Final Fantasy X-2



Fighting evil takes back seat to challenges.
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What parents need to know

Positive messages
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Plenty of battle action.

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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this game focuses more on tasks and stabilizing the world than on fighting evil. Because it's complex, it has many diversions and detours, and it may frustrate young players. Best for early teens.

What's it about?

FINAL FANTASY X-2 is based on three female characters, Yuna, Rikku, and Paine. The basic story line focuses on Yuna and her quest to find and reunite with her long-lost friends from the previous Final Fantasy game.

The makers of Final Fantasy X-2 incorporated a new battle strategy that offers countless opportunities for exploration and task-solving in Mini games, which potentially can add well over 40 or 50 hours of play time to the game.

Is it any good?


The story line is more focused on quests related to relationships and world-building, as opposed to encountering and conquering endless evil monsters. There is plenty of battle action, but the overall feel to this game is one of challenges and emotional depths rather than simply charging ahead into the fray.

Final Fantasy X-2 is more task-oriented than many role-playing games, including the previous games in this series. Fans of detailed story lines that have an overarching and complex theme will be disappointed with the reliance on mini-diversions, which may keep the player busy but don't necessarily add to the overall impact of the main story or the characters.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the game's focus on female characters. Is the feel much different from fantasy role-playing games focused on male characters? If so, how?

Game details

Platforms:PlayStation 2
Available online?Not available online
Developer:Square Enix
Release date:December 17, 2003
Genre:Role Playing
ESRB rating:T

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Teen, 15 years old Written bySoap MacTavish August 25, 2009
Teen, 14 years old Written bygolder October 28, 2009

awsome video game

love it
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Too much violence
Parent of a 13 year old Written bychrrr October 10, 2009

ok for 13+

love it
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