Final Fantasy XIII: Lightning Returns - The Game XIII Should Have Been

BNR: Final Fantasy XIII was a flop! There's no use sugar-coating it, you know it, I know it, and Square Enix definitely knows it. Described as the worst Final Fantasy to date, it was unbelievably linear (sacrilege for a RPG) and its characters aside from Lightning were devoid of any depth or interest. To right the wrongs, Square Enix released Final Fantasy XIII-2 which was marginally better but whilst it broke the linearity, XIII-2 was messy and featured everybody's least favourite characters, so I hear you ask why should we bother with XIII-3?

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Mr_Nuts1197d ago

Oh you mean how FF13-2 was supposed to be the game FF13 was...pffft please. If your a fan of the first two fine you;ll enjoy it but to those who didn't like FF13 and even FF13-2...FF13-3, I mean Lightning Returns will be just as bad

Godmars2901197d ago (Edited 1197d ago )

Yeah, the mechanics look good, but the story will more than likely keep me away.

" I just don't know why they made a third one since FFXIII-2 sold less than half compared to FFXIII."

Because they had always planned to make 13-2 and 13-3.

No. Just like Nomura is now, Toriyama was talking about direct sequels to FF13 beyond the PSP game and use to be vs13.

In fact they're likely carrying on Wada's plans of producing a FF a year.

wishingW3L1197d ago (Edited 1197d ago )

the plan was the Fabula Nova Saga or whatever but that never materialized, so they made sequels with recycled assets to recoup some of the money they invested in creating the Engine and stuff.

But anyway, as long as Toriyama is far away from the franchise things will become better.

VileAndVicious1197d ago

....I actually enjoyed 13-2 much more than the first

Firan1197d ago

FFXIII wasn't a flop since it sold rather well. It just wasn't a good FF game. I just don't know why they made a third one since FFXIII-2 sold less than half compared to FFXIII.

The Great Melon1197d ago (Edited 1197d ago )

Using the same assets again is much cheaper than creating a whole new set of assets for a new game. It's costly to create new games or franchises.

Godmars2901197d ago

Its the game Square Enix probably would have made in the first place if they understood HD and otherwise had a production plan.

elda1197d ago (Edited 1197d ago )

FF-XIII wasn't a flop,but imo only half of those who bought the game didn't like it that's why the 2nd sold only half of what FF-XIII did.I happen to really like FF-XIII & didn't care for pt 2 due to the fact Lightning wasn't playable throughout the game,no summons & no other human characters to recruit to fight in your party but imo LR looks interesting.

wishingW3L1197d ago

the sequel didn't even sell half... FF13 sold 7 millions and FF13-2 only 3 (3+3=6 not 7).

elda1197d ago

FF-XIII sold over 6 mill,FF-XIII-2 sold a little over 3 mill so that's about half.

Irishguy951197d ago (Edited 1197d ago )

I hated FFXIII and didn't bother with XIII-2

I agree LR looks quite good so far. I might bite...depending on how relevant the previous games are to it.

I'm just looking forward to FFXV though. Looks vastly superior to the 13 series

wishingW3L1197d ago (Edited 1197d ago )

define success. Because I don't think the 3rd one will sell anywhere close to the original.

elda1197d ago (Edited 1197d ago )

@Hexx...Imo if it succeeds they'll probably make more spin offs,maybe more console games or handhelds,haters don't like this but business is business,due to Square & Japan loving Lightning especially if this game sells at least in the numbers that FF-XII-2 did,but Square said that LR is suppose to be the last of the story,we'll see.

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