Pop quiz! Hum the battle music from Final Fantasy X right now! Did you do it? Then you're awesome. Didn't do it? Then you have homework, yo. Go and play Final Fantasy X right now, all weekend long, until the battle music is burned into your brain cells. Or, you know, you could check out this great Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster comparison trailer. If you thought the battle theme was good before...
Just putting this trailer in the background and listening to it without the visuals punched me right in my nostalgia center, which is somewhere around the liver, I believe. It hurt real bad. Considering Final Fantasy X is my least favorite of the "modern" Final Fantasy titles, I really didn't expect it to have such gravity. Yet there I was, listing to the best version of these Final Fantasy X songs I'd ever heard and... yeah. It got to me a bit in a way the HD visuals never could. Well, that'll last until I here Tidus' voice again, at least.
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster for both PlayStation 3 and PS Vita will launch later this year (no hard release date yet). Keep in mind the vita versions will sell as two different games, where the PlayStation 3 version will sell as a bundle -- this is likely due to size limitations.
Audio/Video comparison trailer - Youtube