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Final Fantasy X|X2 HD Remaster for PS4 takes us back to Spira… again

by Ron Duwell | April 6, 2015April 6, 2015 12:20 pm PDT

If you haven’t already bought the PlayStation 3 or PS Vita version of Final Fantasy X|X2 HD Remaster, then Square Enix would like to remind you that the PlayStation 4 is still an option. I love jumping back to bomb around in Spira as much as the next fanboy, but when will this remake ever become too much of a good thing?

“While we still aren’t exploring Ivalice in HD,” is the correct answer.

The PlayStation 4 version dishes out even better graphics than the PlayStation 3’s remaster, and it allows for cross-saves between all three versions. This latest one allows for easy swapping between the original soundtrack and the remastered tracks as well.

Square Enix claims that the game sports over 200 hours of gameplay over both games, but I’m having a hard time thinking of where it came up with that figure. Maybe some of the more difficult super-boss battles, ultimate weapons, added mini-games and modes, and the fact that you have to play Final Fantasy X-2 through twice to see it all play into that number.

The trailer also claims that Final Fantasy X “defined a generation,” which is I suppose is mostly true considering the other games from that generation haven’t been given any further modern chances to re-define how we look back at the PlayStation 2 era. There was Final Fantasy X and its goofy sequel… and that is it, I guess.

In other words, we’re still waiting for Final Fantasy XII HD, Square Enix! I would rather buy that for a first time than Final Fantasy X for a third time at this point. Final Fantasy X|X2 HD Remaster will be released for the PlayStation 4 on May 12.

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Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...

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