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Submitted by HectorSalemanca 698d ago | opinion piece

Lightning Returns to Sexy

Square-Enix still considers one of Lightning’s most important features to be her sexuality. (Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, PS3, Square Enix, Xbox 360)

FRAKISTAN   698d ago | Spam
SaulGoodman  +   698d ago
Don't mean to go off topic (I love sexy Lightning) but who is this MariaHelFutura everyone talks about?
ShugaCane  +   698d ago
A Sony fanboy. Or fangirl. Let's say troll, it's genderless.

http://n4g.com/user/home/ma...
HectorSalemanca  +   698d ago
Oh, I was wondering that too. Thought he/she got banned or something but I see he/she is still on the site. Ignored by a lot of people I see, I hate trolls.
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devwan  +   698d ago
@ShugaCane

Reported for personal attack.
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ShugaCane  +   698d ago
@devwan

Lol what did you smoke, seriously. I didn't attacked anyone.
fsfsxii  +   697d ago
Though trolls on this site only exist in XB1 vs PS4.
I'm glad she's gone. The less trolls the better
SaulGoodman  +   698d ago
Thanks ShugaCane, I'll try and steer clear of Maria.
@HectorSalemanca
Are you following me? Lol.
Heisenburger  +   697d ago
My advice to you would be to tread lightly.

Better call Saul!
Maddens Raiders  +   697d ago
Haha Saul Goodman Hector, Salemanca and the other Johnnie-come-lately douches posting here with Breaking Bad avatars have about 40 comments between them.

Brand new trolls, asking questions and acting coy - calling out other "trolls". Gotta love it.
Kydawg  +   696d ago
Don't worry, they were my friends that I turned onto this site and we thought it would be funny to be characters from Breaking Bad. They never posted offensive comments or "trolled" but they're all banned now, and dont see a reason to come back, so no more "trolls". I don't really care though, I like N4G.
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360ICE  +   698d ago
Hey, it was Lightning's own choice. Somehow.
Godmars290  +   698d ago
Seeing how she's a fictional character who exists at the whim of an author, you're right in that regard...?
360ICE  +   698d ago
I always am. She ought to assume responsibility for her actions.
yewles1  +   698d ago
"When male characters are put in the same sort of poses, the absurdity is fully revealed."

NOT FOR FEMALE AND/OR MALE HOMOSEXUAL FANS, YOU SINGLE MINDED TWIT!!!
360ICE  +   698d ago
Yeah, actually I think it would. But that's because these poses are meant to display feminine qualities.

It'd be weird if female characters were to do the same poses that Edward from Twillight does too. Or if they were to be incredibly muscly.

Twillight IS kind of every girl's dream. And Transformers is every guy's dream. Also, they're non-sensical and incoherent so you can tell that they're based on dreams.
MKDA_Scorpion  +   698d ago
Transformers is every guys dream? Maybe if you're five years old and don't know what a decent movie is. Michael Bay is a terrible director with the exception of Bad Boys which is good in its own way.

Oh, you said Twilight is every girl's dream. You're right. GIRLS dream. Not every woman's dream. Because only little girls that have no taste like Twilight, but before I go off-topic due to a retarded post.

Lightning Returns will be a good game, and Square Enix looks like they have got their stuff together. Yes Hitman Absolution was terrible. Yes Deus Ex Human Revolution could have been better and yes they could have quit making FF13 sequels.

But it seems that SE has made up for 13-1 with 13-2, as well as finally showing the world that FFV13 is still alive and KH3 is being developed as we speak.
360ICE  +   698d ago
No one is saying that the movie's execution is every guy's dream. I'm saying that the concept is. Of course, I'm not saying that boys's dreams are directed by Michael Bay.

Is it strictly speaking every single guy's dream? No. It's more a turn of phrase, to point out that it has many elements that really speak to guys.

Why do you think these movies sell like they do? Because they're cynically marketed very directly at males or females. That was my point.
Transformers has huge machines, explosions and Megan Fox (at least used to) and Twillight has dominant, strong and protective males. Do you disagree with this being what males and females want? Well, take a look their box office performance and the demographics of their movie-goers.

Btw, what you think of Squarenix's direction is actually more off-topic than replying to someone who's discussing elements of the article.
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Blacktric  +   698d ago
"Males can't pull off the same generic sexy poses female models usually give during photoshoots, therefore this whole thing is sexist."

w-what?

"And Transformers is every guy's dream."

Not really, no.
360ICE  +   698d ago
Do you honestly not want to fight alongside giant robots with Megan Fox? Or some variation of that?
SlyFamous02  +   698d ago
I wonder how many guys are going to click just to get a better look at that pic in the top right? I know I did.
paul-p1988  +   698d ago
And then get disappointed because it showed a different pic on the main page.... yup, me too lol
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PickAShoe  +   698d ago
typing one hand is hard
HectorSalemanca  +   698d ago
Lmao!
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-wub-  +   698d ago
Them titties is fake.
dcj0524  +   698d ago
I liked the old lighting. If it's like her but with bigger boobs whats not to like?
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aiBreeze  +   698d ago
Well if nothing else, it helps takes attention away from the criticism from many long time FF fans who are sick to death of FF13 and sequels.
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ApolloTheBoss  +   698d ago
Great. Now I gotta Rule 34 Lightning because of that pic. Thanks a lot, man. I hope you're happy.
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Godmars290  +   698d ago
The - first - thing is that when first introduced, Lightning wasn't a sexualized character. She was just a female character in a serious situation, and a panned game.

For whatever reason Square decided to continue what became "her" story though she wasn't the main or even a playable character in a second segment which was more about franchise pandering.

Now for what's suppose to be the final installment in her story she's been needlessly sexualized with even more pointless costume changes while still being in what is suppose to be a serious situation.

At some point, once upon a time, the FF series tried to recognize its international audience. The excuse for FF13's general and linear mechanics were to "appeal to a wider market". And yet now for the 3rd game they've resorted to pandering to J-fans and fetishist.

For those who want to play this game please enjoy, just don't come into articles how good it is and everyone should play it should it sell worse than FF13-2. Accept that not everyone wants to see constant out-of-context jiggling in their JRPGs.
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GenericNameHere  +   698d ago
Who drew that pic? Is that you, Toriyama??!! Stop with your Lightning fetish, darn it!

Keeding. Even though Lightning Returns is already being plagued with costume DLCs way before release, Japan is the core target here. Japanese gamers still like Lightning, and while I'm not sure if she's still the favorite, she did win or at least ranked in one of the highest in a FF main character popularity poll.
Hicken  +   696d ago
And I'm fine with it. I find that my tastes tend to be similar to that of the average Japanese gamer.

In any case, it seems like people like to focus on unimportant stuff and make big deals out of em, rather than paying attention to the important things.
mydyingparadiselost  +   698d ago
I think Square is confusing the type of 'Fantasy' we've all been looking for. I still want to play the game though, it's not like she's wearing clamshells doing sick rhythmic hump attacks to big men wearing spandex......... that's saved for the dlc....
HectorSalemanca  +   698d ago
Sorry guys, the powers that be changed the pic to this awesome? one.
SaulGoodman  +   698d ago
No, not at all. The other one was much better! Guess the powers that be are afraid of hot girls and nice boobs, or they were jealous your article was doing so good so they took away the best thing going for it, sex appeal. Sad because the article is about Lightning being sexy.
rataranian  +   697d ago
Still not buying it.
Majin-vegeta  +   697d ago
"When male characters are put in the same sort of poses, the absurdity is fully revealed."

I disagree just looke at the avengers.

http://reelgirl.com/wp-cont...

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