game language: English
game release date for PS2:
FINAL FANTASY X-2 is the first sequel in the long respected series. While keeping the series’ traditions, the sequel stays fresh with the inclusion of several new gameplay elements. Among them, the reintroduction of the ATB (active time battle) system accelerates the pace and thrill of battles. FINAL FANTASY X-2 is also the first mission-based FINAL FANTASY, allowing for non-linear gameplay and features new and unique job classes, which provide diverse looks for the leading female characters and an enhanced character development system. The first female-led FINAL FANTASY hails the return of a free-spirited Yuna, her enthusiastic cousin Rikku and introduces Paine, their sarcastic, hardnosed friend. The game is filled with light-hearted and melancholy moments, fueled by a tragic story of unrequited love and ominous secrets that threaten the peace of their world, Spira.
Taking place two years after Yuna’s fateful journey to defeat Sin in FINAL FANTASY X, the once chaotic world of Spira has gone through a massive transformation, entering a period of “Eternal Calm.” Despite the Calm, Yuna’s heart is empty and longs for her lost love. When she obtains a mystical sphere that contains imagery of what might be the Blitzball player she thought was gone forever, Yuna is driven to seek the truth behind what she has seen.
Throughout the land of Spira, players will find “spheres” which contain visual recordings of historical events. The trio of “sphere hunters” - Yuna, Rikku and Paine - is out to search and collect the spheres. “Dress spheres” are also collected, opening up different types of jobs ranging from Warrior, White Mage, Alchemist to Trainer and many more, all of which can be changed in the heat of battle. In addition, dynamic movements have been incorporated into gameplay resulting in a deeper immersion of the game.
Game score 8.43 / 10 calculated out of 500 players' votes.