no other final fantasy had anything to do with any before it!!!
so why now???
i think its a damn marketing ploy
*sigh* I've read enough of this thread it gave me a headache, ever hear of saving money? Yes the movie sucked and yes it had nothing to do with FF except a guy named Cid but it cost Square millions of dollars. Marketing ploy....no. FFX-2 was created for numerous reasons one a lot lower development costs since the game and graphics engine is already in place. Why not the other FF games because you pretty much have to start the game from scratch for a sequel that's why. This game was started well over a year ago now when Square was still hurting somewhat financially. Unlike the movie, X-2 is in the same universe and the same characters as FFX, we see chocobos, magic etc. The logic that because its a sequel it should not have the name FF is flawed. I believe this arguement you have said everything you needed to say but nothing you can do about it so live with it.