I realize that the title seems a bit forceful, but I guarantee you my intentions are all in your benefit. If you are like a lot of Final Fantasy fans out there you may be wondering why; out of all the Final Fantasy games that have come out, why make a remake of X and X-II? Well there is a very good reason, and it all comes down to time and cost. The easiest game to remake is the one that already had some closer to HD standards and X and X-II were the first of the Final Fantasy games to not include pre-rendered background images. The previous games in the series (Final Fantasy VII, VIII and IX) all contained pre-rendered images of their levels for the most part in their games.
What does this mean exactly? It means that for those previous games in the series, to have the revamped in HD they will have to rebuild the game from the ground up with 3D graphics rather than static images, which is obviously a lot of work. I feel this is Square-Enix trying out the waters for future plans of perhaps some other Final Fantasy HD Remasters. Which brings me to my original point; if you want to see some future Final Fantasy HD remakes like VII, VIII and IX for example, we all have to show our support for this title. Square-Enix has been going through a lot of financial turmoil in the past years with such failures as the original launch of the MMO Final Fantasy XIV. It has since picked it’s self up after the “Realm Reborn” re-launch of the game, but a huge initial loss for them anyway.
Final Fantasy VII, VIII and IX will require a complete redesign of the game, levels, characters and its assets. It will be a large endeavor to take on. It is of my opinion that we should show our support for such future endeavors by supporting what they give us now, and encourage them to do more in the future, and that my friends is why I feel you need to buy Final Fantasy X/ X-II HD Remaster.