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Final Fantasy X-2 (2003)

Fainaru fantajî X-2 (original title)
Convinced that Tidus is still alive, Yuna embarks on a quest to find him.

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Yuna (voice)
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Rikku (voice)
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Paine (voice)
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Meyvn Nooj (voice)
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Baralai (voice) (as Josh Gomez)
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Gippal (voice)
David Rasner ...
Brother / Trema (voice)
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Buddy (voice) (as Ogie Banks III)
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Shinra (voice)
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Barkeep / Hypello / Barthello (voice)
Masasa Moyo ...
Leblanc (voice) (as Masasa)
Sarge ...
Ormi (voice)
S. Scott Bullock ...
Logos (voice) (as Scott Bullock)
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Wakka / Kimahri Ronso (voice)
Paula Tiso ...
Lulu (voice)
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For 1000 years, the world of Spira was held in the grip of terror as the great monster Sin punished its Citizens for using the forbidden machina (machines) in the great machina wars. To combat Sin, powerful summoners would make a pilgrimage to Zanarkand, the ruins of what was once the greatest city in Spira. Able to call and control the devastating manifestations of the Fayth, holy souls imprisoned in statues by ancient Yevon rites, aeon's, into battle. These summoners would sacrifice their lives and the life of a chosen guardian of the summoner to defeat Sin for a temporary period of time called "The Calm". Unfortunately, The Calm would end and Sin would eventually return, forcing a new summoner and his or her guardian to forfeit their lives to bring peace to Spira once again. This cycle of life and death continued in Spira for untold generations, until one summoner stood against the teachings of Yevon and sought a new mean by which to defeat Sin -- permanently. That summoner's name ... Written by Hariharan

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Last time she saved the world. This time it's personal.


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18 November 2003 (USA)  »

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Fainaru fantajii X-2  »

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Trivia

Squaresoft originally planned to make two spin off titles to 'Final Fantasy X (2001) (VG)'. One was to be focused on Yuna, and the other on Rikku. However, that idea was scrapped, and both characters play a central role in this game. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Rikku: Y... R... P... in position. It's showtime, girls.
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Based on the player's actions during the game and their story completion rate, one of two bonus endings may be shown after the ending credits. See more »

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Referenced in Kingdom Hearts II (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

1000 Words Orchestra Version
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Vocalist: Jade Villalon (as Jade from SWEETBOX)
Composer & Arrangers: Takahito Eguchi, Noriko Matsueda
Lyricist: Kazushige Nojima
English Adaptation: Brian Gray
Arrangement & Orchestration Coordinator: Takahito Eguchi
Vocal Recording Engineer: Geo
Artist Management: Heiko Schmidt (Paramedia GmbH), Heiko Grupe(Paramedia GmbH)
Strings: Masatsugu Shinozaki Group
Piano: Yasuharu Nakanishi
Harp: Tomoyuki Asakawa
Recording Engineer: Koji Hajima (as Koji Haijima)
Recording & Mixing Engineer: Toshiyuki Yoshida
Assistant Engineer: Kazunori Yoshida (Sound City)
Recording Studio: Sound City
Mixing Studio: Sound Inn Studio
Licensed From: rhythm zone/AVEX Inc.
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Absolutely breathtaking
3 January 2004 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

Like Final Fantasy VIII, the focus of Final Fantasy X-2 isn't on the worldsaving-- though worldsaving does, of course, appear. Instead, it's on the characterizations of the protagonists and her allies, and it does an amazing job of it. I clocked in at 77 hours, gaining the Normal Ending; a replay is definitely in order and I'm glad they've included New Game Plus in order to make it easier to get the story again.

X-2 is a game where you definitely have to explore and poke around everywhere in order to squeeze every bit possible from the story; if you only follow the big clue hammer plot points, you will indeed only get the barest sketchings of a story and maybe even finish it in 15 hours. However, I feel that the Square-Enix team has used the previously created world of Spira very well, taking advantage of players' familiarity and interest in the world to weave engrossing stories about not just the protagonists but many of the characters encountered in the previous game.

It's not only a game where you have to explore in order to find more story, it's a game where you can't see and get everything on a single playthrough. It's also a game where you repeatedly run across signs that Yuna and company aren't the only adventurers and explorers in Spira.

I really enjoyed the development of the inhabitants of Spira-- what retired summoners do, the fact that the fiends of Spira encourage even grandmothers to be competent-- the game starts out extremely easy, although it does get harder later, and this is clearly meant to reflect not only Yuna's experience in Final Fantasy X but also the world's experience with wandering monsters.

Finally, the music and voice acting in FFX-2 is just fantastic. Yes, the music is peppy and jazzy. It's also quietly desolate in places, and some of the repeated themes are just beautiful. As for the voice acting-- Yuna, Rikku and Paine's voice actresses all deserve medals, as do several of the other more minor characters. They bring a richness, subtlety and depth to the story that older games could only reach for. Yuna's voice actress in particular once again does a stellar job, conveying a nervous, self-conscious, but determined Yuna who can't help wanting to save people but wants to learn to have fun, dammit. And who misses her boy a lot, underneath it all.


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