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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy - Final Journey Trailer

The final thirteen days await in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XII. (Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, PS3, Xbox 360)

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Emilio_Estevez  +   985d ago
Looks pretty good, I'm more interested now.
Catoplepas  +   985d ago
I does. And it most probably will be.

Won't stop people bitching though.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   985d ago
It's not "b****ing." Just because people don't share the same opinion as you doesn't mean they are b****ing.

This trailer completely turned me off. It looks like a 13-2 expansion pack. I hope this game flops. Square Enix needs a real good lesson. They can't just ride on the Final Fantasy name forever. They need to start actually making good games and actually start making games that people are asking for. No one asked for a FF13 trilogy.
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rainslacker  +   985d ago
It is bitching when people complain about it before they know anything about it. As soon as the game was announced people complained, and SE hardly said anything about it. Most of the hate this game is getting is because it's a sequel to a less than loved FF, and not because of any real aspects of it's game play or story.

Not a single one of these articles can show up without people mentioning how bad they thought FF13 was, or how they want versus.

Some of us are actually interested in this game. And it would be nice to have a real discussion on it without it devolving into a hatefest for SE. Seriously, go to their forums where at least your complaining might make a difference.
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Outside_ofthe_Box  +   985d ago
Um no.

If one can say "Looks pretty good" and "it most probably will be" with the current amount of info revealed then one can say the game looks terrible based off of the same info.

***"Most of the hate this game is getting is because it's a sequel to a less than loved FF, and not because of any real aspects of it's game play or story."***

Ummm... if it's a sequel to a terrible game then the game is on bad footing from the moment it is revealed by default. The story is continuing on with the previous horrible story that ended in "to be continued" lol. Granted the story in Lightning Returns could turn out to be good, but don't act like it is totally unreasonable for people to think that Lightning Returns will continue the lame o story trend that FF13 and 13-2 started. As for the gameplay I agree that people should have at least waited until we have seen the battle system in action as SE said that Lightning Returns was using a new battle system, but now we have a first glimpse of the battle system and in my opinion it didn't look impressive at all.

Stop acting like the criticism is baseless. Lightning Returns has A LOT to prove. People weren't hating on the first FF13 when it was initially revealed, but now that Square Enix has been churning out bad FF after bad FF people are obviously not going to like a new FF that is a sequel to an FF they hate especially when there is another FF game that they'd rather have SE put their FULL resources into. I hope this game flops. SE needs a serious lesson.

If you're interested in Lightning Returns then good for you. However, there are others that don't and them expressing their opinion is not b****ing. It you don't like it then just freaking http://i.minus.com/iOYF1vPn... .
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rainslacker  +   985d ago
Who says Final Fantasy XIII was a bad game? You? I say the first was an OK game, not the best I've played this gen, but far from terrible. The first has an 83 meta-critic score, the second has a 79, even though the second was arguably a much better game. Still both those scores are decent enough to not be considered a bad game.

That being said, yes XIII had it's flaws, and they should be noted. It should also be noted that most of the flaws people complained about were fixed with the second game, so obviously they listened to the criticism.

I don't decry the criticisms that some people throw out for this game or series of games. I decry the way they spew out their nonsense basing an entire game on nothing but speculation and personal biases. Complaining about this game will not get Versus released any faster, and complaining about this game will not change anything about this game. It may have some effect on their future projects, but not if they are presented here in a discussion forum that SE will never see.

On top of all that, your reasons for why people have the right to complain are all subjective. While I believe everyone is entitled to their opinion, N4G is not representative of what quite a few Final Fantasy fans actually think of this series. Lightning herself is well received with that community, and the game overall is not hated on. As such it would be nice if just one of these articles for this game could go without someone making completely unnecessary remarks about it's quality, Versus, or SE as a whole.

What's really sad is that if FF XIII didn't carry the Final Fantasy name, it would have been heralded as one of the best RPG's this gen. Final Fantasy games have a long legacy to live up to. XIII wasn't quite there, but in no way was it a sub-par game.
Irishguy95  +   985d ago
No way Raislacker, FFXIII was TERRIBLE. I do not give a **** about brand names, good game = good game for me regardless of name or expectations. It was just ****, when a tutorial is 20 hours long, it is crap. It is literally the most tedious and repetitive game I have played this gen...and I played Assassins creed 1!
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rainslacker  +   984d ago

That's a fair assessment, although strongly worded. Although by your reasoning that means every Final Fantasy since 7 has been crap because they all had tutorials up to 20 hours in as new skills and game play mechanics were introduced. I will concede though that those games did at least have more engaging game play.

As far as game play goes, the only thing I really found tedious were the C'ieth Stone missions, which sadly were the only thing to do outside the main storyline. To each their own I guess.

The story of XIII was deep and complex, however very poorly delivered, and there was a complete lack of character development, which is a shame because the characters could have been pretty interesting. The game was also extremely linear, and thus repetitive. Much of this was improved upon in the second game to varying degrees.

My point of all this though was what does all that have to do with 13-3? What does Versus have to do with 13-3? People were complaining about it as soon as it was announced, and that was because of their personal opinions and biases of the first game and SE in general. How many discussions have you seen about 13-3 that haven't been hijacked by the Versus/SE haters crowd? At what point are all these haters thinking they're making a difference, hoping that SE will change their ways because of these complaints? Isn't it infinitely more likely that they just ignore them because they aren't offering anything new?
Root  +   985d ago
Looks terrible just like the other two

It honestly amazes me how many people, especialy on here are being suckered into this AGAIN

"Oh it looks good, Oh I can't wait, This looks great this time, They will deliver"....

...just stop it, you said the same with FF13-2 and all those BIG major improvments Square bragged about for ages were in the end small minor improvments to FF13, thats all and yet still people are still being suckered into it.

Most of us moan about what Sqaure Enix does but it's our own fault at the end of the day since most of us like to keep giving them our money. Yet if you take a stand we get people like Catoplepas for example saying people are "b*******" when there not, they just know history is obviously going to repeat it's self, it's the last one in Lightnings trilogy they want to sucker people one last time, but still to FF13 fans it's like "You can't voice YOUR opinion unless it's possisitve", sorry but what fair logic is that. I understand if FF13 was amazing and you were trolling by saying it was bad by being in the minority but were not...you guys are in the minority.

Jeez...come on people wake up, spend your money on games where the developer/studio deserve it. Reward the people who actually have worked their arses off to please us.
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Catoplepas  +   985d ago
Wow, you're really on a roll with the imbecilic assessments.

For a start your incredibly puerile mimicking, "Oh it looks good, Oh I can't wait, This looks great this time, They will deliver" is once again baseless. I didn't say those things, and even if I did I certainly wouldn't of prefaced my statements with "this time" since I enjoyed the last two entries. As did a lot of other people. Deal with it, sweetheart. I guess we've been "suckered" into playing another game we enjoy.


Anyway it looks far from terrible. And the similarities are few and far between as I've previously pointed out to you. The battle system is appears to be entirely different, as is the approach to exploration. So your observations are once again, you guessed it, baseless.

By the way, you still haven't answered my questions from the previous thread.
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Root  +   985d ago
"For a start your incredibly puerile mimicking, "Oh it looks good, Oh I can't wait, This looks great this time, They will deliver" is once again baseless. I didn't say those things"

That wasn't aimed at you if you actually read it, instead of having a hissy fit. I meant people in general like you.

"The battle system is appears to be entirely different, as is the approach to exploration."

See this is what I'm talking about...they made FF13-2 look like it was going to improve on those things a ton and they failed to deliver, they bigged them up to trick people into buying it and they're doing it again. With what you've just said it appears to be working. Developers can say anything if they want you to buy into a product look at the War Z fiasco for example, they said a ton of things to make people buy the game and they failed to deliver

As I've said though people like you, the ones who like FF13, just put your fingers in your ears and yell "LALALALA" untill people stop calling it. The games are bad...the majority of people, judging by how much it's hated on and how much of a let down it was, think so meaning you guys are the minority. The rest of us are waiting for Versus, Kingdom Hearts 3, Type-0 or FFX HD but were waiting longer for these games because people like keep egging them on to make this crap.


Oh by the way, I'm "puerile", your acting more childish them me in your post. I mean thowing a tantrum because someone else has a differn't opinion to you, this is what I'm getting out, you can state your opinions "Oh this looks good" but you target the ones who say something bad and bash them for it....oh and calling me sweetheart...really.
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torchic  +   985d ago

this is such a baseless rant.

wow I'm not the biggest fan of the Final Fantasy XIII sequels but I know they're decent games.

"come on people wake up, spend your money on games where the developer/studio deserve it"

what, Square Enix don't deserve people's money just because you don't like their games? I can tell you one thing for sure, at least Square Enix delivers games which are polished, and don't need launch day patches, i.e. games that actually work. you treat them as though they're some kind of Bethesda, knowingly selling broken games to people with bugs that don't allow us to finish the game. and on top of that like I said the games are actually decent, not "PSone Final Fantasy amazing" but still decent and enjoyable, 7 or 8 out of 10 games. I can name you many developers that fit your description of being that bad but definitely not Square Enix, you just sound butthurt for whatever reason.
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ado908  +   985d ago

Admit it. It was aimed at him and you only say that it wasn't because he proved you wrong. If he enjoys the game and his opinion is that the game is good then why not leave him be? Does he have to like what you like? If you do not like the game then leave this article and stop throwing a hissy fit over it. You are given the option to not buy it and there are many other RPG games out there. Why must you indulge people to dislike a game because you dislike it. Who gives you the permission anyways?

Alright besides that. The game does not look like it caters anything new from Final fantasy XII and XII-2. Definitely does not look like they are trying to go back to their old roots like with Final Fantasy VII. Hopefully Final Fantasy Versus 13 comes out soon. Been dying to play it already but come on stop focusing on this series and focus what the fans want square Enix.
Root  +   984d ago
Urgh....What are you guys talking about, it wasn't aimed at him, if it was I would of replied to him

See FF13 will do anything to try and "prove" you wrong.

He never proved me wrong because their was nothing to prove. FF13 fans are just rallying together because their precious game is being talked about negatively.

You obviously don't want to admit Square is trying to sucker you in one last time.

Get a grip, all of you, see you all when the game does crap in reviews and sales :)
WildStyles  +   985d ago
betan21  +   985d ago
I'm still not interested thank u SE ^^
Flandy  +   985d ago
Fitting that the frame rate is about 13 :l
wishingW3L  +   985d ago
that was bad.
Lavalamp  +   985d ago
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Dark11  +   985d ago
Looks like a DLC for XIII-2 , nothing new or interesting so far.

EDIT: That fucking annoying soundtrack , why they have to use it in every FFXIII trailer?
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-Gespenst-  +   985d ago
You have zero taste. That song is awesome, and is actually quite complex harmonically speaking.
Dark11  +   985d ago
No matter how good your soundtraks are ..
if you overuse it in the trailers , it will lost its charm.
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Sevir  +   985d ago
Its the signature Theme song to 13.
Just like how Uncharted has its signature theme through out the 3 PS3 games its had and the 1 Vita game. Its not being over used. Its the theme and To be quite honest, one of FF13's strongest points has always been its sound track. This theme was what got people so interesting when it first debuted in 2006 at Sony's Press Conference.
-Gespenst-  +   985d ago
By god this comments section is going to explode

Inb4 hateful sunglasses comment.

This looks awesome though.

EDIT: They've definitely re-used some assets. I saw Chocolina in there exactly how she was in XIII-2. Was kind of hoping they wouldn't include her again... Still, not worried about it.
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kalkano  +   985d ago
You're actually the only one to make the sunglasses comment, so far.

I'm not even exactly sure what it is, but when I saw that, I did cringe a bit...

Edit: I actually think they just look out of place. That, and it kind of reminds me of the "80's" kind of cool.
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r21  +   985d ago
Ok, its got me interested, thats it. Will still wait for reviews BUT if it plays anything like FF13 or part dos, not buying it at all. Thankfully this is the last of FF13 series.
Neckbear  +   985d ago
Now with a fashion sense that rivals that of David Bowie!
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animegamingnerd  +   985d ago
looks interesting but i will rent and if i like i will buy it used since i don't want to support this game
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TongkatAli  +   985d ago
Make a Vita version or Wii U version and i will consider. Lightning new get up looks epic.
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kesvalk  +   985d ago
wow, that weapon hits don't have ANY impact...
it was awkward...

it makes the sound of a fork when you drop it on the ground.
ILive  +   985d ago
This game is going to be awesome. I really can't wait.
PS4isKing_82  +   985d ago
If this is coming out next year and vs13 is barely done, and the new consoles are comjng out next fall, then that should pretty much confirm it'll be moved to next gen systems. Which means even MORE waiting. *sighs*
League_of_Draven  +   985d ago
No it won't. Sony will be supporting the PS3 long after the PS4 comes out so Versus 13 will still be on PS3 (especially since it's the only thing close to a REAL Final Fantasy game this gen). Even FF12 came out late in the PS2's lifespan.
PS4isKing_82  +   985d ago
True, ff12 came out 3 weeks before ps3 launched. But next year is lightning returns ff13. Which is also the rumored year for ps4.

And I doubt they're anywhere close to finishing vs13 since they've been so busy with 3 back to back ff 13 games, not to mention rebooting ff14 from the ground up.

It's possible they could still release it on ps3 , but there's the chance they could lose alot of money by doing that when everyones attention will be on the new consoles by that point.
KingKelloggTheWH  +   985d ago
Square has released games at the very end of generations before,like FFXII.
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   985d ago
It looks pretty interesting cant w8 to play. And I already know that every article talks about Lighting returns there's gonna be those ppl who bash the XIII series. GET OVER IT this game is happening.
elda  +   985d ago
100% AGREED!!
AznGaara  +   985d ago
I can never get tired of her voice.
rataranian  +   985d ago
Ok, are they done now? Srsly. 3 of these games now. Enough. You've had your fun SE. Now stop. I mean it.
Double_Oh_Snap  +   985d ago
Honestly this looks really rough, sweet cape tech though.
WayneBrody  +   985d ago
I think it looks great (not graphic wise), it might look the same right now, but playing it will be different, I've read the articles so I can tell what makes it different
Ilovetheps4  +   985d ago
I can't watch the video because it says "Sorry, this video is not found or no longer available due to date or rights restrictions." I can't find the trailer anywhere else either.
WayneBrody  +   985d ago
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajSAdg XU1ts
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CrimsonSquall  +   985d ago
Honestly idk. The question thats in my mind is should Versus be on Ps3 or PS4? If Ps3 maybe we could get it late next year, but PS4? That could be like mid 2015 or even 2016 which is bs to think ill graduate college b4 I play it.
MaximusMagna  +   985d ago
looking good...
League_of_Draven  +   985d ago
It looks like garbage (and will obviously be nothing but garbage) much like the last 2 FF13 games.

I don't even see why they're wasting time and resources on crap hardly anyone wants. I have yet to play a REAL Final Fantasy game this gen.
majiebeast  +   985d ago
Dat framerate.
-Falaut-  +   985d ago
Makes me feel akward. Like my girl sending me out to by some frozen peas at the grocery store. But then I'm in the freezer section grabbing them and an old lady grabs my ass. I don't know if I like it or not, but I sure don't like what I see...


VileAndVicious  +   985d ago
TBlank20  +   985d ago
Ugh, come on SE. Stop making games and milking sequels/trilogies that are unnecessary and give us Versus 13, KH3, Type-0, etc. Jeez.
GenoZStriker  +   985d ago
I am a bit disappointed at this trailer to be honest. I find it very weird that Square Enix even thought it was acceptable to release this video with such horrible frame rates. Now, where do we go from here. Like someone had already mentioned, this simply looks like FFXIII-3, which I was hoping it was not going to be.

I say that based off the combat video they showed, which looked very similar to the previous iterations. One big complaint I had about FFXIII was the very generic list of skills they had - Heavy attack, Attack, Blitz, Thunder, Thundaga. It's all the same lame stuff.

The environment looked really dull and my god that town with the block tiles and the color usage was really off. I hate to be that guy who appears to hate on everything here on N4G, but being one of the few people on this that actually liked FFXIII, this trailer was not impressive and rather disappointing.
goldwyncq  +   985d ago
Gameplay looks like a mix of Assassin's creed and Final Fantasy. Can't wait for this.
VileAndVicious  +   985d ago
I know I shouldnt....but Im probably gonna get it.....

looks interesting IMO, the battle system kind of reminds me of the old xenogears
TheBatman_Fanatic  +   985d ago
LOL! Same here
I like Lightning but this costume is not sitting well with me.
I actually skipped XIII-2 due to the lack of Lightning. Lightning is the only reason I'm buying this game.
elda  +   985d ago
I enjoyed reading some of the positive & defensive comments especially from Catoplepas & rainslacker...I enjoyed FF-XIII very much & I'm still playing FF-XIII-2,I will admit it's not as enjoyable as XIII due to no Lightning,Summons & lack of recruiting other fighters (heroes) but I'm interested in this next installment,I like the FF character Lightning so I will buy this game.I do agree if you didn't like FF-XIII & anything related to FF-XIII why waste your energy ranting negativity about something you supposedly have NO INTEREST IN....I personally don't.
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