I recently replayed Final Fantasy X, and when I was nearing the end I made a comment to a non-gamer friend that I might play Final Fantasy X-2 again.
They immediately had questions:
- Why is it called ‘Ten Two’? Why not call it ‘Eleven’?
- Why is only one of the numbers in Roman numerals? Were they worried people would see ‘X-II’ and think they had skipped a game?
- Why is it written as “X-2”? Looks like ‘ten minus two’. Is it secretly Final Fantasy 8?
I didn’t have the heart to break it to them that there are actually three Final Fantasy XIIIs. With all the other spin-offs, prequels and pseudo-sequels out there, I honestly don’t know how many Final Fantasy games are out there myself.
And now we have Remakes in the mix.