As some of you know already, Final Fantasy X has been re-released in a high definition remastered package with Final Fantasy X-2 over in Japan. The North American release is set for March 18th, so it will be a long time before we get to see many definitive changes in gameplay, visuals and other directorial alterations. However, there is one aspect fans can make judgments on already; the music.
After peering over a great deal of the soundtrack (there is over 3 hours of individual songs in this game!), I’ve come to the conclusion that some of the musical changes to Final Fantasy X are warranted. Some of the new arrangements, however, feel like they are trying to do too much and end up muddying what was a perfectly-acceptable song. Finally, some changes are genuinely better than their originals. In the grand scheme of things, there should be a choice on using the OST or the remastered soundtrack within the game.
Let’s look at some of the best and the worst changes to come to the Final Fantasy X HD Remaster soundtrack. What’s better or worse is my opinion, and I will try my best to remove nostalgia from decisions. If you have a different idea of what is better or worse, leave a comment below or share your opinions with me on Twitter: @ItsDanielGeorge.