Game Informer Appropriately Salutes FFX/X-2 HD Remaster
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.
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!