Another easy one! My guilty pleasure game is, hands down, Final Fantasy X-2. The game is so stupid. The story isn’t particularly good, the tone is all over the place and the whole thing is just silly. It even starts with a music video:
The game is so dumb, and yet it is fun. It really is!
I think a big part of what I like is the dress sphere system. Yes, it gives the female protagonists get new powers based on what ensemble they choose to wear, like a hyperactive, J-Pop inspired Mr Benn, but it does resemble the job system of Final Fantasy V, which I love.
The game is also a visual treat, being so colourful and beautiful throughout.
So yeah, a critically panned and oft-mocked game, Final Fantasy X-2 does have a place in my heart. It’s not smart, it’s not deep, it’s not even really coherent, but it is fun. Surely that counts as something? Surely I should not feel guilty for enjoying it?
Nah, I know. I know I should feel guilty.