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Square Enix shows its sense of humour

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Square Enix can be a funny company. While I still have a soft place for Square thanks to supplying my childhood self with some incredible RPG experiences, things have not always been great for Squeenix. At least they can laugh at some of their foibles as evidenced in this new video for Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD remaster.

Lessons from Spira is something of a highlight reel for Final Fantasy X/X-2 fans filled with some big highs and lows in honour of the HD remaster now being available on PS4. From learning to play Blitzball to learning about love and loss, it’s all in the video. Yes, including that awful laughing scene. You know the one.

I think I enjoy this video a bit too much, particularly the fact that Square Enix is comfortable enough after all these years to laugh at themselves. It reminds me of all the things I enjoyed about the game and also hammers home that point about HD Remasters. I honestly don’t remember the game as looking worse than this – this matches the image I have of the game in my mind’s eye. I loved playing FFX all those years ago, and watching this video reminded me of just some of my favourite aspects. And now I want to replay it and see if nostalgia is just that strong or if it really was such a great experience.

I know there are far too many remasters lately. It feels like companies are doing more remasters than making new games. However, I’m glad that some of these games are getting the fresh attention and polish to keep them alive for years to come, and to introduce them to a generation of gamers who would never play them otherwise. Maybe I’m part of the problem (I know that I am), but I really don’t have much of a problem with remastering games so that they look and feel more modern. Now, Bioware, please release a remastered Mass Effect trilogy before Mass Effect 4 the new Mass Effect is released.

Last Updated: May 13, 2015

25 Comments

  1. Ottokie

    May 13, 2015 at 21:11

    I actually mimic the laugh in my car when I’m stuck in traffic from work when these Cape Town people drive like imbeciles πŸ˜›

    Also playing through FF8, FF9 and FF10 yearly has become one of my most loved traditions… played 10 earlier today 3/4 done and still loving it.

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    • Kensei Seraph

      May 14, 2015 at 07:31

      You must get a LOT of scared looks from the people in the cars around you.

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      • Ottokie

        May 14, 2015 at 08:31

        I just give them the Zanarkand Abes salute…

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    • DINOSAURSBlue

      May 14, 2015 at 09:50

      I don’t know why but I can always replay these games, the laughing scene never bothered me or my friends from memory, it was just silly and seemed intentional.

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      • Ottokie

        May 14, 2015 at 09:58

        True it does not bother me as well, I just laugh with the scene πŸ˜›

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        • DINOSAURSBlue

          May 14, 2015 at 10:02

          Thanks, I keep stumbling on this site so I might as well!

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          • Her Highness the Hipster

            May 14, 2015 at 16:47

            Welcome πŸ™‚ feel free to stick around and stumble here some more πŸ˜€

  2. Kensei Seraph

    May 14, 2015 at 07:37

    Excellent video.
    I especially liked how the music changed to the fight music for the “You taught us how to fight” part.

    Someone please explain that “199 isn’t good enough” part to me.

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    • Hammersteyn

      May 14, 2015 at 07:54

      Each character had Ultimate weapons, to get Lulus weapon you had to go to the thunder plains and dodge 200 consecutive lighting strikes. Did that back on the PS2 and I’ll do it again.

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      • Krabby Paddy

        May 14, 2015 at 08:01

        Sounds easy, dodge the first lightning strike and then stand where it struck. I mean lighting doesn’t hit the same place twice πŸ˜›

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        • Hammersteyn

          May 14, 2015 at 08:05

          Rofl!

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  3. Hammersteyn

    May 14, 2015 at 08:00

    Still a better story than FF13, or maybe that’s just me with a Western view point in regards with that series

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    • DINOSAURSBlue

      May 14, 2015 at 09:45

      FF13 had a ‘very’ different writing style and pacing… Not sure if something was lost in translation but I just couldn’t get into it.

      I can’t complain too much though since I love FFVI through to X, they gave me five games in a row that kicked butt.

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      • Hammersteyn

        May 14, 2015 at 10:15

        They sure did, I have high hopes for 15 and I still have type-o to finish

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      • Audacity (or-das-it-eeee-eee)

        May 14, 2015 at 10:45

        To answer why 13 didn’t feel the same as the others, Hironobu Sakaguchi departed the company after making 12, basically the soul of the series, I don’t think there’ll be another one like the old series again

        But still looking forward to 15

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  4. Umar

    May 14, 2015 at 08:34

    Ahh FF X…..Suteki da ne?

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    • Ottokie

      May 14, 2015 at 09:59

      Isn’t It Wonderful?…It sure is!

      Also FFX-2 intro in the Japanese version is great as well

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  5. Goal9

    May 14, 2015 at 09:16

    One of my all time favorite entries in the franchise. Say what you want about it; but I had more emotional highs and lows with this game than I did with 9 and 13.

    Also Kimahri butt.

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  6. Pariah

    May 14, 2015 at 09:18

    Playing through ME trilogy, ME3 really doesn’t need a remaster. It looks great, as is. And I wouldn’t pay for a remaster of them either.

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    • Dutch-Trevor Matrix

      May 14, 2015 at 09:24

      It’s okay Pariah. We all know you are a bit daft.

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      • Pariah

        May 14, 2015 at 09:35

        I’m not the one paying for the same game with a new coat of paint… Daft isn’t what I am, I’m afraid. You might want to find your nearest mirror to find that particular character trait.

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    • Her Highness the Hipster

      May 14, 2015 at 16:44

      not saying they don’t look great – played them recently and they were rad. but could use some modernizing and prettiness. plus, i want to play them on my newer consoles so that I don’t have to worry about plugging in ancient tech when i want to play. i know, i should just get it on PC instead…

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      • Pariah

        May 14, 2015 at 17:02

        Well, on the newer consoles, maybe there’s a case for it. But I really am tired of seeing remaster after remaster popping up these days. I’d rather they focused on ME(4) then remastering the first 3.

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  7. Pariah

    May 14, 2015 at 09:18

    Also, I bought a PS2 for these 2 games. Literally, the only reason I bought it. And then enjoyed Star Ocean much more. XD

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    • DINOSAURSBlue

      May 14, 2015 at 09:55

      Star Ocean: Till the End of Time? That game was pretty good, if you have enough courage you should try and brave Shadow Hearts: Covenant and its man festival… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_gI1pHaplg

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