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Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Announcement Trailer

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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Final Fantasy X HD, Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD, JRPG, PS3 games, Square Enix, Vita games

Square Enix are releasing HD versions of Final Fantasy X and X-2 later this year - individually on Vita or as one Auronlicious package on a PS3 Blu-Ray. Behold: an announcement trailer, which depicts the remastered visuals and some familiar scenes from the much-loved RPGs.

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Quietus  Mar. 25, 2013 at 12:46

Yup. 'Cause those're the Final Fantasy games that people most wanted updated. Clearly nobody wants updates for 7 or 9. Nope. Nobody at all. [Rolleyes emoticon goes here]

And before anybody mentions it, the idea of them not updating 7 until they produce something better is ludicrous. In an industry constantly giving the impression that it's all about the cash, they have a veritable gold mine just waiting to be stripped.

DivideByZero  Mar. 25, 2013 at 12:55

Yep, this is them just p***ing in the wind.

Sure it will be good, sure it will sell. But this is nothing compared to an HD remake of FF7.

Not sure if I will get this... while I would like it, time is an issue. With the new FF13 Lightning thingy coming out, that will probably do me for FF for long enough.

JonLester  Mar. 25, 2013 at 13:13

Yup. 'Cause those're the Final Fantasy games that people most wanted updated. Clearly nobody wants updates for 7 or 9. Nope. Nobody at all. [Rolleyes emoticon goes here]


It's annoying (much prefer IX to X myself), but there actually is a reason/excuse for this. See, PS1 games are almost impossible to remaster into anything resembling HD, even in terms of just fixing the aspect ratio and updating textures. You basically have to rebuild from scratch - that's why the original MGS and Silent Hill aren't in their respective HD collections.

PS2 games, on the other hand, can be gussied-up.

TBH, I don't think that making a game shiner necessarily makes it better. FFVII will always be a great game, and one that's cheap as chips on PSN (and works a treat on Vita).

Last edited by JonLester, Mar. 25, 2013 at 13:15
Quietus  Mar. 25, 2013 at 13:22

I get that, but the way I see it is that there's no real design to be done. The game is complete, and nothing needs to changed or added. I understand that they'd have to build the models, and the settings, and everything else, but they already have a complete game template. It's a graphical overhaul, and the money they would bring in would surely justify the outlay, especially if they used the same build / engine for both games (7 and 9).

JonLester  Mar. 25, 2013 at 13:26

Haha, I agree with you, but you'll watch publishers take the path of least resistance each and every time. :P

Last edited by JonLester, Mar. 25, 2013 at 13:42
DivideByZero  Mar. 25, 2013 at 13:45


TBH, I don't think that making a game shiner necessarily makes it better.


But that has always been one of the big selling points of FF games. For their day, they looked amazing. Look at FF7, the mix of video and game engine graphics blew away everything else back in the day.

We all know a HD edition would be a remake... but so what? It's not impossible.

We are getting a new Timesplitters, we will one day get HD FF7.

Maybe they are just waiting for 4K to be the norm in homes? (LOL).

Yuuko  Mar. 25, 2013 at 23:27

I'm going to honest, I squeeled when I heard about this, I may have squeeled all the way through the trailer. The real reason I'm excited is because it means I don't have to drag out my old PS2 from under the bed, I can just turn on my PS3 and play my favourite game all the time without any hassle.
Bring it on! ^_^

Last edited by Yuuko, Mar. 25, 2013 at 23:28

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