DescriptionTidus is a young athlete who lives in a futuristic city of Zanarkand - "the city that never sleeps". He plays blitzball, a ball game where players throw the ball while flying around. Suddenly, a terrible disaster happens. A huge dark wave engulfs the city, spawning monsters. Tidus comes in contact with the mysterious creature, and as a result finds himself in a different world, a thousand years into the future. The civilization he is used to doesn't exist any more. He learns that the world he knew was destroyed by Sin, a terrible being that is believed to be indestructible. Tidus meets a young summoner named Yuna, and joins her as a guardian on her quest to put an end to Sin.
Final Fantasy X is Japanese-style role-playing game set in a world somewhat similar to South Asia. Only individual locations can be physically explored; there is no "world map" in the game, and exploration is fairly linear. Enemy encounters are random; the game abandons the series' traditional ATB (active-time battle) combat in favor of a Conditional Turn-Based Battle system, in which the turns of the participants are determined by characters' stats and actions, with turn order displayed in the upper corner of the screen.
The game also departs from the usual leveling up system. There are no character levels in the game: instead, experience points received after battles can be allocated by the player directly to upgrade the characters' parameters. Each character has his or her special "sphere map", with straight or branching paths containing spots that increase the character's personal statistics, or teach him or her active and passive abilities. The characters are given distinct class attributes, and it is possible top switch between all the party members during the same battle. Monster summons (called aeons in the game) now behave like playable characters, have their own hit points (HP), and can fight for the party until defeated.
Conversations that occur during cutscenes have voice overs, for the first time in the series. The game features various mini-games, the most prominent of which are blitzball tournaments.
- "最终幻想10" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
- "Финальная Фантазия 10" -- Russian spelling
- ""Остання Фантазія 10"" -- Ukrainian title
- "Zui Zhong Huanxiang 10" -- Chinese title
- "Finalnaja Fantazija 10" -- Russian title
- "FFX" -- Abbrevated title
- "FF10" -- Informal name
- "ファイナルファンタジーＸ" -- Japanese spelling
Part of the Following Groups
- Final Fantasy games
- Final Fantasy series
- Final Fantasy X series
- Game feature: BGM / music player
- Game feature: FMV / cutscene player
- Game feature: Original theme song
- PlayStation 2 Greatest Hits releases
- PlayStation 2 Platinum Range releases
|Gaming Age||Aug 07, 2001||A||100|
|GamersMark||Jan 01, 2002||10 out of 10||100|
|Game Informer Magazine||Jan, 2002||9.75 out of 10||98|
|RPGFan||Jun 22, 2002||97 out of 100||97|
|Game Chronicles||Jun 01, 2002||9.2 out of 10||92|
|Consoles Plus||Feb, 2002||91 out of 100||91|
|GamesAreFun.com (GAF)||Apr 26, 2003||9 out of 10||90|
|RPG Site||Jun 03, 2006||9 out of 10||90|
|ActionTrip||May 14, 2002||84 out of 100||84|
|Armchair Empire, The||Jan 20, 2002||8 out of 10||80|
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|Stealing from robots||2||St. Martyne (3653)
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|Favorite character||21||Unicorn Lynx (181676)
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|Favorite song of FFX||5||The Fabulous King (1333)
Oct 15, 2008
|Mystery photographer||4||DreinIX (10672)
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|Thunder Plains||2||DreinIX (10672)
Dec 26, 2007
1001 Video GamesFinal Fantasy X appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
Al Bhed languageDuring the course of the game you have to learn the "Al Bhed" language. The language in actuality is a simple substitution cipher. All the vowels equal other vowels (to make actual pronunciation easier), and the rest are the normal letters. Anyone that can do cryptograms can decipher the language right from the beginning of the game, without find all the Primer books. But finding the books makes it a lot easier to read the subtitles.
Cut contentThere is an un-intended sequence at the beginning where you can defeat the monster that chases you into the ruins. Obviously they had a change of plans when developing the game. You can view this sequence by using a PS2 Gameshark and enabling high stats.
MusicFinal Fantasy X is the first game in the (main) Final Fantasy series where the music is not exclusively composed by Nobuo Uematsu, only a modern remix of the prelude is present (not the actual prelude) and there is no trace of the traditional "a a a a a a g g" battle theme baseline. Although the battle theme of Final Fantasy VII & VIII does not start by this baseline, there is trace of it in songs herd during some important boss battles.
Also, it's the second game in the series where there is no presence of the Final Fantasy theme since Final Fantasy II.
ReferencesWhile in the Besaid Village the first time, go to the Crusaders Tent. Talk to the first character in the door, and he'll tell you "I'm fixing a hole where the rain gets in". Obviously a few of the programmers were Beatles fans.
World mapAs of 2002, Final Fantasy X is the only Final Fantasy game that doesn't have a world map with a character moving around. The world map is actually a menu with a locations to choose and a "search" option, that allows you to go to any location on the map.
- 2002 – Z.Flo Award (for Yuna)
Related Web Sites
- FF-Fan (A fansite that offers all kinds of information on the entire Final Fantasy franchise, including walkthroughs, game media, discussion boards and fan art.)
- Final Fantasy Extreme (Site that contains movies, wallpaper, codes, guides, walkthroughs, and general information on the Final Fantasy series.)
- Final Fantasy X (Official game website)
- OC ReMix Game Profile (Fan remixes of music from Final Fantasy X.)
- Wikipedia: Final Fantasy X (Information about Final Fantasy X at Wikipedia)