I know Valentines Day is over, but I love being in love and I can’t miss an opportunity to express how amazing love can be. Love has been expressed in so many ways and so many forms, but one of the most beautiful forms of developing love in a video game (which is the only reason I’m not writing about Yuuri on Ice because it’s an anime) is that of Final Fantasy X. No game shows the progression of a friendship that blossoms into a(n) (albeit doomed) relationship better than Final Fantasy X. Tidus and Yuna have far too many emotions packed on their journey, but their love for one another is apparent with each day they spend with together.
Tidus and Yuna are the perfect couple. When they meet they’re just strangers who cross paths, paths that seem destined to be intertwined and provide them with a reason to travel together. As they travel though, both Tidus and Yuna change. They mature, and realize that there’s more to the world than what they originally assumed. As a true couple would, they handle these issues together. When Yuna is experiencing depression due to her mission, Tidus is the one there to comfort her. When at times life gets too hard to handle, no one has Tidus or Yuna’s best intentions at heart more so than they do for each other. Though the entire cast wants what’s best, it’s Tidus who decides that the fate Yuna is bestowed isn’t fair and isn’t going to work. He fights against fate for the woman he has come to love.
The best part about their relationship is watching it grow. Seeing Tidus notice Yuna stand in a place, and realize that it’s because she’s marveling the last time she’ll see that area. This type of attention and ability to read her comes from growing to love her. Yuna in turn learns from and accepts Tidus as he is. He is the man who shows her that it’s ok to fight for what you want and what you love.
Their love is cemented in one gorgeous scene.
It’s amazing to see the subtleties of their love throughout the adventure. Little glances and exchanges Tidus steals with Yuna, or her affection and understanding broadening for Tidus in turn. It’s a gorgeous progression, and it’s one worth playing through Final Fantasy X for.
What’s your favorite love scene in a game Retronauts?