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Final Fantasy X HD
Strategy Guide

Author(s): KeyBlade999
First Published: 18-06-2014 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 10-09-2020 / 02:15 GMT
Version: 1.0 (????) 28-09-2020 / 15:00 GMT

Description : Tidus’s Overdrive is Swordplay, which consists of a variety of speedy attacks that naturally fit Tidus’s speedy nature. When you start up the Overdrive, a cursor will be moving over a gauge, and your goal is to stop the cursor with the X Button in the middle of the gauge. If you do so, you get your damage multiplied:

MULTIPLIER = 1 + (X/(2*Y)) “X” = Time left, in seconds “Y” = Time given total, in seconds Multiplier > 1 or equal to it, always; minimum is 1.00125 (0.01 seconds with a 4-second Overdrive)

This multiplier is at it highest in practice on the first pass through the middle of the gauge, usually ~0.5 seconds after starting the Overdrive. That usually means skilled players will get a ~40% damage boost. In pure theory, the highest the boost one can get is +50%. In any case, you do not need to succeed at this minor game to get the Overdrive; you just won’t get the damage multiplier, can have a power loss (different from the multiplier), and, in the case of Blitz Ace, one of your hits.

Overdrive #1 - Spiral Cut :

Learned: Initially

Time Given: 3 seconds

Effects: Attack on a single enemy. Attack is 33% stronger on a base level if the overdrive succeeds.

Overdrive #2 - Slice & Dice :

Learned: Have Tidus do 10 Overdrives, regardless of success

Time Given: 3 seconds

Effects: Attack randomly-targeted enemies six times. Damage is restricted to three targets if you fail, and the attack can go for up to four enemies and is 33% stronger if you succeed.

Overdrive #3 - Energy Rain :

Learned: Have Tidus do 30 Overdrives, regardless of success

Time Given: 3 seconds

Effects: Attacks all enemies. Attack is 30% stronger if Overdrive succeeds.

Overdrive #4 - Blitz Ace :

Learned: Have Tidus do 80 Overdrives, regardless of success

Time Given: 2 seconds

Effects: Attacks a single enemy 8 times. If you succeed, you follow up with an attack that is six times more powerful than the others dealt during this Overdrive, for a maximum of 9 hits (and effectively 14).

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Platforms
    PC, Switch, PS3, PS4, Vita, XB1
  • Genre
    Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    18 June 2014
  • Last Updated
    10 September 2020
  • Guide Author
    KeyBlade999

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Join us as you journey across Spira as Tidus, a slightly whiny surfer-type who bears a striking resemblance to Meg Ryan. He is forced to grow up when he is thrown 1000 years into the future where he meets a beautiful girl and his own past in an unforgettable story. Final Fantasy X is one of the most loved games in the series and the HD Remaster offers you another chance to relive it all. We are here to offer insight, sarcastic comments and also useful information and a detailed guide of the world of Spira and its denizens.

  • A comprehensive walkthrough from start to finish, offering information on all the niggly bits.
  • All side quests covered from the Monster Arena to Celestial Weapons.
  • All optional bosses like Dark Aeons and Omega Weapon.
  • Blitzball tips so you can laugh in the face of the Goers as you beat them 30-0 repeatedly.
  • Tips for Gil and AP grinding and much more.

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