Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster has been released a handful of times, and now even across different platforms, with its launch on Nintendo Switch and Xbox One. However, I can’t help be feel like something is missing from this HD Remaster that is present and easily accessible in the developers’ other HD Remaster Final Fantasy projects.
While taking what is to be my seventh trip through Spira, I found myself clicking down all the analog sticks and shoulder buttons and staring at the pause menu surprised that nothing was happening. In order to not look like a mad man any longer, I explained to those around me that this HD Remastered game includes a turbo mode, or at least it used to.
Sadly, what I was remembering was only partially true. You see, while I have played Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster on PlayStation 4, I opted to play through it the genuine way so I didn’t use the codes or even look for them. However, when I played the game on PC, there is a cheat panel that provides easy access to a handful of helpful “cheats” to get you through the game, one of which is the turbo mode or boost mode.
I know it sounds silly, but as I grow older, I find that I have less time to experience these games like I did the first time I played through them. Which is why I enjoyed their more recent availability on the Nintendo Switch given the handheld nature of the console. I recently blasted through Final Fantasy VII and XI in record time and still felt the same sense of nostalgia that I had when playing through them naturally.
While turbo mode is not needed to enjoy the game, it is a nice option for the players who have played through this adventure already, one that can easily take well over 100 hours to complete. Sure, this is the best way to play the Final Fantasy X and X-2, or at least the best-looking way to play it, but I would have liked Square Enix to take this moment to add in a feature that should be on all of these remastered projects.
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster tells a beautiful story and those who haven’t experienced it yet should probably do so, but as a fan who just wants to get to key events to re-experience them one more time, I feel like a little assistance would go a long way.
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster is available now on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
You can check out the Switch and Xbox One launch trailer below:
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