Square Enix says we'll "get answers soon" concerning Final Fantasy X HD .
But in truth, I almost don't want those answers.
There's no doubt that when it was first announced at TGS 2011, I was one happy camper. And to this day, I really do believe it's the one thing Square Enix would do right this generation. And when I say that, bear in mind I'm speaking from an internal development standpoint; Square Enix has had published (but not developed) some top-tier titles this generation, including Deus Ex: Human Revolution , Hitman: Absolution , and the upcoming Tomb Raider . But Final Fantasy is a different story and FFX HD would've been their saving grace.
It seems simple enough. Just give us a high-definition update of a PS2 classic. Other companies have issued HD upgrades to last-generation games, and it really doesn't seem like a complicated procedure. So that's why I've been saying, "Heck, even Square Enix can do this." But after a long wait and just some empty promises (which we've all heard before in regards to Final Fantasy Versus XIII ), I might change my tune to- "If anybody can mess this up, it's Square Enix." God only knows how they'd mess it up but I'm convinced they'll muck it up in one way or another, and the old-school fans will once again be irate.
I remain hopeful for a simple HD overhaul, one that makes me want to once again indulge in the greatness of FFX. At this rate, though, it's hard to be anything but skeptical and even downright pessimistic.
Related Game(s): Final Fantasy X HD