Feature: The Summer of X-2

Lusipurr.com is pleased(!) to present THE SUMMER OF X-2.

Good God, what an abomination. How will we ever earn forgiveness for this?

Welcome to the Summer of X-2!

Following up on the huge and inexplicable success of Final Fantasy X, Square Enix began the first direct sequel in the history of the Final Fantasy franchise. After lengthy research and opinion samples taken from wealthy young ladies in the 12-14 age bracket, the development team felt it was ready to move forward. With Brittany Spears as their artistic director, work began on Final Fantasy X-2.

Seeking to redress the distressingly ridiculous ending of Final Fantasy X, developers decided to follow the antics of High-Summoner-turned-Pop-Star Yuna in her quest to make it big with a group of sphere-snatching pirates calling themselves the Gullwings. Fate intervenes when an orb is found to contain an image of a lost loved one. So it is that Yuna, along with her partners Rikku and Paine, set out to find a particular blitzball player, once renowned for his expert skill with the Zanarkand Abes. Along the way, there are plenty of slapstick comedic exercises, and with its focus on fashion and glamour, the target audience is sure to devolve into squeals of joy.

What do you think of Final Fantasy X-2? With an inspired battle system, there is much to laud–were it not buried beneath six thousand metres of pink, bubble-gum-flavoured icing. But, let us hear your opinions. They matter. Oh yes, your opinions matter very much.

Enjoy the Summer of X-2!

42 Comments

  1. SiliconNooB
    Posted 2010.05.26 at 13:51 | Permalink

    BAHAHAHAHAHAHA this is too awesome!

  2. Lusipurr
    Posted 2010.05.26 at 13:54 | Permalink

    I finally remembered how to sticky our features so that they stay on the top of the page without me having to manually move them around!

  3. Lusipurr
    Posted 2010.05.26 at 14:06 | Permalink

    I think my favourite part of this game is the unskippable opening sequence with all the really amazing singing and dancing and flashy lights and the totally awesome and radical choreography not to mention the super-hot sexy girls who are the main characters and they are really awesome the whole thing is awesome I just think it is all the most awesome thing. Don’t you? It’s awesome!

    AWESOME!

  4. RootBeerKing
    Posted 2010.05.26 at 14:18 | Permalink

    Is this some kind of joke? I was under the impression that a Summer of Xenogears was going to happen after FF10…

  5. Lusipurr
    Posted 2010.05.26 at 14:25 | Permalink

    @RootBeerKing: What, do you not like the awesomeness of Final Fantasy X-2? I do not understand. It is too awesome not to like. I mean, how can you dislike something which is so obviously awesome?

    You are probably thinking of the Autumn of X(enogears), which will of course be awesome, but not nearly so awesome as this is.

  6. Ethos
    Posted 2010.05.26 at 14:47 | Permalink

    Amazing.
    Don’t forget to mention all the creepy incest with Brother!

  7. breaka666
    Posted 2010.05.26 at 15:04 | Permalink

    no

  8. evilpaul
    Posted 2010.05.26 at 15:18 | Permalink

    Is it just me has a world of great emotion just surrounded me? I know that forward is the only way my heart could possibly go into the great SUMMER OF FFX-2!

    Also, the article above is inaccurate! Yuna didn’t become a popstar, the ineffectual comedy antagonists are using a dress sphere to pretend to be Yuna being a popstar to…I have no idea really. It didn’t make a whole lot of sense.

    Anyway, I’m going to see if I can find a picture of that dress sphere that’s like a mech made out of pink feathers. I’m nearly 100% certain there was a gas leak in Nomura’s office when he designed it.

    P.S. Who the hell is RootBeerKing? I remember it being mentioned during the last podcast, but forget.

  9. Lusipurr
    Posted 2010.05.26 at 16:05 | Permalink

    RootBeerKing is the king of root beer, obviously!

    A world of real emotion is surrounding me, too!

    Now, let’s see what else this X-filled Summer will hold?

    What (else) can I do for you?

  10. Ginia
    Posted 2010.05.26 at 16:21 | Permalink

    NO!

    I quit.

  11. breaka666
    Posted 2010.05.26 at 16:30 | Permalink

    @Lusi – this is a joke right? you can’t be serious.

  12. Lusipurr
    Posted 2010.05.26 at 16:48 | Permalink

    ENJOY! Look for my own awesome impressions of this awesome game later tonight! Awesome!!

  13. Ferchu
    Posted 2010.05.26 at 19:02 | Permalink

    no, no, no, april fools happens in april, not in may . I am guilty of liking a lot the theme, real emotion xD, the japanese and the english version, the game? not so much =O.

  14. Lusipurr
    Posted 2010.05.26 at 21:46 | Permalink

    Opinions on the morrow–too exhausted from all the awesome gaming I’ve experienced tonight!

  15. darthgibblet
    Posted 2010.05.27 at 00:17 | Permalink

    Noooooo! I was anticipating opinions! You lied to me!

    Also, Go Gullwings (or whatever their catchphrase is)!

  16. kenjujuu
    Posted 2010.05.27 at 03:10 | Permalink

    NO NO NO. DO NOT WANT.

  17. RootBeerKing
    Posted 2010.05.27 at 03:11 | Permalink
  18. SiliconNooB
    Posted 2010.05.27 at 03:35 | Permalink

    Long live the summer of X!

  19. breaka666
    Posted 2010.05.27 at 06:03 | Permalink

    damn you RootBeerKing. damn you…

  20. darthgibblet
    Posted 2010.05.27 at 06:54 | Permalink

    Bwahaha, well done, RBK!

  21. Lusipurr
    Posted 2010.05.27 at 08:24 | Permalink

    BAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

  22. breaka666
    Posted 2010.05.27 at 08:53 | Permalink

    I will kill you one day Lusipurr…

  23. RootBeerKing
    Posted 2010.05.27 at 09:27 | Permalink

    HAHAHAHAHAHA! You changed the picture! Good show, Lusipurr! Glad you found my Photoshop skillz hilarious.

  24. kenjujuu
    Posted 2010.05.27 at 13:36 | Permalink

    That is the single funniest and horrifying picture ever. Worse than NATE LILES’ Eeyore porn. Good show.

  25. Lusipurr
    Posted 2010.05.27 at 13:54 | Permalink

    To RootBeerKing are praises due.

  26. vinnehchews
    Posted 2010.05.27 at 15:18 | Permalink

    Wow dang, my idea was brought to life. D:

  27. Oyashiro
    Posted 2010.05.27 at 15:49 | Permalink

    Haha. We need more boxart!

  28. SiliconNooB
    Posted 2010.05.27 at 17:24 | Permalink

    HAHA, I’ll never be able to look at Paine the same way again …

  29. Lusipurr
    Posted 2010.05.27 at 17:53 | Permalink

    J! G! L! In position!

  30. Ethos
    Posted 2010.05.27 at 18:44 | Permalink

    I’m still speechless from seeing that photo much earlier today…

  31. Lusipurr
    Posted 2010.05.27 at 18:53 | Permalink

    A picture is worth a thousand screams of protest!

  32. Jenifer
    Posted 2010.05.27 at 20:03 | Permalink

    Let the face-punching commence! >.>

  33. Ginia
    Posted 2010.05.27 at 22:39 | Permalink

    Can I face-punch with a knife? :)

  34. Jenifer
    Posted 2010.05.27 at 22:47 | Permalink

    Of course! Face-punching is made excellent with weapons!

    …I suppose this is also a bad time to mention that I’ve cosplayed these characters before. Tidus was my first costume, followed by Songstress Rikku.

    brb an hero tiem!

  35. RootBeerKing
    Posted 2010.05.27 at 23:48 | Permalink

    HI-larious! I bet you regret tellin’ me to “Comment more bitch” now, eh Biggs?!

  36. Jenifer
    Posted 2010.05.28 at 09:16 | Permalink

    Most definitely. Next podcast: “die in a fire bitch!”

  37. evilpaul
    Posted 2010.05.28 at 12:08 | Permalink

    “BIGGS KILLS WEBSITE GUY WITH FIRE”

    I can see the headlines now. :o

  38. Jenifer
    Posted 2010.05.29 at 10:41 | Permalink

    >BIGGS KILLS EVERYONE WITH FIRE
    fix’d

  39. SiliconNooB
    Posted 2010.08.23 at 03:47 | Permalink

    What a polite robot, you are very welcome sir.

  40. SiliconNooB
    Posted 2010.08.23 at 04:15 | Permalink

    And another one? Robots really like X-2! Is the filter broken?

  41. darthgibblet
    Posted 2010.08.23 at 07:04 | Permalink

    Obviously they just can’t resist the awesome picture!

  42. SiliconNooB
    Posted 2010.08.23 at 08:15 | Permalink

    It is magnificent, isn’t it? :D