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Final Fantasy X Replay Value: Does it Hold Up?

Final Fantasy X Replay Value: Does it Hold Up?

Warning: Spoilers ahead. Since the Final Fantasy X/X-2 Remaster was announced in back in 2013, there has been a mental sticky in the back of my mind to replay it. I’d spent many of my formative years oohing and ahhing over the game’s characters and story, and I wanted to reignite a sliver of that magic.  I was first introduced to Final Fantasy X (FFX) during one of my brother’s playthroughs; he had just defeated Yu Yevon, and the final sequence was playing out. Intrigued, I plopped a seat right

Live-action Disney movies and how we devalue animation

Live-action Disney movies and how we devalue animation

Spider-Man  Into The Spider-Verse was the best movie of 2018 (don't @ me), and yet it wasn't nominated, let alone even considered, for Best Picture at the Oscars earlier this year. This is no parts shocking, of course, because in the 91 years that the Academy has been delegating awards, there have only been three instances where an animated movie was nominated for Best Picture: Beauty and the Beast (1991), Up (2009), and Toy Story 3 (2010). Let that sink in for a second. Out of the 554 movies nominated