Welcome back to Postgame, Sidequest’s monthly podcast, where the editors lay down hot takes on cold games. This month, we dive into a retrospective and review of Final Fantasy X, a game that is twenty years old as of July 17th. Over the course of the pod, we talk about what an excellent game does portraying cycles of grief, how Yuna really is the main character (and how the narrative both supports and undercuts that), the ways in which the game resonates with us now that we’ve got a few years of adulthood under our belts, and how Auron really extremely did fuck my dad.
Timestamps and topics:
- All Final Fantasy X today, folks! Note that there are spoilers throughout.
- Also brief spoilers for Liliana’s endings in Dragon Age in the post-pod!
Pieces we mentioned:
- Final Fantasy X: The World Is Not Yours
- Final Fantasy X HD Remaster – The Movie – Marathon Edition (All Cutscenes/Story)
- Why I Game: Traits to Aspire To (Thanks, Final Fantasy X)
Pieces we didn’t mention but you might like:
Theme music is Bass Thee by Alexander Nakarada, used under Creative Commons 0.
Melissa Brinks is Sidequest’s editor in chief, co-creator of the Fake Geek Girls podcast, author of The Compendium of Magical Beasts, and an aspiring beekeeper. She once won an argument on the internet, and tweets at @MelissaBrinks.