I'm so sorry for your loss of half of your :10bux: Topic Creator.
FFX1 is a mediocre if decent enough PS2 era JRPG and I've not much else to say on the matter.
FFX2 however, is the first game which Squeenix decided to implement their 'new' and 'improved' ATB system which now implements action query charge times in addition to the standard active waiting you do in a FF game. And by 'improved', I mean they took a page out of Mircosoft's progress bar technologies playbook to implement meters that can be easily programmed to disregard your input for a solid minute or three while bosses gang rape the fuck out of your party Deliverance style (I REALLY hate this feature, which of course, was brought back for FFXII as well).
Also FFX2 is even more Guide Damn It than both VP1 and FFXII were combined, and it feels more like an Officially Sanctioned Squeenix Romhack of Squaresoft's FFX than even a loosely connected sequel.
Also also: Dark Knight, Dark Knight, Alchemist. Congratulations, you've just beaten the game.