View Full Version : What is something you like/love about this game that other people hate? (X Edition)

07-09-2017, 06:03 PM
I've seen this thread for other games so I thought I make make one for X. Pretty self-explanatory topic.

First thing that comes to mind for me is Tidus. For some reason the vast majority of the Final Fantasy community hate him with a passion, yet I sincerely believe he's the best written protagonist in the series (at least out of the ones I've played); yes he whines a lot but it's not the only thing he does, he acts upbeat and cheery even when everyone else is feeling down, and always tries to keep the group moving forward through thick and thin. We finally get a character who has a broad range of emotions and character flaws, and for all intents and purposes actually feels like a real human being, yet he's even more hated than even some of the more notorious characters the franchise has to offer. Why that's so is beyond me, then again this the same community that praises Crisis Core like it's one of the better games in the franchise so maybe I'm just out of touch with the fandom hivemind or something.

07-09-2017, 06:11 PM
Love is a strong word, even like. But the laughing scene isn't that bad. It's intentionally supposed to be cringey. That's the point.

07-09-2017, 06:22 PM
Love is a strong word, even like. But the laughing scene isn't that bad. It's intentionally supposed to be cringey. That's the point.

It wasn't even that bad of a scene, and people always take it out of context and act like it's the worst thing ever.

07-10-2017, 02:45 AM
Um . . . Blitzball, I guess? Enough people like it, but most people I know don't, so it should count.

Darth Ganon
07-10-2017, 06:24 AM
1. Wakka. He doesn't get the hate that Tidus does, but enough people seem to dislike him. He is actually my favorite character along with Auron, who is kind of his opposite. Auron already knows the deal with Yevon and the Al Bhed and it was interesting to see everything come to light through Wakka's eyes as a devout follower.

2. Blitzball. I understand how it's frustrating in the beginning and boring later on, but as i mentioned in another thread, it does have that sweet spot that is SO fun.

3. Linearity. It had enough RPG staples to get away with it. Towns, side quests, mini games, and solid gameplay and story.

07-10-2017, 10:22 AM
Blitzball. It's very hard at first because your team is so bad that you lose basically every single time. However once you go around and start to hire the strongest players it gets much better and rewarding. Eventually you get to a point where you just rofl-stomp every other team like nothing lol

07-10-2017, 12:37 PM
Tidus. I've seen many people complain about him, but I really like him, he's one of my favorite FF main characters. Of course, he's emotional, but I don't think it's a bad thing at all. He's also very brave, and funny too. I love his personality.

07-11-2017, 11:32 PM
I also really like Tidus... well, okay I find him pretty unlikeable at the start, but I do feel like people jump at any excuse to hate on him. I think his relationship with his parents is one of the most engaging character dynamics in the entire series, and it's tragic that Tidus's mother doesn't have a bigger focus in his backstory. I also think his narration adds a lot; it made me like Tidus even when his character would say or do something stupid.

As for X-2, I like the idea of a completion bonus, even if I think it was executed poorly.

07-15-2017, 01:02 PM
I love X, and still play it a ton.
Loves for X:

Wakka - Never understood why people don't like him ya? In the beginning he seems a little spaced and stubborn yet as his story unfolds you see what drove him to that. When his brother died and they way he died you see he was looking for information and his place in Spira. He went to the natural path of religion to try and find answers and make sense of everything. Plus he is a power house in battle so like um ya. He kicks Aurons but like nothing end game.

Blitzball - Teach us how to Blitz! I loved Blitzball and it was my favourite mini game of the series. The Aurochs are not so great at the beginning but a few of them turn into something great if you just take some time. For instance Datto is the fastest Blitz Player in the game, he has a good shot, and I always keep him on my squad. Datto is a MVP that breaks the game if people keep him on the team. Plus even with all the original Aurochs I still end up winning and rolling through teams. The only replacement I use is Letty for either Brother or Wakka.

07-16-2017, 11:29 AM
Catcher Chocobo, apparently.

02-09-2018, 03:37 PM
Love is a strong word, even like. But the laughing scene isn't that bad. It's intentionally supposed to be cringey. That's the point.

That so many actual fans of the game didn't understand that scene makes me question the overall intelligence of its fanbase, but I'm kind of notorious for not being overwhelmingly fond of the game itself so I guess I have a bias.

Kibbs Kibbard
02-16-2018, 02:30 AM

I liked Blitzball... a lot and played it a shit ton to get Wakka's gear, Tidus was full of cringe moment but he eventually warmed up to me, the linear part of how it's a straight path (with it's turns and such) from one town to the next, or one shrine to the next was a little awkward but I like how it played the story out and explained the religion of Yevon.

What I didn't like was Seymour... he's a punk, I'm glad I killed him dozens of times.