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Final Fantasy X (2001)

Fainaru fantajî X (original title)
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A celebrated young athlete is drawn from his futuristic hometown and convenient lifestyle to a harsh and techno-phobic land by a mysterious force only known as Sin.

Director:

Yoshinori Kitase

Writers:

Kazushige Nojima (scenario), Motomu Toriyama (scenario writer)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Arnold Taylor ... Tidus (voice) (as James Taylor)
Hedy Burress ... Yuna / Fayth (Anima) (voice)
John DiMaggio ... Wakka / Kimahri Ronso (voice)
Paula Tiso ... Lulu (voice)
Matt McKenzie ... Auron (voice)
Tara Strong ... Rikku (voice)
Alex Fernandez ... Maester Seymour Guado (voice)
Gregg Berger ... Jecht (voice)
Andrew Philpot Andrew Philpot ... Lord Braska (voice) (as Andy Philpot)
Michael McShane ... Cid (voice)
Roger Jackson ... Maester Wen Kinoc / Fayth (Ixion) (voice)
John DeMita ... Luzzu / Barthello / Hypello / Graav (voice)
Adam Paul ... Gatta (voice)
Candi Milo ... Dona / Lucil / Pacce (voice)
Julia Fletcher Julia Fletcher ... Elma / Yunalesca (voice)
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Storyline

Tidus is a star athlete in his city. He is famous, has all the ladies, and simply loves his life. However, one day, his city is attacked by a mysterious evil, and an old family friend shows up, initiating his quest. He is magically taken to the world of Spira, where that evil, known as Sin, ravages the planet and its people with death and destruction. Sin is a punishment for the world's crimes, however, Tidus has been chosen to stop it. He meets up with Lady Yuna, a summoner (and daughter of a high summoner). Summoners can call the power of the fayth; aeons. Aeons are mighty and mystical creatures. Yuna quests for the Final Aeon: the one power that can slay Sin. Tidus joins as one of Yuna's many guardians, and travels with her to obtain the Final Aeon. However, the quest goes much deeper when high-ranking religious leaders betray the teachings of Yevon, the celestial overlord of Spira, and Yevon himself condones it. Tidus battles with his past and his true self while trying to sort ... Written by Flotis / Agent0042

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The Spiral of Death...


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Details

Official Sites:

Square Europe [eu]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

18 December 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

FFX See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$33,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Square Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Initial ideas were to have portraits of Yu Yevon displayed prominently in various locations around Spira. This was dropped. See more »

Goofs

When Wakka attacks the monsters with his volleyball weapon it damages or kills the enemy. This would be a useless weapon as the ball wouldn't hit hard enough to do enough damage to the enemy. He would be better off using a bow and arrow or a spear or using a slingshot. See more »

Quotes

Cid: The final showdown with Sin. I say let's get this show on the road!
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits, a short clip is shown of Tidus waking up underwater and swimming up towards the surface. See more »

Alternate Versions

An International version of the game is available in Japan, with English voice acting subtitled in Japanese, and an alternate Sphere Grid. (This is standard for Final Fantasy games since Final Fantasy VII.) The international version was also released in the Euorpean and Australian market albeit with English subtitles instead of Japanese. The game was originally planned to make use of the hard drive and broadband adapter accessories for the Playstation 2, but these features were scrapped due to delays in the production of those peripherals. See more »

Connections

Follows Final Fantasy VIII (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Suteki Da Ne
(Isn't It Wonderful?)
(C)2001 Square Sounds Co. Ltd.
All rights reserved
Vocals by RIKKI
Music by Nobuo Uematsu
Lyrics by Kazushige Nojima
Arrangement by Shiroh Hamaguchi
Acoustic Guitar: Takahiko Ishikawa
Electric Bass: Naoki Watanabe
Drums: Eiji Shimamura
Violin Solo: Keisuke Ohta
Strings: Takashi Kato's Group
Artist Manager: Yukari Ohashi (office RIKKI)
Recording Engineer: Toshiyuki Yoshida
Recording Coordinator: Yuji Saito (IMAGIN)
Recording Studio: Soudn City 1 studio, VICTOR studio 303
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Final Fantasy launches into the realm of 2001 gaming consoles with it's tradition of excellence.
11 September 2002 | by Anus Individual 7See all my reviews

Final Fantasy, considered by many to be the greatest video game RPG series ever, hell even having been one of the first and defining ones, makes the jump to the Playstation 2 with it's God-Knows-How-Many bits of power. Video game RPGs were once known for sacrificing graphics in favor of a lenghtly story and intricate combat system; however, the final fantasy series has been gradually defeating that steriotype with each new game. And now, the tenth installment of the series succeeds in creating a long and engrossing gameplay experience while producing some of the finest graphics seen to-date. Not only that, but the design of these graphics are nothing short of beautiful (Although at times in odd taste. I mean, just look at Tidus' outfit!)

Graphics aside, Final Fantasy X dwelves into new territory previously unseen in any FF game: Voice acting! While this may frighten purists, you will be glad to hear that the voice acting in this game is very good for the most part. The principal characters are all handled quite proffessionaly, especially Wakka, as performed by John Di Maggio.

The story of final fantasy is also quite complex and engrossing, as Tidus, the cheery Blitzball player of the futuristic fantasy land of Zanarkand is transported a thousand years into the future by an entity called "Sin." He finds himself in a quasi-medieval world of Spira, where machinery is outlawed by the religion of Yevon, and the land is ravaged by Sin as a punishment for mankind's missdeeds of the past. The only means of defeating Sin is for a Summoner, a person who can summon montrous spirits of the dead called "Aeons", to embark on a pilgrimage to the ruins of Zanarkand to receive the "Final Aeon". With the Final Aeon, a summoner can defeat Sin and Spira will be at peace for a few years before Sin rises again. Wanting to see his homeland of Zanarkand, Tidus joins Summoner Yuna, the daughter of a summoner who defeated Sin ten years ago, along with her guardians to defeat Sin. However, as Tidus travels forth, he discovers that there is much more to Spira, Zanarkand, Yevon, Sin and even his own purpose for being there than he initially finds.

Gameplay-wise, it's roughly the same menu battle system as in previous games, except that a chart shows you who's turn it's going to be next and the others after that. (Of course, depending on the choices in battle, that chart could mutate, so it's not too simple or easy.) Leveling up is also much different than in previous games. In battle, characters earn "AP" which gives them "Moves" on the sphere grid. The Shere grid is like a board game. As a character moves along, he can activate "nodes", which boost different abilities, using spheres earned in battle.

Overall, Final Fantasy X is a big change from previous FF games, while also retaining familiar aspects enough to be a FF game. In spite of the changes, or perhaps even because of them, FFX is probably the best RPG available on the PS2 at the moment, and will follow the suit of previous FF games as "Classics."


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