Final Fantasy X HD Trophy Guide. Difficulty: *** A few tricky trophies, and a lot of time required to unlock the Platinum.
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Final Fantasy X HD
Final Fantasy X HD is a J-RPG first released on the PlayStation 2 in 2001, then remastered in HD and ported onto the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita in 2013, and again onto the PlayStation 4 in 2015. Taking place in the fantasy world of Spira, a large landmass divided into three subcontinents and surrounded by smaller islands, players navigate the main character Tidus to explore as well as interact with people and objects, while controlling up to four members in the part during turn-based battles with enemies.
Tidus is a bitzball sports star, and the son of the famous player Jecht, living in the high-tech metropolis of Zanarkand. During a blitzball tournament, the city is attacked by a massive creature named Sin. After Zenarkand is destroyed, Tidus finds himself transported to Spira, where he must help his newfound friends to find a way to destroy Sin once and for all.
The original Final Fantasy X released on the PlayStation 2 received critical acclaim with an average score of 93%, praised for its graphics, storyline, innovative character building system and battle system, and considered by some critics to be the best game in the Final Fantasy series thus far.
The main reason for the 3-star difficulty rating is for the time required in completing both the game and all the requirements for the platinum. There are a few tricky trophies as well, such as Lightning Dancer for dodging 200 lightning strikes, and Chocobo Rider for winning a race with a time of zero. Players who have already experienced Final Fantasy X on the PlayStation 2 will of course have an easier time, since they'll be familiar with the mechanics of the game, as well as know what to do and where to go.
Expect roughly 100 hours for the platinum, depending on whether this is your first time or not.
NOTE: The trophies on the PS4 version share the same list as those on both the PS3 and PS Vita.
You'll first want to simply play through and enjoy the game from start to finish. However, you will need to pay attention to the Master Linguist trophy, which is the only missable one in the game. This requires you to obtain all 26 Al Bhed Primers which are scattered throughout Spira, of which the following four are located in areas that you cannot access later in the game: XIX located at the Al Bhed Home before entering, XX at the Al Bhed Home in the living quarters, XXI at the Al Bhed Home in the main corridor, and XXII at the Bevelle Temple in the Priest's Passage. As long as you find these four, you should be safe from having to replay the game.
Once you've finished the game and collected all the story-related trophies, as well as a few miscellaneous ones, you'll have access to the airship which will allow you to travel to most areas in the game. Take note however, that some locations will have a Dark Aeon guarding it and will require you to defeat it. It's at this point where you'll want to mop-up all the sidequests, collect all the aeons, all the celestial weapons and the necessary items to upgrade them, as well as those trophies related to playing blitzball and chocobo races.
With that done, it's time for some grinding in the Monster Arena to max out the Sphere Grid. There are four trophies to unlock here, with your main goal being the Perfect Sphere Master trophy.
Finally, it's time to defeat the super bosses which should naturally be the last feat to accomplish. There are six trophies in total to unlock regarding the super bosses, three of which you may have already obtained previously. Your ultimate goal will be eventually defeating Nemesis for the Overcoming The Nemesis gold trophy.
Lastly, if there are still any trophies you missed, now would be the time to mop them up for the platinum. Don't forget to watch the Eternal Calm video at the main menu for The Eternal Calm trophy.
First, here's a text-based Walkthrough by Split Infinity:
And IGN has a Walkthrough here:
Aeliana and Kheapathic have a great Trophy Guide here:
And a great Trophy Guide by RaveNScythE18:
And DemonShadowX and Precision-Playy have a useful Trophy Guide here:
And a text-based Trophy Guide by msulik1:
AlaskaFox created a Blitzball FAQ here:
A Bribe FAQ by Christine Bomke:
A Yojimbo FAQ by jobber2022497:
A Cloister of Trials Guide by Kheapathic:
And a Stats Building Guide by Kheapathic:
And Kheapathic's Celestial Weapons Guide:
A Dark Aeons and Penance Guide by Kheapathic:
Finally, here's a basic Trophy List: