Final Fantasy X Walkthrough and Strategy Guide
Final Fantasy X was released in 2001 and re-released with a remastering in 2014. high resolution (HD). It was the first title in games in the Final Fantasy series to feature 3D backgrounds, unlike the pre-rendered backgrounds in the previous games. It was among the most popular games in the series. The game was the first to include an official sequel title (Final Fantasy X-2).
This resource section contains an extensive walkthrough of the game, including screenshots and complete walkthroughs for every part of the Cloister of Trials. Look over our walking-through sections for sidequests and sections on sidequests to find more details.
Final Fantasy X is one of the best games of the Fantasy franchise. The series leaped the PlayStation console to PlayStation 2, and the developers were able to do a superb job taking the best elements that made earlier Final Fantasy titles great while getting rid of some of the annoying features that made them a mess.
To begin, the graphics of the game are amazing. The shift between 2D pre-rendered backgrounds to 3D worlds 3D was executed flawlessly and provided Final Fantasy X with complete immersion that none of the previous Final Fantasy games could produce. However, in this process, Final Fantasy X left one of the main elements and hallmarks of the game, and that was the world map that linked all the locations together. Instead of a global map, the game used a list of locations, allowing players to pick an area of the story or city to return from the Airship. The game provided less of an epic experience than earlier games were able to get.
The flaw and the loss of an epic feeling were not carried into the story. The story, the characters, the setting, and the music had a lasting impression on players, resulting in the subsequent games that followed Final Fantasy X, including the first true sequel in any of the games, Final Fantasy X-2. The inclusion of voice actors provided an essential aspect of the game, and although some of the dialogues in the game are painful to watch (the whistling scene from Luca), they did a superb job overall.
The majority of the game elements were done well and were well-received. Its Sphere Grid system was a unique variation on the standard approach to leveling used in previous RPGs; however, aside from looking great, it was a linear leveling system with restricted customization options. Its Expert Sphere Grid was more extra complexity and customization. Still, it’s only available after the second attempt (aside from being available in the HD Remaster version, which allows players to choose an Expert Sphere Grid immediately upon starting).
The feature of customizing equipment was annoying. Instead of adding variety to the game, you tend to get an assortment of bizarre armor with completely random abilities. It’s a challenge to make armor worthy of keeping without wasting the essential items to build that equipment. You don’t customize everything for fear of throwing away objects incorrectly.
Along with the main plot, every Final Fantasy title typically has an additional minigame played with the main game, usually interspersed with the plot. This can include games such as Chocobo racer, Triad, Triple Triad, and the awful Tetra Master card game featured in Final Fantasy IX.
The minigame that is included in Final Fantasy X is Blitzball. Blitzball is a lot of fun to play, and it comes with many cool rewards you can earn by winning tournaments or league matches. Each of the optional missions (Blitzball included) included in the game was added to create a variety of extra content for the endgame that was a nice bonus for those looking to continue playing. The rewards continue to improve gradually, a refreshing departure from the earlier game’s endgame content ( Ruby Weapon in Final Fantasy VII, for instance).
Final Fantasy X is not the most excellent title, but it’s right up there with the best. It is an excellent replay game (because it’s difficult to miss the content in the initial playthrough completely), and I have played through it several times—overall score 9/10.