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How Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Makes Players Manage Time

Lighting Returns, the upcoming Final Fantasy XIII title, uses a time mechanic. In the game, the world has only 13 days left before it ends. In a recent interview with 4Gamer, game designer Motomu Toriyama went into slightly more detail about the game's time mechanic.

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Snookies121334d ago

Oh it'll make me manage time... By not buying it. Lol, okay I might when it's super cheap, but not at full retail.

BanBrother1334d ago

Agreed. After playing Lost Odyssey for the first time this last few days, I can't see myself looking forward to any other JRPG's other than Ni No Kuni at the moment.

cleft51334d ago

Lost Odyssey is an amazing game. I recently beat that and it really does surpass most of the jrpgs out. Even so I will at least rent the new ff game. Maybe they will redeem themselves and I didn't hate the other 2 games so we will see.

richierich1334d ago

No more FF13 games PLEASE! Just get around to finishing FFVersus 13

hintonmj1334d ago

RPGs with restrictions are the worst. Why would I buy an RPG for hectic limited play? The whole point of the genre is to go at your own pace, explore, and do whatever you want.

Irishguy951334d ago

Hmmmm...not all RPG's have to be like that. I would actually like time to become a part of RPG's in general. Events being activated by it etc...why should the world follow my progress? The Deidra just wait for me to be ready before the take over the world etc? If you get my point. You are ight but I would at least like some games to explore this element. **** must go down whether I want it to or not in some games....I hope this comes up in next gen alot really.

But eh, yeah..FFXIII naw -

S-E are turd suckers lately.

-Gespenst-1334d ago

Well you don't really know how they've implemented it. It could be really good.

Plus I don't think you should be considering this game as a conventional RPG. Seems like more of an action-RPG.

GSpartan7771334d ago (Edited 1334d ago )

I do not like this at all and would have much rater prefer they made a FXIII-3 or nothing at all. This sort of mechanic does not belong in an RPG, where you are bound to such strict time limitation. Unless this turns into some sort of action adventure game, I don't see how it's going to do well if they use the same combat for FFXIII/-2. It seems more of an excuse to not be able to tell a good story about a world ending than forcing it upon the player.

DEATHxTHExKIDx1334d ago

mmm idk how I feel about this. Then again majoras mask was pretty good about time because you could keep resetting it. Then again Lightning returns and majoras mask are kinda different in how time work. It dosent matter tho ill still buy this game.

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