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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII: In-game Screenshots and Details

GC: "Square Enix has released some new screenshots and details on Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII." (Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, PS3, Xbox 360)

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Smurf1  +   617d ago
I wonder if this game will actually turn out to be good. Based on these screenshots the Sand Dunes part looks really sweet!
BldyShdw  +   617d ago
From what I've gathered the 1st wasn't great but the 2nd was better so there is actually a chance this could be great...at least I hope
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LAWSON72  +   617d ago
No ffxiii-2 is a mess compared to any ff i have ever played. It felt rushed and had a very short story with pointless exploration and side quests. At least ffxiii had good characters, voice acting(except vanille sex sounds), decent battle system that had potential in more complex battles.
Jonmau5  +   617d ago
I am not the biggest fan of Final Fantasy games but one thing that I love about them is that they ALWAYS have stunning visuals and these shots prove that, that trend is set to continue.
Smurf1  +   617d ago
The sliding mechanic sounds great but I don't know how big the level actually is. I don't want to get hyped for the game though because it always ends up being underwhelming.
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trenso1  +   617d ago
The game looks to be interesting wish it was releasing earlier this year
despair  +   617d ago
Does is still have a countdown timer? If so then this is a no buy for me, I never like being forced to rush through a game, or limited in what I do, especially an rpg (or similiar) type game.
Irishguy95  +   617d ago
I for one, am extremely happy someone is finally trying the whole time mechanic thing. No one has the balls to try it besides CC2 with the Witcher 2 when they locked off content depending on choices, fundamentally changing the game and making a real RPG for once. And of course SE who are the ones doing it/.

RPG =/= Exploration game. If you don't want FFXIII-3 because of a new mechanic then fine, I for one am very interested do to this. And I hated 13 and 13-2 so it's weird for me to be interested in it. It's ambition honestly.

I ask 'Why should the progress of a games world depend on only the Player character?' Why do the4 stormcloaks or Dark brotherhood not do anything or go to war until the Player character decides to? I want time to become a part of games especially RPG's where your suppose to be playing the part of someone in a living world.

This game gives you '13 days' to explore the world and try to solve the world ending, you can succeed and fail. That in itself makes this game interesting.
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despair  +   617d ago
thing is I get how some people like games like this, but its annoying to me. I don't want to worry about time while I'm exploring an area, or in a town, or if I leave my game to answer a call. I have no problem with as the game progresses the time to the end of the world gets closer(with different stages in the story). But to force the game to have a countdown clock on an RPG is ridiculous.

RPG might not be exploration game by definition, but they cannot say it will have open areas, full towns and then say "oh we're giving you 13 days (each day is relatively short) and then its game over." Its nonsense that forces the gamer to not enjoy the game but fight the mechanics.

Its very different what they are doing here to what you said, its not like the world changes dynamically as time counts down and its not like choices that lock out parts of games like Witcher 2 (awesome game btw). Its about limiting the time I can spend in a game. In Witcher 2 I could still spend 10 hours in a town taking my time, doing sidequest, roaming, talking to people, crafting etc. without worrying that I'm using up my days.

Timed aspects of games should stay with challenges and not be part of the main game mechanics. Its an archaic implementation and unless they make it the greatest form of a countdown ever (which it wont be) or like Majora's mask where you can rewind time (which it won't have), then its going to be like what dead rising was for me, a fun game that forces me to hurry for no good reason and thus is not very enjoyable, and I will not spend 60 buck on that.
KaBaW  +   617d ago
If we are talking about the same thing, I liked Dead Rising because of that.
It gave you a certain amount of time to decide what to do.
And, if you chose not to do those things in that time, they were gone.

Which, of course, makes your miss things and changes the game, some.
Obviously, allowing some sense of replayability, as well.
Unlimax  +   617d ago
It bothers me how LIGHTNING RETURN Doesn't have a PC port from the Beginning compared to the Previous XIII saga Games I mean take a look at the screenshots .. At least for once Square why can't you do it this time D: !
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goldwyncq  +   617d ago
I just hope that at least after finishing the main story, we'll be able to explore the world fully,instead of having to start a new game again.
despair  +   617d ago
this I could get behind, we save the world within the 13 days and then are left to do sidequests and explore and end game content. That's the only way I will support a countdown clock in a game.
Hanso  +   617d ago
Im more excited for tales of xillia then ff13-3
ILive  +   617d ago
You know, this one of those comments you could keep to yourself.
Hanso  +   617d ago
not really bought FF13 and was dissapointed
then bought FF 13-2 although it was better it was still not that great..
Few months ago i bought my first Tales Game Graces F and i loved it so i can say that im looking forward to Xillia and not FF13-3
Sarick  +   617d ago
I'm playing Tales of graces F now and found it very very interesting and fun. Never bothered with the NEW FF games because what I saw lacked the game style I like since FF12.

Tales series have always rocked IMHO, except for the Wii one that he enjoyed. Tales of Abyss was my favorite of all tales.
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DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   617d ago
If ur getting into the Tales series I recommend Tales of Symphonia on Gamecube if u have one. That is my favorite in the Tales of series.
j-blaze  +   617d ago
i'm excited for both :)
the screenshots look gorgeous!
josephayal  +   617d ago
My favorite combat system of any JRPG
kingPoS  +   617d ago
What is it with Square's fascination with the number thirteen? They should of just called it something else like they did with Tactics.
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   617d ago
Woah this area looks pretty sweet.
-Gespenst-  +   617d ago
Really awesome environment and design. Hype increased.
capitanandi  +   617d ago
I like how some people 'disagree' with comments that are merely complimenting the graphic design of the game just because they probably have a personal vendetta with the first game. Get over it and admit it, it looks pretty.
Welcome2Die  +   617d ago
Meh....

This is the worst FF game ever, and making a third installment is just laughable...
And this is coming from someone that bought and platinumed the first two...
Pyrrhus  +   617d ago
Looks quite nice tbh, but still wont buy this at launch. Would rather get it when it drops down in price a little.

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