The story that is “Final Fantasy X” was the first in the series to be released for the next-gen console at the time, the PlayStation 2. Development of the game began in 1999, and it was released on July 19th, 2001. Following the release, the game was considered a large success, with over 6.6 million copies sold, world-wide. In addition, “Final Fantasy X” was the first in the series to have a direct sequel taking place shortly after the final events of the game, titled as “Final Fantasy X-2”.
The journey begins in a setting that is seemingly much more advanced than that of previous “Final Fantasy” titles. The area looks similar to a present day city, with a futuristic edge to it, and is called the city of Zanarkand. The story focuses in on a young man named Tidus, who is a player of Blitzball, a type of underwater soccer/basketball mix-up. In fact, he is the star player of his team, the Zanarkand Abes.
Years after his father Jecht mysteriously disapeared, who was also a legendary Blitzball player, Tidus took up after his old man. He became very famous and his goal was always to be better than his father. One night during a big game, however, Tidus' world was flipped on it's head. A strange, colossus monster attacked Zanarkand, and despite his best attempts, Tidus was sucked in by the monster.
Waking up in a strange, unfamiliar place, Tidus comes to learn that he is now in a world called Spira, where the only thing he has in common with it's people is Blitzball and the legend of Zanarkand ruins, a city destroyed by a large monster by the name of Sin over 1,000 years ago. Left in a strange land with nothing but his skills for the game of Blitzball, Tidus begins his journey to get home, and unravels some secrets of his past along the way.