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