A few hours into X-2, don't think I can defend this game much. Feels low budget, has framerate issues, lazy cutscenes, and it's 10x cornier than FFX which has to be some kind of record. The game's entire appeal really is those damn dress spheres, and to their credit, they're pretty awesome. I'm beginning to skip the less important cutscenes so I can just grind out some fun. Think I'll put it down for later.
Instead I'll be resuming XII, where I'm currently at one of my favorite parts with the Jahara and Fran's side arc with her people. All of this game's dialogue is superb, and the graphics are fucking ageless. Got Balthier w/gun, Penelo w/broadaxe, and Ashe w/sword&shield. Larsa tossing hi-potions kind of breaks the game though, lol.