Final Fantasy X – Part 2

The Spoony One | Jun 13 2010 | more notation(s) | 

The heroes have their first violent encounter with Sin, but more importantly, they go to the big blitzball tournament! It’s a whole new world of excitement!

  • http://twitter.com/TheOtakuGiant Garret

    you rock spoony you are flipping hillarious however i dissagree about ffx sucking i agreed with ff8 but not x its one of my favs it has the best fighting out of any ff game and for its time the graphics were amazing and i also liked the story though i do agree the acting is pretty bad and i dissagree on blitzball however. when i first started playing ffx i hated it but as i played more i decided to give blitzball a try again and ended up loving it you just gotta give it a chance

    • Anonymous

      First of all, learning how to use punctuation will make your posts more readable, and in turn people will not be turned off of reading what you have to say from exhaustion. Secondly, I think the fact that Spoony has played the game to the end once (if not multiple times) over an elapsed period of roughly 30-40 hours indicates that he has given this thing more of a chance than any gamer that I know would have. Even confining that plea to blitz ball, nothing I have seen here or anywhere else indicates that it is anything other than a buggy, poorly designed mess that fails to live up to its potential. Then again, I haven’t actually played the game, so I could be wronger than a Star Wars prequel, but I really doubt it

  • Mohia

    The GAME!

    ..I just lost it.

  • iwonttank

    goddammit i love this stuff :D are you doing a 10 parter this time aswell by the way? or suprise? :))

    (theme song remix soon ready to go by the way //Metallicus)

  • SID47

    Le

  • SID47

    Let the rant commence!!

  • bravetoaster

    Elmer's glue and time is all you'd need, Spoony, for that hair. If my hair was a foot longer and someone was willing to pay me for it (and help shape it), I could totally replicate that ridiculously gay blue hair.

  • schmendrick

    Ha! Somewhere near the top! Maybe someone will read my comments!

    Seeing this review reminded me of all the things I hated about FFX art direction, which I think was pretty bad. The pretty boy hero was gag-worthy. That being said, it had pretty satisfying gameplay elements.

    I'm one of the minority who thought FFXIII was worth playing, but it's definitely a flawed game. What's wrong with the franchise? How can they keep cranking out this shit? Why do we keep buying them when there are so many good games that command our attention.

    Yes, we're all just trying to recapture that special something that the early games had. We all need to wake up. You're not getting another FF1, FFIV, or FFVI. No FFVII either for you youngsters out there.

  • Arlaris

    “Where do you buy shorts with one leg waaaaaay longer than the other?”
    Ask Zack Ryder.

  • hitfreezy

    Just to say, FFVIII looked way better than this shit.

  • anonns

    This game is a Japanese Pedophiles wet dream

    • Anonymous

      all math aside, fuck this game/current series and the r-tards that make it

      WHY DON’T THEY ASK PPL (FANS…NOT JUST JAPANESE PEDOS) WHAT THEY WANT INSTEAD OF HANDING OUT SHIT IN A CONTAINER FOR $100

  • http://twitter.com/iwasfrozen2nite Joe

    Oh my god I think this game drove Spoony insane. I have to admit, I never thought I'd see it come to this, but I suppose after so much FFX it's inevitable.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jared.lieske Jared Christopher Lieske

    Aladdin song is WIN

  • http://twitter.com/JamesPinnell James

    I'm just waiting for the fuckwits to come in here and defend the complete waste of time that is Blitzball.

    • Anonymous

      There is no defending Blitzball. I LIKE FFX (and I’ve probably earned the ire of every man, woman and child on this site by saying as much) and even I think Blitzball is a giant stinking turd!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brendan-Waye/549880390 Brendan Waye

    I was a little upset that it felt like it took so long to get part two, but all was completely forgiven by that potion kicking opening. Brilliant move.

  • http://twitter.com/Optosi Otisimo Moormalini

    Isn't the age of consent in Japan 13 or something? If so, this whole thing is probably a Japanese conspiracy in order to make us all registered sex offenders.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/VX5765EDGJEGFZZYOVPMYK6DJA ScottS

    I just wanted to let you know about Maechen… or Meachen… that old guy who is faster then you. Since you went into the story about Auron saying he was dead I can spoil this, he to is an “Unsent” or mine as well call them zombies. But this is only revealed after a long side quest piece of shit thing to learn this.

    Also I am surprised you didn't show Tidus learning the “Jecht shot” where his father just hurls insults at him, which is also one of the best blitzball moves that you can learn. An entire cut scene dedicated to learning a move used in a side game of a game.

    • Anonymous

      Trouble is, you can’t equip it for the first half, the only half where you really have a decent shot at scoring. The second half, you can equip it but barely get a real chance to use it before Tidus gets dragged off the field.

      Oh, and perhaps I’ve been saying it wrong, but isn’t it Tee-dus instead of Tie-dus?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Adzy-Wells/523130028 Adzy Wells

    First up, the tournament was in Luca, not Bevelle and that is the only criticism of this review I have to make.
    I have to say, I enjoyed this game when I first played it. If I had picked it up without knowing it was a final fantasy (seriously I don't think after FF9 I would have been able to tell) I probably would have hated it, but then I was one of those stupid kids who will buy anything and say it's good because I paid for it. As such I know this review series is going to break my heart but hey, progress.
    I can name the character designer straight up. He's been designing characters for Square since before FF7 and I'm serious when I say I have never seen a more concerted effort to get fired IN MY ENTIRE LIFE. All of the characters he designs have a gel budget that all the gold in Fort Knox couldn't cover and dress like they ran a weed whacker through a clothing store and came out wearing the debris. (Plus they never change, how has nobody noticed that, Cloud's one blue polo neck sweater must be honking by now.)
    I hope when you get to it you have a verbal bitchslap waiting for Auron's line just before Yunalesca “Stay and fight your sorrow!”
    Have fun at E3 you lucky bastard,
    Adzy

  • SubTonic

    Hilarious as usual. Despite being a big fan of FFX, I agree with just about everything you rant about. I think the main reason I like the game so much is because it has so much atmosphere. The music's fantastic, the environments are incredible, and there's a surprising amount of lore packed into the game. I do like the plot, but everything regarding blitzball can just go fuck itself. I tried getting into it but always failed. Amazing ending, by the way. Looking forward to Part 3 in the coming months!

  • http://twitter.com/Brandchan Brandi Swenson

    Dude, Rikku is like 15. Which is like seven years to old for Japanese Pedophiles.

    • Anonymous

      Which is about 3 years too young for normal people.

  • http://tjomega.blogspot.com/ TJ Omega

    Ah, there's my bucket of chocobo. I'm so proud, it's come so far… thanks for using it Spoony. Awesome video as always, I shall watch it again with entirely unforced and unawkward laughing.

  • MissAshley

    Don't worry, Spoony. The music you added to the sending scene is no where near as inappropriate as Tidus's obvious arousal at Yuna's dancing. I had never noticed it before, but good grief, Tidus, the woman's guiding the recently deceased to the afterlife! At least try to look a little solemn! And no, your inner monologue afterward doesn't get you off the hook!

    Thank you for the bit about Seymour and Anima. That he's walking around in a position of power amongst the “good” while able to summon that proves just how stupid everyone in Spira is. That Yuna learns to summon her (yes, her) later is even sillier.

  • MissAshley

    The shorts never bugged me so much as the red net thing on his elbow. Just. . .WHY?

  • http://twitter.com/Menamebephil Phil Matthews

    …Can't…. breathe…. too… hilarious….

    You have a lovely* singing voice.

    *For a given value of 'lovely'

  • http://twitter.com/AlphaLackey Charles Mousseau

    Another awesome job, Spoony!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kris-Donaldson/100000573282278 Kris Donaldson

    Brilliant.. Been waiting a while for this, but as ever you do not disappoint.

    Incidentally I didnt mind blitzball. I do quite like sports games though.
    Also after all the card games in FF9 followed by Triple Triad in FFX, a different mini game frankly came as a relief.

  • Xevv

    Oh god, The a whole new world part…. Can't stop laughing.

  • http://twitter.com/MegaCDcollector Tim Stoddard

    James Arnold Taylor why did you agree to that scene?!

  • snickkerz

    Oh god, I burst out laughing when Insano saw him singing.

  • lillefix

    You were singing at the end?????????

    Good job

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kati-McFarland/100000487205298 Kati McFarland

    I never thought of that when I played. Of course, If I did, It would be quickly forgotten as I am still to this day, STUCK on the boss battle right after this.

    Funny as always though XD

  • tjspeirs

    Damn, Spoony! You hit those notes for Jasmine pretty well! ;D

    Playing Ignition during the Sending was fucking gold.

    Auron is so simply (and awesomely) designed that he makes everyone else in the game look even sillier than they already look. Auron sticks out — I can't believe he doesn't have Super Sayian-like spikes or, hell, maybe the reverse mohawk as you mention. He's just the man.

  • Logion

    There sure were a lot of asses at 05:04. Ass count + 10?

  • StonedZombie

    I'm confused……throughout the review, you imply that you've been actually playing the game, yet at the end it says the gameplay footage was provided by Sage. So…….does this mean that you haven't even really been playing the game? You're essentially just reviewing footage? I don't mean to sound like a troll, but it kinda takes the fun out of a rant when you're not the one who's even playing the game……

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Christina-Cowell/1130235743 Christina Cowell

    The ending was great, you have a good singing voice, and the look on Insano's face. lol

  • Slepter

    Great vid, man! Can't wait for part 3! Back when I first played this, I was young and stuck in this mindset where I just accepted whatever bull crap that any FF titles spat out at me. But watching you play this game from an objective point of view really makes me go back and say “… yeah, what the fuck was up with that, anyway?”

    Good shit! Keep up the good work!

  • http://twitter.com/Naliamegod Adam de la Cruz

    Is it me, or does Seymour's chest look funny when he's walking? It moves as if its part of the robe and not part of him. And why am I noticing that?

  • Saisinkolimonadin

    Okay, dude… Don't never, ever, EVER sing again, please.

  • DerKork

    It's quite easy:
    Spoony can play this while Bennett may have the better suited equipment to record footage from the game.
    So, while Spoony speaks about his gaming experience, he shows what Bennett recorded for him.

  • DerKork

    Why not? I liked it. Given that he's not a professional vocalist, probably sat during singing and may have only been training listening to recordings (and the occasional play of “SingStar Disney Love Songs” – or whatever the game is called) his result is pretty good.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sebastian-Manthey/100001192656469 Sebastian Manthey

    It was pretty good :-) I hear that over that talent seeking bullshit any day!

  • http://twitter.com/Azyra_ Isabelle

    HILARIOUS! I literally fell off my chair at the 'whole new world' singing part XD
    That was … marvellous!

  • StonedZombie

    Well, that doesn't make much sense. Spoony records his own footage often, he just did it a few weeks ago with Premonition. Why wasn't he willing to do it this time? I seriously question if he's playing the game at all……

  • DangNabbit

    Even though I like FFX (Evades Spoony shooting at me) this review was brilliant.

    Oh, and the reason they still played Blitzball was explained by Yuna, something about that when they're playing, the world forgets about the pain that Sin has brought etc… It's pretty loose, but it's there.

  • popov89

    I loved all the references, anything that references Dumb and Dumber is awesome btw.

    Also, anyone else notice the Red Letter Media bit that happened twice? When Sin attacked the town, can't remember the name, and later when Sin destroyed the army. When it's like, “I'm sure this army will totally destroy Sin…oh, wait”.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1063371975 Ryan Moore

    Spoony singing…

    My life is now complete :D

  • Iserlohn

    Wow… I won't spoil anything here, but the end is brilliant! But don't do it more often, it confuses me.

    Also: Have fun at E3, I am looking forward to your videos (and the new Zelda Wii).

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Niklas-Dressler/1409863642 Niklas Dressler

    Maybe not ALL footage is taken from Sage… I mean if he needed one or two gameplay scenes he didn't record, why not take them from someone who has 'em… Apart from that there is not too much gameplay footage in this review, most of it are cutscenes

  • TimADugan

    The game drove Spoony to sing…and I don't think we're half way through yet…

  • coyoterys

    Put your balls in holes in a wall?! Go on…. I'm listening.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/USYJB4KB2DG22JNH56HJV5FAJU Master

    epic review as always spoony, cant wait for more, but two questions if I may. 1st I noticed that your movie posters changed dont tell me that you threw away The Suckening one!!! 2nd I must know the name of the epic music you used in the bit where epic hair guy summoned TEH DEVIL, the same music was used in Kickassia at one point aswell, me thinks its Immediate Music but either I dont have that track or its not them, either way I MUST HAVE IT.
    Keep on the awesome work and have fun at E3.

  • Necromas

    Still a great and funny video, really, I'm not “butthurt”.

    But come on, like half the pointed out plot holes did have an explanation, and an explanation you could still have made fun of too. Most obviously being skipping the entire friggen point of the operation mihen plan, of course they knew scavenged cannons and chicken riders couldn't beat Sin. They also had a giant fucking superweapon which was the entire point of the plan but you cut it out and didn't even mention it.

    The singing part was fantastic though, and I guess makes up for the musical raping of the sending scene.

  • Skolex

    Yay Doctor Insano :D

    Also, Tidus' forced laugh is my ringtone now thanks to this video. That scene has to be the most awkward moment in gaming history.

  • bloodhowl

    Awesome! I got to say, you ain't got a bad singing voice. :) Can't wait for the next episode. :D

  • SlyDeathsHead

    I love FFX, but this was hilarious. My favorite part was the use of the Terminator 2 smiling scene.

  • ThomasFishwick

    Almost died laughing at the end. Fantastic. One thing you missed (or deliberatly skipped) was learning the Jehct shot, to me the most annoying timed event mini-game in the whole damn game. Get this I spent four hours repeating that damn sequence so I could learn and use that “ultimate shot” and every time I used it it missed. EVERY god forsaken, thrice damned time That was four hours of my life and the WEEK I spent trying two win the damn blitzball.
    The only thing worse was that once I found the bug where they don't tackle you, you will never guess what I did. Yep reset the PS2 and try again. GAhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    I join in your hate of this vile waste of time.

    Thomas

    PS BABYLON 5 poster! Holy one, worship the holy one. By a coincidence I'm about half way through the first season of my yearly B5 seires re-watch. I need a life…

  • sifer2

    This is pretty good it kind of reminds me of the original FF8 reviews where you would stick in references to other old movies in there to make a joke. Like the Terminator trying to smile that was good.

    An yeah even back when I first played this I kind of face palmed at the Shoopuf an his silly driver. I wasn't as bothered by the Rikku ass shot though since I don't think she was underage for me at the time heh.

    To be honest I think the only reason anyone likes this game is the stupid haunting sad Zanarkand music an how it makes the game seem more serious an meaningful even though its actually about fighting with volleyballs and a villian with crazy ass hair.

  • http://twitter.com/Leithinan Tova Vikström

    Wow, you have a really nice singing voice! :) Awesome, as always!

  • http://www.tashabennett.blogspot.com/ Natasha Bennett

    Wow, you have a pretty good singing voice! I can also picture Doctor Insano running back to his lab and creating an invention that can make you sane again. :)

    Great job.

  • Doctor Who

    Hilarious as always, Noah. I knew the Ass-Count would hit double digits by the time this video was over.

    And like everyone, I must chime in about the singing. I seriously sat there speechless, trying to decide whether or not that was you, until we actually saw you doing it. Your voice isn't half bad.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Dan.Okie Anthony Cinquegrana

    I've seen a team play worse than the Luca Goers. What about the New York Mets?

  • Cthulhu07

    The ending was the best! Never expected to hear you sing. Also, Dr. Insano's appearance and his reaction to your singing…. comedy gold! Another excellent review. There's no denying it. :D

  • yukovalis

    I tried to play this game on 4 occasions over the course of 6 years. I couldn't get past 1 hour of gameplay before shutting it off for good. It's just such a lack luster game especially for a FF. 7 and 9 were so much better then 8 and 10. it's funny how that works. Well thank you for the review, and I look forward to the next one. Maybe some day you will come to like furrie kind as well, we did give a better of the final fantasy's :)

  • Kevin_Holsinger

    Yep, and it's also making him count asses…sometimes dude asses. I don't see this ending well for Spoony.

  • Salenstormwing

    The worst, and I do mean the worst thing about Blitzball is the fact that it's the ONLY way to unlock Wakka's ultimate weapon/blitzball. And we're not talking just a little bit of time to get it either. No, you gotta jump through seasons of blitzball to get into a tourney where you might 'randomly' win it, or get something else. And if you don't win it, you gotta do it… ALL OVER AGAIN. And Again. And Again. And Again.

    Also, I did not know about that damn AI glitch, so when I played it a long time ago, I ended up playing that game far to long for my own good.

    And I won't mention having to dodge 200 lightning strikes to get another ultimate weapon. Oh, and you have to dodge them… in a row. I screwed up at around 185 one day. I don't think I played the game for at least a week after that. That might have been because of having to get a new controller though. Or to wake up from a self induced coma via blunt impact to the head from a wall.

    • Anonymous

      With the unfair Luca game I chose not to hide in the net (because I didn’t know about it), but I actually chose to *grind levels* for my team by passing the ball back and forth. Yeah, turns out that gets you XP. the Goers never caught up to me and if they did, I’d just pass it. Of course, you risk getting caught if that doesn’t work out, but it does make the grind for Wakka’s blitzball and sigil slightly easier.

  • excalibur01

    Whatever fond memories I had of this game when I played it as a Freshman in High School…are already gone. Yeah, this game is…bad…

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/5VG2VJLQ76OQL6P6UAAZNMAMEI Jim

    Ah yes, more FF10 review fun! This is some funny stuff, and there are some good points made as well.

    I admit, I did like this game a lot. I wouldn't call myself a 'fan' of the series as it is, Final Fantasy 9 being my most favorite in the series after all. I did like Final Fantasy 13 a lot however, but let's not get in to that crazy rant I made about it on your review of it, shall we?

    FF10 has many problems on the other hand. You can overpower ALL your characters, you can't level up normally, there are no 'classes' and very little distinguishing characteristics in each character's combat purposes. I am not the type to nit pick about the story or characters, because when I played this for the first time I was too busy ENJOYING the game to even care about it's flaws. This game recieved nearly max review scores for a good reason. But it still has things that piss me off; I want classic experience points for once, because it's addictive and fun! I do understand Square's decision to make new and interesting level up systems (because we know experience points is a cliche' now), but it's hard to feel like your party is getting stronger when you are jumping from sphere to sphere in the 'Sphere Grid'. Also, the story didn't make any sense to me at all. FF13 was easier to follow and had very little plot holes, I just read the lore within the game unlike most people. Now I finished FF10 about, 3 times; I can understand it's story a little better… but it still feels odd.

    Otherwise, I sort of understand the desire to make the fanboys cringe. Unfortunately, I am a fanboy of many things; including the Silent Hill series, Doom 3 (let's not get in to that other rant, either), World of Warcraft, and whatnot. Final Fantasy is just a series that warrants fans, apparently, and hopefully, it will continue to get better. I just want to play a Final Fantasy game like FF9, which was as close as it got to being classic and nostalgic.

    Anyway, keep up the good work, SpoonyOne!

  • oblivion328

    Few minor points. Luca is where the tournament is. Bevelle is like…Spira's Vatican City I guess. And, yeah, I don't think they expected Sin to be defeated by ancient cannons and giant chicken knights. IIRC they were just trying to get it in range of some special weapon that failed spectacularly anyway. Nothing major though.

    Even when I enjoyed the game, moments like the one where they laugh were just so damned awkward. Also…when I think back it seems like half the characters you meet turn out to be dead.

  • http://twitter.com/alzwded Vlad Mesco

    MY GOD not the laughing scene! I have that permanently tattooed on my ear drums, it's the soundtrack to my nightmares!

    Whatever happened to Final Fnatasies like FF9? That game was so much jollier…

  • oMrHarris

    waiting for this to come out for some time :)

  • annonith

    I hate this game, it basically destroyed every interest I had in Final Fantasy series (and FF X-2 took last glimpse of hope and drown it in diarrhea). Yes I even liked FF8, I REALLY liked FF9 but FF10 was a Falcon Punch in the balls. Thank you Spoony for riping this game to shreds. Thanks to you I know I'm not the only one who hates this game.

  • http://twitter.com/LucasChad Lucas Allen

    Man there are funny references all over the place in this episodes! You sir, are a film/TV/game reference king!!!

    Plus, I never Never expected you to sing. It must be your most surprising talent yet! Also, I forgot about A Whole New World from Aladdin, but that's usually a duet song. How come you didn't get Scarlett to sing with you? That would've make for an awesome duet!

  • ZC3

    How in the world did I sit through this entire game again?

    Nice job, Spoony, laughed a ton.

  • dennett316

    Yes, because no-one else has ever done that in the histo…..oh wait! I must've done that about 70 billion times when I as a kid, perhaps Red Letter Media stole it from me??

    • Anonymous

      we’ll never know for certain it seems

      • Anonymous

        OOOOR two different people raised in the same culture ended up using the same joke. Believe it or not, it happens. Oh, and you took dennett’s comment way too seriously. He was being sarcastic, and I tell you that because your previous comment indicates that you had no idea.

        • Anonymous

          I didn’t take it seriously at all, why would I? That’s the problem with comments, sarcasm isn’t the easiest thing to come across.

          Of course, two people can come up with the same joke, it just struck me as…not strange or anything but it just stuck out to me is all.

  • EvilBloodGnome

    The shoopuf is the best part of this game.

    Second place is Jecht. Third is Auron.

  • TimADugan

    The really sad part is getting the Ultimate Weapons, including the one from the Chocobo racing bit, is harder than actually beating the game :( And I'd forgotten about the lightening dodging part…oy…

    And the AI glitch doesn't even matter in Blitzball since once you progress far enough, you create this All-Star team and simply crush everyone to the point that the game becomes completely boring.

    Interestingly enough, Blitzball seemed to be based off of this old Japanese NES soccer game called “Captain Tsubasa 2″ which is based off of an anime. (At least I think it was a Japanese only game. I've only seen it in an English translated Rom).

  • dennett316

    This…..this is the garbage that fanboys and girls cream over??? Good God this is wretched, I'm so glad my natural hatred of RPG's has spared me years of this crap.
    This review was excellent, the pacing and timing of the gags were pitch perfect.

    • Anonymous

      WHOAWHOAWHOA. Now hold on… You might be throwing the baby out with the bathwater.

      Hatred of RPGs? Well. Yes. You can dodge some bad ones alright, but I believe there’s always room for FF6 and Mother 2/3. Even non-RPGers really love them.

      • dennett316

        I quite enjoyed Parasite Eve 2, but that’s probably more to do with the Resident Evil vibe than the RPG thing – In fact, I remember abandoning that game after I saved with low health and simply couldn’t defeat this enemy, and I had nowhere else to go.
        For years I’ve watched the Final Fantasy games get perfect scores and almost universal praise, then I see this footage and I wonder how. It’s amazing how blind fanboy love actually makes people it seems.

  • Iaro

    Holy shit, it's finally here! Lovely review as always… and I demand more singing! Spoony's not so bad of a singer!

  • tom2400

    Every problem you have pointed out is true

    but for some reason am still a fan off this game

    i fucking hate FF12 though what are you're thoughts on that?

    • Nebet1573

      Oh, I agree. If Spoony hates Tidus, I’d *really* like to see what he thinks of Vaan. XD

      • Anonymous

        Vaan isn’t so much bad as COMPLETELY unnecessary as a tag-along to Balthier, Basch, and Ashe’s plot. The only way Vaan is obnoxious is in his bare-chested dresscode.

  • Mechaflash45

    I think my favorite part of these reviews is not only seeing the bat shit insane art direction and costume design, but reading all the comments where the fans explain to Spoony that everything he says doesn't make sense really does. This is promptly followed by Spoony telling them all that he doesn't give a shit because the element in question sucks. Hilarious :)

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/BEXEMV72UU7DU22SUFJBAQ37CU EmmaS

    I'm content with who I am, and I have no problem saying: I loved this game! Keep in mind, please, that this was quite literally my first time playing a Final Fantasy game, and the only remotely similar game I had played before was Kingdom Hearts. Before that, I played exclusively Spyro. (Yes, I came into this late. Bite me.) But overall, I still can't bring myself to hate it. Sure, Titus is an annoying twat, Yuna is a doormat, Wakka is a moron, and Seymour and Lulu refuse to conform to gravity. But Auron is bad ass, and Rikku is cheery enough.

    Okay, fine, so my argument is dead thin. Really, I know it sucks. And this review has made me ashamed to be a fan of it. But I'm cool with that. :D

    By the by, I was really hoping the 'Nudge nudge, know what I mean?' bit would be here. :) Very pleased to see it.

  • KevinSutton

    Great review. The coda really sums up how easy this game is make hay out of. But the singing was really something I never would have expected here. Above and beyond.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jacpitts Jacqui Pitts

    To quote LittleKuriboh, *ahem*, “You have the voice of a zombie angel”.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alex-Cook/506617422 Alex Cook

    Funny, but as with the first one it's a bit of an over reaction to everything. For someone who bashes the characters for being whiny you find the smallest things to be picky about. I mean really…something like the Goers? If anything it's a play off of sports names in real life. I mean we have team names like Sooners, Lakers, Red Sox, White Sox, Chargers, and Buckeyes…and something like this throws you for a loop. I understand you have to over exaggerate for reviews…but come on man. Recently there's just been a group of people that are so ready to hate any FF game that comes out that they tear it apart before they even give it a chance. Regardless you still make up for it with the hilarity of the entire review itself.

    • Anonymous

      But at least all those names have meaning. “Goers” doesn’t mean anything except the localization team couldn’t be bothered to try to make a name that makes sense.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/A4OGXBMTO32BZ6KKJUJV3BKOGQ Anssi

    I really like this game but so do i like Spoonys take on it as. :)

    …even though most what bothered him didnt bother me. Spoonys only right about certain flaws, others things are just personal opinion as we all know.
    OH this game has so many WTF moments but i like it all the same ;)

  • Mohia

    Heh yeah I live with four philosophy students who do nothing all day but religiously defend their beloved eastern RPG's (mostly the FF games, Christ they even have the dolls..oh sorry “action figures”).
    Spoony is one of the biggest salvo's of ammunition I have against their beliefs.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/5IFMBDHSVAH6HRMMPOUKGGZHSQ Jules

    This series begs the question. What would happen if spoony played kingdom hearts?

    • Anonymous

      What’s silly is, all the final fantasy characters – even squall – are far more likable in Kingdom Hearts than Final Fantasy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jules-Cressman/100000742959802 Jules Cressman

    This series begs the question. What would happen if spoony played kingdom hearts?

  • goodguya

    Mmmm…. Chocobo.

  • ujo1934

    actually if u get all of the special items in the temple when u get the airship and search for the Baaj temple u get Anima the aeon that seymour summons

  • goodguya

    Go to his forum at That Guy With the Glasses. We're discussing it there.

  • http://twitter.com/CholYerlow2 Chol Yerlow

    15:27 oh dear lord in heaven. That's the worst thing I've ever seen.

  • Valorin

    The thing is about these games is that they are easy to hate. They never get any better and the developers expect their fans to suffer through a 20+ hour game with characters and a story that are garbage. It's not nit picking, he's pointing out just how lazy Square is at making names. In both videos Spoony may be nit picking some things, but for the mos part he has only talked about the glaring plot holes and the awful characters. I think you should stop nit picking his review. I played this game all the way to the end and I had the same issues he does right down the retarded “Goers” name. You can't come up with all these other made up names for cities and towns and characters and then decide to just take the word “Go” add ERS to the end and then that's it, job well done.

  • ujo1934

    actually

  • ujo1934

    actually if u get all 7 of the temple's items and u go back to the Baaj Temple at the beginning u get Anima the aeon that seymour summons

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Thomas-Kelley/100000588189282 Thomas Kelley

    LOL, I had the same reaction to Spoony singing as Doctor Insano did…
    Wait, I thought Spoony WAS Insano? WTF is going on? And why is Insano's secret lab in Spoony's basement, apparently? Does he just like to piss off Linkara like that?

    • Anonymous

      You are thinking logically and consider a timeline… And to paraphrase something Spoony said once: There is no timeline, there is only Insano!
      Because, if you try to create a consistent history of Insano, all you get in the end is a splitting headache.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1271695246 Michael-Wife Robbins

    I honestly am going to need a change of underwear after that ending… Seriously, man. You need to give some warning with comedy that hardcore. It literally made me shit my pants laughing so hard.

    Any funnier and I'll have heart palpitations!

    I look forward to part 3 :D

  • goodguya

    It's a very complicated ordeal. The original Spoony of this universe is the real Insano. When Spoony reviewed FF8, a rift opened up and replaced the Spoony. That Spoony of the Rift became Black Lantern Spoony. His DNA was cloned to make the current Spoony we see now, as well as a Spoony Bum.

  • dragonfly82

    LMAO!!
    Awesome video Spoony,
    the wait was worth it…….

  • L1nk1

    OH MY GOD SPOONY.. noooo no no no make it stop .. my ears …

  • http://twitter.com/Belle_Kel Kelly

    Well, I must admit that I like FFX (probably because I also like soap opera's), but the game is totally silly. You are right about most things, especially the laughing scene (God, I was so ashamed when I let some friends see the 'cool new game' I had and this showed up). But What I especially liked about the game was the sphere grid system. It's a bit linear in the beginning and you have few choices to go, but later on, everyone can learn a few healing spells or other abilities. but the blitzball…. it… it was… GODAWFUL! I just continually pressed 'x' until it was over :P

    anyways great review, very entertaining and don't do an audition for american idol anytime soon :P

  • Cthulhu07

    My head hurts… :D

  • yetiboy

    I liked the review, I liked the song.
    To me it sounded like someone who cannot sing singing very well.

    Spoony, I'd love you to do commentaries on all the FFX videos, thatd be so awesome!

    I don't care, just talk about anything but do it:D

  • http://twitter.com/jankahl87 Jani Ojala

    God damn I can't watch this. This 3G connection has real issues with loading video from blip.tv for some reason. Especially in this god forsaken backwater town I used to call home. Probably will have to wait 3 weeks till I get back to my apartment where there's a solid connection. Well, at least I'll have something to look forward to…

  • lastsigma

    I too played this game knowing that the entire game was bullshit from the start (it came out about a year before so fans were just finishing it) and I managed to find a single method to make Tidus' character believable. I renamed him Ballface to connect why he was such an unlikable asshole and why he hated his father for seemingly no reason. It managed to fill in almost every plot hole surrounding that Meg Ryan looking fucker and gave me something immature to laugh at while going through the forced march of the absolutely linear story and gameplay.

    The game was easily the longest movie I ever beat and I knew it sucked from the first hour. I just tortured myself to play to the end because… well, I was an idiot. I really have no good excuse. At least fans of this game can explain that they're insane/stupid enough to like it, I've got no excuse.

    Thanks for taking this game to the cleaners Spoony, it will give my tired old brains some peace after sloughing through the death knell of the series.

  • http://twitter.com/emhallen Emily Allen

    Spoony, your singing was probably one of the funniest things I have ever heard in my entire life. Not that it was done badly, simply because of how out of the ordinary it was. Cracked me up! I laughed even harder when Dr. Insano came in. Awesome. Keep up the great reviews!

  • c1catwoman

    Hahahah, good review. Omg, I didn't noticed how bad the characters and I used to like this game as a teen. All that time I wasted back then to try to pass this game. Keep up the good work Spoony!!

  • spoonshock

    Final Fantasy X bashing always makes my day.

  • http://Xaotikdesigns.com Adam

    Your singing made the video. It was totally unexpected.

  • Akuosa

    I never thought I would identify myself with Dr.Insano, but his reaction mimicked mine.

  • thedeviot

    Yeah, what Akuosa said. ;p
    Great episode!

  • http://smellslikegeekstink.blogspot.com Jenny

    Well, at least you didn't start sing Eyes On Me…;)

  • LordNoctis

    I have to admit that I enjoyed FFX despite its numerous flaws, but you make some excellent points. This part is way better than the first, since you didn't nitpick as much.

  • http://www.facebook.com/alice.walters Alice Walters

    The REALLY creepy thing is that big scary Lovecraftian horror that Seymour summons? That's the soul of his dead mom. I am not kidding. Seymour uses his dead mom as a weapon. Classy.

    • http://twitter.com/tariel_corbeau Tariel Corbeau

      Little Seymour: MOOOOMM!!! They are picking on mEEEE!!
      Mommy Seymour: THOSE *******!!! *kills them all*

  • Claim

    Oh boy, when i thought i've seen everything … That ending blew my mind

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/George-Georgakis/558962949 George Georgakis

    God this brought back a lot of bad memories about this game, the plot holes were so many that you could simply call this game a plot-blackhole. Great job Sponny though. Once again a great part of a great review of a game that sucks in most aspects.

  • americancheeze

    You actually sing surprisingly well dude.

  • http://twitter.com/Triggerhappy938 John M. Wells

    Hey, I like this game. Please don't tell people to kill me.

  • jujuman

    Epic… Spoony can act,come up with jokes, dresses like a chick and now sing…

    You surprise me everytime spoony…awesome…

  • http://twitter.com/dmyy20 Dana Stemo

    Yes! I have been waiting for this to come out since you said it would be out before you went to E3. :D Actually, been waiting for part 2 to come out since I watched Part 1. Super funny, my sister and I were especially surprised when you started singing haha

    Also liked the Inasano bit. Don't care if some think he may be overused, I still think he's hilarious :]

  • pheathos

    Even though i loved X, probably one of my favorites in the series, i agree about blitzball. i thought it would be like the nba/nfl/fifa street games. I guess the X-2's version was better just having you play as the manager and skipping playing all together.

  • ssjsuperman

    in truth i like the game but not much and im not at all a ff fanboy so i really enjoyed this review.

  • Princess Stabbity

    It shames me to admit it, but I remember being pretty good at Blitzball… Please forgive me for my past. At least I never beat the game. So glad I got distracted by tin foil and never actually looked back other than to say I missed the battle system.

    The singing, dude. I'm dead now. Thanks. Love the Insano and old man bits. (Good god that sounds so wrong…) Brilliant work as always.

  • http://www.gamespot.com/users/cornbredx CornBRED-X

    Even though you said I should be shot for liking this game, I still like the review.

    I'm totally not a “fanboy” but I enjoyed the game when I played it. I agree with points about the game, but it doesnt change my mind haha

    That being said… Spoony singing! Hell ya! Thats a new level of awesome right there spoony. Also love the poster change. Video Drome and They Live. Loved it all around.

    Very funny. Cant wait to see what comes around from E3.

  • batlashes

    I have liked and finished just about every FF since 7. I agree though, the fashions are awful as is the voice acting. The game was the best RPG we had at the time with high production value and an interesting fight system and I enjoyed it! These roasts are excellent though, even if sometimes it's like someone making fun of an old friend and you can't defend them xD

  • AsukaSoryu

    Good lord, the audio's way off and the thing moves like Lee, still frame by still frame.
    :/ Wish I could've watched this, but the opening was bad enough… just random still pictures and the song ending before the opening was finished.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Niklas-Wanggren/730386777 Niklas Wånggren

    You! Have!
    out done yourself!
    totally awsome! Party on dude!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Borean/100000041163314 Michael Borean

    Pffff. FFX isn't that bad. The hair styles are pretty friggin epicly bad yes. But really, it still doesn't compare in badness to 8, or, shudder, 10-2.

    I just wish to point out any frame issues people are having are PROBABLY just ahving massive lag issues, because this came out today, and everyone is trying to watch it at once.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stievenart-Mael/606699365 Stiévenart Maël

    Oh God ! I like your reviews for two reasons :
    - first, i can see real arguments of why so much people don't like it !
    - second, you make me realise of things i usually don't bother too much, but you are, most of the time right !

    Well, i still like this game, it will always be one of my favourite Final Fantasy, but i really like the way you see it, and most of your arguments.

    IMPORTANT : i want to correct an enormous mistake you made. After you won the Blitzball, you gain Strenght sphere that are, in fact, sphere of +4 in strength (not the one you can catch every time in a fight) to put on the sphere grid. Putting them on Auron or Wakka will make your fights easier with a nice boost in strength ;) !

    I can argue that you, sometimes, really seem to don't want to understand because you simply hate this game. But i like when you do that, because it is just fun to see someone just expressing his hate ^^.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stievenart-Mael/606699365 Stiévenart Maël

    Oh God ! I like your reviews for two reasons :
    - first, i can see real arguments of why so much people don't like it !
    - second, you make me realise of things i usually don't bother too much, but you are, most of the time right !

    Well, i still like this game, it will always be one of my favourite Final Fantasy, but i really like the way you see it, and most of your arguments.

    IMPORTANT : i want to correct an enormous mistake you made. After you won the Blitzball, you gain Strenght sphere that are, in fact, sphere of +4 in strength (not the one you can catch every time in a fight) to put on the sphere grid. Putting them on Auron or Wakka will make your fights easier with a nice boost in strength ;) !

    I can argue that you, sometimes, really seem to don't want to understand because you simply hate this game. But i like when you do that, because it is just fun to see someone just expressing his hate ^^.

  • Sergeant_Shrapnel

    The reason the most obnoxious people in games have terrible voice actors with high-pitched squeaky voices is because they're the only ones who are willing to do these incredibly terrible lines.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Novak83 Ed Novak

    Woo, we're officially past the point in the game where I got bored with every boss fight taking half a freaking hour and quit!

    Awesome singing there, Spoony. You're living up to your name's origins.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Schroeder/632045130 Chris Schroeder

    I hope 2 things get mentioned by the end of this review: the gaping boredom known as the Calm Lands (got stuck there when I hadn't leveled enough. UGH!!!)

    AAaaaand…if any of you tired of trying to slug through the depressingly boring mid-game decided to GameShark it as I did, IT BREAKS THE GAME. I hope that's worth mentioning. :)

  • http://twitter.com/MrNekomata Phantasm

    The thing you don't get Spoony, Symore was a basically a character to say “Screw all you cosplayers, we dare you to pull this off.”

    • http://retrofoxreviews.blogspot.com/ Marcus Quinn

      And they did pull it off. Google image search “Seymour cosplayer” sometime. All you need is to attach what looks like blue Papier-mâché to your head.

      Like this..guy?…girl?..person.

      http://www.acparadise.com/cosplayers/39577/39577-28923-9.jpg

  • http://twitter.com/TheTemplarion Templarion

    I personally think that X is the second best of the final fantasy games.

    That having been said, I can't fault you on a single thing you have said. It reminds me of you and your brother with Kickass, I can completely understand what you are saying, but I just don't feel the same. (Other than the laughing scene…my god….)

    Also, I hope we get to hear you sing more. It was quite…nice, actually.

  • http://itsumademo.livejournal.com Tri

    Loveeee it. When you started playing the Hallelujah Chorus when Auron was walking up the stairs… A+ work. And the Aladdin song at the end… Insano's D: face cracked me up.

    Could use a little less splicing of films/TV shows though. Part of what made your FFVIII review so amusing were your own jokes/observations, not witty one-liners. But this is still excellent.

  • Vinny1138

    Say Spoony, Your not too bad at singing. You sing outdated songs from the 90s more often.

  • MasterSeijin

    Noah, if you ever sing that song again their will be consequences. It was every bit as awkward and painful as the cut scenes in this game, and now to sooth that pain I have to play Heart of Fire from Castlevania in a continuous loop for several hours.

    That being said, hurray for a new episode of this review. As always your harsh judgment and ridicule seems to be spot on.

  • http://twitter.com/nitenao Maegen Tannenbaum

    This was brilliant. My roommate and I are still laughing at all of this and the ending was just amazing. Thank you for making our day!

    And I was wondering, where did you get that Babylon 5 poster?

  • Covarr

    Is it that hard to crop the letterboxes off the game footage so that it won't be stretched to death?

    Other than that, I'm really enjoying this so far. As always, you deliver the most in-depth and hilarious reviews of games that the so-called professionals think they can cover in a few paragraphs.

  • 狐・小百合

    To bad they couldn't have played Rollerball instead in Spira.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=842900532 Letticia Rivera

    Amazing video to come back to! I used to hear about that game a lot amongst my guy friends who gushed over it through out highschool. Doesn't look that great to me though. Also its Jareth not Gareth. BoES for you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Higgins/1372650132 John Higgins

    I agree with everyone else, that singing was actually pretty good. I'm a bit jealous.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=523676678 Jake Jefferus Shipley

    Luca not Bevelle

    oh and brilliant review as ever

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shinea-Marion-Igielinski/1234658164 Shinea Marion Igielinski

    That was awesome! The ending was great! That is one of those cheezy romantic songs you have to belt out every time you hear it. And I am soooo glad you mentioned how painfully annoying Blitzball is…all the FF fans I know love the game. My brother used to sit there for HOURS and play just Blitzball…he said its the best part of the game, which I don't get because every time I watch him play it I want to punch myself in the face till I pass out.
    Also, in honor of you playing FFX for us loyal fans, I have decided to try playing FFX-2 all the way through (a task I have yet to have been able to make it through) without wanting to stab myself in the cornea with a dull, rusty fork. A task easier said then done, unfortunatley…

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/7STMQXMAL33YGG2F4DEG5ZT2RE Trevor

    Oh…oh my…Spoony is…singing. I think I just had a minor aneurysm.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=629455589 Jake Reed

    Fantastic review, as always. No idea why I wasted thirty hours of my life on this game. I want that time back. =(

    One thing I'd like to see though: In the first review, you complimented the game's battle system, noting the strategy of character swapping. While I felt the same way at first, very little variety is introduced throughout the game, and by the end it becomes repetitive and formulaic like nothing else. It's like they didn't bother to evolve battle strategy at all throughout the game. I hope this gets mention before the review is over.

  • johnnycumlately

    tidus wants to pee in her butt lol, havent heard that saying in a long time

  • johnnycumlately

    tidus wants to pee in her butt lol, havent heard that saying in a long time

  • SignNinja

    To be honest, yes I did like this game, however it still had its BLAZINGLY stupid moments, like the Goers (which I'm thinking in the original japanese meant something else) and our local Tim Curry look-alike moose Seymour. But I'm sure someone has already said it, but the reason Auron keeps his arm in that sleeve is because it's some sort of Ronin thing, you keep it in when you're a sword for hire, its weird.

  • Mechaflash45

    Oh man Rollerball would've been epic, you could actually KILL all of these idiots.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Doug-Smith/1595632907 Doug Smith

    Sorry, I can't force myself to sit through that whole song…

    • TheFeydakin

      Likewise…

  • http://www.facebook.com/youngu Yousef A. Ali

    Dude…… to each his own XD
    I LOVE FFX

  • http://www.facebook.com/youngu Yousef A. Ali

    Dude…… to each his own XD
    I LOVE FFX

  • http://www.facebook.com/Treima Jimi Alexander

    Nicely done!

  • http://www.facebook.com/emran.ismail Emran Qadir Ismail

    The Tournment is in Luca not Bevelle

  • http://twitter.com/MOVIELORD101 Steve Kidd

    Nice work Noah! Hopefully Part 3 will come a lot FASTER THIS TIME!

  • http://twitter.com/MOVIELORD101 Steve Kidd

    Nice job Noah. Hopefully the next few parts won't take as long next time. OK?

  • http://www.facebook.com/alex.martin Alex Martin

    Lol at spoony hating a good game, lol.

    • Anonymous

      LOL at you. Just… LOL at you. ^_^

    • Anonymous

      LOL at you. Just… LOL at you. ^_^

  • zolt

    My mind just went POOF

  • rosenrot234

    this is going to be a silly request but…..can you sing again? :) Pretty please?

    bit of a downer that a cool character as Auron is stuck in this game and Kingdom Hearts 2. hell he was the only reason i bought Kingdom Hearts 2.

  • AggsOfSpades

    When can we expect a self titled album, Spoony? You know you have fans that will buy it.

  • notyoursavior78

    haha that was well worth the wait. Spoony singing was absolutely priceless. The fashion sense is this game is really terrible too.

  • http://www.facebook.com/alex.martin Alex Martin

    Why is KH 2 bad again? O_o

    • Anonymous

      okay you got me there. what i meant by it was yes i was curious about the game but Auron helped with the actual purchase. im not calling the game bad ( even if some things bug me about it )

      it just seemed badass. auron fighting James Woods. cmon! lol

  • http://www.matsern.net Matsern

    Haha, still laughing at the karaoke version of 'a whole new world' that Noah provided us with at the end of this video.

    Can't seem to wipe my smile off of my face. Excellent as always. Thanks alot, and hope you have fun at E3, Noah. Looking forward to your gamenews the upcoming week.

    Haha, gotta watch this video again now.

  • jewbagel

    New posters! Babylon 5! SPOONY SINGING?! Awesome!

  • ToveriJuri

    I loved how insano opened the door and was like “oh, hell no!” and just went away.

  • TheRetroFox

    To this day, I can't understand why they gave one of the main villains in this game the name of Seymour. That is not a name that inspires anything but laughter. Especially with that hair.

    Also.. MP3 of you singing, plzkthx.

  • http://www.facebook.com/anthony.harper2 Anthony Harper

    First off wonderful review as always. I find it interesting to hear someone complain about a game I love but it's nice to hear a different perspective. I guess for me a lot of the flaws Spoony found here I'm able to overlook but I can't refute the fact that they exist. Strangely enough though I find that these reviews tend to make me want to play the games being reviewed I hope I'm not the only one like that.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Filipe-Isabelinho/100000173498272 Filipe Isabelinho

    OMG thank GOD I never bought a PS2 because of this game -_- cause I loved 7 and 9 and I rly wanted to play this. Goof thing I just got a new PC and played a bunch of AWESOME games instead of this crap!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Even-Seberg/775463741 Even Seberg

    list of some issues:
    1. the strenght spheres you get by winning the blitzball tournament are different, they can make empty nodes on the sphere grid become strenght nodes.
    2. the reason yuna apologizes is because she (partly) came voulentarely with the al bhed, because she her mother (dead) and uncle (cid) are both al bhed.
    3. Say if you where suudently attacked by a Gargantuan monster, seeing all you know destroyed before your eyes, and to then wake up in an unfriendly world where people mark you as a blasphemer for telling the truth and all hope of ever coming home seems long gone. whould you be a badass about it or whould you be upset, afraid and whine (especially to the guy that tossed you into the “portal”)?
    4. the reason many fans of the games like tidus is because he growns from the whiny boy to a leader that would rather be sacreligous than join in the religous insanity that is Yevon. he refuses to say die and even sacrifices himself for the good of those he loves without hesitation and whining in the end. But truth be told… WE ALL HATE THAT GOD DAMN LAUGHING SCENE!
    5. yes, seymore's hair is silly, but when you see his ancestors and the other guado you see that this is common for his people (the gravity defining hair, that is), and since he is half guado half human it could be mutated like that. but yes , Its silly.
    6. this is the most important one: this is another world, and their traditions, customs and fachion choises are different than ours, so three words: suspension of disbelief!

    to close of i just wanted to say that i laughed my ass of during the video, this show is always top notch and im a huge fan, but there is a reason that my mostly used internet alias is ; Your once and future Fanboy.

  • mcninja

    The forced laughter scene almost made me cry. The insincerity and forceful/fakeness of Tidus' laugh was more akin to a man who lost everything and is going insane with sadness trying to convince himself that his isnt going insane.

  • http://www.facebook.com/samulil1 Samuli Laamanen

    Spoony sings like a Angel! :D

    Really cool review. And spoony should sing more cause his voice is AWESOME!!!!

  • capthavic

    A proud member of the NBA (National Blitzball Association) The right to bear Blitzballs shall not be infringed!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Wasson/100000881593371 Michael Wasson

    God DAMN, Spoony's got some PIPES!

    I love it like always Spoony, got me laughing every second. Hope to see another one soon!

  • zolt

    Does someone know what is the epic music Spoony added at the summoning of the hellish beast?

  • http://www.facebook.com/emran.ismail Emran Qadir Ismail

    You forgot to mention about how Sin is Tidus's father.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=661037953 James Enri

      Well thanks for spoiling the (future) joke for those of us who never played FFX, asshole.

      0/10 to Emran Qadir Ismall

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/RHGHCHTBLASGL5TVKQNZJQI7HY a

    It amazes me how many people don't get the laughter scene. He was TRYING to sound stupid and obnoxious, that was the whole point. She asked him to laugh so he belted out the most forced, fake sounding laugh he could. Is it really that hard to get that scene?

    • Anonymous

      “It amazes me how many people don’t get the laughter scene. He was TRYING to sound stupid and obnoxious, that was the whole point. She asked him to laugh so he belted out the most forced, fake sounding laugh he could. Is it really that hard to get that scene?”

      Oh! Hold the phone! It was supposed to suck and be irritating!

      …Mission accomplished?

    • Anonymous

      “It amazes me how many people don’t get the laughter scene. He was TRYING to sound stupid and obnoxious, that was the whole point. She asked him to laugh so he belted out the most forced, fake sounding laugh he could. Is it really that hard to get that scene?”

      Oh! Hold the phone! It was supposed to suck and be irritating!

      …Mission accomplished?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Elio-Lopes-Ribeiro/1492315337 Élio Lopes Ribeiro

    The second part of another epic review.
    I still can't believe I thought playing FF VIII a few years ago.

  • americancheeze

    Oh, another thing I hate about FFX, it was the first of many FF games with bosses with ludicrous Hit Points. It started this “tank boss” trend. What does it say about the level balancing if you have to make bosses have over 90000 HP? FF13's final boss has over a million.

    • Anonymous

      The final optional boss in XII had 50,000,000. And damage was capped at 9999.

  • Pryopizm

    I am ashamed to admit this, but I love both FFX and FF VIII for reasons utterly unrelated to the game's story. In the case of FFX, I love listening to Bender (I refuse to call him Wakka) and I'm addicted to bright, cheery colors.

    Please don't kill me; I know my love is irrational and stupid; but as a result I'm not likely to breed!

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/Z6X2E7TZRANNVKCTNNQB5FR72E Ryan

    Yeah, sure, let me explain why those are pretty weak.

    1: Oooooh! They can fill empty squares with Strength spheres! Which you can do, you know,by putting a sphere in an empty node and considering that you can apparently get them rather easily by fighting monsters to fill said nodes anyway why should I care?

    2: They still fucked up their jobs protecting her, that excuse is like a kid apologizing to the cops for getting tricked by the child molestor when the babysitter was too busy screwing her boyfriend. Their job was to watch her, her aplologizing just makes her look like a doormat.

    3: Yes, I'd so act like that considering it was either that or GET EATEN BY A MONSTER! Come on man! Are you really going to complain to the guy who is the only real reason you're still alive right now despite the fact he transported you to this strange new world? Besides, Sin apparently destroyed the city and everyone inside, even if he had somehow survived what would've been there to go back to?

    4: I'm not seeing that, just another annoying pretty boy right now. Maybe you should wait to call Spoony out on this until he gets to the part where he actually does become likable and addresses the point in a video. But at this point, I can't see me caring about this character, How can I enjoy character development if it takes hours of gameplay to even get rolling? More importantly, while I'm a big fan of going up against the fundamentalist nutters, I also believe in respecting religions and so far from what I've seen in the story, all Titus has done is disrespect their religion like an a-hole, not endearing. But still, maybe you should wait to see what spoony has to say about this so called development in character when it occurs, not before. Cause until then he's still an annoying prick the player has to deal with.

    5: So you even admit the hair is stupidly ridiculous… what was your point? I mean, I don't care if your daddy had a mohawk, it's a hairstyle, it doesn't get passed down genetically. It's hair, hair doesn't contort into antlers, does not make sense.

    6: The outfits still have to make some sense feasibly. If I'm a soldier and I'm given a frilly pink dress with no real body armor or what not I'll look stupid for example. Suspension of disbelief only goes so far, if the outfits look ridiculous, constricting, uncomfortable, unfeasible, non-sensical, gawdy beyond belief or in any way that contradicts their job or function it's not gonna fly. I mean, giant dome earmuffs, what is their purpose? What do they signify? The one legged pants-shorts, what is their function or statement? That he's a rebel or something? If the fashion customs make no sense suspension of disbelief ain't gonna save you. Believe me, I once had a character that dressed barechested, toting guns and grenades on a leather belt strap, then I realised that looked fucking stupid and kinda gay when I got older and gave him a combat vest made of kevlar. I'm still fine tuning him, but at least his clothing makes more sense now.

    Look I don't agree with everything Spoony says either, I still like BioShock 2 and Brutal Legend and think they're worth buying and not just renting, but that's no reason to dismiss some valid criticques. I loved Kick-Ass for example but even I realised the people who complained were right, Kick-Ass did get overshadowed in his own movie. There were valid reasons to hate it.

  • http://twitter.com/jamesthegoth James Grayson

    I agree. I have no idea why people have so much trouble comprehending that. I'm actually utterly confused. It's not a hard concept to grasp. There's so much to make fun of in this game, but for the most part the voice acting and story are fine. Tidus is grating at times, but, really? He's just some kid. In fact, he has twice the personality of Vaan from 12.

  • TheFeydakin

    That

  • http://twitter.com/Menamebephil Phil Matthews

    I think the problem is less the reasons behind the laugh scene, but more the fact that IT IS THE SOUND OF HAPPINESS DYING*. I actually LIKE Final Fantasy X, and every time I see that scene I have to leave the room.

    *This may be hyperbole.

  • JeanJacket

    Pretty good voice there, Spoony One. I think I died laughing at Insano walking in on you, though. XD (Who else wants audio with Scarlett singing the other part now?)

    Excellent review. All the jokes were hilarious and all the points were good.

  • TheFeydakin

    Not everyone gets or cares what you or a group of you think…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Schmidt/1043467958 Mike Schmidt

    I played this at a friend's house for about 10 minutes and couldnt' get into it. Glad I never did… Very funny review Spoony. And I caught that remark about Leno taking over his show again. Good on you mate :) I'm with coco

  • TheFeydakin

    BUT IM NOT INSANE! Fine, I will just reply by saying that you are just ridiculous.

  • TheFeydakin

    pewff!

  • Ashenge

    When I heard “But Tidus wants to pee in her butt” it took me so off guard I couldn't stop laughing for 3 damn minutes. What the HELL? Rofl. I've…never heard that term, sir.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Justin-Patrick-MacIntyre/726213185 Justin Patrick MacIntyre

    quickly find reasons to hate a game

  • Ashenge

    Blah. I dig through the comments for smart discussion, and half of them are about the goddamn singing. Just because it came at the end, right? D:<

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/7CNPBPTSZILUCM2G4JC56ON7WA Anne-Laure

    … Do you think Seymour has the blue hair antlers for their easy gripping? Just… what… HOW? Ugh. I give up on the designs.

    Also, HOLY CRAP, They Live and Videodrome posters? I love you even more now. <8'D

  • http://bluehighwind.blogspot.com/ BlueHighwind

    FFX actually wouldn't have been half bad if only you could skip cutscenes. But alas, that invention was still several years away.

    Also it would have been far better with a completely different cast… and plot… and characters… and world-design. In fact, throw out everything but the battle system and you're just about fine.

  • GorlabXYZ

    I wish Spoony had actually played Final Fantasy IX. That game was so hideously awful that FFX was a breath of fresh air by comparison. FFX at least had a few likable characters and well-developed story.

    Heck, FFIX made me like FFVIII! (Comparatively, VIII is better than IX. VIII's time travel plot is way easier to understand.)

    FFX-2 on the other hand…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Justin-Patrick-MacIntyre/726213185 Justin Patrick MacIntyre

    lol we're both trollin if you think that

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joshua-Carl-Fomich/561716482 Joshua Carl Fomich

    Yeah I lost it when he said that to.
    I was pounding the computer desk with my right fist, bent over laughing while my cigarette hanged limply in my left hand.
    Yeah that was different.

    • Anonymous

      Speaking of nightmare fuel, someone I know actually owns a pirated hentai where some random guy, among other things, pees in Tifa’s ass. I had night terrors for way too long after accidentally glancing at THAT gem.

  • Ashenge

    Majora's Mask? Oh c'mon, man. What brought that on? D:

  • Ashenge

    Yeah you've gotta be trollin'. D: No two ways about it. To say I was pleasantly surprised with FFIX would be to put it lightly. I can come to terms with the fact that Spoony will never give it another chance, but it was a welcome addition that I had passed on when it came out, because of a lot of the same reasons he gave.

    • Anonymous

      I’m not trolling, FFIX really is that bad (to me). The characters are cartoonish while the plot and setting is the most depressing of any (main) Final Fantasy game. It was supposed to a throwback to earlier FFs (like IV), but it fails at that due to the convoluted plot. The main antagonist makes Seymour look butch. The card game is both more annoying and useless than either Triple Triad or Blitzball.

      I could go on.

      (And the thing that really annoys me about X-2 is the percentage completion component. It takes all the fun out of Final Fantasy.)

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daniel-Draper/590328663 Daniel Draper

        I don’t see where you get any of this from. FF9 was easily one of the best of the serious, and by far the most overlooked(due to FF8 being such a huge letdown). It sounds to me like you never even played it.

        Seymour acts and dresses like a homosexual sadomasochist. Tidus is a whiny little bitch with 0 brains who is more of a danger to himself than anything around him.

        Zidane is full of youthful energy but is very serious and mature. He always has a heads up on everyone because of his good planning skills. He doesn’t just stumble into things head first, either. He is by far the LEADER of his brigade. Not at all like Tidus.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Justin-Patrick-MacIntyre/726213185 Justin Patrick MacIntyre

    you know, I love how spoonies cracking jokes, but in all fairness this was way better than most non-story driven games and geeze most new FF games. keep up the lulz spoonman

  • Altoman5

    Oh man, I laughed out loud when you were singing. That was hilarious. You're not a bad singer, would have liked to hear you and Scarlett sing the whole thing during the credits. :)

  • saint23thomas

    He's probably waiting until he get's to the part of the story with the big reveal. And, by that, I mean when it's revealed that there may actually be a plot.

  • peteman

    Ooh.. how's about The Lucca Failures!

    • Anonymous

      Lucca Comers!

  • Alpha_Ryvius

    Awesome review Spoony, some great bits and jabs and you seem to have a nice singing voice. I'm a fan of FFX and your reivew offers a fun hilarious perspective on the game. As a sidenote the reason Maechen gets around so fast in Spira is because he's an unsent, but you only find this out if you play FFX2. Keep up the awesome and I can't wait for part 3 of the review. I'm sure it's going to be well worth the wait, and also enjoy E3 2010.

  • http://www.thejhohcableshow.com/trollpolice/ Jhoh Cable

    I was thinking of

  • http://www.facebook.com/xMaeRx Ryan Beckmann

    I laughed.. so hard… so hard.

  • http://www.facebook.com/xMaeRx Ryan Beckmann

    I.. what. This game.. what.

  • saint23thomas

    I agree. Like a wise man once said, “Suspension of disbelief does not mean turning off your brain.”

  • kikyoo

    God spoony it burns. Your makeing me laugh so much my lungs hurt.
    Love the godzilla refernces
    Love the railing on just fucking everything. FFX is some of your best stuff man.

    … You still need to chew the pills tho!

  • Salvyrn

    I second this request, anyone know?

  • holyjunkie

    Goddamnit! I've tried looking at that blue-haired bastard FIVE TIMES already. It's as impossible as reading the entirety of The Eye of Argon without cracking.

    I've designed better characters while under the influence! I've designed better characters with nothing but a roller brush!

  • godzillaexpert

    How long did it take you to get all the potions anyway??

  • godzillaexpert

    Sin is so Dalek in origin

  • Alpha_Ryvius

    I would like to know as well. I feel that I've heard it before but just can't place the title to it.

  • angelcarnivore

    Hey, who knew Spoony could karaoke? Great review- sing more. More singing. I'm so wanting a musical episode now.

  • droge085

    YES!

  • StealthKnight

    0:17- I didn't know that you could get so many potions. At least you don't have to shop for potions now.
    6:27- Remember, people in big puff cloths that walk confidently and have titles are serious buisness. Sophisticated voices = dangerous person and possibly evil.
    17:31- They must have gotten fashion tips from Amadela in the star wars prequels.

    Great job and I look forward to more. You can do it spoony

  • saint23thomas

    Shame on you, Spoony, for using that name. Meg Ryan could kick Tidus's ass.

  • Steelia

    4:49
    5:01

    Some missed potential for extra ass shot points.
    Great review so far.

  • dudeboobs

    Best video I've seen awhile, maybe ever.

  • http://twitter.com/Seraphna Seraphna

    YOU PROMISED US YOU'D NEVER SING AGAIN!

    *cries*

  • http://www.deviantart.com/chibigingi ChibiGingi

    The Godzilla fan in me is satisfied. Thank you, Spoony. Nice singing, too, though I think poor Dr. Insano needs some therapy now. He reminds me of me when I walk in on my sister at times… except I had to deal with Hanson.. ugh… it burns.

  • http://twitter.com/0s_And_1s Ryan Howse

    Just as awesome as the game :) (I'm one of the people you've ordered euthanized, although I agree with your gripes thus far). This game to me is the equivalent of those Reb Brown movies that you aknowledge as bad but are still really entertaining.

    Btw, the arm in the sleeve is a masterless samurai thing, as is the bottle of sake. As for the temples, they're a pain in the ass because in order to get Anima (the thing Seymour pulls out of hell) you need to get the secret chest in all of them.

    Finally, if you think Blitzball is bullshit, it's only because you havent tried to fully ultilize Wakka as a fighter in the main game. It's at this point that it goes from boring and irritating to the bane of your existance, as you need to win about 300-400 games before you can fully unlock Wakka's best equipment and Overdrives. The sickening thing is that if you actaully put yourself through this, Wakka is unstoppable. The Attack Reels at the end of the game make him do over a million damage in one turn. It's still not worth it.

  • Kefka

    Well i get your point spoony. There are many things to make fun of. But the reasons for your hate are minor annoyances.
    Let me recap.

    Character Design: Tidus, Wakka's hair, Seymour, Fashion of Spira
    Weapon Design: Blitzball and a stuff animal
    Blitzball
    Inconvenient camera angles
    Plot holes
    and the Busy work

    Granted the character design is not a minor an annoyance but its a very subjective.
    It never bothered me at all. In my opinion X is a great game and one of my favorite FF titles after 6.

    Nevertheless, it was a really good video and it made me laugh.
    Keep it up ^,^
    - D

    • Anonymous

      So let me get this straight: You love plot wholes, busy work, inconvenient camera angles, and blitzball? I left out the character and weapon design thing because your mileage really will vary on that.

      To each his own. Apparently, “pretty pictures” is enough to satisfy most any anime–I mean, “video game” fans. Yeah.

      • http://www.youtube.com/user/Xemnas248 Kefka

        Well first i did’nt say i love these things.
        plot holes are a problem but not here… cause who cares how the walls regenerate with magic or buy construction worker.

        busy work are puzzles and well it gets boring if you play a second or third time through it. If you play it for your first time it get rewarded by a new summon and they are cewl.

        Blitzball is cool but only if you watch it in cinematics. i did’nt enjoy playing it.

        Those “pretty pictures” and story are beautiful, but for me as GAMER is the gameplay what takes the cake. The game mechanics are one of the best Turn-based RPG’s mechanics EVER!
        the Sphere Grid is maybe at first well not easy to get used to, but its not very complicated and gives your character very individual skills.

        Im not a great Final Fantasy fan in my opinion FF6 and FFX are the best and FF8 FF13 and FFX-2 are the absolut worst. I played a lot RPG’s and FFX is the only FF game after FF6 i truly love.
        besides there is no perfect game and if you haven’t play the game give it a try… (this is last comment is for every one) ^,^

        • Anonymous

          “plot holes are a problem but not here… cause who cares how the walls regenerate with magic or buy construction worker.”

          Who cares? See the comments. Watch the video.

          With that said, reading through the comments, it’s nice that Spoony is able to gather both FFX haters, lovers, and fangirls together. Says a lot about his reviewing style and comedic timing.

      • http://www.youtube.com/user/Xemnas248 Kefka

        Well first i did’nt say i love these things.
        plot holes are a problem but not here… cause who cares how the walls regenerate with magic or buy construction worker.

        busy work are puzzles and well it gets boring if you play a second or third time through it. If you play it for your first time it get rewarded by a new summon and they are cewl.

        Blitzball is cool but only if you watch it in cinematics. i did’nt enjoy playing it.

        Those “pretty pictures” and story are beautiful, but for me as GAMER is the gameplay what takes the cake. The game mechanics are one of the best Turn-based RPG’s mechanics EVER!
        the Sphere Grid is maybe at first well not easy to get used to, but its not very complicated and gives your character very individual skills.

        Im not a great Final Fantasy fan in my opinion FF6 and FFX are the best and FF8 FF13 and FFX-2 are the absolut worst. I played a lot RPG’s and FFX is the only FF game after FF6 i truly love.
        besides there is no perfect game and if you haven’t play the game give it a try… (this is last comment is for every one) ^,^

      • http://www.youtube.com/user/Xemnas248 Kefka

        Well first i did’nt say i love these things.
        plot holes are a problem but not here… cause who cares how the walls regenerate with magic or buy construction worker.

        busy work are puzzles and well it gets boring if you play a second or third time through it. If you play it for your first time it get rewarded by a new summon and they are cewl.

        Blitzball is cool but only if you watch it in cinematics. i did’nt enjoy playing it.

        Those “pretty pictures” and story are beautiful, but for me as GAMER is the gameplay what takes the cake. The game mechanics are one of the best Turn-based RPG’s mechanics EVER!
        the Sphere Grid is maybe at first well not easy to get used to, but its not very complicated and gives your character very individual skills.

        Im not a great Final Fantasy fan in my opinion FF6 and FFX are the best and FF8 FF13 and FFX-2 are the absolut worst. I played a lot RPG’s and FFX is the only FF game after FF6 i truly love.
        besides there is no perfect game and if you haven’t play the game give it a try… (this is last comment is for every one) ^,^

    • Anonymous

      So let me get this straight: You love plot wholes, busy work, inconvenient camera angles, and blitzball? I left out the character and weapon design thing because your mileage really will vary on that.

      To each his own. Apparently, “pretty pictures” is enough to satisfy most any anime–I mean, “video game” fans. Yeah.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Christopher-Strang/100001088433208 Christopher Strang

    I love these videos, but its kind of annoying that your leaving out a lot of aspects of the game. Like the sphere grid, the core part of gameplay, and one of my major annoyances.

  • Gunwild

    Oh, wow, the Ignition thing was funny but you singing actually made me crack up. It really made me feel better after a long day, man, thank you. You hafta post an MP3 of that, please, it had me banging my fist on the desk… maybe Insano could get caught up and sing the Jasmine part?

    “Unbelievable might!
    Mankind enslaved by SCIENCE!
    Crushing, soulless compliance
    As those who oppose me die!”

    Seriously, it writes itself.

  • Ashenge

    Seymour gains an air of intimidation to him as the game goes on. SHAME HIS DESIGN COMPLETELY TOPPLES IT. I felt mugged every time I saw the stupid clown.

    “Okay. Maybe if I just ignore the… Um. Well, I'll just pretend he doesn't have that thing with–… Okay. No. Can't be done.”

  • zarrotsu

    You win, sir. Now it must be done.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steve-Peters/1621219390 Steve Peters

    Awesome review of epic proportions, but I would have made a Katamari Damacci joke about that summoner with the sideways dome head ornaments.

  • Gunwild

    Well, I'm sure Spoony could do a better job himself. It's only replacing the Aladdin part with Spoony stuff that would be tricky

    “I can review the world
    Snarky, mad and offended
    Tell me, viewer, haven't you ever
    Bought some crap and cried?”

  • satansbestbuddy

    Okay, yeah, the story is crap, I gathered that much when I learned that woman with nads was the lead character way back when I played this game myself 8 years ago, what else you got?

    I've never finished it, only got as far as some boss that has Yuna's name and got murdered on it's third form repeatedly, but from what I remember the game part of this game was actually pretty good, unlike FFVIII which is my personal definition of hell and has at least five problems in basically every single frame rendered by that poor PS1.

    So, yeah, I've yet to see you make a convincing argument that this game is anywhere near the same league as 8 when it comes to sheer horribleness, though it does top it in terrible character design. (I think the only sensibly dressed character of the bunch was Riku, because she wasn't wearing enough clothing to take 20 minutes every day getting in and out of)

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/JBKG26XU5STU3CGTNNEMTSANY4 ian g

    The part where Titus started bitching at auron is where I stopped playing.
    I never finished the game, and never plan to.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Patrick-Konikoff/1514228794 Patrick Konikoff

    I guess I must be mad then. I actually enjoyed blitzball in this game.

    As I remember Seymour wanted all those people killed in Operation Mihen. Something about they were excommunicated, and now that they failed everyone lost hope. They have no choice but to go back to Yevon…because they control the summoners? aeons? something about control.

  • draxo

    From the time the last review was posted to now.

  • 5h32m4n

    You singing at the end was completely unexpected and the funniest thing I've seen in a while. Good times.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=528661046 Rocky Bergen

    Hearing you sing “A Whole New World” totally made my day! A risk worth taking! You are the best reviewer out there!!

  • Trikucian

    I have only one thing to say about this review: the Blitzball stadium is in Luca, not Bevelle. Bevelle is the holy city of Yevon, which (Spoiler) is stupid because Yevon was from Zanarkand, which in itself begs the question why he had Sin destroy it 1000 years ago. Maybe he got bullied as a kid and wanted revenge.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Kannebas Izzy Rankin

    Normally I don't do this, but I'ma hit y'all off with a little taste of the remix. Y'all ready? Here we go.

    ♪ I pick you up from the club. Take you home to make some love. Got a surprise, close ya eyes. I'm gonna cover you with suds. I'ma give you some *poo-poo*. I'ma give you some *pee-pee*. I'ma give you some *doo-doo* and wash it down with some *wee-wee*. This is the remix edition of the song about pissin'. I got that pee and we can freakin' and there's juice in the kitchen. ♫

    Yeah… That's how it goes at the Kannebas party. I sip Cris. You drink piss. The “Piss On You” remix… Ya heard me? No, I'm serious. I really do wanna piss on you.

  • StrandedGeek

    Oh my gosh…Spoony is clearly becoming delirious by bursting into song. which you do sing really well I know formally demand you sing eye's on me. full music video with you in your squall costume because I'm a mad man I think it would be priceless. in fact:

    FFX= 20$
    24pack of booze=30$
    Having Spoony sing a whole new world=Priceless

    There's somethings money can't buy for everything else there's The Spoony Experiment

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Elizabeth-Pannel/1237765347 Elizabeth Pannel

    Looks like we've found our next American Idol!

  • mihr

    I love the aladdin song at the end, but now im sad because i want to see part 3. my life wont be complete without seeing the end of this

  • http://www.facebook.com/Caitiff Rob McAlister

    Wait a fuck nugget. Your problem with Tidus's outfit is the shorts. Did you miss the button down belly shirt hoodie? He's literally, wearing the same thing that Maria would wear to the ring. But, she can get away with it, because she's gorgeous. What the fuck's his excuse?

  • http://www.spazoutloud.com/ SpazOutLoud

    “Do you wanna hear the most annoying sound in the world?” hahaha That got me.

    ^_^ I vote for more Spoony singing!

  • mkfan1602

    This is by far one of your best reviews ever. The song at the end made this review totally epic.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/NTEJYPBS7YKXTUZWVFVZVZ7Y7Q Jimi

    Sure, Yuna an company don't seem to be in that much of a hurry, but Sin destroying an entire town is a pretty frequent occurrence.

    To put it clearly, the people of Spira have been experiencing a continuous apocalypse for a millenium, their only hope of an end or the briefest respite has “succeeded” a scant handful of times and even then barely slowed it down, and the only source of any joy in their lives is blitzball. Final Fantasy X has the darkest story I have ever seen.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Kannebas Izzy Rankin

    “Where do you buy shorts with one leg way longer than the other”?

    Probably the same place Zack Ryder gets his ring attire.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nic-Mapes/100000500981605 Nic Mapes

    Lol, that whole scene from 2:20 to 2:50 was absolutely hilarious XD How did you come up with that?

  • zenithl

    I want Spoony to re-enact the hilarious fan-video he mentioned in his FF8 review commentary, wearing the Squall costume, and touring among his FF8 memorabilia (donated by fans, of course).

  • http://www.facebook.com/Sinfulroses Ashley Brackbill

    I think the aeon Seymour uses his his mother but its been awhile. I can't bitch about 10 after 10-2 came out, Spoony I dare you to play that game and try to live through it, I know a lot of people who gave up playing that one . Dear god it was…….like Sailor Moon crossed over with 3 terrible Charlie's Angels wannabes. In 10 you don't have have Sailor Moonish transformations from one slutty outfit to the next. I can't say low riding mini skirts because not all were skirts. You have Yuna trying to change to more or a sex appealing thing I guess, I dunno. I personally think they wanted to shut up bitching fanboys for saying Yuna wasn't hot. Riku turned into decided to go with a thief/hippie look, who is more annoying then she was in here. Then you have Paine who I thing its a female version of Edward from shitlight. Don't get me going on Leblanc with her idiotic henchmen, side kicks, whatever. Leblanc was a replacement for Donna, being Yuna's rival. she game me headaches, granted that game in general gave me them for trying to figure out shit in there. But at least Donna isn't wearing Leblanc's crappy color barely covering Lady Luck outfit.

    The only thing I did like from 10 was Anima and Auron, thats it. The worse thing is you have to make sure you did these two temples right in order to get anima and the magnus sisters. Although I am waiting to hear what you have to say about Yuna's execution…….I mean wedding and its to Seymour. To me it felt like an execution at first even though it was a “forced” marriage. That moment had me laughing, even more so after New Moon with Bella jumping off a cliff.

  • http://twitter.com/JCScare Mason Jock

    Spoony has my vote for the next Aladdin anyday.

  • Redbob86

    Gunwild, you are my hero. Both your posts were hilarious, and this just BEGS to be done.

    The song itself is relatively easy to work with due to it's slow pacing. HBI2K made one with Zodd from Berzerk, and then ofcourse there is that porno version, “A Whole Nude World”….

    “I can show you my cock,
    Big and throbbing and splendid,
    I can make it extended
    On my magic matress ride.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ben-Agar/774124267 Ben Agar

    Hmmm, as I tend to recall one reviewer way back compared the plots of FF10 and Tales Of Symphonia. Though they are quite similar but then they said that the characters of FF10 where “easier to relate to” and I had called bull shit on that! Tales though with it's flaws had a cast that composed of at least two dimensional characters (well some anyway) and at least the main character wasn't a whiny bitch. I am not a big fan of JRPG's but I enjoyed Tales although playing that game really made me realise just how linear JRPG's are as opposed to their western counterparts.

    Spoony keep this up it's about time this series get's put into a “logical” perspective, well as logical as it can with the insanity that FF10 really is.

  • Gunwild

    “I can open your mind
    Show you horrors and blunders
    FMV Hell will make you wonder
    How I haven’t died!”

    Man, I wish I could do a passable imitation of his voice. I'd fake the whole thing.

  • rudy023

    Great reference to the Prince skit on Chapelle's show. I always felt that one was overshadowed by the “Rick James” story. & you're right about the fashion choices in this game. They make some of Lady Gaga's outfits look convensional!

  • Dorran844221

    As always, Spoony, you make some good points…. wait… HAHAHAHA! I CAN'T BELIEVE IT! Wow… Spoony, I think you just made my week. And, you're really not that bad of a singer!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lydia-Komapsunida-Croft/264600521 Lydia Komapsunida Croft

    GOOD MORNING!! Now my day will be awesome! I've been looking forward to this :3 I loove FFX despite how much it sucks.. and I still love these reviews :3

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=661037953 James Enri

    I never played FFX, it just looked too terrible for me to ever pick up.

    Clearly I was correct in my early assumption. I would have been pissed if I knew I had to play as Tidus all game, boo urns, give me Ramza, Locke or (for the more mainstream crowd) Cloud Strife.

    Great video spoony , your work is still the best.

  • http://www.klkerr.com/ Penrefe

    That ending song really did make this part about a million times better than anything I've seen on the Internet so far this year.

  • pandaemonium

    I think Spoony has finally lost it.
    Final Fantasy X finally did it for him.

    That entire part in Guadosalam is pretty much one big PS2 tech demo. With pre-rendered cutscenes.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/ZQU55LVJGIITPS4VZ4IA7XRY6U Moggy

    Oh wait till you get to the end. The end is so bad, it makes all that comes before it a heaping helping of the best icecream you ever ate and I'm not talking about the plot. What is it that makes these games have such shitheapingly easy final bosses?

    Seriously – I spent a good portion of time (I was bored, okay) levelling these fuckers up. I got a couple of the final weapons even. Now – when you fight something, if you hit it hard enough you get this thing called 'overkill'. So I go into the final fight with a limit break ready (Wakka's roll things) and I FUCKED IT UP BUT when I hit that final boss guy it overkilled on the first hit. On a fucked up shot.

    Overkilled. The last boss. In one screwed up not even full strength hit.

    UGH.

  • jobywonkanobi

    well spoony looks like your going to have to kill me with a box cutter because yes i am a fan of this game and the final fantasy series. i know this and most of the games are dumb but i can't help what i love. But no hard feelings i actually really like it when you rip into the game your funny as hell. oh and a extra thumbs up for the hp lovecraft reference and histerical reaction from insano.

  • http://twitter.com/thebluesader AJ

    I won't defend any of the aspects of this game that Spoony and other people hate. At the same time, this was the first game I ever played on a PS2 in college, and it just blew me away. My previous experience with consoles ended with the Super Nintendo, and I only ever played RTSs on PC.

    I guess I just nostalgia too hard to be able to stand back and realize that this game is pretty mediocre. But hey, to each his own.

    I also thought Blitzball was fun. Looking at the footage now, I'm not sure why. And even my college roommate made fun of me for liking it. But I guess it was just really different to me, to have this kind of organized sports game within an RPG.

    Well, that's my two cents. Keep up the good work, Spoony. Any video that is just you yelling about crap is awesome.

  • http://twitter.com/Deimos1984ad Zak Mahmud

    Every time I hear Tudus laughing I black out and wake up the next day with blood all over my clothes….what the hell did I do?????

  • americancheeze

    Is it weird I keep reloading this video just to see the singing bit at the end? That is probably even more entertaining than the Spoonster thought it would be. lol

  • theshamster

    One of the most suprising things that will happen later on in the game is that once you find out that the Yevon religion is corrupt…you and the majority of the world instantly turn from it…And in FFX-2, most people dont give a damn about it.

    Really? so, you follow a religion for over 1000 years, devote your whole lives to it and then after one single little incident, everyone turns from it?!?! and they dont even feel any psycological trauma for 'what happens if you turn from Yevon' or anything? And what about the devout followers (especially the ones in the PAL and international versions who come after you with Dark-Aeons)…dont you think that if someone turned from Yevon, they'd be hunted down and killed? But nope! 2 years later, in FFX-2, people turn the temples into their very own mansions or workshops and so on…That would be like turning the Vatican into a public toilet….Are you seriously telling me that everyone was ok with it and thought “Nah, we dont need this religion that we followed blindly for 1000 years anymore….It hasnt indoctriated me at all….none at all, even though I thought machina was bad 2 years ago and that I followed 'teachings' passed down the years from parent to child…..I can turn from it easy as pie….Even though I..you know…saw Aeons (unlike our worlds religions that has no actual physical proof) and know magic and saw the devil (sin) which means my religion is more believable…nah..I'm fine!

    ARGHHH!! (bangs head on wall)

  • http://www.facebook.com/iramsden Ian Ramsden

    absolute gold
    haven't laughed that hard in a while, can't wait for part 3

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joel-Martinsson/100001017868380 Joel Martinsson

    Kinda reminds me of the last boss in DoW 2, me and my friend took him down in under 15 seconds.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/4QYYMGWYRGJV4YQKWX6C4ASJCI anty

    the ending O.o …. OMG that ways hilarious ahhahhahahhahahhahahhah

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gerard-Mckay/1552902991 Gerard Mckay

    So you still hate me for liking this game huh Spoony? lol.
    I agree the temples are annoying the only thing you need them for are the special orbs that unlock The Aeon from HEEEEEELLLLLL :P
    P.S: Why didn't you have the Jecht shot for Tidus? It makes Blitzball easy.

  • Ceherz

    back then when i played the game (i was 10/11 yrs old), it didn't occur to me, how stupid this game is, haha. hilarious review!

  • http://spoonyexperiment.com The Spoony One

    Woo. Woo. Woo. You know it.

  • Pinkemon

    So I wasn't the only one who was reminded of ToS when watching this. Good to know.

    The whole “Go on a crusade to save the world by going to temples” thing IS pretty similar, along with the “But can't we help her and prevent her from having to do this?! D: ” plot point.

    However, ToS' plot does change at one point. I don't know if FFX's plot does, since I've never played it.
    (For some reason, Spoony's review is only making me more curious. I kinda feel like playing this game now. Strange, no? That doesn't change the fact that I lack a PS2, though.)
    ToS its characters can, however, be seen as somewhat cliched, though I suppose they are more likable than FFX's.

  • http://twitter.com/Limeybakura Luke Marks

    Auron got hit hard by Yunalesca. He then crawled through the Zanarkand stadium, through Zanarkand, through Mount Gagazet, through a cave, through the calm lands, through that icy place, and then reaching the entrance of Bevelle, where he was found by Kimahri. He was taken to Rin, and that's where he died. The next day he awoke to go kick some more ass.Not only that, the hit mangled his arm, so he crawled with only one arm. Its why he always has the arm in his cloak, whilst he didnt in the flashbacks with jecht and braska, his form as a memory being has his arm restored, but in actuality it was broken in multiple places before he died.

    taken straight from youtube lol

  • Mamba54

    My head just exploded when you stared singing Spoony.. Damn.. How can I even write this you may ask? I dunno.. I guess its the same as the plot holes in some Final Fantasy games! Haha see what i did there?
    I actually love the Final Fantasy games so i dont know why i just made fun of them

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Georg-Veramme/719603017 Georg Veramme

    I think care of Seymour is the fucking villain, HE SUMMONED DAGOTH!
    You know what, fuck Yuna's Quest, let him handle Sin, at least he has a friggin' OLD GOD on his side, not a Blitzball!

    Is anyone else having Morrigan flashbacks with Lulu?
    Also what's the song you used for the Daggoth bit Spoony?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matt-Swinson/1006163034 Matt Swinson

    I can't be the only one to think of this, but clearly, Yuna is a representation of Jesus. She literally walks on water, is a staunch religious figure, and must die to defeat Sin, etc etc. I bet if Jesus could summon Bahamut the Romans would have been hosed.

  • Joon_Studios

    Another hillarious video, but what's so bad about Final Fantasy X. I thought it was decent and my dad liked it because my mom got for him with his PS2. (But without a memorie card. XD) Persona 4 is definetely my favorite RPG but I don't understand why you treat Final Fantasy X like turd. Anyway, you sing pretty good. I'm an okay actor but I suck at singing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/james.mcbath James McBath

    Man, Spoony rocks the mic like a vandal.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matthew-Dive/832364247 Matthew Dive

    I may be a fan of FFX, but damn Spoony makes some good points.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=769398739 Sophia Krause

    I can't decide wether to hate myself for liking this game or laughing about your reviews, because you're so damn right. Keep it up :)

  • jetman123

    Something can be flawed and you can still like it. Spoony just doesn't get any enjoyment out of it.

    Remember – these reviews are made for entertainment purposes. Spoony is not trying to say you can't/shouldn't play this game, just pointing out legitimate greviances to hopefully shake certain folks to their senses. And make everyone laugh, can't forget that part.

  • Joon_Studios

    I liked the game too, but I'm afraid Spoony might kill me even if I am a fan. I feel like we're similair except for FF and Avatar purposes.

  • http://twitter.com/NotQuiteSoSo A Winterbone

    Oh thank God. You editted the laughing scene down from a fucking eternity to an almost bearable hellishness.

  • rucent

    Wow.

  • sassamura

    It is funny how you critic the japanese character design, but if you look for the most of american character designing is pretty shitty too. Theres is not much creativity in american characters it's like are all clones, muscle bald men with guns, that's pretty much what is about american c. Also american characters are sexists, all the women looks a hot bitch, with a tigh cloths and sexual appealing, they are brainless and not interesting but their 3d butts and tities. Differ of when it comes to japanese female characters while they actually have a personality and they can be enjoable for example: Lighting of FFXIII. Anyway I'm not standing for the japanese character design as soon as I hate when they made them so gay, and this often happens, anyway, when it comes to originality and female characters the J. c.design is by far far better than american.

    • Anonymous

      Because Lulu’s character is more than butt and titties.

      But yeah, I do agree with you. Still, Hitman is pretty badass

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sebastian-Manthey/100001192656469 Sebastian Manthey

    Is there anything that makes Blitzball like “fun”? ;-) That would be neat :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/TornadoCreator Billy McKenna

    It happened in Ancient Egypt. General Constantine converted to Christianity after Jesus came to him in a dream and his entire army did the same out of admiration. Within a year the old Egyptian gods where largely forgotten and Christianity became the dominant religion of Egypt. 700 years ago the same thing happened again when the leader of Egypt formally converted to Islam. Now the country is 90% Muslim and it's ILLEGAL to preach other religions within Egypt or to build religious sites dedicated to any god other than Allah, with current religious sites such as churches, cathedrals, monuments, pyramids, oracles and temples only being allowed to stand for historical value. Sure it's rare, but mass conversion happens. Also, religion on Earth is based on faith, faith is blind and defies logic, people can believe without any reason, just because they want to. At no point does the God of the bible show up, does the devil kill people on mass, or do we see any miracles. FFX is different, you see Sin killing people, magic is clearly real, Yuna can walk on water, the priests of Yevon can summon large creatures to do their bidding. Sure it's not conclusive proof, but I'm an atheist here and now, if I was in FFX I would probably take Yevon quite seriously as I can see the summoners, Sin etc. right there. Consider the fact that the Final Fantasy series is Japanese, (a largely secular country), and you can see why they would stop believing en-mass. The evidence is changed. Those that would have been atheists if Yevon was based entirely on faith have no reason to follow the teachings once the corruption is discovered and as with atheists in the real world, have no attachment to their religion once they de-convert. In fact in many cases they feel disdain towards their religion after they leave because they often feel as though they where being brainwashed. Compile that with the group mentality. If one influencial person is angered by the falsities of the religion and speaks out on it, even mocking those who follow it he's ignored, but if a solid 10-20% of the population do it, including ex-priesthood of that religion, people start feeling stupid for following those beliefs. They examine them closer and begin to question them more. As a result the group grows larger putting more strain on those who are maintaining their faith out of sentiment, leaving over time, a minority that hold faith out of pure faith. Now sure in real life this is taking decades, but considering the entire population of Spira is less than that of either London or New York you can see how quickly ideas would spread. I'd be shocked if after 2 years most people hadn't turned their backs on Yevon.

    So in short, yes, it's entirely believeable that after 2 years, when the religion has been proven to be a corrupt fraud that people will have abandoned it, but maybe I'm reading too much into this.

    • Trikucian

      I don’t want to sound rude, but you’re doing it for me, this post is exactly why I dislike athiests. Not people who believe in other religions or no particular religion at all, but athiests. You don’t believe in anything, blind or logical, religious or corporeal. As proved by your post all you want to do is disprove and de-convert, deciding to be rude to prove your point. Please leave all of your athiestic preaching at the door, everyone else out there does the same for you. It’s just as bad as religous preaching. Yeah FFX had the whole silly satire of religion going on, but where does that constitute you in saying that a person’s beliefs are invalid?

      • http://www.facebook.com/TornadoCreator Billy McKenna

        I don’t believe I at any point said that anything was invalid or tried to de-convert anyone at any point. My comment was little more than me explaining why a religion would be ignored and people quickly deconvert and using my own experience and outlook as an example in my favour. After all I would be an atheist in real life, but in Spira, chances are I’d be a religious person. How is this in any way preaching. I wasn’t preaching anything and you know it…

        Now if you are so insecure about your religious identity that you felt threatened by my post then perhaps you need to re-evaluate why you feel that way. The reason you hate atheists is because you are one, you just haven’t admitted it yet. You’re desperately trying to hold on to whatever religious feeling you once had, trying to justify your faith because deep down you see the corrolation between intelligent people and atheism, you see the obvious connection between facts, evidence, science and reason; and the disbelief in a deity, you know that people have tried and failed for years to provide a rational reason for your religion of choice, and now with the inclusion of the internet you can see that even snot-nosed 14 year old brats understand the absurdity of religion. So what have you done, you’ve willfully ignored it, convinced yourself you’re not wrong and learned how to lie and twist the standard arguments online, throwing up logical fallacies and defeated arguments in the vain hope that you’ll convince yourself you’re not in denial, you even use hyperbole such as “don’t believe in anything” which is bullshit and you know it, atheist don’t believe in God, but anything?! they may well believe in moral goodness, a spirit or soul, an objective reason for life or even a firebreathing dragon, but you’d rather argue strawman. But in all honesty what gets to you the most is the fact that you’ve argued with so many atheist online, and like I am right now, they have all handed you your ass in the most epic displays of pwnage you’ve ever witnessed (but hopefully none quite so epic as mine). Not once have you managed to outsmart them because deep down you know they’re right, because deep down you know you’re either delusional, ignorant or easily placated if you believe in any God, and demonstrably wrong if you believe in the Christian, Jewish or Muslim God, which I will gladly show you if you want me to, but something tells me you neither want me or need me to as you already know why.

        Was my previous post an attempt at preaching atheism? No. Is this one. Most definately. You wanted something and you bloody well got it, if you’re going to moan at me, at the very least I’m going to give you something to moan about. I’m sorry atheists make you feel stupid, but that happens when your delusional… get over it or snap out of it, either will do me but don’t bring an argument like this over to Spoony’s website so idly, it’s disrespectful. This is an entertainment website and although my last post was rather cerebral it was at least relevant. This is the last I feel I need to say on this matter. There are plenty of places on the internet you can educate yourself on religion and/or have pointless debates. Try YouTube it’s full of pointless arguments and so-called ‘debates’

        • Anonymous

          You know, I was kind of going along with your other post, but this one really does make you look like “one of those atheists.” You brought it upon yourself to be argued with, and you even argued back even though you stated that arguing in Spoony’s comment section is disrespectful.

          • http://www.facebook.com/TornadoCreator Billy McKenna

            I didn’t want to cause an argument, It’s just that I’m not going to sit back why someone does the standard ‘atheist bashing’ and acting as though I’m the bad guy just because the percieve me as a threat to their imaginary friend. If I’m going to get moaned at for atheist preaching I’m going to, at the very least, give the person a reason to moan at me. Originally I was discussing the game and nothing more, if Trikucian can’t take even a hint that someone doesn’t believe in his imaginary friend, that’s his problem, not mine. Now yes, I did say it was disrespectful to argue in the comments section of this video because I know how much Spoony dislikes anger and flaming in the comments but I felt one stern post making my views blatently clear and destroying any possibility of a silly debate was the better plan than letting it go and risking others jumping in and causing endless petty flaming. If I offended you at all, it wasn’t intentional and I appologise. People don’t come to Spoony Experiment for theological discussions and you shouldn’t have to sift through them to get to the light hearted comments but that said I felt my comment needed to be said to make a point. Perhaps we could just take this as me scolding a troll, and leave it at that, if that’s ok to you,

          • http://twitter.com/RocMegamanX RocMegamanX

            This is why I hate religious debates. People get incensed and yell at each other. It’s just a VIDEO GAME REVIEW.

          • http://twitter.com/RocMegamanX RocMegamanX

            This is why I hate religious debates. People get incensed and yell at each other. It’s just a VIDEO GAME REVIEW.

          • http://www.facebook.com/TornadoCreator Billy McKenna

            I didn’t want to cause an argument, It’s just that I’m not going to sit back why someone does the standard ‘atheist bashing’ and acting as though I’m the bad guy just because the percieve me as a threat to their imaginary friend. If I’m going to get moaned at for atheist preaching I’m going to, at the very least, give the person a reason to moan at me. Originally I was discussing the game and nothing more, if Trikucian can’t take even a hint that someone doesn’t believe in his imaginary friend, that’s his problem, not mine. Now yes, I did say it was disrespectful to argue in the comments section of this video because I know how much Spoony dislikes anger and flaming in the comments but I felt one stern post making my views blatently clear and destroying any possibility of a silly debate was the better plan than letting it go and risking others jumping in and causing endless petty flaming. If I offended you at all, it wasn’t intentional and I appologise. People don’t come to Spoony Experiment for theological discussions and you shouldn’t have to sift through them to get to the light hearted comments but that said I felt my comment needed to be said to make a point. Perhaps we could just take this as me scolding a troll, and leave it at that, if that’s ok to you,

          • http://www.facebook.com/TornadoCreator Billy McKenna

            I didn’t want to cause an argument, It’s just that I’m not going to sit back why someone does the standard ‘atheist bashing’ and acting as though I’m the bad guy just because the percieve me as a threat to their imaginary friend. If I’m going to get moaned at for atheist preaching I’m going to, at the very least, give the person a reason to moan at me. Originally I was discussing the game and nothing more, if Trikucian can’t take even a hint that someone doesn’t believe in his imaginary friend, that’s his problem, not mine. Now yes, I did say it was disrespectful to argue in the comments section of this video because I know how much Spoony dislikes anger and flaming in the comments but I felt one stern post making my views blatently clear and destroying any possibility of a silly debate was the better plan than letting it go and risking others jumping in and causing endless petty flaming. If I offended you at all, it wasn’t intentional and I appologise. People don’t come to Spoony Experiment for theological discussions and you shouldn’t have to sift through them to get to the light hearted comments but that said I felt my comment needed to be said to make a point. Perhaps we could just take this as me scolding a troll, and leave it at that, if that’s ok to you,

        • http://twitter.com/tariel_corbeau Tariel Corbeau

          You know I can prove the ‘right’ of religion. Right now, it is likely that you’ve never ‘felt’ something like the connection people describe. As in a feeling of rightness in what religion you chose. Something that just feels so right down to your core you could never think that God does not exist. because you ‘feel’ him.
          Personally I’m not too keen on religion choosing myself, mainly because I live in a place where LDS people live and will not stop converting people until EVERYONE around them is LDS. My family has tried and failed many times to get me to become a ‘good mormon girl’ because quite frankly the things that I found in the religion are bad. And that they can NOT, I repeat NOT understand the fact that ALL religions can be true. ALL of them, because in any religion if you feel that ‘connection’ then it means it is ‘right’ at least for you. NOT A SINGLE LDS person I have ever talked to and told that realizes that, and what I said is true.
          If there were only ‘false’ religions per every ‘true’ one then NO ONE would feel a connection to God/etc. But they do so thusly, all religions are true, you just must find one that fits for you. It is much like seeking a group of like minded people, and getting a ‘jive’ that, that place is where you belong.
          If there was a TRUE religion NO ONE would feel t

          • Billy McKenna

            You are far too naive to be arguing religion online. Unless you wish to be deeply offended I strongly suggest you look into the topic in some depth before engaging with other atheists because this post is little more than apologetics and it’s depressingly easy to show this.

            You cannot “prove the ‘right’ of religion”, and your butchering of language in your attempt to convey your position here only makes you seem more childish. What people feel had no baring on reality. It certainly doesn’t indicate that every religion must be true because everyone “feels it in their heart”, that kind of thinking is so sickeningly naive. No, all religions cannot be true. No “true” cannot be different for every person, and no, feeling a “connection” doesn’t mean a damn thing.

            I’m glad you’re thinking for yourself and not letting the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints inform your thinking, it’s a particularly insidious church that likes to force it’s opinions on people and even bullies people into conforming. Think for yourself and assess religious claims rationally and with a clear mind. What’s true isn’t always nice or pleasant, the truth can upset people, even offend people, but if you have any respect for your mind and a sense of personal integrity you’ll try to make sure you believe the truth whatever that may be. Don’t let “feelings” dictate what you believe, it’s only going to disappoint you when you realise that reality, nature, the universe… it doesn’t care about how you feel.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joseph-Procko/1431384362 Joseph Procko

    oh god, haha, i found part one really funny but this one is easily its superior in my eyes. loved the ending too and this was definitely worth the wait.

  • kefkaesque

    These are for entertainment first.

    Seeing Spoony break down the pros and cons of the game in a logical fashion wouldn't be nearly as funny.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mattias-Granlund/100000618693819 Mattias Granlund

    I hope one day religion as a whole will be seen as a fraud and abandoned

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=590098565 Stephen Korinis

      Hooray for stupid comments!

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/5DRFJCIW2BZZ6YAYHMVDZU7OJU Justin

    I love these reviews. I love FFX, one of my favorites in the series, but these reviews are fantastic.

  • Tai_MT

    What's always bothered me about the Yuna/Seymore subplot thing is how boring and inconsistant it is. Yuna acts like she wants to bang him every time she meets him. Yet, you get further in the game, and her plan is to actually kill him. But first, she has to marry him. Yep, her plan is to marry him and then kill him. Nevermind that she could've killed him at any opportunity before marrying him… But who cares? Oh, and later, after putting you through hell, she goes to marry him anyway! Even after everyone in your party, including Yuna, has been declared an enemy of Yevon!

    Honestly, they should've dropped the Yuna/Seymore plot. It goes nowhere, it serves no purpose, and he's an ineffective badguy.

  • http://www.vgboxart.com/author/alldreamsfalldown/ alldreamsfalldown

    0_0 Spoony……….singing…………..gyah!

  • oblivion328

    I seem to remember there still being some hardcore Yevonites in X-2 too. Though, I haven't played it in years, and I never got more than halfway through it.

  • simpsonsfan999

    Well, nice 2nd part Spoony! That was some really funn-
    *Spoony starts singing*
    0_0

    0_o

    @_@
    uhhhh….that was….uncomfortable. Don't quit your day job, Spoony Man :P

  • simpsonsfan999

    I really think our time has commenters should be better used than arguing over the sloppily made video game religion from Final Fantasy X. But still, you got your point across.

  • cyran

    As far as blitzball goes. I liked it. I just found out good characters and switched em into my group ASAP
    Zev Ronso (in Luca) Is an immediately good shooter and strong attacker. Stays strong
    Naida (calm lands) one of tHE best attackers/defenders/passers. She just can't shoot for crap.
    Durren(gorge next to calm lands) best goalie hands down. Once he learns super goalie and golden hands (whatever those abilities are) nobody'll ever make a point against you.
    when doing the tournaments you don't want to abuse that glitch because you win the tournaments by HAVING more shots than the rest. so if you win them all but another team gets more shots in the one game they did win to beat you, you lose.
    As far as a ball as a weapon, one of Yuffie's weapon in FFVI was a ball! fairly strong too but no materia slots.
    I'm surprised noone's said anything about Biran… wearing NOTHING pretty much. He's like a chippendale's beast stripper.

  • foodlespane

    Hair horns = Creative? I like Han Juri like the next guy, but there's no way making the rough equivalent of shampoo horns the gauge for creativity.

    • http://twitter.com/RocMegamanX RocMegamanX

      I don’t like Juri Han from SSFIV. She’s an evil, sadistic nutjob. (possible spoilers)

      Her parents were killed by Shadoloo or SIN or whatever it is now. And yet, she works for them. She can’t have been BRAINWASHED. From what I keep hearing, Shadoloo Cammy was brainwashed(though that doesn’t make me like that version of Cammy more; I prefer DELTA RED Cammy because she actually works for the good guys).

      But yeah, can’t blame a guy from trying to be creative with character design.

      • Anonymous

        Somebody missed the point that “moronic” is mutually exclusive from “creativity”.

    • http://twitter.com/RocMegamanX RocMegamanX

      I don’t like Juri Han from SSFIV. She’s an evil, sadistic nutjob. (possible spoilers)

      Her parents were killed by Shadoloo or SIN or whatever it is now. And yet, she works for them. She can’t have been BRAINWASHED. From what I keep hearing, Shadoloo Cammy was brainwashed(though that doesn’t make me like that version of Cammy more; I prefer DELTA RED Cammy because she actually works for the good guys).

      But yeah, can’t blame a guy from trying to be creative with character design.

    • http://twitter.com/RocMegamanX RocMegamanX

      I don’t like Juri Han from SSFIV. She’s an evil, sadistic nutjob. (possible spoilers)

      Her parents were killed by Shadoloo or SIN or whatever it is now. And yet, she works for them. She can’t have been BRAINWASHED. From what I keep hearing, Shadoloo Cammy was brainwashed(though that doesn’t make me like that version of Cammy more; I prefer DELTA RED Cammy because she actually works for the good guys).

      But yeah, can’t blame a guy from trying to be creative with character design.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Frank-Wehrmann/100000354654031 Frank Wehrmann

    A they live poster! Yeah!
    Awesome

  • sprode

    Don't kill me! I was young when I played and I hadn't played many RPGs before it! I'm sorry, I won't do it again, I promise!

    Whew. Don't mind the stench please. Spoony's singing frightened me. Omg @ Spoony the… bard.

    But like I said, I fully admit that the game is completely, utterly stupid. Ridiculously, embarrassingly stupid.

    But I'd motorboat Amy Lee.

    • Anonymous

      at least it actually has variety in the combat system.

    • Anonymous

      at least it actually has variety in the combat system.

    • Anonymous

      at least it actually has variety in the combat system.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ryan-Moore/100000051103641 Ryan Moore

    Tidus is what you call an Ishmael. He has a clear view of the action but isn't the hero. Also, the whole point of the story ist that he starts out as a whiny bitch only to grow and evolve into a more mature adult later on in the story.

    • Anonymous

      Call him what you want, but making the main character terribad for half of the game is retarded. And if the whole point of the story is just that, I am happy to have never played X, as bad as the story tends to be in FF´s, I dont have the time to waste on likes of Tidus.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ryan-Moore/100000051103641 Ryan Moore

    Spoony, his evolution is the whole freaking point of the story. wIll you concede that he does become tolerable by the end

    • Anonymous

      So the “whole freaking point” of the story is to make Tidus a lot more tolerable than he is now? Instead of wanting to chainsaw his crotch, you’ll instead be satisfied to hang him instead?

      …Goddammit, where’s the unlike button? -_-

      • Anonymous

        What I meant to say was likeable. Plus his character actually does grow and evolce. That is more that can be said for a lot of other games (lets face it, quite a lot of characters remain constant.) I’m sorry if I offended you but the “wheres the unlike button” was pretty funny. PS. Spoony’s heroic music with auron was funny

      • Anonymous

        What I meant to say was likeable. Plus his character actually does grow and evolce. That is more that can be said for a lot of other games (lets face it, quite a lot of characters remain constant.) I’m sorry if I offended you but the “wheres the unlike button” was pretty funny. PS. Spoony’s heroic music with auron was funny

      • Anonymous

        What I meant to say was likeable. Plus his character actually does grow and evolce. That is more that can be said for a lot of other games (lets face it, quite a lot of characters remain constant.) I’m sorry if I offended you but the “wheres the unlike button” was pretty funny. PS. Spoony’s heroic music with auron was funny

  • Shadyf0o

    You know Georg, Yuna can actually get that summon for herself right?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tom-Elliott/1680986621 Tom Elliott

    Clone>Retard. I wouldn't generalise so much and both sides have great examples of how to do it right, but dude, hair antlers. Srsly. Antlers made of hair.

  • DrForrester

    Hoping that a character makes you feel less murderous and rage-filled by the end of a game is not a sign that they did something right

    This was an awesome followup Spoony. Blitzball can fucking suck it. I never really understood why an opposing player would stop me despite being like 50 yards away

    • Anonymous

      I actually liked him towards the end, when he wasn’t a bitch. Again, he is annoying. I do not dispute this. But the fact that it’s sort of the point makes it easier to swallow. He also evolves nicely, which is more then can be said for a lot of other games

    • Anonymous

      I actually liked him towards the end, when he wasn’t a bitch. Again, he is annoying. I do not dispute this. But the fact that it’s sort of the point makes it easier to swallow. He also evolves nicely, which is more then can be said for a lot of other games

    • Anonymous

      I actually liked him towards the end, when he wasn’t a bitch. Again, he is annoying. I do not dispute this. But the fact that it’s sort of the point makes it easier to swallow. He also evolves nicely, which is more then can be said for a lot of other games

  • Shadyf0o

    Unfortunately, I missed out on the early Final Fantasies. I was pretty young back then; and with no internet, and nothing besides Nintendo Power telling me what good and bad games were, I sadly missed out on a lot of gems (didn't miss Ocarina of Time thank the lord). Anyway, I was introduced to Final Fantasy 9 in early middle school. I remember after my friend showed me the game thinking that it was the stupidest thing I had ever seen. Taking turns attacking??! Nonsense, I thought. That is until I watched him play it. Wasn't long before I had a copy of my own. We ended up beating it together a few years later with the co-op feature. Yes, Final Fantasy 9 had a coop feature; albeit cheap and pointless. That game was awesome though. Final Fantasy 10 was also awesome, but this vid makes some good points. I guess it takes the mind of a middle-schooler to look past shitty voice-over work/dialogue/story. When the game came out it was impressive just to see lips moving, even if they didn't match. FFX was a game that was great for only a brief time after it came out. It came out at a really awkward time in gaming. Everyone expected everything from the game, but the technology and funds just weren't there yet.

    Okay, boring unnecessary information aside; what's your beef with Final Fantasy 9, besides character design? That game rocked!

    Final Fantasy 13: did you really expect 13 to be good? I dreaded 13, before 11 even came out. 13 is just bad luck! No towns or shops!???! Who knew something so simple could piss off so many fans.

    If I keep typing I'll be here all day. Peace!!!

  • Isolder74

    I'm wondering. Spoony, how long does it actually take to make that case stop giving out potions? You play up the joke of it being a long time but how long does it keep giving out potions or did you just give up on it?

  • http://www.youtube.com/deathwing107 deathwing107

    I can think of 2 female characters made by Americans that aren't scantily clad, have personality, and don't look like they jumped into a pile of clothes and wore what feel on them… Zoey and Rochelle from the Left 4 Dead games. In fact I can name more. You also have Alyx Vance from Half Life 2. You have Female Shepard from the Mass Effect Games. In Fact Tali is covered head to toe although she is a female alien. Most of the art and design in Mass Effect is actually very cool, interesting, and creative for a Sci-fi Action RPG. Your whole point is moot, and from the look of your post, I'm guessing you put little to no thought into it anyway.

  • http://www.youtube.com/deathwing107 deathwing107

    Yea, but then they made Final Fantasy X-2… it kinda killed that whole representation.

  • http://cassave.deviantart.com/ Cassavius

    I think the person who designed the “hair antler man” did it for a wager. I give you 50 ¥ if they actually go with this design.

    Head domes!!! Seriously, if I where to design shit like that I wouldn't get paid.

    Spoony can carry tune. He should do more singing bits 8D

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/JBKG26XU5STU3CGTNNEMTSANY4 ian g

    I know what your trying to say, and I don't want to dis your for it but, saying that the evolution of a character only ends in him being tolerable really doesn't really help make the story seem more credible.

    Ill admit that watching cut scenes toward the end showed a lot of improvement with every character but I still am not willing to put up with Titus bitching to get there.

  • WilHiteWarrior

    *Tidus walks in* {Aurochs} Awww. ROFL

  • AlarStormbringer

    Spoony has rather decent singing voice! I was hoping he'd sing some more, actually. XD Great review, can't wait to see part three!

    If you get a chance, could you let me know whether or not the Penny Arcade item from your Wishlist arrives? I believe it just shipped!

  • http://twitter.com/Nanikure ファウラー ピート

    OMFG 24:13, Noah totally reminds me of House. EPIC!

  • liam55555

    brilliant review ,really funny…good points though.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Georg-Veramme/719603017 Georg Veramme

    Well…it is to be expected, i mean…Princess Garnet/Dagger from FF9 could summon the Horseman of Death whenever the hell she pleased. This makes me wonder, why didn't she use Leviathan to fight Behamoth at the Gaia Tree anyway?

    And dont give me that 'it's evil bullshit' we just saw the blue spikey haired guy who likes more ridiculous then Yugi Moto summon a Eidolon that could lay waste to a entire city and he could control it.

  • http://shadowdancersworldo.blip.tv/ Shadowdancer21b

    Noah, your singing wasn't bad. Also, I loved the credits at the end. Great stuff. I'd buy Kilika Firaga'd Chocobo!

  • http://shadowdancersworldo.blip.tv/ Shadowdancer21b

    Finaly Fantasy X is the Star Wars part One of the Final Fantasy. You've got Jar Jar, Podraces, bizarre languages.

  • The_Hyphenator

    I will say, I really enjoyed Final Fantasy X. It's still one of my favorite JRPGs, for many reasons. I love the combat system, the leveling system is fun, and I liked the decision to turn the summons into actual, in-battle creatures, rather than souped-up elemental spells. And the story, though flawed, was interesting enough to keep me playing to the end.

    But there are a lot of obnoxious choices Square made with the game that make it hard to love. The voice acting is spotty at best, and the characters are a mixed bag, in fact, some of them are just incredibly unlikeable. The most annoying aspect is the fact that Tidus is the main character. And I get that he's supposed to be a loser at first, and he's supposed to grow as the story progresses. And he does. But why does Square think this is a good way to tell a story in a game? Why not have characters who are likeable or awesome and have them become more so as the game progresses? They've done it before! Really, Yuna or Auron should have been the protagonist of the story, and Tidus should have been a sidekick at best, or not been there at all. But that doesn't change the fact that it was fun to play, and has probably the best combat out of the entire series. So it still gets high marks in my book.

    Hilarious video, though, Spoony. Whether I agree with your opinions or not, your videos always make me laugh. Keep it up!

  • The_Hyphenator

    There are only 20 of them. It just takes forever, since each kick, the sound effect, and the subsequent message box take about 5 seconds to resolve. So you're going to be sitting there for a good minute and a half, but it feels so much longer.

  • http://www.google.com/profiles/114319313498601954245 Kaltzor

    Try lolling.

  • Voldem0rt

    I don't mean to come of as an raged Final Fantasy freak fan, but the laughter scene is meant to sound like forced laughter, since it is. That's what they are saying. At the end of the scene you hear them laugh normaly, this is never shown when people make fun of this thing. I like you spoony, I love your movies and your opinion on movies and games is often sharp on, but with this game in particular, but also a little FFVIII it just feels like you want to piss of fanboys since these games just aren't that bad. Personally I think they are both awesome games, your reviews of them just completely feels like you missed the whole point of japanese rpgs/anime. To completely freak over Seymours hairstyle is evidence enough. If you really want to break down these games, I think you need to go deeper than to make ass counts remarks on how stupid “The Luca Goers” team name, beacuse I don't think you have any idea how deeply many people read into these games.

  • Voldem0rt

    Well imagine gaming with only characters like Dirty fucking Harry. Whoppy fucking doo…how sweet the gaming world would be. But as soon as you add characters that have any form of heavy emotions its either “whiny bitches” or “emo fucks”. Go America……go…

  • Big_Woop

    Don't make excuses for this crap.

  • http://twitter.com/JackPowerX Jack Power

    I actually didn't have a problem with Blitzball, and, TBH, I never used Wakka; Once Tidus mastered the Jecht Kick, the Aurochs were unstoppable. Now that I think about it, I much preferred to play BB than advance the plot. Looking back, I understand why…

    Wish I'd have known about the goalie cheat before… grr…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Christopher-Sullivan/524640159 Christopher Sullivan

    It doesn't matter if it was or wasn't supposed to be a forced laugh….it's still extremely stupid

  • http://www.facebook.com/Bentley2210 Paul Bentley

    Best ending ever.

  • Vina

    Points for having the guts to commit your singing to video – but don't quit your day job.

  • the_z

    tl;dr

  • JSConrady

    First off, he has gone deeper into it, noting the contrived love story and convenient plot devices that make no sense (such as events that happen that seem to be forgotten about in five minutes with no emotional weight or Rikku joining your party five minutes after trying to kill everyone). More importantly, though, is it's a buildup of everything and a sum of all the parts, not just the broad sweeping strokes but the little things too, like hairstyle to the utterly awful dialogue written by a fourteen year old (or George Lucas circa 2002).

    It's far from ignorance, it's showing how bad something is yet good production values tend to hide. Is Final Fantasy X a bad game? No. Even Spoony said he had fun with it thanks to a solid battle system. But it has some seriously inherent flaws that fans (many of whom are incredibly passionate on) either choose to ignore, outright ignore in true ignorant fashion or just have no idea what they're talking about when it comes to basic storytelling concepts and reasonable logic of plot elements.

  • CJ47

    “hey, bad news i think Mechakara.. oh…”

    was Doctor Insano about to say that Mechakara escaped? Gotta keep an eye out in the future

  • http://www.facebook.com/joshua.hollenbeck Joshua Hollenbeck

    Awesome review. You're Final Fantasy VIII review was awesome – can't wait to see this review to the end! A Whole New World FTW!

  • Phrederic

    His only beef with Nine was the character design, it is very, very stylized, and I don't think Spoony really likes that sort of thing. Well, he might have had other problems with it but he never got that far in the game. It's probably my favorite final fantasy game that I've played.

    “No cloud or squall will stop us.”
    Zidane is a pimp, even though he is a Goku clone.

  • Ashenge

    Also worth mentioning is how Seymour's voice is as gentle and rasped as Winnie the Pooh.

  • Abaris

    At first I thought blitzball was kind of/almost decent enough to get some minimal enjoyment out of. Then I started to play it for wakka's celestial weapon + his sigil/crest set to power said weapon up. I ended up playing 50/60 matches of blitzball altogether but goddamn it if that wasn't the most dead boring thing I ever did. The chocobo race, lightning dodging and the butterfly catching are said to be the most annoying sidequests and yes, yes, oh god, yes they are annoying but in the end they don't compare to the hours upon hours of blitzball I had to go through. I never want to play a round of blitzball ever again.

  • theshamster

    I brought a cheat disc that gave me all the key-items and access to all spheres, items, overdrives, aeons, understand al-bhed and allowed me to win blitzball all the time…In this case, cheaters always win!

  • theshamster

    I think that Seymours head horns are actually a hair-peice, like a religious or cultural crown of royalty or something…Its just a wild guess, but I feel it's better than to beleive that he designed his hair to look like that.

  • http://www.facebook.com/imaeatchurface Anthone Jason Licari Lamb

    I REALLY want to watch this, but all I get is a slideshow with sound…

  • Abaris

    Have you forgotten that the only winning move is to not play?

    I never lost a game of blitzball(excluding the mandatory match), it's mind-numbingly easy even with the default aurochs. If you bother to cheat your way into the game getting all the key items and all the other good stuff, there's no point in playing blitzball at all. Unless you enjoy it, in which case we -unfortunately- can't be friends.

    • http://www.facebook.com/thewhitebuddha Katie Carbrey

      Blitzball is honestly not as bad as people make it out to be.

      • Anonymous

        its just really damn boring. I can see people getting some entertainment out of 2 or 3 games of blitzball but beyond that the game isn’t interesting, challenging or fun enough to last longer than that. the people that love to play the game for 100s even 1000s of matches gaining all the skills and getting their players to max level are just as boring as blitzball itself.

  • Strelnikov

    It's more like a long necked bird or dragon (forlock the head, side things the wings) but there's no way that mess doesn't have some sort of wire frame underneath it.

    BTW the chick with the inverted satellite dishes on her head is yet another Princess Leia ripoff and the whole plot reminds me of a Gojira/Hidden Fortress mashup, but then I don't think people buy these games for their plots or how batsh*t insane the clothes are – they buy them to beat a random number generator and an AI with the IQ of a ant.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Emerson-Junior/100001244946050 Emerson Junior

    Who desingned Seymours hair? The same fucker who designed Ultimecia's hair.
    What's with the singing? In Linkara latest review he sang too.

  • assiman

    Spoony Bard… Don't sing anymore, ok?

    Anyway, You're supposed to make fun of this game and make us laugh at it, but you're trying too hard these days with adding your own sketches etc. in the review. You're good at ripping these games, but you're not that great of an stand-up comic or an actor. Fanboys gonna hate, I don't give a fuck

  • http://twitter.com/Brandonheat8 Steven Entwisle

    I loved this part, and i also love this game, yes yes i love this game, would I play it now…no it was an once in a lifetime experience that was awesome.

  • http://twitter.com/Brandonheat8 Steven Entwisle

    I loved this part, and i also love the game, yes yes i love this game, would I play it now…no it was an awesome once in a lifetime experience that only was awesome because of the combined effort to beat it, and the story that kept us going.

  • Reaki

    Dude you are like, the blitzball pro. Gratz.
    By the way, there is no point in playing this game at all.

  • http://twitter.com/riftwolf Mathew Presley

    There's a difference between emotional scenes and emotional scenes being rammed down your throat. Take Barret from FF7. At the start of the game he was a Mr. T gun-for-an-arm mofo who didn't take crap from anyone. After the death of his comrades he was even more resolute about wiping out Shinra. Later on he's forced to account for his actions in killing innocent people with his activism and questions whether it was worth it, and whether he's worthy of being a father to Marlene any more than Dyne, a cold-blooded monster. These scenes weren't overplayed, felt earned within the storyline and didn't outright derail the plot.
    I'm trying to think of the worst example of a subplot totally stalling the main plot and the worst example I can think of is Morrowind. A lot of the main storyline was composed of 'I'll do this for you if you do this for me' mini-quests and a lot of them felt like busy-work. There wasn't really any reason given for most of it either; it's a flimsy premise, but I'd accept 'I lost my research book on that subject while I was exploring X' over 'I know you've won me over with your personality and I pretty much cream myself whenever you walk by, but until you bring me a specific skull I'm not answering your question… despite you already knowing the answer from other sources'.

  • Voldem0rt

    The dialogue is not that awful, it just isn't “We go there, we kilL”. Sure it is not a masterpiece in writing dialogue, thats not what I'm saying. But it is decent, sometimes good (for this type of game) and so is the voice acting especially considering when this game got realesed it was starting to expand in gaming of all sorts with whole game voice overs. I don't think this game has got that many flaws you set out for it, sure it might get a little more praise than it should, a little.. But I don't think it has that many flaws, it all comes down to how you approch the game and how open-minded you are when you play it. I don't wanna start an argument, I like Spoony, I'm an fan and so on, just think when he makes these reviews..he….well whatever..

  • DarthYan

    yeah I didn't really see the big deal either. I agree that Blitzeball does suck.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/4SFYB7V54BZ2XF6NROMEIGYIZY Jethro

    I whole heartedly agree with everything you said. Blitzball was just dumb fuckery that should never have even been put on paper, let alone actually used in the final product. Beyond the single mandatory game, I never touched Blitzball. That I won that game first try, without knowing that goal glitch, astounds me to this day.

    Only reason I play FFX these days is to try and maul the Dark Aeons, though Dark Yojimbo is being a nuisance to the point I stopped trying to do even that. Haven't touched the game in years.

  • Abaris

    Dude you gotta try harder than just stating the obvious.

  • noahcreighton

    nice singing voice… (stifled chuckle)…

  • walmor

    Geesus…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=897845153 Jake Kordan

    I sat and played blitzball for 4 HOURS. nothing special comes out of it either. Sure you get Wakka's ultimate weapon and the limit break for whichever aeon (i forgot who, and personally I don't care) and you get his different attack reels for his overdrive (which I only ever used the attack reels once I got it cuz all the others were crap). And I did all of this by only changing out 2 of the characters for Rin and Brother. Tidus kicked everyone's ass once you got the Jecht Shot and thr Sphere Shot that I got the bonus' for him scoring the most goals (again, nothing special came out of it that i remember). Pointless minigame, pointless character upgrades past the 2nd Wakka overdrive, not gonna waste my time again with it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/George-Georgakis/558962949 George Georgakis

    Actually the voice-acting is in my opinion was terrible. Play games like Takes of Eternia AKA Tales of Destiny 2 for the PSX. It was a masterpiece in terms of voice-acting. most of the time the voice actors in this game didn't sound natural at all, more like they were threatened with a knife at their genitals. I played this game and finished it only once. It was impossible to put through again.It was fun the first time but I finished it and the story made me nauseus it actually was so easy to predict and totally full of plotholes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/George-Georgakis/558962949 George Georgakis

    If memory serves. You can skip scenes by pressing start and then triangle, hope it helps getting footage from this boring piece of bad writing and game making. Great review Spoony keep up the good work.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Panda-Mann/100001620785597 Panda Mann

      bad writing and game making? what game we talking about again? i wish people would teach their kids to behave like a real person instead of some retarded fuck accidently allowed to go on the computer

  • http://twitter.com/KFJ943 Kristinn Freyr

    Ah, FFX, the first RPG I ever played (I live in Iceland, don't blame me :( ), so I really like it, even though I agree with Spoony completely.

  • http://twitter.com/sergalboy Chris

    That forced laughing scene was very awkward for me when I played up to and past that point..I had to facepalm or look away because it was so stupid.

  • EatTheHumans

    To my eternal shame and dishonor I actually bought a Playstation 2 bundled with FFX specifically because it was bundled with said abomination. I know, I know but I was about 16 and had REALLY enjoyed Final Fantasy 8 on the PC because I had never played a game like it before and while FFIX was probably the better game FFX looked more like FFVIII. I never really liked FFVII come to think of it, I think mainly because i spent most of my time laughing my ass off at the graphics I was kinda used to graphic adventures on the PC which compared to the FF series on the Playstation at that time looked like something Raphael would crank out in his spare time.

    Weirdly enough I disliked FFX from the beginning I got really honked off with Tidus and Yuna from the word go and Wakka just scared the shit out of me. But it really was the Blitzball sequence that did me in. That first Blitzball game actually holds a special place in my personal gaming history since it's the only game that's put me to sleep sitting in front of the console in the middle of the day!

    I think I only played it maybe twice. Once for about two days after I first got the PS2 and again when I was moving out of my parents and found it in the back of a cupboard somewhere and thought, “Oh hey why did I never finish that” and after a couple of hours remembered “Oh yeh that's why…IN THE BIN WITH THEE SPAWN OF SQUIKKY THE HAIR GEL DEMON!” It was also the last Final Fantasy game I ever bought.

    My names Ben and I've been Final Fantasy Free for nine years now.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Panda-Mann/100001620785597 Panda Mann

      sucks to be you

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Calvin-Jarchow/1131125364 Calvin Jarchow

    In Dissidia Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts, Tidus is pronounced TEE-dus. Apparently this is significant in Japanese but it makes him seem even dorkier to me. Its definitely nice to have a FF protagonist who isn't dark and moody or mentally damaged and moody but all the whining isn't very heroic either and I just want him to shut up. Regardless, The Spoony One can pronounce it any way he wants.

  • Bahamut7

    This review (hell, I shouldn't even be calling it a review considering it's non-stop bitching) is so forced it's not even funny.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jeremie-Caisse/100000114247204 Jeremie Caisse

    I remember playing FFX while I was still a fan of the FF series. Its fair to say that FFX killed my interest in the series, it has some parts that are okay but the game is incredibly flawed. By now, I have played FFXII and haven't got far even if I liked the fighting system and I am completely skipping FFXIII. I do like FFXI though and I am going to try FFXIV but that's because FFXI was actually good unlike that popular MMORPG that has bad graphics, very little good music, no likeable characters and terrible plot.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Panda-Mann/100001620785597 Panda Mann

      wow?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Panda-Mann/100001620785597 Panda Mann

      wow?

  • ManofSteel34

    what a gay man titus is

  • norgthefat

    Wow, not only do you have “they live” and “videodrome” posters, but you also have a Babylon 5 poster!
    Awesome! Also, thank you for head-stomping this game (and it's Reaver-Like fanboys) into oblivion!
    I still can't believe how many copies of this game actually sold, while games that are actually good fall by the wayside.
    All I can say is, have fun at E3, and when you go to see Square Enix, give em hell!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Panda-Mann/100001620785597 Panda Mann

      Let me guess, 21 years old, american, lives alone, shitty grades shitty school shitty future and way below average IQ? No confirmation needed.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Panda-Mann/100001620785597 Panda Mann

      Let me guess, 21 years old, american, lives alone, shitty grades shitty school shitty future and way below average IQ? No confirmation needed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=420857 Jeff Gnerre

    Let me just say, for what it's worth, I liked FFX. However, I lost a week of my fucking life playing blitz ball trying to get Wakka's dumb fucking super weapon, which turned out to be a volley ball with spikes! A WEEK OF MY LIFE I WILL NEVER GET BACK! First it took forever leveling up the players enough so that they can even win a game of blitzball, then it took HOURS AND HOURS to play through 50 FUCKING GAMES OF BLITZBALL.

    “FUCK BLITZBALL IN THE ASS WITH A RUSTY GUNBLADE! FUCK THIS GAME!”

    Like I said, I still liked FFX, but I can't argue with a single thing you said in your review. And I was on the floor laughing from this review. Between Yuna doing the “sending” dance to the Ignition Remix to you singing a whole new world, this was one of your most hilarious reviews yet! Great video!

    PS – You sing like an angel….

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Panda-Mann/100001620785597 Panda Mann

      Yeah getting the World Champion is a huge bitch especially since Wakka is a part of the “ultimate” party.

  • pandaemonium

    So why is Spoony saying that it took him hours to beat the Blitzball tournament to get the spheres, when he DIDN'T ACTUALLY PLAY THE GAME?

    If you look at the end, he got all the footage from Bennett. When is Spoony going to actually *play* a game instead of using footage from others?

    • Anonymous

      Dude, there’s a difference between “getting footage from someone else” and “not playing the game at all”. It’s just the footage, Spoony played the game himself, he just got the footage for the videos from Sage.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=513447385 Philip Brownlee

    He played the game when it first came out. he is just reiterating his experience using the obviously easier to obtain footage.

  • greatleslie

    I can't wait to see what he says when tidus skates down a steel cable like fred flintstone sliding down a dinosaur tail, that was probably the second most cringe worthy part of the game after the forced laugh scene

  • sniktbub

    Please don't kill me Spoony, this is one of my favorite FFs and I'm not ready to die yet ;_;

    That being said, this review was totally worth the wait, it was fucking funny as hell. I've played this game 4 times, and every time I wish I could fucking kill blitzball and those stupid temple puzzles, they're so damn tedious.

    As for Seymour, I actually like him alot as a villain. He's not just straight up I WANT TO CONQUER THE WORLD evil, he's actually trying to save the world in his own twisted way. I'd probably be pretty fucked in the head too if my mother turned into a fucking demon that I could summon. His retard hair really shouldn't surprise you though, since Tetsuya Nomura designed the characters, the same cuntwaffle who created Cait Sith and everyone in FF8.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Panda-Mann/100001620785597 Panda Mann

      Yeah Seymour was a very dark villain, although not as dark as Kefka whose point of view actually made sense and sounded reasonable, making him one of the creepiest and certainly the best villain of all time.

  • GaleDaWindMasta

    This game is one of my favorites in the series. I love Tidus, Wakka, and Rikku. And I find Blitzball fun (though it's time-consuming as all hell).

    According to Spoony (and various other people) I deserve to be dead right now.

    . . . I wanted to make this comment a little goofy, but after typing that, I feel disgusted . . . Don't wish me dead just because I enjoy this game and it's characteristics . . .

    Nonetheless enjoying the review so far.

  • GaleDaWindMasta

    This game is one of my favorites in the series. I love Tidus, Wakka, and Rikku. And I find Blitzball fun (though it's time-consuming as all hell).

    According to Spoony (and various other people) I deserve to be dead right now.

    . . . I wanted to make this comment a little goofy, but after typing that, I feel disgusted . . . Don't wish me dead just because I enjoy this game and it's characteristics . . .

    Nonetheless enjoying the review so far.

  • Toreka

    Okay! I could tolerate part 1 enough to not lose my cool, but you DELIBERATELY pissed off anyone who likes this game. I really, really hate acting like an enraged fan because I know how stupid it must seem, but this review is obvious nitpicking overlapping more obvious nitpicking topped off with nonsensical complaints.

    Oh my god, somebody's hair in a video game looks weird!
    Oh my god, an English dub (in cutscenes with pre-rendered lip movements no less) isn't perfect!
    Oh my god, I have to play a mini-game (ONCE) that doesn't suit my tastes!
    Oh my god, a puzzle in an RPG!

    Truly, these things are inconceivable in a video game and I for one cannot stand by as people continue to enjoy such an abomination of mankind. And what's more, you criticize the smallest of things like idle NPC's sitting in a bar or, heaven forbid, having a bad sense of fashion. I was not aware that fashion meant so much to you that you feel the need to point it out in none other than a fantasy role-playing video game. No, screw creativity, that's just stupid!

    • http://twinarmageddons.tumblr.com/ TwinArmageddons

      I fail to see the logic in watching a video you KNOW is going to piss you off. And as hard as it is to believe, you don’t speak for every Final Fantasy X fan. I could point you to at least a half dozen comments from fans of FFX who manage take Spoony’s criticisms in stride and with good humor. Despite your beliefs to the contrary, Spoony not liking this game is not a personal affront to you.

      • Anonymous

        I watch almost all of Spoony’s videos, and I wasn’t expecting to be offended like I was. I know it’s a joke, but I can’t laugh off a death threat over a simple opinion. And no, I don’t speak for all Final Fantasy fans, but to me it seemed as though he did in fact want to piss all of them off.

        Sorry I didn’t add a statement at the end to ward off the Spoony fanboys like “Very funny, though, keep it up.” I’d like to be able to laugh at myself as someone who likes FFX even though I don’t agree with the roast, but I can’t look past the “humorous” death threat.

        And honestly, 9 comments replying to mine and only one of them (pandaemonium) has anything to say about my actual complaints towards the video? If you want to “pwn teh FF fan” you’ll need to address my complaints instead of coming up with mindless assumptions to my fan”boy”ism.

        • http://twinarmageddons.tumblr.com/ TwinArmageddons

          I never said you were a fanboy. Go reread through my comment and tell me where I called you a fanboy. You can’t because I didn’t. I agree with you that he’s stretching a bit here to find stuff to get angry about (and yes, death threats are a little much). Yet you’ve expressed it in the most annoying, whining, condescending way possible. If it’s going to make you so offended maybe you should avoid these reviews in the future.

          But hell, you’re an adult (or I would presume so); I can’t stop you.

          • Anonymous

            I didn’t express it in an annoying, whining, or condescending manner. You and apparently dozens of others perceived it as such, since there is no tone of voice I can use in text. I will admit that I’m inept at social behavior because of asperger’s and it takes a great deal of work to come off sounding the way I want to be heard, so it’s nothing new that I’m getting this sort of reaction from people.

            But when did I say that you specifically called me a fanboy? I was talking about the countless other comments, in case you didn’t notice them. I honestly did laugh at Part 1 of this review (even though it was awkward for me to do so) but I felt I needed to vent after being told that I deserve to die over a video game. I can’t stress that enough… Don’t get me wrong, though, I really did mean all of the criticism towards this part of the review.

          • http://twinarmageddons.tumblr.com/ TwinArmageddons

            “If you want to “pwn teh FF fan” you’ll need to address my complaints instead of coming up with mindless assumptions to my fan”boy”ism.”

            There, in your own words, even. If you weren’t including me in that particular statement, why did you include it in a reply to me? If you aren’t including me in that sentiment, what, then, does that have to do with anything I said? But whatever. I’m done. I’ve said what I want to say. I don’t need to say anymore.

            This whole conversation is a perfect example of why sarcasm doesn’t work in a textual medium.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Panda-Mann/100001620785597 Panda Mann

            “but I felt I needed to vent after being told that I deserve to die over a video game.” That had to be the most obvious joke I’ve ever seen. I mean this in a completely friendly way, but you need to learn to take a joke, especially when absolutely nothing offensive was behind it (read my previous post)

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Panda-Mann/100001620785597 Panda Mann

            “but I felt I needed to vent after being told that I deserve to die over a video game.” That had to be the most obvious joke I’ve ever seen. I mean this in a completely friendly way, but you need to learn to take a joke, especially when absolutely nothing offensive was behind it (read my previous post)

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Panda-Mann/100001620785597 Panda Mann

            “but I felt I needed to vent after being told that I deserve to die over a video game.” That had to be the most obvious joke I’ve ever seen. I mean this in a completely friendly way, but you need to learn to take a joke, especially when absolutely nothing offensive was behind it (read my previous post)

    • Anonymous

      This review is funny, but make no mistake – Spoony hates this game. If you love FFX then you should be offended by this review. I hate FFX so I am enjoying the review.

      The difficulty with art is that it is so subjective to personal taste. I’d like to say that this game is awful and anyone who likes it has poor taste. But there is no objective way to prove this. I wish there was. We would end up arguing forever.

      The things you describe as “nitpicking” are a big deal to me. The annoying characters, the nonsensical plot, the awful fashion – these are bad, very bad. This game was a disaster almost on par with FF8.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Panda-Mann/100001620785597 Panda Mann

        No. You make no mistake. Didn’t you watch the first part? He likes the game, as does anyone with an IQ anywhere close human average. “The annoying characters, the nonsensical plot, the awful fashion – these are bad, very bad. This game was a disaster almost on par with FF8.” proves you are not a part of that cast.

    • Anonymous

      This review is funny, but make no mistake – Spoony hates this game. If you love FFX then you should be offended by this review. I hate FFX so I am enjoying the review.

      The difficulty with art is that it is so subjective to personal taste. I’d like to say that this game is awful and anyone who likes it has poor taste. But there is no objective way to prove this. I wish there was. We would end up arguing forever.

      The things you describe as “nitpicking” are a big deal to me. The annoying characters, the nonsensical plot, the awful fashion – these are bad, very bad. This game was a disaster almost on par with FF8.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Panda-Mann/100001620785597 Panda Mann

      Wow am I the only one who picked up on this? Spoony said he likes the game, but admittely it has a lot of things he can crack great jokes about, which is why he’s doing these videos. It’s for entertainment purposes, which should be clear. I’m probably the biggest FF fan in the world so I can see where you’re coming from, but you have to admit that the game does have some questionable parts (although nothing that’s actually bad, except no skip scene + the scenes in Guadosalam for the 15th time).

      It seems to mean so much to you (why?) so let me emphasize this again:in part one, he says the gameplay, music, characters and story are good. Spoony is an intelligent person; he loves FFX like the other 99% who bought it.

      • Anonymous

        I trolled, and it was a success. I still stand by some of what I said, and I was actually offended by Spoony’s “funny death threat” (it wouldn’t have mattered what the game was, that was going too far for a joke) but when I first played this game a while back I was making fun of some parts with a friend for a while.

        But look at all the replies I got, it’s insane. I think people were desperately waiting for one insane fan to go on a rant so they could defend Spoony’s honor or some crap, I don’t know. I couldn’t have asked for a better reaction, though, people really need to take a step back and question their undying loyalty to an online reviewer. He’s funny and he can make a good point, but your opinions should remain your own, not his.

      • Anonymous

        I trolled, and it was a success. I still stand by some of what I said, and I was actually offended by Spoony’s “funny death threat” (it wouldn’t have mattered what the game was, that was going too far for a joke) but when I first played this game a while back I was making fun of some parts with a friend for a while.

        But look at all the replies I got, it’s insane. I think people were desperately waiting for one insane fan to go on a rant so they could defend Spoony’s honor or some crap, I don’t know. I couldn’t have asked for a better reaction, though, people really need to take a step back and question their undying loyalty to an online reviewer. He’s funny and he can make a good point, but your opinions should remain your own, not his.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Panda-Mann/100001620785597 Panda Mann

      Wow am I the only one who picked up on this? Spoony said he likes the game, but admittely it has a lot of things he can crack great jokes about, which is why he’s doing these videos. It’s for entertainment purposes, which should be clear. I’m probably the biggest FF fan in the world so I can see where you’re coming from, but you have to admit that the game does have some questionable parts (although nothing that’s actually bad, except no skip scene + the scenes in Guadosalam for the 15th time).

      It seems to mean so much to you (why?) so let me emphasize this again:in part one, he says the gameplay, music, characters and story are good. Spoony is an intelligent person; he loves FFX like the other 99% who bought it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Panda-Mann/100001620785597 Panda Mann

      Wow am I the only one who picked up on this? Spoony said he likes the game, but admittely it has a lot of things he can crack great jokes about, which is why he’s doing these videos. It’s for entertainment purposes, which should be clear. I’m probably the biggest FF fan in the world so I can see where you’re coming from, but you have to admit that the game does have some questionable parts (although nothing that’s actually bad, except no skip scene + the scenes in Guadosalam for the 15th time).

      It seems to mean so much to you (why?) so let me emphasize this again:in part one, he says the gameplay, music, characters and story are good. Spoony is an intelligent person; he loves FFX like the other 99% who bought it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/imaeatchurface Anthone Jason Licari Lamb

    Okay, I finally found a way to watch this semi-lag-free, and I have an answer to your question about Auron's arm.

    Auron has kind of a code of honor, so he only uses his sword with one arm, because he'd just fucking murder everything in seconds if he didn't. It's sorta like the Samurai code of honor. It's hard to explain, you just have to look deeper into his character to figure it out. He's basically the story's wise, grizzled Samurai.

  • http://www.facebook.com/imaeatchurface Anthone Jason Licari Lamb

    Lol. You basically just wrote The Official “What a Final Fantasy Fanboy Sounds Like” Handbook.

    1. You have no idea how to make a good game.
    2. You will obviously accept anything Square Enix makes to be gold.
    3. You watch videos like this for the sole purpose of whining about them.
    4. You have no fucking idea what creativity is.
    5. You have never played a good RPG, or if you have, you're so far in fanboy-denial that you can't see it.
    6. The concept of a consistent plot that makes sense is WAY over your head.
    7. You instantly get angry at anyone who openly states that they don't like Final Fantasy (especially if they have a good reason) and immediately go to its defense. And by “defense,” I mean “instant childish immature flame war.”
    8. The reason you get angry at those people is because you lack the capacity to admit when you're wrong.
    9. If you happen to see this response, you will write a reply to it that will confirm everything I've written in this comment.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Panda-Mann/100001620785597 Panda Mann

      Do you realize that you’re trying to sound intellectual with a post bashing millions of people and some of (if not the)best games of all time right? I haven’t seen an intelligent FF-hater yet, only people who found the game too hard in one or more ways (can’t understand plot, can’t understand atmosphere, can’t understand battle system) and people who think they’re cool by hating on non-american games and going against the mainstream. Fact is that Square HAS made some of the best games of all time, like this one, which is why they have so many devoted fans.

      Oh, and “7. You instantly get angry at anyone who openly states that they don’t like Final Fantasy (especially if they have a good reason) and immediately go to its defense. And by “defense,” I mean “instant childish immature flame war.”” The reason for this is that the haters can never do anything better than that, and neither could you. Saying, for example, that “FFX is bad.” (except in a joking way like Spoony) proves YOUR immaturity. You are stating your no-better-than-mine opinion as fact, and thus making the only possible conversation the childish immature flame war. Fighting fire with fire is smarter than fighting it with paper, which, in this case, is reasonable arguments. You prove to me that you a) are not a complete idiot(will be tough after that post) and b) that you actually have some reasons for NOT LIKING THE GAME (it’s your opinion, no matter how much you want to play God) that make sense, and “the story is bad” is not a reason, and it’s not even an opinion. It’s mindless garble coming from the mouth (or hands) of a non-thinking, most likely spoiled person.

      Oh and please don’t respond with something like “whoa calm down”, I’d like to skip that phase of stupidity.

  • Raventail

    It's funny. This was the first Final Fantasy game I actually played first hand. I grabbed it shortly after it was released, figuring I'd give it a shot. I got to the point in the game where this part of the review ends and just quit playing. I just lost interest. After hours of playing this game I stopped and never looked back. Anyway, awesome job Spoony, my room mate and I were cracking up watching this.

    Oh and all those fans here complaining, lighten up. My room mate likes FFX but he wasn't all butt hurt over this review.

  • Toreka

    10. I have no life and I've never seen the likes of daylight in my life (that I don't have).
    11. I have no sense of humor and yell at my TV every time someone makes a joke.
    12. I cry myself to sleep at night in my footie pajamas next to my Tidus cardboard cut-out.
    13. I go to anime conventions dressed as mecha-Yuna.
    14. I did write The Official “What a Final Fantasy Fanboy Sounds like” Handbook, and this PALES in comparison (but not as pale as my skin, 'cause you know, I've never seen the likes of daylight).
    15. I believe that every game ever made (even before 2001) is just a copy of Final Fantasy X- I mean God.

  • http://twitter.com/KaiLeingod John Spearing

    well done good sire you have PWNED! A fan of final fantasy who is going to most likely flame me for presenting a opinion that states I believe you to be correct.

  • http://twitter.com/KaiLeingod John Spearing

    Lol Seymour's mum comes to save the day by blowing everything up (btw the demon he summoned was his mum)

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/4QYYMGWYRGJV4YQKWX6C4ASJCI anty

    Made of win.

  • http://twitter.com/HeartOfTheDark Naomi Latham

    I remember when I played this game back when I was about 12 and I hadn't actually developed decent taste in anything. I distinctly recall watching that laughing scene thinking as close to 'WTF?' as my 12 year old brain could come up with.

    The next boss fight is a complete bitch. I spent hours trying to beat Anima, time and time again getting wiped out by its stupid Instant KO attack. I don't think it's fair if the only way you can survive the boss battle long enough is to summon your Aeons and have them killed instead. This is why I especially hate Seymour, for putting me through hours of that crap.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/4QYYMGWYRGJV4YQKWX6C4ASJCI anty

    Prune juse, extra large for my good sir here :-)

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/4QYYMGWYRGJV4YQKWX6C4ASJCI anty

    I Like You :-)

  • pandaemonium

    See, I would totally agree with you about the whole “the dub isn't perfect”, but just look at the scene in its original language. It's not any better.

    youtube dot com/watch?v=XBHIgh3MEJU

  • MitchellBandes

    You CAN!?!?

    My… my mind has just been blown.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/WCUC6DJTPGFRLL7SVW466N45OA Jeff Dahmur

    Your intelligence is stupid

  • dennett316

    Go to a doctor, your funny bone may be broken or absent.

  • Hoiness

    The things I dislike about this game would be the Blitzball minigame (that isn't fun and has few rewards) and some of the voice acting (like that laughing scene). But over all, I like FFX so I'll just say one last thing…PLEASE DON'T KILL ME!

  • Bahamut7

    Hmph, Spoony fanboy.

    • Anonymous

      You smell of trolls. I suggest lurking more.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rjbates Robert Jeffery M Bates

    I never had a problem with any boss or monster in this game. Wait I take the back, the Rosno fight was killer because I did not use the stupid fur ball the ENTIRE game. So forced to grind his levels for a few days until I beat the jerks. But the best way to win any major fight in this game was to have all your available Aeons in overdrive before the actual fight and let em off one by one and hopefully having at least one left over for when Yuna has her overdrive. This way any boss could lose up to 2/3 health before he even hit your party. Hell I think I remember beating Jhect so fast I thought there was more game after him.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Panda-Mann/100001620785597 Panda Mann

      The Ronso’s scale with your level and are the easiest at low levels. It’s a hilariously easy fight.

  • http://www.facebook.com/TornadoCreator Billy McKenna

    I'm a big Final Fantasy fan, and like Spoony I agree that the games where great early on and “didn't start getting bad until ten”.

    Final Fantasy 7 is often toated as the best game ever, it's not, it has major flaws and I could rant for hours on the things I hate about FF7, yet I still love it, it's one of my favourite games. It pisses me off, but I have played it through 4 times and will do so again once I get it for my PSP on the Playstation Network.

    Final Fantasy 8 is quite possibly my favourite game of all time but again Spoony is right. Some of the parts of this game are outright stupid and the story only makes sense if you assume the “Squalls dead” crowd have it right (google it), but I personally find this ADDS to the game, as it makes you think.

    Final Fantasy 9, again very much like Spoony is a game I feel much disconnect from because I could never finish it. I barely remember it compared to the other FF games. It wasn't bad, but the art design and oddball characters put me off. I'm sure I'd like it now if I gave it another try, but I've always put if off.

    Final Fantasy 10 was the one I hated the most. Liner story line, no open world map, a main character I really dislike, a love story I don't want to see resolved and a storyline far to similar to the story of Jesus and his 12 deciples for the atheist in me to feel entirely comfortable with. But it's still up there in my top ten games of all time, I love the battle system, I actually liked Blitzball (although I agree with Spoony's complaints) and I find the game fairly challenging is using the expert sphere grid (Americans, get the International version, your version sucks, it's too fucking easy).

    So what I'm saying is simple. I'm a Final Fantasy fanboy, I always have been and always will be. It's the game series that ment the most to me growing up and I honestly enjoy a nostaligic playback of those games more than any playback of Sonic or Mario. But like an overbearing child with there overacheiving children, even though I love them to peices, each A grade they get is not enough because deep down I know they could have got an A*. I guarentee, Spoony is much the same. I bet he loves Final Fantasy, afterall, he's devoting a lot of time to the games isn't he.

  • kikyoo

    I'll admit I like Final fantasy 10, it's my second favorite in the series. But I have to admit everything spoony says here? It's true. The story is pretty much garbage, and most of the characters are almost completely unlikeable, and yet it's still the 2nd best, because the combat is so solid for me. The combat is very fun, and the Summons are very interesting for me, i dare say the summoning system in 10 is the BEST in the series without question. I also really liked Auron. After FF 7 8 and 9 I was desperate for just ONE character i did not fucking hate and so I overlooked a lot of stupid things because of that. All of spoony's gripes are with the story, and I know the story is stupid, but I still like the game for some of the best combat in a FF game.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=21600091 Ryan Goss

    haha, I lost it there at the end. You're the man Spoony.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/ONJVPMTESJ6VLO5XA4LIF7MF4Q ßëäns

    Wow… Spoony has a very nice singing voice.
    We need lots of singing Spoony.
    Great review, by the way.

  • http://www.google.com/profiles/114319313498601954245 Kaltzor

    About blitzball, After unlocking a certain move for Tidus which can be obtained on this ship he becomes the most fucking cheapest thing ever in a minigame. He gets a move called Jecht Shot which basicly blasts the worlds most deadliest weapon into the guts of up two people preventing them from blocking before trying to kick the ball into the goal.

  • kingrat2314

    Hmph, Spoony hater.

  • Kefka

    I quite agree with you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/birdsinthesky Simon Afek

    1. The tournament is in Luca, not Bevelle
    2. The Strength Sphere (singular) you get from winning the match lets you turn an empty node into an additional +4 Str node on the Sphere Grid, it is different to the Power Spheres which just let you activate a Str node (or HP or Def node) that is already there.
    3. The laughing scene is infinitely worse in the Japanese version. It's probably on YouTube.

  • landofunk

    I still remember getting to the blitzball tournament..being completely underwhelmed and unimpressed..and all hopes faded that this game would ever be worth finishing…and a great description on the temples too..totally worthless! Patiently awaiting your next installment..

  • kiro69

    is that really you singing at the end (before the female voice)? if yes, you sing actually quite well

  • http://twitter.com/RocMegamanX RocMegamanX

    I agree with the laughing scene being worse in the Japanese version. The fake laughing sounds a lot more grating.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Crasher-Wake/100001085394791 Crasher Wake

    Anima(the Aeon that guy summoned) is his mother turned into a summon.

    Not a great old one. HIS FUCKING MOTHER! Kinda dropped the ball on that one spoony.

  • Alpha_Ryvius

    It's just a joke dude and besides Dagon sounds a whole lot better than Anima, almost sounds like enema. Also does anyone know the name of the track that plays when Seymour summons Dagon? I've heard that track before but just can't place it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Panda-Mann/100001620785597 Panda Mann

      what Dagon? stop being a child

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lauren-Cordova/610206358 Lauren Cordova

    I'm not sure if someone already answered you (or y'know, you don't really care) But the reason Auron keeps his arm in his sleeve like that is because that's the style Ronin wear their robes, with their arms in the robe like that. Auron feels that he has forsaken his life as a guardian and so he feels like a Ronin. And now I'm about .2% nerdier than when I started this comment.

  • iceblade1545

    He didn't drop the ball, dumbass. He was making a joke.

    And besides, I'm sure it makes it so much better that he turned his HIS FUCKING MOTHER into a Lovecraftian horror, bound her in chains and now drags her up from the fiery pits to slaughter things for him.

  • iceblade1545

    The laugh in Japanese sounds like it's being made by Gilbert Gottfried. I'm still on the fence about whether or not it's more annoying than the English one.

  • iceblade1545

    By the way, I might actually think Yuna's dance was a nice scene if it wasn't for the legions of sad, lonely, horribly unattractive girls who dress up as Yuna, memorize the dance and perform it every year at various cons.

  • jeremy81

    and i thought battlefield earth was bad…lol

  • akasen

    I'm gonna say it here:
    The age of consent in Japan is 13 or 14 depending on where you are in Japan.

  • mrrubino

    I know I'd rename her Dagon… if I ever played FFX again.

  • http://www.facebook.com/david.dulude David Dulude

    to tell you the truth when the game came out i liked it. i played it again… i didnt like it

  • mrrubino

    So everyone was tired of Cloud 2.0 (Now with more asshole) in FF8, and the frenetic little ball of energy and fail Zidane just annoyed everyone, so we get this whiny jock who doesn't even lend himself to “daddy issues” jokes because he cries about his LITERAL DADDY ISSUES throughout the whole game. Ugh. We were so deep in the hole that Vaan was an improvement. (Ramza wins though)

  • http://www.facebook.com/BuddyChrist93 Josh Carlos Silverwood

    I genuinely love this video, He obviously put some real effort and i think it shows :D well done

  • foodlespane

    “Anima(the Aeon that guy summoned) is his mother turned into a summon. Not a great old one. HIS FUCKING MOTHER! Kinda dropped the ball on that one spoony.”

    Yes, because mentioning that in the middle of the review (and the story) is a great idea. I'm sure Spoony has _no_ idea that that was Seymour's mother, and all those hints that Spoony drops regarding Seymour being obviously evil has no bearing to anything whatsoever.

  • http://twitter.com/Solytus Sean

    Damn, I've been waiting for this video for a long time! Great job, and keep em coming! :D

  • englishmen1940

    Spoony you forgot somethng in the comments. What were the names of those songs?

  • NixieGirl

    Tidus is a bitch, Auron kicks ass, Yuna has the brains of a naive puppy, Lulu is hot and you sir, prolly just made alot of nerd girls fan themselves by listening to you sing “A whole new World” to the video screen. Good job Sir Spoony, good job! XD

  • http://www.facebook.com/thewhitebuddha Katie Carbrey

    It's definitely more annoying than the English version. The Japanese one scared the living hell out of me…..and I'm not joking. It literally made me jump out of my chair in fear of a crow somehow getting into my house.

  • http://www.facebook.com/thewhitebuddha Katie Carbrey

    God knows how much I love this game, but I mentioned before that I love it when either I or someone else makes fun of something I love. So this is perfect for me. I've been so anxious to see the next part of the review.

    And as always you are hilarious Spoony.

  • gilamox

    i hated doing the blitzball matches because they were so boring. i wish i would have known about just scoring and hiding behind the goalie. that would have saved me hours of doing these stupid blitzball matches just to get special items! I havn't even beat the game because of these stupid blitzball matches that make no sense and spending hours upon hours playing blitzball.. also another thing i didn't get is why do you have to have a summoner summon the final aeon and sacrafice themselves only to be the next sin! that is just pointless! thats not getting the problem resolved they have to do something about it, you'd think someone would have got to thier sensesand actually solving the problem instead of just having a summoner sacrifice themselves and then a period of peace and then sin comes back again! it is entirly pointless. everyone in this game is a fucking idiot.

  • http://twitter.com/secondevolution ウエイン

    You actually cut the part which contextualizes the hologram scene in Seymour's palace. He shows a flashback of Lady Yunalesca and her lover Zaon and waxes lyrical about how they saved Spira from Sin etc. Seymour's basically using this romantic imagery to sway Yuna his way.

  • theshamster

    You find out that Yu-Yevon asked his daughter Yunalessea to design that aspect of the religion so he can exist forever…Apaprently Yu-Yevon lost his mind and after he commited suicide and became that bug thing and created Sin as a bizzare body armour, all he could do then was kill things in a endless loop of death.

    Yuna severes this mindless cycle by killing Yunalessea who was the only one who could create the 'final aeons' and then later on after entering Sin and allowing Yevon posess her own aeons and killing them, this brought the real Yevon out since he had nothing left to possess (apparenly he could ONLY posess aeons….not humans, animals, fiends or ghosts) she kills Yevon for good, ending his madness.

  • theshamster

    Actually, it was Yevon who creates the Aeons…It says that the person has to willingly give their souls to Yevon, who draws them out of their still living bodies and seals them in statues.

    The soul remains human, despite being frozen in stone…but the power Yevon gives them allows them to create a Avatar of their own design.

    I find it disturbing…What do they do with the now soulless bodies of these 'aeons' chosen?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Panda-Mann/100001620785597 Panda Mann

      Seymour’s mother willingly gave her life to become Seymour’s Final Aeon (Anima) but Seymour never killed Sin and thus still has the final aeon. I don’t think his mother expected him to do that at all.

  • theshamster

    My favourite two characters are Auron and Jecht.

    When I first got the game I was suffering from anxity brought on by religious fanatics I encountered…and I hated the game because of the Yevon religion….I finally gave it a another try and ended up liking it, despite some of the embaressing parts like the laughing scene, Yunas overly appologetic nature, the stupidity of people in the world, Wakka's thickheadedness and Blitzballs impossible science (you CANT throw a air-filled ball in water)

    Now, I'll leave with an annoying phrase “Praise be to Yevon” (Gets pelted unconcious by blitzballs)

  • http://twitter.com/adamaxis Daniel D

    Spoony, you need to play Final Fantasy 9. Its easily the most underrated and overlooked game in the series, I mean there is no weird continuity, the characters are all likable, the story makes perfect sense(it doesn't leave you slack-jawed), and I can't think of one moment in the game where I thought “WTF? Why did they do that!? It doesn't make any logical sense!”. The characters are not over-the-top and there is actual character development(antithesis of almost every FF game) without divesting too much from the actual story. The only bad thing about the game is the Tetra Master game, but it is consistent and can be mastered, and is much better than the Quad game from FF8. I STRONGLY suggest you give it a try.

    • Jamie Sheil

      completely agree, except for one little bit. Necron. That’s the one part of the plot that makes one scratch his head and say “wtf???”. Other than that, FF IX is my favorite RPG of all time

    • http://www.facebook.com/kairimun1988 Tasha Gardner

      If you’d been paying attention… Spoony DID try it. .__. Twice.

      I personally like all the FF games, and still enjoy watching Spoony tear it a new one. e.e

    • Macintrasher

      I have to agree with Spoon on that game. While I like that they went back to the D&D-like fantasy aspect with castles, kingdoms, swords and sorcery, I hated nearly everything else about it. The super-deformed look constantly killed my immersion in the game. The retarded character design practically offended me, that Quina cook character being the worst, Steiner with his eyelashes and unrealistic personality, the dreadlocks emo guy who contributed nothing, and Kuja, who looks top-to-bottom like a woman but is actually a guy, and the forced furry inclusion… worst of all, the game was *unbearably long*! I tried using a Game Shark to get thru the game faster, but with the adjusting levels of the baddies, it just dragged on, and on, and on, and on! Give me FF4 any day over that crap…

      • Budgiecat

        It didn’t help that the game was also overshadowed by the PS2 launch and FF X

    • http://www.facebook.com/Kakemanz DavidJohn Oberhofer

      I agree with this except for one thing. Eiko is fucking annoying. She has her moments, but for the most part I’d rather not deal with her.

    • http://twitter.com/Squall409 Jon Defiler

      I love responding to posts 3 years old! I also go back and watch these old videos, because damnit, they still make me laugh. Anyways, I almost fully agree with you.

      The awful part of 9 is how slow its battle mechanics are. Its like going back to ff4, but with awful speed settings. Want to wait 10 seconds for your ATB to fill? Want to have turned based combat where you get punished for taking time to decide your actions? The mechanics are NOT crisp. The DESIGN is awesome though. Its a great callback to when different characters had different specializations. Garnet/Eiko are white mages/summoners. THAT’S WHAT THEY DO. There is no, well I’ll chuck a restore-all materia on Cloud. The characters manage to stay fairly unique throughout the entire game, which is just so awesome.

      Tetra Master can suck my hairy balls though. It is NOT consistent. The very nature of it is being inconsistent. Basically there is a number 00 -> AA for each stat, and you rand(number) for both, and the larger wins. (Its more in-depth than that, but seriously, this stupid minigame can suck my nuts.) This means ANY CARD can beat ANY CARD. The designers probably realized only masochists and the mentally deranged could enjoy this stupid game (and people with patience… but they don’t exist, do they?) so you’re only forced to play what, 3 games? Its also not more time-efficient to grind cards in 9 like it was in 8, so you aren’t hurting yourself by skipping a shitty minigame. The rewards are purely aesthetic, which some people might want.

      I will defend triple triad for hours. It really only sucks if you let shitty rules spread like herpes, as Spoony referenced in his original review. I WILL admit the QoC sidequest is beyond stupid. If you’re any good at cards, and haven’t read a guide, she never leaves Balamb.

  • Kotono

    You put “the game” in there on purpose didn't you? lolz Thats great, and thank you for commenting on the conversation between Yuna and Tidus, that was the most WTF moment in the game for me. The added movie clips were awesome and well placed. I can't wait for the next one.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gareth-Williams/1043431357 Gareth Williams

    Well that explains EVERYTHING. Especially DOA's “Unknown” Ages. Thank you Akasen.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gareth-Williams/1043431357 Gareth Williams

    Wasn't it used in “Kickassia”, the feature-length 2nd anniversary video for TGWTG?

  • MitchellBandes

    I cannot emphasize the truthfulness of this comment enough.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/FDOQWC3B33UEUUPQO4QDJQGHQ4 Thomas

    This is killing me, what is that track that plays when Seymour summons? Sounds so cool and evil…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nathan-Buchanan/538398345 Nathan Buchanan

    I love this game, but you tackle every stupid thing about it perfectly. Nice job, liking this a lot more than the VIII review.

  • Akasen

    Your welcome.

  • peteman

    The dinosaur thing may make sense. Elephants look impressive in battle, but all the History and Discovery channel shows I've seen indicate they were actually not that great against disciplined troops. Maybe the amphibious dino thing is decent transport, but as a war creature it will do more damage to your allies.

  • http://twitter.com/ffxiiisucks Ali Hassan

    This is great man, can't wait for the next part.

  • starsteam

    You should totally make a cover CD for Disney songs spoony :D, or at least sing more in your videos that would be awesome to.

  • http://www.nicegirlgames.com Girl Games

    So everyone was tired of Cloud 2.0 (Now with more asshole) in FF8, and the frenetic little ball of energy and fail Zidane just annoyed everyone, so we get this whiny jock who doesn't even lend himself to “daddy issues” jokes because he cries about his LITERAL DADDY ISSUES throughout the whole game. Ugh. We were so deep in the hole that Vaan was an improvement. (Ramza wins though)

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Panda-Mann/100001620785597 Panda Mann

      haha youre dumb

    • Anonymous

      Zidane, fail?

      What?

    • Anonymous

      Zidane, fail?

      What?

    • Anonymous

      Zidane, fail?

      What?

  • mkfan1602

    I have a feeling that rest of what Dr. Insano was going tell Sponny is that Mechakara escaped. Yay more Mechakara storylines :).

  • http://twitter.com/LikChan Lik Chan

    LOL Spoony, FFX came out when we were teenagers so Rikku being underage wasn't really creepy. What a hottie. Anyways, GREAT stuff. I think i was laughing at this way more than than your FF8 review. I loved FFX but your complaints are all valid. I await Part 3! ROFL.

  • Quensama

    Vaan is actually the biggest fail ever O_o
    After 15 hours of gameplay in FF 12 I wondered why Vaan is there when Ashe is obviously the hero. Seriously, Vaan is just there.

  • http://www.facebook.com/MadOvid Jesse Astle

    I seem to remember Blitzball being worse in X-2 since you actually had to win to advance the story.

  • http://www.facebook.com/MadOvid Jesse Astle

    I like putting my balls into holes.

  • cyran

    That's amazing how sarcasm can be placed on the net to look like you'd actually think FF9 had all those things.

  • http://twitter.com/MJimiD Matthew

    Please, more! Oh, and skip XI, as it was online.

  • wingzero850

    WHAT THE FUCK IS THE NAME OF THAT SONG I NEED TO KNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Gossett/100000683586087 John Gossett

    which one?

  • mkfan1602

    If you mean the song at the end it's A Whole New World from Aladdin

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Max-Roberts/675518256 Max Roberts

    Ignition (Remix) – R Kelly

  • wingzero850

    OMG THANK YOU

  • mrrubino

    I hardly think Ass #16 counts as an ass. The Guado look like what would happen if humanity evolved from Tonberries.

  • mrrubino

    What is Girl Games and why is my post credited to it? I took upwards of a minute thinking about it.
    As for Vaan: That's the beauty of it (in a sad way). He really doesn't belong there. He was bored doing nothing, so he followed the interesting people around. That's not a fail; that's a win.

  • JoeCB91

    I fucking hate Blitzball!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Christopher-Shawn-Cooper/1040085374 Christopher Shawn Cooper

    Hi Spoony,

    Like many fans, I agree with most of what you say about Final Fantasy X. I had not played FFX before, but literally just started playing it right before your first review. My thought was HOW HOW can it be worse than VIII, the game that made me think if I were Ultimacia and born in this universe, I'd want to eliminate it too.

    But then I discovered. Yes Tidus was too stupid to eat in the beginning, but now that I'm in the Calm Lands, I realize that he is also too stupid to breathe. HOW did he not know until HOME that Yuna was going to sacrifice herself at the end of the pilgrimage? EVERY character including Yuna was hitting Tidus with a pretty big clue bat all throughout the game. Rikku even says “she is going to sacrifice herself” and he still didn't get it. It still hurts when I think about it. And it is only getting worse. I have yet to get to the end of this game but I'm afraid. SO afraid of the other pointless non-sequitur babble that will spew from Tidus' mouth.

    In conclusion, keep this series up. I'm making sure that I play this game at least fast enough to stay ahead of your reviews. Probably by the time the third one comes around I'll have completed the main plot.

    PS as for blitzball, if you reset the game once a new tournament is announced, it will change the prize. I'm so taking advantage of that to keep myself from playing it needlessly.

    Have fun

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Panda-Mann/100001620785597 Panda Mann

      If you told me you saw it coming 100%, you would be lying. Someone as stupid as you couldn’t catch hints if they were thrown right at him. There was practically 1 hint in this great game about Yuna’s fate, and even that happens only if you throw enough potions at Rikku.

      • Anonymous

        Holy fuck, what? There were so many signs in the game about Yuna’s fate. Every time the characters interact and talk about the subject of summoning, you could tell in their motions and words.

        You are a fucking idiot. No, really. You just proved it here as a FACT that you are because you were unable to pick up something a fucking kid in kindergarten could have.

  • wingzero850

    wow after i watched this i had to go rent Aladdin and i waited to till all my room mates left and i starting to sing it and then they walked in on me a grown man watching Aladdin and sing a whole new world

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Panda-Mann/100001620785597 Panda Mann

      Yeah it’s a great song, which is mainly why Spoony sounded decent.

  • 31337garak

    I've said it before, but thanks for playing these awful games, so that I do not feel compelled to even try them. You have graciously given your time, so I can devote mine to playing Breath of Fire 3 and Final Fantasy 6 (or 3 depending on how you look at it). Thanks for saving me from blitz ball and triple triad. More time for Mario Galaxy 2!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Panda-Mann/100001620785597 Panda Mann

      There are no awful FF games and if you think so then you are wrong. I know it’s a question of opinion but it’s not.

      • Anonymous

        Do you even read what you write out?

        You make no sense.

        Someone should revoke your posting privilege

  • http://twitter.com/RyuRanX RyuRanX

    I still wonder how could Square fuck the series so bad! I loved Final Fantasy until the “emo-futuristic-nonsense” visuals showed up together with really bad gameplay ideas (well, at least VII's gameplay was pretty good, despite of the visual part). I prefer torture myself with the horrible Ultima IX: Ascension than any post Amano Final Fantasy.

  • Skywalkersc

    your review makes me wanna play ff10 again. I dont think that was what you where going for

  • http://twitter.com/strife17 Eric Draven

    I hope Spoony doesn't forget the part about choosing a chick like in FF7, even though in FF7 Cloud basically chose Aeris, here Tidus basically chooses Yuna, but you can mingle with Lulu and Rikku.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Andrew-Allbran/100000267353380 Andrew Allbran

    OMFG Whats the music that plays when Anima destroys all the fiends? I've tried searching through youtube and that but no luck – anyone know?

  • jhart2943

    Lol R. Kelly in Final Fantasy X makes sense…what with the making of 15 year old girls sex objects and all.

  • jhart2943

    By the way Noah you actually don't have too bad of a singing voice…WHAT ELSE ARE YOU HIDING!!!

  • ujo1934

    wait i just thought of something…how are u going to review FF11 which doesnt have a main character except the one u create

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/YNJFDZFLZN5JTU7RY4WBGGQFGA JoJo

    this series should be called “Love Fantasy” its what is all about, some stupid japanese timid teenage lame ass love story, oh spiced with monsters etc

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Panda-Mann/100001620785597 Panda Mann

      youre stupid please slit wrists asap

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/ICALV2DKFWN7NORUNUHB6AQX54 G.D

    The creepy laughter sounds equally creepy (about the same) in the Japanese voice acted version.

  • 13secondspastmidnight

    Even Dr. Insano is horrified. I'm sure at some point we're going to find out that Mechakara invented FFX in order to drive everyone insane and hence take over the world.

    It'll happen. WE'RE ALL GOING TO BE DRIVEN INSANE BY FINAL FANTASY!!! *sob* what happened to the good ole' original FF game. You know, with wizards and warriors… and NOT some fucking soccer game underwater.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/TQH3M3C2V4HYBQYS2D7SIJE7GM jericho

    The only reason I even rented this game to play it is to make fun of the stupid shit they put in these games XD But I do like the extremely morbid sense they have in almost every scene. One second it's; “Hey this is great we won!” a few seconds later it's: “Oh and Sin mutilated all of your children….yea….” But the one thing that I can't get out of my head is the main theme song they have with that flute! ARGH! IT DRIVES ME INSANE! DR. INSANO INSANE!

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/HY6GR34KYMUL6LUDUKS24U5TF4 Jonny

    You know what, during the ritual where Yuna is dancing on the water. Should have played 'Where the hood at?' that would have been really bad due to the fact the entire village was ruined XD

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Aaron-Kerr/100000680887523 Aaron Kerr

    I'll admit, I only play this game because they brought Pearl back and it kicks major ass.

  • KCfakesmiles

    oh dear god XD
    this game sucks some serious ass.
    but people are really saying that Final Fantasy X is waaaaay better than XII?
    I mean, what's the logic behind that? most people say it's because of the battle system but the one in XII is much better.
    it's way more realistic than in X, I mean, who runs into a random battle and suddenly agrees with the creature they're beating up to take turns kicking each other's asses?
    Spoony says in his VIII review that he was hoping it would become for realistic and that's what XII did with the battles.
    but really. you take Blitz Ball into account and how in heaven or hell could ANYONE think this is a superior game?

  • Loomp

    Hey Spoony I got some PS2 Saves for Final Fantasy X in the PS3 format or Codebreaker Disc format(Codebreaker allows PS2 saves to be backed up to PC and back to PS2 like the PS3 HD does using a USB Flash Drive for it's saves) I can send them to you since I know its taking you an eternity to finish playing the game to finish the Review,just as it was with you taking an eternity to finish the Final Fantasy VIII (8) Review. I just want to help you speed things up so you can tare this game a new A-hole lets get it done already, plus I have PSX saves for everywhere in Final Fantasy IX (9) in a DexDrive or PS3 save format so you can do a sub review of FF9 like you did for FF7. Just send me a message to my Youtube account I sent you a message with all the 1,000 or so ones you get a day and I know how difficult it is to read them all, anyway keep up the good work Spoon Man.

  • Aiddon

    Isn't Auron's arm supposed to be a reference to Ronin (masterless samurai)?

  • http://www.facebook.com/MattyCanDo Matt Dorry

    Mas! Mas! Yo quiero parte tres.

  • http://www.facebook.com/KelseytheMalignantHooligan Kelsey Bahm

    Please continue this! This way I don't have to play it.

  • Big_Woop

    Agreed. XII is far better than 8, 10 and 13 (never played 11), Let's count the ways:

    1)Vaan is annoying, but unlike Squall, Tidus etc. he shuts up and steps out of the plot's way once more interesting characters enter the story. Other bad characters, such as Ashe and Penelo, are also just bland rather than irritating.
    (ok except Larsa- a challenger to Tidus' Throne of Fail) Even moggles jsut stick to running teleporters and leave you alone.
    2) The villains actually have a damn good reason for what they're doing, and aren't interested in mass-destruction.
    3) The game revolves around political intrigue and international diplomacy, giving the player credit for being able to
    follow a plot more complicated than 'baddie blews up world for lulz'.
    4) Balthier is the fucking man.
    5) The battle system: even circle-strafing them is more involving than standing still and using a menu system. Status
    effects are actually important. You can spot encounters from a distance and just avoid them. You can't rely on Esper
    spam.
    6) The big sidequest-mingame: Hunting is actually useful for leveling up, requires some thought in tracking down marks and doesn't interfere with the story or strain your suspension of disbelief.
    7) Subverts a lot of RPG cliches: you're saving a continent rather than the entire world, you never fight the biggest baddies (the Occhuria [sp?]), monsters don't inexplicably carry money, your Master Sword and Materia-type-things are weapons of mass-destruction and an acknowledged danger to everyone, the weather changes, the Princess is a bad-ass with less-than-pure motives, etc.
    8) They actually pulled off the old Evil Twin plot with fucking pathos.

    Though I admit there a long parts of the game where absolutely fucking NOTHING happens. And that goddamn Tower dungeon. And Bunny-Girl Elves.

    (Don't believe Ondor's lies!)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RLDMY534ZKAOIHTTWG25VCJA5E Travis

    SPOONY I HOPE YOU READ THIS:

    Question: If you had to chose to spend a day with either the cold and distant SeeD mercenary squall leonhart or the cheerful yet slightly whiny at times biltzball player Tidus, who would you choose?

  • http://twitter.com/Orohu Leon Gracewood

    Um, wasn't the Blitzball tournament in Luca, not Bevelle?
    Spoony, you're getting ahead of yourself. That part of the game isn't until after you fight the brick wall known as Evrae.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Wolfman-Robinson/100000316788052 Wolfman Robinson

    thank god you didn't attempt to do the female parts of that song

  • AdmiralAwesome

    I'm rather curious of how the sport Blitzball managed to survive for 1000 years. You'd think that it would have gradually fallen out of style like most sports over that time gap and faded away.

    • Anonymous

      Boxing and wrestling have been around since Classical Greece, which would be 500-336 B.C. Then again, those are pretty damn straightforward compared to water-sphere soccer.

      • Serpentlord

        Boxing and wrestling are quite different now than they were back in antiquity, and they also don’t require a fucking water sphere, the ability to hold your breath for an unlimited period of time, and the ability to tackle and throw a ball at 110 mph in the middle of said fucking water.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Oscar-Elias-Varas-Cisternas/678200858 Oscar Elias Varas Cisternas

    Yeah, just tell yourself that. But take a look at soccer. That sport will never die. And since Blitzball is supposed to be this global-popular sport… You get the point.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joshua-Bunz/695930104 Joshua Bunz

    It's been a while since this video was posted, but I feel like commenting anyway.

    Great analysis so far. Though I can admit to liking the game to a certain extent, I can't argue with any of your points. Tidus' laugh actually pissed me off and I got frustrated with the amount of times I had to save Yuna's sorry ass. But it's also just freakin' hilarious; I forced this on my friend who worships the game and he still laughed his ass off (after I made him see that calling Sin 'Godzilla' was probably born of sarcasm). Keep being awesome.

  • Haeralis

    When is part 3 coming?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=742655181 Kevin Bartelen

    Watching this again a thought occurs…

    The Al Bhed Psyches kidnap Yuna and demand they through the game why? I mean the Aurochs have never won EVER, I mean why go to the effort?

    Also since you hate timing puzzles so much I can't wait to hear your comments about getting Lulu's Ultimate weapon part in the Thunder plains.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6E7F4GPBDSMDQLNP2FZE6VG4TM Tsung J

    Are you going to continue this at all? I know it's torture for you, but I love seeing how you can make games like FF8 so awesome by pointing out how terrible it is in every way. Please entertain us more!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Panda-Mann/100001620785597 Panda Mann

      dumbass

  • KCfakesmiles

    I never got past the first ten minutes of this game.
    though truthfully those are all cut scene.
    but…….. I saw Tidus and the horrible turn system in a realistic looking game and turned it off and ran away.
    I put a lot of my decisions of whether or not a game is good in the art work and design and this game looked pretty great.
    but I absolutely hate the turn system in games like this.
    it makes me feel like I'm playing a super amped up version of pokemon only is much more BORING!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Panda-Mann/100001620785597 Panda Mann

      It’s top 5 of best games of all time. Play it.

      • Anonymous

        No, it isn’t.

        Stop spouting your opinion as fact

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Panda-Mann/100001620785597 Panda Mann

      It’s top 5 of best games of all time. Play it.

  • scottfurze

    i hope part 3 comes soon

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=52000099 Jesse Lifton

    haha the ritual line and the kill them all they're like voters make me lose it every time.

  • http://twitter.com/candacereilly Candace Reilly

    OOOOO!!! AHHAAH! I hope he replies to this! <3

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KQZM4I3JX6F27LT4EM2Y27IFMU Corey

    my favorite part of the game is the summons because of there overdrive attacks, the one I liked the most is ifirits overdrive because of how much of an overkill it can be when you see what he does. he throws two fireballs at the enemy then he fires another huge fireball then he picks up a piece of the ground and throws it at the poor bastard who had to fight him, seeing it for the first time was a big holy shit moment for me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Bukee András Bukovinszky

    So I just looked up an LP of the game and… OH GOD!!!

    This is probably the best part of the game. It's all downhill from here.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Bukee András Bukovinszky

    So I just looked up an LP of the game and… OH GOD!!!

    This is probably the best part of the game. It’s all downhill from here.

  • Anonymous

    so spoony who’s worse? Tidus or Squall. Honestly, I’d say squall because he’s meant to be taken seriously.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alex-Betts/564486127 Alex Betts

      I think this is a good test, find the most annoying thing Squall said or did and compare it to the most annoying thing Tidus said or did. Whichever moment wins, there’s your winner. I wouldn’t mind hearing who wins and for what reason.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Panda-Mann/100001620785597 Panda Mann

        That’s dumb on several levels

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Panda-Mann/100001620785597 Panda Mann

        That’s dumb on several levels

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alex-Betts/564486127 Alex Betts

      I think this is a good test, find the most annoying thing Squall said or did and compare it to the most annoying thing Tidus said or did. Whichever moment wins, there’s your winner. I wouldn’t mind hearing who wins and for what reason.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alex-Betts/564486127 Alex Betts

      I think this is a good test, find the most annoying thing Squall said or did and compare it to the most annoying thing Tidus said or did. Whichever moment wins, there’s your winner. I wouldn’t mind hearing who wins and for what reason.

  • Anonymous

    soo did you like the disney music. I was practically crying with laughter

  • Anonymous

    fair enough. we all have our opinions. I honestly get stuck on the giant scorpian sinspawn. “GAHHHHHHHHHH”. That bastard kept offing me. It was also my first foray into the series as a whole. Before dad bought it i never even heard of it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=527628212 Arsalan گارام Malick

    Total Agreement from here. I really cannot believe that the following games didnt do the same, THIS is what the summoning needed, I mean if they tweaked it a bit it would have been completely fine if they used the same system for every single FF game past FFX (Most notably the fact that the Aeons got too powerful after a while, and Im saying that with my completely limit breaked save file of this game with everyone hitting 999k or so).

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=527628212 Arsalan گارام Malick

    its all in good humour, I love the heck out of most of the game but that doesn’t mean I cant laugh when someone makes fun of it.

    It’s like… a comedic roast of Final Fantasy 10, starring TheSpoonyOne.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=527628212 Arsalan گارام Malick

    That’s an RPG tradition, you can’t really complain about it, its not like only FF does it either, Pokemon, Dragon quest/warrior, and other strong RPG Titles have carried on with it for a while now.

    Take yer Reality outta ma Final Fantasy! lol

  • http://twitter.com/dxmagma dylen shirley

    that song was strangely fitting for the scene of her dancing.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Morten-Jønnevald/100001740697586 Morten Jønnevald

      what is the name of the song? :O

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HLVGXHWCZCNF5534S4B5AUJ2WY Amir Johnson

        r kelly ignition

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DEMMXQ2ZYNQTX5U4EMTUXVCLIQ Sakura

    “Want to hear the most annoying sound in the world?” lmao
    I want someone to kill the voice actor, script writer, character designer, etc who created this annoying twerp of a character. The only character I thought was halfway decent in this game was Auron, because he was the only one who had an idea of what the hell was going on, and how to handle it.

    I can’t wait to see part 3 of this review. Your Final Fantasy reviews are the best ever, though I would love to see a review on Final Fantasy 9. It may have chibi-like characters, but it is far better than 10.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Panda-Mann/100001620785597 Panda Mann

      The character is very good. If you can’t see that, well, your loss.

      • Anonymous

        You mean, read every comment you write out as “I’m stupid, shut me up”

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Panda-Mann/100001620785597 Panda Mann

      The character is very good. If you can’t see that, well, your loss.

  • http://twitter.com/luigifan101 Marik Boswijk

    Not that I’m complaining or anything, but where is part 3?
    B.t.w. Spoony, youre the best!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Amber-Kansfield/100001358174209 Amber Kansfield

    He DOES have a point. How many sports from 1000 years ago are still going on today? Sure, there are ones like it, but they’ve all at LEAST changed. (But Soccer/Football has been around for a long time, if I remember, so I guess you could say Blitz is like their soccer.

  • http://twitter.com/Jake_Orton josh adams

    Wow. Was actually you singing ‘Whole New World’ at first Spoony? If so you’re not a bad singer.

  • Anonymous

    I think this game has scarred my brother for life, and he didnt evern finish it because it was so bad….poor guy. I’d be careful playing this game Spoony >.> Well actually…it couldn’t damage you anymore than FF8 has, could it?

  • http://www.facebook.com/rateb.b.jafar Rateb Bassam Jafar

    You freaked me out with the Alladen Song

  • http://www.facebook.com/Lft.Srinkles Alexander ‘Slack’ Heritage

    spoony just sang……i think this game has RREEAALLLYY fryed his loaf

  • Anonymous

    Why would you finish a game you don’t like?

    … except if you’re Spoony.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Panda-Mann/100001620785597 Panda Mann

      Who says he didn’t like FFVIII? He liks FFX, but is doing these videos for comedic purposes. Do you actually consider the videos Spoony, NC and AVGN do reviews? They’re not, they’re there for comedic purposes only, except the Critic actually is a bit of a Critic but his #1 focus is humor as well.

      • http://www.facebook.com/Istharium Istharium TheFoe

        Haven’t you seen Spoony reviewing FFVIII? He just crushes the game down to Hell, because he hates that game that much. On some autograph session, he even destroyed all FFVIII CDs, which a fan brought to him and requested him to break the CDs. And he did it with pleasure.
        And I think that he really means, what he’s saying in these videos. But he gives his own touch to them and add some of his humour in them. Same thing with NC and AVGN. They want to express their opinion in a funny way and entertain people.

      • Anonymous

        How many times does someone have to say “I hate this” before you get that they HATE IT

        You are such a blind fucking fanboy. You are only saying this to make your own feelings not hurt by it. Denying what someone else is saying is just horrible.

        He hates the game. Get over it.

        If you were secure in your liking of the game, you wouldn’t give two shits about anyone saying anything about the game and carry on your way

        You are an insecure, blind, stupid square fanboy.

        • narutoshonnenjump

          Well,ya don´t really know if he is acting or if he es saying what he believes.Personally I think that he really hates FFX.I don´t hate him but it´s true that the story sucks.

        • narutoshonnenjump

          Well,ya don´t really know if he is acting or if he es saying what he believes.Personally I think that he really hates FFX.I don´t hate him but it´s true that the story sucks.

  • Anonymous

    It did sync up extremely well.

  • Anonymous

    It’s like walking in on someone masturbating.

  • Anonymous

    make.
    the.
    next.
    part.

    You walking trollypolly of a waste of life that has somehow made me endure countless hours of your shit about games and how bad they suck, only to leave me trembling with outrage like the angry german kid video remix to where I just about want to jab your eyes out and shove them down your throat in hopes to make you throw up and swallow it back into your lungs where you will suffer a horrific death.

    FUCKING MAKE PART 3 YOU PIECE OF WALKING HORSE SHIT!!!!!!!

    FUCK YOU UP THE DICK AND OUT YOUR EMPTY EYE SOCKETS,
    TrollyPollyie

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Artemij-Andreev/1809189414 Артемий Андреев

    “By basically adding third dimension into the game of soccer”
    It’s called football, not soccer. Yeah, I know, in USA it’s called soccer (when weird-ass clone of rugby is called football for some reason), but fuck it, it’s football.

    • http://twitter.com/OpenMawTwitting Steven Johnson

      It’s soccer.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Artemij-Andreev/1809189414 Артемий Андреев

        Only not.

  • Anonymous

    (vague yet somewhat integral FFX spoilers in this, in the offchance someone cares about that)

    I hope this eventually has a People Who Were Secretly Dead The Entire Time counter too. I thought it was stupid and cliché but ultimately tolerable at first when it was revealed, but once it turned out that about 99% of the population was in the exact same position it blew the previous record holder for Most Ridiculous Plot Twist, FF8’s orphanage crap, completely out of the water. That could definitely make for an overabundance of X Count jokes, though (three counts as an abundance, right?).

    • http://www.facebook.com/YourD Jordy Den Hartog

      I know! We could do a count for how many different ‘X counts’ there are in the review!

  • Kenshin-dono

    soooo… anyone know if spoony is ever going to finish this or if hes just abandoned it? Its been months now

  • http://twitter.com/FleacyTheSheep Desiree X

    Tidus has the exact same smile as Francis York Morgan.

  • Anonymous

    I just shat my pants in awe of your singing.

  • Anonymous

    OH YOU ASSHAT, YOU MADE ME LOSE >:{
    (really though, good one at 8:30, you really got me)

  • http://www.facebook.com/brianlemur Thrian Bering

    To be fair, that demon Seymour pulled up from hell is his mother’s Aeon… And it’s also something you can get in game fairly easily. Yeah, he’s still obviously evil. But that aeon isn’t the reason.

    • Raphaël Boivin

      Uhhh, actually, that’s not his mother’s aeon: that’s his mother, PERIOD! Yeah, ponder on that for a while. o__0

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J3UNKB52IJARBFCCLZ2AS7ITNI Robert

    I am enjoying this series immensely despite the fact that I think FFX is a good game. At the risk of getting flamed, I felt the need to point out one inaccuracy in Spoony’s review. He says that the prize you win for beating the Goers in the first Blitzball match is a worthless Strength Sphere, found off any number of monsters in the game. Not so, Spoony, you’re confusing the Strength Sphere for a Power Sphere. Power Spheres are found everywhere, and they fill in HP and Strength nodes. The Strength Sphere is actually quite rare, and it turns an empty node into a Strength +4 node. I can let exaggeration and hyperbole slip by, but not an outright inaccuracy.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Panda-Mann/100001620785597 Panda Mann

      Yes, there are no +4 Strength nodes whatsoever at that part, the nearest is in Auron’s grid like 20 Sphere levels away or something. It really is a massive boost.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J3UNKB52IJARBFCCLZ2AS7ITNI Robert

    I am enjoying this series immensely despite the fact that I think FFX is a good game. At the risk of getting flamed, I felt the need to point out one inaccuracy in Spoony’s review. He says that the prize you win for beating the Goers in the first Blitzball match is a worthless Strength Sphere, found off any number of monsters in the game. Not so, Spoony, you’re confusing the Strength Sphere for a Power Sphere. Power Spheres are found everywhere, and they fill in HP and Strength nodes. The Strength Sphere is actually quite rare, and it turns an empty node into a Strength +4 node. I can let exaggeration and hyperbole slip by, but not an outright inaccuracy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kacey-Lane/100001227225054 Kacey Lane

    Oh there is something I really want to say about Maechen that would really explain how he is able to travel across lands faster than the party safe from fiends, knows nearly a thousand years worth of knowledge, and talks about history LIKE HE WAS THERE.

    But I dont want to spoil it.

  • Anonymous

    I have to say that James Arnold Taylor, the voice of Tidus, is a great voice actor and voices my favorite character of all time. But the way he voices Tidus is just terrible. He really just squeals too much in this role, but I say blame the writers, because otherwise his voice is great.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jordan-Smillie/100000339549796 Jordan Smillie

    im surpised how fucking stupid the characters are a

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shane-Stephenson/1381510872 Shane Stephenson

    The first game of Blitzball is really difficult, so you shouldn’t really let it color your opinion of the whole game. After that, you’ll find that somehow you’re one of the better teams in the league; you just had the unfortunate luck of going up against the best team in the league the first game. As you level your guys up, you’ll find they really get a lot better at their positions, and you can scout new players and sign them up to your team (the disadvantage there being that it costs gil). Of course, after the first game, you don’t have to play blitzball. It’s a bit of hyperbole to say the whole game revolves around it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shane-Stephenson/1381510872 Shane Stephenson

    Also, the thing with Auron’s arm: I’m not sure about the details, but it relates to some kind of samurai tradition. Again, I’m fuzzy on the details but I guess it’s meant to symbolize his failure to protect Braska.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FKA3YLTKBCMW4DL7KFCFQM32BQ mike Iatridis

      Actually, I forget where I heard this but Auron’s thing with his arm has nothing to do with an injury or samurai tradition. The reason I heard he keeps his arm in a makeshift sling is, as I heard, meant to be a subtle middle finger to the yevon religion. He knows it’s total bullshit, but speaking out is basically shouting ‘murder me’ at the top of your lungs. So instead he pretends his arm is injured so he doesn’t have to do their lil ‘prayer stance’ thing. Cant form a ball shape with two hands if one’s busted right?

      • Anonymous

        Nah, I don’t think so. The most common answer I’ve heard from Square’s art books is that it is a homage to the whole “ronin warrior” archetype of his character (Masterless Samurai kept their sword arm in a sling as a sign to onlookers that they were A. professional soldiers and B. available for hire).

        According to Stephen Turnbull, records indicate that a practice among Ronin involving a demonstration of their skill and dominance over an opponent: In a courtly duel (that is a sanctioned sword duel in the presence of an imperial official) the confident ronin or ronins in question would keep their sword arm in a sling and fight with their off-hand.

  • http://solrokentertainment.blogspot.com Sol Rok Entertainment

    Okay, I know I’ll probably never get an answer for this but what is the name of the song played during Seymore’s summon? I’ve already heard it more than twice.

  • http://solrokentertainment.blogspot.com Sol Rok Entertainment

    Okay, I know I’ll probably never get an answer for this but what is the name of the song played during Seymore’s summon? I’ve already heard it more than twice.

  • Anonymous

    You know Spoony, you really aren’t that bad at singing. In fact, you’re quite good.

  • Anonymous

    You know Spoony, you really aren’t that bad at singing. In fact, you’re quite good.

  • Anonymous

    You know Spoony, you really aren’t that bad at singing. In fact, you’re quite good.

  • http://twitter.com/nnecron naofumi noda

    He sure makes it sound like a piece of shit even though the game received high scores from many people. He’s really good at pointing out flaws I guess.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Amanda-Holloway/100000776203309 Amanda Holloway

    He removes his left arm from his haori when fighting, but his right arm remains in its sleeve. This aspect (along with the jug on his side) is a tradition of sorts among rōnin, and is likely meant to be an homage to this traditional figure: a rōnin is a samurai who refused to commit hara kiri (ritual suicide) after his lord’s death, maybe a reference to Braska’s death.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Amanda-Holloway/100000776203309 Amanda Holloway

    He removes his left arm from his haori when fighting, but his right arm remains in its sleeve. This aspect (along with the jug on his side) is a tradition of sorts among rōnin, and is likely meant to be an homage to this traditional figure: a rōnin is a samurai who refused to commit hara kiri (ritual suicide) after his lord’s death, maybe a reference to Braska’s death.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Citrakite Joseph Perez

    Spoony’s that not bad a singer.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Citrakite Joseph Perez

    Spoony’s that not bad a singer.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Panda-Mann/100001620785597 Panda Mann

    goddamnit spoony you haven’t had a funny video (imo) in several months this is easily your best series so make a new one before people get bored of highlander (yeah it sucks we get it)

    also make clear your opinion on the games after the rest of the videos (not before, it’d ruin everything) for the morons here

    • Anonymous

      You are an idiot.

    • Jessica Kent

      *Tries to Resist, will save failed*  You are by far and large the most idiotic, fanblind , deluded, asinine, fucktared square-fanboi ever.  I saw you comment and I read down, see I thought I might kind of agree with you, but you ruined that almost instantly.  You won’t likely see this but I CAN NOT resist your completely backward form of thought, or what passes as thought for you.  You must be literally the most egotistical asshole I’ve ever had the misfortune of coming across in my 30 years of life.

      Every comment you make is either self-congratulation in the form of witless insults towards people that share a different opinion than your own.  You seem to lack even the most minor ability in interpersonal communication skill that even higher primates such as orangutangs show.

      Not everyone need accept your opinion, you might like the Final Fantasy series and I might say it is a steaming bag of junkie vomit (which I do after VI) and BOTH OPINIONS ARE EQUALLY VALID you self-centered little net-troll.  I might be feeding your addiction to abuse with this post but I don’t care.  I couldn’t be asked to care.  Because other people will read this and it just may amuse them, so I’ll continue.

      Where to you get off ever claiming that a “Matter of Opinion” can have anything remotely to do with a matter of fact?  The two words are mutually exclusive, you can’t really believe that two words with completely different meanings could be mistaken for each other.  That is like 2nd grade English.

      Why do you have to fight with anyone not sharing your opinions?  You do realize that it doesn’t make your opinion more valid, it does however make you look more like a child with each post.  Whatever you age is I can almost guess you suffer from arrested development to the relative age of 12.  Only people of about that age level are both foolish enough to be so contrary and so filled such a desire to prove what limited intelligence you’ve been gifted with by insulting posts against anyone that doesn’t share your opinion.  It doesn’t make you see clever but it does make you hilarious, because it makes me laugh at you.

      Do you think you can bully people into agreeing with you?  There are a lot of people  out there that have your same problem.  It is an issue I’ve taken to notice more and more.  It is basically this, the internet lets you talk real big to people.  You must be in a situation where you are made powerless or bullied and since you can’t do anything about it because of either cowardice, physical weakness, or just plain laziness that you use the internet to lash out at people so you can feel like a big man.  Sorry, big boy, I correct myself.

      You’ve never met an intelligent Final Fantasy hater?  So what you are saying is that unless people share your opinion about a game then they aren’t intelligent?  You know what, I understood the story (Which was awful, boring and stereotypical), I understood the plot, I understood the combat and I understood the leveling system.  I liked the latter two by the way.  I also hate Final Fantasy X.  If you’d like I can explain in great detail my own intelligence, we can debate on any issue you’d enjoy to do so, and I would like to compare credentials.  If your IQ tests equal or greater than mine, you hold an equal or greater educational level, and your local MENSA branch will vouch for you I’d be completely willing to accept your argument.  I’m not bragging, oh no, I actually can admit I hold one of the lower IQs in within my local MENSA group but that still places me within the top 2 percent internationally.  Meaning, I’m fairly bright and I also hate Final Fantasy X, X-2, XII and I haven’t made up mind about FF XIII. 

      Lastly.  Can we talk a moment?  You see Panda Mann, you have some degree of deep rooted hostility.  What this comes from I won’t even attempt to guess.  Can I suggest a healthy medium for releasing this hate you seem to cling to?  You should start a review series of your own.  There you can share you opinions with the world, you can tell everyone about how great you feel about all the Final Fantasy games and, indeed, any games you wish to speak about.  It would give you a greater level of understanding because, like it or not, some jackass would disagree with you in your comments and likely he’d be a self-righteous, puffed-up little ass like you’ve proven yourself to be. 

      In closing I’ll say this, if you are reading this and you are not Panda Mann then you might think I’m somehow picking on him but all you need do is scroll down and do a little research into his comments.  If you like Final Fantasy he is making your opinion look bad, he is dragging your opinion through the mud and making your love for a game series into some kind of shameful thing that needs defending.  You have no need to defend your opinions, regardless of if you like Final Fantasy or not.  They are opinions of your own, you share them because you’d like other to know your personal feeling on a subject and because they are opinions they cannot truly be called wrong.  You can differ and disagree but never turn into a thoughtless, vulgar, insecure little net troll.  Your life will be better for it, just read Panda Mann’s comments and you’ll see what you could become if you allow yourself to be so filled with Nerd-Rage, Fanboydom, and undue ego.

      Peace.

  • Anonymous

    It always bugged me how gamers complained about the laughter scene. His laughter is meant to sound forced and out of place, both he and Yuna laughs “properly” right after the forced laughter, and that sounds pretty normal. It seems people just see whatever the hell they wanna see just as long as they gain something from it..

    • Spokojasne

      “hey, you wanna hear the most annoying sound in the world?”
      “hahahaha..!”

      cant belive there are people out there, who actually defend this scene

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=527642372 Glenn Johnston

    the singing was funny.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=527642372 Glenn Johnston

    the singing was funny.

  • http://www.facebook.com/YourD Jordy Den Hartog

    Maechen being everywhere before you get there is indeed a direct result of his badassery, the guy was voiced by Howling Mad Murdock after all

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001726064526 Joey Ogg

    what did makacary do insano we must know lol

  • Anonymous

    god this game sucks

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XII7YV5G2JLV7CH2DKSTGRZX4E Rachel

    The whole point of this video was to have Spoony sing “A Whole New World”, wasn’t it?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jeffrey-Wrightson/100000409923994 Jeffrey Wrightson

    I must say Spoony, even considering the mocking nature of your rendition of A Whole New World, you’ve got a nice voice.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jeffrey-Wrightson/100000409923994 Jeffrey Wrightson

    I must say Spoony, even considering the mocking nature of your rendition of A Whole New World, you’ve got a nice voice.

  • Anonymous

    aron is the only redeaming thing of this peice of shit

  • Anonymous

    aron is the only redeaming thing of this peice of shit

  • Anonymous

    aron is the only redeaming thing of this peice of shit

  • Anonymous

    Um, sbout the scene in 17:50. Why do the Al bhed cannons look like giant Coca-cola bottles?
    Are they powered by Mentos candy, too?

  • Anonymous

    Um, sbout the scene in 17:50. Why do the Al bhed cannons look like giant Coca-cola bottles?
    Are they powered by Mentos candy, too?

  • Anonymous

    Gawd, Amy Lee is soooo gorgeous. Even when somewhat overweight… I would do her in a heartbeat no matter what.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Josh-McClary/504395847 Josh McClary

    You know, I actually do enjoy Final Fantasy X. At the same time, I can laugh at it’s flaws no problem and enjoy this review quite a bit.

    …please don’t kill me….

    • http://www.facebook.com/samgamgi Guilherme Rezende Rehder

      I enjoyed this game, and FF8 too, and while I lost my breath laughing in the FF8 review, most of Spoony complaints about FFX just seem like an extreme rant. Oh well…at least I’ve managed to laugh a little in thist part.

  • Anonymous

    Ah, to see the first Final Fantasy I’ve ever played bashed to the bone. Not that my opinion has changed that much, I’m just old enough to see the impracticalities and annoyances despite that it’s still one of my most favorite PS2 games that got me into FF in the first place.

  • Anonymous

    Ah, to see the first Final Fantasy I’ve ever played bashed to the bone. Not that my opinion has changed that much, I’m just old enough to see the impracticalities and annoyances despite that it’s still one of my most favorite PS2 games that got me into FF in the first place.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jeffery-Adam-Phillips/842790540 Jeffery Adam Phillips

    Spoony can sing. Who knew? lol

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6U5GZ2ADAJUCZVZCJMR4UYKGWY Josh

    the hair on seymore has been reused…..remember vagrant story anyone?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tariel-Corbeau/1388782046 Tariel Corbeau

      Looked it up, that least that hair is angled backwards. That guys is standing straight out on the sides and practically straight up and forward. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000313140897 Kira Alvis

    My favorites FFX character is:
    1. Aoron (sorry if I spelt that wrong, and do I need a reason of why he’s my favorite)
    2. Yuna (a even kinder person than Rikku, and has pretty eyes!)
    3. Rikku (she can be annoying, and her voice is unbearable, but she is a kind, loving girl)

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/George-Rosenbaum/100001387887487 George Rosenbaum

      Auron is badass, and at least Yuna is sane half the time.

      But Rikku? She is an underage girl that is constantly sexualized. Thats not ‘annoying’, thats really gross.

      Excuse my accusation, but I think you might be unaware or in denile over what the characters are like. I say this because you seem to be ignoring some rather shocking character attributes.

      • Michael Smart

        Allow me to play devil’s advocate and point out a logical fallacy in your reply:

        “She is an under-aged girl that is constantly sexualized.”

        … And? She’s under-aged, got it. That matters why? Someone being their favorite character doesn’t automatically mean they’re having erotic fantasies about them.

        As for the sexualized bit, that’s not something you can really blame on the character unless they’re shown to be doing it on purpose (which from my admittedly limited knowledge of scenes involving Rikku, she isn’t. Correct me if I’m wrong).

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/George-Rosenbaum/100001387887487 George Rosenbaum

    You forgot an ass count, when Rikku is getting up.

  • Anonymous

    HAIR GEL pffft yea right thats fucking super glue

    i think the only thing i like in this game is Auron that dude looks like hes done time hell i bet he could just look at sin and the fucker would just drop down dead they should just make a whole game on this guy…. maby not they might fuck it up like they’ve done with every Final Fantasy up till now

  • Cole S

    25:53 did any one else hear that noise? or was it just me

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Aaron-Porter/707545530 Aaron Porter

    where doi find the music used during the Dagon/Anima scene, it awesome.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bill-Hiers/100000523827311 Bill Hiers

    When Seymour appears to the tune of the Imperial march, who is the Guado on his left? The shortish guy with flames on his sleeves? He doesn’t resemble the generic Guado guards (such as the dude to Seymour’s right) and I can’t locate him on the Final Fantasy Wiki. He looks interesting.

  • Anonymous

    FYI, the Auron arm in the shirt thing is a common thing Ronin Samurai did back in feudal japan.

  • http://twitter.com/c_l_ethier Charles Ethier

    the worst team name I’ve ever heard was the furry swastikas.  I shit you not it was a hockey team

  • Alan Walker

    hey the video wont play seems to get stuck on the start of the add

  • Alan Walker

    TypeError: Error #1010: A term is undefined and has no properties. at tv.blip.ads.io::GoViralVastParser/onVastLoadComplete() at flash.events::EventDispatcher/dispatchEventFunction() at flash.events::EventDispatcher/dispatchEvent() at flash.net::URLLoader/onComplete()when i try to watch O_O

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JEPZW7E65QQJA6ADUUN46CSEGQ Marco

    Don’t you get it Semoasgisdfwgfg whatever his name, that’s the people we love to hate. I don’t find anyone of these characters annoying at all; not Tidus, nor Jar Jar Binks. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JEPZW7E65QQJA6ADUUN46CSEGQ Marco

    I liked the laughing, you poor fellow.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2SL2JZ3EP5RJQU5NZGBJRXETUU Vaughan MacDonald

      Then, my friend, there’s something seriously wrong with you.

  • http://profiles.google.com/netherwynd netherwynd

    Spoony would hate me but I did actually enjoy the Blitzball games…

  • aaron frank

    Final Fantasy X is tied for best of the series with IV and VII. i will say though that blitzball is horrible. Nice Job like always

    • tim edgren

      tied with IV and VII? um… I’m gonna have to strongly disagree with that good sir.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UBHELPBBVPHGO6SZIUODZZWKCU Aaron S

      im sorry, what? VII, VI, IV are all tied for the best, and X and XIV are tied for worst. someone showed you the wrong games if you think THIS is a good RPG

      • Panos Boyajian

        Yes, actually, X IS tied with IV and VII, and I agree with whoever made that list. This games is awesome, it has just enough good to cover up the bad. I still take enjoyment from watching this. Nice job, Spoony!

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Heather-Nicole-Mattingly/537503840 Heather Nicole Mattingly

          What list are you reading? VII is good, but certainly not the best in terms of storytelling or gameplay (it’s not much of a challenge when everyone can do everything). VI is definitely the best, coming in just behind IX on my personal list of favorites. X could have been good, had so much potential and was fun to play but the fun aspect was just so overshadowing by the poor character development and tedious puzzles of the temples and then Seymour, who I swear is the most random villain Final Fantasy has ever come up with. Even Kefka wasn’t as random, at least you knew from the first time you saw him that he was the villain. If FFX was still a new game and no one had played it and told you that Seymour was really the main villain of the game, I don’t think you would figure it out until we see Jyscal’s Sphere. I always half expected Seymour to join our party permanently to give us at least a more experienced summoner (like when Eiko joined the party in 9 to balance out Garnet). I also liked the idea of SeymourxYuna better than TidusxYuna strangely enough. But yeah, what list are you reading that is telling that X is tied for best?

  • steverill

    What is the song  when Seymour summons the giant monster TO KILL EVERYTHING?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UBHELPBBVPHGO6SZIUODZZWKCU Aaron S

      i think the song is fight with seymour, unless im mistaken, and its, surprisingly, the third best song in the series. very unfitting to how crap-tacular this game is

    • Jan Siwiec

      Pro Scores – The Dark Side

  • stephen martin

    Y’know… somehow… this review made this song sound dirty. Even when the REAL singers took over. This song now forever blongs in a porno thanks to you.
    Good job Spoony

    • http://www.facebook.com/kairimun1988 Tasha Gardner

      Someone DID make a dirty version to ‘A Whole New World’ ^^; Youtube it and cringe, because you’ll forever hear it when you watch Aladdin, lol

      • thatpandabitca

        Oh god, I refuse to let my childhood be tarnished, dammit.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U7JSLFE3OTQUDPQU6BRFSGWARE Erwin

    13:19 Care bare stare bitch

  • Anonymous

    If I recall correctly Maechen is dead. That’s how he beats you everywhere. You end up sending him in a side story. You can also get the eldritch aeon, (Anima) by taking the airship to where Titus first landed, where you find out the aeon’s faith is Seymour’s mother. Then you find out that Seymour is far and away the biggest crybaby in the game, (yes, worse than Titus). Seymour’s mom sacrificed herself to Yunalesca to become a faith because her son was weak and because no one liked him due to his half-breed status. And his whining. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/Rawrhan Rohan Sebastian Podge-Lamarion

      Yet he returns in X-2…

    • http://www.facebook.com/Rawrhan Rohan Sebastian Podge-Lamarion

      Yet he returns in X-2…

  • Anonymous

    22:50: It’s incredibly sick that i got that reference, but i laughed so hard i couldn’t see cuz my eyes were watering up.

  • Anonymous

    You can ruin anything with RNB

  • Anonymous

    “I want my fantasy to be filled with insane laughter.”

  • zoso90019

    That line form Yoda was *exactly* what I thought of the first time Lulu said that, too.

  • DraculaAlucard1

    On that dancing part, I woulda plaied either “Pornstar Dancing” Or “Somthing in your mouth”.

  • DraculaAlucard1

    Seymour’s hair may be rediculus, but when YOU can summon the devil, you can ware your hair however you want.

    • http://twitter.com/TarielCorbeau Tariel Corbeau

      Then YOU can style your hair into four foot hair antlers that jut out from the sides of your head.
      Its ridiculous in any way to have your hair like that. I love anime but quite often characters would have utterly stupid/ ridiculous hair do’s. Like Sailor Moon and even in that anime characters within the thing actually call her meat-ball head. ((at least in the dubbed version I watched as a kid.)) Making her hair-do funny yes, but people actually acknowledge it for being that way. In final fantasy I could style my hair in a form of a five foot tree on top of my head and NO ONE would even look twice at me.
      You see the problem?

  • DraculaAlucard1

    Btw, Not Mathra, It looks more like that other flying monster Motherfucker, Rodan.

  • phoenixrider100

    Love the Auron entry. “Being killed just served to piss him the fuck off!”

  • dmwdp001

    Spoony’s reaction to Seymour’s hair was exactly like my reaction to Kuja’s outfit in FF9.  At least Kuja had decent character development.

  • Jorambo

    Who in the hell thought that hair was a good idea?

  • ramses ijff

    Okay, seriously, even looking at the temple area for only a few seconds, I can already see such a massive possible design improvement: STREAMLINE IT!. When you put a sphere in the wall, don’t first ask whether you want to put a sphere in the wall. When the device activates, don’t pause the game to show it activating.

    While I’m at it, some other possible improvements:
    person-focused blitzball. Only control the character holding the ball at the moment, allowing for much control per character, like 3d movement. Have the rest of the characters work automatically, like in many soccer games.
    Hats. To hide the hair.

    • jetman123

      Going further: Delete 99% of the extraneous character-breaking dialogue and rewrite what IS said to actually have direct and understandable relation to the circumstances at hand, making these characters actually seem like people and not a sitcom cast.

      Rewrite the story to not require an encyclopedia to fully understand. Rely less on the audience’s rapidly shrivelling suspension of disbelief.

      Above all, STOP WITH THE MINDLESS OBSESSION WITH HOURS OF GAMEPLAY AND STOP STRETCHING EVERYTHING OUT. >:(

      I really wish Square would stop doing this!

    • jetman123

      Going further: Delete 99% of the extraneous character-breaking dialogue and rewrite what IS said to actually have direct and understandable relation to the circumstances at hand, making these characters actually seem like people and not a sitcom cast.

      Rewrite the story to not require an encyclopedia to fully understand. Rely less on the audience’s rapidly shrivelling suspension of disbelief.

      Above all, STOP WITH THE MINDLESS OBSESSION WITH HOURS OF GAMEPLAY AND STOP STRETCHING EVERYTHING OUT. >:(

      I really wish Square would stop doing this!

  • HollywoodCool

    I like Final Fantasy X.

    • kle4

      So do I, although I confess I didn’t remember all the most stupid bits.

    • Benuben

      Okay, this annoys a lot. Someone makes a half an hour review of a game or movie, explains why he doesn’t like it and then, some guy just writes “that movie is awesome” and leaves. To quote Cecil, FF protagonist that isn’t whiny, selfcentered, braindead, little bitch (DUN DUN DUUUH): WHY!!!?

  • http://www.facebook.com/malice936 Malcomb Bell

    -.- don’t know if its the web player or what but the audio sync during full screen SUCKS… wait actually i think its the video sync cause the audio is normal and then i pause it and the damn video gos for another 2 seconds…

    • Enkired

       It might be your laptop/computer. I put it at full screen and it’s perfectly fine with mine. =

  • Luke Hardy

    despite all of this… the music in this game is truly awesome

  • http://twitter.com/ChazAdder Charles Noland

    Love the They Live poster in the background.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1513753853 Brandon K. Bain

    This guy looks like Tim Curry mixed with Stephen Baldwin

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000528912775 Daniel Baquerizo

    I like this game, kill me

  • jagarcia0705

    The Luca Ass F***ers
    The Luca Furies
    The Luca Emo Gits
    The Luca Spoony One’s
    The Luca Red Shirts (for some reason members die a lot)
    The Luca Taco S***s
    The Luca YouTube Commentators
    The Luca LARPs
    The Luca Cosplayers
    The Luca World of Warcraft Players
    The Luca Losers Who Think Their Cool By Making Up Sports Team Names & Posting It On Somebody’s Website. But Deep Down Inside They Know Nobody Gives A Rats Ass Or Even Remotely Care.

    • igotbanned999

      You probably meant furries, but Furies is actually a cool name

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marc-Johann/100000785784681 Marc Johann

      You forgot the Luca Fuse Boxes.
      I’m part of that last group you mentioned and I know it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bryan-John-Sauriol/711670364 Bryan John Sauriol

    I’m sorry, you had me until you liked Auron. Even Auron just feels like the most contrived attempt to artificially manufacture a “cool” character. He’s just a grey haired version of douche nuggets like Squall and Cloud. I am disappointed in the Spoony One for falling for such a blatant ploy. “I am so… … intense” – Every line Auron says paraphrased for brevity

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Bennett/100000822321191 Chris Bennett

      compared to anyone else in this fucknugget of a game, auron is a bad ass.

  • http://twitter.com/WesleyMan3 Wesley Jebe

    No homo, but your singing voice is p decent. 

  • Frannie_Carfax

    I’ve chosen to believe it’s a light covering of downy hair over an unusual bone development.  Possibly a secondary sexual characteristic, but since I’ve seen no evidence of anyone else looking like that I have to wonder who it’s intended to attract.

  • godofplague

    The dumbest thing about Seymour Guado is his name. It begs 13 year olds to call him Seymour Guano. Now all I can see when looking at Tidus is Meg Ryan and Leonardo Dicaprio’s illegitimate love child. Thanks for that Spoony. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jesse-Johannsen/1390217452 Jesse Johannsen

    I’m just gonna leave this here
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lfiTebewnc 

  • http://www.facebook.com/jason.bassett Jason Michael Bassett

    The BB tourney happens in Luca, not Bevelle.

  • http://twitter.com/ChibiFangirl kayla uchiha

    LOL, the ending was my favorite. Insano face: o_O

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Andrew-Cathey/100001384238277 Andrew Cathey

    Dr. Insano face XD!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Todd-Parker/100002132626904 Todd Parker

    The thing about Auron keeping his arm in his sleeve is a reference to the ronin sellsword protagonist of Akira Kurosawa’s ‘Yojimbo’ and ‘Sanjuro’ movies. H does exactly the same things as Auron – keeps his arm in his sleeve except in combat, carries a big jug of sake, etc. It’s a bit of Eastern visual characterization that fits in perfectly with the story and character but is often lost on Western audiences.

  • http://twitter.com/ArtistaAF alvaro oyarte

    woah & i tough the Yugi-Oh characters were imposible to beat in dumb hairstiles but those guys are beyond the dumb limits!! XD ..one fully badass character & a guy who just sumoned goddamn Exodia! …im impresed spoony sing really well & is capable of leaving insano speechless XD

  • IHeart28

    Spoony sings pretty good! A little off-tune but still pretty good. Dr. Insano’s take on it though is absolutely priceless! Oh and Tidus really does sound more like a girl than a guy, sorry to say.

  • jagarcia0705

    Tidus: What’s a blitzball player?

    • thatpandabitca

      Your knowledge of the land shall be great.

      • jagarcia0705

        Codex of Ultimate Wisdom?

        • thatpandabitca

          What is love?

          • http://www.facebook.com/kairimun1988 Tasha Gardner

            Baby don’t hurt me. ;)

          • thatpandabitca

            Don’t hurt me no more!

          • http://www.facebook.com/maria.white.18062 Maria White

            You are in my spot sir.

          • thatpandabitca

            OH FOR THE LOVE OF *stab stab stab stab*

          • http://www.facebook.com/maria.white.18062 Maria White

            GAH! I was only… only… repeating my husbands last words….*dies*

          • thatpandabitca

            *falls to knees* NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!1111 WHY DID SHE HAVE TO DIE SO YOUNG!?!?!?!

          • http://www.facebook.com/CreedOfHeresy Elegy Mills

            C-C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER!!

          • thatpandabitca

            *uses flashbang*

          • http://www.facebook.com/raphael.boivin.50 Raphaël Boivin

            AAAAAHHHH! YOU FOOL!

          • Roikka

            You okay lady?

          • striker388

            Im not entirely sure

  • http://www.facebook.com/cole.christie.31 Cole Christie

    spoony you definitly need to sing more!!!!!

  • thatpandabitca

    Serenaded by Spoony. <3

  • http://www.facebook.com/royial20 Sean Badten

    Hey spoony just throwing this out there not sure if you’re already aware but at least for me every time i play this video it plays FF X-2 (not sure which part) instead of FFX. Part 3 and Part 1 works so seems to be this one…and if it is just me sorry for wasting your time .

  • http://www.facebook.com/adamafan George Covert Jr.

    hey Spoony, this is linking to Final Fantasy X-2 part 2 instead of FFX part 2

  • asshole mcbunns

    LOL i imagine Luca Goers was like something awesome in japanese, think like advancers, or assaulters, or attackers or something like that….. … reminds me of Metal Gear Solid 2, the carboard boxes said “The Orange” for a box of oranges…. like wtf…. and i think it said other stuff like “The Melon” or something like that… for boxes of em…. stupid translations lool

  • http://www.facebook.com/brittany.carnagey Brittany Carnagey

    I had to laugh at the “A Whole New World” scene, I honestly expected Spoony to insert new lyrics to the song in order to add to the humor of the whole situation of Yuna getting carried off on a new magic carpet experience! But no, Dr. Insano made it 10 times better!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Farshnuke Gordon Jones

    Hahahahajahaha!

  • http://www.facebook.com/taylor.w.hardy Taylor William Hardy

    god I hated that laughing scene

  • josh martyn

    the infinite box its in all the games

  • Malidictus

    I get the impression that a lot of Final Fantasy X got lost in translation. If you’ve seen a lot of anime, you can kind of read the body language of the people notice that it doesn’t always match their words. Take, for instance, Ject from Part 1 saying “Cry cry cry! That’s all you’re good for!” He says it with hand behind the neck, which usually denotes a character trying to be SUPPORTIVE but not doing a good job of it. I get the impression the script was heavily adapted, 4Kids style, like how Mortimer’s classmates were changed from concerned friends into complete assholes.

    Granted, I can’t know this for a fact, but if you run with this, it’s not hard to see how the intended plot might have been something much more positive than what came out. Tidus, I suspect, was intended to start out like a cocky idiot, a “Naruto” if you will, but mature as the game went on and develop a sense of responsibility. The “It’s not your story!” angle has been played before, such as the madman telling the story of Diablo 2 to Tyrael, and is actually a popular anime trope from magic girl stories where the actual powerhouse and source of the plot is the titular magic girl, but the focus protagonist is the ordinary guy who gets roped into helping her and ends up providing moral support.

    This video, more than anything else, suggests to me that Final Fantasy X really suffers from an adapted script which misunderstands Japanese clichés and deliberately goes for more of a parody, mean-spirited tone by exaggerating what must have already been exaggerated stereotypes. I don’t know that the original game could have pulled it off with the amount of stupid shit it nevertheless throws at you as distractions, but what I’m saying is I’d throw a lot of the blame on the localisation. I don’t know why that is, but US adaptations of Japanese products seem to favour making them more mean-spirited than they originally were.

    And yes, I’m aware this video is years old by now. You get inspiration to post as you watch, I guess.

    • Cole Christie

      that makes a lot of sense. . . . unfortunately stuff like the blitzball were there from the beginning

  • samirerre

    the opaning is hilarious

  • SiliconNooB

    I laughed so hard at the end!

  • Zipper Dragon

    Goer is probably a bad jap translation

  • Zipper Dragon

    So that little shit tidus makes it into dissidia, but AURON DOESNT EVEN GET INTO DISSIDIA 012? FUCK YOU SQUARE! FUCK YOU WITH A RUSTY FF13 GUNBLADE!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/alex.torrence.90 Alex Torrence

    …..is it just me, or can spoony actualy sing prety good….huu

  • MichaelT

    I’ve seen this video countless times, and I know exactly what Seymour’s hair looks like. And yet I still can’t look at it without chuckling.

  • Derek Thomas

    Maechen made me think of Bacon.. And Kentucky fried chocobo sounds delicious… ::drool::

    • jagarcia0705

      Kentucky Fried Chocobo dipped in ranch sauce sounds deliciously awesome!

      • Derek Thomas

        I’m Maechen Bacon!

      • Derek Thomas

        Makes me wish we had larger stomachs so I could eat the whole thing.

  • Mukki

    Yeah! You chose to kill off Gatta! :D bwahahahaaaaaaa….

  • Blightness

    What is the song at 16:50

  • kingd353

    just for the record blitz ball is kinda fun once you get use to how it works….

    • Einlanzer

      it’s easily the best part of the game.

      • Lpwn Wolf

        Honestly, it is. I think most people hate it because they have to sit through the first match which you’re supposed to suck terribly at and it colors their perception and they never touch it again. But once you figure it out, level up the guys a little and get them techniques, blitz is pretty much an indepth game within the game that I find really fun and spent waaay too much time playing.

  • Mochipants

    You have no idea how cathartic it is to see that I’m not the only one to think this game is a steaming pile of dog shit. NO IDEA.

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