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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII – Square Enix switches tack | EDGE

EDGE: "The city of Luxerion is a stark contrast to the tight corridors of Final Fantasy XIII. Crowds of NPCs wander the streets, and Lightning – back once more in the hands of players – is able to explore these paths freely. There’s a day/night cycle, sidequests to pick up and roaming monsters to battle. It’s the rich, dynamic space that’s been sorely missing from an increasingly static series." (Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, PS3, Xbox 360)

ritsuka666  +   540d ago
As much as I love Lightning, I hope other FFXIII characters make an appearance in this at some point or another. I can't wait for this game to come out!
j-blaze  +   539d ago
the game has Lightning and the cute Rikku like character Lumina that's enough for me :P
Donnieboi  +   539d ago
Doesn't take much to impress people like you, huh? I am anticipating an FF that has good story and gameplay. To hell with those characters u mentioned. We need to have higher standards other than "cuteness"...like, i dunno, QUALITY gameplay, story, believable characters, etc.

Persona and SMT series is seriously killing Square right now. If that series were more multiplatform, FF would fade into obscurity due to the crappy ways that the NEW Square-Enix is handling it's franchises.
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o-Sunny-o  +   539d ago
Lightning should of been a guy. I hate her personality with a passion.
caseh  +   539d ago
I felt she was the only redeeming factor in FF13, didn't really like any of the other characters.
Snookies12  +   539d ago
Whaa? No way, Sazh was the best out of any of them... Not to mention his story was really well done. I actually felt for him and the position he was put in.

Lightning was way too boring for me... Hope was too dang whiny, Snow was a 90's surfer with a hero complex, Vanille was bad at first but had a reason for that which is why she'd probably be number 2 for me in terms of liking, and Fang didn't have enough story in my opinion.

Out of all of them, I felt Sazh was the most rounded honestly.
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roshi1987  +   539d ago
@Snookies12

Fully agree. Sazh was the only character was was believable and well grounded and NOT in it to save the stupid world again. He just wanted his kid back.

I really hated everything about FF13 other than the fighting system (10/10), the graphics, and Sazh.

I truely hope they can fix this ailing franchise. As it is now, the best jrpg came from Xenoblade this gen(imo).
Pozzle  +   539d ago
She would have been just as insufferable as a guy, tbh.
chadwarden  +   539d ago
Lightnings the BEST yo quit hatin
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Godmars290  +   539d ago
Despite all - AAAAALLLLLL! - the object hate I have for FF13, I am bit surprised to admit I'm curious about 13-3. Might actually get it.

But only because I don't view it as being an RPG.
josephayal  +   539d ago
I adore this game and it will always be one of my favorites, no game will ever compare to final fantasy 13s to me
roshi1987  +   539d ago
I think you should have more exposure to better games.
DragonKnight  +   539d ago
Just frickin' release this game so we can move a way from the atrocity of the 13 trilogy. The sooner we get rid of Lightning the better.
LightofDarkness  +   539d ago
Why is Toriyama trying this costumes thing again? It sucked in X-2 and it will probably suck here. I know it's hard to understand, but people generally don't care about playing dress-up with his idealized female leads. Terra was a more interesting and strong character by a country mile; he's not including her because he didn't create her and his characters pale in comparison.

By many accounts, the guy is a moron. Always pitching some laughable and outlandish ideas that don't really have context or make sense in a Final Fantasy game, but somehow he's been left to drunkenly steer the ship from the coasts of last gen to the next, battering every ice berg along the way like he was challenged to do so.

My attitude towards SE has soured absolutely. They have become loathsome to me, a thought that I would have considered heretical for a long time. I am finally accepting that we won't see VS this gen. They may be lazy and repackage it as XV (I sincerely hope they don't), but it certainly won't be VS any more. Games like Bravely Default show that the talent is there, but they never get the chance to shine (the game will never be localized). Persisting this series, by simply ripping ideas from other successful games (as the preview points out), is almost insulting to those who've been waiting so long for anything worhtwhile from them.

Rant over, I guess.
Crystallis  +   539d ago
What I read which I didn't like is this. "Our biggest concern is that Lightning Returns borrows so much else from other games that it lacks an identity of its own"

TO me it seems SE is trying to figure out what fans like by trying to pack things other RPGS did in this game all at once. Thats the only thing i don't like about this game. Not original at all.
squallcloud9  +   539d ago
Um...My favorite parts of past (final) fantasy games were exploring the world while time stood still, when there was no crisis or urgency and i was left to progress my character without progressing the story. My favorite parts of final fantasy on the ps3 were when i was playing something else and thinking how much better this was to final fantasy.

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