^You do realize that FF13 is the spiritual sequel to 10, right? It has a lot of the same gameplay elements, and it's from the same development team iirc. Overall, the series is worth getting into. Especially now since the first two are ridiculously cheap and the series is done.
IMO FFX and FFXIII are the games in the series I will never recommend a friend to play. Ever. I enjoyed small elements of each game, but they were very small and when the previous amazing 9 titles drew me in by all or most elements.... well FFX and FFXIII felt like failures.
My witpicks with X are small. How linear/lack of exploration of course. The tag system is great, but someone like me with OCD tendicies trying to get all 7 party member experience in every battle really gets old quickly. I could have beat these creatures long ago, but need to get hit a few more times so Lulu can come in and use Reflex to get some AP. It's get even worst when you only buy 2 capture weapons to save gil for Yojimbo. Third it seems like you get a save point every 3 minutes early in the game then you get to Milhin Road or the Thunder Plains, and it's like they never end because you have to travel so far between save points. Fourth it's the only FF game I every remember running out of inventory and having to drop or sell weapons. If that's the way they wanted to go why take away the staple FF Throw command so you could at least put them to good use.
maximus asinus said:
didn't Rikku have a throw command? or was that only for specific items?
I still haven't played any of the XIII games beyond a small bit of the beginning at a friend's house a couple years ago, so I can't add much to the comparisions between X and XIII. For a lot of reasons, X has been on the lower end of my favorite FFs list. No world map, badly designed sidequests, a main character I actually grew to dislike over the course of the game, and the overall lackluster voice work.
The voice acting is pretty horrid in FFXIII. I still can't believe that the same voice actor that did Snow was the same guy that did Joel from the Last of Us. It probably shows how bad the script for voice acting direction was for the game.