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Auron’s story is both compelling and unique in the JRPG world

Final Fantasy X is one of the most well-known JRPGs of all time, thanks to its groundbreaking gameplay mechanics, but also its wonderful story of love, loss, and how coming together to answer questions we thought should never be asked could be the key to a better tomorrow. Most of the main characters of the game find the resolution they’ve been looking for eventually.

All but one, that is.

It’s become one of the gaming’s signature opening sequences. Tidus and the Zanarkand Abes are playing a game of blitzball (a fully submerged water-polo type of sport) in their home stadium when suddenly an enigmatic figure wearing sunglasses appears standing over a ledge and raises his arm. In the background, you can see a strange mass begin to take shape and from there on, chaos ensues. …


Alex Anyfantis

Media graduate, former co-host of the “All About A-League” TV show, interests (and die-hard passions) include gaming and sports (mainly football).

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