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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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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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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Rikku ends a lot of her sentences with "you know". This was a deliberate vocal tic by developers, as it was easier to match her mouth movements to the original Japanese dialogue. See more »

Goofs

In the turn based battles Tidus and his allies fight enemies without diving suit, why doesn't he or his allies wear a scuba diving suit with an oxygen tank, he and his allies would likely drown and lose the battle since a person can't hold their breath for more than a few minutes. See more »

Quotes

Auron: [after defeating Ultima Weapon] That was not Omega. Just a shadow born from Omega's wrath.
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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 »

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Soundtracks

The Hymn Of The Fayth
(C)2001 Square Sounds Co. Ltd.
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Music by Nobuo Uematsu
Lyrics by Kazushige Nojima
Arrangement by Masashi Hamauzu
Recording Engineer: Toshiyuki Yoshida
Recording Coordinator: Yuji Saito (IMAGIN)
Boy Soprano: Hideharu Yao (TOKYO FW BOYS CHOIR)
[Choir]
Soprano: Mio Kashiwabara, Risa Nagaoka
Alto: Shiho Adachi, Miki Shindo
Tenor: Takashi Baba, Daisuke Hara
Bass: Hayato Kamie, Toshiya Yabuuchi
Recording Studio: VICTOR studio m302, Sound City 1 studio
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One of the best.
8 January 2002 | by JG2001See all my reviews

In a line of distinguished video games such as Final Fantasy, there are bound to be games that set a new standard for the series. Final Fantasy X does just that, becoming possibly the best game in the series since Final Fantasy VI.

Final Fantasy X brings the game series into a lot of new territory. It being the first FF game for the Playstation 2 console, the graphics are even more incredible than those in any game before it. It's also the first game in the series to use spoken dialogue. Each of the main characters has a distinctive voice. While the acting isn't top notch, it's easy to listen to most of the time and the voices fit the characters well. For a first attempt, Square did a fantastic job.

Changes to the way the game works came as well. Rather than a normal leveling system, in which characters become stronger in every category by gaining X amount of experience points, the stats of each character are improved through use of the new Sphere Grid system. Characters earn points to move around the grid and use spheres to activate points, allowing them to boost individual statistics, such as maximum hit points or magic defense, as well as learn new spells and abilities.

The player also has the option to switch characters in and out of battle at will. A welcome addition, now every character can get in on a fight and gain points to use on the Sphere Grid.

Last but not least, the storyline of Final Fantasy X is wonderful. The characters have definite personality, and the protagonist, Tidus, is a great character. Unlike past Final Fantasy heroes like Squall and Cloud, Tidus isn't a brooding, stoic person lacking in the emotional department. He's outgoing, adventurous, humorous and has a full range of emotions, making him feel more like the average guy rather than yet another tragic hero.

In short, Final Fantasy X is an excellent game and shouldn't be missed. Even if you've never played a role playing game before, it's easy to pick up and learn. Years from now, fans of the series will have many fond memories of this game.


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