Game Informer Appropriately Salutes FFX/X-2 HD Remaster

For those who remember these games with a great fondness, GI h as some good news.

For those who remember these games with a great fondness, GI h as some good news.

It wasn’t the Final Fantasy VII remake many die-hard franchise fans wanted, but in many eyes, it was the second-best thing.

The Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster provided veteran followers of the legendary franchise with high-def upgrades of two classic titles. The result, perhaps unsurprisingly, was an outpouring of critical acclaim.

Now, it’s important to remember that when it comes to such collections, emotion and sentiment can play a bigger role in the review process. Critics are human, too, ya know. The key would be to balance out that passion with a professional, objective-as-possible analysis.

This is precisely what we got from Game Informer’s Kimberly Wallace. After scanning a great many reviews over the past month or so, we’ve settled on Wallace’s for several important reasons.

Two games many RPG fans lovingly recall, and they're back and better than ever.

Two games many RPG fans lovingly recall, and they’re back and better than ever.

Why We Like It:

— The aforementioned balance and professional approach. It’s clear that the critic enjoys the genre but at the same time, she doesn’t let that love permeate too deeply.

— The analysis is nicely structured and to-the-point. Two things here: 1. When you like a game (and a 9 means you like it), you tend to ramble, and rambling leads to extra subjectivity. 2. Hitting the highlights of a compilation of decade-old games isn’t as easy as it sounds…

— This review understands that the target audiences knows what these games are all about, and appropriately takes this into consideration.

Congrats to GI and Kimberly!

Read Kimberly Wallace’s Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster Review Now

6 thoughts on “Game Informer Appropriately Salutes FFX/X-2 HD Remaster”

These games really got me back in the day. 🙂

I do have to admit, though, I tried writing a review for this myself and I couldn’t help letting some of that passion you talk about bleed through.

Congrats to Kimberly for getting it right.

I was never into role-playing games but even I was happy to see this.

…if only to quiet down the bitching and whining FF fans for a while. 😉

Hey hey…nobody was bitching…..maybe just a LITTLE whining. 😉

Yeah, no bitching. And we’re ALLOWED to whine after what Square Enix did to that franchise, damnit.

How would you feel if the one series you loved more than anything went down the path of faster and flashier for the sake of mainstream appeal that it would never get in the first place?

Great review but I’m not much of a Final Fantasy fan. Too much into my WRPGs. 😀

FFX or X-2 will never be FFVII but they were still memorable games.

I’m having such a blast playing through the Remaster set. I didn’t need a review to tell me that, of course, but Kimberly still did a great job.

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