Most HD Remakes these days are really nothing more than a few upgraded textures slapped on an older game. Leave it to Square-Enix, however, to go one step further with Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster.
In addition to the main games, X/X-2 HD Remaster includes a brand new game that takes place after the events of X-2. Entitled Last Mission, the game sees Yuna, Rikku and Paine climbing the Iutycyr Tower in a roguelike format. The game takes place in a top down perspective and keeps time in increments. Every time you move a square, enemies move a square. Your job is to manage your equipment and dress spheres to make it to the top of the tower without dying. It’s actually a really interesting game that we here in the states haven’t yet seen.
In addition to Last Mission, all the international content from Final Fantasy X and X-2 will be included in the HD Remaster. Not only does this mean you can play the game in its original Japanese, but it also means that a whole bunch of new extra bosses and missions are included. Not only that, but the new redesigned sphere grid is also included in HD Remaster, which starts everyone clustered together on a much more open pathway. Want to make Yuna a heavy attacker? Well now you can!
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster is set to come out here in the states tomorrow. Stand by for a full review!
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