Well…. this is going to be a short one.
FFX Eternal Calm is a very short video that bridges the gap between Final Fantsy X and Final Fantasy X-2. It is about 15 minutes long. FFX Eternal Calm was included in FFX International version which was released in Japan back in 2002.
Yuna seems to have retired from her summoner-to-die position as that is no longer necessary. She is now more famous than ever before. She is living in peaceful days back in Besaid.
Rikku comes to visit Yuna and to deliver a special sphere she was given. And she wants Yuna to follow her dreams to go on more adventures.
Wakka is now a father-to-be, with Lulu being his baby mama. And he got fatter. And he is Yuna’s receptionist. That his about his entire role in this story.
The story takes place 2 years after the events of main game, aka the death of Sin. And now Spira has entered the Eternal Calm, meaning Sin won’t come back.
With teachings of Yevon being more or less moot, there are a lot of new organizations rising to fill the void, and Yuna is a famous person and these groups want her to join them. And Yuna could not give two fcks. She just wants to enjoy the Eternal Calm.
Then Rikku arrives with a sphere carrying a weird message. This message was found by Kimahri, and it contains a video. In this video, a man that looks and sounds suspicouslty like Tidus is caged up. And seeing this, Yuna and Rikku decide to go on a new adventure.
This is more of a teaser than anything else. I mean there is only 15 minutes of it, how much can I rip on it?
Since it is so short, couldn’t they render this a bit better? Like the pre-rendered cut scenes from the original game? This being so short, and non-playable movie, and being a promotion to an upcoming game, you think they could try harder.
It was nice to know that story goes on even after the ending credits, especially to one of the most beloved games of all time. Hearing how the characters moved on is great: Lulu is having a baby, Kimahri is now an elder, Yuna is on vacation, and Rikku is becoming a treasure hunter. Things moved on.
Will I watch it again? Nope~! I see no point of doing that. This purely exists to bridge FFX and FFX-2.
Do I recommend it? Not really, sure it’s interesting, but not necessary by any means. The events of this “movie” is more or less covered in the first hour of Final Fantasy X-2. And even without this “movie”, you can assume what happened.
I don’t regret watching this. But also it was not great. This is like a long trailer for an upcoming game. But it is what it is. It could have been better, but it wasn’t.
Hope you enjoyed this!