Final Fantasy X-2: Last Mission is a rogue-like dungeon crawler with story bits added in on certain floors. Included as part of Final Fantasy X-2 International, it never saw an English release until the HD Remaster. You can take control of either Yuna, Rikku, or Paine as you climb the tower in search of the final goal.
Last Mission can quite honestly be extremely confusing, especially for folks who haven’t played many rogue-likes. It actually took me several tries to get more comfortable with what I’m doing. Inventory management is a very real thing, as is ability management. Knowing when to change dresspheres is also extremely important if you are about to lose one and that one gives you a good ability you are still getting experience on.
With abilities, as I just mentioned they gain experience as you kill things. Once mastered, they return to 0 and start again – but they also create a new accessory. Make sure to pick this up off the ground when it happens! Unfortunately though, accessories take up room in your very limited inventory and you are limited to only being able to wear one.
Overall, Last Mission is an interesting experience with some story added on. Oh and yes, they did get the original English voice cast to return!
While I won’t spoil the Bonus Audio, I do want to give some thoughts on it. While it was great that they were able to get the original cast to return, it is unfortunate that some of them weren’t able to quite get back into character. Some of the voices sound slightly off, though of course a huge part of this has to do with the fact it’s been so many years since Final Fantasy X/X-2 were recorded.
In the end, the bonus audio included in this package is worth at least one listen, though you may find yourself questioning some bits of the story in it.
Overall, it is nice to finally have Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster released and playable here in North America. While I personally felt their handling of Final Fantasy X was very disappointing, the quality of Final Fantasy X-2 was extremely good – minus the few translation issues of course. Both games are definitely worth the replay though, even though Final Fantasy X lacks skippable cutscenes. Overall though…
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster Review Score
Please read over my reviews of Final Fantasy X HD and Final Fantasy X-2 HD to see where this score came from.
I would like to thank Square Enix for providing me with a copy of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (PlayStation 3 version) for review.