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Submitted by SaulGoodman 324d ago | opinion piece

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII – Warning Your Protagonist is Sexy

You’ve probably read the news by now: Many journalists noticed that Lightning, the protagonist of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII and Square-Enix’s poster girl for the franchise currently is looking a lot more…filled out. Of course, the amount of fetish and cosplay items that the third game will feature certainly helped in revealing a more, well, revealing side of Lightning. (Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, PS3, Square Enix, Xbox 360)

Kydawg  +   324d ago
Lightning had blossomed into one hell of a woman! I would strike that down anytime.
cleft5  +   324d ago
Regardless of the changes they made, I enjoyed FF13 and 13-2. So I am looking forward to Lightning's Return and it is clear that they are making smart changes that realign this series with what one traditionally expects of a FF game.

I get people not liking the changes, but to think that a game is going to be garbage because Lightning looks more like what is considered an attractive female woman is just silly. It's not like her proportions are insanely different or anything.
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Ripsta7th  +   324d ago
Final fantasy was never about how they look(female characters) , it was about the story you were emerged into
wishingW3L  +   324d ago
"it is clear that they are making smart changes that realign this series with what one traditionally expects of a FF game"

^ And guys, this is why you shouldn't use drugs, reality becomes distorted. But I do find extremely frightening to the lengths the fanboys go to defend the obvious fallings of the series. Like seriously... You guys can't be this retarded to not even be able to comprehend why many people complain about Lightning's new found sexyness.
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UltimateMaster  +   324d ago
Lightningstruck and shook me all night long.
Aleithian  +   324d ago
@wishingW3L

Jealousy and envy.
DragonKnight  +   324d ago
@cleft5: "and it is clear that they are making smart changes that realign this series with what one traditionally expects of a FF game."

What part of Lightning Returns is like ANY other FF game besides 13 and 13-2? None of it, that's what.
knockknockannefrank  +   323d ago
@Ripsta7th

i agree it was more about the story overall but that didn't stop them from giving tifa huge boobs in the first final fantasy game they had 3d models in...

the difference with lightning returns is that the FFXIII trilogy has been very mediocre in terms of story and gameplay and they need something like sexual themes to help move software.

FF7 the boobs weren't really the selling point. but for lightning returns the boobs and sexy outfits are the most ive heard about the game in the the past month
Irishguy95  +   324d ago
I came into this article looking for Lightnings tits, I am sorely disappointed.
ThanatosDMC  +   324d ago
Same here. The thumbnail pic isnt even on the link. Lame.
xXxSeTTriPxXx  +   324d ago
You clever bastard :)...
SegaGamer  +   323d ago
It's not real.
SaulGoodman  +   323d ago
Neither is Sega but who cares?
WitWolfy  +   324d ago | Well said
*face palm*

Man this is pathetic... I hate when studios go this low just to market a game nobody wants.
Heisenburger  +   324d ago
I want this game, just not at full asking price. This isn't Kingdom Hearts buddy, no nobodies around here.
UltimateMaster  +   324d ago
I am getting this game day one.
So that I can get the Cloud outfit.
To then resell it back to Gamestop.
Then wait till the price is at 10$...
SaulGoodman  +   323d ago
Walt, as your lawyer I advise you to wait until 3 months after the game is released then buy it.
AznGaara  +   324d ago
No lie.. thats some good photoshop lol.
Aleithian  +   324d ago
I want the game. And I welcome Lightning's new look. In fact, I wholly support it and the presentation of the game's sexiness. Sexiness is something to be cherished and pursued, not something to be hidden and opposed due to the jealousy and envy of some.
KonsoruMasuta  +   324d ago
This article brings up a good point. I think.......

*Looks at the picture of Lightning submitted with the article*

Uhhh.... I have... I have to go handle something real quick.
cleft5  +   324d ago
The article brings up some interesting points, but the fact that this picture is being used in order to get more attention to the article, even if it is being done in a poetic sense, actually contradicts what the writer is saying.
DragonKnight  +   324d ago
Because Lightning's boob jiggle isn't as bad a contradiction.
SonyNGP  +   324d ago
I honestly don't know how I should feel about this :/
UltimateMaster  +   324d ago
Well, at least you're questioning your sexual orientation. That's a start... I guess.

Either way, Sex Sells.
Right Tifa?
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Broburger  +   324d ago
upgraded to D-cup + jiggle = nice
KonsoruMasuta  +   324d ago
Exactly. In what world are bigger boobs considered a negative?
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maximus1985  +   324d ago
When you know you've run out of ideas, "quick take her dignity since we're low on it anyways"
Hicken  +   324d ago
Except the game is full of ideas that haven't been seen in the franchise before. So that doesn't work.

Got some other poorly-constructed critique?
MidnytRain  +   324d ago
maximus1985

rolf +bubbles
DragonKnight  +   324d ago
@Hicken: They may not be out of ideas, but they are out of good ones.
chrissx  +   324d ago
As long as she's sexy and can kick ass and has a good story,I'm fine with that.
Ripsta7th  +   324d ago
Hmmm now i know why Square Enix went into this direction... smh
skydragoonity  +   324d ago
Nothing new in a sexy protagonist.
chikane  +   324d ago
and yet Vanille is still the sexiest in the 13 universe..
Bhuahahaha  +   324d ago
nope its jihl nabaat and chocolina
fsfsxii  +   324d ago
Too bad Jihl didn't last long.
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   324d ago
Fang is the sexiest.
NarooN  +   324d ago
Vanille? Seriously?
Hicken  +   323d ago
Vanille would be second to me, after Jihl. I'd almost forgotten her, because she doesn't get a lot of screen time.
Kydawg  +   324d ago
Dude, what about Fran from final fantasy 12? She's a playboy bunny and comes installed with the ears.
Misaka_x_Touma  +   324d ago
meh like Love Lightning but I don't like her games cause they make her look lame.
fsfsxii  +   324d ago
lol, had to read the title in Goodman's voice.
Inception  +   324d ago
mmm...that Lightning...mmm...breast :3

OT. Well it's a good article and it's funny when some people bitching about sexism because Lightning breast got bigger & jiggle. FF already had this fan service long long way before Lightning got bigger boobs. Like the writer mention with Tifa (holy f*kin big boobs), the trio Yu-Ri-Pa in X-2, or Ashe...princess with a super duper mini skirt. Even i can 'tell' that Rydia boobs got jiggle from those 16 bit sprite and Amano artwork :P

But Square also balance that with fan service for girls, which you can saw how good looking the male protagonist.

Still, don't understand what the fuss behind Lightning bigger boobs & jigle. Maybe people this days just loved to complaining eh?
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wishingW3L  +   324d ago
is not the same thing dude, here they changed her breast size to make it jiggle after 2 games because they are freaking desperate!
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Inception  +   324d ago
Maybe they're freaking desperate, but this is the last hurrah for XIII. So it's natural if SE want to go out with a bang by giving some fans service to Lightning / XIII fans.

Though, i myself don't like Lightning / XIII, but let the fans have some fun with their favorite series for the last time. It doesn't hurt us to do that right, instead of complaining and bitching all day?
DragonKnight  +   324d ago
@Inception: "FF already had this fan service long long way before Lightning got bigger boobs."

It's not fan service. Unless you're a fan of boobs, but that's separate from being an FF fan. Tifa was the first big chest FF female character, and that was the 7th game. So how is that fan service?

The problem is that Lightning was an adult in FF13, which meant she stopped developing physically. Not only is it an act of desperation to make her boobs bigger and jiggle, it's also a biological impossibility. Are they going to explain how Lightning was unhappy with her boob size and decided to get implants?
Inception  +   324d ago
Do you ever saw Yoshitaka Amano artworks for classic FF pre-FF VII? He draw Shiva with skimpy outfit, sometimes nude. Or do you ever see Amano artwork for Barbariccia in FF IV? Yup, less clothes than Lightning ever wear in her games. That's why i said FF already had fans service for years ago.

And you should understand the meaning of 'Fans service' in japanese entertainment is surely not only for boobs. Also, i already mention Yu-Ri-Pa in X-2 or Ashe in XII, just like the writer said in the article.

"The problem is that Lightning was an adult in FF13, which meant she stopped developing physically. Not only is it an act of desperation to make her boobs bigger and jiggle, it's also a biological impossibility. Are they going to explain how Lightning was unhappy with her boob size and decided to get implants?"

Fans service. Nuff said. If you had big problem with this than deal with it.
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DragonKnight  +   324d ago
"Do you ever saw Yoshitaka Amano artworks for classic FF pre-FF VII? He draw Shiva with skimpy outfit, sometimes nude. Or do you ever see Amano artwork for Barbariccia in FF IV? Yup, less clothes than Lightning ever wear in her games. That's why i said FF already had fans service for years ago."

I've seen all of his artwork, and even the Goddesses in FFVI which were different in Japan (more scantily clad, semi-nude) than in North America, but that's not fan service. Fan service is when themes that the fans enjoy are used and re-used in future projects. In FF's case that would be Cid, Chocobos, Cactuar and the like. There are more instances of that then there are of scantily clad women.

"Also, i already mention Yu-Ri-Pa in X-2 or Ashe in XII, just like the writer said in the article."

Yu-Ri-Pa are hardly sexy fan service in the same sense that you are attributing it to Lightning. They played dressup, and the Lady Luck Dressphere was probably the most revealing, but there wasn't any boob jiggle and, more importantly, that wasn't the focus of the game. FFX-2 was originally going to be a prequel to FFX but Toriyama changed his mind because he thought that would be too traditional. It had nothing to do with fan service.

"Fans service. Nuff said. If you had big problem with this than deal with it."

More like desperation, which is something you're going to have to deal with a lot considering SE are running FF into the ground with it.
Inception  +   323d ago
"I've seen all of his artwork, and even the Goddesses in FFVI which were different in Japan (more scantily clad, semi-nude) than in North America, but that's not fan service."

That's also fans service, especially for Amano fans who love his artwork in FF.

"Fan service is when themes that the fans enjoy are used and re-used in future projects. In FF's case that would be Cid, Chocobos, Cactuar and the like. There are more instances of that then there are of scantily clad women."

Yes, Cid, Chocobos, or Cactuar and the like are fans service. But so was Shiva with skimpy outfit. They re-used Shiva with skimpy outfit model for future FF (just look at Shiva's model in FF IV,V,VI,VII,VIII,etc). If you think fans service in FF only consist of Cid, Chocobo, or Cactuar than you still don't know much about FF.

"Yu-Ri-Pa are hardly sexy fan service in the same sense that you are attributing it to Lightning. They played dressup, and the Lady Luck Dressphere was probably the most revealing, but there wasn't any boob jiggle and, more importantly, that wasn't the focus of the game. FFX-2 was originally going to be a prequel to FFX but Toriyama changed his mind because he thought that would be too traditional. It had nothing to do with fan service."

Lol you contradicting yourself. Guess you never saw the onsen scene for Yuna and Rikku (with Paine). And that's one sexy fans service :3

Even though Yuna and Riku boobs not jiggle in X-2, but they still show more of cleavage & skin with the dress-sphere compare to what Yuna and Rikku wearing in X. That's roughly the same with what they did with Lightning in Lightning Returns and all of her clothes.

And who say Lightning boobs is the focus of Lightning Returns?

"More like desperation, which is something you're going to have to deal with a lot considering SE are running FF into the ground with it."

Wow you doesn't make any sense. What's that have to do with SE ruining FF, when SE already did lot of fans service in the past? Talk about a deep blind hatred eh?
DragonKnight  +   323d ago
*facepalm* For the last time, it's not fan service. Fan service implies that there is demand, or a way to notice that that's what fans expect or want out of something. No one demanded "sexiness" out of Final Fantasy. Again, it's not fan service. Learn what fan service is before you use it in an argument.

Also, it's "you DON'T make sense" not "you doesn't make sense."
Keregan  +   324d ago
Come on Square release this game already so will be finally done with this shitty serie once and for all
Gardenia  +   324d ago
Play FFVI VII, VIII and IX and then realize that Final Fantasy is not what it was anymore. It's a shame really
AznGaara  +   324d ago
I replayed Chorno Trigger and realized Square isn't what it was anymore.
wannabe gamer  +   324d ago
i think the pic here on N4G is skewing what the content of the article is. ppl are seeing this pic and just jumping all over the place in different directions when it isnt even a pic shown on the site with the article. N4G adding its own click bait
SaulGoodman  +   323d ago
Don"t be jealous! Envy is a sin you know.
Chrisgamerguy  +   324d ago
I want to suck on her tits
Benjammin25  +   324d ago
Whoa there dude. There's such a thing as being too classy, you know.
P.S Lightning is fudging hot.
dcj0524  +   324d ago
You're straight forward I see .
assdan  +   324d ago
I can't believe they took one of the best female characters in any game to date and turned her into just another sexy female game character with huge tits. I feel like they were big enough in the first game, but whatever. Square Enix should be embarrassed. Correction, they should be embarrassed if it weren't for the fact that their games were designed by 14 year old boys.
dmitrijs88  +   324d ago
Japanese dont get embarassed about such things.
wishingW3L  +   324d ago
you mean the "filthy otakus" don't get embarassed because Japan as a country are very strict with their stuff to the point that even porn is censored.
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Inception  +   324d ago
@assdan

I don't like Lightning before / after the boob job. But your reaction about this matter are like a 14 year old kid.

FYI, Tifa Lockheart, one of the best female characters in FF / video game history also had big tits. And Tifa appear long long ago before Lightning got the boob job. Lara Croft also had huge tits but that doesn't degrade her character.

But it's ridiculous when some people looking at big tits and reacted like that's a huge sin. You should ask God why he created woman with a nice body.
IcicleTrepan  +   324d ago
Have you seen any recent hollywood movie? lol
Jord911  +   324d ago
pretty spot on photoshopping skills

http://www.pulsarecard.com/...
tanookisuit  +   324d ago
WOW... lol. Thanks though for the original pic.
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DragonKnight  +   324d ago
Now that I've seen the original picture, that photoshopped one actually looks terrible.
KonsoruMasuta  +   324d ago
Why?! Why did you have to ruin the image for me?! Now the photoshopped image doesn't look right anymore!
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Kydawg  +   323d ago
You've just made 1000+ peckers shrink faster then Betty White in the wintertime. @UKilledIt
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Agent_hitman  +   324d ago
This is a great news since I'm a fan of Lightning as well.
Ashlen  +   324d ago
I actually read the article. It's not bad, makes some points and some counter points. All in all it was fair and balanced.
FantasyStar  +   324d ago
Holy shit. Someone actually read it. That's worthy of a bubble+.
Homicide  +   324d ago
But will it use the sixaxis feature?
Jagsrock  +   323d ago
I keep reading about the jiggle physics they added but ive yet to even see them jiggle in a vid.

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