I picked up Final Fantasy X-2 after a friend highly recommended it. I had never played Final Fantasy X (yes, I know, terrible!) but was eager to try it out as I had never played a turn based RPG before. Needless to say, now I find myself passing over these kind of games in favor for regular RPGs, BUT FFX-2 does have a special place in my heart. It’s one of my guilty pleasure games.
Final Fantasy X-2 drew me in for one reason: that amazing opening sequence. Anyone else download that song? I’m pretty sure I still have it on an MP3 player somewhere. I would restart the game just for that opening (and I did). And that outfit she’s wearing! (Spoiler: it was the songstress dress sphere.) Who didn’t want to cosplay that?!
My second favorite thing about FFX-2? The dress spheres. I won’t lie. I bought a guide book just to see how cool I could make Yuna, Rikku, and Pain. My favorite dress sphere was definitely the gunner, purely for aesthetic reasons. The coolest dress sphere though was Yuna’s Floral Fallal. As a 13 year old girl, I spent many weekends drawing up my own dress spheres and dreaming about what they could do.
I didn’t play FFX-2 for the story. I played it to get into as many battles as possible, which was pretty easy considering every time you walked a few feet you were in one. Maybe I could have gotten more into the story had I played Final Fantasy X first. Yuna is a pretty bad ass chick though, and I loved playing a trio of awesome women. Maybe I’ll dig it back out and give the story another try.
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