I can't help but be a little bit worried about Final Fantasy X's HD rerelease on the PlayStation 3. Sure, higher resolutions sound better in theory, but the reality of the situation is there's a lot to be lost in the upgrade, too. For instance, check out this newly released SD vs. HD comparison trailer showing off the early "beach" title scene. Do you see the difference in the sunset's color between the two? Where's all that orange go?
Secondly, most of the animations in the game were designed around the fact that resolutions weren't particularly high. That means you have to say more with movements, over elaborate expressiveness, such as that Tidus and Yuna laughing scene. Now that the resolutions have been improved, a lot of that expressiveness can feel, well, creepy. Like puppets or faces brought to life. Image a hyper-realistic Italian man's face on Mario in Mario 64. Yikes.
I was able to try Final Fantasy X HD at E3 and found the experience particularly off-putting. Unfortunately, the new trailer and the way it saps color from the environment, from clothes, even from faces, doesn't boost my mood. Still, maybe this version of Final Fantasy X just needs some getting used to. Maybe this is for the better in the long run?
SD vs. HD comparison - YouTube