Final Fantasy X is one of the best loved and popular games ever to be released on any console, and is certainly the premiere game in the whole Final Fantasy series. Whilst the controls were innovative and the characters some of the best ever created, the undoubted reason for success was the enthralling storyline that engrossed players the world over.
The whole game is set in Spira, which is a world under attack from Sin – a huge creature attempting to destroy the land and spread fear throughout. Spira is divided in to a number of different areas, all of which must be passed through at some point when working through the game.
The story’s main character is Tidus, who is a young blitzball player from Zanarkand. When the stadium is attacked he is knocked unconscious and taken to Spira by Sin – which is where he meets up with the story’s other main protagonists. After initially being attacked, Tidus is washed up on the shores of Besaid, where he meets the jovial Wakka. As they travel together, they meet new friends – as well as new enemies – who join them in attempting to defeat Sin and bring calm back to the once peaceful land.
Without giving anything away to those who still wish to play this game, the journey takes many wild turns, with the party battling both with monsters and their own feelings. The story has action, romance, sadness and adventure – in short, it has everything needed to create a great game! Then there is the Sphere Grid, which is probably the most innovative and enjoyable part of any game ever created on any platform…