Rear View Review | Final Fantasy X

Rear View FFXThe quality of a game and the enjoyment that one may gain from playing it are not directly connected. A poorly made game, a janky game, even, can become a cult classic through a devout fandom. Shoddy controls, broken animations, unbelievable characters, poor mechanics…these things sometimes add character to the game to the point where the enjoyment is derived from our personal journeys as opposed to the gameplay itself. This is normal. Guilty pleasures exist in every medium. And then we have the opposite. Sometimes a game is perfectly competent with only minor faults that don’t detract from the experience as a whole, and there may even be some genuinely impressive moments and yet the game is not enjoyable. Final Fantasy X is the one of these competent games that isn’t fun to play. Continue reading