- Estimated trophy difficulty: 7 (Platinum Difficulty Thread)
- Offline trophies: 35 (22, 7, 5, 1)
- Online trophies: 0
- Approximate amount of time to platinum: 80 - 100 Hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs: 1 for the main game (2 is recommended), 1 for Last Mission
- Number of missable trophies: 11 - Good Listener , Tricky Trapper , Alchemist , Learner , Millionaire , Complete Episode , Chocobo Whisperer , Sphere Hunter , Dancing Queen , Monster Master , Sweet Perfection
- Glitched trophies: 0
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: N/A
- Do cheat codes disable trophies?: N/A
Final Fantasy X-2 HD is the second half of Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster and is the sequel to Final Fantasy X, taking place two years after the events of the first game. Originally released in 2003 by Square-Enix, Final Fantasy X-2 HD is based off of the International + Last Mission version of the game that was never released in English. This version has many changes from the original Final Fantasy X-2, including two new dresspheres, a Creature Creator mode that allows you to recruit fiends and have them fight alongside you, and Last Mission, a roguelike sequel to Final Fantasy X-2 that takes place three months after the events of the game and wraps up any remaining storylines.
While attempting to obtain the platinum for Final Fantasy X-2 HD, it should be noted that there are many missable trophies and events that will impede your success. Even the most minute things such as missing or skipping any lines of dialogue or small scenes can ruin your chances of obtaining Completion, causing you to do another playthrough using New Game +. One of the most difficult trophies to obtain in Final Fantasy X-2 HD is Sweet Perfection, requiring 100% story completion. Although it is possible to achieve this in one playthrough, because of the finicky nature of the game, it is recommended to do this in two playthroughs, especially for first-time players. Due to a choice that must be made after the beginning of the game's second chapter, the actual story completion is approximately 110%, thus making acquiring 100% story completion in two playthroughs very possible. It is seriously advised to create many save files in case you realize that you have made a mistake and need to return to a previous part of the game.
- Optimal 100% Story Completion Guide by KG21 on GameFAQs
- Episode Complete Guide by EChang on GameFAQs
- Blue Bullet FAQ by Split Infinity on GameFAQs
- PR and Marriage Mission FAQ by Shuuin X2 on GameFAQs
- Final Fantasy X-2 Oversoul Checklist by KSheth on Neoseeker
- Blitzball FAQ by Jack Power on GameFAQs
- Sphere Break Decoder on Joran's Homepage
Step 1: Complete the main game
Final Fantasy X-2 HD is comprised of five story chapters. In this step, you want to concentrate on obtaining every missable trophy. This includes, but is not limited to, getting every dressphere, every Episode Complete, listening to all of Maechen's stories, acquiring five Blue Bullet skills, using Mix thirty times as an Alchemist, paying off O'aka's debt, and unlocking the Ruin Depths and capturing the Amazing Chocobo. If you want to go for 100% story completion in this step, it is highly recommended to follow a guide. KG21's 100% story completion is very well done, detailed and concise. However, if you are unable to get a 100% story completion in this step, do not fret. Following two different 100% story completion guides might also be helpful. Saving your game after the credits allows you to do a New Game +, with story level completion, items, dresspheres, garment grids and gil all carrying over, and levels resetting back to their default.
During step 1, you will earn these trophies:
Dressed for the Occasion
Good Listener (Missable)
Tricky Trapper (Missable)
Defeating an Old Friend
Dousing the Fire
Complete Episode (Missable)
Chocobo Whisperer (Missable)
Sphere Hunter (Missable)
Dancing Queen (Missable)
Monster Master (Missable)
Machine of War
Sweet Perfection (Missable)
Step 2: Main game clean up
If you were unable to obtain Sweet Perfection in step 1, or have missed any of the missable trophies, begin a New Game +. When given the option to hand over the Awesome Sphere to a faction, give it to the faction that you did not give it to in step 1. For example, if you gave the Awesome Sphere to the Youth League in step 1, then give it to New Yevon this time around. By going through the game associated with the other faction, you can easily make up for any missing remaning story completion percentage. In this step, also unlock any trophies you missed in step 1.
Step 3: Complete Last Mission
Last Mission is a roguelike sequel to the main game, and thus its gameplay is radically different from its predecessor. Your goal in Last Mission is to climb all eighty floors of the Iutycur Tower and make it to the top. The girls enter the tower with no items and only their default dresspheres, and you must use the items and dresspheres that you find on each randomly generated floor in order to battle and make your way to the top. There are seals on the elevators that must be broken every five floors, and boss battles every twenty floors. For tips and information on how to break the elevator seals, refer to Giant Tower in the trophy guide.
During this step, you will earn these trophies:
Still a Ways
[PST would like to thank PapasitoPenguin for this roadmap]