!

Must Read

Don Bradman Cricket 14 Review

Looking for a digital cricket experience? Don Bradman Cricket could be the ...

Review: FTL: Advanced Edition

It's more FTL! That means more good!

Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls Review – Don’t fear the reaper

Reaper of Souls takes what you hated about Diablo III, fixes them, ...

Goat Simulator Review

Is Goat Simulator a must-buy? Or a simple joke gone too far?

Towerfall: Ascension review – Archery Rivals

Towerfall: Ascension is some of the bst multiplayer fun to be had ...

Luftrausers Review – Luftwaffles

Take to the skies and shoot anything that moves in the deceptively ...