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Final Fantasy X (2001)

Fainaru fantajî X (original title)
A celebrated young athlete is drawn from his futuristic hometown and convenient lifestyle to a harsh and techno-phobic land by a mysterious force only known as Sin.

Director:

Yoshinori Kitase

Writers:

Kazushige Nojima (scenario), Motomu Toriyama (scenario writer)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Arnold Taylor ... Tidus (voice) (as James Taylor)
Hedy Burress ... Yuna / Fayth (Anima) (voice)
John DiMaggio ... Wakka / Kimahri Ronso (voice)
Paula Tiso ... Lulu (voice)
Matt McKenzie ... Auron (voice)
Tara Strong ... Rikku (voice)
Alex Fernandez ... Maester Seymour Guado (voice)
Gregg Berger ... Jecht (voice)
Andrew Philpot Andrew Philpot ... Lord Braska (voice) (as Andy Philpot)
Michael McShane ... Cid (voice)
Roger Jackson ... Maester Wen Kinoc / Fayth (Ixion) (voice)
John DeMita ... Luzzu / Barthello / Hypello / Graav (voice)
Adam Paul ... Gatta (voice)
Candi Milo ... Dona / Lucil / Pacce (voice)
Julia Fletcher Julia Fletcher ... Elma / Yunalesca (voice)
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Storyline

Tidus is a star athlete in his city. He is famous, has all the ladies, and simply loves his life. However, one day, his city is attacked by a mysterious evil, and an old family friend shows up, initiating his quest. He is magically taken to the world of Spira, where that evil, known as Sin, ravages the planet and its people with death and destruction. Sin is a punishment for the world's crimes, however, Tidus has been chosen to stop it. He meets up with Lady Yuna, a summoner (and daughter of a high summoner). Summoners can call the power of the fayth; aeons. Aeons are mighty and mystical creatures. Yuna quests for the Final Aeon: the one power that can slay Sin. Tidus joins as one of Yuna's many guardians, and travels with her to obtain the Final Aeon. However, the quest goes much deeper when high-ranking religious leaders betray the teachings of Yevon, the celestial overlord of Spira, and Yevon himself condones it. Tidus battles with his past and his true self while trying to sort ... Written by Flotis / Agent0042

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The Spiral of Death...


Certificate:

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Details

Official Sites:

Square Europe [eu]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

18 December 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

FFX See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$33,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Square Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This is the first Final Fantasy game to introduce the sphere grid leveling system where a player has to pull up the menu and go to the Sphere Grid where a player can manually level grind for stats bonuses, magic spells and command abilities. This concept would later be used in Final Fantasy XIII which is called Crystarium system where the player also manually level grinds for status bonuses and magic spells. See more »

Goofs

During cut scenes in the game, the characters' weapons keep alternating between the ones they have equipped and their default weapons (e.g. Tidus's "Brotherhood" sword). See more »

Quotes

Tidus: [sometimes when fighting a Tonberry] Uh... I think have a bad feeling about this.
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits, a short clip is shown of Tidus waking up underwater and swimming up towards the surface. See more »

Alternate Versions

An International version of the game is available in Japan, with English voice acting subtitled in Japanese, and an alternate Sphere Grid. (This is standard for Final Fantasy games since Final Fantasy VII.) The international version was also released in the Euorpean and Australian market albeit with English subtitles instead of Japanese. The game was originally planned to make use of the hard drive and broadband adapter accessories for the Playstation 2, but these features were scrapped due to delays in the production of those peripherals. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Suteki Da Ne
(Isn't It Wonderful?)
(C)2001 Square Sounds Co. Ltd.
All rights reserved
Vocals by RIKKI
Music by Nobuo Uematsu
Lyrics by Kazushige Nojima
Arrangement by Shiroh Hamaguchi
Acoustic Guitar: Takahiko Ishikawa
Electric Bass: Naoki Watanabe
Drums: Eiji Shimamura
Violin Solo: Keisuke Ohta
Strings: Takashi Kato's Group
Artist Manager: Yukari Ohashi (office RIKKI)
Recording Engineer: Toshiyuki Yoshida
Recording Coordinator: Yuji Saito (IMAGIN)
Recording Studio: Soudn City 1 studio, VICTOR studio 303
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Unique and powerful
12 February 2002 | by DesiredFXSee all my reviews

It's rare to hear a video game being compared to a piece of literature, but Final Fantasy X reminds me of nothing so much as Chaucer's THE CANTERBURY TALES. (Perhaps it more accurately compares to Dan Simmons HYPERION, but since HYPERION was loosely based on Chaucer, well...)

A summoner and her six guardians embark on a holy pilgrimage whose lofty goal is to save the world from suffering, if only for a short while. The closer they get to their destination, the more treacherous the way becomes as forces gather to divert or destroy them before they can achieve their goal.

Along the way, the stories of the seven are shared: where they came from, how they became a part of this journey. We watch as their individual stories combine into an epic tale of love, camaraderie, sorrow, sacrifice, and triumph.

In a business filled with shoot-em-ups and car crashes, it's wonderful to see a series that tries to stretch the form in ways that resemble art and literature, truly exploring the possibility of video game as an art form.

As to the voice work that so many people complain of, I can only believe that these people were looking for big-name Hollywood stars to provide the voices of the characters--take a look at the resumes of the actors who provide voices for FFX and you'll find a history of American animation for the last 10 years. Check your own expectations before you criticize and you may find, as Shakespeare said, that "the fault lies not in our stars, but in ourselves."


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