When did FFX turn into a meme? The game was GOD-LIKE.

dreams

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Oct 25, 2017
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It was my least favourite at the time. Actually, I didn't even finish it until about 5 or so years ago when people kept bringing it up as this beloved lost gem. I do have to say playing it then was actually pretty fun and I've warmed to it. It's still my leave fave out of the ones I've played, though.

Also, like others have already said many times in here, the laughing scene was definitely mocked back then as well.
 

Bya

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Oct 25, 2017
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It's a goofy game that hasn't aged particularly well. I still love it tho.
 

HeRinger

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Oct 28, 2017
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I was mostly annoyed at how linear it was and I kind of hated Tidus design. Good game, but mid tier FF imo. Soundtrack was killer though. Might get the remaster someday.
 

andresmoros

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Oct 29, 2017
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To this day, FFX is still my favorite FF game ever. Don’t @ me. It’s ridiculous the amount of hate it gets. The first time I saw the sphere grid, I thought, this is most creative leveling up I’ve ever seen! It still is my favorite.
 

Arex

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Oct 27, 2017
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First game that made me cry (at the ending), also my first FF lol :P

I wish they just say Tidus' name though, dunno why they insist on having him nameless. I prefer him named.
 

DJ_Lae

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Oct 27, 2017
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The laughing scene is so intentionally bad that it wraps back and in around on itself, and will probably be one of videogaming's all-time most embarassing moments both for the developers and anyone who watches it.

But that doesn't stop the game from being great. The characters, the leveling, the battle system, the story, Seymour's hair. Sure, Blitzball is bad, Yuna speaks in a terrible, awkward halting way because apparently they wanted to make her match the existing mouth movements (or so I've heard?) and Kimahri is a floundering mess of a character in terms of battle uniqueness but it's all still a blast to play through.
 
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I love SIN... the whole slow boil on the lore of all the villains was pretty excellent
This is what I like a lot about FFX, as well as the slow boil of what we learn about the past of Spira. Learning about the Summoner's plight and the tale of Jecht, Braska, and Auron both through retellings and the memory spheres adds so much more to that game I feel.

While I love the cast of Final Fantasy X, Auron is one of my favorite video games characters of all time. GameInformer once summed it greatly when they chose the character as #21 of their 30 most important characters in games released from 2000-2010, "...Auron proves that transcending the usual tropes of the genre can have fantastic results, and that the best character and the main character don't always need to be the same person."

I still think we should have got a Final Fantasy X prequel where you play as Braska, Jecht, and Young Auron.
 

ieandrew

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Oct 27, 2017
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I LOVE the Sphere Grid and the in-battle character swap system. FFX was so awesome to have so soon after FFIX (which is also God-Tier)
 

mute

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Oct 25, 2017
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When the universe decreed that the JP VA and English script shall never appear at the same time.
 

Dougieflesh

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Oct 25, 2017
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It’s my 4th favorite FF after 6,9, and 14. Yeah the laughing scene is a bit dumb, but that small part doesn’t really detract from it being one of the best games in the franchise.
 

Meffer

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Oct 25, 2017
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It's the most awkward road trip. You have a numb nut dork, a passive doorstop, a racist idiot, a sexy lady, an actual badass, a stoic furry and teen stuck in a group. That's hilarious.
 

MP!

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Oct 30, 2017
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I'm playing through it right now and it's average
every cut scene is awkward not just the laughing scene...

Definitely better than XIII though for sure

It's the most awkward road trip. You have a numb nut dork, a passive doorstop, a racist idiot, a sexy lady, an actual badass, a stoic furry and teen stuck in a group. That's hilarious.
I'm having a hard time deciphering which character fits which descriptions which speaks volumes about the cast in this game...
How I ever thought Tidus was a "Cool Dude" back in the day is beyond me... He's pretty lame
 
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Eros

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Oct 27, 2017
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I've been foruming pretty much since the game came out. People made fun of the laugh then, too. Moreso now, sure. But this been going on.

For me personally? It sucked then, and it sucks now.
 

Tathanen

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Oct 25, 2017
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Tidus looks like a fucking idiot. It's not even the outfit, it's his stupid face. I can't play a game as that goober.
 

Aokiji

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Oct 25, 2017
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Only the laugh is a meme. And it’s the internet that’s how things are. The rest of the game is too notch. & it’s still the best example of turn based combat in a JRPG & still has the greatest OST.
 

hrœrekr

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May 3, 2019
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Not a bad game, but was a huge disappointment for me back in 2002.

Imagine you playing FF 7, 8, 9 and being excited for a new FF with all the power from the brand new PS2 console. Then you get a linear, limited, and visually questionable game that doesn't feel at all like older FF games.
 

plexxrock

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Feb 19, 2019
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Going from Kuja to Seymour was like being served a bland spaggetti dinner. The voice acting for the most part is atrocious, Tidus is up there with the most boring FF protags ever.

Yu Yevon............. (just awful)

And yeah, i played it day of release when it came out. Didn't care for Yuna or Tidus or their relationship what so ever.
 

Ninjimbo

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FFX is the most under-appreciated FF. It’s not old enough to be appreciated by old school fans and it’s not modern enough to be appreciated by new school fans. In reality, FFX was the last time SE gave us a game that delivered on nearly all the ideals Square stood for at the time. The game was not only a fully polished product on the cutting edge of tech back in the day, but it’s ideas were fully realized to the point it spawned countless imitators. And then the story...it’s a great one that wasn’t afraid to wallow in quietness and contemplation while it set up its big moments.

FFX had it all. I wish modern would SE was capable of such a game. Even though I’ve liked their output since then, the games have felt incomplete (FFXIII or FFXV) or falling just short of greatness (FFXII). The polish is gone and I miss it.
 

tommyv2

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Nov 6, 2017
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Final Fantasy X is amazing and could only be improved by adding enemies on the map instead of random.
 

MP!

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Not a bad game, but was a huge disappointment for me back in 2002.

Imagine you playing FF 7, 8, 9 and being excited for a new FF with all the power from the brand new PS2 console. Then you get a linear, limited, and visually questionable game that doesn't feel at all like older FF games.
This is it exactly...
For a series that was pretty consistent throughout all of a sudden you get a game with no overworld map... no real airship... bad chocobo implementation... no materia AGAIN (lol) and awkward voice acting and scenes... Forced party switching, no experience for people in the party unless they actually do something... a fairly linear path along a story that doesn't really make much sense... Weapons and armor that really don't matter... and summons that only one person can use.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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One of the worst casts in any game ive ever played. Terrible lead. Awful english VA delivery. Ridiculous over-reaching story even for FF standards. STUPIDLY linear and no overworld.


Great battle system and levelling, and good locations. Solid soundtrack. Lower tier FF overall.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Love FFX. The sphere grid, music and battle system really clicked for me. Liked most of the characters and Yuna especially. The softness of her character and the rather grim goal she pursued are a nice contrast. Would definitely play it again
 

Jon God

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Oct 28, 2017
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Until XII and XIII came out, it was my least favorite Final Fantasy. I understand the laughing scene's context, but I think it was more a catch all to the fact that the voice acting overall was trash. Great actors, very poor vocal direction. When I think about going back through it, I am reminded how much I didn't like the linear structure, and how horrible the voice acting was.
 

GreySquirrel

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Oct 27, 2017
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I didn't see a problem with the game but the novel book sequel description along with the gifs had me in tears in the old site
 

John Kowalski

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Oct 27, 2017
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How many games today are about death? This was was about death and mourning like no other game has ever tried to achieved. It's one of the most important and mature stories of the generation, and of Final Fantasy.
 

TUSR

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Oct 25, 2017
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It became a meme when I heard about that novella where Tidas explodes kicking a bomb or something.
 

Druffmaul

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Oct 24, 2018
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I loved FFX too bro, but are you really unaware that "the laughing scene" was mocked mercilessly in 2002? Granted, most of the mocking came from typical hater anti-fans of the stripe that were called into existence shortly after FFVII took over the world in fall 1997.
 

Mit-

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Oct 26, 2017
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Loved the game when I was younger, find the voice acting insufferable now (and I think Tidus' English voice is fine, actually), played it again with Japanese dub inserted into the English game, loved it again.

I believe the remasters have the Japanese dub included? If so, and you watch Japanese dubbed anime, give it a shot ASAP.
 

Stimpack

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Oct 27, 2017
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I played it back in 2002 at the age of 21 and yeah we didn't have social media like now, or any of the meme generation tools like today, but I recall my friends and I roasting the game over the following:
1. The goofy pronunciation of Tidus as "Teedus"
2. The infamous "HAHAAAAHAAA" scene
3. Gotta save the world, hol' up a minute... I'm gonna do a season of Blitzball first...
4. Tidus's goofy asymmetrical pant/shorts.

We were definitely dunking on this game back then, I promise.
FFX had me falling off hard. Square in general post-merger is mostly not great.