Since it is still the month of love, today I am recommending a game I love and it also has a bit romance in it as well!
Today I am recommending Final Fantasy X,, which follows the journey of Tidus (don’t get people started on how that is pronounced…) as he first watches his world torn apart and is then taken 1,000 years into the future. In the future, he joins the summoner, Yuna, and her guardians as they travel to find a way to defeat the monster threatening their world. The plot sounds straight forward but there are a few twists, some that are a little out there, but overall the story is an emotional rollercoaster that I recommend you buckle up and enjoy.
One of Final Fantasy X‘s strongest points are the characters. Over the course of the story, you will fall in love with Yuna and her companions, or at least you will find one that you can relate to. Its not just the protagonists but also the antagonist that have also been well written. Trust me, these are guys that you will love to hate!
Now, don’t worry if you’ve never played a JRPG, as I believe FFX is the perfect introduction to this genre. In fact it was the first JRPG I ever played! The game is pretty linear, which means that you can focus on the story and learning the mechanics of JRPG games. The levelling up system is also great for beginners and fans of the genre, as you can choose between a more structured system or one that gives you the freedom to level up the characters in anyway you choose. Finally, since the combat is turn based, you have all the time in the world to think about how your are going to attack.
If you are looking for a game where characters and story are the most important aspects, then you can do a lot worse than Final Fantasy X. It is a great introduction to the JRPG genre, while offering a challenging experience for more seasoned players to the genre. And finally, it is seriously good value for money with easily over 100 hours worth of gameplay. How can you say no?
Final Fantasy X is available for Playstation 2.
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster is available for Playstation 3, Playstation 4, PS Vita and PC.
The featured image came from xfdrmag.net while the two other images came from the Steam store page for Final Fantasy X.