Today is the day that I finally get to talk about my favourite game of all time. I think some of you can probably guess what game it is going to be, so let’s just get straight to it!
Its Final Fantasy X. Like I said, this won’t come as a surprise to long time readers of this blog, as I have mentioned the game a couple of times. Some of you may be thinking I’ve gone a bit crazy, as Final Fantasy X was released in 2001. Well, not in Europe, this is another example of Europe having a delayed release for a game. Anyway, this was my first Final Fantasy game and, if you’re not including the Pokemon games, it was also my first JRPG. This meant I had no clue what was going on but I was still loving the experience..
The game follows Tidus, a young Blitzball player with serious father abandonment issues, as he finds himself joining Yuna, a summoner on a pilgrimage to save her world.Along the way, they meet some colourful characters, experience betrayal and uncover some conspiracies going on in the land of Spira. When I first played Final Fantasy X, the story and the characters completely blew me away. Up until then, I had not really played any game that had such a deep plot, since most of the games I played were platformers or strategy games.
I’ll be honest, there aren’t that many games that I’ve fallen in love with, like I have with Final Fantasy X. For me, its truly a special game, that introduced me to the RPG and JRPG genres; which are, to this day, my favourite genres of video games.
And that was 2002 gaming for me. What are your favourite games from 2002? Feel free to share your all time favourite games in the comments below!