History VideoGame / FinalFantasyX2

2nd Jan '18 4:45:00 AM FarSider
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** If the player sides with the Youth League, Chapter 5 in Mushroom Rock Road will conclude with a tournament organized by Lucil. Opponents include Yaibal, Elma and Lucil herself. If the player sided with New Yevon however, the player doesn't have to compete (and they can still get Episode Complete in both paths anyway).

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** If the player sides with the Youth League, Chapter 5 in Mushroom Rock Road will conclude with a tournament organized by Lucil. Opponents include Yaibal, Elma and Lucil herself. If the player sided with New Yevon however, the player doesn't have get to compete (and they compete. They can still get Episode Complete in both paths anyway).anyway.
29th Dec '17 7:20:55 PM FarSider
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* UniqueEnemy: The Experiment, Angra Mainyu and Almighty Shinra are the first of their kind [[note]]If you're trying to argue that it's because they're [[BonusBoss superbosses]], try telling that to the other Bonus Bosses in the game[[/note]]. Experiment, in fact, has a [[PowerCopying Blue Bullet]] that can only be learned from its final form, and is unavailable anywhere else (not even in the Fiend Arena).
26th Dec '17 5:59:07 AM FarSider
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* TournamentArc:
** The Sphere Break tournament in Chapter 3.
** If the player sides with the Youth League, Chapter 5 in Mushroom Rock Road will conclude with a tournament organized by Lucil. Opponents include Yaibal, Elma and Lucil herself. If the player sided with New Yevon however, the player doesn't have to compete (and they can still get Episode Complete in both paths anyway).
9th Dec '17 4:07:27 AM FarSider
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* PromotedToPlayable: The Creature Creator allows you to capture Fiends to use in your party, although they're only controlled by the AI. Certain NPCs in the game can also be captured [[spoiler:which include most of the playable [[note]]but [[DemotedToExtra demoted]][[/note]] protagonists (the exception is Wakka, for some reason) and even the undead ones (Tidus, Auron, ''Seymour'').]] The notorious [[BonusDungeon Via Infinito]] bosses are also included, even ''Trema'', ''X-2's'' previous holder [[note]]he's lost the position to Major Numerus[[/note]] of the title of ultimate BonusBoss!

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* PromotedToPlayable: The Creature Creator allows you to capture Fiends to use in your party, although they're only controlled by the AI. Certain NPCs in the game can also be captured [[spoiler:which include most of the playable [[note]]but [[DemotedToExtra demoted]][[/note]] protagonists (the exception is Wakka, for some reason) and even the undead ones (Tidus, Auron, ''Seymour'').]] The notorious [[BonusDungeon Via Infinito]] bosses are also included, even ''Trema'', ''X-2's'' the previous holder [[note]]he's lost the position to Major Numerus[[/note]] of the title of ''X-2's'' ultimate BonusBoss!BonusBoss.
9th Dec '17 4:06:15 AM FarSider
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->''"With so many things woven together... what could be waiting where the threads meet?"''

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->''"With so many things woven together... what could be waiting where the threads meet?"''



* BadassGrandpa: Trema, founder of New Yevon and now [[OurGhostsAreDifferent Unsent]], is just an old man... Which, given that he lives at the bottom of [[BonusDungeon Via Infinito]], should tell you something about his capabilities.

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* BadassGrandpa: Trema, founder of New Yevon and now [[OurGhostsAreDifferent Unsent]], is just an old man... Which, given that he lives at the bottom of [[BonusDungeon Via Infinito]], should tell you something about his capabilities.



** [[spoiler:Vegnagun]] has a giant cannon as long as its entire body... and its body is pretty big to begin with!

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** [[spoiler:Vegnagun]] has a giant cannon as long as its entire body... and its body is pretty big to begin with!



--> "Who's Lenne? Why... why am I so mad? Who the ''heck'' is Lenne?!"

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--> "Who's Lenne? Why... why am I so mad? Who the ''heck'' is Lenne?!"



** The International / HD release adds the Creature Creator feature, which can consume large amounts of your time all by itself. To unlock certain features in CC's Fiend Arena and certain creatures for capture, you have to locate and finish the storylines of other creatures throughout all five chapters. Which creatures? Good luck finding that out because it's not mentioned ''anywhere''.

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** The International / HD International/HD release adds the Creature Creator feature, which can consume large amounts of your time all by itself. To unlock certain features in CC's Fiend Arena and certain creatures for capture, you have to locate and finish the storylines of other creatures throughout all five chapters. Which creatures? Good luck finding that out because it's not mentioned ''anywhere''.



* InformedAbility: Yuna is supposed to have a beautiful singing voice... but Hedy Burress is HollywoodToneDeaf. It's notably improved in the cutscenes.

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* InformedAbility: Yuna is supposed to have a beautiful singing voice... but Hedy Burress is HollywoodToneDeaf. It's notably improved in the cutscenes.



* MoneyForNothing: if you cover O'aka's debts (see AdamSmithHatesYourGuts), he sells you all kinds of objects at low prices... which you can then sell to the Hypello in the bar for a higher price, netting you good benefits if you buy 99 of each item and then sell them.

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* MoneyForNothing: if you cover O'aka's debts (see AdamSmithHatesYourGuts), he sells you all kinds of objects at low prices... which you can then sell to the Hypello in the bar for a higher price, netting you good benefits if you buy 99 of each item and then sell them.



* NeverTrustATrailer: One of the early trailers ended with Yuna and Tidus getting gunned down in front of Vegnagun. Granted, said scene does actually play out in game, but it's not as... permanent. It certainly has shock value, though.

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* NeverTrustATrailer: One of the early trailers ended with Yuna and Tidus getting gunned down in front of Vegnagun. Granted, said scene does actually play out in game, in-game, but it's not as... as...permanent. It certainly has shock value, though.



-->'''Tidus:''' "I get it! I thought it was weird. Yuna's dad defeates Sin ten years ago, right? But Sin's still here! Didn't make much sense till now. Wait... If it just comes back..."
-->'''Yuna:''' "Don't say it isn't worth it... Because it is."
-->'''Tidus (narration):''' "Even for a little while... people can sleep in their beds without being afraid. That kind of time is worth anything. Don't say it isn't worth it. Your words that day, Yuna -- I remember them well."

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-->'''Tidus:''' "I get it! I thought it was weird. Yuna's dad defeates Sin ten years ago, right? But Sin's still here! Didn't make much sense till now. Wait... If it just comes back..."
-->'''Yuna:''' "Don't say it isn't worth it... Because it is."
-->'''Tidus (narration):''' "Even for a little while... people can sleep in their beds without being afraid. That kind of time is worth anything. Don't say it isn't worth it. Your words that day, Yuna -- I remember them well."



-->'''Yuna:''' "I don't like your plan. It sucks. Your plan is awful. Think about it. It's no different than what we did two years ago. We destroyed our own allies. We destroyed the aeons who had fought together with us, at our sides. We didn't have a choice then. We believed that was the only way we could save Spira. Do you know what it felt like to watch them die? Right before my eyes? It was the only thing we could do. It was the only choice we had. I gave in, I accepted, I believed. I allowed it to be true. I thought I'd be able to go through with it without ever doubting myself. But I... It hurts so much. Everyone was so happy. 'Great job, Yuna. You did it. You saved us all.' There were too many smiles to count. And I know that I was smiling, too. But now... when I look back... The people who should be here aren't. The ones who should be smiling with me aren't here. 'We had no choice.' Always 'we had no choice.' Those are our magic words. We repeat them to ourselves again and again. But you know... The magic never worked! The only thing we're left with is regret. No. I don't want this anymore. I don't want friends to die... or fade away. I don't want battles where we have to lose in order to win. Nooj, I know that what you say is what you mean to do. Give me your resolve. Believe in Yuna."

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-->'''Yuna:''' "I don't like your plan. It sucks. Your plan is awful. Think about it. It's no different than what we did two years ago. We destroyed our own allies. We destroyed the aeons who had fought together with us, at our sides. We didn't have a choice then. We believed that was the only way we could save Spira. Do you know what it felt like to watch them die? Right before my eyes? It was the only thing we could do. It was the only choice we had. I gave in, I accepted, I believed. I allowed it to be true. I thought I'd be able to go through with it without ever doubting myself. But I... It hurts so much. Everyone was so happy. 'Great job, Yuna. You did it. You saved us all.' There were too many smiles to count. And I know that I was smiling, too. But now... when I look back... back...The people who should be here aren't. The ones who should be smiling with me aren't here. 'We had no choice.' Always 'we had no choice.' Those are our magic words. We repeat them to ourselves again and again. But you know... The magic never worked! The only thing we're left with is regret. No. I don't want this anymore. I don't want friends to die... or fade away. I don't want battles where we have to lose in order to win. Nooj, I know that what you say is what you mean to do. Give me your resolve. Believe in Yuna."



* PromotedToPlayable: The Creature Creator allows you to capture Fiends to use in your party, although they're only controlled by the AI. Certain NPCs in the game can also be captured [[spoiler:which include most of the playable [[note]]but [[DemotedToExtra demoted]][[/note]] protagonists (the exception is Wakka, for some reason) and even the undead ones (Tidus, Auron, ''Seymour'').]] The notorious [[BonusDungeon Via Infinito]] bosses are also included, even ''Trema'', ''X-2's'' previous holder [[note]]he's lost the position to Major Numerus[[/note]] of the title of ultimate BonusBoss!



'''Yuna''': Don't make me say this again! I'm... not... Lenne!

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'''Yuna''': Don't make me say this again! I'm... not... not...Lenne!



*** ... And, in a less obscure homage, also to Final Fantasy X, which had the exact same thing. (Plus, the captain of the ''Celsius'' happens to be the ''Fahrenheit''[='s=] captain's son...)

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*** ... And, in a less obscure homage, also to Final Fantasy X, which had the exact same thing. (Plus, the captain of the ''Celsius'' happens to be the ''Fahrenheit''[='s=] captain's son...)



* SoundtrackDissonance: [[TheStoic Paine's]] theme song is... light jazzy pop? Wait, what?

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* SoundtrackDissonance: [[TheStoic Paine's]] theme song is... light jazzy pop? Wait, what?



--> '''Baralai''': WHY DID YOU SHOOT?! ... WE WERE FRIENDS, AND YOU SHOT US IN THE BACK!! ''ANSWER ME!!!''

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--> '''Baralai''': WHY DID YOU SHOOT?! ... WE WERE FRIENDS, AND YOU SHOT US IN THE BACK!! ''ANSWER ME!!!''



"... Gimmie [[GrumpyBear a break]]."''

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"... Gimmie [[GrumpyBear a break]]."''
3rd Nov '17 11:53:29 PM FarSider
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** A straighter example would be the Mascot dressphere, which is an absolute pain in the ass to obtain and the most expensive dress sphere to train, but it has the potential of being ridiculously overpowered, almost as ridiculous as the costumes themselves look.

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** A straighter example would be the Mascot dressphere, which is an absolute pain in the ass to obtain and the most expensive dress sphere dressphere to train, but it has the potential of being ridiculously overpowered, almost as ridiculous as the costumes themselves look.



* MiniGame: Many, though mostly optional. Sphere Break stands out for offering a Dress Sphere as a reward, and considering what seems to be the point of this game, that makes it practically mandatory.
** Sphere Break has the benefit of being a LuckBasedMission where ContinuingIsPainful and the [[GlobalCurrencyException tokens required to play]] are not readily available from [[GuideDangIt any obvious source]]. Fortunately, the only opponent worth playing (the one with the Lady Luck Dress Sphere) is [[SaveScumming standing right next to a save point]] and playing to win is substantially easier than practicing (since a good amount of possible, otherwise correct moves have the side effect of eating your tokens and making it impossible to ever play again, which you don't have to worry about in your last game). [[OnlySmartPeopleMayPass You also have to be really good at adding and multiplying small numbers quickly]], which no amount of grinding or online walkthroughs can help you with.

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* MiniGame: Many, though mostly optional. Sphere Break stands out for offering a Dress Sphere Dressphere as a reward, and considering what seems to be the point of this game, that makes it practically mandatory.
** Sphere Break has the benefit of being a LuckBasedMission where ContinuingIsPainful and the [[GlobalCurrencyException tokens required to play]] are not readily available from [[GuideDangIt any obvious source]]. Fortunately, the only opponent worth playing (the one with the Lady Luck Dress Sphere) Dressphere) is [[SaveScumming standing right next to a save point]] and playing to win is substantially easier than practicing (since a good amount of possible, otherwise correct moves have the side effect of eating your tokens and making it impossible to ever play again, which you don't have to worry about in your last game). [[OnlySmartPeopleMayPass You also have to be really good at adding and multiplying small numbers quickly]], which no amount of grinding or online walkthroughs can help you with.
3rd Nov '17 11:47:29 PM FarSider
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* ArbitraryHeadcountLimit: In the vanilla game, there are only three playable characters. For the ''International'' version onwards, in regard to the Creature Creator system:
** 8 Characters can be recruited at most, extending the limit to 11 party members. However, only YRP are controllable, the rest is up to the AI.
** All characters are designated by size ([S]mall, [M]edium, [L]arge). This includes YRP and other recruitable "human" characters, who all have the Small designation. The restriction is that only three Small characters can be in a battle party. Meanwhile, a Medium character is equivalent to 2 Small characters, and a Large character is equivalent to three Small characters. Thus, Medium characters can be accompanied by only one Small character, and a Large character must fight its battles solo.



** A straighter example would be the Mascot dress sphere, which is an absolute pain in the ass to obtain and the most expensive dress sphere to train, but it has the potential of being ridiculously overpowered, almost as ridiculous as the costumes themselves look.

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** A straighter example would be the Mascot dress sphere, dressphere, which is an absolute pain in the ass to obtain and the most expensive dress sphere to train, but it has the potential of being ridiculously overpowered, almost as ridiculous as the costumes themselves look.


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* LowerDeckEpisode
** The optional Chapter 1 mission in Luca is a WholeEpisodeFlashback where Yuna reminisces what she's been up to while Rikku and Paine infiltrate her imposter's concert.
** The Crimson Spheres depict some of the events from ''X'' from the perspective of the Crimson Squad survivors. This includes one where[[spoiler:Paine was running through the chaos looking for her friends in the aftermath of Operation Mi'ihen, and another that shows Baralai seeking refuge with Seymour in Guadosalam, right before Yuna's pilgrimage arrives.]] While not a part of the Crimson set, another Sphere shows [[spoiler:Gippal meeting Auron some time during when his pilgrimage is stranded in Bikanel Island, and right up to the Siege of Home.]]
30th Sep '17 12:23:02 AM FarSider
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* {{Nerf}}: Mix is available at any time after obtaining the Alchemist dressphere (as opposed to a LimitBreak in the first game). Because of this, all of the combos that made Mix a GameBreaker in the first game are omitted. Still downplayed a little, like how Final Wall is Hyper Mighty G without Auto-Life, and Miracle Drink here (InvincibilityPowerup) has a different effect from the Miracle Drink in the first (higher critical hit chance).
28th Sep '17 8:37:22 AM CouchAlmark
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** The first thing the Creature Creator has you do as part of the tutorial is catch Brother in a trap meant for fiends, after which you're allowed the pleasure of disintegrating him into pyreflies if you're not fond of him. The game will inflict cruelty back on the ''player'' in turn, though, by reviving him if you ever have no other fiends captured.
27th Sep '17 7:10:54 AM CouchAlmark
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* LoadsAndLoadsOfSidequests: The game has an astounding number of sidequests, most of which can easily be missed. Most of them are required to get 100% completion and the GoldenEnding, but the game can be completed with around 50% completion, meaning that about half the game's content consists of sidequests.

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* LoadsAndLoadsOfSidequests: The game has an astounding number of sidequests, most of which can easily be missed. Most of them are required to get 100% completion and the GoldenEnding, but the game can be completed with around 50% completion, meaning that about half the game's content consists of sidequests. The International release takes it UpToEleven with the Creature Creator, which is approximately as large as the main story in its own right, making it closer to ''two-thirds'' of the game's content that's sidequests.
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