Reading the 1-star reviews I would like to point out one thing: THIS IS AN RPG. An RPG is a role-playing game, in other words, it is telling a story. You cannot tell a story without a lot of dialogue and cut-scenes. There. I've now got that off my chest.;)To start off this review, here are the bad things on FFX: ...sometimes the random battles are a bit too frequent. ...admittedly, the section in Baaj Temple with the Al Bhed can get a bit tiring after a while. ...that's it. Seriously. Apart from those two minor little quirks, this is worthy of at least a 99% mark, if not 100%. It really is that good. the story: a young Blitzball (underwater football) superstar named Tidus lives a very easy life in his home of Zanarkand, until one day a huge monster called Sin attacks. with the help of Auron, Tidus is sucked through Sin and finds himself dumped on a desolate land. he is found by people called Al Bhed, but before long, Sin again appears and washes him up on the isle of Besaid. he learns that Zanarkand was destroyed a thousand years ago and the people live in fear of Sin. tidus learns of a summoner called Yuna, who has begun a quest to obtain the Final Aeon and defeat Sin. Believing if he finds Sin again he can go home, Tidus journeys with Yuna and her guardians. from then on, all you can really do is just be completely blown away by how good this game is. for instance, the storyline is very easy to go along with, with many little side-adventures and quests. the new battle system, different from the others, is brilliant, allowing you to make your best moves without wasting time scrolling through a long list of attacks while the enemies maul you. as always, the music is a joy to hear and lives up to FF's reputation of a good music score. but where the brilliance lies is in the graphics. the best bits are so good that it is like watching real-life people, and the in-game graphics are immense, with beautiful scenery and many in-game characters to interact with. the thing that separates this FF from the others is the amazing depth it goes. the Sphere Grid levelling system is pure genius, allowing you to delete things, add things or completely rebuild the Grid (once you're very far in); there are tons of sidequests and Secrets to keep you going for hours on end. i have played my best game for over 150 hours and i still haven't finished it completely. Overall, this is a mind-blowing game. Buy it and see for yourself. If you don't, then you really are missing out.