Parents' Guide to

Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Classic RPG bundle hasn’t aged a bit; great value for teens.

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Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 9+

FFX: A great way for Atheist families to explore religion.

FFX, puts you in control of Tidus, a young adult sports star, who had a somewhat coarse relationship with his father as a child. ‘On top of the world’, Tidus is suddenly and unexpectedly transported to a less technological world than his own that has deep roots in fayth (faith) and Yevon (their name for both the church and their deity). As Tidus, you get to experience these roots as an outsider, learning their practices, biases, and struggles as they all soon learn that while god and religious zealots are a part of their world, that doesn’t mean it’s the right thing for all people, and that they can live in harmony. A great game to watch as your young one plays, and discuss the dichotomy in our own world between Monotheists (Christians, Muslims, Jews, etc.) and Atheists. “If a lot of people love each other, the world would be a better place to live.” - Tommy Wiseau

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 10+

The best game ever!

The game is not too violent, and it is perfect for tweens. (Ages 10-12)

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (1 ):

Few works age well in the fast-paced, technology-driven medium of video games, but Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2 are exceptions to the rule. Neither game is visually on par with more modern role-playing games, but they're by no means ugly. More importantly, their stories are just as compelling now as they were over a decade ago. From a sports star coming to terms with the lack of affection he received from his drunken father as a child to a young summoner shouldering the unbearable responsibility of being charged with saving the world, the games' characters earn our sympathy from the start and stay interesting throughout. But it's the battle system that's held up best over the years. Sophisticated and satisfying, it allows players to grow their characters as they like while forcing them to think strategically and make proper use of the many skills at their disposal -- especially during memorable boss fights. For players who've ever wondered what all the fuss is over Japanese role-playing games in general or Final Fantasy in particular, this is a great place to start.

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