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Lightning Returns, But Should She Have Stayed Away? | IGN

IGN: "Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII doesn’t look like a Final Fantasy game. Despite only seeing 15 minutes of the upcoming title, this was the thought that resolutely planted itself in my brain and has remained stuck there ever since." (Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, PS3, Xbox 360)

Karooo  +   1119d ago
Doesn't look like a FF game? WTF.
Snookies12  +   1119d ago
I don't hate the game itself, I hate what it's taking away from fans... I know it's taking development time from Versus XIII. I also know that because of XIII-3 we don't get a remake of KH 358/2 Days in the HD collection they're coming out with, instead just a video of the games' scenes. It's possible this is also taking away resources in making FFX HD.

At least after this one, perhaps they can get to work on Versus and actually get it out the door.
zerocrossing  +   1119d ago
It doesn't look like a FF game anymore, it looks like an amalgamation of game mechanics Squenix think would impress western fans and it's a complete fail in that respect...
gamedebater  +   1119d ago
Get rid of the super boring combat from FF13. Add some NI No Kuni combat with the tales series. BOOOM we have a winner.
kratos123  +   1119d ago
I don't know why se can't just do what you just said. Their battle system is one of the worst I have ever played. 30 hours into the game I just stopped playing because it was just no fun
MoB21  +   1119d ago
Took you 30 hours to realize that? Should have just finished at that point tbh
gamedebater  +   1119d ago
I agree 100% man. Let's consider this.

The FF that we remember had a sense of getting stronger. It's funny how everyone's attack animation was the same from level 1 to level 99. It's nothing "big" too point out but it's why after 30 hours of gameplay we realize HEY this is repetitive and doesn't FEEL like an rpg. ya know? just pointing out another flaw of this horribly designed game.
zerocrossing  +   1119d ago
I read your whole comment hearing it in Stan Smiths voice and it was epic, thany you sir.
floetry101  +   1119d ago
I'm probably one of the few that somewhat enjoyed XIII, but who in their right mind actually likes Lightning as a character? Literally one of the most hollow, boring and alienating protagonists I've ever seen in a game.

The best parts of the Final Fantasy lead character was the playful nature of them and the discoveries that they made were always felt by the player. Lightning pretty much snores her way through any and all environments.

Whoever is working Marketing and PR at Square Enix has absolutely no idea what their consumer base wants. They have such a huge number of people that want Versus XIII, so why do they shunt the project? They're pulling a Konami in the sense that they do everything possible to make regressive marketing decisions and games that no one asked for.
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solidt12  +   1119d ago
I enjoyed FF XII way more than FFXIII.
Summons75  +   1119d ago
There are a lot of people who like these games and lightning was voted number 1 female of ff. the haters have a super loud annoying voice and most have no idea why they are talking about or even played 13 and sometimes by the way they don't know the similarities between 13 and recipes games, have play any ff in their life
PooEgg  +   1119d ago
I have zero interest in this game. The only thing that could make me feel better about it would be to learn that Lighting pulls a Commander Shepard at the end of the game and ends up dead and buried. Sorry to those who actually like this series, but I just can't stand Lightning.

As for Versus, I don't really expect it to be any good either, sort of the Duke Nukem of the FF series is what I am expecting. Hope I am wrong.
silkrevolver  +   1119d ago
Okay, so what the article boiled down to was that it didn't feel like a final fantasy... but it actually looks pretty good for what it is.

The costume system seems interesting.

Yes, I want Versus just as much as the rest of you, but at this point, it's either dead or being made for the next generation. IMO.

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