Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Gets Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Crossover, Fans Rage

It was already known that Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will have a costume themed on the gear of the Miqo’te race from Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn and FFXIV Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida promised that he’d think about a way to “return the favor”. Today, during a special stage event at Japan Expo in Paris he did just that, announcing that the upcoming MMORPG will include a special questline that will star Lightning herself.

The funny part is that this caused an half-riot between the fans on the official forums.

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Mr_Nuts1511d ago

Urgh...really, they are trying to shoehorn Lightning in ANOTHER GAME. For f*** sake Square Enix, the majority of us don't like Lightning. One of the many reasons most people are buying FF14 is to escape the horrible taste FF13 left in peoples mouths.

They need to scrap this, they shouldn't link the games they should be separate. It's like Square Enix are trying to force us to like her.

nick3091511d ago (Edited 1511d ago )

Lighthing is freaking sexy, whats not to like , ff 13 was amazing....

DragonKnight1511d ago

"Lighthing is freaking sexy."


"whats not to like , ff 13 was amazing."

Do you have a lifetime?

BiggCMan1511d ago

@Dragon, so people who like FF13 are too young to have played the older games and see how much "better" they were? Wtf.

I'm really sick of FF13 haters. If the 13 series was so shitty, it wouldn't have good sales OR reviews, of which it has both.

Mr_Nuts1510d ago (Edited 1510d ago )


It had good reviews/sales because it was the first next gen FF game and people were expecting something amazing...however that didn't come to pass

It's not like articles around the web pick on FF13 for no reason, most articles/people can obviously state the massive faults with FF13. You can see this in the sales/reviews of FF13-2.

Hell I could give you one good reason which would link onto smaller reasons why FF13 is's anything but a FF game

Reibooi1510d ago

I liked Lightning and one thing I thought was true was that most people liked her even if they hated XIII and wished she was in a better game and that she has kinda become the thing to rage on since SE won't like the XIII franchise die.

Dagobert1510d ago

Nick, the reason you find Lightning sexy and FFXIII amazing is because:

A. You find Cloud very sexy because Lightning uses the same model as cloud. All they did was make the hair pink and longer, and add breast. They didn't remove the penis in the model since cloud wasn't modeled with a penis anyways.

B. You find the worst FF game to be amazing. The FF game that literally had the worst storyline in any FF game. I mean even FFVII with it's shitty storyline was far better than XIII. Hell Chocobo Racing had a better storyline than XIII.

JoySticksFTW1510d ago

There, I said it.

But most FF fans are sick of Lightning, because FFXIII was such a disappointment and SE still shoves her down our throats.

And please dont talk sales, when FF used to sell like crazy. But each Lightning game sells less than the last. The first one did ok because it caught gamers off-guard due to its name and pedigree.

Glad some of you like FFXIII, but that doesn't mean the rest of us do not have legitimate gripes with the game.

DragonKnight1510d ago

@JoySticksFTW: I like Snow's look because it's very reminiscent of FFVIII's badass supreme, Seifer (if Snow had Seifer's attitude, he'd have been a better character in my opinion), and I think Snow has the absolute best character theme ever made in the series, which is saying a lot because there are some truly great character themes. In my opinion, Snow's theme is up there with Shadow from FFVI, Cyan from FFVI, and Auron from FFVIII.

The one thing I miss the most about the older FF games is the extremely memorable music. FFX was the last FF game with any memorable music, but even it was outclassed by older FF games. The song stuck in my head right now is..

I have no idea why, but it is. Lol.

360ICE1510d ago

"Do you have a lifetime?" was well said. It's not even semantically correct.

chadwarden1510d ago

The more lightning, the better

SugarSoSweet1510d ago

Lightning is not sexy Lightning is just a prudish tomboy and FF13 sucks

ThanatosDMC1510d ago (Edited 1510d ago )

Too young and too stupid to consider that trash of a final fantasy game a Final Fantasy game or JRPG for that matter.

This review pretty much sums up FF13 perfectly:

SegaSaturn6691510d ago

ff13: Mash X until the battle is over and run from point A to point B, repeat.

Pope_Kaz_Hirai_II1510d ago

Lighthing is freaking sexy, whats not to like , ff 13 was amazing....

Wow not sure if serious.

Aery1510d ago

Lighting looks like a young boy with nice feature ... Nevermind, anyone have their own taste :)

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Abriael1511d ago

1: The game already has fanservice from every single FF game ever created. It only makes sense to have XIII too.

2: No they won't scrap it. May as well live with it.

Mr_Nuts1511d ago (Edited 1511d ago )

No it dosen't. So your telling me theres a cross over in FF14 A Realm Reborn with FF7, FF8, FF9 etc where Cloud, Squall, Zidine show up and where we get to wear their costumes/weapons.

Abriael1511d ago (Edited 1511d ago )

@Mr_Nuts: There's Cloud's buster sword, his omnislash, ultima weapon and a ton more.

There's nothing wrong with having a *dimension traveling* character in the FFXIV lore.

As a matter of fact *ALL* the characters that came back from version 1.0 of the game did just that, for five years no less.

DragonKnight1511d ago

@Abriael: The difference between the FFXIII crossover and the other FF games is twofold.

One, the FFXIII crossover has Lighting IN THE DAMN GAME! The majority of FF fans HATE Lightning. She's the most sterile character in a series that featured silent protagonists in the very first game. It makes no sense to put Lightning in FFXIV when she's in 3 FFXIII games. Put someone else in there, like Sazh.

Two, the other FF games are actually good, and people get excited at the homage paid to them, unlike FFXIII where most simply want it to be done and over with.

Abriael1511d ago (Edited 1511d ago )

@Dragonknight: "The majority of FF fans HATE Lightning."

You should really avoid making the mistake of confusing your own opinion with that of the "majority", you know?

You =/= The Majority.

As for the game not being "good", that's also your opinion, that has nothing to do with the objective quality of the game, or what "the majority" thinks of it.

PS: And while some vocal western "fan" rages, the picture attached to this comment is what Japanese fans do. Freakin adorable :D

PPS: Lol at DragonKnight saying "Japan is definitely the minority". Just lol.

Guess where Final Fantasy games sell the most mate? I'll give you a hint. It's not North America or Europe.

PPPS @DragonKnight: Really? all it takes are eyes? Maybe you actually have a statistically relevant poll I can put my "eyes" on?

Cause if you don't, maybe you should talk for yourself and not for the majority. And yes, you don't.

dendenmooshi1511d ago

As far as design goes, Realm Reborn has derived a lot from other installments to the series. FF6 Magitechs will be in game. The dragoon armor prototype is basically Kain's armor.

This is different though. They're saying that Lightning will have a quest specifically for her. I, for one, don't mind it (she seemed much more natural as a side role in 13-2). Other characters that would be cool in game would be FFT characters (beoulve family and Delita), FF6 characters (sabin n setzer fit the world well).

For me it wouldn't break immersion because the reason I play ff14 is because it's a FF world.

DragonKnight1511d ago (Edited 1511d ago )

@Abriael: I'm not confusing my opinion with the majority, I haven't even stated my opinion. All it takes are eyes to see the majority do not like Lightning.

**EDIT** Who's talking about sales Abriael? Snookies said Japan likes Lightning, I said they're in the minority there. Where are numbers brought up in that discussion? Just because you want Lightning to be your waifu, is no need to throw all semblance of reasoning out the window.

**EDIT 2** My words don't have to speak for how good FFXIII is or not. Not when you can clearly see how many people hated the game, and how many DIDN'T buy the sequel. Face facts, FFXIII sucks.

dendenmooshi1511d ago (Edited 1511d ago )

As to the majority hating Lightning statement, that's wrong. People may have hated FF13, they may hate Snow and hope, but I think the majority feel indifference more than hate towards Lightning.

The major criticism of FF13 was it being "too linear" (hated that over usage). That caused the hate towards the installment. Unrelatable characters may have been a problem, but I would blame Hope and Snow for that.

SO71D1510d ago

@Abriael - The only people that love Lightning are the people that have pledged their blind loyalty to Square, in their eyes they can do no wrong.

There are fans that like the games and then there are obsessive fans that love everything Final Fantasy related, including all the cheap merchandise. (They tend to be obsessed with Japan as well.)

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Snookies121511d ago (Edited 1511d ago )

As I said in the beta forums with people getting angry... They've already said they'd be doing fan service for ALL of their Final Fantasy games. It's only natural to have some from XIII. Don't like it? Then don't worry about it. Do other things. It's not like you're forced to wear Lightning's clothing. It's just an option for other people to put on their characters for fun. Shouldn't have an effect on anyone complaining as it doesn't affect their character in any way.

The main reason her character model is in the game is because it's the newest of the franchise. It's most likely easy to slap in there, whereas they'd have to completely redo older characters to make them fit in with the graphics of XIV ARR. If I had to guess, we might see Noctis in there somewhere as well.

DragonKnight1511d ago

Fan service though.

Fan... service.

I think you see where I'm going.

But anyway, Lightning wasn't necessary for fan service to begin with. There are other characters and other themes they could have used. People are tired of Lightning, that's why the rage happened.

Snookies121511d ago (Edited 1511d ago )

@DragonKnight - Actually, a lot of people in Japan really love Lightning and are fans of XIII. So yeah, it is actually fan service lol.

As I said before though, ALL Final Fantasy games. It's just some clothes a few weapons and a special mission that have to do with XIII. It's not like that's a big portion of the game or anything like that. It's like 0.01% of the game that involves anything to do with XIII. Again, it's just there for people who like that. You're in no way forced to participate in any of this.

I mean shoot, FFVII fan service includes Omni-slash limit break, the Ultima Weapon which looks to be a boss, materia for weapons, etc. That's much more exposure for that particular title than XIII is getting. I'm happy with any FF related stuff going in personally!

DragonKnight1511d ago

No other FF game has a mission though. That's the thing people are raging about. Too much Lightning. Japan can love her, but they are definitely in the minority there.

Mr_Nuts1510d ago (Edited 1510d ago )

*** They've already said they'd be doing fan service for ALL of their Final Fantasy games ***

Then why start with this one...untill they announce FF6/7/8/9/10 cross overs then I will take everything they'll say with a pinch of salt.

With Square is a hard thing to come by them

People keep saying oh theres other fan services like limit breaksfrom FF7 or Magiteks from FF6 but not the bloody main character from the game getting their own quest.

Thats like comparing Armour/Weapon DLC to an expansion pack with missions

NegativeCreepWA1510d ago

Mr Nuts, you see the mechs in a lot of the pics lately, those are a cross over from FFVI.

It's just an outfit, I don't see what the big deal is.

Snookies121510d ago

@Mr_Nuts and DragonKnight - Yes, XIII gets a character/mission, but again... FFVII gets the ULTIMA WEAPON. That's a HUGE addition. We haven't seen everything SE is putting into A Realm Reborn yet, so just wait and see, yeah? I'm sure there are more nods to series' that have yet to be revealed...

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TheOneWhoIsTornApart1511d ago

No fanservice in XIV? what about the Magitek Armors from FF6 or the Judges from FF12 or the limit breaks from FF7? I can go on and on about this so hopefully you get the idea that FFXIII fanservice is not a big deal and thers a lot of people who would actually enjoy it so please stop complaining about XIII. All I ever see you do on here is complain.