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FXN: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Trailer Impressions

The debut trailer for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII was released at Jump Festa, and in the trailer are some good aspects, as well as some bad (and a little ugly) aspects. Before FXN goes through their impressions of the trailer, there are some things that you might have missed, so FXN goes through those first.

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ritsuka6661311d ago

As a FFXIII-1 hater, I'm surprised to say that this looks fresh and AMAZING. Framerate needs a lot of work though. Let's hope they fix it up by the time its released this game.

Finalfantasykid1311d ago

I'm pretty sure that the frame-rate problems are a result of the trailer. Just the way that it is stuttering, I suspect that it was an encoding issue. I'm surprised that they would mess that up though, but then again it would not be a first time they did something amateur like that http://www.uffsite.net/news...

NegativeCreep4271311d ago (Edited 1311d ago )

Even Final Fantasy X, which is arguably one of the best installments in the FF franchise, only had one direct sequel. Yet FFXIII now has two sequels.

I doubt the sales statistics for FF XIII and FFX show FFXIII anymore of a reasonable project expansion than FFX.

I agree on one level that commercial viability should not entirely overcome artistic ambition, but come on. I'm sure even the top executives and shareholders of S-E know that FFXIII is not exactly, historically, the most likable portion of the Final Fantasy franchise.

ScubbaSteve1310d ago

They're just being lazy. They get to reuse assets from the other two games by doing this which makes for a relatively shorter development time.

goldwyncq1310d ago

Actually they said they're using assets from Versus XIII this time.

N4GDgAPc1310d ago

Thats not being lazy. Every developer does this. believe it or not they even grab assets from different games they made. Uncharted 2 reused assests from 1 and Uncharted 3 used 2 and 1. Which Naughty Dog is the only developer that made a comment about it in the game. when you cross a latter Drake says "Look this was last years model".

N4GDgAPc1310d ago

Because believe it or not its not all about what you want. There is plenty of people that would like a sequal like me. I loved FF13 and 13-2. And I think its funny how people are suprised there is a 3rd one coming out when ff13-2 ended with to be continued.

League_of_Draven1311d ago

Another mediocre sequel/spinoff to the worst FF ever made. Not interested and never will be.

silkrevolver1311d ago

The worst (main) FF ever made was II for the NES.

Snookies121311d ago (Edited 1311d ago )

FFII wasn't bad, it was just hard as hell.

J86blum1311d ago

Don't say worst since FFII here in the us for NES was not the actually 2. So before you say something know what the subject you are speaking ill is about.

silkrevolver1311d ago

@cupcake

There is a reason I specified "for the NES"

kalkano1310d ago

I wouldn't say that FF2 was bad, but I do think it was the "worst" FF. Still a good game, but it doesn't quite match up with the others in the series.

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elda1311d ago

I'm NOT giving any hate.....I'm very interested,loved FF-XIII & I like the FF character Lightning!!

youndamie1310d ago

FF13 must of been your first FF.

VsAssassin1310d ago

Well I think SE here is aware that a new generation of gamers are being brought into the forefront. Our generation, the PS1 era, is somehow coming to a close; like some of us has aged and all that.

Though this is the case, abandoning a franchise staple fans for a new set of audience will have ill effects in the future.

kalkano1310d ago

"like some of us has aged and all that."

I'd like to know the secret of those that didn't age. ;)

elda1310d ago (Edited 1310d ago )

@Youndamie....Your ABSOLUTELY WRONG!!!..... I've first played FF when the american version of FF-2 & 3 was for the Super Nintendo I've haven't played the online versions,my favorite FF are 8,10 & 13 but enjoyed all the ones I've played.

youndamie1310d ago

@elda I apologize for making that assumption. While the gameplay mechanics of FF13 were interesting the story, character design and development were the weakest of any final fantasy. Not to mention the transformer eidolons that were absolutely useless throughout the game. Lightning was simply a boring protagonist, Fang would been much more appropriate. If it actually had a decent story I would have found this game acceptable.

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Chrono1310d ago

Why is everyone negative? Even if you don't like it, why do you care so much? It's just a video game, not the story of your life.

Nicaragua1310d ago

I care so much because i would rather see more variety from the FF franchise within a console lifecycle. On the PS1 we had 3 different FF games with different characters and settings whereas this generation we have had 3 scoops of the same shit.

13 was awful and SE need to move on.

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