Yoshida explains why Lightning is coming to Final Fantasy XIV

The reaction to Lightning’s inclusion in Final Fantasy XIV was largely expected, according to producer/director Naoki Yoshida. Speaking with fellow network site, RPG Site, Yoshida discussed a variety of topics, including his reasoning for including Lightning in the XIV universe.

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Godmars2901958d ago

Misguided belief in her popularity?

Summons751958d ago

because she isn't number one in japan or anything.....clearly japanese people are lying /s

minimur121958d ago

when writing titles, could people please write their first names aswell, I thoughtit was shuhei yoshida doing the explaining - got a bitconfused.

CrossingEden1958d ago

or is it YOUR misguided belief that your opinion means more then the entirety of the japanese FF fanbase, but of course polls don't mean anything right


Godmars2901958d ago (Edited 1958d ago )

Yes. Its my opinion as stated in a public forum. I feel that Square put more effort in promoting Lightning as a character than they did in defining her as one. That the game she was in was more about telling players how good it was suppose to be than allowing them to experience and figure it out for themselves.

Lightning has been inserted into the general public consciousness of Japan at least, has been featured non-gaming related fashion magazines, so of course the chances would be good that she'd top a semi-random poll better than characters such as Tifa or Aeris who earned their places among the fandom over time.

Mr_Nuts1958d ago (Edited 1958d ago )

Why don't you just admit higher ups told you to put her in the game because they have been obsessed for years to shove her down peoples throats so we'll finally love her....when in fact it's just making the majority of us hate her even more.

I'd understand if Cloud, Squall, Zidine, Tidus got their own missions where they appeared but that isn't happening.

Costumes/weapons from FF13 fair enough but Lightning herself...why ruin it.

By the way he didn't really explain did he....he pretty much danced his way round the question

caseh1958d ago

Lightning was the only redeeming factor in FF13, the remainder of the game was horrendous.

ps3_pwns1958d ago

dude lightnig sucked big time lol. Id rather the aussie lady with the blue hair or afro dude or even snow is better then lightning.

Dno1958d ago

actually your wrong and you telling people of wrong facts just gets to me so let me correct you.

In ff14 (for those of us that actually played it) know that names like cloud strife and squall leonhart are names that you cannot use. The reason the dev team gave was they "may" be used in the future.

So Lighting is basically the start of what the producer calls a theme park MMO with lots of different things taken from lots of different games. Omislash is in the game and so is the goldensaucer.

SO in short there will be themes and characters of the many ff games this one is just here first because ff13-3 is coming soon.

Mr_Nuts1958d ago

But then why start with her

By the way the key word is "may"...this is square enix were talking about. You know the same company who told us ages ago we MAY get a FF7 remake.

Untill they come then I'm not buying into it

despair1958d ago

Whats the big deal its another character and they said it will be a natural thing to include her, I think we should see how its done before actually complaining. Plus if we do see other characters from other FF games then the bitching will stop. I like Lightning and so do others so how about actually giving them a chance to do her justice in ARR.

Dno1958d ago

@ mr_nuts

I already told you why they started with her not gonna do it again, read my last post.

Actually again I remember SE saying that was only a tech demo. they NEVER once said they would remake ff7. Your info is horrid my dude.

However buying the game is up to you. You have every right to skip it but I would try it in open beta next month for free if I was you because the game is amazing. I been playing for a while and I love it lighting, cloud or not the game stands on its own.

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Ksar1958d ago (Edited 1958d ago )

Lightning is the favourite female character in Japan and Europe. That's why she's in FFXIV:ARR.


That's all. You can complain but still, there's a substantial majority of people happy with that.

Mr_Nuts1958d ago (Edited 1958d ago )

Do that Poll again when FFXV comes out and Stella will be number's pretty much just who's "in" at the moment. Japan love anything FF so it's obvious the most recent FF game's main character will be number 1

Beside that poll is just from Japan...not Europe

Think it's safe to say there's more people who hate her then like her.

Ksar1958d ago

Sorry, but you're wrong. If you were right, tifa, Celes or Tina shouldn't be in third or fourth position.

CrossingEden1958d ago

look up the definition of a loud minority

rainslacker1958d ago

Dunno if you've ever been to an anime or gaming convention, but Lightning tends to get a lot of love from the cosplayers, the cosplayer picture takers, and AMV's, so yeah, the loud minority CrossingEden mentions is appropriate.

I personally don't hate her, and I don't think she's the best FF character ever, and she's not my personal favorite, but some of you just have to accept that you are in the minority when it comes to how much people like the character.

Whether those people's reasons for liking her are sound and based on reality is a wholly different subject.

khellendros11958d ago (Edited 1958d ago )

I have Rikku, Tifa, Celes, Rinoa, Lightning, and Rydia on my list.

caseh1958d ago

Celes, Tifa, Lightning and Terra for me in no particular order.

pompombrum1958d ago

Who exactly were asked in this poll. Square execs?

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kingdip901958d ago

They should just remake ff7 with updated graphics... sure a world that big with modern graphics would be hard to make but the effort would pay off I'm sure. Squares current buisness model surely isn't working after all

Firan1958d ago

While some fans want it, would it actually sell well? I mean it would be pretty much the same game. I personally wouldn't buy it unless it was cheap.

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