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Submitted by Nova_Crystallis 706d ago | interview

Nova Crystallis | Lightning Returns: The developers explain the latest in the FFXIII saga

Nova Crystallis interviews Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Producer Yoshinori Kitase and Motomu Toriyama on the latest in the FFXIII saga, and their challenges with applying user feedback. (Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, PS3, Xbox 360)

Sidology  +   706d ago
"we really wanted to focus on lightning, so we made a game about just her."

that's really what i envisioned the interview to be like before i read it.

and i got exactly what i expected.
izumo_lee  +   705d ago
If Toriyama was a better story writer than we wouldn't have to have 3 games to explain Lightning at all. If he is a capable writer at all the story of Lightning would have been more freshed out in the original game cause she is supposed to be the main character isn't she?

In past games we have gotten much more character development in just single games. Look at FF VI, there were 14 characters in that game & in that one game we knew more of each character than we do Lightning in 3!

With Cloud in the game we see him come to terms that he wasn't what he thought he was. That he was living the life of someone else. In the movie we see him in a state of depression when someone he cared for died & believe he did not do enough to prevent that. In the end he accepted what happened & that he does not have to do everything on his own & that he can believe in his friends if things get difficult.

Lightning is just bland & her personality does not help her be likable at all. Sure she is 'cool' & all but just being 'cool' does not help the fact that she's just not interesting as a character.
Root  +   706d ago
"and their challenges with applying user feedback"

What challenges, they don't listen to feedback anyway, if they did then we wouldn't of had a a sequel to FF13 in the first place.

Just like FF13-2 they are going to hype small improvements/changes like big things to make people think they've worked their arses off at making this the best game they can, people will get suckered into it, play the game and realise that hardly nothing has changed....it's still FF13 at heart.
Ranma1  +   705d ago
When square enix say they "listened to user feedback".

they mean that they "listened to the feedback" only but never applied it
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N4GDgAPc  +   705d ago
You and your rampaging on games^^

They made it for the fans that enjoyed FF13. But you don't care about that because its all about u and what you want right?

I hated halo.

Its like me saying I hate this game they should disbaned and burn all halo games because I don't like it.
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Root  +   705d ago
Here we go...N4GDgAPc again to stir some crap

Your so bothered about peoples opinions, especialy the DMC reboot ones. It's like you can't help your self from commenting on something to dumb down their comment and try to start a fight out of it

Look at Ranma1 above, he's replied, offered his opinion on the current topic at hand and not said anything to me as a user.

"You and your rampaging on games"

ME....like you havent

http://n4g.com/news/1158010...

http://n4g.com/news/1158016...

http://n4g.com/news/1158016...

http://n4g.com/news/1157658...

http://n4g.com/news/1157723...

http://n4g.com/news/1157723...

http://n4g.com/news/1157649...

http://n4g.com/news/1157658...

http://n4g.com/news/1157658...

See out of 95 comments you've made so far it's just bashing peoples opinions down and most of them are dmc related, I mean most of mine are recently but I do comment on other articles aswell.
N4GDgAPc  +   705d ago
And I didn't say anything about your opinion on u hating ff13. You pretty much said they should never made it not caring for others that want it. Which means your greedy. And with DmC u don't listen. I keep commenting on u because u don't have a opinion. Play the game game first then say the game sucks^^
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DragonKnight  +   705d ago
This is exactly what I was talking about N4GDgAPc, you're a HUGE troll. You follow the same people around and wait until they post something just so you can disagree with them and tell them they are wrong. You never do anything but that.

And again, you obviously don't know what greed is if you think it means wanting SE to move on from FFXIII so that we can get the games they've been promising for years now. Look it up and try again.

OT: No one but Toriyama wanted Lightning, I'm more sure of that than ever. I seriously want to see this "fan feedback" coming from Japan that said "we want more Lightning." Because it's mentioned a lot but never proven.
N4GDgAPc  +   705d ago
You need to know how to read because I didn't say anything about him hating the game or attack his opinion. Him saying they should of never made ff13 is him being greedy because there is others that liked it and want it to continue. So how is that attacking his opinion on why he hates the game?

Since he didn't like it he would like FF13 to not exsit. there are others that loved the game that want it to continue. He doesn't care about that because he wants it dead because it didn't satisfy his needs.

He can think that all he wants. that is his opinion but it doesn't change the fact that makes him greedy. This is a discussion board to say what ever u want but don't expect me to sit back and not to reply back when you are attacking my opinion.

So u are telling me also that haters can come on a post and put down others for liking it but its ok for u to do it?
DragonKnight  +   705d ago
YOU need to learn to read. I said you follow people around looking for reasons to attack them. You pounce on anyone that doesn't like DmC, or doesn't like FFXIII, or doesn't like anything you like and then say that those same people are just posting hate everywhere when in reality you go looking for hate just so you can say hate is everywhere. You're a troll, plain and simple.
iWishTifaWasReal  +   705d ago
Eat your poop, Square Enix.
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AdmiralSnake  +   705d ago
Lmao...N4GDG

Don't even bother with roots and dragonknight, they're too obsessive trolls who either come in DMC articles or FF articles to whine and rebuke the same redundant opinions everybody on N4G has seen time and time again.

Anyway on topic, this needs to be the last game lol, we don't need anymore lightning games.
PooEgg  +   705d ago
As much as I don't understand it, apparently Lightning is very popular in Japan. This game was not made for FF fans, it was made for the Lightning fans.

Us FF fans simply need to look elsewhere for good JRPG. Sad, but true, and I don't expect it to get any better anytime soon. Personally when I need a FF fix I just open up my old school game collection and revisit Squares glory days.
Froakie  +   705d ago
I liked FF13 and FF13-2.I'll probably like this one too.

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