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inFamous vs. FFX/X-2 HD: The Ultimate New vs. Old Battle

Okay, so it's wrong to call it a "battle" because in fact, the two titles in question aren't really competing against one another.

Not in a retail capacity, anyway. But they're absolutely competing inside my head:

Which do I really want to play first? Which of my entertainment needs requires satiating? Do I indulge my love of old-school RPGs first? Or do I satisfy my curiosity concerning A. one of my favorite franchises of the PS3 era, and B. one of the first potentially amazing PS4 exclusives? It's quite the conundrum. And of course, they had to release in the same week.

I really want to relive the greatness that was FFX and FFX-2 (and it's so awesome that I get the International version of FFX, which I didn't get back in the day). I also really want to run around Seattle with Delsin's super bad-ass capabilities. I love the inFamous games; they've always been a massive amount of ceaseless fun. Besides, let's not forget the obvious: Even though it was a while ago, I've played FFX and X-2; of course, I've never played Second Son. On top of which, to play FFX and X-2 again would take a long time (probably 50-60 hours each, as I always want to do everything).

So, logically, the answer is clear. ...and yet...FFX/X-2 HD is just sitting there, beckoning......

Related Game(s): inFamous: Second Son, Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster

Tags: infamous second son, final fantasy x hd, ffx hd, ffxx2 hd remaster

3/18/2014 10:27:54 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (50 posts)

WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 @ 10:42:27 PM
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Well since Amazon hasn't even considered shipping my copy of FF yet I'll probably be playing them simultaneously.

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 @ 11:19:10 PM

Pays to be a Prime member....


::grin::

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 @ 11:22:13 PM

yeah, pays Amazon :)

I think they somehow ran out of Limited Editions by the time they went to fill my preorder.

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 @ 11:32:55 PM

That really sucks, sorry to hear that. I love the design of the booklet and the art inside is beautiful. Of course it's all about the game but I do like how they package these special editions for the FF games.

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Vivi_Gamer
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 @ 4:12:08 AM

I'll be devastated if my FFX\X-2 HD collection is delayed, it is released this Friday In the UK along with MGS: Ground Zeroes. I have them both ordered from a UK retailer called Zavvi. I intend to play Ground Zeroes to death with a trophy hunt then move on to Final Fantasy X.... For the rest of the year as I have made a challenge to beat the Dark Aeons without Yojimbo's Zanmato! ... You Americans are in for a shock alright ;)

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frylock25
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 @ 10:19:21 AM

ok LV a couple things, i have prime also but am not getting release day any more... kind of annoying the hell out of me.

second prime is going up to $99 next year. i got an email from amazon a few weeks ago.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 @ 11:59:55 AM

Fry, how is that possible? Where do you live? I haven't heard of people no longer getting release-date delivery. That's a big plus for me.

Also I'm aware of the price increase. I'd say it's long overdue since they haven't increased it in close to a decade. It starts this summer actually, June/July.

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frylock25
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 @ 3:49:16 PM

i am pretty sure i live close to you. i am on the IL/WI border. south park took several days after release to get here and infamous says it wont be here til the 25th

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 @ 4:36:13 PM

Yeah, I live in West Allis which is about 45 minutes from the Illinois border (if you take I94). That sucks about the delay on your shipments. FFX arrived yesterday at 3pm and I've only had one game not arrive on its release date and Amazon was super cereal about it. How long has this been going on and have you contacted Amazon about it? Part of the perks of being a Prime member is the fast delivery time, including release date delivery.

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frylock25
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 @ 9:40:18 PM

ok well i live in antioch. im literally on the border and about 15 min from 94.

i just got done talking to amazon and they tell me there is nothing they can do to get me infamous on friday. no matter what i asked it was just the same stupid answer. we cant change your delivery date. its set for the 25th. if they changed my delivery date it would change my place in line. i could still order the regular edition and get it friday for another 19 hours.

anyone else with prime have the CE version and getting it on release day? i have to wait til the 25th for a game releasing on the 21st. thats not 2 day shipping. that means they wont bother to ship it til friday night, maybe monday morning.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 @ 10:23:36 PM

That's crazy that we live so close. I'm in your area all the time (I have friends that live in Fox Lake) since my friends and family are mostly from the Chicago area.

How long has this been going on with your orders from Amazon? I wouldn't put up with it. If it took that long to get games from Amazon I would just go to Best Buy. That really sucks!

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MrAnonymity
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 @ 10:42:38 PM
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It was X/X-2 HD for me; for two very big reasons.

1) I don't own a PS4.

2) I own a Vita. (Very glad I do too, considering the disc drive just went out on my PS3.)

Either way, Second Son will be played. Just not now.

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DrRockso87
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 @ 10:52:57 PM
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inFamous Second Son has my vote. Love that series. However, I'll eventually pick up Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD. Great games too.

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DIsmael85
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 @ 10:59:47 PM
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Why not both. :P I'm playing FFX til Friday and then it's Infamous Second Son all the way!

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 @ 11:19:27 PM

This man knows how to game.

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Vivi_Gamer
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 @ 4:04:12 AM

Not if he really thinks he'll finish it the game in two days. Far too much content to explore if you even did rush through it you'd be doing the game a great disservice. Take your time and enjoy it :)

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DIsmael85
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 @ 7:10:51 AM

This isn't my first time going through Final Fantasy X and I never mentioned I'd finish it in time for Infamous. It's going to hold me over until Infamous. I take my time with games, which is why I enjoyed MGS5 and still do.

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 @ 11:20:30 PM
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FFX all the way. The game looks incredible in HD and the remastered OST is all I could have hoped for.

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cLoudou
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 @ 11:31:37 PM

so far I'd rather have the original OST, that said I haven't ventured that far yet, only just getting to Wakka.

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 @ 11:37:12 PM

Well I've had the entire remastered OST for over a week so I've listened to just about all of it. My favorite song on the original OST is Wandering and I will admit I prefer the original but other than that I think they did a fantastic job.

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Vivi_Gamer
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 @ 4:07:37 AM

I haven't heard much of the new soundtrack, I did hear 'Tidus' Theme' and it was pretty dire. As the track opened up it was actually out of tune, hitting the wrong notes... It just sounded awful. I hope this doesn't become a problem when playing the HD version, I'm quite attached to the original soundtrack, I even have it on CD, so hearing these new tunes - especially if done wrong - could be really distracting.

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cLoudou
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 @ 11:28:48 PM
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loving playing through FFX again but I'll go inFamous this time because I've already played FFX.

Tears in my eyes reliving the FFX memories. TT

PS: Got FFX, Infamous ordered, plus MGS:GZ is being shipped. happy haapy joy joy!

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Underdog15
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 @ 11:29:07 PM
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IGN gave FFX HD a 9.3/10. It's the only site I go to other than here, actually.

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cLoudou
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 @ 11:33:45 PM

Same, I actually enjoy their podcasts. *cough cough* *wink wink* PSXE podcast *cough cough*

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 @ 11:35:00 PM

Yeah, I go to Joystiq and Gamespot also just to have some variety. The idiotic thing about IGN's review is he didn't give it a 10 because you can't skip cutscenes. Might be the worst reason I've seen to lower the score of a game.

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johnld
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 @ 12:08:28 AM
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if i had to choose, its infamous for me. i played and love both final fantasy games already plus my ps2 copies are still here. im not the graphics type of person so im fine with my ps2 copies. waiting for infamous to go on sale for 40 first though got other games i need to beat. been playing time and eternity and its a fun game. tends to get easy because enemies have attack patterns that are easy to anticipate but i still like it.

just got mgs ground zeroes earlier. if youre still on the fence about price, might want to get it at a toys r us. ad says free 10 dollar gift card with 360 version but i got mt ps4 version and got a 10 dollar gift card. practically making the game $20 for current gen systems.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 @ 12:20:23 AM

I doubt you've played FFX International Version.

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gumbi
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 @ 1:07:23 AM
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Well, I still don't have a PS4. And won't be getting one for a good while now with the price increase. But even if I did have a PS4 it'd be a no brainer, FFX all the way. One of my favorite games of all time, remastered in HD, for PS3 AND Vita? Yep, sold!

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kraygen
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 @ 1:11:52 AM
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Want them both, but my checkbook disagrees. Eventually I'll have them both, wish it was sooner, but for now it will be later.

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Gabriel013
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 @ 3:38:08 AM
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Even if I had a PS4 I would still go for FFX. I played through the original release a couple of times and loved it so it's a sure thing for me enjoyment wise.
2nd Son would be more of a gamble.

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Banky A
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 @ 4:04:01 AM
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Final Fantasy as I'm not getting a PS4 for a while.

This is dependent on when I finish all my PS3 & PS+ games (which may be never..).

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Turbey
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 @ 4:09:01 AM
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I'll just make it easy and buy both. Planning on downloading FFX hd on my PS Vita (going digital with all games there) and infamous on PS4. Going for a trainride this weekend, so my Vita and FFX hd are a perfect match.

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Majima1990
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 @ 10:08:01 AM
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How can either of these games be compared? My opinion of it is Infamous has just been garbage since the first one and I'm honestly surprised it's still going. Final Fantasy 10 is one of the best in the series.

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Japanese_Gamer
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 @ 10:14:57 AM
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Final Fantasy XV for me.

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telly
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 @ 11:26:06 AM
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Who's choosing? :) Downloaded FFX/X2 on the Vita last night, cannot wait to start that adventure. It's going to be a long, slow playthrough through, a couple of hours here and there, before bed, on trains, etc. Second Son just looks incredible, so that's going to be my primary game STARTING THIS FRIDAY OMG I'M SO EXCITED.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 @ 12:28:05 PM
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I wonder if I should call Amazon or something.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 @ 12:37:33 PM

Do it. They haven't screwed up for me since 2010 but when they did they were more than pleasant about it and even threw in a $20 credit just for the inconvenience.

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tes37
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 @ 12:56:32 PM

Someone at the post office stole a psp I bought for my daughter a few years ago. It was not insured, but they sent another one overnight and were very polite to me during email exchanges.

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Vivi_Gamer
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 @ 1:08:39 PM

Yes, if Amazon fail to deliver pre-ordered item on release, they do tend to give you a voucher at least :)

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telly
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 @ 2:20:38 PM

call 'em -- if they screwed up, and it sure sounds like they did, they're generally very good about partial refunds, vouchers, etc.

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BigT_1980
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 @ 10:23:32 PM

You should definitely call them. My copy of GTA 5 did not arrive on release day as promised, and I got it for free last year, (after a lot of complaining).

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tes37
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 @ 12:51:43 PM
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I'm going to try to play both, not simultaneously of course because I'm not that talented. As soon as inFamous arrives, I'm playing it. When I get in an area where I have multiple fails, I'm putting FFX back on, then back to inFamous with a refreshed approach.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 @ 4:38:21 PM

I'm 5hrs into FFX and the graphics are fantastic. SE did an amazing and I hope we eventually get a FFXII HD.

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tes37
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 @ 5:09:17 PM

Yeah it looks pretty awesome.

I don't remember having the option to choose between a normal and expert sphere grid when I played the first time.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 @ 5:43:34 PM

It's because this is the International version of the game. New bosses, enemies, and sphere grid among other things. It was never released in the Sates till now.

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Gamer46
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 @ 7:06:50 PM
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I was never a big Final Fantasy fan so that's why I'm skipping it to get inFamous instead. But it seems among RPG fans FF X is regarded among the best (and from watching cutscenes on youtube it has a great story) so I wouldn't be surprised at all if this sells far better than inFamous. There literally zero hype from Second Son. Sony has done a piss-poor job advertising the game. Nothing on tv, in stores or on web site. Embarrassing really, but there's a lot of stuff Sony is doing lately that doesn't make sense. PS4 is selling well now but it seems every week brings good news for MS while Sony is just delaying/cancelling games, laying people off and forcing people out.

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tes37
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 @ 8:10:00 PM

I see tons of Sony commercials all the time, but I only watch History, A&E, and sometimes the Discovery channel. Second Son has been among the ones I've seen.

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tes37
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 @ 8:26:22 PM

Just saw a Destiny commercial for PS4 a few seconds before this comment time stamp.


On history channel.



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PlatformGamerNZ
Thursday, March 20, 2014 @ 5:10:22 AM
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well i'd say play want u feel but logically time wish ur right infamous SS 1st the FFX but it's up to you i guess

happy gaming =)

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PlatformGamerNZ
Thursday, March 20, 2014 @ 5:11:28 AM
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yeah i've seen alot of playstation and SS commercials they are really trying atm.

happy gaming =)

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