So I'm kind of new to jrpgs and I used to not like like them very much but I want to try the Final Fantasy X and X2 collection for the ps4. I was wondering if I needed to know to story of the previous Final Fantasy's to understand what is going on in the game?
>inb4 console peasant
I don't have a lot of money and my friend offered me a ps4 for half price
Final Fantasy X and X-2 are complete standalones like the rest of the series.
That's why its 10-2 instead of 11.
You don't need to play any other ones to understand what's going on
XII Revenant Wings*
Dirge of Cerberus*
hope you enjoy Nomura's wild ride
It's not the best jrpg by any means and direct sequels to rpgs are always shit. It pretty linear and is the beginning of the decline of why nobody plays ff anymore. 15 will hopefully change the damage this game did
>I was wondering if I needed to know to story of the previous Final Fantasy's to understand what is going on in the game?
No. Also somebody is going to ruin the ending in this thread so I suggest you leave and get playing.
Nigga you're a fucking idiot. Just because X and VII are in the same continuity, doesn't mean the rest of them are.
X is a great place to start OP, if you can handle some weird early-2000's dialogue, and can get used to turn-based combat. No knowledge of the series is needed prior.
The decline of the series was the 7th generation of consoles, what the fuck are you talking about. Weabs had an ungodly amount of new JRPGs to play as more and more were being released for the PSP and the PS2/3, many moreso than in previous generations. That, and 13 being a pile of shit are what killed the *original* franchise, not X.
OP do yourself a solid and dont play x or x-2, theyre absolutely the worst FF games, yes even worse than ff13 and its ass terrible "sequals" Im speaking from both a gameplay and story perspective.
X and VII might as well be different continuities anyway. They happen thousands of years apart and on different planets. The only connection between the two is that there's some kid named "Shinra" in X-2 and I suppose you could argue the Farplane is Lifestream-esque
>Linear corridors killed Final Fantasy
So 7 and 8 contributed to this, is what you're saying? "but m-much world map" It was pretty much linear for the bulk of the game, due to "Go this this place". No FF has been truly open in the slightest.
Voice acting was terribad at first, but you have to start somewhere. Later games have been less cringe-inducing.
Zanarkand kinda looked like Midgar
It's all speculation but I like the idea that Zanarkand was about 100 or 200 years after the events of FF7 and Spira is obviously 1000 years later
FF7 wasn't just a straight line, it was a straight line with several rooms to check out every fifth step, where FFX had about 20 different rooms in total
It's not about the actual voice acting, it's about the fact that by nature of there being voice acting the characters have to be more concise and have simple dialogue because of $
I don't really see the resemblance between Zanarkand and Midgar. Midgar's all cyberpunk, Zanarkand just looks like post-modern magic city. Plus, again, they happened on different worlds. Zanarkand isn't on the same planet as Midgar