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Final Fantasy X HD is a Remaster Not a Remake

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Posted on February 6, 2012 AT 07:57am

THE BUZZ: Previously revealed as a remake by Square-Enix, Final Fantasy X HD will in fact be a remaster the game’s producer has revealed.

The game, being developed for PlayStation 3 and Vita, will be a HD remaster similar to Shadow of the Colossus and ICO, not a fully-fledged remake as originally suggested by the publisher.

“The game is being developed like a high-definition remaster, but the visuals will look much better compared to the original,” said Square Enix producer Shinji Hashimoto.

EGM’s TAKE: Fans were brimming with excitement when they heard the news of a Final Fantasy X HD remake, with ideas of the ultimate Final Fantasy in their heads. Sadly this will be nothing more than an improved graphics HD remaster. Which isn’t a bad thing, it’s still a chance to play Final Fantasy X again, the best in the series on PlayStation 2. I spent many hours playing the game when I first brought my console and pretty much completed every side quest there was, I also loved the game’s story as Auron is one of my favorite video game characters, so I will happily pay full price to enjoy the game a second time round. We all still eagerly await the day that Final Fantasy VII gets a HD remaster let alone a remake.

Are you excited for the game? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: AndriaSang

Matthew Bennett, Associate Editor
Matthew Bennett finally got his big break with EGM three years ago, following years of volunteer work for various sites. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Follow him on Twitter @mattyjb89. Meet the rest of the crew.

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