Submitted by littlejuicebox 1045d ago | opinion piece

No More Lightning, Please. [TheGameJar]

Joey Dale @ TheGameJar.com - "Oh Square Enix, why have you done this? Why, oh why have you decided to give another game to the most boring, depressing, annoying character in Final Fantasy history?

I must confess before going on with this piece that I am not what I would describe as a hardcore Final Fantasy gamer. I have played VII, VII, IX, X, X-2, XII, XIII and XIII-2 but not all of them through to completion. I couldn’t tell you every character’s name in some of them, or specific parts to some of the stories, which others seem able to. They are however (for the most part) really good games that you can sink some time into...." (Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy XIII-2, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, PS2, PS3)

Allsystemgamer  +   1045d ago
I really dislike her. I find her bland and boring. Especially her visual design.
Ranma1   1045d ago | Offensive
Lucretia  +   1045d ago
because your a moron :D.

I think Lightning in her goddess outfit looks awesome.

I like her personality too, one of the cooler ff characters since 8.
ChickeyCantor  +   1045d ago
"because your a moron :D. "

Really? Dude don't call someone a moron and then come off as a total idiot.

It's You're. Not Your.
Carl_Shocker  +   1045d ago
Totaly Agree...she's bland, boring, a massive moan, depressing, always going in a huff, she's just terrible

The only reason she looked good because she was surrounded by characters worse then her.
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   1045d ago
Honestly at this point it dosent matter SE is gonna do whatever they want. Just gonna have to get finsh up lighting's saga and move on to Versus. I dont know why SE cant give a small trailer or some new gameplay of Versus just to show its alive. With how long its taking I expect Versus to be on par with VI or VII maybe better. That might be asking for alot tho.
Wolfbiker  +   1045d ago
Yeah and there are people who still like the XIII series so I don't think it would be fair to them to not finish it.

Nobody ever thinks of the fans that LIKE XIII.
raWfodog  +   1045d ago
I'm definitely in the vocal minority that had no issue with FFXIII (I still haven't finished it though). After I finish it, I will get FFXIII-2 and then Lightning's saga cause I enjoy playing video games (when I have the time).
Wolfbiker  +   1045d ago
I think what many Final Fantasy fans need to realize and should have already realized is that each installment I-XIII are all completely different tales with their own characters and game mechanics. Everybody will have the ones they love and hate. If you don't like XIII wait for the next installment, I know many people that hated XII but love XIII and vise versa.

I also have a theory about Americans perception of Final Fantasy that made them spoiled to Final Fantasy being great with every entry and that is that we only recieved the "GREAT" ones early on. I We recieved I, IV and VI all arguably the best in the series.
Lucretia  +   1045d ago
exactly, People think every game must be an 11/10.

I liked 13, Loved 13-2 and cant wait for Lighttning returns.

I didn't like 12 at all, nor was i a big fan of 10, heck even 9 was just ok to me.

to each their own
Wolfbiker  +   1045d ago
I love VI, VII and X

I like I, IV, IX, XIII, XIII-2 and XV

I dislike II, III, VIII, X-2, and XII

I have no opinion of V or XI

The point is none of the above games are truely bad games however i didnt enjoy them all, they are all solid experiences.
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Simco876  +   1045d ago
To each their own yes, but my god. Isn't it enough FFXIII and Lighting? I think they are kind of stalling until next gen, and then they will release FFXV.

Hopefully they go back to the roots of the series. If not, the ship has sailed and I'm not jumping on.
Snarkasaur  +   1045d ago
Lightning is one of the best FF characters. I suppose strong female leads aren't looked on well in the gaming community yet, though I personally hope they'll become the new norm.
R6ex  +   1045d ago

I love Lightning. She's got so much character!
Carl_Shocker  +   1045d ago
They are...just not Lightning

Nariko, Zoe, Elena Fisher, Tifa, Quistis, Madison Paige, Mona Sax, Alyx Vance, Samus, Lara Croft, Jade, The Boss

We have plenty of them, Lightning is not one of them because compared to them she's a horrible character.
jghvhv  +   1045d ago
I thought FF13 was alright but when they announced FF13-2,I just had no interest in it so I decided not to buy it.I bought FF13-2 on launch day(cause thats how I roll!) and loved the shit out of it.I played that almost non-stop until I got the platinum at 118 hours.FF13-2 is a great game if you actually give it a chance.Anyway,I'm looking forward to Lightning Returns and will buy it on launch day.Of course I'd prefer Versus 13 but no matter what,that isn't gonna happen now until a year or so after Lightning Returns.Or whenever Wada's fortune teller tells him to release it.
josephayal  +   1045d ago
one of the best character in any FF Game
Ultr  +   1045d ago
stragomccloud  +   1045d ago
I'm just glad she's voiced by Sakamoto Maaya, one of my all time favourite voice actresses.
3-4-5  +   1045d ago
The sooner they make this game and release it, the sooner it can pass and then people can speculate about a possible good FF game.

I wanted to get into these, as I've only really played FFXI for a few months.

But Nothing about this 13 series of FF games interests me at all. If they made a FF 6 type of SNES game and with SNES graphics and sold it for $50.00, I would rather buy that instead.

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