While some of the dialogue gets a little cheezy and super silly I liked it well enough. And the dress spheres were fun though I didn't find them all. I liked it more than I thought I would considering I too, from going off of reviews, swore never to touch it. But I did and I don't think it was a waste of time or money. Definitely not the best game ever but it isn't so bad that I feel like my money and time were wasted.
Not to mention they changed Rikku from a positive look on the bright side character, whilst still retaining depth and maturity in the face of adversity when it was called upon. Into a 360 degree over the top air headed bimbo. I mean she's blonde and hot so of course she has to be stupid and grating to the player in this game, god she can't be cute whilst retaining her X character that just might be too much character in there.
So she went from one of my favourite characters in X to me pretending X-2 Rikku never existed in canon, same goes for Yuna and her X-2 character. Sorry but I can't get over these two strong likeable characters in X being watered down to shallower, scantily glad versions just because its a game with a girl lead.
Do not insult me I don't base my game choices and whats good upon whether the lead is female. And if the story sucks that's even worse, which it does.
Abso-friggin'-lutely. It's easily one of my favorite games in the series, and that's not just my nostalgia goggles talking. No game in the series has ever had more fluid combat or incentive to replay multiple times. I also enjoyed the fluffier tone a great deal, but I do understand why others didn't. Still, it's a wonderful experience that shouldn't be missed.
It's an okay game depending on which side you're coming from. :/
It was 'alright' for me, the storyline didn't thrill me much, but it was still fun being able to use different skill sets and the music is actually pretty good. f**, that Nobuo Uematsu wasn't the composer for X-2, but Koda Kumi/Sweetbox did a good job in singing for the two main songs there.
The story and characters are all kinda bland. It's a perfect example of a squeal that had to be forced. Over all it is still Final Fantasy and if you were a fan of the original well..... I guess you might like it.